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Small Donors Fueled Sanders' $15 Million Fundraising Haul

NPR Top Stories - July 2, 2015 - 1:38pm

The Vermont senator's campaign said its average contribution was $33.51, but reliance on small donors cuts both ways.

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Yes, There Really Is A Town In Liberia Called 'Smell No Taste'

NPR Top Stories - July 2, 2015 - 1:34pm

It's the place where a teenager died of Ebola this week. And, like all unusual geographic names, there's a story behind it.

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Maria Leaves Sesame Street After 44 Years On The Block

NPR Top Stories - July 2, 2015 - 1:31pm

Sonia Manzano's acting career began when she was in the original cast of Godspell – a musical which began as a student production on campus, according to the Associated Press.

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New Rules Could Create A New Class Of Overtime Workers

NPR Top Stories - July 2, 2015 - 1:24pm

The president's proposal would make 5 million more Americans eligible for overtime pay. But the changes don't mean that employers will pay more.

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So Far, So Good For The Economy. But What About The Second Half?

NPR Top Stories - July 2, 2015 - 12:45pm

The Labor Department's June report showed decent job growth, with unemployment dipping to 5.3 percent. In fact, 2015's first half was fairly good. But economists see dangers lurking in the back half.

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In Data Breach, Reluctance To Point The Finger At China

NPR Top Stories - July 2, 2015 - 12:43pm

Personal data of at least 18 million federal workers may have been accessed via the OPM computer system. Some officials quietly blame China; others want to avoid upsetting this major trade partner.

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5 Things You Should Know About Jim Webb

NPR Top Stories - July 2, 2015 - 12:34pm

The former senator, the fifth Democrat to enter the presidential race, has a colorful background as a veteran, author, reporter and defender of the Confederacy.

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Coping While Black: A Season Of Traumatic News Takes A Psychological Toll

NPR Top Stories - July 2, 2015 - 12:30pm

Research on the psychological effects of racism, especially on people of color, is still in the early stages. But psychologists warn that events like the Charleston shooting can cause serious stress.

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In Secular French Schools, One Group Wants To Talk Religion

NPR Top Stories - July 2, 2015 - 12:26pm

French public schools discourage any display of religious identity. But after an Islamist terror attack this year, a religious co-existence group has found a huge demand for its services.

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Checking DNA Against Elephants Hints At How Mammoths Got Woolly

NPR Top Stories - July 2, 2015 - 12:13pm

A clump of a mammoth's fur bought on eBay led scientists to a long list of ways the extinct species was special. One specific gene likely played a role in helping mammoths thrive in icy weather.

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ISIS Reportedly Destroys Ancient Statue In Captured City Of Palmyra

NPR Top Stories - July 2, 2015 - 11:59am

Photos released by the Islamist extremist group show a 2,000-year-old stone sculpture of a lion being smashed with sledgehammers.

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BP To Pay $18.7 Billion To Settle Gulf Coast Oil Spill Claims

NPR Top Stories - July 2, 2015 - 6:01am

The agreement with the U.S. government, five Gulf Coast states and more than 400 local governments comes nearly five years after the Deepwater Horizon spill.

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Unemployment Rate Falls To 5.3 Percent, But For The Wrong Reason

NPR Top Stories - July 2, 2015 - 5:02am

The economy keeps adding jobs at a steady pace, including 223,000 in June, but the Labor Department report for last month shows more people are also leaving the labor force and wages are not rising.

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Washington Navy Yard On Lockdown After Report Of An Incident

NPR Top Stories - July 2, 2015 - 4:11am

The Navy Yard was the site of a September 2013 shooting that killed 12 people and the gunman.

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The Top Words Of Wisdom For New Graduates

NPR Top Stories - July 2, 2015 - 3:33am

Our searchable commencement app is now updated with the best speeches from 2014 and 2015.

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Georgia Leads A Push To Help Ex-Prisoners Get Jobs

NPR Top Stories - July 2, 2015 - 12:58am

Federal grant money is flowing to skills training programs for ex-offenders. But aid will be successful only if employers are willing to hire them. That's where state re-entry programs show promise.

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Sunnis Flee The Islamic State, But Still Fall Under Suspicion

NPR Top Stories - July 2, 2015 - 12:57am

The Islamic State is a Sunni Muslim group. Yet many Sunnis have abandoned their homes and fled areas where ISIS has taken over in Iraq. But that doesn't mean Shiites welcome them with open arms.

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Jobs Report Expected To Show 'Stronger Momentum' In Economy

NPR Top Stories - July 1, 2015 - 10:14pm

Economists surveyed by Reuters are predicting that employers added about 230,000 jobs to their payrolls in June. That's less than the month before but still a pretty strong showing.

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POTUS Weighs In: No Peas In Guacamole

NPR Top Stories - July 1, 2015 - 3:28pm

The online debate began after The New York Times published a guacamole recipe that includes fresh peas.

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Cities In California Conserved A Lot Of Water In May

NPR Top Stories - July 1, 2015 - 2:18pm

Felicia Marcus of the State Water Board said, "We need all Californians to step up — and keep it up — as if we don't know when it will rain and snow again, because we don't."

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