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Denmark Might Be Winning The Global Race To Prevent Food Waste

NPR Top Stories - September 1, 2015 - 9:41am

According to a recent report from the Danish government, Danes now throw away 25 percent less food than they did five years ago. Supermarkets are doing their part by selling older food at a discount.

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California's Prisons Will Change Solitary Confinement Rules

NPR Top Stories - September 1, 2015 - 8:37am

The state is agreeing to stop placing inmates in solitary confinement solely because of a gang affiliation. The changes could move more than 1,500 inmates out of solitary.

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Are Statins Bad For Me? Personalized Medicine Can't Yet Say

NPR Top Stories - September 1, 2015 - 8:22am

Statins made her feel wretched, so she took a DNA test to find out why. But even the doctor with the genetic testing company admits that the test doesn't tell you much more than you already know.

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Thai Prime Minister Says 'Main Suspect' In Bangkok Bombing Arrested

NPR Top Stories - September 1, 2015 - 8:09am

Authorities say a second foreigner has been arrested in connection with last month's deadly bombing and that three more arrest warrants have been issued.

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The Black Cowboys Of Florida

NPR Top Stories - September 1, 2015 - 7:04am

For many Floridians, the tradition of African-American cattle ranchers is an integral part of the state's rich story.

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3 Ways September Could Be A Challenging Month For Trump

NPR Top Stories - September 1, 2015 - 5:04am

Donald Trump has had a good summer, but he will face some hurdles in the next 30 days that could affect the future of his campaign, unless they don't.

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Despite High Court Ruling, Kentucky Clerk Denies Marriage Licenses

NPR Top Stories - September 1, 2015 - 4:36am

Kim Davis, the Rowan County clerk in Kentucky, refused to issue any marriage licenses on Tuesday, saying she is waiting for the result of an appeal. Davis cited religious objections for her actions.

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During Holy Year, Pope Will Let Priests Forgive Women Who Had Abortions

NPR Top Stories - September 1, 2015 - 4:13am

According to church teaching, abortion is a sin so grave that anyone who gets one or performs one is automatically excommunicated. Forgiveness was usually only given by senior church officials.

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5 Skills President Obama Will Need To Survive A Day With Bear Grylls

NPR Top Stories - September 1, 2015 - 3:04am

While in Alaska, President Obama will be a guest on a survival show that takes celebrities into the wilderness to eat mice, rappel off cliffs and more.

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Hungary Closes Budapest Train Station To Migrants Traveling To Western Europe

NPR Top Stories - September 1, 2015 - 3:00am

Authorities had been allowing migrants to travel without checking passports, but on Tuesday, the station was closed and migrants began protesting.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg And Sandra Day O'Connor, 'Sisters In Law'

NPR Top Stories - September 1, 2015 - 1:01am

A new book explains that the women were not personal friends, but they were strong allies on the Supreme Court bench, especially in the legal fight for women's equality.

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After Government's Greenlight, Commercial Drones Set To Take Off

NPR Top Stories - September 1, 2015 - 1:00am

The FAA has granted 1,300 permits that allow commercial firms to operate drones for everything from selling real estate to inspecting utility lines. But there's concern over some recent close calls.

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Sleep More, Sneeze Less: Increased Slumber Helps Prevent Colds

NPR Top Stories - September 1, 2015 - 12:48am

Just a couple extra hours can make a real difference, a study shows. Adults who slept only five or six hours were four times more likely to get sick when exposed to a common cold virus.

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Fishing, Cooking And A Yup'ik Upbringing Made Alaska's Health Commissioner

NPR Top Stories - September 1, 2015 - 12:47am

Alaska's health commissioner spends her summers working on policy issues by day and fishing for salmon for the winter on nights and weekends with her family who belong to the Yup'ik people.

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Fight To Save The Sage Grouse Finds Friends In All Corners Of The West

NPR Top Stories - September 1, 2015 - 12:43am

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will decide whether to list the greater sage grouse as endangered. Many groups, including some oil and gas firms and a conservation group, don't want that to happen.

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10 Highlights From The 7,000 Pages Of Released Clinton Emails

NPR Top Stories - August 31, 2015 - 7:08pm

The State Department released the latest — and largest — batch of Hillary Clinton's emails Monday from her time as secretary of state.

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