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Colorado Officials Say It's Safe To Get Back In The Water, After Brief THC Scare

NPR Top Stories - July 24, 2016 - 11:11am

Authorities had warned that tap water in Hugo, Colo., was unsafe to consume due to high levels of marijuana's psychoactive compound. Now, it turns out that the results were just a false positive.

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Green Party's Jill Stein Wants To Be 'Plan B' For Bernie Sanders Supporters

NPR Top Stories - July 24, 2016 - 11:00am

"I will feel horrible if Donald Trump is elected, I will feel horrible if Hillary Clinton is elected," says Green Party candidate Jill Stein. She says the two big parties lock out other voices.

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Verizon Reportedly Prepares To Buy Yahoo For $4.8 Billion

NPR Top Stories - July 24, 2016 - 8:44am

Verizon will announce the deal Monday, according to Bloomberg. While Yahoo will keep its most valuable assets, the move effectively disbands Yahoo as one of the longest-running Internet companies.

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Debbie Wasserman Schultz Out As Democratic Convention Chair After Email Leak

NPR Top Stories - July 24, 2016 - 8:00am

The leak came just days before the Democratic National Convention begins Monday.

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International Olympic Committee Decides Not To Ban Russian Team

NPR Top Stories - July 24, 2016 - 6:29am

Instead, the IOC has called on sports federations to carry out assessments on individual athletes to determine whether they can compete, amid state-sponsored doping allegations.

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For Brazil's Women, Laws Are Not Enough To Deter Rampant Violence

NPR Top Stories - July 24, 2016 - 5:33am

Alexsandra Moreira, a mother of four, was stabbed 21 times by her husband. "Even with all the laws, when everything was done to protect her by the book, we failed," says the prosecutor in her case.

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WNBA Rescinds Fines Against Players Wearing Shirts Supporting Shooting Victims

NPR Top Stories - July 24, 2016 - 5:22am

"While we expect players to comply with league rules and uniform guidelines, we also understand their desire to use their platform to address important societal issues," says WNBA head Lisa Borders.

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In Tibet, A Long-Banned Buddhist Rite Takes Place, But Not Everyone's Pleased

NPR Top Stories - July 24, 2016 - 5:11am

The Beijing-selected Panchen Lama is conducting a key Tibetan Buddhist ritual. It's the first time in 50 years the rite has taken place in Tibet. Critics say that's because China wants more control.

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Fountains of Wayne's Chris Collingwood Returns With New Project 'Look Park'

NPR Top Stories - July 24, 2016 - 3:48am

Remember the song "Stacy's Mom"? The band Fountains of Wayne is no longer together, but NPR's Elise Hu speaks with its former lead singer, Chris Collingwood, about his new solo project.

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Health Officials Investigate Two Possible Cases Of Zika Virus Outbreak In Florida

NPR Top Stories - July 24, 2016 - 3:48am

Federal officials investigate the first two cases of Zika that may have been contracted in southern Florida. NPR's Elise Hu and Michaeleen Doucleff discuss the new findings and their possible impact.

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Sexism In Newsroom Culture Not Unique To Allegations Against Roger Ailes

NPR Top Stories - July 24, 2016 - 3:48am

Roger Ailes stepped down as head of Fox News amid claims of sexual harassment from women he worked with. NPR's Elise Hu speaks to network news veteran Betsy West about sexism in the media.

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Models From Norman Rockwell's Paintings Reunite

NPR Top Stories - July 24, 2016 - 3:48am

On the 100th anniversary of Norman Rockwell's first Saturday Evening Post cover, several of the children seen in his iconic portraits gathered at the Norman Rockwell Museum.

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To Break Through The News Feed Echo Chamber, Political Opinion Writers Read Opposing Voices

NPR Top Stories - July 24, 2016 - 3:48am

Amy Goodman of Democracy Now; Jennifer Rubin of the Washington Post; Ramesh Ponnuru of National Review; and Jonathan Chait of New York Magazine, tell us who they read even if they don't always agree.

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With More Money In Consumer Pockets, Back-To-School Sales Give Retailers A Boost

NPR Top Stories - July 24, 2016 - 3:48am

The National Retail Federation predicts this year's back-to-school spending will shoot up. With a fall in gas prices, and lower inflation and interest rates, economists say Americans have extra cash.

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Veterans In Baton Rouge Reflect On Military Background Of Victim, Shooter

NPR Top Stories - July 24, 2016 - 3:48am

A group of veterans at a VFW hall near Baton Rouge discuss the recent killing of three police officers. One of the fallen officers and the shooter were both veterans of the war in Iraq.

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