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For Olympic Boxer Claressa Shields, Round 2 Brings New Expectations

NPR Top Stories - July 27, 2016 - 7:58am

At 17, boxer Claressa Shields won gold in the 2012 London Olympics. But it didn't change her life as much as she thought it would. After she returned home to Flint, Michigan, she thought: Now what?

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QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About Presidents And Food?

NPR Top Stories - July 27, 2016 - 7:43am

It's week two of the party conventions, and all these speeches are making us hungry. So we made a quiz to test your savvy about presidents and our favorite topic, food.

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In Pakistan's Heartland, A 'Perfect Storm Of Obstacles' To Protecting Women

NPR Top Stories - July 27, 2016 - 7:20am

A high-profile honor killing has led to calls for stronger laws. But a gang-rape victim who's spent 14 years fighting for justice says laws are undercut by ages-old feudal traditions against women.

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Egypt And Turkey: Why A Coup Succeeded In One And Failed In The Other

NPR Top Stories - July 27, 2016 - 7:10am

Both countries have strong militaries wary of conservative Muslim politicians. But as a wealthier, more middle-class country, Turkey rose up when elements of the military tried to take over.

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Bill Clinton Counters The Greatest Criticisms Of His Wife In DNC Speech

NPR Top Stories - July 27, 2016 - 6:45am

Bill Clinton had a formidable challenge on Tuesday: to sell the American people on one of the most disliked politicians in political history.

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Charges Against Remaining Officers Dropped In Freddie Gray Case

NPR Top Stories - July 27, 2016 - 6:40am

Baltimore prosecutors have dropped all charges against the three officers who still faced trial in the death of Freddie Gray. Previous trials all ended in acquittals.

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Reagan Shooter John Hinckley Jr. Released From Mental Hospital

NPR Top Stories - July 27, 2016 - 6:34am

The man who shot Ronald Reagan in 1981 was ordered released from a mental hospital on Wednesday to live with his mother in Williamsburg, Va. He's now 61.

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Prosecutors Drop All Remaining Charges Against Officers In Freddie Gray's Death

NPR Top Stories - July 27, 2016 - 5:59am

After four trials ended without convictions, prosecutors announced Wednesday that they were dropping all remaining charges. Gray died in 2015 after injuries sustained while in police custody.

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A Letter From Young Asian-Americans To Their Families About Black Lives Matter

NPR Top Stories - July 27, 2016 - 5:14am

Shereen Marisol Meraji and Kat Chow talk to young people who crowd-sourced an open letter to their loved ones, asking them to care about police violence against black Americans.

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John Hinckley, Who Tried To Kill A President, Wins His Freedom

NPR Top Stories - July 27, 2016 - 5:07am

A federal judge in Washington will allow John Hinckley to leave a mental institution and to live full-time with his mother. Hinckley shot President Ronald Reagan and three others in 1981.

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Car Bomb Kills At Least 44 In Kurdish-Held Area Of Syria

NPR Top Stories - July 27, 2016 - 3:26am

Syria's public media agency says 140 people were injured — and that the death toll will likely rise.

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In Alaska's Remote Towns, Climate Change Is Already Leaving Many Hungry

NPR Top Stories - July 27, 2016 - 3:00am

Melting ice has made it harder to hunt walrus, a traditional staple for Native Alaskans. Warmer temps mean caribou aren't where hunters used to find them. It all adds up to more food insecurity.

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Democratic Convention's Second Night Heralds A Return Of The Age Of Clinton

NPR Top Stories - July 27, 2016 - 2:15am

Bill Clinton contrasted the "real" woman he knows and the "cartoon" version sketched by critics at the Republican convention last week — congratulating the Democratic delegates on choosing the former.

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At Democratic Convention, Obama To Rally For Clinton — And His Own Legacy

NPR Top Stories - July 27, 2016 - 2:00am

President Obama hopes to "pass the baton" to Hillary Clinton — not just because he supports her but because a Republican president could reverse some of his signature initiatives.

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3 Questions Ahead Of President Obama's DNC Speech

NPR Top Stories - July 27, 2016 - 2:00am

A Clinton win would mean the president's policy legacy is kept intact, while a Trump victory would make the election all about a backlash to Obama's tenure.

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Black Lives Matter Activists Lead March To Democratic Convention

NPR Top Stories - July 26, 2016 - 7:27pm

Demonstrators with the Black Lives Matter movement and other groups marched six miles to rally outside the Democratic National Convention. They called for more police accountability and other issues.

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'They Cannot Silence Us': Sanders Supporters Protest After Clinton Nomination

NPR Top Stories - July 26, 2016 - 6:09pm

Hundreds of Bernie Sanders walked out of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia following Hillary Clinton's nomination.

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Susan Sarandon Confirms She Really Was Having The Worst Time At The DNC

NPR Top Stories - July 26, 2016 - 5:52pm

She also quote-tweeted a criticism of the DNC, writing "I'm out."

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Hillary Clinton Makes History As She Secures Presidential Nomination

NPR Top Stories - July 26, 2016 - 4:06pm

Hillary Clinton clinches the Democratic presidential nomination. She becomes the first female presidential candidate for a major U.S. political party.

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Bill Clinton Makes The Case For The Best 'Darn Change-Maker' He's Met

NPR Top Stories - July 26, 2016 - 4:04pm

The former president painted a portrait of Hillary Clinton as a fighter who works relentlessly to make the world better.

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