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Turkey Says Trump Promises To Stop Arming Kurds In Syria

NPR Top Stories - 1 hour 48 min ago

The U.S. policy of supporting the Kurds in Syria has been a sticking point in U.S.-Turkey relations. The White House cited "pending adjustments" to military support provided to U.S. partners in Syria.

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Why 'Star Wars Battlefront II' Is Creating Such A Big Debate In The Gaming World

NPR Top Stories - 2 hours 14 min ago

Star Wars Battlefront II has created a massive debate within the world of gaming about in-game purchases, and now officials in Belgium and a representative from Hawaii are likening its in-game economy to gambling. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks to Allegra Frank of the video game news site Polygon about the game's controversial "loot-crate" system.

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Has The Black Friday Madness Been Tamed?

NPR Top Stories - 2 hours 14 min ago

NPR's Sonari Glinton has been out observing the state of retail sales in Los Angeles on Black Friday. He tells NPR's Elise Hu what he's discovered in the huge after Thanksgiving sales.

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German Government Trying To Bring Back Children Who Ended Up With ISIS

NPR Top Stories - 2 hours 14 min ago

The German Foreign Ministry is trying to negotiate the return of German children who ended up with ISIS through no fault of their own. Some of the children were taken to Iraq and Syria by their German parents, while others were born there.

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Iraqi Authorities Trying To Deal With A Complicated Legacy Of ISIS Fighters

NPR Top Stories - 2 hours 14 min ago

Many foreign ISIS families are in the process of being moved to Baghdad as Iraq works to persuade countries like Russia and Turkey, to take back foreign wives and children of ISIS fighters.

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How People Are Grappling With Art From 'Monstrous Men'

NPR Top Stories - 2 hours 14 min ago

After filmmakers, actors, or musicians are accused of sexual assault or other misdeeds, how should we think about their work? NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with author Claire Dederer, who considers the question in an essay for The Paris Review: "What Do We Do with the Art of Monstrous Men?"

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Pope Francis To Visit Myanmar And Bangladesh Amid Rohingya Crisis

NPR Top Stories - 2 hours 14 min ago

Pope Francis is wading into the controversial Rohingya crisis with his upcoming trip to Myanmar and Bangladesh. Among those he will visit is Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been heavily criticized for not denouncing Myanmar's military crackdown on the Muslim minority.

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Emmerson Mnangagwa Sworn In As Zimbabwe's New Leader

NPR Top Stories - 2 hours 14 min ago

After 37 years of governance under President Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe has a new leader. Emmerson Mnangagwa was sworn in today amid celebration and hopes that he can repair the country's depressed economy.

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Deadly Attack In Egypt Leaves At Least 235 Dead

NPR Top Stories - 2 hours 14 min ago

At least 235 people were killed in Egypt today as the country experienced its deadliest terror attack ever. A Sufi mosque in the Sinai Peninsula was bombed during Friday prayers — and attackers sprayed worshippers with gunfire. NPR's Elise Hu speaks with AFP's Samer Al-Atrush about the aftermath.

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Will Michael Flynn Start Cooperating With Special Counsel Investigation?

NPR Top Stories - 2 hours 14 min ago

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with David Brooks of The New York Times and Kimberly Atkins, chief Washington reporter and columnist for the Boston Herald, about Michael Flynn, sexual harassment allegations in Congress and tax legislation.

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Flynn's Lawyers Will No Longer Share Information With Trump Legal Team

NPR Top Stories - 2 hours 14 min ago

Lawyers for Michael Flynn, President Trump's former national security adviser, will no longer discuss the special counsel's investigation with the president's legal team. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Susan Hennessey of Lawfare about what this means for the Mueller investigation.

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Zimbabwe Swears In A New President, In The First Transfer Of Power Since Independence

NPR Top Stories - 7 hours 10 min ago

Emmerson Mnangagwa, whose firing by now-ousted President Robert Mugabe prompted military intervention, promises to change the government's culture after years of corruption and economic trouble.

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Less Waste, More Taste: A Master Chef Reimagines Thanksgiving Leftovers

NPR Top Stories - 7 hours 39 min ago

Over this Thanksgiving week, Americans will toss almost 200 million pounds of turkey alone. Massimo Bottura helps us fight food waste by showing us how to turn leftovers into a world-class new meal.

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Mosque Attack In Egypt's Sinai Kills At Least 235

NPR Top Stories - 9 hours 23 min ago

At least 235 people died in the bombing and shooting attack by assailants against a mosque in the Sinai Peninsula during Friday prayers.

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To Save Water, Should You Wash Your Hands Of Hand Washing Dishes?

NPR Top Stories - 10 hours 46 min ago

The sustainable choice between the dishwasher and a manual scrub-down may just boil down to your washing style — but it's hard to beat today's efficient machines.

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Myanmar, Bangladesh Announce Tentative Deal To Repatriate Rohingya Refugees

NPR Top Stories - November 23, 2017 - 4:59am

Myanmar says it is ready to accept refugees back into the country, but many details of the deal are unclear.

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The Yam That Deserves To Win The Internet

NPR Top Stories - November 23, 2017 - 4:00am

It's one of many varieties in Madagascar that are being studied as part of a project to bring better nutrition to people. And no, it's not the same as a sweet potato.

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Female Safari Guide: 'I Am A Lady But I Am Telling You, I Am Capable'

NPR Top Stories - November 23, 2017 - 4:00am

If Lucy Nabiki Takona passes the silver guiding exam this month, she will be only the second Maasai woman to reach this level.

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How The U.S. Defines Race And Ethnicity May Change Under Trump

NPR Top Stories - November 23, 2017 - 3:44am

The Trump administration is considering asking about race and ethnicity in a radical new way on the 2020 Census. It could have far-reaching implications for redistricting and anti-discrimination laws.

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For Many Native Americans, Fall Is The Least Wonderful Time Of The Year

NPR Top Stories - November 23, 2017 - 3:23am

"Fall is the annual middle finger this country gives Native Americans," says one member of the Oglala Lakota nation.

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