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After CEO Resignation, Is Uber Kalanick-less Or Kalanick-free?

NPR Top Stories - 15 min 43 sec ago

Few companies have had such a rapid fallout from such a vast number of crises stemming from the workplace culture perpetuated from the top, while appearing to be at the peak of its success.

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Fans Of Pakistan's Cricket Team Arrested For Sedition In India

NPR Top Stories - 53 min 43 sec ago

Last weekend's victory over India marked a seminal moment for the Pakistani national team. For some of the team's fans in India, however, celebrating the win spelled deep legal trouble.

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Former Milwaukee Officer Found Not Guilty In Shooting Death Of Black Man

NPR Top Stories - 55 min 43 sec ago

Dominique Heaggan-Brown fatally shot 23-year-old Sylville Smith last summer. It happened after two officers stopped two men in a car, and the men ran away.

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Botched Choice For Afghan Army Uniforms Wasted Tens Of Millions Of U.S. Dollars

NPR Top Stories - 1 hour 29 min ago

AU.S. government watchdog says the Defense Department procured uniforms in a camouflage pattern that is far more expensive than other options and likely inappropriate for the landscape in Afghanistan.

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In The Event Of Attack, Here's How The Government Plans 'To Save Itself'

NPR Books - 2 hours 22 min ago

In Raven Rock, Garrett Graff describes the bunkers designed to protect U.S. leaders in the event of a catastrophe. One Cold War-era plan put the post office in charge of cataloging the dead.

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Diageo Buys George Clooney's Tequila Company For Up To $1 Billion

NPR Top Stories - 2 hours 40 min ago

The company sold its first bottles in 2013, after Clooney and a friend created a tequila to serve in their vacation homes in Cabo San Lucas.

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A Somber Queen's Speech Unveils A Brexit-Centric Agenda In The U.K.

NPR Top Stories - 3 hours 40 min ago

The queen ditched the crown and royal robes for the speech, which lays out priorities for the new legislative session. On the agenda: Brexit, Brexit, Brexit — and a few other items, of course.

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Intel Signs On As An Olympic Sponsor, Promising Virtual Reality And 360-Degree Video

NPR Top Stories - 3 hours 54 min ago

Intel's CEO says it "will accelerate the adoption of technology for the future of sports on the world's largest athletic stage."

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Planes, Road Burns And Snakes: 5 Things That Extreme Heat Brings

NPR Top Stories - 3 hours 56 min ago

Parts of the Southwest and West are suffering through excessive heat, which is bringing problems beyond sweating and bad hair.

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CEOs Say They'll Sell Health Insurance Next Year, But Are Flying Blind

NPR Top Stories - 4 hours 9 min ago

Health insurers have to let the government know Wednesday if they'll be selling policies on the federal exchange next year. But Congress has yet to tell them what those policies will cover.

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Shooting At GOP Baseball Practice Seems To Have Been Spontaneous, FBI Says

NPR Top Stories - 4 hours 51 min ago

A top FBI official said the man who attacked a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Va., didn't appear to be targeting a specific individual. Investigators also believe he acted alone.

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What The Democratic Loss in Georgia Means For The Midterms

NPR Top Stories - 6 hours 3 min ago

Everyone wants to take credit for wins, and fingers get pointed in every direction for losses. But what can be read into a special election more than a year out from congressional elections?

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Jump Rope Heroes: Watch School Kids Set A One-Minute Guinness World Record

NPR Top Stories - 6 hours 5 min ago

In a blur of coordination, a team of 14 students blew away the old record for most skips through a single jump rope in one minute.

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Security Of State Election Systems The Focus Of Dueling Capitol Hill Hearings

NPR Top Stories - 7 hours 9 min ago

Jeh Johnson, Homeland Security secretary during the 2016 election, testified before the House Intelligence Committee while the Senate Intelligence Committee heard from cybersecurity experts.

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Rosenstein Says Most Important Part Of The Job Is To Maintain Public Confidence

NPR Top Stories - 8 hours 57 min ago

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has been taking heat from the president, friends of the fired FBI director and members of Congress. He said he wants to protect the Justice Department brand.

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Saudi King Deposes Crown Prince And Names 31-Year-Old Son As New Heir

NPR Top Stories - 9 hours 17 min ago

Saudi Arabia's new successor to the throne is 50 years younger than the current monarch. He's known for his social and economic views, as well as leading the Saudi military.

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'The Sarah Book' Is An Unsparing Primal Scream Of A Book

NPR Books - 10 hours 1 min ago

Scott McClanahan's semi-autobiographical novel is packed with loss, pain and existential anguish, but his narrator — also named Scott — refuses to give up, no matter how often he's knocked down.

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Survivors Of Childhood Diseases Struggle To Find Care As Adults

NPR Top Stories - 12 hours 1 min ago

A few decades ago, babies born with conditions such as congenital heart disease or cystic fibrosis often didn't survive past childhood. Now many live longer, but adult medicine has not kept pace.

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5 Questions Ahead Of The Election Hacking Hearings

NPR Top Stories - 13 hours 1 min ago

Russia's efforts to interfere with last year's elections will be front and center during two hearings on Capitol Hill on Wednesday.

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Uber Founder Resigns Under Pressure As CEO, Published Report Says

NPR Top Stories - 13 hours 42 min ago

Travis Kalanick has stepped down as CEO of the ride-hailing service, according to The New York Times. The paper says five of Uber's major investors demanded Kalanick resign immediately.

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