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The Toughest Job In Education? Maybe Not

NPR Top Stories - 8 hours 15 min ago

The assistant principal has a lot on her plate. But that job is where future school leaders come from. Some districts are trying to make sure APs get the training they need.

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A Week Later, Milwaukee Police Still On The Hunt For 'Lion-Like' Animal

NPR Top Stories - 8 hours 45 min ago

Police have been receiving reports of a large "lion-like" animal roaming the city, but over the weekend police confirmed a sighting.

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In Ethiopia, Obama Calls For An End To Oppressive Tactics

NPR Top Stories - 11 hours 11 min ago

During a joint press conference with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, Obama said that a country is more successful when "all voices are being heard."

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Republicans Stand Against Cuba Change Despite Public Opinion Shift

NPR Top Stories - 12 hours 28 min ago

American views of the Cuba embargo have reversed in the past 20 years. But Republicans are standing firmly against President Obama's policy change to open up relations with the island nation.

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Bobbi Kristina Brown, 22-Year-Old Daughter Of Whitney Houston, Dies

NPR Top Stories - 12 hours 39 min ago

Brown, who grew up in the shadow of fame and dysfunction, had spent six months at a hospital after being found unresponsive in a bathtub at her home.

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Major Flaw In Android Phones Would Let Hackers In With Just A Text

NPR Top Stories - 13 hours 18 min ago

A security gap on the most popular smartphone operating system was discovered by security experts in a lab and is so far not widely exploited. It would let malicious code take over a phone instantly.

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Moderate Muslims Counter ISIS Propaganda With Their Own Media Strategy

NPR Top Stories - 14 hours 10 min ago

The Indiana-based group Reclamation Studios is hosting conversations online and posting a series of videos refuting the Islamic State ideology that they say has hijacked their faith.

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Beneath Alaskan Wildfires, A Hidden Threat: Long-Frozen Carbon's Thaw

NPR Top Stories - 14 hours 11 min ago

As millions of acres of forests burn across the state this summer, there's growing concern about what impact that might have on permafrost — and how melting permafrost might affect climate change.

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A Scientist Deploys Light And Sound To Reveal The Brain

NPR Top Stories - 15 hours 22 min ago

Try to look inside the brain and you're not going to get very far. But photoacoustic imaging may be a solution for the shortcomings of conventional imaging. It uses lasers to make the brain sing.

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Senior Senate Republicans Rebuke Cruz After He Criticizes McConnell

NPR Top Stories - 15 hours 48 min ago

The drama came as the Senate defeated a procedural vote to repeal President Obama's health care law and took a step toward reviving the federal Export-Import Bank, both amendments on a highway bill.

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Bobbi Kristina Brown, Daughter Of Whitney Houston, Dies At 22

NPR Top Stories - 21 hours 38 min ago

A representative for the Houston family has said the daughter of the late entertainer and R&B singer Bobby Brown has died, about 7 months after she was found face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub.

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Fiat Chrysler Hit With Record $105 Million Fine Over Safety Recalls

NPR Top Stories - July 26, 2015 - 3:51pm

The automaker admits it failed to promptly and effectively recall vehicles with defects, including ones that could cause drivers to lose control. The company will also buy back some cars from owners.

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A Day Of Triumph In A Time Of Change: Cuba's High Holiday Explained

NPR Top Stories - July 26, 2015 - 1:47pm

It's been 62 years since Fidel Castro launched the attack that began the Cuban revolution, and the country still marks the date. As tensions cool with the U.S., what does July 26 mean to Cubans today?

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For Many Syrian Refugees, Life Must Begin Again In Lebanon

NPR Top Stories - July 26, 2015 - 1:28pm

The war in Syria has displaced more than 4 million people. Many of them are women and girls who fled across the border into Lebanon — where tensions are growing between the refugees and their hosts.

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What Does California Ruling Mean For Migrants Held At Detention Centers?

NPR Top Stories - July 26, 2015 - 1:06pm

A federal judge in California has ruled that immigration authorities improperly detained women and children who tried to enter the U.S. illegally. Immigrant rights activists are praising the ruling.

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Oklahoma Takes A Hard Look At What Police Seize — And How It's Spent

NPR Top Stories - July 26, 2015 - 1:06pm

The state's loose civil forfeiture laws allow authorities to seize funds and property without charges. Alleged abuses include using funds to pay off an assistant district attorney's student loans.

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British Cyclist Chris Froome Wins Tour De France

NPR Top Stories - July 26, 2015 - 10:57am

The 30-year-old repeats his 2013 victory, beating back a late-stage attack by Colombian Nairo Quintana.

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Syria's Assad Admits Setbacks In Civil War, But Vows To Win

NPR Top Stories - July 26, 2015 - 10:25am

Speaking in a televised address in Damascus, Assad promised: "We will resist and we will win."

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Judge In Mexico Orders Prison Officials Detained In 'El Chapo' Escape

NPR Top Stories - July 26, 2015 - 7:46am

Joaquin Guzman slipped out of his cell on July 11, via an underground tunnel. He is believed to have had inside help in the jailbreak.

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While Obama Talks Security In Kenya, Al-Shabab Carries Out Attack In Somalia

NPR Top Stories - July 26, 2015 - 6:20am

The al-Qaida affiliated extremist group has claimed responsibility for a suicide car bomb attack in Mogadishu that has killed at least 10 people.

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