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Obama Declares Major Disaster In West Virginia After Historic Flooding

NPR Top Stories - June 26, 2016 - 5:23am

The flooding has left at least 24 people dead and devastated communities. The historic floods are the worst in a century for some parts of the state. At least 100 homes were destroyed or damaged.

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Bill Cunningham, Beloved New York Times Fashion Photographer, Dies At 87

NPR Top Stories - June 26, 2016 - 3:59am

New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham died Saturday at the age of 87. New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet discusses his life and his nearly 40 years of work for the paper.

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Will Orlando's Moment Of LGBT Support Endure?

NPR Top Stories - June 26, 2016 - 3:59am

There has been a huge outpouring of support for the LGBT community in Orlando, including from groups that traditionally have not supported the gay and lesbian community. Can the feeling of unity last?

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After Voting Against 'Brexit,' Wales Weighs In On EU Business Uncertainty

NPR Top Stories - June 26, 2016 - 3:59am

While the U.K. voted to leave the European Union, a majority of voters in Wales voted to stay. NPR's Linda Wertheimer discusses the Brexit decision with Wales' First Minister Carwyn Jones.

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'Brexit' Sentiments Hang Over Spanish Elections For Voters Wanting Change

NPR Top Stories - June 26, 2016 - 3:59am

Spaniards head to the polls today after the previous election failed to produce a government. While some voters want change, others are worried that Brexit-like discontent will cause more instability.

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1976: The Last Time Republicans Duked It Out To The Last, Heated Minute

NPR Top Stories - June 26, 2016 - 3:59am

In this encore presentation of For the Record, NPR's Rachel Martin looks at the last contested convention: the 1976 GOP meeting in Kansas City. Ronald Reagan nearly denied Gerald Ford the nomination.

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'Battle Of The Somme' Centenary Symbolizes Great Loss For Canadians

NPR Top Stories - June 26, 2016 - 3:59am

Most of Newfoundland's regiment was wiped out the first day of the Allied offensive on the Somme. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Maureen Power, a curator at the provincial museum about their legacy.

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1 In 10 Cal State Students Is Homeless, Study Finds

NPR Top Stories - June 26, 2016 - 3:59am

New research from California State University suggests 1 in 10 students there are homeless and 1 in 5 are food insecure. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to George Parker, a once homeless student.

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Republicans Brace For Donald Trump's Impact On Down-Ballot Races

NPR Top Stories - June 26, 2016 - 3:59am

Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton are not the only candidates running. Ken Rudin of the Political Junkie podcast and NPR's Linda Wertheimer discuss the Senate and House races.

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'Brexit': Global Economic Aftershocks

NPR Top Stories - June 26, 2016 - 3:59am

The decision by voters in the United Kingdom to exit the European Union has already had a profound effect on global financial markets. Here's a preview of what to expect in the coming days in the U.S.

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Locals Provide Disaster Assist After West Virginia Floods Kill At Least 24

NPR Top Stories - June 26, 2016 - 3:59am

Search and rescue operations are underway in West Virginia after flooding killed at least 24 people. Clean up has begun but some things can't be saved.

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Clinton And Trump Channel 'Brexit' Reactions Into Campaign Messaging

NPR Top Stories - June 26, 2016 - 3:59am

The presidential campaigns were quick to weigh in on Britain's vote to leave the European Union. NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with correspondent Mara Liasson about what we learned and what's ahead.

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EU Leaders To Meet At Emergency Summit To Discuss 'Brexit' Next Steps

NPR Top Stories - June 26, 2016 - 3:59am

European leaders gather this week to negotiate what will be Britain's complicated divorce from the EU. Can it be undone? Two million Britons have signed a petition calling for a re-vote on Brexit.

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'The Mandibles' Is Financial Dystopia With A Bite

NPR Books - June 26, 2016 - 3:59am

Lionel Shriver's newest novel is a work of speculative fiction: A national debt crisis leads to a systematic civil breakdown, bringing a once-prosperous family

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Cooking Chicken And Plantains For African Migrants In Costa Rica

NPR Top Stories - June 26, 2016 - 3:00am

Debora Jiménez says it is her moral duty to help feed the hundreds of Africans now stranded in her country.

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To Help A Criminal Go Straight, Help Him Change How He Thinks

NPR Top Stories - June 26, 2016 - 3:00am

More than half of prisoners released from prison are rearrested within a year. Cognitive therapy can help prisoners change the thinking that gets them in trouble, like "I'll never back down."

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A Mystery Novel Is The Mystery At The Heart Of 'Blockbuster!'

NPR Books - June 26, 2016 - 3:00am

Lucy Sussex's new book is a history of 1886's runaway best-seller, The Mystery of a Hansom Cab. Why was it such a hit? Who was involved with it? And why was author Fergus Hume left without a dime?

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At Least 12 Dead After Gunmen Storm Hotel In Somalia's Capital

NPR Top Stories - June 25, 2016 - 12:02pm

A group of attackers detonated a car bomb and then rushed into a hotel in the heart of Mogadishu, taking hostages. Security forces say they have now taken control of the scene.

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