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Gorilla Killed To Save Boy At Cincinnati Zoo

NPR Top Stories - May 29, 2016 - 5:47am

After a 4-year-old slipped into the gorilla enclosure on a crowded day at the Cincinnati Zoo, a security team killed the gorilla to save the child. A tranquilizer shot was deemed too dicey.

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Is Primary Rivalry Making The Democratic Party Stronger Like It Did In 2008?

NPR Top Stories - May 29, 2016 - 5:05am

It's not the first time we've seen a bitter end to the Democratic primaries. In 2008, divisive moments came through personal attacks. But back then, Clinton and Obama pushed similar ideologies.

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Libertarian Party Set To Pick Its Presidential Candidate

NPR Top Stories - May 29, 2016 - 3:51am

The Libertarian presidential candidates held a debate Saturday night at their party convention in Orlando, Fla.

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'Dormant Butt Syndrome' Can Be A Pain In The Knee, Hip And Back

NPR Top Stories - May 29, 2016 - 3:38am

Do you have knee, back or hip pain? You could be suffering from "dormant butt syndrome." That's just another way to describe weak glute muscles. [Editor's note: The word "bitchy" is heard at 1:42.]

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Manhattanhenge Brightens This Memorial Day Weekend

NPR Top Stories - May 29, 2016 - 3:38am

Manhattanhenge is the name for the solar phenomena that occurs this weekend in New York City when the setting sun perfectly aligns with the numbered streets running east and west on the city's grid.

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Wrecked By Superstorm Sandy, Conservationists Work To Restore Migratory Birds' Refuge

NPR Top Stories - May 29, 2016 - 3:38am

The migratory birds of the East Coast are about to get back a piece of habitat they lost to Hurricane Sandy — a freshwater pond in Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in New York City.

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Pennsylvania Debates Statutes Of Limitations For Child Sex Abuse Crimes

NPR Top Stories - May 29, 2016 - 3:38am

State Rep. Mark Rozzi tells NPR's Rachel Martin about why he's supporting new Pennsylvania legislation that would eliminate the state's criminal statutes of limitations on child sex abuse crimes.

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Coca-Cola Halts Production In Venezuela Due To Nation's Sugar Shortage

NPR Top Stories - May 29, 2016 - 3:38am

Venezuela just became one of the few countries in the world that does not sell Coca-Cola. Tom Standage of the Economist tells NPR's Rachel Martin what that says about the Venezuelan economy.

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Trump Becomes Presumptive Nominee; Clinton Faces Federal Charges Over Emails

NPR Top Stories - May 29, 2016 - 3:38am

Some establishment figures are showing their support for Donald Trump, who became the presumptive Republican nominee Thursday. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton still can't vanquish Bernie Sanders.

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'Invest For Who You Are' And More Advice For Millenials' Financial Future

NPR Top Stories - May 29, 2016 - 3:38am

Financial adviser Jude Boudreaux talks with three millenials: Amanda Jones, Kaylie Burns Gahagan and Austin Prater, about how coming of age during the recession impacts their financial plans now.

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'Sweetbitter' Is A Savory Saga Of Restaurant Life And Love

NPR Books - May 29, 2016 - 3:38am

Oysters, cocaine, fine wine, love triangles: Stephanie Danler's debut novel Sweetbitter follows a year in the life of a young woman working at a top-tier Manhattan restaurant.

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Adventurer Says 'Walking The Himalayas' Wasn't About 'Sticking Flags In Peaks'

NPR Books - May 29, 2016 - 3:38am

Levison Wood, who previously walked the length of the Nile River, has now trekked 1,700 miles, from Afghanistan to Bhutan, along the Himalayan mountain range.

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Why I Miss The Pools (And Pool Rules) Of America

NPR Top Stories - May 29, 2016 - 3:00am

If the rules at your neighborhood pool seem a bit strict, come take a dip with me in an Indian pool. It's a free-for-all.

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Lonely 'Hope' Appears, But Is Quickly Forgotten

NPR Books - May 29, 2016 - 3:00am

Claire North's moving new novel The Sudden Appearance of Hope centers on a young woman who cannot be remembered; only animals or people with brain damage can recall their interactions with her.

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Death Talk Is Cool At This Festival

NPR Top Stories - May 29, 2016 - 2:13am

How to make thinking about death less somber? Hold a festival! Indianapolis did. Through art, film and book talks, residents explored everything from bucket lists to advance directives and cremation.

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Guns Strike Emotional Chords For People On Both Sides Of The Political Debate

NPR Top Stories - May 29, 2016 - 2:00am

Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have been talking a lot about guns recently. But how much will that issue matter with voters in November?

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