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Voters Often Confuse 'American Independent' With 'Independent' Party

NPR Top Stories - May 21, 2016 - 4:29am

Californian Sherree Worrell wanted to register "no party preference," but accidentally joined the American Independent Party. She's not the only voter to be similarly confused.

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Egypt Veers From Track Record By Raising Terrorism As Possible Cause

NPR Top Stories - May 21, 2016 - 4:29am

Egyptian authorities have been more willing to admit fears of terrorism in the downing of EgyptAir 804 than Egyptians have been in previous air disasters.

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In Austria's Jewish Community, Some Who Fear Muslims Are Drawn To The Far-Right

NPR Top Stories - May 21, 2016 - 4:29am

Austria could elect the first head of state from a far right party on Sunday. Because of the party's Nazi ties in the past, this election holds special significance for Austria's Jews.

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How Important Are Superdelegates In Securing The Democratic Nomination?

NPR Top Stories - May 21, 2016 - 4:29am

The math is stacked against Sen. Bernie Sanders. Hillary Clinton leads in both votes cast and pledged delegates. To match her delegate lead, he'd need 70 percent of the vote.

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Sanders Criticizes Democratic Nominating Process During New Mexico Rally

NPR Top Stories - May 21, 2016 - 4:29am

Sen. Bernie Sanders campaigned in New Mexico last night, marching on in his fight against Hillary Clinton, and challenging the Democratic Party primary process along the way.

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Archaeologists Find Early Shakespeare Theater Was Rectangular

NPR Top Stories - May 21, 2016 - 4:29am

Archaeologist Heather Knight tells NPR's Scott Simon about how the Curtain Theatre, where Shakespeare staged early plays, was rectangular and not round.

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Harley-Davidson Rebrands Itself To Reach Millennial Generation

NPR Top Stories - May 21, 2016 - 4:29am

Iconic brand Harley-Davidson is stepping up marketing and introducing new designs in hopes of gaining younger riders and more women.

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Publicizing Use-Of-Force Videos Included In Chicago-Area Sherriff's Reforms

NPR Top Stories - May 21, 2016 - 4:29am

NPR's Scott Simon asks Cook County's Sheriff Tom Dart about his new reforms, including publicly posting videos in cases where officers have been convicted of using excessive force against detainees.

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Amid Concerns, New York Auctions Flood-Wrecked Wrecked Homes

NPR Top Stories - May 21, 2016 - 4:29am

Most homes buyers steer clear of flood zones and badly damaged buildings. But at an auction in New York City, that's exactly what bidders wanted.

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