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Long-Acting Opioid Treatment Could Be Available In A Month

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2016 - 1:00pm

The FDA has approved the Probuphine implant for medication-assisted therapy for opioid addiction. It lasts for six months, compared to daily pills. But it also will be more expensive.

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No Sanders Vs. Trump Debate? Sad!

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2016 - 12:54pm

Although the de factor GOP presidential nominee had seemed open to the idea when asked by TV host Jimmy Kimmel, "it seems inappropriate that I would debate the second-place finisher," he says now.

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Ship That Breast Milk For You? Companies Add Parent-Friendly Perks

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2016 - 12:54pm

Forget paid parental leave. Some companies offer compensation for surrogacy and adoption, or are helping traveling moms ship breast milk. The benefits are a relatively cheap way to recruit and retain.

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North Korea Linked To $81 Million Bangladesh Bank Heist

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2016 - 12:50pm

Experts say code used by hackers in recent attacks on banks appears to be the same as code used in an attack on Sony Pictures which the FBI says was carried out by North Korea.

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Dr. Heimlich Uses His Maneuver At Retirement Home, Saves 87-Year-Old Woman

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2016 - 12:26pm

The residents' dinner became quite an event. Henry Heimlich, 96, is famous for inventing a technique to help people who are choking.

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Entering Final Primary Stretch, Clinton And Sanders Fight For A California Win

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2016 - 12:05pm

Hillary Clinton could lose California's primary on June 7 and still win the Democratic nomination, but she and Bernie Sanders are campaigning hard there, hoping to close out the season on a high note.

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Verizon, Labor Unions Reach Tentative Deal To End Weeks-Long Strike

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2016 - 11:54am

Labor Secretary Thomas Perez announced the agreement in principle and says he expects workers will be back on the job next week.

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Working Horses Can Now Breathe A Whinny Of Relief

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2016 - 11:37am

The World Organisation For Animal Health has adopted its first standards to provide good care for equines — part of a broad agenda at its just-concluded powwow.

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'Near-Normal' Atlantic Hurricane Forecast Could Mean More Storms

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2016 - 11:13am

The past three hurricane seasons have been considered below normal, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says. This season, NOAA predicts about four to eight hurricanes in the Atlantic.

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23 Athletes Test Positive After Samples From London Olympics Rechecked

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2016 - 11:02am

The news follows revelations last week that retested samples from 31 athletes in the 2008 Beijing Games had suspicious results.

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Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Secondhand Time’

New York Times book reviews - May 27, 2016 - 9:23am
Adam Hochschild talks about Svetlana Alexievich’s “Secondhand Time”; Stephanie Danler discusses her debut novel, “Sweetbitter”; and Jojo Moyes on the film adaptation of her novel “Me Before You.”
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Chef Eddie Huang On Cultural Identity And 'Intestine Sticky Rice Hot Dog'

NPR Books - May 27, 2016 - 9:13am

Huang and his brothers, Evan and Emery, headed to China to reconnect with their culture, to eat lots and lots of food — and to cook. He's documented his travels in his new book, Double Cup Love.

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Zimbabwe Pardons Thousands Of Prisoners Because Of Overcrowding, Food Shortages

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2016 - 8:53am

The move by President Robert Mugabe has reportedly emptied one women's prison of all but two inmates serving life sentences. All juveniles are said to have been pardoned.

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Editors’ Choice

New York Times book reviews - May 27, 2016 - 8:43am
Nine new books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.
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Paperback Row

New York Times book reviews - May 27, 2016 - 8:35am
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Late-Night Host Jimmy Kimmel Is Negotiating A Presidential Debate. It Makes Sense

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2016 - 8:05am

Just after Bernie Sanders thanked Kimmel for possibly securing the debate last night, Kimmel made a Batman vs. Superman joke about Democratic superdelegates.

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The Shortlist: Shadows of War

New York Times book reviews - May 27, 2016 - 7:52am
New books by Chris Cleave, Alison Love, Martha Hall Kelly and Simon Mawer.
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Critic’s Take: Moscow’s Magic Realism

New York Times book reviews - May 27, 2016 - 7:44am
In “The Master and Margarita,” Moscow is visited by the Devil himself, trailed by a giant cat fond of vodka and guns.
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Inside the List

New York Times book reviews - May 27, 2016 - 7:34am
Siddhartha Mukherjee’s “The Gene,” which enters the hardcover nonfiction list at No.1, is the latest in a string of recent science-themed hits.
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Doctors Without Borders Evacuating Key Syrian Hospital Amid ISIS Offensive

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2016 - 7:34am

ISIS reportedly has seized villages near Syria's border with Turkey, trapping tens of thousands of civilians. The evacuated hospital outside Azaz is the aid group's largest medical facility in Syria.

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