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Reporter's Notebook: 'Embedded' With Doctors Without Borders

NPR Top Stories - 1 hour 55 min ago

Correspondent Jason Beaubien talks about his week at the Doctors Without Borders hospital in South Sudan.

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Outcry Follows Gang Rape In Brazil, Raising Alarms About Sexual Violence

NPR Top Stories - 11 hours 25 min ago

Police say they are investigating the possible rape of a 16-year-old girl by at least 30 men — and an online video. Activists are calling attention to violence against women in the country.

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Kansas Supreme Court Rejects Lawmakers' Bid To Fix Education Funding

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2016 - 3:45pm

The Legislature has until June 30 to resolve an "inequitable and unconstitutional" funding structure, the court says, or else schools will have to close.

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Family of Kate Steinle Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2016 - 3:05pm

The suit alleges San Francisco's "sanctuary city" immigration policies led to Steinle's death, allegedly at the hands of a man in the U.S. illegally. It also blames two federal agencies.

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AI? More Like Aieeee!! For The First Time, A Robot Can Feel Pain

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2016 - 2:16pm

The German researchers say this will keep robots safer, because "pain is a system that protects us." Added bonus: They say the humans who work alongside them are likely to be safer, too.

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Long-Acting Opioid Treatment Could Be Available In A Month

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2016 - 1:00pm

The FDA has approved the Probuphine implant for medication-assisted therapy for opioid addiction. It lasts for six months, compared to daily pills. But it also will be more expensive.

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No Sanders Vs. Trump Debate? Sad!

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2016 - 12:54pm

Although the de factor GOP presidential nominee had seemed open to the idea when asked by TV host Jimmy Kimmel, "it seems inappropriate that I would debate the second-place finisher," he says now.

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Ship That Breast Milk For You? Companies Add Parent-Friendly Perks

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2016 - 12:54pm

Forget paid parental leave. Some companies offer compensation for surrogacy and adoption, or are helping traveling moms ship breast milk. The benefits are a relatively cheap way to recruit and retain.

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North Korea Linked To $81 Million Bangladesh Bank Heist

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2016 - 12:50pm

Experts say code used by hackers in recent attacks on banks appears to be the same as code used in an attack on Sony Pictures which the FBI says was carried out by North Korea.

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Dr. Heimlich Uses His Maneuver At Retirement Home, Saves 87-Year-Old Woman

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2016 - 12:26pm

The residents' dinner became quite an event. Henry Heimlich, 96, is famous for inventing a technique to help people who are choking.

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Entering Final Primary Stretch, Clinton And Sanders Fight For A California Win

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2016 - 12:05pm

Hillary Clinton could lose California's primary on June 7 and still win the Democratic nomination, but she and Bernie Sanders are campaigning hard there, hoping to close out the season on a high note.

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Verizon, Labor Unions Reach Tentative Deal To End Weeks-Long Strike

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2016 - 11:54am

Labor Secretary Thomas Perez announced the agreement in principle and says he expects workers will be back on the job next week.

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Working Horses Can Now Breathe A Whinny Of Relief

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2016 - 11:37am

The World Organisation For Animal Health has adopted its first standards to provide good care for equines — part of a broad agenda at its just-concluded powwow.

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'Near-Normal' Atlantic Hurricane Forecast Could Mean More Storms

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2016 - 11:13am

The past three hurricane seasons have been considered below normal, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says. This season, NOAA predicts about four to eight hurricanes in the Atlantic.

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23 Athletes Test Positive After Samples From London Olympics Rechecked

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2016 - 11:02am

The news follows revelations last week that retested samples from 31 athletes in the 2008 Beijing Games had suspicious results.

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Zimbabwe Pardons Thousands Of Prisoners Because Of Overcrowding, Food Shortages

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2016 - 8:53am

The move by President Robert Mugabe has reportedly emptied one women's prison of all but two inmates serving life sentences. All juveniles are said to have been pardoned.

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Late-Night Host Jimmy Kimmel Is Negotiating A Presidential Debate. It Makes Sense

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2016 - 8:05am

Just after Bernie Sanders thanked Kimmel for possibly securing the debate last night, Kimmel made a Batman vs. Superman joke about Democratic superdelegates.

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Doctors Without Borders Evacuating Key Syrian Hospital Amid ISIS Offensive

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2016 - 7:34am

ISIS reportedly has seized villages near Syria's border with Turkey, trapping tens of thousands of civilians. The evacuated hospital outside Azaz is the aid group's largest medical facility in Syria.

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Is Virginia Health Insurer's Decision To Drop Bronze Plans An Omen?

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2016 - 6:57am

Bronze plans provide the least generous coverage of the four tiers on insurance marketplaces, paying 60 percent of benefits, on average, compared with 70 percent for the more popular silver plans.

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41 Secret Service Staffers Disciplined For Accessing Private Files On Congressman

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2016 - 5:05am

The punishment includes, in some cases, suspensions without pay for improperly reviewing records about Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz. An employee who leaked data to the press has resigned.

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