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These High School Girls Have Something To Cheer About

NPR Top Stories - May 3, 2016 - 8:19am

Many girls in Maasai culture drop out at 12 and end up caring for cattle or cooking at home. Many are subjected to female genital mutilation. The new Sekenani Girls School is a game changer.

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London's Popular And Populist Mayor Makes The Case For Leaving The EU

NPR Top Stories - May 3, 2016 - 8:07am

Ahead of a vote, a wild-haired populist has split conservatives. Born rich, he vows to fight for the working class. He points out Obama's Kenyan roots. He's not Trump. He's London Mayor Boris Johnson.

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Detroit Teachers Hold Second 'Sickout' To Push For Pay

NPR Top Stories - May 3, 2016 - 7:08am

Almost all of the district's 97 schools are closed again as lawmakers debate legislation that would extend school funding. Without it, many teachers would lose paychecks for days already worked.

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An Online Program May Help Prevent Depression In Some People

NPR Top Stories - May 3, 2016 - 7:07am

People were asked to do six 30-minute sessions that included cognitive behavioral therapy and problem-solving therapy. They were less likely to develop major depression than other people at risk.

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'Hamilton' Nets Record 16 Tony Award Nominations

NPR Top Stories - May 3, 2016 - 5:58am

Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator and force behind Hamilton, is nominated for three individual awards, including best performance by an actor in a leading role in a musical.

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U.S. Navy SEAL Is Killed In ISIS Attack In Northern Iraq

NPR Top Stories - May 3, 2016 - 4:13am

The SEAL died after ISIS fighters broke through Kurdish defensive lines with a complex attack involving car or truck bombs and subsequent infantry-style raids, Defense Department officials say.

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'Tiny Kitchen' Videos Cook Up Real Food In Doll-Sized Portions

NPR Top Stories - May 3, 2016 - 4:00am

They've fried hard shell tacos, made a gooey pot of queso, even whipped up a batch of rainbow sprinkle-covered doughnuts. All in a dollhouse kitchen roughly 1/12 the normal size.

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How To Have A Successful Gap Year — Tips For Malia Obama And Other High School Grads

NPR Top Stories - May 3, 2016 - 3:43am

Taking a year off before college can be a great idea or a disaster. Follow these tips.

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Solar Airplane Lands In Phoenix After Flight From Silicon Valley

NPR Top Stories - May 3, 2016 - 3:21am

The 745-mile trip took nearly 16 hours — less time than expected, largely due to powerful tailwinds.

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'The Chimes' Is A Post-Apocalyptic Hymn To The Power Of Memory

NPR Books - May 3, 2016 - 3:04am

Violinist and author Anna Smaill's musical training shows through in her debut novel. The Chimes is set in a post-apocalyptic London where a mysterious order controls the population via music.

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4 Things To Watch In The Indiana Primary

NPR Top Stories - May 3, 2016 - 2:01am

How much will Donald Trump pad his lead, and what will Ted Cruz do next? Even if Bernie Sanders wins, Hillary Clinton's lead is virtually insurmountable. And the GOP Senate primary is one to watch.

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Here's Where The Delegate Math Stands Before Tuesday's Indiana Primary

NPR Top Stories - May 3, 2016 - 2:00am

If Donald Trump wins most of Indiana's delegates, his path to the nomination will be clear. Even if Bernie Sanders wins the state, he will likely wake up with less of a chance of being the nominee.

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Democrats' Brand Is Bad, But Republicans' Is Way Worse

NPR Top Stories - May 3, 2016 - 2:00am

The unfavorable numbers for Democrats look pretty bad lately. Their one silver lining: The GOP's look even worse.

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Fiction: T. C. Boyle Reviews Richard Russo’s ‘Everybody’s Fool’

New York Times book reviews - May 3, 2016 - 1:30am
The sequel to “Nobody’s Fool” takes readers back to a small town and its outsize personalities.
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Nonfiction: Matti Friedman’s ‘Pumpkinflowers’

New York Times book reviews - May 3, 2016 - 1:30am
On guard with the Israeli Army in southern Lebanon.
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'Missing Man' Examines Ex-FBI Agent Robert Levinson's Mission To Iran

NPR Books - May 3, 2016 - 1:15am

Steve Inskeep talks to New York Times reporter Barry Meier about his investigation into Robert Levinson's disappearance, chronicled in his book Missing Man: The American Spy Who Vanished in Iran.

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4 Arrested In Murder Of Honduran Activist Berta Cáceres

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2016 - 6:05pm

Some of the suspects are said to have ties to DESA, the company building an electric dam protested by the environmental activist.

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Longshot Leicester City Wins English Premier League Title

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2016 - 3:00pm

In what's being hailed as a "miracle," Leicester City, a small club from central England that started the season at 5,000-1 odds of winning the prestigious title, has clinched the trophy.

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Trade Opponents Leak Documents They Say Show Corporate Influence

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2016 - 2:35pm

Environmentalists opposed to a US-EU trade deal say documents they leaked prove corporations have too much say. But EU officials say that's "flatly wrong."

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2015 Saw A Decrease In Religious Freedom Around The World, Says Annual Report

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2016 - 2:23pm

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom says the refugee crisis, political strife and economic dislocation all contributed to a worldwide deterioration of religious freedom last year.

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