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Rebels Reportedly Seize Part Of U.S. Embassy Compound In Tripoli

NPR Top Stories - 1 hour 53 min ago

A YouTube video shows a large group of men occupying a building that the U.S. ambassador to Libya says appears to be the embassy's residential annex.

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Hong Kong Activists Protest China's Control Of Leadership Vote

NPR Top Stories - 2 hours 27 min ago

People in the former British colony are angered that a vote for the territory's next chief executive will be from a list of candidates hand-pickled by Beijing.

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Putin Calls For Talks To Consider Statehood For Southeastern Ukraine

NPR Top Stories - 3 hours 26 min ago

The Russian leader said "substantive, meaningful talks" were needed to decide the outcome in the region, while a spokesman clarified that the region should remain part of Ukraine.

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How 'Sassy' Came To Mean Something Both Sweet And Sour

NPR Top Stories - 3 hours 27 min ago

Since the new Lifetime show Girlfriend Intervention has resurrected the tired old cliche of the "sassy black woman," one black woman decided "sassy" needed some scrutiny.

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Iraqi Forces Reportedly Enter Besieged Northern City Of Amerli

NPR Top Stories - 4 hours 51 min ago

The town of Amerli, which includes some 20,000 Shiite Turkmen, has been surrounded by Sunni Islamic State fighters for two months.

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Ebola Prevention Supplies Running Short In Liberia

NPR Top Stories - 5 hours 46 min ago

Liberia is the country hardest hit by the Ebola virus outbreak. Aid is trickling in, but it is not enough. NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks to Wall Street Journal reporter Drew Hinshaw in the capital, Monrovia.

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Study Finds Nothing Special About Breakfast

NPR Top Stories - 5 hours 46 min ago

Maybe we don't need to eat our Wheaties. Linda Wertheimer talks to Emily Dhurandhar, lead author of a study that finds breakfast may not be the most important meal of the day.

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Trial Will Decide Detroit's Fiscal Future

NPR Top Stories - 5 hours 46 min ago

Detroit is preparing to dig itself out of the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. The legal approach Detroit uses to re-create itself will have far-reaching implications for other cities.

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Miami Struggles To Embrace Unaccompanied Immigrants

NPR Top Stories - 5 hours 46 min ago

School districts are beginning to cope with the recent influx of new students from Central America. Many have little education and most are just beginning to learn English.

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U.S. Launches Airstrikes To Help Aid Reach Iraqi Town

NPR Top Stories - 5 hours 46 min ago

On Sunday, Iraqi and Kurdish forces entered the town of Amerli in the north of Iraq, after it had been under siege for two months by the Islamic State.

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Syrian Crisis Complicates U.S.-Iran Nuclear Talks

NPR Top Stories - 5 hours 46 min ago

Iran has announced that it is providing weapons to Kurdish forces to fight the Islamic State. Linda Wertheimer talks to Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

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Citizen Scientists On A Mission To Find Frogs

NPR Top Stories - 5 hours 46 min ago

Summer is high season for "frogging." The North American Amphibian Monitoring Project has hundreds of volunteers crisscrossing the country to get a better handle on the fate of the nation's frogs.

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Topping $11M, Coolest Cooler Breaks Kickstarter Record

NPR Top Stories - 5 hours 46 min ago

NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Ryan Grepper, creator of a cooler named Coolest, which has set a new record as the highest-grossing Kickstarter campaign.

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China Rules Out Open Elections In Hong Kong

NPR Top Stories - 5 hours 46 min ago

China's legislature is limiting reforms in Hong Kong, drawing battle lines in what opposition groups warned would be clashing visions of the political future of the city and of China.

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Turkey Is Major Transit Route For Islamic State Fighters

NPR Top Stories - 5 hours 46 min ago

Militant fighters are crossing into Syria through Turkey and public criticism of Turkey is growing louder. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to the Financial Times' Istanbul correspondent, Daniel Dombey.

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Liberia's Ebola Routine: Wear Your Temperature On Your Lapel

NPR Top Stories - August 30, 2014 - 3:01pm

NPR producer Nicole Beemsterboer reflects on 10 days in Liberia: children losing parents, young men risking their lives to collect bodies, and the smell of chlorinated hand-washing water everywhere.

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When Wildlife Documentaries Jump The Shark

NPR Top Stories - August 30, 2014 - 2:34pm

Networks like the Discovery Channel have been criticized for pushing entertainment at the cost of science, with fake "documentaries" about everything from mermaids to mythical monster sharks.

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One Woman's Lessons From Living On The Street

NPR Top Stories - August 30, 2014 - 1:19pm

It's hard enough being homeless, but for women there are extra dangers and challenges. One D.C. woman who has lived on the streets for decades shares some of what she's learned.

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Michael Sam, First Openly Gay NFL Draft, Is Dropped By Rams

NPR Top Stories - August 30, 2014 - 12:59pm

The former Missouri defensive end was edged out in a competition against undrafted rookie Ethan Westbrooks for a spot on St. Louis' roster.

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South Africa Condemns Apparent Coup In Lesotho

NPR Top Stories - August 30, 2014 - 11:53am

Early Saturday, soldiers in the tiny kingdom completely surrounded by South Africa took to the streets amid gunfire, forcing the prime minister to flee. The army has denied a takeover.

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