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Supreme Court Revives Parts Of Trump's Travel Ban As It Agrees To Hear Case

NPR Top Stories - June 26, 2017 - 6:34am

President Trump's revised travel ban can take effect in regard to foreign nationals who don't have ties to people or groups in the U.S., the Supreme Court says.

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Supreme Court Rules Religious School Can Use Taxpayer Funds For Playground

NPR Top Stories - June 26, 2017 - 6:28am

In a closely watched case about church and state, the Supreme Court ruled Monday that a religious school was entitled to state funding for playground resurfacing under a state program for nonprofits.

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Britain's May Forms Minority Government With Backing Of Northern Irish Party

NPR Top Stories - June 26, 2017 - 5:35am

The Democratic Unionist Party also secured more than $1 billion in economic assistance for Northern Ireland.

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'America's Toughest Sheriff' Joe Arpaio Goes On Trial

NPR Top Stories - June 26, 2017 - 4:52am

A criminal trial begins Monday in which Arpaio is accused of ignoring a federal judge's order to curtail his crackdown on illegal immigration. His lawyer argues that the order wasn't clear.

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Secrets Of Breast-Feeding From Global Moms In The Know

NPR Top Stories - June 26, 2017 - 4:45am

Many American women want to breast-feed. And try to. But only about half keep it up. It's like they've lost the instinct. One researcher thinks she's figured out why. And how to get the instinct back.

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China Releases Peace Prize Winner Liu Xiaobo From Prison After Cancer Diagnosis

NPR Top Stories - June 26, 2017 - 3:50am

Liu was serving an 11-year prison sentence for what the government called "incitement to subvert state power." Liu has terminal cancer, his lawyer says.

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Scientists Try To Break Nigeria's Cycle Of Replanting Bad Yams

NPR Top Stories - June 26, 2017 - 3:00am

The tubers are essential to the country's economy and culture, but their quality keeps declining. Now, researchers have found a way to mass produce good seed yams — and it could save the industry.

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How To Pick Kids' Apps For The Backseat This Summer

NPR Top Stories - June 26, 2017 - 2:01am

Screen time can be more than a distraction if you follow these principles.

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The Anti-Trump 'Resistance' Tries To Rebuild After Stinging Georgia Loss

NPR Top Stories - June 26, 2017 - 1:00am

Georgia's liberal grass-roots groups say they are more energized than discouraged after Democrat Jon Ossoff's disappointing, close loss to Republican Karen Handel in a closely watched special election

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Moonwalkers' Apollo 11 Capsule Gets Needed Primping For Its Star Turn On Earth

NPR Top Stories - June 26, 2017 - 12:58am

In 1969 it was the orbiting home and refuge for the first astronauts who walked on the moon. Today, after decades on display in a Smithsonian museum, the module is being restored for a national tour.

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For Besieged Marawi Residents, A Brief Respite Ends In Gunfire

NPR Top Stories - June 25, 2017 - 6:16am

Partly to mark the end of Ramadan, the Philippine military declared a unilateral truce with ISIS-linked militants in the southern city. But not long after the peace expired, the violence resumed.

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These Teachers Are Learning Gun Skills To Protect Students, They Say

NPR Top Stories - June 25, 2017 - 4:06am

This week more than a dozen educators in Colorado received advanced weapons training and safety.

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Inside French Prisons, A Struggle To Combat Radicalization

NPR Top Stories - June 25, 2017 - 3:07am

Some of the home-grown terrorists who have struck France in recent years were petty criminals who were radicalized in prison.

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Nobel Peace Prize Winner's Message To America: 'All Children Are Our Children'

NPR Top Stories - June 25, 2017 - 3:00am

Kaiilash Satyarthi came to Washington to encourage the U.S. government to fight for the freedom of child laborers.

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People Of Coal-Rich Northern Cheyenne Torn Between Jobs And Sacred Culture

NPR Top Stories - June 25, 2017 - 3:00am

Despite high unemployment and poverty, the tribe has never touched the billions of tons of coal underneath its land. But new opportunities from the Trump administration could change that.

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What Would Human Resources Do?: Some Advice For Trump As He Recruits And Staffs Up

NPR Top Stories - June 25, 2017 - 1:11am

Between President Trump being a newcomer to D.C. and a swirl of chaos, the White House is lagging behind other administrations in hiring. But experts NPR spoke to have some tips.

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At Least 140 People Killed After Oil Truck Catches Fire In Pakistan

NPR Top Stories - June 25, 2017 - 12:05am

Hundreds of people had gathered around to try to collect oil after an oil tanker truck overturned and began leaking. Someone lighting a cigarette may have sparked the fire.

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Trump Asks 'Why No Action?' Amid Questions About Obama's Response To Russian Meddling

NPR Top Stories - June 24, 2017 - 2:36pm

The president tweeted Saturday evening questioning his predecessor's response after a bombshell Washington Post report about the previous administration's decision-making about how to counter Russia.

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Unitarian Universalists Denounce White Supremacy, Make Leadership Changes

NPR Top Stories - June 24, 2017 - 2:03pm

The Unitarian Universalists are among the most liberal of all religious denominations in America. Activists have denounced what they see as white supremacy in the church and are changing leadership.

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Barbershop: Reflections On A Particularly Difficult Ramadan

NPR Top Stories - June 24, 2017 - 2:03pm

In anticipation for Eid, U.S. Representative André Carson, D-Ind., Buzzfeed News reporter Hannah Allam and CAIR Executive Director for the Cleveland chapter Julia Shearson look back at this Ramadan.

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