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School Vouchers Get A New Report Card

NPR Top Stories - 9 hours 23 min ago

New research provides the first hard look at the nation's largest, single statewide voucher program and its impact on students.

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Party Boat Filled With Tourists Capsizes Near Medellin, Colombia

NPR Top Stories - 9 hours 36 min ago

Colombia's president says at least six people died after the boat began sinking. An even deadlier incident was avoided, as recreational boats rushed to the scene to pull people out of the water.

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Overwhelmed By Air Bag Troubles, Takata Files For Bankruptcy Protection

NPR Top Stories - 12 hours 59 min ago

Long crippled by lawsuits and recall costs over its faulty air bags, Takata, the Japanese auto parts maker, filed for bankruptcy protection in Japan and the U.S. on Sunday.

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What Does It Take To Move A 10-Story Tree A Couple Of City Blocks?

NPR Top Stories - June 25, 2017 - 1:50pm

That answer, as seen Sunday in Boise, Idaho: $300,000 and a lot of determination. St. Luke's Health System, which moved the historic sequoia, says it "was never even an option" to cut it down.

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PHOTOS: Here's How Muslims Worldwide Are Celebrating Ramadan's End

NPR Top Stories - June 25, 2017 - 10:29am

For many Muslims around the world, Sunday marks the start of Eid al-Fitr, a time of prayer and celebration. Here's a peek at the festivities, which are often as different as the places they're held.

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For Besieged Marawi Residents, A Brief Respite Ends In Gunfire

NPR Top Stories - June 25, 2017 - 8:16am

Partly to mark the end of Ramadan, the Philippine military declared a unilateral truce with ISIS-linked militants in the southern city. But not long after the peace expired, the violence resumed.

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The Call-In: Your Questions About Making Relationships Last

NPR Books - June 25, 2017 - 6:06am

It's wedding season! For this week's Call-In, Mandy Len Catron, author of the new book How to Fall in Love with Anyone, answers your questions about love and relationships.


A New Delhi Family Learns To Navigate Wealth After A 'Windfall'

NPR Books - June 25, 2017 - 6:06am

Diksha Basu's new novel was inspired by the explosion of wealth she saw in 1990s India. She says money is a complex thing, and it takes a while for her characters to see that.

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These Teachers Are Learning Gun Skills To Protect Students, They Say

NPR Top Stories - June 25, 2017 - 6:06am

This week more than a dozen educators in Colorado received advanced weapons training and safety.

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Inside French Prisons, A Struggle To Combat Radicalization

NPR Top Stories - June 25, 2017 - 5:07am

Some of the home-grown terrorists who have struck France in recent years were petty criminals who were radicalized in prison.

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Nobel Peace Prize Winner's Message To America: 'All Children Are Our Children'

NPR Top Stories - June 25, 2017 - 5:00am

Kaiilash Satyarthi came to Washington to encourage the U.S. government to fight for the freedom of child laborers.

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An Ancient Curse Awakens In 'The Suffering Tree'

NPR Books - June 25, 2017 - 5:00am

A family curse, a resurrection and a vengeful witch are at the center of Elle Cosimano's Southern Gothic chiller The Suffering Tree. But the book elides its setting's history of racial violence.

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People Of Coal-Rich Northern Cheyenne Torn Between Jobs And Sacred Culture

NPR Top Stories - June 25, 2017 - 5:00am

Despite high unemployment and poverty, the tribe has never touched the billions of tons of coal underneath its land. But new opportunities from the Trump administration could change that.

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'But Seriously,' Tennis Great John McEnroe Says He's Seeking 'Inner Peace'

NPR Books - June 25, 2017 - 4:16am

Known for his on-court outbursts, McEnroe famously yelled, "You cannot be serious!" at one official. Now, decades later, he says it's a "miracle" if he goes a full day without hearing that line.

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What Would Human Resources Do?: Some Advice For Trump As He Recruits And Staffs Up

NPR Top Stories - June 25, 2017 - 3:11am

Between President Trump being a newcomer to D.C. and a swirl of chaos, the White House is lagging behind other administrations in hiring. But experts NPR spoke to have some tips.

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At Least 150 People Killed After Oil Truck Catches Fire In Pakistan

NPR Top Stories - June 25, 2017 - 2:05am

Hundreds of people had gathered around to try to collect oil after an oil tanker truck overturned and began leaking. Someone lighting a cigarette may have sparked the fire.

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Trump Asks 'Why No Action?' Amid Questions About Obama's Response To Russian Meddling

NPR Top Stories - June 24, 2017 - 4:36pm

The president tweeted Saturday evening questioning his predecessor's response after a bombshell Washington Post report about the previous administration's decision-making about how to counter Russia.

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Unitarian Universalists Denounce White Supremacy, Make Leadership Changes

NPR Top Stories - June 24, 2017 - 4:03pm

The Unitarian Universalists are among the most liberal of all religious denominations in America. Activists have denounced what they see as white supremacy in the church and are changing leadership.

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Barbershop: Reflections On A Particularly Difficult Ramadan

NPR Top Stories - June 24, 2017 - 4:03pm

In anticipation for Eid, U.S. Representative André Carson, D-Ind., Buzzfeed News reporter Hannah Allam and CAIR Executive Director for the Cleveland chapter Julia Shearson look back at this Ramadan.

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

NPR Books - June 24, 2017 - 4:03pm

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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