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For Pro Athletes, Knowing When It's Time To Call It Quits

NPR Top Stories - February 5, 2016 - 1:59am

Earlier in the season, many suggested Payton Manning was through and should retire. He has since rebounded and will lead his Denver Broncos against the Carolina Panthers in Sunday's NFL Super Bowl.

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The 5th Democratic Debate In 100 Words (And A Video)

NPR Top Stories - February 4, 2016 - 8:40pm

It was the first mano-a-mano encounter of the campaign, which means there was enough room for semantic arguments and serious debate.

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7 Key Moments From Clinton And Sanders' 'Progressive' Debate

NPR Top Stories - February 4, 2016 - 5:54pm

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders faced off Thursday in New Hampshire and spent much of the time arguing over what it means to be a "progressive." It was their first one-on-one debate.

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With Oil Prices Languishing, Shell Reports 80 Percent Drop In Earnings

NPR Top Stories - February 4, 2016 - 4:28pm

The company is the latest industry giant to report huge drops in earnings from 2014 to 2015. BP, Exxon and Chevron have also seen their revenues fall steeply.

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Running For Baltimore Mayor, Activist DeRay Mckesson Draws Donors

NPR Top Stories - February 4, 2016 - 4:23pm

The Black Lives Matter advocate entered the race on Wednesday night in a surprise move. Less than 24 hours later, he has raised almost $40,000 from nearly 700 donors.

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Florida Governor Ramps Up Mosquito Fight To Stay Ahead Of Zika

NPR Top Stories - February 4, 2016 - 3:42pm

It's only a matter of time, Gov. Rick Scott figures, before the Zika virus shows up in Florida mosquitoes. He's called for increased spraying and other moves to keep Zika and other diseases in check.

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Maurice White Of Earth, Wind & Fire Dies At 74

NPR Top Stories - February 4, 2016 - 3:28pm

One of the musicians behind "September," perhaps the happiest-sounding wedding song of all time, died in his sleep. Verdine White announced the death of his "brother, hero and best friend."

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On Road To Recovery, Ferguson Residents Have Different Ideas

NPR Top Stories - February 4, 2016 - 3:25pm

It's been more than a year since the shooting of Michael Brown sparked nationwide protests. Tension has dissipated in Ferguson, but some disagreements exist among residents about the best way forward.

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Heading Into New Hampshire, GOP 'Front-Runners' Are Anything But

NPR Top Stories - February 4, 2016 - 3:18pm

Republican establishment choice Jeb Bush was once the candidate to beat. No more: Ted Cruz, Donald Trump and Marco Rubio's success in the Iowa caucuses puts new pressure on the party mainstream.

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House Hearing Probes The Mystery Of High Drug Prices That 'Nobody Pays'

NPR Top Stories - February 4, 2016 - 2:57pm

After controversial pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli left the hearing on Capitol Hill, the representatives' attention turned to why prices for some drugs are rising so steeply.

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Martin Shkreli Takes The Fifth, But Can't Resist Firing Back

NPR Top Stories - February 4, 2016 - 2:45pm

The former pharmaceutical executive appeared before a House committee hearing on drug prices, and for once tried to stay silent.

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Could Hospital ERs Provide Missing Data On Police Shootings?

NPR Top Stories - February 4, 2016 - 1:36pm

If police violence is considered a public health issue, then doctors and nurses might be able to compile basic information about shootings involving law enforcement that go unreported.

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Women Blast CDC's Advice To Use Birth Control If Drinking Alcohol

NPR Top Stories - February 4, 2016 - 1:20pm

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is getting flamed for saying that sexually active women should be on birth control if they drink alcohol, or stop drinking before getting pregnant.

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Carnival Gives Brazil Ideas About How To Fight Zika

NPR Top Stories - February 4, 2016 - 1:17pm

Dancing mosquitoes, songs and free condoms are part of the events designed to raise Zika consciousness.

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In The Heart Of Seoul, A Trove Of North Korean Propaganda

NPR Top Stories - February 4, 2016 - 1:03pm

Many South Koreans have never heard of it, but a library in Seoul holds a vast collection of North Korean curiosities — textbooks, videos, fiction, even ginseng soap. Much of it can't be checked out.

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Indictment Details Charges Against Ammon Bundy, Other Militants

NPR Top Stories - February 4, 2016 - 12:00pm

For the past week, only four militants have remained at the refuge near Burns, Ore. They're among the 16 whom a grand jury indicted on charges of conspiracy and using threats and intimidation.

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Matt LeBlanc Is Joining The BBC's 'Top Gear' Car Show

NPR Top Stories - February 4, 2016 - 10:26am

"Hey everyone, I'm really honored and looking forward to working on Top Gear," the former Friends star said Thursday. He has been a guest on the show several times.

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New Hampshire Primary: Meet The Man, The Guard Dog, Who Keeps It First

NPR Top Stories - February 4, 2016 - 5:40am

Bill Gardner is the longest-serving secretary of state in America. He's also one of the most powerful. He alone can move the primary. Critics call him autocratic; he says he's following the law.

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Diplomats Pledge Aid For Syrians, Hope To Raise $9 Billion

NPR Top Stories - February 4, 2016 - 4:29am

A donor conference in London is attempting to raise $9 billion in assistance for Syrians in 2016. Last year's aid conference aimed at $7 billion, and only raised half that.

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Got A Second For 'Haikus With Hotties'? Now, You Can Enjoy Them All Year

NPR Top Stories - February 4, 2016 - 4:00am

"Haikus with Hotties" is more than just a cheeky calendar — it's challenging the way Asian-American men are portrayed in the media.

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