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EU's Founding Members Urge The U.K. To Quickly Exit The Bloc

NPR Top Stories - June 25, 2016 - 5:13am

Six European Union foreign ministers at a crisis meeting in Berlin say they want to avoid a period of uncertainty, a day after referendum results showed that Britain has voted to leave the EU.

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What The 'Brexit' Means For The Pro Soccer World

NPR Top Stories - June 25, 2016 - 4:32am

NPR's Tom Goldman tells NPR's Scott Simon what the Brexit vote might mean for the world of professional soccer.

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Fire-Walkers At Motivational Seminar Treated For Minor Burn Injuries

NPR Top Stories - June 25, 2016 - 4:32am

There are times that the power of the mind is not enough. About 40 people who walked on hot coals at a Tony Robbins seminar in Dallas ended up with burns, with several landing in the hospital.

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Trump Lags Behind Clinton In 'Ground Game' Support

NPR Top Stories - June 25, 2016 - 4:32am

When running for office, you need a good "ground game." Some say Trump lacks what's needed to get out the vote. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Rob Jesmer, formerly with the RNC, about what that means.

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23 Killed In Historic West Virgina Flooding

NPR Top Stories - June 25, 2016 - 4:32am

Some of the worst flooding in the state in 100 years is being blamed for the deaths of more than 20 people. Reporter Ashton Marra tells Scott Simon that many died trapped in their cars and homes.

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Why A Semi-Automatic Rifle Owner Supports Stricter Gun Laws

NPR Top Stories - June 25, 2016 - 4:32am

Not all gun-rights advocates support the NRA's opposition to gun control. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Mike Weisser, a semi-automatic rifle owner and seller, who wants much stricter controls.

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Chicago Energized By Naitonal Gun Control Reform Movement

NPR Top Stories - June 25, 2016 - 4:32am

Gun control advocates in Chicago, where gun violence has reached epidemic proportions, are energized by this week's sit-in by Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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'The Hot Sardines' Album: French Fries & Champagne

NPR Top Stories - June 25, 2016 - 4:32am

"French Fries and Champagne" is The Hot Sardines' new album. Singer Elizabeth Bougerol and band leader Evan Palazzo tell NPR's Scott Simon Craigslist helped them turn their hobby into a music career.

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A Grisly, Humorous Dissection Of Morality In 'Anatomy Theatre'

NPR Top Stories - June 25, 2016 - 4:32am

It was once thought that evil resided inside the body. So murderers were dissected to find it. That macabre practice is the subject of a dark but funny new opera, "Anatomy Theatre."

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Pope Francis Denounces Armenian Genocide

NPR Top Stories - June 25, 2016 - 4:32am

To avoid angering Turkey, some are loathe to describe the killing of 1.5 million Armenians as genocide. Pope Francis, who's in Yerevan for the 100-year commemorations, is not shy about using the term.

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Orlando Plans Aid To People Hurt By Nightclub Attack

NPR Top Stories - June 24, 2016 - 6:26pm

The city has set up an assistance center and plans to begin distributing $9 million in donations to the victims of the Pulse shootings and their families. An LGBTQ group has raised nearly $6 million.

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Kansas Votes More Money For Public Schools To Avert Shutdown

NPR Top Stories - June 24, 2016 - 6:25pm

Legislators, pressured by the state Supreme Court, passed a $38 million package for the state's underfunded schools. Justices had threatened to close all public schools in Kansas after this month.

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California Wildfire Claims 2 Lives

NPR Top Stories - June 24, 2016 - 3:32pm

A fast-moving blaze in the central part of the state, whipped up by hot temperatures and dry vegetation, has burned more than 1,900 acres. Officials warn conditions are ripe for more wildfires.

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Rio Drug Testing Lab Is Suspended Weeks Before Olympics

NPR Top Stories - June 24, 2016 - 2:36pm

The international agency that regulates anti-doping testing has shut down the Brazilian lab, raising doubts that it can be ready for the Summer Games, which start in August.

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Dozens Burned During Tony Robbins Motivational Exercise

NPR Top Stories - June 24, 2016 - 2:18pm

Seminar participants were hoping to conquer their fears by walking over hot coals. Instead, dozens at the Dallas event were treated for burns. A Robbins representative says there was no emergency.

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Historic West Virginia Flash Floods Kill At Least 23 People

NPR Top Stories - June 24, 2016 - 1:19pm

Flooding across West Virginia has killed at least 23 people and seriously damaged or destroyed more than 100 homes. It's the worst flooding in a century for some areas of the state.

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Brexit Created Many Losers, But Some Winners Too. Which Are You?

NPR Top Stories - June 24, 2016 - 1:04pm

Uncertainty generated by Brexit caused many investments to head south. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 3.39 percent. Still, there were some winners, like homebuyers seeking low-interest loans.

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Bernie Worrell, 'Wizard Of Woo,' Dies At 72

NPR Top Stories - June 24, 2016 - 12:54pm

The influential keyboardist and composer had been diagnosed with late-stage lung cancer. Worrell was a key member of Parliament-Funkadelic and played with the Talking Heads.

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Michael Herr, Whose Vietnam War Reporting Became Iconic, Dies At 76

NPR Top Stories - June 24, 2016 - 11:44am

Herr's book Dispatches redefined the genre of war reporting. "I was there to watch," he wrote. "I went to cover the war and the war covered me; an old story, unless of course you've never heard it."

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After Brexit Vote, U.S. Economy To Reflect Uncertainty About What's Next

NPR Top Stories - June 24, 2016 - 11:02am

The U.S. stock market reacted to the U.K.'s announcement that it's leaving the European Union. Repercussions from the historic decision are being felt around the world.

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