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Out Of A Tough Day Of Diplomacy, A Surprising Deal On Ukraine

NPR Top Stories - April 17, 2014 - 12:04pm

Diplomats from the United States and Europe gathered in Geneva Thursday to discuss how to resolve the crisis in Ukraine. Secretary of State John Kerry and his counterparts from Russia, Ukraine and the European Union spoke for more than five hours on the issue.

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Following Enrollment Deadline, Health Care Focus Turns To States

NPR Top Stories - April 17, 2014 - 12:04pm

President Obama met Thursday with insurance company executives and a separate group of insurance regulators from the states, discussing their mutual interest in administering the new health care law.

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Unlikely Partnerships Spring From California Water Crisis

NPR Top Stories - April 17, 2014 - 12:04pm

Farmers in the parched Central Valley are joining forces with farmworkers and a broad cross section of politicians to pressure the federal government to offer relief.

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Obama: Affordable Care Act Enrollment Hits 8 Million

NPR Top Stories - April 17, 2014 - 11:59am

At a White House briefing, the president referred to the Affordable Care Act, saying "this thing is working," and urged Republicans to stop trying to repeal the law.

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Hillary Clinton's Presidential Chess Board

NPR Top Stories - April 17, 2014 - 11:49am

Much of what will happen in the 2016 presidential race — in both political parties — hinges on whether Clinton decides to run. She has said she'll announce by the end of the year.

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Ohio's Law Against Political Lying Heads To Supreme Court

NPR Top Stories - April 17, 2014 - 7:41am

Can a state law prevent political campaigns from doling out misinformation? Guest host Celeste Headlee learns more from The Plain Dealer's Sabrina Eaton.

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Do America's Deportation Policies Work?

NPR Top Stories - April 17, 2014 - 7:39am

Guest Host Celeste Headlee learns more about the United States' deportation policies from Muzaffar Chishti of the Migration Policy Institute.

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Deported For An Old Crime, Jamaican Loses His American Dream

NPR Top Stories - April 17, 2014 - 7:38am

Howard Dean Bailey made a good life for himself in the U.S. But then, a decades-old run-in with the law led to his deportation. Does his story show the system failing or working?

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One Man's Pee Pushes Portland To Flush 38 Million Gallons Of Water

NPR Top Stories - April 17, 2014 - 7:24am

The trespasser relieved himself into one of the city's reservoirs of treated water. Officials say there's not much of a danger to public health, but they're being cautious.

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Police In Canada Make Arrest Related To 'Heartbleed' Bug

NPR Top Stories - April 17, 2014 - 7:10am

A 19-year-old computer science student was taken into custody for allegedly exploiting the bug to steal sensitive information from government servers.

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Fate Of Girls Abducted In Nigeria Now Uncertain

NPR Top Stories - April 17, 2014 - 5:45am

About 100 girls were grabbed Monday. Officials have blamed a radical Islamist group. Late Wednesday, Nigeria's military said almost all the girls had been accounted for. That claim is in dispute.

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Ukraine Crisis: Diplomats Meet, Putin Admits Russia's Role In Crimea

NPR Top Stories - April 17, 2014 - 5:11am

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is among those gathering in Geneva to see if they can find a diplomatic solution. The prospects for progress appear to be slim.

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Weekly Jobless Claims Stay Near 7-Year Low

NPR Top Stories - April 17, 2014 - 4:38am

The 304,000 applications filed last week means they were close to the lowest level since May 2007. Analysts say the news is another sign that the economy continues to grow.

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Putin Tells Snowden That Russia Doesn't Do Mass Surveillance

NPR Top Stories - April 17, 2014 - 3:55am

It was one spy speaking to another, as Putin put it, when "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden asked the Russian leader on national TV whether his nation has a program like the U.S. National Security Agency's.

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To Increase Productivity, UPS Monitors Drivers' Every Move

NPR Top Stories - April 17, 2014 - 3:34am

A typical UPS truck now has hundreds of sensors on it. That's changing the way UPS drivers work — and it foreshadows changes coming for workers throughout the economy.

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No Sign Yet Of Hundreds Missing After South Korean Ferry Disaster

NPR Top Stories - April 17, 2014 - 2:55am

Divers are having difficulty getting into the capsized ship. It was sailing to a resort island Wednesday when it capsized. Most of the passengers were high school students on a school trip.

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Ukraine: 3 Killed After Black Sea Base Attack

NPR Top Stories - April 17, 2014 - 12:25am

A crowd of around 300 men armed with stun grenades and Molotov cocktails attacked the base, in the south-east part of the country late Wednesday, the interior ministry said in a statement.

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Plant Breeders Release First 'Open Source Seeds'

NPR Top Stories - April 16, 2014 - 11:30pm

Scientists and food activists are launching a campaign to promote seeds that can be freely shared, rather than protected through patents and licenses. They call it the Open Source Seed Initiative.

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Polio Hits Equatorial Guinea, Threatens Central Africa

NPR Top Stories - April 16, 2014 - 11:29pm

The two cases are the first in the country since 1999. The virus spread from neighboring Cameroon. When polio is on the move in Central Africa, the toll can be tragic.

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Meet The Sisters Saving Spanish Horses From Slaughter

NPR Top Stories - April 16, 2014 - 11:28pm

Once status symbols for newly minted millionaires, horses are now the voiceless victims in Spain's economic crash. Two sisters are adopting horses that might otherwise end up in the food supply.

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