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Slovaks Take To The Streets After Prime Minister's Resignation

NPR Top Stories - March 16, 2018 - 11:22am

Protesters are demanding new elections and arrests for the murders of investigative journalist Ján Kuciak, who had been reporting on political corruption, and his fiancée Martina Kusnírová.

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Jacob Zuma To Be Prosecuted On Long-Dormant — And Now Revived — Corruption Charges

NPR Top Stories - March 16, 2018 - 11:07am

The former South African president, who resigned his post last month under heavy pressure, now faces 16 counts — ranging from fraud to racketeering — for his role in an arms deal two decades ago.

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Russian Nikolai Glushkov's Death In London Was A Murder, Police Say

NPR Top Stories - March 16, 2018 - 10:58am

The cause of death was "compression to the neck," police say. Glushkov was a former close associate of a noted critic of Russia's President Vladimir Putin.

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Financial Side Effects From A Prescription For Toenail Fungus

NPR Top Stories - March 16, 2018 - 1:00am

A prescription for a drug called Kerydin depleted one woman's health reimbursement account without her even knowing it. When should health care providers broach costs with patients?

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Facial Scanning Now Arriving At U.S. Airports

NPR Top Stories - March 16, 2018 - 1:00am

Airlines say taking a picture of your face speeds boarding, and Homeland Security says it stops fraud. But critics worry about privacy and bias.

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'Keep It In The Ground' Activists Optimistic Despite Oil Boom

NPR Top Stories - March 16, 2018 - 1:00am

The U.S. is producing more oil than ever, even as calls to leave all fossil fuels in the ground grow louder. Now the "keep it in the ground" movement is taking its fight to the heart of oil country.

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California Candidate Calls On Another To Step Down Over Decade-Old Sex Scandal

NPR Top Stories - March 16, 2018 - 1:00am

Amanda Renteria has called on fellow Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom to leave his post as lieutenant governor because of a past relationship he had with a subordinate.

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Conservatives Mobilize Grass-Roots Activists To Promote Trump Judges

NPR Top Stories - March 16, 2018 - 1:00am

A conservative group funded by Charles and David Koch wants to mobilize activists across 36 states to play a bigger role in confirming President Trump's judge nominees to lifetime appointments.

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U.S. Military Helicopter Carrying 7 People Crashes In Iraq

NPR Top Stories - March 15, 2018 - 9:47pm

A spokesman for the secretary of defense says the aircraft hit a power line in Anbar province and that there was no enemy fire.

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FEMA Drops 'Climate Change' From Its Strategic Plan

NPR Top Stories - March 15, 2018 - 7:49pm

The agency's strategic planning document does not mention the potential impact of a changing climate on the rising risk of natural hazards.

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Miami Pedestrian Walkway Collapses Onto Road, Killing At Least 4

NPR Top Stories - March 15, 2018 - 6:02pm

The walkway had just been over installed over the weekend to give students at Florida International University a safe way to cross a busy road, reports Tim Padgett of member station WLRN.

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Syrian War Enters 8th Year, Trailing Smoke And Suffering In Its Wake

NPR Top Stories - March 15, 2018 - 3:47pm

Civilians outside Damascus and in Afrin marked the dark anniversary as they have all the others: by trying to survive.

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'Road Rage' Driver Who Killed Ex-NFL Player Sentenced To 30 Years Prison

NPR Top Stories - March 15, 2018 - 2:30pm

Ronald Gasser faces three decades behind bars after shooting dead Joe McKnight outside New Orleans. Gasser claimed self-defense in the 2016 shooting.

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Dozens Of Gold Bars Reportedly Fell From An Airplane In Siberia

NPR Top Stories - March 15, 2018 - 1:07pm

A "gold rush" started among residents after the treasure escaped the plane during takeoff, according to local media. There was apparently a hatch failure.

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Signs Point To Trump Getting Tougher On China Over Trade

NPR Top Stories - March 15, 2018 - 12:54pm

Its competitors often complain that unfair trade practices have helped China become the world's top exporter. Now, the Trump administration seems increasingly likely to confront China on trade.

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Saudi Crown Prince Is Hiding His Mother, U.S. Officials Say

NPR Top Stories - March 15, 2018 - 12:37pm

They say it shows his willingness to solidify his role as Saudi Arabia's next king. U.S. intelligence analysts reportedly think he believes his mother opposes his rise to the throne.

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Harper Lee Estate Sues Over 'To Kill A Mockingbird' Broadway Script By Aaron Sorkin

NPR Top Stories - March 15, 2018 - 12:17pm

The author's lawyer says a contract bars the producers of a high-profile stage adaptation from departing "in any manner" from the spirit of the classic novel.

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NASA Study Finds Astronaut's Genes Changed While In Space

NPR Top Stories - March 15, 2018 - 12:13pm

A study shows that not only do astronaut's genes change in space, but they have the potential to remained changed even months after the astronaut is back on Earth.

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SEC Charges Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes With 'Elaborate, Years-Long Fraud'

NPR Top Stories - March 15, 2018 - 1:24am

Holmes and Theranos promised to revolutionize blood testing. The SEC says they raised $700 million by making "false statements about the company's technology, business, and financial performance."

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Millions Own Gas And Oil Under Their Land. Here's Why Only Some Strike It Rich.

NPR Top Stories - March 15, 2018 - 1:01am

Gas and oil companies pay royalties to millions of American landowners. But a growing number accuse energy companies of cheating them out of their fair share.

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