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Poll: Economists Unanimous That Debt Would Balloon Under GOP Tax Plan

NPR Top Stories - November 23, 2017 - 3:01am

A poll found that 38 economists agree the GOP tax plan will not pay for itself through growth. In fact, they're doubtful that growth will happen anyway.

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This Thanksgiving A Majority Would Prefer To Hold The Side Of Political Talk

NPR Top Stories - November 23, 2017 - 3:00am

In the latest NPR Politics Podcast, we explain why Democrats and Republicans are feeling so differently about the inevitable talk of politics during the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Adult Siblings Can Make Our Lives Healthier And Happier

NPR Top Stories - November 23, 2017 - 3:00am

Our sibling relationships are the longest-lasting family ties we have, and can help us weather the pains and challenges of adulthood, including illness and the death of parents.

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'Just Time Together': For Some Workers, A Thanksgiving Off Is A Rare Treat

NPR Top Stories - November 23, 2017 - 2:05am

For millions of Americans working in retail, Thanksgiving is the start to the most intense stretch of the year. One woman shares the story of her first Thanksgiving without a work shift in 23 years.

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Search Continues For Missing Sailors After Navy Plane Crash In Philippine Sea

NPR Top Stories - November 23, 2017 - 12:02am

Three sailors are still missing after the C-2A Greyhound transport plane went down on Wednesday. Eight others have been rescued.

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Federal Judge Blocks New Texas Anti-Abortion Law

NPR Top Stories - November 22, 2017 - 5:56pm

Texas sought to ban a common procedure for ending second-term pregnancies. Courts in four other states have blocked similar laws.

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After Default, Venezuela's Fiscal Woes Spiral While Prosecutors Focus On Corruption

NPR Top Stories - November 22, 2017 - 2:44pm

After months of popular unrest, President Nicolas Maduro appears to have cemented his grip on power. But the towering economic troubles that helped inspire that unrest are only getting worse.

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Retailers To Online Shoppers: Be Patient With Delivery, Get Perks

NPR Top Stories - November 22, 2017 - 2:34pm

In reaction to a recent decision by UPS to add a peak holiday delivery surcharge, some retailers are adding rewards and discounts for customers who choose "no hurry" slower delivery options.

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Trump Organization Cuts Ties To Controversial SoHo Hotel

NPR Top Stories - November 22, 2017 - 1:54pm

The part hotel, part condo building, from which the president had continued to profit as president, potentially linked him to murky financing arrangements and allegations of fraud.

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Video Shows North Korean Soldier's Dramatic Sprint Across Border

NPR Top Stories - November 22, 2017 - 1:50pm

Newly-released CCTV footage shows a jeep speeding through the countryside near the DMZ. Inside is a North Korean soldier making a desperate escape.

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Uber Data On 57 Million People Stolen In Massive Hack

NPR Top Stories - November 21, 2017 - 7:41pm

CEO Dara Khosrowshah says there is no excuse for the cover up of a 2016 data breach. A source tells NPR that the company paid hackers $100,000 to delete the data and keep the attack a secret.

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David Cassidy, Singer And 1970s TV Heartthrob, Dies At 67

NPR Top Stories - November 21, 2017 - 6:35pm

Cassidy's role as an adolescent aspiring musician on the TV show The Partridge Family turned him into a real-life, teen-dream pop idol.

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Prime Minister Saad Hariri Returns To Lebanon

NPR Top Stories - November 21, 2017 - 6:01pm

Hariri had resigned his post while visiting Riyadh amid intrigue over Lebanon's role in the rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran for influence in the region.

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Pixar's John Lasseter Takes Leave Of Absence After Harassment Allegations

NPR Top Stories - November 21, 2017 - 5:10pm

The Hollywood Reporter published allegations that Lasseter, Pixar's chief creative officer, is known for "grabbing, kissing, and making comments about physical attributes."

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Jury Deliberations Begin In Kate Steinle's Murder Trial

NPR Top Stories - November 21, 2017 - 4:47pm

Prosecutors argued that the defendant, an undocumented Mexican immigrant, intentionally shot Kate Steinle. The defense argued that the shooting was a tragic accident.

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Uber Says Hackers Stole Personal Data Of 57 Million Users

NPR Top Stories - November 21, 2017 - 4:46pm

The company kept the breach secret for more than a year. According to a Bloomberg report, Uber paid the hackers $100,000 to delete the stolen data and stay silent about it.

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Why Robert Mugabe Is Like The Horned Owl In A Folktale From Zimbabwe

NPR Top Stories - November 21, 2017 - 4:42pm

As the story goes, the owl ruled over all the other birds with absolute power — until a skeptical fork-tailed drongo decided to test the power of its horns.

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Second Federal Judge Blocks Trump's Ban On Trans Service Members

NPR Top Stories - November 21, 2017 - 3:56pm

A judge in Maryland has blocked President Trump's planned change to the military policy on transgender service members in its entirety. Another judge blocked most of the measure just a few weeks ago.

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Trump's Charity Had 3 Big Donors Last Year. None Of Them Was Donald Trump

NPR Top Stories - November 21, 2017 - 3:15pm

The Donald J. Trump Foundation remains under investigation in New York. Trump says he wants to close it down, but he can't until the probe is finished.

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Justice Department Threatens To Sue Harvard In Admissions Probe

NPR Top Stories - November 21, 2017 - 2:39pm

The investigation is looking into claims that its admissions policies discriminate against white and Asian-American applicants by holding them to higher standards than black and Latino applicants.

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