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Models From Norman Rockwell's Paintings Reunite

NPR Top Stories - July 24, 2016 - 3:48am

On the 100th anniversary of Norman Rockwell's first Saturday Evening Post cover, several of the children seen in his iconic portraits gathered at the Norman Rockwell Museum.

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To Break Through The News Feed Echo Chamber, Political Opinion Writers Read Opposing Voices

NPR Top Stories - July 24, 2016 - 3:48am

Amy Goodman of Democracy Now; Jennifer Rubin of the Washington Post; Ramesh Ponnuru of National Review; and Jonathan Chait of New York Magazine, tell us who they read even if they don't always agree.

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With More Money In Consumer Pockets, Back-To-School Sales Give Retailers A Boost

NPR Top Stories - July 24, 2016 - 3:48am

The National Retail Federation predicts this year's back-to-school spending will shoot up. With a fall in gas prices, and lower inflation and interest rates, economists say Americans have extra cash.

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Veterans In Baton Rouge Reflect On Military Background Of Victim, Shooter

NPR Top Stories - July 24, 2016 - 3:48am

A group of veterans at a VFW hall near Baton Rouge discuss the recent killing of three police officers. One of the fallen officers and the shooter were both veterans of the war in Iraq.

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Gay Talese Stays Too Long At 'The Voyeur's Motel'

NPR Books - July 24, 2016 - 3:00am

Gay Talese conflates the journalist and the voyeur in his new book about a motel owner who spied on his guests. And he makes the readers voyeurs as well: We watch him watching the unwary motel guests.

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Leaked Democratic Party Emails Show Members Tried To Undercut Sanders

NPR Top Stories - July 23, 2016 - 1:52pm

Just days before the Democratic National Committee convention gets underway, WikiLeaks releases almost 20,000 emails among DNC staff, revealing discussions of topics from Bernie Sanders to the media.

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Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf Hopes Democrats Rally Behind Clinton At DNC

NPR Top Stories - July 23, 2016 - 1:03pm

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf shares a preview of the Democratic National Convention, which takes place in Philadelphia next week.

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Iraqi Dancer's Dreams Cut Short By Terrorism

NPR Top Stories - July 23, 2016 - 1:03pm

An ISIS bombing in Baghdad killed more than 300 Iraqis in early July. One of them, Adil Al-Faj, known as Adil Euro, went against cultural norms as a break dancer who dreamed of dancing in New York.

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Munich Mourns Mass Shooting Victims While Police Search For A Motive

NPR Top Stories - July 23, 2016 - 1:03pm

The German city of Munich is in shock today, after nine people and a gunman died in a mass shooting Friday. Police are trying to determine the motive of the 18-year-old shooter.

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Kabul Bombing Leaves At Least 80 Dead

NPR Top Stories - July 23, 2016 - 1:03pm

The Islamic State claimed responsibility for a bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan that killed at least 80 people and wounded more than 200 Saturday. Reporter Jennifer Glasse speaks from Kabul.

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The Rise, Fall And Lasting Influence Of Roger Ailes

NPR Top Stories - July 23, 2016 - 1:03pm

Roger Ailes' biographer Gabriel Sherman discusses Ailes' influence on conservative politics and what his departure from Fox News means for the network's future.

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The Sole Doctor In The Hospital Shoulders The Burden Of HIV

NPR Top Stories - July 23, 2016 - 1:03pm

Dr. Marlen Baroso works at the health center in Beira, a port city in Mozambique. She treats patients with ailments, accident victims, women in labor — and thousands of people with HIV.

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Comic-Con Fans Continue The Epic Battle Between Science And Fiction

NPR Books - July 23, 2016 - 1:03pm

Fans of science fiction have long wrestled with the question of just how much science should be in their fiction. Advocates of different approaches met at San Diego's Comic-Con.

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Barbershop: Democrats Talk Core Values In Philadelphia

NPR Top Stories - July 23, 2016 - 1:03pm

Democrats Malcolm Kenyatta, who is a Clinton delegate, social worker Amy Hoag, and Gary Frazier of Black Men for Bernie are in Philadelphia for the DNC. They discuss challenges facing the party.

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Clinton-Kaine Ticket Makes Debut In Miami

NPR Top Stories - July 23, 2016 - 1:03pm

Hillary Clinton has chosen Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as the vice presidential nominee for the Democratic ticket for president. They campaigned together for the first time in Miami Saturday.

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California's Governor Denies Parole To Former Manson Follower

NPR Top Stories - July 23, 2016 - 12:11pm

"She remains an unacceptable risk to society if released," Jerry Brown said of Leslie Van Houten, former follower of Charles Manson. She's serving a life sentence for her part in a 1969 killing spree.

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Russian Balloonist Circumnavigates The Globe, Claims World Record

NPR Top Stories - July 23, 2016 - 10:18am

A 65-year-old Russian adventurer has piloted a balloon around the world solo and non-stop in 11 days, braving air too thin to breath, below-freezing temperatures, storms and barely any sleep.

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WATCH: Tim Kaine Makes Campaign Trail Debut: 'I Like To Fight For Right'

NPR Top Stories - July 23, 2016 - 9:48am

"Do you want a 'you're fired' president or a 'you're hired' president?" Kaine asked the crowd in Miami.

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Where Tim Kaine And Hillary Clinton Stand On Key Issues

NPR Top Stories - July 23, 2016 - 7:53am

Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine is Hillary Clinton's running mate. The two agree on how government should tackle abortion and gun control, but disagree on the authorization of military force.

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