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'Ferguson Forward': Churchgoers Seek A New Normal

NPR Top Stories - November 24, 2014 - 6:38am

Spiritual leaders are praying for calm, but preparing for everything, as they wait for a grand jury decision in the shooting of Michael Brown.

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Will Step Down, Once Successor Is Confirmed

NPR Top Stories - November 24, 2014 - 6:30am

The news comes as troops pull out of Afghanistan and begin a new offensive against the Islamic State. "Hagel was not seen as a very forceful secretary of defense," NPR's Tom Bowman says.

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With Long-Term Deal Elusive, Iran Nuclear Talks Are Extended

NPR Top Stories - November 24, 2014 - 5:25am

The two sides had set a deadline of today to hammer out a deal, curbing Iran's nuclear programs. Instead, Western powers and Iran agreed to a second extension of talks.

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Investigation Begins Of Fatal Police Shooting Of 12-Year-Old

NPR Top Stories - November 24, 2014 - 4:33am

A police officer fired on 12-year-old Tamir Rice because they mistook a replica gun for a real one. A family friend asked why police couldn't have used less lethal force.

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Action On Immigration Meets Silence, Skepticism In Silicon Valley

NPR Top Stories - November 24, 2014 - 2:16am

As an organized sector, the tech industry did not applaud President Obama's executive action on immigration; and the future of the joint campaign for a comprehensive bill is unclear.

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Combat Training: Can Female Marines Get The Job Done?

NPR Top Stories - November 24, 2014 - 12:42am

The Marine Corps has begun a yearlong experiment to decide whether women can enter ground combat. Hundreds of men and women began training a few weeks ago at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.

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Upfront Costs Of Going Digital Overwhelm Some Doctors

NPR Top Stories - November 24, 2014 - 12:40am

Physicians with small practices may be especially hard hit by federal regulations that aim to bring doctoring into the digital age in 2015.

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Africa Inspires A Health Care Experiment In New York

NPR Top Stories - November 24, 2014 - 12:38am

Dr. Prabhjot Singh lives and works in Harlem, a neighborhood plagued by chronic disease. He thinks an African model of health care can help — training people in the community to be health educators.

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With Deadline Looming, Whispers Of Extension Begin In Iran Nuclear Talks

NPR Top Stories - November 23, 2014 - 1:19pm

The two sides have been trying to hammer out a historic accord curbing Iran's nuclear programs, but with less than 24 hours before a self-imposed deadline, there is still no news of a deal.

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