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Hello Flowers, Bye-Bye Stray Dogs: Nepal Preps For South Asian Summit

NPR Top Stories - 47 min 21 sec ago

VIPs arrive in Katmandu tomorrow for the big event. The government is whitewashing buildings, sending beggars away and promising 24-hour power. But what happens when the summit ends?

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Israel's Cabinet OKs Controversial Nationality Measure

NPR Top Stories - 57 min 21 sec ago

The bill, which must be approved by parliament, defines Israel as "the nation-state of the Jewish people." It has angered not only Israel's Arab citizens, but also members of the coalition government.

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Merck Partners With NewLink To Speed Up Work On Ebola Vaccine

NPR Top Stories - 1 hour 2 min ago

The experimental NewLink vaccine is based on a harmless virus that has been genetically engineered to incorporate bits of the Ebola virus. Testing of the vaccine has begun in healthy volunteers.

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Secretary Of Defense Hagel To Resign

NPR Top Stories - 2 hours 34 min ago

Chuck Hagel's resignation comes amid concern over the rise of ISIS, also known as the Islamic State, and a return of U.S. troops to Iraq. President Obama is announcing the move Monday morning.

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'Ferguson Forward': Churchgoers Seek A New Normal

NPR Top Stories - 3 hours 25 min ago

Spiritual leaders are praying for calm, but preparing for everything, as they wait for a grand jury decision in the shooting of Michael Brown.

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Will Step Down, Once Successor Is Confirmed

NPR Top Stories - 3 hours 33 min ago

The news comes as troops pull out of Afghanistan and begin a new offensive against the Islamic State. "Hagel was not seen as a very forceful secretary of defense," NPR's Tom Bowman says.

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With Long-Term Deal Elusive, Iran Nuclear Talks Are Extended

NPR Top Stories - 4 hours 38 min ago

The two sides had set a deadline of today to hammer out a deal, curbing Iran's nuclear programs. Instead, Western powers and Iran agreed to a second extension of talks.

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Investigation Begins Of Fatal Police Shooting Of 12-Year-Old

NPR Top Stories - 5 hours 30 min ago

A police officer fired on 12-year-old Tamir Rice because they mistook a replica gun for a real one. A family friend asked why police couldn't have used less lethal force.

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Action On Immigration Meets Silence, Skepticism In Silicon Valley

NPR Top Stories - 7 hours 47 min ago

As an organized sector, the tech industry did not applaud President Obama's executive action on immigration; and the future of the joint campaign for a comprehensive bill is unclear.

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Combat Training: Can Female Marines Get The Job Done?

NPR Top Stories - 9 hours 21 min ago

The Marine Corps has begun a yearlong experiment to decide whether women can enter ground combat. Hundreds of men and women began training a few weeks ago at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.

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Upfront Costs Of Going Digital Overwhelm Some Doctors

NPR Top Stories - 9 hours 23 min ago

Physicians with small practices may be especially hard hit by federal regulations that aim to bring doctoring into the digital age in 2015.

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Africa Inspires A Health Care Experiment In New York

NPR Top Stories - 9 hours 25 min ago

Dr. Prabhjot Singh lives and works in Harlem, a neighborhood plagued by chronic disease. He thinks an African model of health care can help — training people in the community to be health educators.

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With Deadline Looming, Whispers Of Extension Begin In Iran Nuclear Talks

NPR Top Stories - November 23, 2014 - 1:19pm

The two sides have been trying to hammer out a historic accord curbing Iran's nuclear programs, but with less than 24 hours before a self-imposed deadline, there is still no news of a deal.

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Marine Corps Finds It Tough To Shut Down Sexist Facebook Groups

NPR Top Stories - November 23, 2014 - 11:50am

Female Marines are being humiliated and generally degraded by their peers on Facebook. The groups' pages are frequently shut down, but return within days due to a dedicated following.

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Running Late? Nah, Just On 'CPT'

NPR Top Stories - November 23, 2014 - 11:38am

In this installment of our semi-regular Word Watch series, we look at a popular term for the practice of never being on time.

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First (Lots Of) Snow, Now Rain And Flooding Threaten Western New York

NPR Top Stories - November 23, 2014 - 10:23am

By Monday, Buffalo could see a high temperature of 60. Authorities warned that the quickly-melting snowpack could cause some serious flooding.

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Families Feel Sidelined As U.S. Reviews Hostage Policy

NPR Top Stories - November 23, 2014 - 9:01am

The White House is reviewing how it handles hostage crises following the brutal murders of Americans abroad, but families of hostages say they're often left out of the conversation.

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12-Year-Old Boy Carrying Replica Gun Dies After Cleveland Officer Shoots

NPR Top Stories - November 23, 2014 - 8:58am

Police say they asked the boy to put his hands up; instead he reached for his waist-band and one officer shot twice. The boy died at the hospital.

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Tunisia Holds First Presidential Election Since Revolution

NPR Top Stories - November 23, 2014 - 7:50am

Tunisia's revolution is important because it set off the greater Arab Spring. Today, the country marked a milestone as Tunisians cast ballots for their next head of state.

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Ugly Christmas Tree Will Be Replaced In Pennsylvania Town

NPR Top Stories - November 23, 2014 - 6:30am

Unlike Charlie Brown, the residents of Reading didn't see beauty in a 50-foot spruce with few branches and an unseemly shape.

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