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Why Chobani Gave Employees A Financial Stake In Company's Future

NPR Top Stories - April 28, 2016 - 1:12pm

Workers at the yogurt-maker got a potential windfall when the company said it would give them shares that could be worth up to 10 percent of the firm. It reflects a rising trend in employee ownership.

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'Jungle Book' Love: Why I Identify With The 'Flower In Underpants'

NPR Top Stories - April 28, 2016 - 12:51pm

Growing up in India, she was a fan of the dubbed-in-Hindi TV series. As a globetrotting adult, she is touched by the Disney movie version.

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China Passes Law Putting Foreign NGOs Under Stricter Police Control

NPR Top Stories - April 28, 2016 - 12:39pm

China's legislature has passed a controversial law giving police sweeping powers to monitor and control foreign nongovernmental organizations that operate in China.

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PHOTOS: Chinese Buddhist Monk Is Mummified And Covered In Gold

NPR Top Stories - April 28, 2016 - 12:23pm

Fu Hou died in 2012 and his body spent more than three years in a pottery jar before it was sterilized, painted and gilded. The process honors his dedication to the religion.

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One Last Push In Congress To Change Punishment For Drug Crimes This Year

NPR Top Stories - April 28, 2016 - 12:13pm

A bipartisan group of Senators is making one last push to overhaul the way drug criminals are punished before Capitol Hill shuts down this year.

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In Houston, Pregnant Women And Their Doctors Weigh Risks Of Zika

NPR Top Stories - April 28, 2016 - 11:00am

Mosquitoes infected with Zika haven't turned up along the U.S. Gulf Coast yet, but could thrive in the region's sultry summer weather. Pregnant women and their doctors are already taking precautions.

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Not A Drone After All? Unclear What Hit That British Airways Plane

NPR Top Stories - April 28, 2016 - 10:37am

The incident prompted calls for more drone regulation, but a U.K. lawmaker now says it probably was not a drone that struck the plane. And an investigation has ended because of a lack of evidence.

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Mother And Daughter Come Together At The Card Table In 'The Bridge Ladies'

NPR Books - April 28, 2016 - 10:22am

Betsy Lerner writes about joining her 83-year-old mother's weekly bridge club in her new book, which critic Maureen Corrigan calls a "smart and colorful memoir."

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Authorities Arrest 3 People Connected To One Of The San Bernardino Killers

NPR Top Stories - April 28, 2016 - 10:19am

The brother of gunman Syed Rizwan Farook was among those taken into custody over what federal prosecutors say was a conspiracy involving a "sham marriage."

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For State Department's LGBTI Envoy, Every Country Is A Different Challenge

NPR Top Stories - April 28, 2016 - 10:15am

Randy Berry says the U.S. is supporting activists worldwide, but is also aware of risks they face. That was driven home with the killing of a gay activist who worked at the U.S. Embassy in Bangladesh.

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Keeping Bees Safe: It's A Ruff Job, But This Doggy Detective Gets It Done

NPR Top Stories - April 28, 2016 - 9:34am

Mack is the newest addition to the Maryland Department of Agriculture's apiary inspection team. He uses his superior sniffer to find hives infected with a contagious disease that kills bee colonies.

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Teen Birth Rates Plummet For Hispanic And Black Girls

NPR Top Stories - April 28, 2016 - 9:08am

Teenagers are having less sex and getting better about using contraceptives, a survey finds. Economic hard times also make it less likely that teens will want to become parents so early in life.

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By the Book: Louise Erdrich: By the Book

New York Times book reviews - April 28, 2016 - 6:15am
The author of “The Round House” and, most recently, “LaRose” thinks President Obama “deserves a diverting literary read filled with witchy sex, brutal greed, dark gods and innocence.”
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3 Generations Of Trauma Haunt 'Ladivine'

NPR Books - April 28, 2016 - 3:00am

Marie NDiaye's unflinching new novel handles heavyweight emotions — guilt, shame, grief, cruelty — with sharp-edged writing and clear-eyed courage. It's an intense read, but an engrossing one.

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A Tale Of Two Trumps On The Campaign Trail

NPR Top Stories - April 28, 2016 - 2:00am

In a 24 hours span, the whiplash between a calmer, more presidential Trump versus the bombastic, caustic politician stood in stark contrast.

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How A Cheating Husband Gave Rise To Nashville's Hot Chicken Craze

NPR Top Stories - April 28, 2016 - 12:30am

The story goes that a woman decided to punish her cheating husband by heaping hot pepper on his chicken. It ended up tasting really good, and now the popularity of Nashville Hot Chicken is spreading.

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Chinese Investors Left Reeling After Wealth Management Firm's Collapse

NPR Top Stories - April 28, 2016 - 12:29am

The $5 billion Shanghai company was the third financial firm to collapse in China since December. "Every time I take a bite of food," says an investor who lost everything, "I feel I am wasting money."

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Terrorism Fears And Travel Bans Shake Tourism In Turkey

NPR Top Stories - April 28, 2016 - 12:26am

In Istanbul's Grand Bazaar, a merchant calls it the worst tourist season in nearly four decades. Terrorism fears and a travel ban by Russia, an important source of tourists, are keeping visitors away.

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