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1976: The Last Time Republicans Duked It Out To The Last, Heated Minute

NPR Top Stories - June 26, 2016 - 3:59am

In this encore presentation of For the Record, NPR's Rachel Martin looks at the last contested convention: the 1976 GOP meeting in Kansas City. Ronald Reagan nearly denied Gerald Ford the nomination.

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'Battle Of The Somme' Centenary Symbolizes Great Loss For Canadians

NPR Top Stories - June 26, 2016 - 3:59am

Most of Newfoundland's regiment was wiped out the first day of the Allied offensive on the Somme. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Maureen Power, a curator at the provincial museum about their legacy.

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1 In 10 Cal State Students Is Homeless, Study Finds

NPR Top Stories - June 26, 2016 - 3:59am

New research from California State University suggests 1 in 10 students there are homeless and 1 in 5 are food insecure. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to George Parker, a once homeless student.

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Republicans Brace For Donald Trump's Impact On Down-Ballot Races

NPR Top Stories - June 26, 2016 - 3:59am

Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton are not the only candidates running. Ken Rudin of the Political Junkie podcast and NPR's Linda Wertheimer discuss the Senate and House races.

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'Brexit': Global Economic Aftershocks

NPR Top Stories - June 26, 2016 - 3:59am

The decision by voters in the United Kingdom to exit the European Union has already had a profound effect on global financial markets. Here's a preview of what to expect in the coming days in the U.S.

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Locals Provide Disaster Assist After West Virginia Floods Kill At Least 24

NPR Top Stories - June 26, 2016 - 3:59am

Search and rescue operations are underway in West Virginia after flooding killed at least 24 people. Clean up has begun but some things can't be saved.

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Clinton And Trump Channel 'Brexit' Reactions Into Campaign Messaging

NPR Top Stories - June 26, 2016 - 3:59am

The presidential campaigns were quick to weigh in on Britain's vote to leave the European Union. NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with correspondent Mara Liasson about what we learned and what's ahead.

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EU Leaders To Meet At Emergency Summit To Discuss 'Brexit' Next Steps

NPR Top Stories - June 26, 2016 - 3:59am

European leaders gather this week to negotiate what will be Britain's complicated divorce from the EU. Can it be undone? Two million Britons have signed a petition calling for a re-vote on Brexit.

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Cooking Chicken And Plantains For African Migrants In Costa Rica

NPR Top Stories - June 26, 2016 - 3:00am

Debora Jiménez says it is her moral duty to help feed the hundreds of Africans now stranded in her country.

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To Help A Criminal Go Straight, Help Him Change How He Thinks

NPR Top Stories - June 26, 2016 - 3:00am

More than half of prisoners released from prison are rearrested within a year. Cognitive therapy can help prisoners change the thinking that gets them in trouble, like "I'll never back down."

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At Least 12 Dead After Gunmen Storm Hotel In Somalia's Capital

NPR Top Stories - June 25, 2016 - 12:02pm

A group of attackers detonated a car bomb and then rushed into a hotel in the heart of Mogadishu, taking hostages. Security forces say they have now taken control of the scene.

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An Avian Mystery: Rare Parrot Spotted In Wild For First Time In 15 Years

NPR Top Stories - June 25, 2016 - 10:27am

A solitary Spix's Macaw was spotted and caught on video flying over Bahia, Brazil. The origins of the bird are unknown, but conservators say its appearance represents "a new hope" for the area.

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With Trump In Scotland, Clinton Steps Up Barrage Against His 'Brexit' Response

NPR Top Stories - June 25, 2016 - 8:54am

After the U.K. voted to leave the European Union, Trump spoke on the move at his remodeled Scottish golf course. Clinton used those remarks as fodder for a message her campaign has been pushing hard.

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With A Zap, Scientists Create Low-Fat Chocolate

NPR Top Stories - June 25, 2016 - 8:29am

Scientists say they've figured out how to reduce the fat in milk chocolate by running it through an electric field. The result is healthier, but is it tastier?

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Pope Francis Urges World To Never Forget Armenian Genocide

NPR Top Stories - June 25, 2016 - 8:26am

His characterization of the slaughter of 1.5 million Armenians is likely to cause tensions with Turkey. He was not expected to use the term but then ad-libbed it into his prepared remarks.

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EU's Founding Members Urge The U.K. To Quickly Exit The Bloc

NPR Top Stories - June 25, 2016 - 5:13am

Six European Union foreign ministers at a crisis meeting in Berlin say they want to avoid a period of uncertainty, a day after referendum results showed that Britain has voted to leave the EU.

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What The 'Brexit' Means For The Pro Soccer World

NPR Top Stories - June 25, 2016 - 4:32am

NPR's Tom Goldman tells NPR's Scott Simon what the Brexit vote might mean for the world of professional soccer.

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Fire-Walkers At Motivational Seminar Treated For Minor Burn Injuries

NPR Top Stories - June 25, 2016 - 4:32am

There are times that the power of the mind is not enough. About 40 people who walked on hot coals at a Tony Robbins seminar in Dallas ended up with burns, with several landing in the hospital.

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Trump Lags Behind Clinton In 'Ground Game' Support

NPR Top Stories - June 25, 2016 - 4:32am

When running for office, you need a good "ground game." Some say Trump lacks what's needed to get out the vote. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Rob Jesmer, formerly with the RNC, about what that means.

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23 Killed In Historic West Virgina Flooding

NPR Top Stories - June 25, 2016 - 4:32am

Some of the worst flooding in the state in 100 years is being blamed for the deaths of more than 20 people. Reporter Ashton Marra tells Scott Simon that many died trapped in their cars and homes.

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