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A Tale Of Two Trumps On The Campaign Trail

NPR Top Stories - April 28, 2016 - 2:00am

In a 24 hours span, the whiplash between a calmer, more presidential Trump versus the bombastic, caustic politician stood in stark contrast.

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How A Cheating Husband Gave Rise To Nashville's Hot Chicken Craze

NPR Top Stories - April 28, 2016 - 12:30am

The story goes that a woman decided to punish her cheating husband by heaping hot pepper on his chicken. It ended up tasting really good, and now the popularity of Nashville Hot Chicken is spreading.

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Chinese Investors Left Reeling After Wealth Management Firm's Collapse

NPR Top Stories - April 28, 2016 - 12:29am

The $5 billion Shanghai company was the third financial firm to collapse in China since December. "Every time I take a bite of food," says an investor who lost everything, "I feel I am wasting money."

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Terrorism Fears And Travel Bans Shake Tourism In Turkey

NPR Top Stories - April 28, 2016 - 12:26am

In Istanbul's Grand Bazaar, a merchant calls it the worst tourist season in nearly four decades. Terrorism fears and a travel ban by Russia, an important source of tourists, are keeping visitors away.

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Obama Responds To 8-Year-Old's Email, Says He'll Visit Flint, Mich.

NPR Top Stories - April 27, 2016 - 4:47pm

The president says he hopes to meet Mari Copeny on May 4 when he goes to Flint. She wrote to tell him about her activism on behalf of children affected by the city's contaminated water.

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Tennessee Enacts Law Letting Therapists Refuse Patients On Religious Grounds

NPR Top Stories - April 27, 2016 - 2:58pm

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam signed a law allowing mental health counselors to refuse to treat patients based on religious objections. Critics say the measure discriminates against LGBT people.

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After String Of Losses, Sanders Campaign To Lay Off 'Hundreds' Of Staffers

NPR Top Stories - April 27, 2016 - 2:19pm

The campaign says it no longer needs so many staff for the remaining contests left on the calendar, but the move could be a sign of trouble.

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Trump Reset? Sober Foreign Policy Address Gives Peek Into 'Trump Doctrine'

NPR Top Stories - April 27, 2016 - 2:16pm

The New York billionaire's speech was short on specifics, but was more subdued and serious than often seen on the campaign trail, a sign of Trump's attempt to project a presidential tone.

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Ohio's Attorney General Calls Pike County Killings A 'Coldblooded' Massacre

NPR Top Stories - April 27, 2016 - 1:58pm

Mike DeWine said investigators discovered "commercial" marijuana-growing operations at some of the murder sites. Eight members of the same family were found dead at four homes in Pike County, Ohio.

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FBI Explains Why It Won't Disclose How It Unlocked iPhone

NPR Top Stories - April 27, 2016 - 1:44pm

The agency says it doesn't have the rights to the technical details of the unlocking method, and so it can't submit it to a special review that would have determined whether Apple should be informed.

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Missouri 'Religious Freedom' Bill Defeated In House Committee Vote

NPR Top Stories - April 27, 2016 - 12:58pm

The legislation, which is unlikely to be revived this session, would have shielded people who refuse to provide services related to same-sex marriages.

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That Surgery Might Cost You A Lot Less In Another Town

NPR Top Stories - April 27, 2016 - 12:20pm

You may be paying $38,000 more for that knee replacement than someone in another state, or even a few hundred miles down the road. And there doesn't seem to be any method to this madness.

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A Concussion Can Lead To Sleep Problems That Last For Years

NPR Top Stories - April 27, 2016 - 12:14pm

Eighteen months after a concussion or other traumatic brain injury, two-thirds of the patients in a recent study were still sleepy during the day. And most were unaware of their symptoms.

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After Combat Stress, Violence Can Show Up At Home

NPR Top Stories - April 27, 2016 - 11:50am

In a minority of cases, violent behavior accompanies post-traumatic stress disorder. Military spouses can become victims, and there are few resources around to help them.

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Las Vegas Columnist Quits After Ban On Writing About Adelson

NPR Top Stories - April 27, 2016 - 11:33am

Las Vegas Review-Journal columnist John L. Smith resigned after being told he could no longer write about two of the state's biggest players, including his paper's new owner, Sheldon Adelson.

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'Nurse, Spy, Cook:' How Harriet Tubman Found Freedom Through Food

NPR Top Stories - April 27, 2016 - 10:26am

Tubman's role as a professional cook has often been overlooked. She self-funded many of her heroic raids to rescue slaves through an activity she enjoyed and excelled at: cooking.

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Loathed By Farmers, Loved By Ancients: The Strange History Of Tiger Nuts

NPR Top Stories - April 27, 2016 - 9:53am

One of the worst weeds in the world had its start as an ancient and valuable tuber used for food and medicine. Now tiger nuts are making a comeback in the health food aisle.

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Struggling School Districts Find Little Help In Pennsylvania

NPR Top Stories - April 27, 2016 - 9:45am

Jameria Miller moved from an affluent Philadelphia-area school district to one with fewer resources. That's when she learned her state has one of the nation's most inequitable school funding systems.

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The Mardi Gras Indian Of 'Lemonade'

NPR Top Stories - April 27, 2016 - 9:10am

In "Lemonade," Beyoncé's much-discussed visual album, a girl resplendent in white plumage appears. It's a nod to the pop star's New Orleans roots and loaded with the region's racial history.

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Beyonce's 'Lemonade' Turns A Somali-Brit Poet Into A Global Star

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

Queen Bey reads some of Warsan Shire's writings about love and loss. The young poet also tells stories about refugees and immigrants from Africa, where she was born.

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