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Bolton Brings Hawkish Perspective To North Korea, Iran Strategy

NPR Top Stories - March 22, 2018 - 2:43pm

Bolton takes the job as two major foreign policy challenges come to a head, in North Korea and Iran. He replaces H.R. McMaster, becoming the third man to hold the position under President Trump.

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Trump National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster To Resign, Be Replaced By John Bolton

NPR Top Stories - March 22, 2018 - 2:34pm

According to inside accounts, the president and McMaster clashed when the top aide's cerebral briefings crashed into Trump's more freewheeling style.

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In Mexico, Candidates Move Away From Cambridge Analytica

NPR Top Stories - March 22, 2018 - 2:25pm

The data-mining company being scrutinized in the U.S. may have been involved in Mexican politics since last year, and presidential candidates are scrambling to distance themselves from the firm.

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Restricted By YouTube, Gun Enthusiasts Are Taking Their Videos To Pornhub

NPR Top Stories - March 22, 2018 - 2:06pm

YouTube is banning instructional and promotional firearm videos.

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Pennsylvania Chief Justice Criticizes Impeachment Moves

NPR Top Stories - March 22, 2018 - 1:58pm

Impeachment resolutions have been introduced by a Republican lawmaker upset over the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's decision to quickly redraw the state's congressional voting map.

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Government Spending Bill Could Change How Health Agencies Study Guns

NPR Top Stories - March 22, 2018 - 1:56pm

Some say the new appropriations bill contains language that will free up the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to do more gun violence research, but others are more skeptical that anything will change.

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Washington, D.C., Residents Open Their Homes To Students For 'March For Our Lives'

NPR Top Stories - March 22, 2018 - 1:31pm

Some Washington, D.C.-area residents have created a free of charge home-share network to accommodate lodging for hundreds of students traveling to the nation's capital for the March For Our Lives rally on Saturday.

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How Social Security Numbers Became A Form Of National Identification

NPR Top Stories - March 22, 2018 - 12:36pm

The Social Security number was never meant to be a form of national identification. And yet, here were are: Nine digits that rule our lives and ruin our lives if they wind up in the wrong hands.

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California Residents Bracing For More Mudslides

NPR Top Stories - March 22, 2018 - 12:36pm

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Rita Bourbon, who survived a mudslide in her Santa Barbara, Calif., home in January. This week, she evacuated for the fifth time since then, and talks about how she and her neighbors have been coping.

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Sacramento Residents Concerned Over Video Showing Police Shooting Unarmed Man

NPR Top Stories - March 22, 2018 - 12:36pm

Video footage of police officers fatally shooting a Sacramento man in his grandparents' backyard is raising questions about whether police acted properly. Officers thought he had a gun, but it was a cell phone. The shooting is under investigation.

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What Newly Proposed Tariffs On China Mean For The U.S. Business Community

NPR Top Stories - March 22, 2018 - 12:36pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Erin Ennis, Vice-President of the US-China Business Council, about the White House proposal for tariffs on China. She talks about how the proposed tariffs concern American companies doing business with China.

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Dow Drops 724 Points Amid Fears Of A U.S. Trade War With China

NPR Top Stories - March 22, 2018 - 12:19pm

The Dow Jones industrial average tumbled nearly 3 percent Thursday after the Trump administration announced plans to impose stiff tariffs on Chinese imports.

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For One Father And Son In Puerto Rico, A Storm Was Just The Latest Trial

NPR Top Stories - March 22, 2018 - 11:46am

The Martinez family has been waiting more than a year for a neurologist to diagnose the son's condition. He needs a diagnosis to be eligible for the health care he needs, but can't get an appointment.

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Medical Research, Drug Treatment And Mental Health Are Winners In New Budget Bill

NPR Top Stories - March 22, 2018 - 11:45am

There's no sign of a plan to stabilize the Affordable Care Act marketplaces in the new budget bill, but the agreement does provide a lot more money for other things in health care.

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The U.N. Set 17 Goals To Make The World A Better Place. How's It Doing?

NPR Top Stories - March 22, 2018 - 11:40am

It's hard tracking down data to see what progress is being made on the Sustainable Development Goals. Now there's a shiny new tool that does it for you.

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Why Gina Haspel Would Be Unlike Any CIA Director Before Her

NPR Top Stories - March 22, 2018 - 11:04am

If confirmed, Gina Haspel will become the first career professional of the CIA to rise through the ranks to the top job in a long time, writes Paul Pillar.

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Les Payne, Pulitzer Prize-Winner And NABJ Founder, Dies At 76

NPR Top Stories - March 22, 2018 - 10:41am

He committed himself to improving conditions for African Americans saying "I saw myself as a kind of lead pipe in the hands of people who did not otherwise have a weapon to counter such things."

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How The Trump Organization Mixes Business And Politics In India

NPR Top Stories - March 22, 2018 - 10:25am

Journalist Anjali Kamat spent a year investigating Trump's business deals in India. Her report is in the New Republic and on the WNYC podcast, Trump Inc., which is co-hosted by Andrea Bernstein.

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One Month After Abduction, Boko Haram Brings Home More Than 100 Dapchi Girls

NPR Top Stories - March 22, 2018 - 10:21am

Just one student who reportedly refused to convert to Islam from Christianity remains in captivity. 110 girls were snatched from their school in northeastern Nigeria on Feb. 19.

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Former South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak Is Arrested On Graft Charges

NPR Top Stories - March 22, 2018 - 9:20am

Lee's arrest comes just a year after the impeachment of his successor, Park Geun-hye, over corruption allegations of her own. Both former presidents are now in jail.

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