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Gymnastics Doctor's Victims Speak, As Simone Biles Says She Was Also Abused

NPR Top Stories - 1 hour 43 min ago

Women began speaking in court on Tuesday about the devastating impact of abuse at the hands of sports doctor and admitted sexual assaulter Larry Nassar. The list of accusers is growing longer.

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Mormon Church Names Russell M. Nelson As New Leader

NPR Top Stories - 2 hours 19 min ago

"My brethren of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles laid hands upon my hands, ordained me, set me apart as president of the church. It was a sacred and humbling experience," Nelson said Tuesday.

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8 Congressional Chairmen Are Calling It Quits. Here's Why And What It Could Mean

NPR Top Stories - 3 hours 19 min ago

In past generations, committee chairs were masters of the agenda, ruling based on their seniority and longevity. They kept their grip on the gavels until they, or the Almighty, decided otherwise.

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Students Across D.C. Graduated Despite Chronic Absences, An Investigation Finds

NPR Top Stories - 3 hours 56 min ago

An official investigation into Ballou High School and other high schools in the District of Columbia found that students received diplomas despite missing more than 30 days in at least one class.

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Manafort Case Drags As Judge Puzzles Over Legal Positions

NPR Top Stories - 4 hours 34 min ago

President Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort may not face trial until fall. The judge in his case says she's befuddled about some of his arguments in the case.

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When You Need A Mammogram, Should You Get One In '3-D'?

NPR Top Stories - 5 hours 36 min ago

A newer type of breast imaging costs more. It's not yet clear if the three-dimensional approach is more effective at catching cancers that will kill.

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Prosecutors Charge Peter Madsen With Murdering Kim Wall Aboard His Private Sub

NPR Top Stories - 5 hours 43 min ago

The Danish inventor set out in his submarine with the Swedish journalist in August — but she never returned alive. On Tuesday, after months of shifting stories, he was charged with homicide.

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Japan Also Sends Out, Then Retracts, A False Missile Warning

NPR Top Stories - 5 hours 59 min ago

"North Korea appears to have launched a missile ... The government urges people to take shelter," Tuesday's false alert read. Hawaii sent out a similar message three days ago.

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Trump's Insults Will Nudge African Nations Closer To China

NPR Top Stories - 6 hours 25 min ago

The danger for the U.S. is that Trump's reported slurs make China an even more enticing partner for African nations, writes British-Somali journalist Ismail Einashe.

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Top Stories: Calif. Child Abuse Case; Fresh Produce In Food Stamp Program

NPR Top Stories - 8 hours 39 min ago

Also: Pope Francis is in Chile, facing anger over clergy sex abuse cases; ex-White House strategist Steve Bannon will speak privately to a House committee; and gospel star Edwin Hawkins dies.

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Fugu Freakout: Don't Eat The Blowfish, Japanese Officials Warn

NPR Top Stories - 9 hours 36 min ago

A supermarket in central Japan sold several packages of the fish containing potentially deadly parts. Officials have issued a warning to residents.

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Food Stamp Program Makes Fresh Produce More Affordable

NPR Top Stories - 11 hours 27 min ago

A federally funded experimental program is partnering with a Latino grocery chain to reward people who use their food stamps to put more fresh produce on their tables.

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How Prosecutors Changed The Odds To Start Winning Some Of The Toughest Rape Cases

NPR Top Stories - 11 hours 27 min ago

A rape case 25 years ago revolutionized justice for people with intellectual disabilities. They were "unwinnable" rape cases, until prosecutors figured out the secret.

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Gospel Star Edwin Hawkins, Known For 'Oh Happy Day,' Dies At 74

NPR Top Stories - 12 hours 22 min ago

In 1970, the Edwin Hawkins singers won a Grammy for best soul gospel performance for "Oh Happy Day." It became an unexpected hit when a San Francisco disc jockey began playing the song.

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On Visit To Chile, Pope Asks For Forgiveness Over Sex-Abuse Scandal

NPR Top Stories - 12 hours 39 min ago

At least five churches have been vandalized since Friday ahead of Francis' visit, some with firebombs as anger persists years after a major sex-abuse scandal that many see as a coverup by the Vatican.

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Couple Arrested After Children Found 'Shackled To Their Beds' In California Home

NPR Top Stories - 13 hours 53 min ago

Authorities said a daughter who managed to escape and dial 911 alerted police to the house of horrors in a Los Angeles suburb: 12 of her siblings, restrained in "dark and foul-smelling surroundings."

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The Huddled Masses And The Myth Of America

NPR Top Stories - January 15, 2018 - 5:59pm

The United States has always thought of itself as a nation of immigrants. So why has immigration been such a controversial topic throughout our nation's history?

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Google App Goes Viral Making An Art Out Of Matching Faces To Paintings

NPR Top Stories - January 15, 2018 - 2:46pm

The Google Arts & Culture app, allowing users to compare their selfies to famous works of art, took a top spot in the app store over the weekend and took over social media.

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Trump Advocates For Public Service On MLK Day, But Spends It At Mar-A-Lago Resort

NPR Top Stories - January 15, 2018 - 2:19pm

Past presidents have honored the civil rights leader's birthday by helping out at libraries or homeless shelters but Preisdent Trump chose to spend the day at his Florida resort.

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NAACP Honors Memphis Sanitation Workers Who Went On Strike In 1968

NPR Top Stories - January 15, 2018 - 2:06pm

Some 1,300 black men from the Memphis Department of Public Works went on strike 50 years ago to protest poor working conditions. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke about them a day before his assassination.

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