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He Crossed The Border In A Packed, Unventilated Trailer And Survived

NPR Top Stories - 14 hours 33 min ago

Brandon Martinez. 16, was one of nearly 40 undocumented immigrants found in a trailer in San Antonio. His father laments that his son suffered so much to cross the border, just like he did.

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Robert Mueller May Not Be The Savior The Anti-Trump Internet Is Hoping For

NPR Top Stories - 14 hours 38 min ago

Expectations are high for special counsel Robert Mueller with Trump critics. But people depending on the former FBI director to shake up the White House could be in for a letdown.

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Behind The Scenes, A Major Choice Looms On Afghanistan

NPR Top Stories - 14 hours 38 min ago

Will President Trump double down on America's longest-running — but forgotten — war? Or could he decide to pull the plug?

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Many Nurses Lack Knowledge Of Health Risks To Mothers After Childbirth

NPR Top Stories - 14 hours 38 min ago

A nationwide survey shows that postpartum nurses often fail to warn mothers about potentially life-threatening complications following childbirth, mainly because they need more education themselves.

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Federal Appeals Court Says Arkansas Can Block Medicaid Payments To Planned Parenthood

NPR Top Stories - August 16, 2017 - 3:45pm

It reversed earlier injunctions that forbade the state from suspending payments to the medical provider over a controversial leaked video of Planned Parenthood staff.

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Probiotic Bacteria Could Protect Newborns From Deadly Infection

NPR Top Stories - August 16, 2017 - 2:09pm

Each year more than 600,000 babies die of sepsis. Researchers have found a simple way to prevent it: Feed babies probiotic bacteria that are common in kimchi, pickles and other fermented vegetables.

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With Heavy Drinking On The Rise, How Much Is Too Much?

NPR Top Stories - August 16, 2017 - 2:00pm

Binge-drinking sounds like an all-night bender, but here's a reality check: Many social drinkers may "binge" without knowing it. Women who drink four or more drinks on an occasion are binge-drinking.

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Trump Rolls Back Obama-Era Flood Standards For Infrastructure Projects

NPR Top Stories - August 16, 2017 - 1:45pm

An Obama order called for new public infrastructure projects to be built to withstand rising sea levels caused by climate change. President Trump revoked that order to accelerate the review process.

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The Best Item In An Astronaut's Care Package? Definitely The Ice Cream

NPR Top Stories - August 16, 2017 - 1:36pm

Unlike other cargo vehicles, the SpaceX spacecraft can return to Earth without burning up. So it's equipped with freezers for transporting medical samples — and the occasional frozen treat.

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Kenyan Opposition Leader Vows To Take Election Challenge To Supreme Court

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

Raila Odinga said he's mounting a legal challenge to what he calls President Uhuru Kenyatta's "computer-generated fraud." But he's not the only one to raise questions about the election recently.

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Charlottesville Community Gathers To Remember Heather Heyer

NPR Top Stories - August 16, 2017 - 12:31pm

Family, friends and co-workers gathered to remember Heather Heyer. The 32-year-old woman was killed when a car rammed a group of counter-protesters after a violent white supremacist rally Saturday in Charlottesville, Va.

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Dreamhost Challenges Department Of Justice Anti-Trump Records Request

NPR Top Stories - August 16, 2017 - 12:31pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Dallas Kashuba, co-founder of DreamHost. The company challenged the Department of Justice's demand that DreamHost hand over 1.3 million IP addresses for people who visited an anti-trump protest site.

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NASA Astronauts Set To Get Sweet Treat With Next Delivery To International Space Station

NPR Top Stories - August 16, 2017 - 12:31pm

This week, a rocket bound for the International Space Station lifted off with 6,400 pounds of supplies. Along with the provisions, medical supplies and experiments, NASA astronauts will be getting a special care package with ice cream.

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Trump's Comments On White Supremacists Raise Questions

NPR Top Stories - August 16, 2017 - 12:31pm

What did President Trump's return to blaming "both sides" for the violence in Charlottesville, Va., reveal about him and how he approaches the presidency?

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Vice President Pence Stays Aligned With Trump Despite Other Republicans Distancing Themselves

NPR Top Stories - August 16, 2017 - 12:31pm

Republican lawmakers are quickly trying to distance themselves from President Trump's latest comments on Charlottesville after he seemed to back away from his earlier criticism of white supremacists and neo-Nazis.

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Top Republicans Criticize White Supremacists, But Don't Call Out Trump

NPR Top Stories - August 16, 2017 - 12:19pm

Vice President Pence did not criticize the president's about-face on who is to blame for violence in Charlottesville. Some GOP leaders have spoken up, but not all derided the president specifically.

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Poll: Majority Believes Trump's Response To Charlottesville Hasn't Been Strong Enough

NPR Top Stories - August 16, 2017 - 12:00pm

After shifting statements from the president about the racist violence in Virginia, a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds most Americans didn't like the way Trump handled the situation.

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Israel's Netanyahu Faces Criticism For Delayed Reaction To Charlottesville Rally

NPR Top Stories - August 16, 2017 - 10:43am

For three days, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — an outspoken critic of anti-Semitism around the world — said nothing about the anti-Jewish chants and Nazi swastikas paraded in Charlottesville, Va.

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In Trump's Government, The 'Regulated Have Become The Regulators'

NPR Top Stories - August 16, 2017 - 10:20am

Eric Lipton of The New York Times says lobbyists now working for the government are leading a regulatory roll back that is benefiting the industries they used to represent.

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Woolly Mammoths Are Long Gone, But The Hunt For Their Ivory Tusks Lives On

NPR Top Stories - August 16, 2017 - 3:18am

Last year China banned the sale of commercial elephant ivory. But that's led to another illicit trade — in woolly mammoth tusks — that is having a severe impact on Siberia's permafrost.

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