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'Cuz' Examines The Tragic Life And Death Of A Young Black Man In LA

NPR Top Stories - September 20, 2017 - 8:52am

Danielle Allen's memoir centers on her cousin Michael, who was sentenced to a long prison term for carjacking when he was 15. Three years after his release, he was found shot to death in a parked car.

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How 3 Rickshaws Won A Million Dollar Prize

NPR Top Stories - September 20, 2017 - 8:49am

The members of the winning team, who met at Rutgers University, piloted a transportation service aimed at the refugees in the world's largest slum.

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WATCH: Jimmy Kimmel Blasts GOP Health Bill, Says It Fails The 'Jimmy Kimmel Test'

NPR Top Stories - September 20, 2017 - 7:34am

After GOP Sen. Bill Cassidy invoked the late night host's name, Kimmel went after him and the Republican health care bill, pulling it apart point by point for an audience that might not normally care.

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2016 Voter Turnout Dropped At HBCUs, Climbed At Women's Colleges, Study Finds

NPR Top Stories - September 20, 2017 - 7:17am

Voter turnout was up among college students by more than the nation as a whole in the last election, a Tufts University report says. But that turnout varied greatly across different types of colleges.

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Mexico Combs The Rubble For Survivors After Earthquake Kills At Least 225

NPR Top Stories - September 20, 2017 - 7:16am

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake ravaged Central Mexico on Tuesday, leaving victims across Mexico City and five states. Rescue workers dug through the night to find signs of life amid the debris.

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Lessons From Katrina: How Restaurants Can Be Beacons In A Catastrophe

NPR Top Stories - September 20, 2017 - 6:00am

In good times, restaurants do more than furnish meals. They also provide a place to bring people together. As Louisiana knows all too well, that's what makes them so vital during the worst times, too.

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Top Stories: Hurricane Maria Hits Puerto Rico; Senate GOP's Health Care Bill

NPR Top Stories - September 20, 2017 - 5:49am

Also: Earthquake rescue work continues in Mexico; Kenyan justices explain why they nullified a presidential election; and Major League Baseball sets a new season record for home runs.

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Bemoaning Budget Cuts, Health Care Navigators Say Feds Don't Get It

NPR Top Stories - September 20, 2017 - 3:30am

The federal government has sharply cut funding to groups that help people enroll in health plans. But the groups say federal officials don't understand how much help and follow-up some people need.

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Reports Indicate Hurricane Maria May Have Knocked Out Power To All Of Puerto Rico

NPR Top Stories - September 20, 2017 - 3:30am

The storm is the strongest hurricane to have hit the island in decades. The head of Puerto Rico's emergency management agency says Maria may have knocked out critical high-voltage power lines.

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The Department Of Education Cuts Off A Student Loan Watchdog

NPR Top Stories - September 20, 2017 - 2:18am

The Education Department has terminated two agreements with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Here's why that matters.

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Global Plan To Streamline 'Use By' Food Labels Aims To Cut Food Waste

NPR Top Stories - September 20, 2017 - 2:00am

Confusion over "sell by" and "use by" dates is one reason why billions of tons of food are tossed each year. A new global initiative of food giants, including Walmart and Nestle, aims to tackle that.

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Who Controls Think Tanks? Shift In Funding Highlights Changes In The Industry

NPR Top Stories - September 20, 2017 - 1:10am

Increasingly, wealthy business people are funding think tanks. As one political scientist notes, they tend to "want to know exactly what they're getting for their dollars' worth."

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How Rick Santorum Got A Haircut And Revived The GOP's Obamacare Repeal Effort

NPR Top Stories - September 20, 2017 - 1:01am

Among the many surprises in the latest push to repeal Obamacare is the key role being played by the former Republican presidential candidate from Pennsylvania — who left the Senate a decade ago.

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Who Can Really 'Drain The Swamp'? Alabama GOP Primary Race Pits Trump Against Bannon

NPR Top Stories - September 20, 2017 - 1:00am

Sen. Luther Strange hopes a visit Friday by President Trump can help him win next Tuesday's GOP runoff. But "Ten Commandments" Judge Roy Moore is trying to claim the true conservative mantle.

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Once Teased For Her Love Of Bugs, 8-Year-Old Co-Authors Scientific Paper

NPR Top Stories - September 19, 2017 - 7:29pm

Sophia Spencer was extremely fond of bugs, especially grasshoppers. Her peers didn't always appreciate her interest. Entomologists on Twitter, on the other hand, were huge fans of her passion.

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Equifax Confirms Another 'Security Incident'

NPR Top Stories - September 19, 2017 - 5:46pm

Equifax is already struggling to retain public trust after it waited at least a month to disclose a cyberattack that potentially impacted the personal information of millions of people.

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Tell Us Your Maria Story

NPR Top Stories - September 19, 2017 - 2:48pm

NPR is working to bring you the latest news about Hurricane Maria, which is striking Caribbean islands already working to recover from Hurricane Irma.

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After Trump's U.N. Speech, Some Senators Look To Reinforce War Powers

NPR Top Stories - September 19, 2017 - 2:45pm

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker says his committee is considering narrowing the president's ability to launch wars without congressional approval.

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Fox News Fights Back On Lawsuit Filed Over Seth Rich Story

NPR Top Stories - September 19, 2017 - 1:53pm

Fox News denies that a source in its story about Rich's murder was defamed. Rod Wheeler alleges the network put words in his mouth to prop up what he characterized as a fraudulent story.

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Trump, And Most Black College Presidents, Absent From Annual Meeting

NPR Top Stories - September 19, 2017 - 1:41pm

This week the White House hosted historically black colleges and universities. But many HBCU presidents stayed away, arguing that the administration is not interested in the issues HBCUs face.

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