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Catherine Deneuve Apologizes To Sex Assault Victims After Controversial Letter

NPR Top Stories - January 15, 2018 - 1:26pm

After the letter she signed sparked a backlash, the French actress said she needs to provide "clarification," and denounced the "conservatives, racists and traditionalists" who have supported her.

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How States And The Federal Government Coordinate Emergency Alerts

NPR Top Stories - January 15, 2018 - 1:22pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with retired Adm. David Simpson, former chief of the FCC's Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau about how states coordinate with the federal government for emergency alerts system.

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Catherine Deneuve Apologizes To Victims Of Sexual Violence For Letter About #MeToo

NPR Top Stories - January 15, 2018 - 1:19pm

The apology comes after she signed a letter last week about the #MeToo movement and she and other co-signers made comments that some harassment victims found offensive.

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50 Years After His Assassination, Remembering Martin Luther King Jr. In Atlanta

NPR Top Stories - January 15, 2018 - 1:19pm

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. The annual remembrance of civil rights leader at his church in Atlanta carried extra significance this year.

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LinkedIn Co-Founder On What Resolutions Silicon Valley Should Make For 2018

NPR Top Stories - January 15, 2018 - 1:19pm

Between sexual harassment scandals, fake ads and stronger calls for regulation, Big Tech had a rocky year in 2017. LinkedIn Co-founder and venture capitalist Reid Hoffman talks with NPR's Kelly McEvers about resolutions Silicon Valley should make in 2018.

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DACA Recipients Uncertain Of Their Status As Congress Works On Potential Deal

NPR Top Stories - January 15, 2018 - 1:19pm

While Congress tries to come up with a deal on DACA, thousands of recipients are uncertain about their status. NPR's Kelly McEvers checks in with DACA recipient Juan de la Rosa Diaz, who works at Virginia Tech.

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Jakarta Stock Exchange Tower Evacuated After Floor Collapses

NPR Top Stories - January 15, 2018 - 4:30am

A mezzanine floor inside the Jakarta Stock Exchange tower collapsed on Monday, according to Indonesian authorities. A police spokesman says nearly 80 people were injured. Terrorism has been ruled out.

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For 1 Attorney, A Lonely Legal Fight To Make Trump Comply With Rules

NPR Top Stories - January 15, 2018 - 2:00am

Attorney Jeffrey Lovitky took it upon himself last year to sue Trump. "It is intimidating," he says. Still, he's suing again, saying he has a duty to push for compliance with various ethics rules.

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After A Year In Office, Questions About Trump's Foreign Deals Go On. And On

NPR Top Stories - January 15, 2018 - 1:56am

When preparing to take the oath of office, President Trump promised to make no new foreign business deals. But a year later, ethics experts say the problems have not been solved in any meaningful way.

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For Now, Sequencing Cancer Tumors Holds More Promise Than Proof

NPR Top Stories - January 15, 2018 - 1:44am

Sequencing the DNA of cancer tumors to help pinpoint treatment is an emerging element of precision medicine. While patients and doctors alike want these tests, they often don't benefit patients.

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'Whoa, Nelly!' Keith Jackson, Voice Of College Football, Dies At 89

NPR Top Stories - January 15, 2018 - 12:42am

Until he retired for good in 2006, Keith Jackson's baritone voice could be heard most Saturdays when called college football games. 'Whoa Nellie' was one of his signature phrases.

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Unsealed Documents Show The Las Vegas Shooter's Girlfriend Acted Swiftly

NPR Top Stories - January 14, 2018 - 4:12pm

Hundreds of pages of newly-released court documents reveal what authorities knew and the leads they were chasing in the days following the attack, but offer little on motive.

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How Likely Is Someone To Sexually Harass Others? This Scale Determines

NPR Top Stories - January 14, 2018 - 3:06pm

In the 1980s psychologist John Pryor developed a test to predict how likely a person is to sexually harass someone. He spoke with NPR's Michel Martin about his research and how the scale works.

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On The Hunt For Poppies In Mexico — America's Biggest Heroin Supplier

NPR Top Stories - January 14, 2018 - 2:02pm

The Mexican army gave NPR a firsthand look at its efforts to eradicate the flowering crop that's made into heroin.

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Blaming Democrats, Trump Says 'DACA Is Probably Dead'

NPR Top Stories - January 14, 2018 - 12:03pm

With four days left before a government shutdown, lawmakers appear to be far from a deal to fix the DACA program. Trump denied the vulgarities he reportedly made about immigrants: "I'm not a racist."

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Plane Skids Off Runway In Turkey Onto Cliff Edge, No Injuries Reported

NPR Top Stories - January 14, 2018 - 9:16am

The Pegasus Airlines flight was derailed off the tarmac as it landed and went hurtling over a cliff, leaving the aircraft dangling over the Black Sea nose first.

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Behind The Genius Of Guinness, Ireland's Most Popular Tourist Attraction

NPR Top Stories - January 14, 2018 - 4:57am

Dublin's Guinness Storehouse is a cross between a museum and a marketing campaign, and an homage to the history and taste of the world's best-known stout.

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Making The Case That Discrimination Is Bad For Your Health

NPR Top Stories - January 14, 2018 - 4:00am

The researcher who coined the term "weathering" talks with Gene Demby about health, hard data, and why it took so long for people to come around to the idea that discrimination hurts bodies.

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House GOP To Debate Bringing Earmarks Back

NPR Top Stories - January 14, 2018 - 4:00am

The House Rules Committee will hold two days of hearings this week over whether Congress should reconsider the 2011 earmark ban.

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The GOP's New Tax Plan Will Affect Everyone, But Will It Grow The Economy?

NPR Top Stories - January 14, 2018 - 4:00am

You asked, we answered: Will the GOP tax plan boost economic growth? Not much (if at all), say many economists.

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