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Heavy Police Presence, Large Crowds Expected As Trump Visits Phoenix

NPR Top Stories - 11 hours 40 min ago

The president will hold a rally downtown Tuesday night after visiting a Marine Corps base in Yuma, Ariz., along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Remains Of Some Missing Sailors Found In 'Sealed Compartments' On USS John S. McCain

NPR Top Stories - 12 hours 3 min ago

Adm. Scott H. Swift, the commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, says remains have been found in damaged areas of the destroyer that collided with a merchant tanker in waters off Singapore.

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Books Become A Bridge Out Of Grief In 'The Futilitarians'

NPR Books - 12 hours 43 min ago

Anne Gisleson was reeling from a series of family tragedies when she began meeting with friends to discuss books and life in post-Katrina New Orleans. Her new book chronicles a year of those meetings.

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Trump's Visit To Arizona Is A Headache For Trump GOP Critic, Sen. Jeff Flake

NPR Top Stories - 14 hours 42 min ago

A recent presidential tweet called Flake "WEAK" and "toxic." Flake says Trump and his supporters "have given into the politics of anger."

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In Solar Trade Dispute, Will Proposed Tariffs Cost Industry Jobs?

NPR Top Stories - 14 hours 42 min ago

Testing President Trump's promise to get tough on trade, two U.S. solar panel manufacturers are seeking to impose a tariff on panels made overseas. But many in the industry warn it could cost jobs.

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'What She Ate': The Culinary Biographies Of Some Remarkable Women

NPR Books - 14 hours 42 min ago

A new book examines the lives of six different women — such as Eleanor Roosevelt and Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown — through the food they ate. It's called What She Ate by Laura Shapiro.

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Trump Inherits The Afghanistan Albatross — And Commits For The Long Term

NPR Top Stories - 14 hours 42 min ago

The president went against what he called his own instincts by agreeing to deploy about 4,000 more troops in an open-ended extension of America's longest war.

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Combating His Instinct, Trump Commits U.S. To Another Tour Of Duty In Afghanistan

NPR Top Stories - 14 hours 43 min ago

After 16 years in Afghanistan, the U.S. can neither declare victory nor disengage. So the president calls for more troops, more time, more sacrifice — with no way of knowing how much might be enough.

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How To Tell If Watching The Eclipse Damaged Your Eyes

NPR Top Stories - 21 hours 41 min ago

If you heeded all the warnings, you're likely fine. But spots or blurred vision that shows up 12 hours later or the next day might be a sign that the sun's direct rays permanently hurt the retina.

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Full Text And Analysis: Trump's Address On Afghanistan, Plans For U.S. Engagement

NPR Top Stories - 22 hours 55 min ago

The president addressed the nation about U.S. engagement in the country on Monday night. NPR journalists provided context and analysis of his remarks.

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List Of Charities Shunning Trump's Mar-A-Lago Resort Keeps Growing

NPR Top Stories - August 21, 2017 - 3:25pm

Many of the groups cited controversy about recent comments by President Trump that "both sides were to blame" for the violence that occurred during a white supremacists' rally in Charlottesville, Va.

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With Court's OK, Chile Relaxes One Of The World's Strictest Abortion Bans

NPR Top Stories - August 21, 2017 - 2:49pm

Chilean lawmakers passed a bill earlier this month adding three exceptions to its ban on the procedure. Still, the bill was in limbo — until the Constitutional Court approved it as law Monday.

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PHOTOS: The Day The Eclipse Came To America

NPR Top Stories - August 21, 2017 - 2:21pm

A total solar eclipse crossed the entire country earlier today. Many Americans were treated to a rare and stunning view.

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Suspect In Finland Stabbing Rampage Identified As 18-Year-Old Moroccan

NPR Top Stories - August 21, 2017 - 1:46pm

Police in Finland say the man suspected of killing two people and injuring six others in the city of Turku Friday is an 18-year old Moroccan citizen who was previously known to authorities.

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Famed Inventor Says He Buried Reporter 'At Sea' After His Homemade Sub Sank

NPR Top Stories - August 21, 2017 - 1:18pm

Peter Madsen pushed off in his submarine with a Swedish journalist, but by the time he was rescued, she was gone. Now, he says she died onboard — but the admission is stirring even more questions.

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Can Anyone, Even Walmart, Stem The Heat-Trapping Flood Of Nitrogen On Farms?

NPR Top Stories - August 21, 2017 - 12:34pm

Walmart has promised big cuts in emissions of greenhouse gases. To meet that goal, though, the giant retailer may have to persuade farmers to use less fertilizer. It won't be easy.

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South Africa Grants Grace Mugabe Diplomatic Immunity, To Critics' Dismay

NPR Top Stories - August 21, 2017 - 10:27am

An opposition party called the government's decision "a complete disgrace." Zimbabwe's first lady is accused of assaulting a 20-year-old model with an extension cord at a Johannesburg hotel.

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'We Are Not Nation-Building Again,' Trump Says While Unveiling Afghanistan Strategy

NPR Top Stories - August 21, 2017 - 10:15am

After months of deliberation, a reluctant president is expected to increase the American military presence by about 4,000 troops after 16 years of war with no end in sight.

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WATCH: Distracted Driver Hits Sinkhole, Fails To Mind The Gap

NPR Top Stories - August 21, 2017 - 9:50am

When part of a Chinese street cratered, one unfortunate scooter rider failed to notice. We're fortunate he emerged unscathed — and fortunate, too, that his strange plunge was caught on camera.

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Suspected Van Driver In Barcelona Attack Shot Dead By Police

NPR Top Stories - August 21, 2017 - 8:14am

Catalan police confirmed that the man they shot and killed in the town of Subirats was Younes Abouyaaqoub, the alleged driver of the van that hit and killed pedestrians in Barcelona.

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