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NFL Commissioner: 'We Will Get Our House In Order'

NPR Top Stories - September 19, 2014 - 11:24am

Roger Goodell has been embroiled in controversy over how the league has handled off-field violent behavior of some of its star players. He said he had not considered resigning.

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A Single Insurer Holds Obamacare's Fate In 2 States

NPR Top Stories - September 19, 2014 - 10:24am

Where have the insurance marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act struggled the most? The answer lies in commerce, not politics.

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His Camera Takes Us To The World 'We Must Preserve'

NPR Top Stories - September 19, 2014 - 9:44am

In the new exhibit "Genesis," the noted photographer Sebastiao Salgado shares his vision of "a kind of state of humanity of the planet," from Amazon tribes to frozen Siberia.

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White House Announces Campaign Against Campus Sexual Assault

NPR Top Stories - September 19, 2014 - 9:41am

In unveiling the "It's On Us" campaign aimed at preventing attacks on college campuses, President Obama said such violence is "an affront to our basic humanity."

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Alibaba Shares Surge On First Day Of Trading

NPR Top Stories - September 19, 2014 - 9:32am

Shares of the Chinese e-commerce giant opened at $92.70 a share on the New York Stock Exchange today, making it the biggest initial public offering in U.S. history. They were priced at $68 a share.

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Iconic Pabst Beer Brands Sold To Russian Company

NPR Top Stories - September 19, 2014 - 8:33am

Pabst Brewing Co., with its famous Blue Ribbon, Old Milwaukee and Schlitz labels, is being acquired by Russian brewer Oasis Beverages for an undisclosed sum.

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How To Get Children To Behave Without Hitting Them

NPR Top Stories - September 19, 2014 - 8:21am

Most parents say they have used corporal punishment. But there's abundant evidence that it doesn't improve behavior over time. Changing how parents talk to children does work, but it takes practice.

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'Murdersquishing' Them To Death: How Little Bees Take On Enormous Hornets

NPR Top Stories - September 19, 2014 - 7:53am

They are small. They are weak. They are vulnerable. But these little bees take on a humongous predator in the most ingenious way.

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India's Modi Calls Al-Qaida's Plans For His Country 'Delusional'

NPR Top Stories - September 19, 2014 - 7:49am

The Indian prime minister, in an interview, called his country's Muslims patriots. The remarks are his most forthcoming on India's Muslims, many of whom doubted his commitment to religious minorities.

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Debate: Should Schools Embrace The Common Core?

NPR Top Stories - September 19, 2014 - 7:17am

The Common Core has arguably become the most contentious issue in American education. Experts face off over the new state standards in the latest Intelligence Squared debate.

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Iran's 'Happy' Dancers Receive Suspended Sentences

NPR Top Stories - September 19, 2014 - 6:44am

Seven young Iranians were arrested in May for producing their own version of the Pharrell Williams song "Happy." Iranian authorities said the video, which went viral, offended public morals.

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Around The World In 8 Hospital Meals

NPR Top Stories - September 19, 2014 - 6:14am

From tasty tempura to gross gruel, hospital meals across the globe vary wildly. Highbrow institutions in China and India have long served top-notch food. U.S. hospitals are starting to follow suit.

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Scotland's Vote Could Bring Big Changes To England, Wales, N. Ireland

NPR Top Stories - September 19, 2014 - 6:11am

British Prime Minister David Cameron says now that voters in Scotland have rejected independence, he is committed to giving more powers not only to Scotland, but also to the rest of the U.K.

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How NASA's New Spaceships Stack Up

NPR Top Stories - September 19, 2014 - 12:20am

Earlier this week, NASA awarded two contracts for new spaceships to commercial companies. Here's how they compare.

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Scientist IDs Bodies Of Migrants, Helping Families Find Closure

NPR Top Stories - September 19, 2014 - 12:18am

Lori Baker uses DNA samples to track down the loved ones of immigrants who died on their journeys. "I would love not to do this anymore, but I don't think I have it in me not to," she says.

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Congress Quietly Extends The Budget — Past Election Day, Anyway

NPR Top Stories - September 19, 2014 - 12:15am

Since the GOP retook the House, the chamber once brought the country to the brink of a debt default and once shut down the government. But in election years, including this one, there's no such drama.

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Some On Staten Island Opt For Buyout Of 'Houses That Don't Belong'

NPR Top Stories - September 19, 2014 - 12:13am

As part of the ongoing recovery from Hurricane Sandy, New York's plan is to buy and demolish hundreds of homes on Staten and Long Islands and let nature return as a barrier to future storm surges.

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Voters In Scotland Reject Independence With Unprecedented Turnout

NPR Top Stories - September 18, 2014 - 9:45pm

The decision prevented a rupture of a 307-year union with England, bringing a huge sigh of relief to the British political establishment. Scots voted 55 percent to 45 percent against independence.

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