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5-Hour Line Turns Barbecue Pilgrims Into Cash Cow For Locals

NPR Top Stories - August 31, 2015 - 1:50pm

At Franklin Barbecue in Austin, Texas, people start lining up at 5 a.m. to get a taste of world-famous brisket. The line has become such a fixture that it's become a business opportunity for locals.

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Uber Faces $300,000 Fine, Court Case From Philadelphia Regulators

NPR Top Stories - August 31, 2015 - 1:36pm

The ride-hailing service has served more than 1 million customers in Philadelphia, despite operating under disputed terms for nearly a year.

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Are Women Better Tasters Than Men?

NPR Top Stories - August 31, 2015 - 1:32pm

Many in the wine and beer industry claim women have a keener sense of smell, and thus taste, than do men. Sensory scientists who've tackled this question say there's something to this.

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Prosecutor Says Texas Gunman 'Unloaded The Entire Pistol Into Deputy'

NPR Top Stories - August 31, 2015 - 12:50pm

Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson says Miles ran up behind Sheriff Deputy Darren Goforth and shot him 15 times.

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The Restaurant With No (Visible) Workers

NPR Top Stories - August 31, 2015 - 12:34pm

A new, highly automated restaurant in San Francisco looks to speed up service through efficiency. You won't see any people taking your order or serving you at Eatsa, a fast-casual quinoa eatery.

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Self-Help Author And Speaker Wayne Dyer Dies At 75

NPR Top Stories - August 31, 2015 - 11:47am

Many of his fans saw Dyer's own life story — he grew up an orphan in Detroit — as proof of the power of his ideas.

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Bucking Trend, Ohio Doctor Opens Clinic That Provides Abortion Services

NPR Top Stories - August 31, 2015 - 11:32am

Ohio has put many restrictions on abortion. Since 2010, about half the clinics performing the procedure in the state have closed. But Dr. David Burkons sees offering abortion as part of patient care.

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When You See 'Trump' On A Building, It Might Not Be What You Think

NPR Top Stories - August 31, 2015 - 10:55am

Plenty of buildings still boast Donald Trump's name in Manhattan, where he became famous as a real estate developer. But he doesn't actually own most of them — and never has.

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Oliver Sacks: A Neurologist At The 'Intersection Of Fact And Fable'

NPR Top Stories - August 31, 2015 - 10:09am

The neurologist, who died Sunday, saw "infinitely moving, dramatic, romantic situations" during his decades studying the human brain. Fresh Air remembers Sacks with two interviews from 1985 and 2012.

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Notorious Cocaine Dealers' Release Requests Test New Sentencing Guidelines

NPR Top Stories - August 31, 2015 - 9:48am

A man who helped flood Washington, D.C., with drugs in the 1980s wants to reduce his sentence using guidelines that help drug offenders secure early release. A federal judge doesn't seem convinced.

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Thai Police Issue Arrest Warrants For 2 More Bombing Suspects

NPR Top Stories - August 31, 2015 - 6:58am

Over the weekend, police arrested a man whom they have not charged. Police, however, gave themselves the $84,000 reward for tips leading to an arrest.

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How Shows Like 'Will & Grace' And 'Black-ish' Can Change Your Brain

NPR Top Stories - August 31, 2015 - 6:19am

Go ahead, use this article to justify binge-watching Orange Is The New Black all weekend.

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Kanye Is Running For President And One Other Must-Watch VMA Moment

NPR Top Stories - August 31, 2015 - 3:36am

Perhaps the most controversial moment came when Nicki Minaj took on Miley Cyrus. It'll be the talk of the water cooler today, so you might as well take a look.

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Why Utah Is The Only State Trying To Track And Limit SWAT-Style Tactics

NPR Top Stories - August 31, 2015 - 3:16am

For all the talk of police militarization, no reliable statistics exist on the number of raids by SWAT or other heavily armed tactical teams. There are no federal or state tallies — except in Utah.

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EU Ministers Call Emergency Meeting To Discuss Migrant Crisis

NPR Top Stories - August 31, 2015 - 2:45am

Europe has seen an unprecedented number of migrants and asylum seekers reach its borders. EU ministers called the meeting, in part, to try to decide which migrants are treated as refugees.

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Through Soccer, Teen Migrants Rebuild Lives And Meet Pope Francis

NPR Top Stories - August 31, 2015 - 1:16am

During his U.S. visit in September, the pope is set to meet with unaccompanied minors from Central America who have formed a youth soccer team co-sponsored by New York's Catholic Charities.

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The 'Trump Effect' Alienating Conservative Latinos

NPR Top Stories - August 31, 2015 - 1:03am

The GOP's post-mortem in the wake of the 2012 election suggested the party needed to appeal to Latinos. But the current immigration conversation sparked by Donald Trump could threaten that goal.

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To Thrive, Many Young Female Athletes Need A Lot More Food

NPR Top Stories - August 31, 2015 - 1:03am

Doctors and parents often miss the signs of female athlete triad syndrome — low energy, low bone density and irregular menstruation in an otherwise healthy-looking girl or teen.

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If Fish Is Brain Food, Can Fish Oil Pills Boost Brains, Too?

NPR Top Stories - August 31, 2015 - 1:03am

Research suggests eating fish regularly over a lifetime is good for the brain. But when it comes to staving off cognitive decline in seniors, fish oil supplements just don't cut it, a study finds.

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How Are U.N. Climate Talks Like A Middle School? Cliques Rule

NPR Top Stories - August 31, 2015 - 1:02am

Tiny island nations, Latin American developing countries and even non-joiners like Switzerland have all found more power and influence in climate negotiations after forming or joining a group.

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