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Even With Bundy Behind Bars, 'Range War' Lives On For Some Ranchers

NPR Top Stories - May 25, 2016 - 12:48pm

Cliven Bundy and many of his militia followers are now in jail, but some Western ranchers vow to continue defying the federal government when it comes to cattle grazing on public lands.

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U.S.-Backed Forces Launch Two Major Offensives Against Islamic State

NPR Top Stories - May 25, 2016 - 12:39pm

The coalition has attacked IS positions in two areas of strategic importance: Fallujah, Iraq, and an area north of Raqqa, the group's de facto capital in Syria.

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Five Days And Five Nights With Doctors Without Borders

NPR Top Stories - May 25, 2016 - 12:33pm

They're in a crowded refugee camp, running the only hospital in a war-torn corner of South Sudan.

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TSA Hopes To Speed Up Screening Lines This Summer, Administrator Tells Congress

NPR Top Stories - May 25, 2016 - 11:41am

But the agency projects that its checkpoints will screen 100 million more people in 2016 than it did in 2013 — even as its workforce has been reduced by 12 percent over that same time period.

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Reports Peg Tech Billionaire As Funder Of Hulk Hogan's Case Against Gawker

NPR Top Stories - May 25, 2016 - 11:24am

The New York Times says entrepreneur Peter Thiel confirms he has been bankrolling the ex-wrestler's lawsuit. Gawker is appealing a jury award to Hogan of $140 million over publication of a sex tape.

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Nearly A Dozen States Sue U.S. Government Over Transgender Policies

NPR Top Stories - May 25, 2016 - 11:03am

The Obama administration has argued that gender identity is protected under federal law. The states say the government is overreaching.

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John Kerry's Awkward Push For Investment In Iran

NPR Top Stories - May 25, 2016 - 10:51am

The secretary of state negotiated the nuclear deal and wants it to work. He recently went to Europe to encourage banks there to invest in Iran.

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Dear Hollywood, This Is How You Make A Movie With African Characters

NPR Top Stories - May 25, 2016 - 9:36am

Sean Penn's new movie set in Africa got booed at Cannes. Critics said its African characters were "bleeding wallpaper." Here are 4 films that give African characters (and actors) their due.

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'Mirror Test' Reflects On The Consequences Of The Wars In Iraq And Afghanistan

NPR Books - May 25, 2016 - 9:23am

While serving as a State Department adviser in Iraq and Afghanistan, J. Kael Weston instigated a military mission that resulted the death of 31 service members. His memoir revisits the tragedy of war.

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4 First-Rate Thrillers Deliver A Summer Of Suspenseful Reading

NPR Books - May 25, 2016 - 9:23am

The suspense stories on Maureen Corrigan's early summer reading list roam from the beaches of Long Island to the Welsh coast, and from the mean streets of Chicago to the alleyways of Berlin.

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Watchdog: Hillary Clinton Violated State Dept. Policies By Using Private Email

NPR Top Stories - May 25, 2016 - 9:09am

A report issued by the department's inspector general found that previous secretaries of state also failed to comply with record-keeping and security policies.

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For Female Fruit Flies, Mr. Right Has The Biggest Sperm

NPR Top Stories - May 25, 2016 - 9:04am

It's not unusual for males to try to impress females with big body parts. Consider antlers on deer, or elaborate tails on peacocks. Some male fruit flies take a different approach: giant sperm.

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Defiant Female Ukrainian Pilot Freed From Russia In Prisoner Swap

NPR Top Stories - May 25, 2016 - 8:59am

Ukrainian pilot and national hero Nadiya Savchenko had been held by Russia for almost two years. Russia had sentenced her to 22 years in prison for murder — she called it a propaganda stunt.

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Taliban Name New Leader, Confirm Death Of Mullah Mansour

NPR Top Stories - May 25, 2016 - 3:36am

The Afghan Taliban confirmed that a U.S. drone strike killed their leader last week, and they announced his successor: Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada, an extremist scholar without military experience.

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