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Shh! These Quiet Food Videos Will Get Your Senses Tingling

NPR Top Stories - August 16, 2017 - 3:00am

A growing number of food videos aim to trigger ASMR — Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, or pleasing sensations in the brains of some viewers — by focusing on sounds like chopping and stirring.

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Fighting Fires For Free, Aging Volunteers Struggle To Recruit The Next Generation

NPR Top Stories - August 16, 2017 - 2:44am

If you get in a car accident on a rural stretch of highway in Kansas, one volunteer firefighter says, you'd better hope it happens near a county with a well-equipped fire department.

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How Eclipses Changed History

NPR Top Stories - August 16, 2017 - 2:31am

Newton and Einstein had big ideas, but needed an eclipse to prove them. And scientists are still pursuing secrets of the universe one eclipse at a time.

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Charlottesville Businesses Worry Violent Rally Will Scare Tourists Away

NPR Top Stories - August 16, 2017 - 1:04am

Businesses in Charlottesville, Va., suffered an economic blow after a white nationalist rally turned deadly over the weekend. The violence prompted some to rethink who to welcome through their doors.

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Trump And Russia: Lots Of Talk, But Critics Say There's No Clear Strategy

NPR Top Stories - August 16, 2017 - 1:00am

For all the talk about President Trump and Russia, he has yet to lay out a grand plan on dealing with Moscow. The Russia probes are an obstacle to cooperation. And he has resisted confrontation.

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Moore, Strange Advance To Alabama GOP Senate Primary Runoff

NPR Top Stories - August 15, 2017 - 7:10pm

Former state Supreme Court chief justice Roy Moore will face incumbent Sen. Luther Strange, who was endorsed by both Mitch McConnell and President Trump, in a September runoff.

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DOJ Demands Files On Anti-Trump Activists, And A Web Hosting Company Resists

NPR Top Stories - August 15, 2017 - 5:10pm

Legal experts called the government's demand for information unusually broad. DreamHost says the warrant would require it to hand over logs of 1.3 million visits to its customer's website.

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Transcript: Trump Shifts Tone Again On White Nationalist Rally In Charlottesville

NPR Top Stories - August 15, 2017 - 3:41pm

The president discussed the violent protests on Tuesday after giving two earlier statements, the second of which called out racist groups. Trump now says, "There's blame on both sides."

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CEOs' Dilemma: Supporting Trump's Agenda, Opposing His Behavior

NPR Top Stories - August 15, 2017 - 2:44pm

Several prominent chief executives are leaving President Trump's manufacturing advisory board in response to his views on the violence in Charlottesville. They find themselves in a tough position.

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British Columbia Will Ban Grizzly Bear Trophy Hunting

NPR Top Stories - August 15, 2017 - 1:38pm

The policy still allows people to hunt the bears for food but blocks all hunting of grizzlies in the Great Bear Rainforest. Environmental groups are celebrating but concerned about possible loopholes.

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Another Reversal: Trump Now Says Counterprotesters Also To Blame For Charlottesville

NPR Top Stories - August 15, 2017 - 12:54pm

The remarks come a day after he called out neo-Nazis and the KKK for the violence in Virginia over the weekend. Trump had been criticized for not mentioning those groups in his initial statement.

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Applebee's Gives Up On Millennials After Failed Rebranding Efforts

NPR Top Stories - August 15, 2017 - 12:33pm

The restaurant chain will close more than 130 locations this year. That's due to a drop in sales at franchises, and a rebranding that left core customers feeling alienated and confused.

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Five Years In, What's Next For DACA?

NPR Top Stories - August 15, 2017 - 12:29pm

Immigrant rights groups and students gathered at the White House to protest the possible repeal of DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

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CBO Predicts Rise In Deficit If Trump Cuts Payments To Insurance Companies

NPR Top Stories - August 15, 2017 - 12:14pm

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that ending what's known as cost-sharing reduction payments to insurers will raise the deficit $194 billion over 10 years.

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ISP arrests two for leading officers on high-speed chases

Idaho Statesman Local News - October 27, 2015 - 7:34pm

Two Treasure Valley men are in the Ada County Jail on charges they led Idaho State Police and other area law officers on a series of dangerous traffic incidents involving…

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ISP will investigate complaint against Canyon sheriff

Idaho Statesman Local News - October 27, 2015 - 7:06pm

The Idaho Attorney General's Office conducted a preliminary investigation into the anonymous complaint, which alleged that the sheriff misused his official position in support of his private nonprofit ‘Man Up’

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West Ada trustees downplay squabbles to support school district’s levy

Idaho Statesman Local News - October 27, 2015 - 6:48pm

In their first meeting since the abrupt resignation of Superintendent Linda Clark, West Ada School District trustees on Tuesday focused on one of the most important issues they have faced…

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Name of fatal mobile home fire victim released

Idaho Statesman Local News - October 27, 2015 - 5:36pm

The Ada County coroner Tuesday identified the 62-year-old man who died in a fire in his mobile home on Horseshoe Bend Road last week.

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Nampa police: Man with gun tried to take two victims' vehicles

Idaho Statesman Local News - October 27, 2015 - 3:34pm

A 26-year-old man was booked into the Canyon County jail Wednesday on suspicion of trying to take two vehicles from drivers in a business parking lot in the 2100 block…

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Judge: Jailhouse notes out, defendant’s letter in at Orchard Street killings trial

Idaho Statesman Local News - October 27, 2015 - 10:32am

Ada County prosecutors are barred from using information gleaned from handwritten notes seized from murder suspect Anthony Robins Jr. during his trial on aiding and abetting first-degree murder, a judge…

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