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Motive Still Sought In Fatal Shooting Of Texas Sheriff's Deputy

NPR Top Stories - 2 hours 24 min ago

Authorities have charged 30-year-old Shannon J. Miles in the "execution-style" murder of Deputy Darren Goforth, but investigators have yet to make public any motive for the killing.

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Sanders Gaining On Clinton. '2008 All Over Again'?

NPR Top Stories - 2 hours 32 min ago

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has the energy, the enthusiasm and now showing strength in the poll numbers as the Democratic nomination contest looks more and more like a race every day.

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Rio's Favelas Feel The Peace — And The Pressure — Of Pacification

NPR Top Stories - 2 hours 47 min ago

Before hosting the World Cup, Brazil launched a program to pacify high-crime slums. The project has cut violence in some areas, but in others residents have been caught in the police crossfire.

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Oliver Sacks, Renowned Neurologist And Author, Dies At 82

NPR Top Stories - 3 hours 9 min ago

His book Awakenings, about reviving patients from a catatonic state was turned into a 1990 film. He also wrote more than a dozen other books, including The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat.

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NASA Scientists Simulate A Year On Mars — On Hawaii

NPR Top Stories - 3 hours 59 min ago

NPR's Rachel Martin reports on a year-long NASA mission to Hawaii.

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As Alaska's Climate Warms, Seabird Population Shrinks

NPR Top Stories - 3 hours 59 min ago

Alaska's seabirds are suffering a steep decline in population. There's evidence linking this to climate change, a problem President Obama will address Monday when he visits the state.

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Spanish And Arabic Mixes In Accused Terrorist's Home Town

NPR Top Stories - 3 hours 59 min ago

The accused terrorist in the recent foiled train attack in France is a Moroccan who lived in Algeciras, Spain. It's a diverse port city where immigrants are well integrated.

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Marginalized Young American-Somalis Look East To Join ISIS

NPR Top Stories - 4 hours 49 sec ago

The Twin Cities area has the largest Somali population in America. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Minneapolis Councilman Abdi Warsame about young people arrested for allegedly conspiring to join ISIS.

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Germans Impatient With Angela Merkel's Migrant Response

NPR Top Stories - 4 hours 49 sec ago

Germany is the number one destination for the thousands of migrants reaching Europe's shores. NPR's Rachel Martin gets a German perspective from Der Spiegel editor Maximilian Popp.

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Kurdish Activists Camp Out Between Turkey's Army And Kurdish Fighters

NPR Top Stories - 4 hours 49 sec ago

As an old conflict heats up again in southeastern Turkey, the activists have staked out ground on a sunburned hillside and say they're willing to risk their own lives in order to stop the fighting.

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Their Crimes Reclassified, Some Californian Felons Get A Second Chance

NPR Top Stories - 4 hours 49 sec ago

Approved by voters last year, Proposition 47 lets people with some nonviolent felonies petition to reduce their crimes to misdemeanors. It's giving former offenders access to better opportunities.

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What's Better For Afghanistan's Future: Buddha Tours Or A Copper Mine?

NPR Top Stories - 4 hours 59 min ago

A vast archaeological site sits atop one of the world's biggest untapped copper deposits. And Afghanistan must decide which resource will be a greater boon.

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How Fishermen's Bragging Rights Gave Birth To Fine Art

NPR Top Stories - 4 hours 59 min ago

In 19th century Japan, fishermen found a foolproof way to record trophy catches: a "fish rubbing" inked onto paper, creating a permanent record of their size. Gyotaku soon evolved into fine art.

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The Bloody Mary Meat Straw: An All-American Story

NPR Top Stories - 7 hours 5 min ago

Bloody Mary's have been around for ages, but an Iowa man has invented a way to take them to a whole new level: a straw made of meat. They've become a hit at bars, ballparks and stadiums. #America

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Broadway's First Black Jean ValJean Dies At 21

NPR Top Stories - 14 hours 26 min ago

When he debuted earlier this summer, Kyle Jean-Baptiste was also the youngest person ever to play the lead character in Les Miserables on Broadway. He died in an accident Saturday.

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Egyptian Court Hands Down 3-Year Sentences For Journalists And Activists

NPR Top Stories - August 29, 2015 - 1:10pm

Three Al-Jazeera English journalists and several student activists were sentenced to up to three years and six months in prison in Cairo on Saturday.

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Demonstrators Storm Beirut, Demanding Solutions To Garbage-Collection Crisis

NPR Top Stories - August 29, 2015 - 1:10pm

In Beirut, the Lebanese capital, bars and restaurants closed Saturday night in solidarity with anti-government protests that have grown over the last week.

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Turkey, U.S., Conduct First Joint Airstrikes Against ISIS

NPR Top Stories - August 29, 2015 - 12:55pm

Ankara, long hesitant to commit to the coalition against the self-declared Islamic State, said "[the] fight against the terrorist organization is a priority."

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Donald Trump In 9 Quotes And 200 Seconds

NPR Top Stories - August 29, 2015 - 12:45pm

Trump took his act on the road to Tennessee, where he thrilled a conservative audience with an off-the-cuff routine that bordered on stand-up comedy.

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Protests In Malaysia Target Prime Minister Over Alleged Corruption

NPR Top Stories - August 29, 2015 - 12:32pm

Pressure on Premier Najib Razak has mounted since a revelation last month that $600 million had been improperly transferred from a failing state fund.

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