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Oops, We Lost Your DACA Application

NPR Top Stories - November 16, 2017 - 7:19pm

Immigrants' rights groups say thousands of DACA renewal applications may have been wrongly rejected for being late. The Trump administration now says it will reconsider some of those applications.

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U.S. Lifts Ban On Importing Elephant Trophies From Zimbabwe And Zambia

NPR Top Stories - November 16, 2017 - 4:23pm

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said hunting programs in those countries can aid conservation efforts. But those who oppose the policy change point to a decline in Zimbabwe's elephant population.

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Chicago Judge Throws Out 15 Convictions On Fears Police Reports Were Dishonest

NPR Top Stories - November 16, 2017 - 4:06pm

Defense attorneys call it a "mass exoneration." The men who were cleared say they were framed by police who demanded bribes, and planted drugs on them if they refused to pay.

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Keystone Pipeline Oil Spill Reported In South Dakota

NPR Top Stories - November 16, 2017 - 3:29pm

The oil leak occurs just a few days before Nebraska state regulators will decide on the fate of TransCanada's controversial sister project, the Keystone XL Pipeline.

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White House Says Moore Allegations 'Very Troubling,' But Alabama Voters Should Decide

NPR Top Stories - November 16, 2017 - 2:48pm

Multiple women have come forward accusing Alabama GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore of sexual misconduct. National GOP leaders have urged him to step aside, but Moore has refused to leave the race.

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Deadly Floods Devastate Western Greek Cities

NPR Top Stories - November 16, 2017 - 2:23pm

Greece is in mourning after torrential downpours caused floods causing deaths, injury and destruction of hundreds of homes and businesses outside Athens.

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What To Make Of A Head-To-Head Test Of Addiction Treatments

NPR Top Stories - November 16, 2017 - 2:22pm

Researchers found two addiction medicines equally effective once treatment started. But there are fundamental differences in the way treatment begins with each drug, complicating the interpretation.

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Three Generations Of Actresses Reflect On Hollywood, Harassment — And Hitchcock

NPR Top Stories - November 16, 2017 - 1:53pm

Actress Tippi Hedren talks with her daughter, actress Melanie Griffith, and her granddaughter, actress Dakota Johnson, about how being a woman in Hollywood has — and hasn't — changed over the years.

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Russia Still Not Compliant With Sports Doping Regulations

NPR Top Stories - November 16, 2017 - 1:51pm

Russia is reacting angrily after the World Anti-Doping Agency said the country is still not in compliance with its regulations. The announcement could affect Russia's participation in the Winter Olympics next February.

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Minnesota Sen. Al Franken Faces Sexual Assault Allegations From L.A. Radio Host

NPR Top Stories - November 16, 2017 - 1:51pm

Leeann Tweeden, a radio host in Los Angeles, alleges that Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., sexually assaulted her by forcibly kissing her and later groping her while she slept. The incident took place during a United Service Organization trip in 2006. Franken who was not yet a senator at the time issued an apology statement.

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Why Google Home Has Hard Time Recognizing The Smash Hit 'Despacito'

NPR Top Stories - November 16, 2017 - 1:51pm

The Latin Grammy nominated song "Despacito" is a smash hit on YouTube. But if you ask Google's personal assistant to play "Despacito" it can't understand the command. Even though YouTube is part of Google. It's a learning moment about artificial intelligence, how natural language processing works and why machines still struggle with translation and foreign accents.

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After The Military Seized Control, What's Next For Zimbabwe?

NPR Top Stories - November 16, 2017 - 1:51pm

Regional African envoys are in Zimbabwe to mediate President Robert Mugabe's transition from power. Mugabe is an independence fighter who is the only leader the southern African nation has ever known. He remains under house arrest.

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Trump Visits Capitol Hill To Rally Support For House Republicans Tax Bill

NPR Top Stories - November 16, 2017 - 1:51pm

House Republicans passed their version of a tax overhaul today, as President Trump visited Capitol Hill to rally support for it. But prospects for a tax bill in the Senate are looking less certain.

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Many Syrian Refugees Face Challenges In Turkey

NPR Top Stories - November 16, 2017 - 1:51pm

As the Syrian conflict grinds on in its seventh year, millions of refugees are hanging on in neighboring countries as refugees. Syrian migration from Turkey to other parts of Europe has dropped, but millions of Syrians are settling in for troubled lives in Istanbul and elsewhere around the country.

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How Journalists Are Reporting In An Environment Of Mistrust

NPR Top Stories - November 16, 2017 - 1:51pm

An Alabama pastor said he received a voicemail from a man purporting to be a Washington Post reporter and offering money in exchange for damaging remarks about Senate candidate Roy Moore. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with former Washington Post executive editor Len Downie Jr. about the hostile climate journalists are facing.

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Gamers See A Dark Side To New 'Star Wars' Video Game

NPR Top Stories - November 16, 2017 - 1:28pm

Players are angry at Electronic Arts over the soon-to-be-released Star Wars Battlefront II game after it was revealed that some of the franchise's most iconic characters and other content cost extra.

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Japan Has Half Of Asia's Golf Courses, But The Game's Popularity There Is Flagging

NPR Top Stories - November 16, 2017 - 1:10pm

In the 1980s, Japan built thousands of golf courses and the game became baked into its business culture. Those days are over. Golf participation in Japan has dropped by 40 percent since 1996.

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With 20 Million Yemenis In Need, Aid Groups Say 'Clock Is Ticking' To End Blockade

NPR Top Stories - November 16, 2017 - 12:41pm

Between a massive cholera outbreak, a desperate food shortage and deadly airstrikes, 11 million children need aid — aid that can't get through due to the Saudi-led blockade, three major agencies say.

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EPA Moves To Shield Older Semi Truck Engines In 'Gliders' From Emissions Rules

NPR Top Stories - November 16, 2017 - 12:37pm

A new rule would cover "glider vehicles" — made by combining a new truck body with a salvaged diesel engine. The EPA says it sees them differently now than it did under the Obama administration.

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Chairman Steps Down As NPR Grapples With Harassment Crisis

NPR Top Stories - November 16, 2017 - 12:25pm

As NPR addresses fallout of a sexual harassment scandal that claimed its chief news executive, the network's board chairman has stepped down and an editor has been placed on leave.

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