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An Animal Makes A $10,000 Deposit, But Not At The Bank

NPR Top Stories - 5 hours 30 min ago

A Beverly Hills auction house has an unusual fossil for sale. It's not an ancient animal. It's something an ancient animal left behind — and it's very, very long.

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Ukraine Says 2 Military Jets Shot Down Over Rebel-Held Area

NPR Top Stories - 5 hours 42 min ago

The two jets were downed less than a week after a Malaysia Airlines jet was shot down, killing 298 people.

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States Help New Mothers Get Birth Control Through Medicaid

NPR Top Stories - 5 hours 49 min ago

New York and five other states are helping women on Medicaid get contraception immediately after giving birth. New moms can get an IUD or long-acting implant before leaving the hospital.

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Book News: Booker Prize, Now Open To U.S. Authors, Longlists 5 Americans

NPR Books - 7 hours 42 min ago

Also: a new short story by Zadie Smith; mermaid mythology.

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WATCH: Wreckage Of Costa Concordia Begins Its Final Voyage

NPR Top Stories - 7 hours 47 min ago

More than two years after the luxury liner wrecked off the Italian island of Giglio, it is finally being moved to a salvage yard in the port of Genoa.

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A Plan To Untangle Our Digital Lives After We're Gone

NPR Top Stories - 8 hours 4 sec ago

In the digital age, our online accounts don't die with us. A proposed law might determine what does happen to them. But the tech industry warns the measure could threaten the privacy of the deceased.

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White House Adviser: Cease-Fire Should Include Demilitarization Of Gaza

NPR Top Stories - 8 hours 45 min ago

In an interview with NPR, Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken endorsed Israel's demand that before the conflict ends, Gaza must be demilitarized. It's a demand Hamas is unlikely to agree to.

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Dutch Day Of Mourning, As Remains Of Some MH17 Victims Come Home

NPR Top Stories - 9 hours 45 min ago

In its first national day of mourning in more than half a century, the Netherlands came to a standstill as two planes carrying the remains of some victims landed in Eindhoven.

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Many Kids Who Are Obese Or Overweight Don't Know It

NPR Top Stories - 10 hours 5 min ago

A significant percentage of obese kids think their weight is just fine. But do they need to know the truth to get healthier?

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Gaza Conflict Day 16: Here's What You Need To Know

NPR Top Stories - 10 hours 27 min ago

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon were in Israel meeting with leaders, attempting to broker a cease-fire.

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'Rocket Girl' Is A Jetpack-Powered 21st Century Angel

NPR Books - 10 hours 30 min ago

Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclare's effervescent comic about a flight-suited future teenager is now out in a paperback collection. Reviewer Etelka Lehoczky calls it "a high-spirited, often funny ride."

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Atlantic City's Casino Crisis: A Cautionary Tale

NPR Top Stories - 12 hours 48 min ago

With the announcements of the planned closures of the Showboat and Trump Plaza casinos, the New Jersey town that once had the monopoly on gaming in the northeast is at a crucial turning point.

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U.S. Intelligence Tracking What Happened To Flight MH17

NPR Top Stories - 12 hours 48 min ago

Senior U.S. intelligence officials say they have proof that a surface-to-air missile was launched when the airliner went down and have ID'd people in a recorded conversation implicating the culprits.

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Conflicting Obamacare Rulings Set Stage For Supreme Court Face-Off

NPR Top Stories - 12 hours 48 min ago

Two federal appeals courts issued conflicting views of the subsidies available under Obamacare. The problem is the language in one subsection of the 950-page law — boiling down to just three words.

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Airlines Cancel Service To Israel Amid Heightened Aviation Safety Concerns

NPR Top Stories - 12 hours 48 min ago

A number of major airlines have suspended service to and from Tel Aviv as the fighting between Israel and Hamas in Gaza intensifies. That's leaving passengers to find other arrangements.

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The Challenge Of Keeping Tabs On The NSA's Secretive Work

NPR Top Stories - 12 hours 48 min ago

Congress is supposed to hold U.S. spy agencies accountable. But as Edward Snowden's disclosures revealed, intelligence officials have not always provided a full or accurate picture.

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What Do The New Obamacare Rulings Mean For People Getting Subsidies?

NPR Top Stories - 12 hours 49 min ago

The Affordable Care Act was the subject of two conflicting court opinions Tuesday. One upheld the subsidies that help middle- and low-income people afford health insurance; the other rejected them.

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Former CEO David Perdue Wins Georgia's GOP Senate Runoff

NPR Top Stories - July 22, 2014 - 7:46pm

Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston, setting up a matchup against Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn that will help determine which party controls the Senate

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Fruit Recall Hits Trader Joe's, Costco, Wal-Mart Stores

NPR Top Stories - July 22, 2014 - 4:03pm

The recall applies to "certain lots of whole peaches (white and yellow), nectarines (white and yellow), plums and pluots" from a California packing company, the FDA says.

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Flight MH17: U.S. Builds Its Case; Plane Wreckage Reportedly Cut Apart

NPR Top Stories - July 22, 2014 - 2:57pm

A U.S. spy satellite detected a surface-to-air missile in the area just before the plane went down. Detailed forensic analysis on the wreckage may be complicated; it's reportedly been cut apart.

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