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Several Killed In Egypt Amid Clashes Marking Anniversary Of Uprising

NPR Top Stories - 2 hours 21 min ago

Police crackdown on demonstrators marking the fourth anniversary of mass protests that ousted President Hosni Mubarak.

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'Blizzard-Like' Conditions In Store For Parts Of Northeast

NPR Top Stories - 3 hours 8 min ago

A major storm system, expected to peak Monday and Tuesday, could dump as much as two feet of snow in some areas.

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Exit Polls Show Anti-Austerity Leftists Win Greek Election

NPR Top Stories - 3 hours 59 min ago

The leftist Syriza party, which has vowed to roll back EU-mandated austerity measures, appears to have comfortably edged out the ruling center-right party of Prime Minister Antonis Samaras.

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A GOP Weekend, Courtesy Of The Koch Network And Citizens United

NPR Top Stories - 4 hours 14 min ago

Contenders for the 2016 presidential race spoke at Saturday's Iowa Freedom Summit, and on Sunday night senators Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Rand Paul will participate in a livestreamed discussion.

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Suspected Boko Haram Militants Attack Another Nigerian Town

NPR Top Stories - 5 hours 20 min ago

The reported assault is on a city about 100 miles southwest of where the Islamist extremist group killed as many as 2,000 people earlier this month.

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'Walking The Walk' With Students ... And Screaming Fans

NPR Top Stories - 5 hours 25 min ago

When their students are asleep, these teachers are onstage in LA's punk rock scene.

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Piece By Piece, Monks Scramble To Preserve Iraq's Christian History

NPR Top Stories - 5 hours 38 min ago

Fleeing ISIS, an order of Dominican monks had to leave much behind. But when Father Najeeb Michaeel helped the Christian community escape, he took one thing with him: a collection of manuscripts.

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Virtual Games Try To Generate Real Empathy For Faraway Conflict

NPR Top Stories - 8 hours 50 min ago

A corner of the video game industry is covering the news through immersive experiences. One game transports players into the middle of the Syrian civil war.

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U.S. And India Announce New Ties On First Day Of Obama's Trip

NPR Top Stories - 10 hours 20 min ago

President Obama will be in India for three days; he is the first president to visit the country twice while in office. Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi also discussed defense and climate change.

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Study Says Creativity Can Flow From Political Correctness

NPR Top Stories - January 24, 2015 - 3:14pm

There is a common belief that requiring the use of "politically correct" language in the workplace stifles creativity. Researchers decided to see if that notion held up to scrutiny.

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'How Do You Tell Your Kids That You Got Alzheimer's?'

NPR Top Stories - January 24, 2015 - 2:37pm

Writer Greg O'Brien was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease five years ago. He describes what it was like to hear the news — and break it to his family.

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Museum Opens Doors, Turns Down Lights For Autistic Kids

NPR Top Stories - January 24, 2015 - 2:02pm

Loud noises, bright lights and crowded spaces can be painful for children with autism. That often means missing out on museums. Some, like Seattle's Pacific Science Center, are addressing the problem.

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For U.S. And Cuba, A Slow Walk To Re-Establishing Ties

NPR Top Stories - January 24, 2015 - 2:02pm

American and Cuban diplomats sat face-to-face in Havana this week for historic talks. NPR's Arun Rath talks with correspondent Carrie Kahn about the U.S. and Cuba re-establishing diplomatic ties.

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Patriots' Coach: Team 'Followed Rules' On Inflation Of Footballs

NPR Top Stories - January 24, 2015 - 1:09pm

Bill Belichick says that after an exhaustive investigation he determined that temperature differences between the locker room and the field inadvertently caused the discrepancies.

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Closing Gitmo 'Going To Be Very Difficult,' Hagel Says

NPR Top Stories - January 24, 2015 - 10:22am

The outgoing secretary of defense conceded his handling of the Guantanamo Bay detainee issue "hasn't always made me popular in some quarters."

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First Attempt To Lift AirAsia Fuselage Fails

NPR Top Stories - January 24, 2015 - 9:12am

Ropes supporting the core piece of wreckage as it was lifted from the sea floor snapped just as the fuselage neared the surface, officials say.

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Video Purports To Show Beheaded Japanese Hostage

NPR Top Stories - January 24, 2015 - 7:13am

The unconfirmed video was released after a deadline to pay a $200 million ransom for the lives of Kenji Goto and Haruna Yakawa passed. It appears to change the Islamic State kidnappers' demands.

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Ukraine Rebel Leader Claims New Attack On Mariupol

NPR Top Stories - January 24, 2015 - 5:59am

The attack follows a rebel rocket barrage that hit an open-air market in the port city, killing at least 15 civilians.

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Facebook Aims To Weed Fakes From Your News Feed

NPR Top Stories - January 24, 2015 - 5:42am

No, Macauley Culkin didn't die — that was a fake news story you saw on Facebook. This week, Facebook added a feature for reporting hoaxes. NPR's Laura Sydell explains the details to Scott Simon.

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Foe Of 'Fiscal Waterboarding' Leads As Greek Election Nears

NPR Top Stories - January 24, 2015 - 5:42am

Greece could elect an anti-austerity party on Sunday, a development which could trigger another Greek debt crisis.

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