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It Takes A Village To Determine The Origins Of An African Proverb

NPR Top Stories - July 30, 2016 - 3:00am

Hillary Clinton mentioned the "village" saying. Cory Booker warned of the dangers of going it alone. Are these really African proverbs, as the speakers claim? We ask the experts.

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'Meat Cake Bible' Is Packed With Frills, Chills And ... Pez?

NPR Books - July 30, 2016 - 3:00am

Graphic artist, fortuneteller, musician and mischief maker Dame Darcy published the comic Meat Cake from 1993 to 2008. This new compilation is packed full of all the things that obsessed her.

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What College Freshmen Are Reading

NPR Top Stories - July 30, 2016 - 2:31am

Book programs for freshmen — or a whole campus or community — are meant to spark discussion and unity. This year's picks at nine U.S. schools range from memoirs to political advice from 64 B.C.

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What College Freshmen Are Reading

NPR Books - July 30, 2016 - 2:31am

Book programs for freshmen — or a whole campus or community — are meant to spark discussion and unity. This year's picks at nine U.S. schools range from memoirs to political advice from 64 B.C.

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Clinton And Trump: The World, In Their Own Words

NPR Top Stories - July 30, 2016 - 2:26am

Foreign policy is usually a campaign afterthought. But the next president will inherent a raft of global challenges, from ISIS to trade deals to a pivot to Asia.

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How Your Health Data Lead A Not-So-Secret Life Online

NPR Top Stories - July 30, 2016 - 1:00am

Apps can make managing health care a lot easier, but most don't have the privacy protections required of doctors and hospitals. And a simple Web search can clue in advertisers to health concerns.

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LISTEN: At The DNC, We Asked Women Why They Were Voting For Clinton

NPR Top Stories - July 29, 2016 - 1:27pm

We asked women — as young as 4 and as old as 77 — how much the weight of history factored into their decision.

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Your Thoughts: What Does It Mean To Be A 'Feminist' In Your Country?

NPR Top Stories - July 29, 2016 - 1:10pm

How do the belief systems, cultural traditions and ideas shape your view of how a woman should exercise her rights? Tell us with the hashtag #FeminismInMyCountry.

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Larry The Lobster, Saved From Stockpot, Dies In Styrofoam Instead

NPR Top Stories - July 29, 2016 - 1:01pm

Animal activists had teamed up to save a 15-pound lobster, at least 60 years old, from being dinner. They shipped him to a Maine aquarium — but the story doesn't have a happy ending.

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For Venezuela's 'Millionaire' Contestants, Winnings Amount To A Few Bucks

NPR Top Stories - July 29, 2016 - 12:51pm

Venezuela produces its own version of the hit game show franchise Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? In a country with runaway inflation, the top prize of 1 million bolivars is worth about $2,000.

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U.S. Navy To Honor Gay Rights Icon Harvey Milk

NPR Top Stories - July 29, 2016 - 12:44pm

Milk, a Navy vet, is the latest civil rights activist to have a vessel named for him.

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Maternity Hospital In Northern Syria Is Bombed, Charity Says

NPR Top Stories - July 29, 2016 - 12:11pm

Save the Children says the facility in rebel-held Idlib was hit by an apparent airstrike and that there were casualties. A spokesman says it is the only maternity hospital for more than 40 miles.

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Kaine Highlights His Catholic Faith On The Trail — But Will It Sway Catholic Voters?

NPR Top Stories - July 29, 2016 - 11:59am

Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine has put his Jesuit upbringing front and center in the campaign, raising the question: What role will Catholic voters play in the upcoming election?

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After Boko Haram Ambush, U.N. Suspends Aid Missions To Northeastern Nigeria

NPR Top Stories - July 29, 2016 - 11:59am

The United Nations suspended food and relief aid to dangerous and hard-to-access areas in northeastern Nigeria, amid a catastrophic humanitarian crisis affecting half a million people.

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Trump Goes Stumping In The Rockies, With Campaign Stop In Colorado

NPR Top Stories - July 29, 2016 - 11:59am

On the day after the Democratic National Convention wrapped up, Donald Trump is campaigning in Colorado — and taking aim at the message and messengers of his opposition.

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Federal Appeals Court Throws Out North Carolina's Voter ID Law

NPR Top Stories - July 29, 2016 - 11:59am

A three-judge panel of the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals has struck down a North Carolina law that requited voter identification. The unanimous decision found the law was "passed with racially discriminatory intent."

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Indie Bookseller Recommends 3 Vacation Reads

NPR Books - July 29, 2016 - 11:59am

Nina Barrett, owner of Bookends and Beginnings in Evanston, Ill., recommends The Royal We by Heather Cox and Jessica Morgan, Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld and The Violet Hour by Katie Roiphe.

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Uber Hasn't Had An Effect On Drunken-Driving Deaths, Study Finds

NPR Top Stories - July 29, 2016 - 10:18am

A new study of data from 100 U.S. cities finds access to apps for ride-sharing services has not led to a decrease in alcohol-related traffic fatalities.

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Campaign For Universal Health Care In Colorado Seeks Bernie Sanders' Help

NPR Top Stories - July 29, 2016 - 10:04am

An initiative on the state's November ballot would establish a single-payer health plan. Supporters hope to lure Sanders to help get out the vote.

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U.S. Appeals Court Strikes Down North Carolina's Voter ID Law

NPR Top Stories - July 29, 2016 - 10:04am

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the state's law requiring voters to show photo identification. The court found that the Legislature had "discriminatory intent."

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