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New Hampshire Primary: 5 Things That Explain The Results

NPR Top Stories - February 10, 2016 - 3:20am

Hillary Clinton's big problems: She's not winning women, and voters still don't trust her. Meanwhile, Donald Trump's support is broad and deep.

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Egypt's Foreign Minister: Egypt Has A 'Very High Degree Of Security'

NPR Top Stories - February 10, 2016 - 1:59am

Sameh Hassan Shoukry, Egypt's foreign minister, speaks with NPR's David Greene about the state of democracy and human rights in his country.

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After Months Of Focus On Just 2 States, Candidates Scramble To Appeal To 2 More

NPR Top Stories - February 10, 2016 - 12:08am

Iowa and New Hampshire have spoken, each in its own unique accent. Now the race moves on to Nevada and South Carolina, states quite different from the first two, and quite different from each other.

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#MemeOfTheNight: Bernie Sandwich

NPR Top Stories - February 9, 2016 - 9:29pm

An MSNBC host accidentally called the candidate "Bernie sandwich." Sanders supporters and adversaries on Twitter jumped in.

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Ferguson Approves Police And Courts Overhaul — With Some Changes

NPR Top Stories - February 9, 2016 - 8:31pm

The agreement, negotiated by the city of Ferguson, Mo., and the Justice Department, is expected to cost the city more than $2 million per year. The city council altered the plan to reduce that cost.

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First Black NASA Administrator Charles Bolden 'Pleaded' To Get Into Naval Academy

NPR Top Stories - February 9, 2016 - 4:47pm

Bolden grew up in segregated South Carolina. One of his state senators, Strom Thurman, blocked his efforts to get to the Naval Academy, but a Hail-Mary letter to Lyndon Johnson helped him get there.

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New Hampshire Primary: Trump And Sanders Win Big; Kasich Second

NPR Top Stories - February 9, 2016 - 4:00pm

Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump won convincing victories in New Hampshire. On the Republican side, John Kasich finished second

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U.S. Churches Offer Safe Haven For A New Generation Of Immigrants

NPR Top Stories - February 9, 2016 - 3:02pm

A dozen congregations are harboring immigrants facing deportation. It echoes the sanctuary movement of the 1980s, when hundreds of churches sheltered Central Americans escaping war and violence.

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When Caravaggio Plays Quevedo In Tennis, The Court Becomes A Sonnet

NPR Books - February 9, 2016 - 3:02pm

"It's a little space, well-measured and precise, in which you have to keep the ball bouncing," says Álvaro Enrigue. His book, Sudden Death, pits the Italian painter against the Spanish poet.

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State Of Emergency On Hawaii's Big Island Over Dengue Fever Outbreak

NPR Top Stories - February 9, 2016 - 2:32pm

Hawaii has nearly 250 confirmed cases of the mosquito-borne virus since September 2015. State health officials say dengue symptoms include fever, rash, severe headaches and eye, joint and muscle pain.

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Virus Profilers Race To Figure Out What Makes Zika Tick

NPR Top Stories - February 9, 2016 - 2:17pm

Though Zika was discovered in 1947, few scientists since had studied the virus. Now, while some check its genes, others turn to placental cells for clues to any link between Zika and birth defects.

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Chinese Taste For Fish Bladder Threatens Tiny Porpoise In Mexico

NPR Top Stories - February 9, 2016 - 2:15pm

The nets that ensnare the giant totoaba fish also trap and kill the world's smallest and rarest mammal: a porpoise called the vaquita.

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Court Orders Government To Explain The Holdup With 7,000 Clinton Emails

NPR Top Stories - February 9, 2016 - 1:54pm

A federal judge wants the Department of Justice to formally explain why it hasn't been able to meet a deadline set for releasing all of Hillary Clinton's emails from her time as secretary of state.

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Two Of Cuban Baseball's Brightest Stars Apparently Defect

NPR Top Stories - February 9, 2016 - 1:43pm

Lourdes Gourriel Jr. and his older brother Yulieski went missing from their team hotel in Santo Domingo on Monday. Experts saw the potential defection as further sign that Cuban baseball in shambles.

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Chess Wars: 20 Inmates, 5 Weeks, 1 Champion

NPR Top Stories - February 9, 2016 - 1:22pm

Deep in the woods of New Hampshire, 20 inmates are engaged in a fierce chess tournament in a secluded prison. The prize may be just a paper certificate, but even then, winning means a lot.

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Password Security Is So Bad, President Obama Weighs In

NPR Top Stories - February 9, 2016 - 12:55pm

In unveiling a sweeping plan to fund and revamp cybersecurity, the president asks citizens to consider using extra layers of security besides the password.

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Birmingham Chefs Test Appetite For New Flavors With Supper Clubs

NPR Top Stories - February 9, 2016 - 12:52pm

Pop-up dining experiences are cropping up across the country. While diners savor an exclusive meal, chefs get to try out recipes and gauge the local market for their food before opening a restaurant.

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Reality Star And Ex-Rapper Team Up To Coach Miami High School Football Team

NPR Top Stories - February 9, 2016 - 12:49pm

Lakatriona "Bernice" Brunson of South Beach Tow fame has been named head football coach at Miami Jackson High School. Former 2 Live Crew rapper Luther Campbell is the new defensive coordinator.

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Key Moments From The U.S. Spy Chief's Annual 'Litany Of Doom'

NPR Top Stories - February 9, 2016 - 12:30pm

In testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, National Intelligence Director James Clapper says "unpredictable instability has become the new normal."

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'Luncheon In Fur': The Surrealist Teacup That Stirred The Art World

NPR Top Stories - February 9, 2016 - 12:03pm

In 1936, the surrealist Meret Oppenheim wrapped a teacup, saucer and spoon in fur. In the age of Freud, a gastro-sexual interpretation was inescapable. Even today, the work triggers intense reactions.

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