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How Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's Views Have Changed Under Trump

NPR Top Stories - December 14, 2017 - 1:45pm

As a Montana politician, Ryan Zinke, had a reputation as a conservationist conservative. That's changed since he became Secretary of the Interior. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Outside Magazine's Elliott Woods about his profile: "Ryan Zinke Is Trump's Attack Dog on the Environment."

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Five Years After Sandy Hook Tragedy, How Two Dads Turned Grief Into Action

NPR Top Stories - December 14, 2017 - 1:45pm

On the fifth anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre, two dads speak about how they turned their grief into action. Mark Barden lost his 6-year-old son, Daniel, at Sandy Hook. Greg Gibson lost his son, Galen, precisely 20 years before Sandy Hook at a school shooting in western Massachusetts. When the two dads met, they discovered not only that their sons died on the same calendar day, in the same horrible way, but that their boys also shared the same birthday.

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Walt Disney Company To Buy Much Of 21st Century Fox

NPR Top Stories - December 14, 2017 - 1:45pm

The Walt Disney Company has struck a $52 billion deal to buy much of 21st Century Fox, the entertainment giant controlled by the Murdoch family. The deal is sure to face scrutiny from federal regulators, but if approved, Disney would acquire Fox's movie and TV studios, local sports channels and global satellite TV companies — but not Fox News.

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The USDA Rolled Back Protections For Small Farmers. Now They're Suing

NPR Top Stories - December 14, 2017 - 1:28pm

At issue is the Trump administration's withdrawal of two Obama-era rules designed to protect small farmers who say they are being exploited by the meatpacking companies they supply.

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Use Of The Death Penalty In U.S. Near A 25-Year Low, Report Finds

NPR Top Stories - December 14, 2017 - 12:49pm

Executions of death row inmates occurred in only eight states in 2017 as public support for capital punishment wanes, according to an annual report by the Death Penalty Information Center.

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An $846,000 Inheritance Got Lost In Transit. That Was In February

NPR Top Stories - December 14, 2017 - 12:03pm

The only money a Canadian family has recovered from a lost bank draft is the $32 it cost to ship the document. The family's bank, TD Canada Trust, has delayed reissuing the larger sum.

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Here Come The Penitent Penguins: The Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards Are Back

NPR Top Stories - December 14, 2017 - 4:44am

Penitent penguins. A seal aghast. A turbocharged wigeon, a vain gnu and a kickboxing kangaroo. We have the photos.

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This Mouse Swallows Part Of A Fox: Disney Buys Most Of Murdoch Empire

NPR Top Stories - December 14, 2017 - 4:12am

Rupert Murdoch keeps Fox News and Fox TV but sells off other entertainment assets in the face of digital competitors and dynastic tensions.

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Unhappy 10th Anniversary, Great Recession. You Still Hurt Us

NPR Top Stories - December 14, 2017 - 3:02am

The Great Recession began exactly one decade ago this month. Although the economy has been growing steadily for years, the downturn's impact is still deeply felt by millions who lost homes and jobs.

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At Least 6,700 Myanmar Rohingya Killed In Single Month, Aid Group Says

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

Doctors Without Borders conducted field studies in neighboring Bangladesh, where Rohingya Muslims have fled since the beginning of what the U.N. describes as "ethnic cleansing."

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FCC Set To Repeal 'Net Neutrality' Rules For Internet Providers

NPR Top Stories - December 14, 2017 - 2:30am

Thursday's vote at the agency is expected to undo Obama-era regulations that prohibit cable and telecom companies from blocking access to websites and apps, or influencing how fast they load.

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Consumers Hunting For Health Insurance Find High Prices — And Some Great Deals

NPR Top Stories - December 14, 2017 - 2:07am

Shop around. That's the advice of health insurance navigators for people seeking health policies on the Affordable Care Act's state and federal exchanges. Premiums have climbed but so have subsidies.

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New Year To Bring New Test For Trump Administration On Key Russia Sanctions

NPR Top Stories - December 14, 2017 - 2:07am

On the fifth anniversary of an important Russian sanctions law, Bill Browder, who pushed for the law, says the Trump administration faces an opportunity to show strength — or leniency — to Putin.

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Concern Grows In Pakistan Over Cases Of Disappearance

NPR Top Stories - December 14, 2017 - 2:07am

The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan counted more than 700 alleged disappearances last year. Since 2001, the group estimates that as many as 10,000 people have gone missing.

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As FCC Prepares Net-Neutrality Vote, Study Finds Millions of Fake Comments

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

The federal agency is about to decide if all Internet traffic should be treated equally. And yet among 22 million comments the FCC received, many were fake. Some are calling for a delay on the vote.

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Health Care Costs Push A Staggering Number Of People Into Extreme Poverty

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

And half the world's population doesn't even have access to essential health services, according to a report from the World Bank and the World Health Organization.

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Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock Posts Online Confessional Of Sexual Misconduct

NPR Top Stories - December 14, 2017 - 1:02am

Spurlock, who made the 2004 Oscar-nominated Super Size Me, detailed an encounter in college that the woman viewed as rape and a sexual harassment settlement he concluded with a former employee.

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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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