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In German Election, Campaign Posters Are More Important Than TV Ads

NPR Top Stories - 4 hours 55 min ago

The poster tradition dates back hundreds of years and serves as an equalizer in modern-day German elections. But some of today's messaging has been provocative to the point of causing offense.

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Trump's Approval Is Stabilizing. That Might Mean He Should Work More With Democrats

NPR Top Stories - 4 hours 56 min ago

Amid hurricanes and working with Democrats to keep the government open and raise the nation's debt limit, Trump's approval rating has stopped its decline and has even rebounded slightly.

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Who Put The 'Hispanic' In Hispanic Heritage Month?

NPR Top Stories - 5 hours 38 min ago

As Hispanic Heritage Month gets under way, it's worth noting that the idea of people from the Latin American diaspora referring to themselves as 'Hispanic' or 'Latino' or 'Latinx' is a fairly new one.

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New Data About Student Loan Borrowers; DeVos Changes Obama-era Guidance

NPR Top Stories - 6 hours 37 min ago

The week in education, from student aid rules to HBCUs.

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China Moves To Limit Fuel, Textile Trade With North Korea

NPR Top Stories - 8 hours 8 min ago

China accounts for the vast majority of North Korea's trade. President Trump has accused China of not doing enough to push back North Korea's nuclear program.

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Trump Wades Deeper Into Alabama Primary At Campaign Rally — With Some Hesitation

NPR Top Stories - 12 hours 1 min ago

The president is backing appointed Sen. Luther Strange, who's been heavily funded by a superPAC aligned with Mitch McConnell. Many of Trump's allies, however, are backing Judge Roy Moore.

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Soldiers Descend On Rio 'Favela' As Shootouts Erupt

NPR Top Stories - 15 hours 22 min ago

The operation was prompted by an apparent war among drug lords. Residents were forced to dive for cover on the floors of their homes as several hundred well-armed gangsters roamed the streets.

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Puerto Rico's Weak Infrastructure Creates Big Challenges For Recovery

NPR Top Stories - September 22, 2017 - 3:02pm

Even before Maria, the island suffered from frequent power outages and crippling debt. Now organizations must figure out how to deliver relief to a place that may not have electricity for months.

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An Accident On The Moon, Young Lawyers To The Rescue

NPR Top Stories - September 22, 2017 - 1:23pm

Each year, law students argue hypothetical, futuristic case that takes place in space. This year, it's about who pays when two machines collide on the moon.

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Study Suggests Neanderthals Enjoyed Long Childhoods

NPR Top Stories - September 22, 2017 - 12:45pm

The study of a 49,000-year-old skeleton of a Neanderthal boy discovered in Spain indicates that he may have matured at about the same rate as children of modern homo sapiens.

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Major League Baseball Teams Look To Add Extra Netting After Yankee Stadium Accident

NPR Top Stories - September 22, 2017 - 12:41pm

After a foul ball hit a young girl at Yankee Stadium this week, some Major League Baseball teams will be adding extra netting along the baselines to protect fans.

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It Got A Little Batty At A Salt Lake City High School When Winged Visitors Arrived

NPR Top Stories - September 22, 2017 - 12:41pm

A Salt Lake City high school had some uninvited visitors this week: hundreds of bats. But this wasn't the first time. They arrive every year because the school was built on a bat migratory path.

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Sen. Maggie Hassan Talks On The Future Of Health Care

NPR Top Stories - September 22, 2017 - 12:41pm

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., about what's next in the health care debate after Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said he will not support the Graham-Cassidy proposal.

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In Houston, Debris From Hurricane Harvey Could Take Months To Haul Away

NPR Top Stories - September 22, 2017 - 12:41pm

More than 126,000 homes in the Houston area were damaged after Hurricane Harvey. Debris from the storm is estimated to fill space equivalent to 25 college football stadiums and take months to haul away.

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Scans Show Former NFL Player Aaron Hernandez Had A Severe Case Of CTE

NPR Top Stories - September 22, 2017 - 12:41pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with NPR Science Correspondent Jon Hamilton about the Hernandez family's announcement and the connections between CTE, the degenerative brain disease, and violent behavior.

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Puerto Rico Dam Fails As Hurricane Maria Continues To Plague Residents

NPR Top Stories - September 22, 2017 - 11:46am

Flash floods and heavy rain are expected to continue into early next week on the already devastated island.

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With Power Out And Phones Down, A Struggle To Reach Loved Ones In Puerto Rico

NPR Top Stories - September 22, 2017 - 11:21am

Two days after Hurricane Maria thrashed the island, most of Puerto Rico's cellular sites are down — along with the entire power grid. That has made contacting people on the island difficult.

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Iran Shows Off New Ballistic Missile At Military Parade

NPR Top Stories - September 22, 2017 - 11:21am

"When it comes to defending our country, we will ask nobody for their permission," President Hassan Rouhani said. The missile has a reported range of 1,243 miles.

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If Republicans Revive Health Care Again, This Is What It Could Mean For Your State

NPR Top Stories - September 22, 2017 - 11:19am

The block grants under Graham-Cassidy would give states less money than Obamacare. We asked experts about states' best options for spending that money.

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Pioneer Billie Jean King Moved The Baseline For Women's Tennis

NPR Top Stories - September 22, 2017 - 10:18am

King's 1973 exhibition match with self-proclaimed male chauvinist Bobby Riggs is now the subject of the new film, Battle of the Sexes. The 20-time Wimbledon champ spoke to Fresh Air on Sept. 12, 2013.

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