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WTO Members Approve Historic Trade Deal

NPR Top Stories - November 27, 2014 - 12:51pm

The World Trade Organization's 160 members unanimously approved a first-ever multilateral trade deal which the group believes will boost global commerce by $1 trillion annually.

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Sun, Sand And Offshore Drilling In Spain's Famed Canary Islands

NPR Top Stories - November 27, 2014 - 12:45pm

Highly reliant on oil imports, Spain's government is encouraging oil exploration off the coast of the Canary Islands. But locals say the drilling threatens the natural attractions that draw tourists.

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Indian Investigators Deny Village Girls Were Raped, Murdered

NPR Top Stories - November 27, 2014 - 11:47am

Villagers said the two "untouchable" caste girls were gang-raped and then hanged from a tree in May, but the country's equivalent of the FBI now says there was no rape and that they hanged themselves.

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For P.D. James, A Good Mystery Celebrated Human Intelligence

NPR Top Stories - November 27, 2014 - 9:12am

The British author of best-selling detective stories has died at age 94. "In a sense, the detective story is a small celebration of reason and order in our very disorderly world," she told NPR.

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Attacks In The Afghan Capital Kill 5

NPR Top Stories - November 27, 2014 - 8:36am

A suicide bomb attack on a British diplomatic vehicle killed five people, including a British national. Later, a blast and gunfire were heard in the city's diplomatic area.

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Wacky Wrestlers Of Yesteryear

NPR Top Stories - November 27, 2014 - 8:11am

In America, there's a fine line between gimmicky wrestling and performance art.

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Oil Prices Tumble After OPEC Holds Firm On Output

NPR Top Stories - November 27, 2014 - 7:49am

Ministers of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries meeting in Austria could not agree to cut production in an effort to stabilize global crude prices.

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A Nationwide Outpouring Of Support For Tiny Ferguson Library

NPR Top Stories - November 27, 2014 - 7:02am

The Ferguson Public Library has become a refuge for community during a difficult time. In response, donations to the library have reached "several orders of magnitude" higher than ever.

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Holiday Travel Snarls Look To Be Easing

NPR Top Stories - November 27, 2014 - 6:45am

AAA says some 46 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles for Thanksgiving — the largest number since 2007.

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Your Adult Siblings May Be The Secret To A Long, Happy Life

NPR Top Stories - November 27, 2014 - 6:03am

Sibling relationships are the longest-lasting family ties we have, and they're among the most likely to bring health and happiness as we age. Think on that when your brother grabs the wishbone.

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British Mystery Novelist P.D. James Dies At 94

NPR Top Stories - November 27, 2014 - 6:00am

The author of such books as The Black Tower was best-known for her series featuring Scotland Yard detective Adam Dalgliesh.

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Can Breeders Cure What Ails Our Breast-Heavy Turkeys?

NPR Top Stories - November 27, 2014 - 4:03am

The standard commercial American turkey is the product of decades of intense selective breeding. But breeding for efficiency and size has created new health problems scientists must grapple with.

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3 NFL Games On Tap To Satisfy Thanksgiving Football Fans

NPR Top Stories - November 27, 2014 - 1:42am

It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without football. The Chicago Bears face the Detroit Lions, the Philadelphia Eagles take on the Dallas Cowboys, and the Seattle Seahawks play the San Francisco 49ers.

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Stories Of Your First Thanksgiving In The U.S.

NPR Top Stories - November 27, 2014 - 12:51am

Not surprisingly, many of the stories we heard from you were about food. You had issues roasting the turkey. Your mom found, um, a creative solution to making your bird a golden brown.

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School For Husbands Gets Men To Talk About Family Size

NPR Top Stories - November 27, 2014 - 12:50am

The average woman in Niger bears seven children — the world's highest birth rate. And the country can barely feed its current population. How do you convince people that smaller families are better?

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Millennial Doctors May Be More Tech-Savvy, But Is That Better?

NPR Top Stories - November 27, 2014 - 12:49am

Text messages from your doctor are just the start. Millennials are the next generation of doctors and they're not afraid to say "chillax" in a consultation or check Twitter to find medical research.

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Cleveland Boy's Family: Video Shows Police Reacted Too Fast

NPR Top Stories - November 26, 2014 - 11:49pm

The family of a 12-year-old boy fatally wounded by a Cleveland police officer said video of the shooting shows that if the officer had not acted so quickly the youngster would still be alive.

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In Ferguson And Across The Country, Protests Are More Subdued

NPR Top Stories - November 26, 2014 - 9:53pm

Only about 30 demonstrators were out Wednesday night in Ferguson, NPR's Elise Hu reports, and there were only a handful of sizable protests across the country.

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Judge Rules Fewer Political Groups Can Keep Their Donors Secret

NPR Top Stories - November 26, 2014 - 8:57pm

The ruling targets the funders of campaign issue ads that encourage viewers to choose a specific candidate. The FEC now must decide whether it will appeal the ruling or require more disclosure.

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Jacksonville Split Over Joining A Southern Port Dredging Frenzy

NPR Top Stories - November 26, 2014 - 3:01pm

Jacksonville, Fla., is racing to find funds to deepen its port. If it can't accommodate newer, bigger cargo ships from Asia, the city says, it will lose out to Savannah, Ga., and Charleston, S.C.

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