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House Intel Republicans Have Cleared Trump. So Are The Russia Investigations Over?

NPR Top Stories - March 15, 2018 - 1:00am

Semi-lost amid the tidal wave of news this week: The House intelligence committee has cleared Donald Trump in its Russia probe. But the road goes ever on.

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How Many Opioid Overdoses Are Suicides?

NPR Top Stories - March 15, 2018 - 1:00am

Opioid overdoses and related deaths are still climbing, according to U.S. statistics. Teasing out which overdoses are intentional can be hard, but is important for treatment, doctors say.

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Slovakia's Prime Minister Offers To Resign Amid Protest Over Journalist's Murder

NPR Top Stories - March 14, 2018 - 11:43pm

Robert Fico says he will step down if his ruling party is allowed to choose a successor. The turmoil has been sparked by the death of a journalist who was reporting on mob ties to the government.

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Sister Of Charleston Shooter Dylann Roof Arrested After Menacing Social Media Post

NPR Top Stories - March 14, 2018 - 10:49pm

After a Snapchat post saying she hoped students participating in a walkout to protest gun violence "get shot," Morgan Roof, 18, was taken into custody on drug and weapons charges.

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Court Ruling On Texas Anti-Sanctuary City Law Sets The Stage For More Legal Battles

NPR Top Stories - March 14, 2018 - 6:28pm

An appeals court backs a Texas law banning sanctuary city policies. Supporters of the ban say public safety is at stake. Opponents say it opens the door to racial profiling.

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Minor League Baseball Kicks Up Dust With Changes To Extra Innings, Pitch Clocks

NPR Top Stories - March 14, 2018 - 5:48pm

Beginning in the 10th inning, teams will open with a runner already on second. That's one of the rules being tested in hopes of speeding up the pace. Major league extra innings aren't affected. Yet.

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In Gun-Friendly Montana, Student Walkout Steers Clear Of Politics

NPR Top Stories - March 14, 2018 - 5:11pm

Students in Helena, Mont., who participated in Wednesday's walkouts called it a memorial, not a protest — unlike demonstrations across the U.S. that explicitly called for laws to restrict gun rights.

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Life's Nice In The Nordic Ice: Finland, Neighbors Top U.N. Happiness Index

NPR Top Stories - March 14, 2018 - 3:23pm

The Finns took No. 1 on the annual World Happiness Report, while perennial leaders Norway and Denmark weren't far behind. Meanwhile, the study devoted a chapter to the decline of happiness in the U.S.

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Orlando Gunman's Widow On Trial: 'No One Knew. Except Two People'

NPR Top Stories - March 14, 2018 - 2:56pm

Prosecutors say Noor Salman assisted the 2016 rampage at Pulse nightclub and misled police. Her attorneys, however, say she was a "simple woman" who was abused by him and coerced by law enforcement.

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Gun-Trained Teacher Accidentally Shoots Gun In Calif. High School Classroom

NPR Top Stories - March 14, 2018 - 2:31pm

The teacher, a reserve police officer, discharged his firearm during a lesson. Debris fell from the ceiling, and no one was injured. The teacher has been placed on leave.

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Who Is Conor Lamb, Apparent Winner Of The Pennsylvania Special Election?

NPR Top Stories - March 14, 2018 - 2:23pm

Lamb appears to have an insurmountable lead over Republican Rick Saccone in the 18th District. Lamb, a Marine veteran and former federal prosecutor, had to spend a lot of time introducing himself.

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Game Over For Toys R Us: Chain Going Out Of Business

NPR Top Stories - March 14, 2018 - 2:17pm

Toys R Us plans to close or sell all U.S. stores. The chain has struggled through a bankruptcy process, facing heavy debt inherited from a 2005 buyout and intense competition from Walmart and Amazon.

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On The West Coast, Ports Brace For Steel Tariffs

NPR Top Stories - March 14, 2018 - 2:06pm

President Trump's new tariffs have ports and steel manufacturers in the West uneasy, as they rely on steel imports from the Pacific Rim.

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UNICEF's Good News About Child Marriage Isn't Quite As Good As It Sounds

NPR Top Stories - March 14, 2018 - 9:29am

A new report cites tremendous progress in bringing down rates of child marriage, especially in India. But critics raise concerns about some of the data points.

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The Result In The Pa. Special Election Could Mean Trouble For Republicans

NPR Top Stories - March 14, 2018 - 9:04am

The candidates are separated by just hundreds of votes. That's a big turnaround from President Trump's 20-point victory in 2016. It has many Republicans worried about a possible Democratic wave.

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Dog Dies In Overhead Bin On United Flight; Airline Apologizes

NPR Top Stories - March 14, 2018 - 8:25am

The incident prompted shock, outrage and sadness, particularly after it emerged that a flight attendant had required a family to put their young dog in the overhead bin for a three-hour flight.

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Mourners Honor Stephen Hawking, Whose Mind Blazed Bright

NPR Top Stories - March 14, 2018 - 8:03am

His mental genius and physical disability made the renowned British physicist a household name. On Wednesday, people around the world grieved Hawking's death.

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The Eye Roll That Upstaged Xi Jinping

NPR Top Stories - March 14, 2018 - 7:40am

At China's parliament session, Xi was given permission to rule indefinitely. But when a journalist rolled her eyes at another reporter's question, her expression was caught on camera and went viral.

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Across The Country, Students Walk Out To Protest Gun Violence

NPR Top Stories - March 14, 2018 - 7:01am

One month after the shootings in Parkland, thousands of schools are becoming sites of protest. At 10 a.m., students are walking out for 17 minutes — one minute for each Parkland victim who died.

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Why Abolishing China's Presidential Term Limits Is Such A Big Deal

NPR Top Stories - March 14, 2018 - 6:41am

In a land dominated for thousands of years by absolute monarchs, the move is historically significant and seen by Chinese liberals as a big step backward.

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