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Lynch Will Accept Recommendations Of Lawyers, Agents, On Clinton Email Probe

NPR Top Stories - 3 hours 37 min ago

After furor over an impromptu meeting between Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton, a Justice official says career lawyers and FBI agents will make judgments on Hillary Clinton's case.

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Judge Blocks Mississippi Law Protecting Religious Objections To Gay Marriage

NPR Top Stories - 3 hours 46 min ago

Late Thursday night, shortly before the controversial law was set to take effect, a federal judge ruled it unconstitutional. He called it an "attempt to put LGBT citizens back in their place."

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President Obama Defends His Record On Race

NPR Top Stories - 3 hours 46 min ago

President Obama answers critics among people of color who say that, despite their overwhelming support at the ballot box, he hasn't done enough to deliver results for their communities.

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NPR's Interview With President Obama About 'Obama's Years'

NPR Top Stories - 6 hours 10 min ago

Steve Inskeep interviews President Obama on NPR's radio special, the "Obama Years," about how Americans have fared since 2008. He also discusses the Brexit vote and parallels in the U.S. election.

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Invisibilia: For An Artist, A Room Of His Own Is A Lifesaver

NPR Top Stories - 6 hours 22 min ago

William Kitt was living on the streets, abusing drugs and very sick when Broadway Housing Communities in New York offered him a room. Thirteen years later, he's thriving. His art tells the tale.

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Mislabeled As A Memoirist, Author Asks: Whose Work Gets To Be Journalism?

NPR Top Stories - 6 hours 29 min ago

Suki Kim wrote Without You, There Is No Us after working undercover as a teacher in North Korea. She says the response to her book is also a response to her identity as Korean and a woman.

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Federal Judge Blocks Mississippi Religious Objections Law

NPR Top Stories - 6 hours 43 min ago

The law, which was to take effect on Friday, would have allowed merchants and government employees to deny services to same-sex couples because of religious beliefs.

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For Centuries, A Small Town Has Embraced Strangers With Mental Illness

NPR Top Stories - 8 hours 10 min ago

Families struggle to find a safe, therapeutic place for loved ones with serious mental disorders. In Geel, Belgium, residents have brought mentally ill strangers into their homes for centuries.

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NHTSA Will Look At Tesla's Autopilot Mode, After Deadly Car Crash

NPR Top Stories - 13 hours 58 min ago

The fatal crash of a Tesla Model S car that was in autopilot mode when it collided with a truck on a Florida highway last month is prompting a preliminary evaluation of the feature.

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1.4 Million Adults Identify As Transgender In America, Study Says

NPR Top Stories - 14 hours 48 min ago

Hawaii, California, Georgia and New Mexico were the states with the highest percentages of residents identifying as transgender. Young adults are the most likely to have that gender identity.

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Biden: Bernie Sanders Is 'Going To Endorse' Hillary Clinton

NPR Top Stories - June 30, 2016 - 3:43pm

Biden told NPR he's prepared to vouch for Clinton, who he'll join on the campaign trail next week. "You're putting your rep on the line, you're saying, 'I think this person has character,'" he said.

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Coastal Carolina University Wins First-Ever National Title In College World Series

NPR Top Stories - June 30, 2016 - 3:32pm

"We're not the most talented team in America," Coastal Carolina's coach Gary Gilmore said after the game. "We're just the national champion. That's all I know."

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Woman Asks Trump About Replacing TSA's 'Heebeejabis' With Veterans

NPR Top Stories - June 30, 2016 - 1:54pm

"We are looking at that. We're looking at a lot of things," Donald Trump said Thursday, before quickly pivoting to border security.

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Who Gets Tased? First Statewide Study Reveals Racial Disparities

NPR Top Stories - June 30, 2016 - 1:53pm

Connecticut is the first state requiring police fill out a form when they use a stun gun. Research shows police used stun guns on black and Latino suspects at a higher rate than on white suspects.

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Controversy Follows Thailand's New Ranking In Human Trafficking Report

NPR Top Stories - June 30, 2016 - 1:51pm

The country, widely criticized for trafficking in its seafood industry, has made improvements, says the State Department report. But critics don't agree.

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Fathers, Mothers, Heroes: What We Know About Victims Of The Istanbul Attack

NPR Top Stories - June 30, 2016 - 12:08pm

A father trying to save his son from the Islamic State. A brother working to support his sisters' education. A customs guard who shot one of the attackers. Three sisters, celebrating an engagement.

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How Therapy Became A Hobby Of The Wealthy, Out Of Reach For Those In Need

NPR Top Stories - June 30, 2016 - 11:52am

Therapists are in such demand they can bypass insurance companies, so the wealthy are more likely to get treated. A historian explains how this came to be the norm in the U.S. health care system.

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In Prison, The Passion That Drove A Yogurt-Maker To Arson Still Burns

NPR Top Stories - June 30, 2016 - 11:39am

The yogurt entrepreneur who set fire to his factory remains in prison, but he's in better spirits now. "He's dreaming again," says his wife.

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In Australia, Decades Of Abuse Against Military Recruits Comes To Light

NPR Top Stories - June 30, 2016 - 11:08am

A commission is investigating complaints by military academy students who say systematic sexual abuse was inflicted on new recruits dating back to the 1970s.

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Nonstop Flight: How The Frigatebird Can Soar For Weeks Without Stopping

NPR Top Stories - June 30, 2016 - 10:25am

Scientists have been attaching transmitters on the huge seagoing birds and are astonished by their ability to stay aloft.

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