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'Forgive Us For So Much Cruelty': Pope Francis Visits Site Of Auschwitz Death Camp

NPR Top Stories - July 29, 2016 - 7:55am

Pope Francis spent his time at the former Nazi concentration camp in near-total silence to honor the more than 1 million people who were systematically killed there.

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Florida Governor Says Local Mosquitoes Have Transmitted Zika Virus

NPR Top Stories - July 29, 2016 - 7:41am

Officials say they've found the first indication that mosquitoes are transmitting Zika virus in the U.S. Four people in South Florida are infected; travel or sexual transmission has been ruled out.

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U.S. Economy Grew By Just 1.2 Percent During 2nd Quarter

NPR Top Stories - July 29, 2016 - 7:25am

While consumers continue to spend, business investment was down, suggesting that companies are growing nervous about the future.

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The Economy And Politics Of 1968: Now Playing In Reruns

NPR Top Stories - July 29, 2016 - 6:33am

Both 1968 and 2016 can be seen as good years for the economy. And yet both may be remembered for their extreme political discontent. Shouldn't good economic times make us less cranky? Apparently, not.

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In A British Town Full Of EU Workers, Brexit Vote Brings Uncertainty

NPR Top Stories - July 29, 2016 - 5:51am

Crawley, which voted to leave the EU, has attracted many workers from EU countries seeking jobs at nearby Gatwick Airport. "We just want it to go back to the way it was before," says a resident.

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Police Officer Shot And Killed, Another Injured Following San Diego Traffic Stop

NPR Top Stories - July 29, 2016 - 5:11am

The officers were assigned to an elite anti-gang unit. The police department said the injured officer is out of surgery and is expected to survive. A suspect is in custody, the police chief says.

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Malawi's 'Hyena' Men: Paid By Parents To Have Sex With Their Daughters

NPR Top Stories - July 29, 2016 - 5:10am

This week, a "hyena" man was arrested in Malawi for having sex with more than 100 women and girls, some as young as 12. We ask the experts to tell us more about this practice.

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2 Police Officers Shot, 1 Fatally, In San Diego

NPR Top Stories - July 29, 2016 - 4:23am

The shooting occurred late Thursday in the southeastern part of the city. Police said one suspect was in custody.

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Trump Says Democrats Aren't Focusing On Terrorism

NPR Top Stories - July 29, 2016 - 3:37am

The Republican nominee campaigned in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he criticized his opponent, Hillary Clinton, and said he would use torture tactics like waterboarding in the fight against ISIS.

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Clinton And The DNC: A Crisis Not Merely Survived, But Transcended

NPR Top Stories - July 29, 2016 - 3:05am

Whatever the judgment of polls in the days ahead, the Democratic Party's gathering was an achievement in careful and effective political management.

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Invisibilia: No One Thought This All-Woman's Debate Team Could Crush It

NPR Top Stories - July 28, 2016 - 11:00pm

Because women in Rwanda are supposed to be humble and speak softly. And the team's debating debut was a disaster. Could the teammates harness their inner power?

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FACT CHECK: Hillary Clinton's Speech To The Democratic Convention, Annotated

NPR Top Stories - July 28, 2016 - 6:48pm

NPR's politics team has annotated Clinton's speech, providing analysis and context and fact-checking key portions.

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WATCH: Muslim Father Of Fallen Soldier Tells Trump 'You Have Sacrificed Nothing'

NPR Top Stories - July 28, 2016 - 5:54pm

Khizr Khan told Democrats to honor his son's sacrifice by voting for Hillary Clinton.

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Under Pressure: This Could Be The Most Important Speech Of Hillary Clinton's Life

NPR Top Stories - July 28, 2016 - 1:42pm

Clinton has addressed Democratic conventions four times, but nothing will compare to tonight as she accepts the party's nomination for president. What do her past speeches tell us?

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At The Democratic Convention, Choreographing A Sea Of Signs

NPR Top Stories - July 28, 2016 - 1:40pm

Watch even a few minutes and you're bound to see some synchronized sign-holding — brightly colored placards with slogans like "Stronger Together" waving in the crowd.

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California Gov. Jerry Brown On The Power Of Outsider Politics

NPR Top Stories - July 28, 2016 - 1:29pm

Discontent and skepticism are central to this presidential campaign, says Gov. Jerry Brown, who ran an idealistic, outsider presidential campaign in 1992 but has governed California as a pragmatist.

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Ameera, A 6-Year-Old Afghan, Prepares To Walk Out Of U.S. Military Hospital

NPR Top Stories - July 28, 2016 - 1:20pm

Lt. Col. Chance Henderson, an orthopedic surgeon serving in Afghanistan, was able to save the leg of a 6-year-old Afghan girl caught in a firefight. She is about to be discharged.

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Sea Slug? Disco Ball? Beautiful Deep-Sea Purple Blob Puzzles Scientists

NPR Top Stories - July 28, 2016 - 1:18pm

"I have no idea. I can't even hazard a guess to phylum," one scientist says. The curious orb was found and captured during a recent Nautilus expedition near California's Channel Islands.

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Fearing Zika, FDA Asks 2 Florida Counties To Halt Blood Donations

NPR Top Stories - July 28, 2016 - 12:18pm

Health officials put blood donations in South Florida on pause until it's known whether four cases of Zika virus were caused by mosquitoes in the U.S., or until blood donations can be screened.

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Prosecutors Move To Drop Murder Charges Against Man Accused Of Killing Chandra Levy

NPR Top Stories - July 28, 2016 - 12:08pm

Prosecutors say information received this week means Ingmar Guandique, who was convicted in 2010, should not face a new trial. Levy was a 24-year-old intern in D.C. when she was murdered in 2001.

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