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Who's Dreaming Now? Obama Opponents Do A Weapons Check On Immigration

NPR Top Stories - 2 hours 34 min ago

At the Republican Governors Association meeting in Florida, 2016 presidential contenders vied to be the most outraged. But here too, the focus was less on the policy than on the unilateral process.

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Still Reeling From SCOTUS Decision, Aereo Files For Bankruptcy

NPR Top Stories - 2 hours 53 min ago

The streaming company's founder said fallout from a Supreme Court ruling in favor of TV networks proved "too difficult to overcome."

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U.S. Transfers 5 Guantanamo Detainees To Georgia, Slovakia

NPR Top Stories - 3 hours 54 min ago

Four of them become the first Yemeni detainees to be transferred since 2010. There are still 143 men at the American prison in Guantanamo.

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Blind From Birth, But Able To Use Sound To 'See' Faces

NPR Top Stories - 6 hours 11 min ago

The area of the brain that recognizes faces can use sound instead of sight. That recent discovery suggests facial recognition is so important to humans that it's part of our most basic wiring.

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Mama Stamberg's Cranberry Relish Put To The Test At Amish Market

NPR Top Stories - 6 hours 12 min ago

A woman on the Eastern Shore of Maryland said she'd love to make and sell Susan Stamberg's mother-in-law's famous cranberry relish. Naturally, Stamberg had to inspect the operation and try it out.

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Colleges Straddle Line Between Assault Prevention And Victim-Blaming

NPR Top Stories - 6 hours 13 min ago

When it comes to raising assault awareness among would-be victims, figuring out what to say has been complicated for schools. Some that have tried have been criticized for putting the onus on victims.

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Snowed-Out Buffalo Bills To Play N.Y. Jets In Detroit

NPR Top Stories - 6 hours 20 min ago

The Bills were to play at home on Sunday against the Jets. The NFL moved the game to Monday night after Buffalo got walloped by a snowstorm., and the two teams will face off in Detroit.

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'I Will Not Sit Idly By' And Other Congressional Tweets On Immigration

NPR Top Stories - November 20, 2014 - 6:14pm

Congress is out of session until the first week of December, so many members are weighing in on the president's speech on Twitter and other platforms — with mixed reactions.

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WATCH: President Obama's Speech On Immigration

NPR Top Stories - November 20, 2014 - 5:39pm

Obama defied congressional Republicans by announcing a plan that shields up to 5 million immigrants from deportation.

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Moderate Drinker Or Alcoholic? Many Americans Fall In Between

NPR Top Stories - November 20, 2014 - 3:23pm

A study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that 1 in 3 adults drinks excessively. That means eight or more drinks per week for women, and 15 or more drinks a week for men.

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At GOP Governors Meeting, Immigration Casts A Wide Shadow

NPR Top Stories - November 20, 2014 - 3:12pm

After a successful 2014 election season, the nation's GOP governors gathered to talk about policy issues and bask in their victories. But President Obama's immigration plans dominated the discussion.

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ArtsBeat: Phil Klay’s Literary Salon on the F Train

New York Times book reviews - November 20, 2014 - 3:00pm
The morning after winning the National Book Award, Mr. Klay spotted a commuter reading a book by another National Book Award winner — his mentor, Colum McCann.






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Obama Goes It Alone, Shielding Up To 5 Million Immigrants From Deportation

NPR Top Stories - November 20, 2014 - 3:00pm

Defying congressional Republicans, President Obama will defer the deportation of the undocumented parents of U.S. citizens and will also prioritize the deportation of criminals.

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The Whole World Is Fat! And That Ends Up Costing $2 Trillion A Year

NPR Top Stories - November 20, 2014 - 2:30pm

Nearly a third of us are overweight, and some of the worst rates of obesity are in the developing world. All this corpulence takes a huge economic toll.

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Alabama Settlement Could Be Model For Handling Poor Defendants In Ferguson, Mo.

NPR Top Stories - November 20, 2014 - 2:18pm

The city of Montgomery, Ala., was sued by a group of people who said they were jailed when they couldn't pay court fines and fees. Now the city has agreed to take steps to help those too poor to pay.

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Debate: Should Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?

NPR Top Stories - November 20, 2014 - 1:46pm

Several states allow doctors, in certain circumstances, to help terminally ill people end their lives. The emotionally charged issue is at the center of the latest Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.

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Book Review: 'Citizen: An American Lyric'

NPR Books - November 20, 2014 - 1:24pm

Poet Tess Taylor reviews "Citizen: An American Lyric" by Claudia Rankine. It's been nominated for a National Book Award.

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ArtsBeat: The New Republic’s Party Includes Bill Clinton, Toasts and Whispers of Unease

New York Times book reviews - November 20, 2014 - 12:56pm
Chris Hughes, the owner, gives a speech about looking toward the future and embracing experimentation. The editors talk about protecting the past.






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'Redeployment' Explores Iraq War's Physical And Psychic Costs

NPR Books - November 20, 2014 - 12:09pm

In his short story collection, former Marine Phil Klay takes his experience in Iraq and clarifies it. On Wednesday, he won the National Book Award for fiction.

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Sen. Mitch McConnell's Political Life, Examined, In 'The Cynic'

NPR Books - November 20, 2014 - 12:09pm

When journalist Alec MacGillis started looking into McConnell's early politics, he says he was "startled" by how moderate the Republican used to be. The book traces McConnell's shift to the right.

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