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In Northern California, Exhausted Firefighters Push Themselves 'To The Limits'

NPR Top Stories - October 14, 2017 - 8:54am

Officials say they have made some progress in containing the Northern California wildfires, but crews have been working for days on steep terrain with little rest and more work ahead.

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Trump Decision to End Insurance Subsidies Sparks Outrage, Lawsuits

NPR Top Stories - October 14, 2017 - 7:38am

Several state attorneys general say they'll sue to protect the subsidies that help defray costs for low-income consumers. Many physician groups say they oppose the administration's action.

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Puerto Rican Students Head To The Mainland For School

NPR Top Stories - October 14, 2017 - 5:43am

Students are leaving their homes and sometimes their families, to catch a flight off the island. When they land, they hope to find electricity, running water, cell service, and homework.

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A Home To Big Cats And Raccoons Recovers After Hurricane Irma

NPR Top Stories - October 14, 2017 - 4:16am

After last month's hurricane, a Florida animal preserve that is home to more than 100 domestic and exotic animals is working on repairs. The owners are still "bouncing back."

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When The Focus Is On The Student, Not The Class

NPR Top Stories - October 14, 2017 - 3:57am

One small school district in New Hampshire was performing at the bottom of the state when it came to standardized tests and graduation rates. Then, leaders totally changed the way teachers taught.

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'The Chef And The Slow Cooker': An Old Technology That's Newly Relevant

NPR Top Stories - October 14, 2017 - 3:57am

Chef Hugh Acheson's new book contains more than 100 recipes for the workhorse kitchen tool of convenience. He says this old standby "really is a gateway to cooking from scratch again."

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Trump Pushes Obamacare To Detonation, Forges Path Away From GOP, Democrats

NPR Top Stories - October 14, 2017 - 3:00am

After three failed attempts at passing GOP health plans, President Trump appears to be trying to negotiate with Democrats by showing he is willing to facilitate the Affordable Care Act's collapse.

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A School For Kids With Autism Copes With Fire's Physical And Emotional Damage

NPR Top Stories - October 14, 2017 - 3:00am

Dealing with a fire or other natural disaster is hard on anyone, from evacuation to aftermath. And people with physical or developmental disabilities have particular needs, say emergency planners.

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U.S. Slashes Funds For Family Planning In Madagascar

NPR Top Stories - October 14, 2017 - 3:00am

The Trump administration has cut off funding to international groups that perform or promote abortion. That could mean a shutdown of family planning clinics in the African island.

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To Save Her Children, She Pretended To Be Crazy

NPR Top Stories - October 14, 2017 - 3:00am

Zainabu Hamayaji went to extraordinary lengths to protect her 10 children from being abducted by Boko Haram.

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Hundreds Of Thousands Of 'Missing' Educators; A Hundred Thousand Homeless Students

NPR Top Stories - October 14, 2017 - 2:52am

Plus, a 48 percent graduation rate at some of the for-profit and virtual schools often touted by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

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This Boy Scout Welcomes Girls To His Troop

NPR Top Stories - October 14, 2017 - 2:16am

The Boy Scouts of America announced that starting next year, it will welcome girls into some of its programs. At least one Scout believes that welcoming girls is friendly, courteous and kind.

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New Rule On Moral Objections To Contraception Aimed At 2 Groups

NPR Top Stories - October 14, 2017 - 2:00am

The administration's decision to allow some employers to bypass a requirement to provide no-cost contraceptives to women on moral grounds would benefit specific anti-abortion groups.

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Syracuse Field Goal Disrupts Clemson's Aim For A Perfect Season

NPR Top Stories - October 13, 2017 - 11:26pm

Going into the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, N.Y., the Clemson Tigers had won 12 consecutive games on the opponent's home field. The streak stopped Friday night after the Orange beat them 27-24.

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California Fire Officials Begin To Express Optimism About Battling Wildfires

NPR Top Stories - October 13, 2017 - 4:42pm

Despite a rising death toll, authorities say "boots on the ground" are showing results in fighting the deadly wildfires.

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Undocumented Teen Held In Texas Is At The Heart Of An Abortion Fight

NPR Top Stories - October 13, 2017 - 3:54pm

The unaccompanied minor from Central America, 17, has not been allowed to leave her federal shelter to get the procedure. The ACLU has sued, calling it unprecedented, unconstitutional and inhumane.

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Jeremy, The Lonely, Left-Twisting Snail, Dies — But Knows Love Before The End

NPR Top Stories - October 13, 2017 - 3:46pm

OK, "love" might be overstating it. But the little lefty — whose seemingly hopeless search for a mate sparked an international quest — did manage to procreate before he slithered off this mortal coil.

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Trump Threatened To Kill The Iran Nuclear Deal. But The Deal Wins — For Now

NPR Top Stories - October 13, 2017 - 2:08pm

For all his denunciations of the Iran nuclear deal, the president passed up a chance to exit from it. While the deal stays in place for now, plenty of questions remain about what might happen next.

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New York District Attorney On The Defense Over Handling Of Weinstein Allegations

NPR Top Stories - October 13, 2017 - 1:44pm

Cyrus Vance Jr. decided not to prosecute Harvey Weinstein despite an undercover audiotape of the movie mogul harassing an Italian model. Now Vance is under scrutiny over his handling of the case.

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Suspect In Would-Be Airport Bombing Nabbed With Help From REI

NPR Top Stories - October 13, 2017 - 1:36pm

Someone left an improvised explosive device at an airport in Asheville, N.C., last week, and a new backpack offered a clue. Some are wondering why the incident didn't receive more national attention.

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