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When 'Petting Parties' Scandalized The Nation

NPR Top Stories - May 26, 2015 - 6:58am

In post World War I America, young people shocked their elders with jazz music, jitterbug dancing and public displays of affection.

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Iranian Court Begins Espionage Trial Of 'Washington Post' Reporter

NPR Top Stories - May 26, 2015 - 6:29am

Iran's state news agency says Jason Rezaian, 39, "is accused of espionage for the US government and activity against the Islamic Republic of Iran."

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Second Opinions Are Often Sought, But Their Value Isn't Clear

NPR Top Stories - May 26, 2015 - 6:23am

Patients facing serious illnesses often seek medical reviews of their cases. Some people glean helpful advice, but researchers don't have much data about whether the consults lead to better results.

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Reports: Cleveland, Justice Department Reach Agreement Over Police Conduct

NPR Top Stories - May 26, 2015 - 6:20am

Similar settlements — known as consent decrees — have required cities to allow independent monitors to oversee new policies. They typically also require new training.

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New Mothers Get A New Kind Of Care In Rural Nigeria

NPR Top Stories - May 26, 2015 - 5:58am

Local clinics may have "no staff and no stuff." Big hospitals are hard to reach. But when community health workers come to live in a village, there's a change for the better.

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Just How Big Is The Asia Trade Deal Obama Wants? It's A Beast

NPR Top Stories - May 26, 2015 - 5:03am

The 12 countries involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership President Obama wants to get done account for almost 36 percent of world's economy, which would be by far the largest U.S. trade pact.

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Charter To Pay $78B For Time Warner Cable

NPR Top Stories - May 26, 2015 - 5:02am

The deal comes after federal regulators killed the proposed merger between Time Warner and Comcast. NPR's Renee Montagne speaks with correspondent Jim Zarroli for more details on the proposed deal.

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At Least 5 Are Dead As Storms, Flooding Ravage Texas, Oklahoma

NPR Top Stories - May 26, 2015 - 3:18am

From Houston to Dallas and into Oklahoma torrential rains led to violent floods that killed at least five people and also left 12 others missing in Texas. More rain is in the forecast.

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Game For Ancient Grain: Palestinians Find Freekeh Again

NPR Top Stories - May 26, 2015 - 3:03am

The young, roasted form of wheat has been eaten in the Middle East for millennia. But over time many Palestinians replaced it with rice. Now it's becoming a nutritious, native food worthy of pride.

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Charter Communications, Time Warner Cable Reach Merger Deal

NPR Top Stories - May 26, 2015 - 2:34am

The deal would make Charter Communications a significant rival to Comcast, which had also sought to buy Time Warner but it met regulatory objections.

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Italy's Berlusconi Discovers Social Media As A Campaign Tool

NPR Top Stories - May 26, 2015 - 1:03am

Italy holds regional elections on Sunday. Trying to make a comeback is scandal-plagued former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. When he joined Instagram, he posted more than 60 photos his first day.

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With New Look And More Energy, Rick Perry Tries To Move Past 'Oops'

NPR Top Stories - May 26, 2015 - 1:03am

Do the glasses make the man? Four years ago, then-Texas Gov. Rick Perry's presidential run was derailed by one word — oops. He admits now he wasn't healthy then, and he's trying to make up for it.

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AP Source: Cleveland, DOJ Reach Deal Over Police Excessive Force

NPR Top Stories - May 26, 2015 - 12:14am

The city has settled with the Justice Department over a pattern of civil rights violations by its police. The deal could be announced as soon as today, a senior federal law enforcement official said.

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A Special Focus On Caring For Vets At The End Of Their Lives

NPR Top Stories - May 25, 2015 - 11:25pm

Service members often struggle with guilt, abandonment and regret. The Army and the Department of Veterans Affairs are working to help make those last days meaningful.

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Do Touch The Artwork At Prado's Exhibit For The Blind

NPR Top Stories - May 25, 2015 - 11:24pm

The renowned Spanish museum has made 3-D copies of some of its most iconic works to allow blind people to feel them.

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