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From Mozart To Mr. Rogers: Literacy, Music And The Brain

NPR Top Stories - July 22, 2016 - 3:00am

A test that can flag struggling readers before they're old enough to read and the power of music to help a child hear language. A literacy two-fer from the NPR Ed Team.

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Roger Ailes' Unparalleled Impact On The Public Sphere

NPR Top Stories - July 22, 2016 - 2:57am

No contemporary figure has done more to shape the intersection of American media and politics than Roger Ailes. He was forced out of Fox News this week following allegations of sexual harassment.

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Search For Missing Malaysia Airlines Jetliner Will Be Suspended

NPR Top Stories - July 22, 2016 - 2:55am

Of debris that's turned up, officials note that "none of it had provided information that positively identified the precise location of the aircraft."

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Union Of Trump And GOP Cemented On Final Night Of Convention

NPR Top Stories - July 22, 2016 - 2:18am

Trump's speech was studded with statistics that had fact-checkers working feverishly into the wee hours — often finding numbers to be distorted or downright specious. But it didn't seem to matter.

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In 'The Darkroom,' A Writer Comes To Grips With Her Dad's Gender Transition

NPR Books - July 22, 2016 - 12:45am

Susan Faludi says that, growing up, her father was a "domineering, hyper-masculine patriarch." In her new book, she tries to understand his past and his decision to become a woman.

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Invisibilia: Do His Sunglasses Keep Him From Seeing The Light?

NPR Top Stories - July 21, 2016 - 11:00pm

Cass Frankenstein started wearing sunglasses to protect himself from bullies. Decades later, he still wears them. Some friends and relatives say that holds people at bay. But he says it's worth it.

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FACT CHECK: Donald Trump's Republican Convention Speech, Annotated

NPR Top Stories - July 21, 2016 - 6:29pm

NPR Politics adds context, analysis and checks facts in Trump's Thursday night address to the Republican National Convention.

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'I Am Proud To Be Gay,' Tech Investor Peter Thiel Tells GOP Convention

NPR Top Stories - July 21, 2016 - 5:29pm

Peter Thiel is an openly gay libertarian billionaire financier, co-founder of PayPal and early Facebook investor. "Fake culture wars only distract us from our economic decline," he says.

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Small Town In Colorado Tells Residents Water Is Contaminated With THC

NPR Top Stories - July 21, 2016 - 4:38pm

Hugo, Colo., is not home to any marijuana growers or retailers. But the town is reporting that THC — the compound that gives cannabis its psychoactive qualities — is in the tap water.

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WATCH: One Minute Into GOP Convention Night, 6-Year-Old Heavenly Steals The Show

NPR Top Stories - July 21, 2016 - 4:26pm

With two outsize white bows in her hair, 6-year-old Heavenly Joy brought the house down at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland Thursday night.

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Mike Pence Appears To Contradict Trump's Stance On NATO

NPR Top Stories - July 21, 2016 - 3:30pm

The United States would "absolutely" defend its NATO allies, Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence told the PBS NewsHour on Thursday

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Trump To Promise 'Safety Will Be Restored' As He Accepts GOP Nomination

NPR Top Stories - July 21, 2016 - 3:17pm

Donald Trump will cast himself as a champion for the middle class, arguing that by putting presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the White House, economic strife would grow.

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'Art Of The Deal' Ghostwriter On Why Trump Should Not Be President

NPR Top Stories - July 21, 2016 - 2:10pm

Tony Schwartz spent 18 months working on Donald Trump's 1987 best-selling book. "I helped paint a vastly more appealing human being than he actually is," Schwartz says.

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NBA Will Pull 2017 All-Stars Game From Charlotte Over N.C. 'Bathroom Bill'

NPR Top Stories - July 21, 2016 - 1:57pm

The controversial state law limits civil rights protections for LGBT people; the league says it can't host the All-Star game in that climate. A new location for the game hasn't yet been announced.

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Tens Of Thousands Of Alpacas Die In Peruvian Cold Snap

NPR Top Stories - July 21, 2016 - 1:53pm

Peru's government has declared a state of emergency in the southern Andes, where brutally cold temperatures have killed the animals and threatened farmers living at high altitude.

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How Ivanka Trump Could Prove To Be Her Father's Most Powerful Weapon

NPR Top Stories - July 21, 2016 - 1:52pm

Ivanka Trump is considered one of Donald Trump's most influential advisers. She could also end up being one of his best surrogates on the campaign trail and someone who can sway female voters.

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Reports: Dozens Of Civilians Killed In U.S-Led Coalition Strike In Syria

NPR Top Stories - July 21, 2016 - 1:34pm

Syria's main opposition group is calling for the coalition to suspend airstrikes against ISIS. Access to the area is restricted, but photos appear to show corpses from strikes near the Turkish border.

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Fear Grips Turkey Amid Government Crackdown After Failed Coup

NPR Top Stories - July 21, 2016 - 1:33pm

Most Turks are afraid to speak out after last week's failed coup. Tens of thousands have been detained. A family looks for their missing soldier son, saying he didn't know he was being used in a plot.

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European Leaders Urge NATO Solidarity; Trump Sets Conditions, Should He Be Elected

NPR Top Stories - July 21, 2016 - 1:23pm

The NATO secretary-general and others maintain alliance members should always defend one another. Trump says U.S. participation depends on members paying their share of the cost.

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How Wild Birds Team Up With Humans To Guide Them To Honey

NPR Top Stories - July 21, 2016 - 12:50pm

It sounds like a fairy tale but it's real. A study shows how wild birds and people communicate to find bees' nests and share the sweet honeycomb. The teamwork may date back thousands of years or more.

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