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Analyst: Angry French Farmers Will Have To Adapt To Globalization

NPR Top Stories - July 26, 2015 - 3:32am

French farmers demanding higher prices for meat and milk have brought chaos to the country's vacation season by holding protests and blocking roads across the country.

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For Candidates, Winning Iowa Means Courting Business, Evangelicals

NPR Top Stories - July 26, 2015 - 3:32am

Steve Deace, an Iowa conservative talk radio host, speaks with NPR's Rachel Martin about how the Republican field is shaping up for caucuses this winter.

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On ADA Anniversary, Some Blame The Law For Low Employment

NPR Top Stories - July 26, 2015 - 3:32am

Signed into law 25 years ago, the Americans With Disabilities Act was supposed to open the doors to employment for many. But only a small percentage of disabled Americans are working today.

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On The Streets Of Baltimore, 'It's Definitely Not A Safe Feeling'

NPR Top Stories - July 26, 2015 - 3:32am

Baltimore is having one of the most violent summers in years. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to local activist Ray Kelly about what police and the public can do to improve the situation there.

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Obama Wraps Up Trip To Kenya

NPR Top Stories - July 26, 2015 - 3:32am

Correspondent Greg Warner speaks to NPR's Rachel Martin about President Obama's address to the Kenyan people.

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'Jane Eyre' Retelling Swaps English Countryside For Bustling City Streets

NPR Books - July 26, 2015 - 3:32am

Patricia Park's novel, Re Jane, is a retelling of Charlotte Bronte's classic Jane Eyre set in modern-day New York and South Korea. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with author Jean Kwok about Park's novel.

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Women's Comics Are Surfing The Crowd

NPR Books - July 26, 2015 - 3:03am

It's no secret that women are getting more prominent in the world of comics. But some women are tired of waiting for mainstream attention: They're turning to crowdfunding to get their projects done.

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In This Twist On Tricky Dick's History, A President's Secrets Can Save Us

NPR Books - July 26, 2015 - 1:45am

In Crooked, novelist Austin Grossman excuses Richard Nixon's rocky political career in the weirdest ways possible — by reimagining the former president as a warrior against supernatural forces.

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Covering Greece: When It's Not Just A Story, It's Personal

NPR Top Stories - July 26, 2015 - 1:43am

Reporter Joanna Kakissis was born in Greece but raised in the U.S. She returned to Greece in 2010 as the country's economic crisis began. She describes covering a story that often hits close to home.

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Put That Wok To Work: A Trick For Smoking Fish Indoors

NPR Top Stories - July 26, 2015 - 1:35am

Smoking fish usually requires a pricey smoker or other specialized gear. But you can get great smokey flavor with just a wok, some foil and a quick raid of the pantry.

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Despite Spotlight On Police Shootings, Incidents With Latinos Often Forgotten

NPR Top Stories - July 25, 2015 - 1:12pm

NPR's Arun Rath talks to Los Angeles Times reporter Nicole Santa Cruz on why police shooting deaths of Latinos haven't drawn as much attention as African-Americans.

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Amid Lingering Skepticism, A Primer On What Bland's Autopsy Can Tell Us

NPR Top Stories - July 25, 2015 - 1:12pm

Medical examiner Dr. Judy Melinek explains what forensic examiners saw in the autopsy of Sandra Bland, who was found dead in a Texas jail.

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At Sandra Bland's Funeral, Mourners Say 'It's All About Social Justice'

NPR Top Stories - July 25, 2015 - 1:12pm

Bland, who was recently found dead in a Texas jail, received a funeral in her hometown of Lisle, Ill. Authorities released a preliminary autopsy ruling Bland's death a suicide; her family disagrees

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On A Visit To Kenya, Obama Addresses Fight Against Extremists

NPR Top Stories - July 25, 2015 - 1:12pm

President Obama made an official visit to the capital of Nairobi on Saturday, where he's speaking at the annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit. He also met with leaders in the region.

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When Alzheimer's Steals Your Appetite, Remember To Laugh

NPR Top Stories - July 25, 2015 - 1:12pm

Fresh grilled swordfish now tastes like rolled newspapers to Greg O'Brien, an unexpected effect of his Alzheimer's. And shopping without a grocery list is futile. But summer barbecues are still sweet.

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50 Years Ago, Bob Dylan Electrified A Decade With One Concert

NPR Books - July 25, 2015 - 1:12pm

It's been 50 years since Bob Dylan strolled on stage at the Newport Folk Festival, plugged in an electric guitar, and infuriated his flock. Historian Elijah Wald says there's much more to the story.

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Judge Says Detained Immigrant Women, Children Should Be Released

NPR Top Stories - July 25, 2015 - 12:42pm

A federal judge has given the government 90 days to prove that holding hundreds of minors and their mothers in unlicensed secure facilities does not violate a 1997 settlement.

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Clinton To Testify Again Before Benghazi Committee

NPR Top Stories - July 25, 2015 - 10:22am

The former secretary of state and current Democratic presidential candidate says she will appear to discuss the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks that killed four Americans, including the ambassador to Libya.

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Britain's Pearson In Talks To Sell Stake In The Economist Group

NPR Top Stories - July 25, 2015 - 8:42am

The announcement comes just days after the publisher said it was selling The Financial Times.

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