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A Decade After Flood's Devastation, Love Keeps New Orleans Afloat

NPR Top Stories - August 29, 2015 - 3:50am

New Orleans lost much since Hurricane Katrina, and the failed levees that flooded the city. But Gwen Thompkins says the passions that survived the flood kept her city alive too.

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50 Percent Off A College Education? Not Such A Good Deal After All

NPR Top Stories - August 29, 2015 - 3:28am

Why so many private colleges are giving out massive discounts.

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No More Standing By The Spigot: Messaging App Alerts Water Availability

NPR Top Stories - August 29, 2015 - 3:03am

A startup in India — where an aging, ad hoc system limits water availability — is using text messages to let people know when their faucets should work, so they don't waste hours awaiting the deluge.

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For Inca Road Builders, Extreme Terrain Was No Obstacle

NPR Top Stories - August 29, 2015 - 2:49am

A new exhibit at the National Museum of the American Indian highlights the engineering prowess of the Inca, whose great road once spanned mountains, deserts and forests in 6 South American countries.

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Egyptian Court Sentences 3 Al-Jazeera Journalists To 3 Years In Prison

NPR Top Stories - August 29, 2015 - 1:57am

Saturday's ruling in Cairo is the latest twist in a long-running trial which was criticized worldwide by press freedom advocates and human rights activists.

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Sam Clovis: I Trust Trump To Go To Washington And Change Things

NPR Top Stories - August 29, 2015 - 1:14am

Donald Trump's Republican presidential campaign continues to lead in the polls, and this week Trump hired Sam Clovis to be his national campaign co-chairman. A week ago, Clovis worked for Rick Perry.

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High-Profile Russian Trials Bring International Criticism

NPR Top Stories - August 29, 2015 - 12:52am

The conviction of a Ukrainian filmmaker is one of several cases in Russia that have drawn protests from human-rights groups and Western governments, including the U.S.

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