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Rick Gates, Paul Manafort's Business Partner, Expected To Plead Guilty

NPR Top Stories - February 23, 2018 - 8:00am

A federal grand jury unveiled a new indictment on Thursday that increased the number of charges, but Gates has decided to stop fighting the case.

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PHOTOS: Myanmar Apparently Razing Remains Of Rohingya Villages

NPR Top Stories - February 23, 2018 - 7:19am

Satellite images reveal barren landscapes where villages stood just months ago, before Myanmar began its brutal crackdown. Activists fear officials are destroying the crime scenes of mass atrocities.

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UNICEF Official Quits After Inappropriate Behavior Allegations

NPR Top Stories - February 23, 2018 - 6:46am

"I am resigning because of the danger of damaging both UNICEF and Save the Children and our wider cause," Justin Forsyth wrote. Three women made complaints about him earlier at Save the Children.

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Exiles In Their Country, Crimean Dissidents Resist Russian Rule

NPR Top Stories - February 23, 2018 - 6:18am

Crimeans who criticize Russia's annexation of their peninsula have a difficult road ahead, and say dozens have been jailed or have had to flee to other parts of Ukraine.

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California Water Agency Officials Charged With Burying Hazardous Waste And Corruption

NPR Top Stories - February 23, 2018 - 4:24am

California's attorney general has charged former and current employees with illegally burying drums filled with toxic chemicals and using public money for personal items.

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2nd Russian Olympian Fails A Doping Test At Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

NPR Top Stories - February 23, 2018 - 4:09am

Nadezhda Sergeeva, a bobsled athlete, failed a drug test for a banned heart drug, the Russian Bobsled Federation announced on Friday.

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What It's Like to Visit Russia's 'Sports House' At The Pyeongchang Olympics

NPR Top Stories - February 23, 2018 - 4:08am

In the shadow of a doping scandal, Russian athletes, friends and fans are gathering at a hospitality venue during the Winter Games. "No alcohol," a man at the door warns visitors.

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Florida Prohibits Municipalities From Enacting Gun-Control Laws

NPR Top Stories - February 23, 2018 - 2:06am

Rachel Martin talks to South Miami Mayor Phil Stoddard who wants to pass gun control measures in his city following last week's mass shooting, but Florida law prohibits local firearm regulations.

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Trump Trade Action Could Boost Steel And Aluminum Makers, Hurt Other Industries

NPR Top Stories - February 23, 2018 - 2:05am

President Trump is weighing tariffs or quotas on steel and aluminum imports. But a backlash is brewing by aerospace companies and other manufacturers, who say such moves will drive up costs.

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Finding Strength In Shared Stories Of Childhood Sexual Abuse

NPR Top Stories - February 23, 2018 - 2:05am

In a StoryCorps conversation, two women who attended the New Bethany Home for Girls in Louisiana talk about the abuse they say they experienced there and how it affected them years later.

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New Report Finds Climate Change Could Take A $1 Billion Bite From Winter Sports

NPR Top Stories - February 22, 2018 - 10:12pm

As the climate warms, a new report finds that low-snow years like this one can cost the U.S. winter sports industry up to $1 billion. That can bring economic pain well beyond ski resorts.

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Amnesty International Finds Human Rights Deteriorating Around The World

NPR Top Stories - February 22, 2018 - 8:55pm

The group's annual report claims that increasingly world leaders are "undermining the rights of millions." It sees a "feeble response" to crimes against humanity from Syria to South Sudan.

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Zagitova Edges Medvedeva To Win Figure Skating Gold At Pyeongchang Olympics

NPR Top Stories - February 22, 2018 - 7:31pm

It's the first gold medal for the Olympic Athlete from Russia team. The three Americans in the field — Mirai Nagasu, Karen Chen, and Bradie Tennell — fell short of the podium.

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Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens Indicted On A Charge Of Felony Invasion Of Privacy

NPR Top Stories - February 22, 2018 - 7:03pm

The first-term Republican governor is alleged to have photographed a semi-nude woman with whom he had an affair and threatened to publish it if she exposed their relationship.

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South Korean Speedskaters Left A Teammate Behind, Now Fans Want Them Off The Team

NPR Top Stories - February 22, 2018 - 6:29pm

The speedskaters face public outrage for their unsportsmanlike behavior in a race, that left one member sobbing on the sidelines. A petition demands that they be expelled.

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Trump Appears To Read From The NRA's Script Hours After The Gun Lobby Chief's Speech

NPR Top Stories - February 22, 2018 - 6:19pm

The president held another meeting on the subject of school safety after last week's after 17 people were killed last week in a shooting at a Florida high school.

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Iran May Follow Venezuela In Launching Its Own Cryptocurrency

NPR Top Stories - February 22, 2018 - 5:33pm

The move, announced by a government official in a tweet on Wednesday, raised fears of rogue states using virtual currencies to evade sanctions.

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Florida School Cop Took No Action During Last Week's Fatal Shooting

NPR Top Stories - February 22, 2018 - 5:11pm

Broward Sheriff Scott Israel says he is "devastated" by video footage of his armed deputy standing outside the school doing "nothing" during the shootings of students and faculty members.

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The Rev. Billy Graham's Casket Will 'Lie In Honor' At The Capitol

NPR Top Stories - February 22, 2018 - 4:06pm

It is a rare distinction bestowed on only a handful of civilians. For two days Americans will be welcome to pay their respects to the beloved Evangelical pastor. He will be buried in North Carolina.

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West Virginia's Teachers Walk Off The Job, Protesting Low Pay And Benefit Cuts

NPR Top Stories - February 22, 2018 - 3:58pm

Teachers formed picket lines and descended on the state Capitol to demand higher salaries and better insurance. The state has some of the lowest teacher pay in the country.

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