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What Medicaid Cuts Could Mean For The Opioid Epidemic

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

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Lynn Cooper, director of the Drug and Alcohol Division at Pennsylvania's Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association, about the Senate GOP healthcare bill.

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Federal Medicaid Funding Cuts Under Senate Health Care Bill Puts Pressure On States

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

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Julie Rovner, Chief Washington Correspondent at Kaiser Health News, about the Senate GOP health bill and what it could mean for programs funded by Medicaid.

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'Interlaced Fingers' Traces Roots Of Racial Disparity In Kidney Transplants

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

When Dr. Vanessa Grubbs fell in love with a man whose kidneys were failing, he'd been waiting for a transplant for years. Her book explores the ways racial inequity is embedded in the system.

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Yemen Now Faces 'The Worst Cholera Outbreak In The World,' U.N. Says

NPR Top Stories - June 24, 2017 - 11:42am

World health authorities say the war-torn nation now has upwards of 200,000 suspected cases, and that number is increasing at an average of 5,000 a day. A quarter of those who have died are children.

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PHOTOS: Meet Martha, World's Ugliest Dog

NPR Top Stories - June 24, 2017 - 9:35am

At least that's the assessment of judges in Petaluma, Calif., where the mastiff took the crown at this year's World's Ugliest Dog Contest. And she defeated some formidable pupposition (also pictured).

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Dozens Of People Killed In A Bloody Day Of Attacks Across Pakistan

NPR Top Stories - June 24, 2017 - 7:35am

Between twin bombings at a Parachinar market, a car bombing near a police office in Quetta and a shooting in Karachi, Pakistan is reeling from attacks claimed by several extremist groups.

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Environmentalists Rejoice: Court Says Land Regulation Doesn't Go 'Too Far'

NPR Top Stories - June 24, 2017 - 6:48am

The court upheld a regulation preventing a Wisconsin family from developing part of their land, denying them government compensation. The decision is a huge win for regulators and environmentalists.

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'Grenfell Changes Everything': Hundreds Of Homes Evacuated Over Safety Fears

NPR Top Stories - June 24, 2017 - 5:44am

Authorities have evacuated roughly 650 apartments in London high-rises, citing cladding similar to the materials used in Grenfell Tower, which went up in a deadly blaze earlier this month.

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Some U.S. States Relax Restrictions On Cladding Suspected In Grenfell Tower Fire

NPR Top Stories - June 24, 2017 - 5:02am

Changes to building codes in some U.S. jurisdictions may allow the use of siding similar to that of Grenfell Tower in London. A fire at the apartment building killed at least 79 people last week.

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Jailed Philippine Senator: 'I Won't Be Silenced Or Cowed'

NPR Top Stories - June 24, 2017 - 4:08am

Leila de Lima, 57, was jailed in February on President Rodrigo Duterte's orders, after she launched a Senate investigation into Duterte's bloody war on drugs. It's not the first time they've tangled.

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On Top Of Hong Kong's High Rises, Rooftop Gardens Take Root

NPR Top Stories - June 24, 2017 - 4:01am

In one of the most densely populated cities on Earth, a gardening cooperative is helping residents rediscover farming — in the sky.

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Meyers Chuck, AK, 99903

NPR Top Stories - June 24, 2017 - 4:01am

Meyers Chuck is off the grid, with no roads or cars; just a sprinkling of houses on the water, and a post office that's the social hub of town.

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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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Bown Crossing branch set for groundbreaking Wednesday

Idaho Statesman Local News - October 27, 2015 - 7:43am

The long-awaited facility is scheduled to be open by the end of next year.

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Deputy chief: Man shot by Boise police after fleeing traffic stop was armed, fired gun during incident

Idaho Statesman Local News - October 27, 2015 - 5:06am

A 37-year-old Boise man was hospitalized after he fled a traffic stop and was shot by a police officer just before midnight Monday. His injuries are not believed to be…

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