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FACT CHECK: Donald Trump And The Victimization Of U.S. Steel

NPR Top Stories - June 29, 2016 - 2:14pm

Is Donald Trump's assertion that the U.S. steel industry fell victim to dumping, unfair trade pacts and self-serving politicians accurate?

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Researchers Uncover Long-Lost Tunnel Used By Jews To Escape Extermination Pits

NPR Top Stories - June 29, 2016 - 12:45pm

They have provided physical evidence to a famous story of heroism during the Holocaust — known before only through the testimony of the 11 Jews who escaped a Lithuanian massacre site.

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Conservative Christians Grapple With Whether 'Religious Freedom' Includes Muslims

NPR Top Stories - June 29, 2016 - 12:38pm

Religious liberty is a key concern for many evangelical voters. But in the current political climate, there's some debate among Christian conservatives about how that applies to other faiths.

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For Low-Income Victims, Nuisance Laws Force Ultimatum: Silence Or Eviction

NPR Top Stories - June 29, 2016 - 12:28pm

Many communities have enacted nuisance laws to make sure renters aren't disturbing their neighbors. Trouble is, victims — especially of domestic abuse — often end up penalized for calling the police.

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Pack These Pages: Three Must-Reads For Summer

NPR Books - June 29, 2016 - 12:28pm

Harriet Logan, owner of Loganberry Books in Shaker Heights, Ohio, recommends a graphic novel about trash, a George Eliot classic and a children's book about a bear pianist.

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During A Drug Bust, Miami Police Find Some $20 Million Stuffed In Buckets

NPR Top Stories - June 29, 2016 - 12:27pm

Police are still counting the cash but it is clearly the largest cash seizure in the department's history. Police found the money in a hidden room inside a Miami home.

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Syrian Refugee Finds $55,000 Cash, Turns It In To German Police

NPR Top Stories - June 29, 2016 - 12:18pm

Eight months after he entered Germany as a refugee from Homs, a Syrian man is being praised as a hero by local police for his honesty.

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Tough Problem: Airport Public Areas Designed For Commerce, Not Security

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

U.S. airports have security checkpoints to keep weapons off airplanes. But airports have public areas where people shop, check bags and line up for TSA. The public areas create vulnerabilities.

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Turkey's Debilitating Conflicts On Three Separate Fronts

NPR Top Stories - June 29, 2016 - 11:49am

Turkey is currently battling Syrian President Bashar Assad, the Islamic State and Kurdish separatists in southeast Turkey. All the battles are draining the country, and none is going well.

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After Brexit Vote, U.K. Sees A Wave Of Hate Crimes And Racist Abuse

NPR Top Stories - June 29, 2016 - 11:15am

The National Police Chiefs Council in Britain has noted a jump in hate crime reports. Incidents include dog excrement thrown at a German's door and anti-Polish messages left on doorsteps.

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A Hospital Offers Frequent ER Patients An Out — Free Housing

NPR Top Stories - June 29, 2016 - 11:03am

Glenn Baker is what hospitals call a superutilizer, coming into the ER again and again with multiple health issues made worse by homelessness. So a Chicago hospital decided to offer him a home.

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Passport And Twitter Handle, Please: Border Agents May Soon Ask For Social Media Info

NPR Top Stories - June 29, 2016 - 10:55am

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is proposing that travelers covered by the Visa Waiver Program be asked to provide their social media account information. The field would be optional.

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On The Code Switch Podcast: 'I'm Not Black, I'm O.J.!'

NPR Top Stories - June 29, 2016 - 10:38am

The new ESPN documentary "OJ: Made In America" examines how O.J. Simpson distanced himself from black life in America — and how that same blackness was turned into a major asset during his trial.

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Why Does Every New Restaurant Look Like A Factory?

NPR Top Stories - June 29, 2016 - 10:29am

The stripped-down look of exposed brick, poured cement floors, and Edison light bulbs is popular in restaurants across America. One reporter dares to ask, "Seriously, why?"

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'A Hundred Thousand Worlds' Might Be A Few Too Many

NPR Books - June 29, 2016 - 9:45am

Bob Proehl's sprawling novel follows actor Valerie and her son Alex on an epic road trip, punctuated by stops at comic conventions. It's a charming but messy debut that crams in too many ideas.

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How The FBI's Wiretaps And Sting Operation Failed To Stop The Orlando Shooter

NPR Top Stories - June 29, 2016 - 9:13am

New York Times reporter Eric Lichtblau discusses the FBI's investigation of shooter Omar Mateen prior to the Orlando attack, as well as the bureau's broader efforts to pinpoint suspected terrorists.

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'They May Not Mean To, But They Do' Is A Sparkling, Sad Family Affair

NPR Books - June 29, 2016 - 9:13am

Cathleen Schine's new novel explores how one character's physical and mental decline ripples out to affect his whole family. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls it a mix of "fun and bad behavior."

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Feds Want To Speed Up Medicare Appeals, But Backlog Will Still Last Years

NPR Top Stories - June 29, 2016 - 9:09am

A Department of Health and Human Services proposal and an increase in funding could reduce the backlog in appeals of denied Medicare claims by 2021, six years sooner than without the changes.

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Wardrobe Malfunction: 'Power Pleat' Causes Problems At Wimbledon

NPR Top Stories - June 29, 2016 - 9:07am

Three days into the Wimbledon tennis championships, Nike's new pleated dress has some players looking for ways to keep their wardrobe from interfering with their job: winning tennis matches.

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Facebook Shakes Up News Feed, But We Still Don't Know Exactly How It Works

NPR Top Stories - June 29, 2016 - 8:53am

It will now prioritize posts from friends and family — potentially bad news for media companies relying on Facebook for traffic. The company has been under pressure to defend its political neutrality.

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