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Women Blast CDC's Advice To Use Birth Control If Drinking Alcohol

NPR Top Stories - February 4, 2016 - 1:20pm

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is getting flamed for saying that sexually active women should be on birth control if they drink alcohol, or stop drinking before getting pregnant.

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Carnival Gives Brazil Ideas About How To Fight Zika

NPR Top Stories - February 4, 2016 - 1:17pm

Dancing mosquitoes, songs and free condoms are part of the events designed to raise Zika consciousness.

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In The Heart Of Seoul, A Trove Of North Korean Propaganda

NPR Top Stories - February 4, 2016 - 1:03pm

Many South Koreans have never heard of it, but a library in Seoul holds a vast collection of North Korean curiosities — textbooks, videos, fiction, even ginseng soap. Much of it can't be checked out.

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Indictment Details Charges Against Ammon Bundy, Other Militants

NPR Top Stories - February 4, 2016 - 12:00pm

For the past week, only four militants have remained at the refuge near Burns, Ore. They're among the 16 whom a grand jury indicted on charges of conspiracy and using threats and intimidation.

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Matt LeBlanc Is Joining The BBC's 'Top Gear' Car Show

NPR Top Stories - February 4, 2016 - 10:26am

"Hey everyone, I'm really honored and looking forward to working on Top Gear," the former Friends star said Thursday. He has been a guest on the show several times.

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In Baby's 'First Bite,' A Chance To Shape A Child's Taste

NPR Books - February 4, 2016 - 9:56am

Bee Wilson's new book, First Bite, examines how genetics, culture, memory and early feeding patterns influence the palate. She says babies are most open to new flavors between ages 4 and 7 months.

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New Hampshire Primary: Meet The Man, The Guard Dog, Who Keeps It First

NPR Top Stories - February 4, 2016 - 5:40am

Bill Gardner is the longest-serving secretary of state in America. He's also one of the most powerful. He alone can move the primary. Critics call him autocratic; he says he's following the law.

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Diplomats Pledge Aid For Syrians, Hope To Raise $9 Billion

NPR Top Stories - February 4, 2016 - 4:29am

A donor conference in London is attempting to raise $9 billion in assistance for Syrians in 2016. Last year's aid conference aimed at $7 billion, and only raised half that.

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Got A Second For 'Haikus With Hotties'? Now, You Can Enjoy Them All Year

NPR Top Stories - February 4, 2016 - 4:00am

"Haikus with Hotties" is more than just a cheeky calendar — it's challenging the way Asian-American men are portrayed in the media.

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Scouring Brazil For A Celebrated Novelist

NPR Books - February 4, 2016 - 4:00am

When a renowned Brazilian writer mysteriously vanishes in Idra Novey's novel Ways to Disappear, her children and an American translator work to uncover the reason behind the writer's disappearance.

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Julian Assange Says He Will Surrender If U.N. Panel Rules Against Him

NPR Top Stories - February 4, 2016 - 2:44am

The WikiLeaks founder took refuge in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London in 2012. Assange faces allegations of rape in Sweden and an outstanding warrant for his arrest.

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Unpaid Water Bills In Flint Could Hinder Repairs

NPR Top Stories - February 4, 2016 - 2:11am

Michigan's governor wants to spend $30 million to pay water bills in Flint. A lawsuit is seeking five times that in refunds and damages for people who paid for lead-tainted drinking water.

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'Chasing An Ideal,' World-Class Chefs Find Themselves Under Extreme Pressure

NPR Top Stories - February 4, 2016 - 2:01am

Chef Eric Ziebold discusses the high-stakes world of luxe cuisine in the wake of the death of Benoit Violier, a French Swiss chef who many said was the best in the world.

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Signs Of 'Marco-mentum' For Rubio In New Hampshire

NPR Top Stories - February 4, 2016 - 2:00am

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is drawing big crowds in New Hampshire, where he's not just eyeing Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, but also hoping to wrap up after a strong showing in Iowa.

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In New Orleans, Court-Appointed Lawyers Turning Away Suspects

NPR Top Stories - February 4, 2016 - 1:59am

Public defenders there say they are understaffed and underfunded to handle the city's indigent caseload, so there's now a waiting list for felony suspects who can't afford their own lawyer.

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Bob Elliott, Of Comedy Team Bob And Ray, Dies At 92

NPR Top Stories - February 3, 2016 - 10:26pm

For nearly 45 years, until the death of Elliott's comedy partner Ray Goulding, Bob and Ray entertained millions of radio listeners and television viewers.

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Rick Santorum Drops Out, Endorses Marco Rubio For President

NPR Top Stories - February 3, 2016 - 4:28pm

Unable to replicate the success he had in 2012, the former Pennsylvania senator is instead throwing his support behind fellow Republican Marco Rubio.

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Cosby Sexual Assault Case Is Cleared To Proceed

NPR Top Stories - February 3, 2016 - 3:37pm

A Pennsylvania judge has refused to throw out the case against Bill Cosby, rejecting a former district attorney's claim that he granted the comedian immunity from prosecution a decade ago.

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Media Mogul Sumner Redstone, 92, Steps Down At CBS

NPR Top Stories - February 3, 2016 - 2:55pm

CBS Corporation CEO Leslie Moonves is now executive chairman, following Redstone's resignation. Redstone, who is said to be ailing, is now chairman emeritus.

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'Trumpertantrum': Trump Says Cruz Cheated In Iowa, Wants Results Overturned

NPR Top Stories - February 3, 2016 - 2:48pm

Saying Ted Cruz won through dirty tactics by spreading false rumors that Ben Carson was dropping out, Donald Trump threatened to contest the results after he placed second in the Iowa caucuses.

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