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Obama Administration Says House Bill Would Give 'Cover' To White-Collar Defendants

NPR Top Stories - 3 hours 50 min ago

A bipartisan bill to overhaul the criminal-justice system has hit a snag. Its higher bar to prove guilt is something the Department of Justice says could benefit top-level executives.

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Premiums Rise Faster For Flexible Health Plans Than For HMOs

NPR Top Stories - 4 hours 58 min ago

The cost of health plans that allow more choices of doctors and hospitals are rising almost twice as much as those with rigid networks, finds an analysis of markets around the country.

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'All American Boys': A Young Adult Book About A Police Beating And A Hard Choice

NPR Books - 5 hours 1 min ago

A new young adult book tells the story of a police beating from two perspectives: the black boy who was beaten, and a white boy who witnessed it.

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Brussels Cautiously Opens For Business As Search For Suspects Continues

NPR Top Stories - 5 hours 30 min ago

Although the city remains on high alert, schools, businesses and subway stations are reopening — with the conspicuous addition of armed soldiers and police officers around the city.

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The Peculiar Parade Of Thanksgiving Traditions

NPR Top Stories - 6 hours 12 min ago

Though it may seem like a fixed point in a fast-moving world, the Thanksgiving holiday continues to change and evolve.

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Should The Phrase 'Islamic Extremism' Be Used? It's Debatable

NPR Top Stories - 6 hours 42 min ago

Within Islamic countries, many Muslims are OK using the term "Islamic extremists," but when Westerners use the phrase, it could be seen as an insult.

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Russia Calls Downing Of Its Plane A 'Planned Provocation'

NPR Top Stories - 7 hours 7 min ago

One of the two crew members has been rescued, according to Russia, which plans to deploy advanced anti-aircraft missiles to its base in Syria. Turkey maintains it has a right to defend its airspace.

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How To Talk To Kids About Thanksgiving

NPR Top Stories - 7 hours 12 min ago

Thanksgiving is a holiday with a complicated history. So some teachers have developed strategies to teach it to young students.

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'Tales From The Loop' Doesn't Forget The Robots (Or The Dinosaurs)

NPR Books - 7 hours 42 min ago

Illustrator Simon Stålenhag has put together a compilation of short stories to accompany his haunting, gorgeous paintings of an alternate Sweden full of aliens and strange technology. And dinosaurs.

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The Strange Truth Behind Presidential Turkey Pardons

NPR Top Stories - 8 hours 43 min ago

Presidents have been pardoning turkeys for decades. But why? They used to eat them, actually. The history of the tradition is an odd and sad tale with lots of myths.

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Golden State Warriors Break Record For Best Start In NBA

NPR Top Stories - 9 hours 5 min ago

MVP Stephen Curry led his team to a milestone victory with a 111-17 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday. The Warriors have now won 16 games in a row.

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New York Restaurants Serve Up Thanksgiving In One Tasty Bite

NPR Top Stories - 10 hours 12 min ago

Chefs in New York City are packing turkey, cranberry, gravy and stuffing together into small, savory packages. These one-bite wonders take the form of dumplings, croissants and meatballs.

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Skill Or Chance? Question Looms Over Fantasy Sports Industry

NPR Top Stories - 10 hours 12 min ago

Daily fantasy sports companies are in a battle with New York's attorney general over the legality of their games. A judge there will weigh in on whether fantasy sports is based on skill or chance.

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Protesting Racial Bias, Students Trade Placards For Pillows

NPR Top Stories - 10 hours 18 min ago

Inspired by the events at Mizzou, students at Occidental College in Los Angeles recently got administrators to agree to a list of demands and are pledging to hold them accountable.

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Breaking The Cranberry Mold: New Ways To Savor This Seasonal Berry

NPR Top Stories - 10 hours 19 min ago

Cranberry sauce is a Thanksgiving tradition. But if you're ready for a fresh take on this staple, why not try cranberries in chutney or cake? America's Test Kitchen founder Chris Kimball offers ideas.

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A Controversial Rewrite For Rules To Protect Humans In Experiments

NPR Top Stories - 10 hours 38 min ago

One revision would crack down on studying tissue and blood samples without getting a person's consent. Another change would make it easier to conduct studies in many locations at once.

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Golden State Warriors Are First Team To Begin NBA Season 16-0

NPR Top Stories - 13 hours 33 min ago

The defending champion Golden State Warriors set the record for best start in NBA history at 16-0. Stephen Curry had 24 points and nine assists in the 111-77 rout of the LA Lakers on Tuesday.

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Latest In Paris Attacks: Prosecutor Said More Violence Was In The Works

NPR Top Stories - November 24, 2015 - 3:50pm

And in Belgium, police are searching for a new suspect. They say the man, who is "armed and dangerous," was seen with fugitive suspect Salah Abdeslam days before the Paris attacks.

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Canada Extends Deadline To Accept Syrian Refugees

NPR Top Stories - November 24, 2015 - 3:08pm

The pledge to bring in 25,000 refugees by year's end was a campaign promise by Canada's new prime minister, Justin Trudeau, helping sweep him to power.

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Puzzling Ebola Death Shows How Little We Know About The Virus

NPR Top Stories - November 24, 2015 - 2:03pm

Researchers need to figure out how Ebola can — and can't — be spread by survivors. And health workers need to don protective equipment once again.

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