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Immigrants Worry They'll Face Deportation After Deferred Action Delay

NPR Top Stories - March 4, 2015 - 12:34am

Some unauthorized immigrants who are parents of U.S. citizens and green-card holders are worried they may be forced to leave the U.S. because a court ruling has put a hold on their deportation relief.

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Shrink The FAFSA? Good Luck With That

NPR Top Stories - March 4, 2015 - 12:32am

Lots of politicians are calling for a shorter FAFSA — the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. It now has more than 100 questions. But, it turns out, shortening the FAFSA is a tall order.

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Alabama Supreme Court Again Halts Gay Marriage

NPR Top Stories - March 3, 2015 - 6:14pm

In a 134-page opinion, the court issued an order that goes against what higher courts has decided. The decision once again will pit the state against the federal judiciary.

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Peace Corps Teams Up With First Lady To 'Let Girls Learn'

NPR Top Stories - March 3, 2015 - 4:51pm

The Peace Corp will recruit and train about 650 additional volunteers to focus on girls' education around the world. The expansion is part of a larger program launched by Michelle Obama Tuesday.

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Why Shark Finning Bans Aren't Keeping Sharks Off The Plate (Yet)

NPR Top Stories - March 3, 2015 - 4:12pm

Fewer shark fins are being imported into Hong Kong, the epicenter of shark-fin soup, a culinary delicacy. But while the trade in shark fins may be down, the trade in shark meat is still going strong.

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Clinton Foundation Funding Woes Touch Hillary, Too

NPR Top Stories - March 3, 2015 - 3:53pm

With Clinton potentially prepping for a presidential run, her role in the Clinton Foundation raises questions about big contributions from foreign governments, corporations and individuals.

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Round 2: Health Care Law Faces The Supreme Court Again

NPR Top Stories - March 3, 2015 - 2:59pm

In King v. Burwell, Obamacare's opponents are challenging the ACA again, this time contending that a section of the law doesn't authorize subsidies to make mandated insurance affordable in 34 states.

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Should Hotel Owners Be Forced To Hand Over Guest Records To Police?

NPR Top Stories - March 3, 2015 - 2:26pm

Hypotheticals about hunting lodges and Motel 6 saved the oral argument at the Supreme Court Tuesday from being strangled by legal weeds.

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4 Reasons Both Parties Should Be Sweating Bullets Over King V. Burwell

NPR Top Stories - March 3, 2015 - 2:20pm

The biggest political threat of the latest challenge to Obamacare is to the president, but Republicans wouldn't be winners either.

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FDA Mandates Tougher Warnings On Testosterone

NPR Top Stories - March 3, 2015 - 2:03pm

The agency says the labels for testosterone drugs must state they aren't approved to fight aging and may increase the risk for heart attacks and strokes.

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FAA Is Trying To Keep Hackers Out Of Air Traffic Control, Official Says

NPR Top Stories - March 3, 2015 - 1:51pm

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta tells a House panel that some vulnerabilities reported in a congressional study have been fixed, and the agency is working on others.

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In France, Young Muslims Often Straddle Two Worlds

NPR Top Stories - March 3, 2015 - 1:34pm

An estimated 40 percent of France's 7 million Muslims live in and around Paris, many of them in the poor suburbs. It's hard to escape the banlieues, even for those who work or attend school elsewhere.

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Tea Tuesdays: Kenyan Farmers See Green In The Color Purple

NPR Top Stories - March 3, 2015 - 1:34pm

Kenya has spent 25 years developing a purple "supertea" with high levels of antioxidants. The hope is that the tea will appeal to health-minded consumers and revive the country's struggling industry.

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Internet Memes And 'The Right To Be Forgotten'

NPR Top Stories - March 3, 2015 - 1:32pm

Becoming Internet-famous is a gold mine for some, a nightmare for others. The world of memes can pit free speech against the desire for privacy. And laws generally aren't keeping up, an expert says.

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Not Clearing The Snow Off Your Car Before Driving Could Cost You

NPR Top Stories - March 3, 2015 - 1:24pm

A Pennsylvania lawmaker wants to fine people who don't clean snow off their cars before getting on the road. Other states have similar laws. But for trucks, clearing the snow poses its own hazard.

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10 Questions Some Doctors Are Afraid To Ask

NPR Top Stories - March 3, 2015 - 1:04pm

Just 10 questions about bad childhood experiences can turn up undiagnosed illness in adults, research suggests. So why don't more doctors ask? Some say they aren't equipped to deal with the answers.

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Indian State Bans The Slaughter, Sale And Consumption Of Beef

NPR Top Stories - March 3, 2015 - 12:13pm

Anyone found breaking the new law in Maharashtra state could face up to five years in prison.

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Psst, We'll Pay You A Bribe If You Read This Story

NPR Top Stories - March 3, 2015 - 12:12pm

An estimated 1.6 billion people — many of them in the developing world — pay bribes for public services, according to a new book. The alternative may be no health care and no education.

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With Iran's Help, Iraqi Force Pushes Toward ISIS-Held Tikrit

NPR Top Stories - March 3, 2015 - 4:41am

A local source says that Iran, which has already been aiding Iraq with artillery and intelligence support, has sent fighters to help take Tikrit.

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LAPD Shooting Update: Two Body Cameras, And A Gun Malfunction

NPR Top Stories - March 3, 2015 - 4:11am

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Chief Charlie Beck are calling for calm and patience, as three investigations are underway into the police killing of a homeless man Sunday.

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