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Evolution Or Expediency? Clinton's Changing Positions Over A Long Career

NPR Top Stories - May 23, 2016 - 12:31am

Her positions on issues from trade to same-sex marriage have changed. Critics say it's often because of political expediency, while supporters insist she learns and adapts to new circumstances.

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Sherman Alexie On His New Kids' Book And The Angst Of Being A 'Jr.'

NPR Books - May 23, 2016 - 12:30am

Alexie says he always struggled with being named after his dad — so he decided to write a book about it. Thunder Boy Jr. is about a little boy who is eager to have his own name and be his own person.

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Do Women Need Periods?

NPR Top Stories - May 23, 2016 - 12:29am

Long-lasting hormone contraceptives are now the most recommended form of birth control for young women. And many women say the fact that they can reduce or eliminate periods is a big plus.

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Penicillin Shortage Could Be A Problem For People With Syphilis

NPR Top Stories - May 23, 2016 - 12:29am

The medication is the only one available to prevent an infected pregnant woman from passing the disease to a fetus. Pfizer says the shortage should be over in July.

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Obama Looks To Bolster Vietnam By Lifting Arms Export Embargo

NPR Top Stories - May 22, 2016 - 10:48pm

At a news conference in Hanoi, Obama said the move was intended a step toward normalizing relations with the former war enemy and to eliminate a "lingering vestige of the Cold War."

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