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China Investigates Search Engine Baidu After Student Dies Of Cancer

NPR Top Stories - 7 hours 26 min ago

A college student accused China's largest search engine, Baidu, of misleading him to a fraudulent cancer treatment. He died in April.

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Ted Cruz Ends Presidential Campaign After Indiana Loss

NPR Top Stories - 9 hours 3 min ago

"From the beginning I've said that I would continue on as long as there was a viable path to victory," Cruz told supporters. "Tonight I'm sorry to say it appears that path has been foreclosed."

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Pushing The Break On Education Funding In Colorado

NPR Top Stories - May 3, 2016 - 3:14pm

How is it that the nation's fourteenth richest state ranks forty-second in how much it spends per student in schools? It all comes down to Colorado's Taxpayers Bill of Rights, or TABOR.

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As Cruz Exits Race, Trump Cements His Spot As Likely GOP Nominee

NPR Top Stories - May 3, 2016 - 2:40pm

Ted Cruz ended his campaign after losing must-win Indiana. Bernie Sanders beat Hillary Clinton, but she keeps a large lead in pledged Democratic delegates.

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Medical Errors Are No. 3 Cause Of U.S Deaths, Researchers Say

NPR Top Stories - May 3, 2016 - 2:31pm

If not for flawed classification of deaths, medical mistakes would be the third leading cause of U.S. deaths, Johns Hopkins researchers say. They're calling on the CDC to track deaths from errors.

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Google And Fiat Chrysler Partner To Make Self-Driving Minivans

NPR Top Stories - May 3, 2016 - 1:52pm

This is the first time Google has worked directly with an automaker to integrate its self-driving technology into a passenger vehicle, the companies said in a joint statement.

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How Starbucks Got Tangled Up In LA's Homelessness Crisis

NPR Top Stories - May 3, 2016 - 1:48pm

There are 44,000 people living on the streets in and around Los Angeles. With no other place to go, many end up at a Starbucks — to the consternation of some employees.

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Educators In Flint Step Up Efforts To Reach Youngest Victims Of Tainted Water

NPR Top Stories - May 3, 2016 - 1:46pm

Thousands of kids in Flint who have been exposed to high levels of lead are at risk of major behavioral and cognitive problems. But early education intervention can help mitigate these effects.

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U.S. Spent $1.4 Billion To Stop HIV By Promoting Abstinence. Did It Work?

NPR Top Stories - May 3, 2016 - 1:46pm

The money was part of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. It went to sex ed classes and public health messages in Africa. Effective or not? A new study offers a clear verdict.

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What's For Dinner? The Options For A Fast Answer Multiply

NPR Top Stories - May 3, 2016 - 1:40pm

As many as 80 percent of Americans don't know what's for dinner by 4 p.m. that same day. From in-grocery store restaurants to local, organic cafeteria fare, new options for fast meals are cropping up.

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Getting High From This Drug For Diarrhea Can Be Fatal

NPR Top Stories - May 3, 2016 - 12:09pm

An increasing number of opioid abusers are taking huge doses of Imodium to ease withdrawal symptoms or get high. But at those high doses, toxicologists warn, the normally safe drug can stop the heart.

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Larry Wilmore On 'Breaking Taboos' At The White House Correspondents' Dinner

NPR Top Stories - May 3, 2016 - 12:04pm

The Nightly Show host discusses his controversial performance at Saturday's event. He tells Fresh Air that his use of the N-word was an artistic decision.

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Wreckage Of Capt. Cook's HMS Endeavor May Be In Rhode Island Port

NPR Top Stories - May 3, 2016 - 11:49am

Researchers think they have located the vessel, later named the Lord Sandwich, that the British explorer sailed to Australia, saying it may have been part of a blockade during the American Revolution.

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Lupita Nyong'o Salutes Africa, Not Whoville, With Her Met Gala Hair

NPR Top Stories - May 3, 2016 - 11:39am

Many media mavens said her towering coiffure was a nod to Dr. Seuss' hair-raising town. Nope. It was inspired by the stylings of Africa.

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'Little Messi' And His Family Say Threats Forced Them To Flee Afghanistan

NPR Top Stories - May 3, 2016 - 11:05am

Five-year-old Murtaza Ahmadi became a sensation when a photo of him wearing a Lionel Messi jersey made from a plastic bag went viral. Now his father says the family received threatening phone calls.

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From Police To Courts, Corruption Seen Rising In Middle East

NPR Top Stories - May 3, 2016 - 10:34am

Roughly 1 in 3 people who dealt with the court system paid a bribe, and 1 in 4 who dealt with police did so, according to a new corruption report.

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Marines Investigating Possible Mistaken Identity In Iwo Jima Flag-Raising Photo

NPR Top Stories - May 3, 2016 - 9:32am

Analysis by amateur historians has called into question the identity of some of the men depicted in the iconic World War II image and statue. Now the Marine Corps is taking another look.

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Botched French Drug Trial Followed Rules But Lacked 'Common Sense'

NPR Top Stories - May 3, 2016 - 9:28am

In January, one man died and four others sustained brain injuries in the early clinical test an experimental pain drug. Independent scientists reviewed the study to learn what went wrong.

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These High School Girls Have Something To Cheer About

NPR Top Stories - May 3, 2016 - 8:19am

Many girls in Maasai culture drop out at 12 and end up caring for cattle or cooking at home. Many are subjected to female genital mutilation. The new Sekenani Girls School is a game changer.

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London's Popular And Populist Mayor Makes The Case For Leaving The EU

NPR Top Stories - May 3, 2016 - 8:07am

Ahead of a vote, a wild-haired populist has split conservatives. Born rich, he vows to fight for the working class. He points out Obama's Kenyan roots. He's not Trump. He's London Mayor Boris Johnson.

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