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Georgia Inmates Come To Aid Of Unconscious Guard

NPR Top Stories - June 22, 2017 - 3:48pm

The Polk County Sheriff said he will recommend the inmates' sentences be reduced after they called 911 when the deputy guarding them collapsed.

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Israeli Judge Says Airlines Can't Reseat Women At Request Of Men

NPR Top Stories - June 22, 2017 - 3:33pm

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men sometimes refuse to sit next to women — including on planes. Now an Israeli court says airlines cannot ask a person to change seats based on gender.

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Trump Sued For Allegedly Violating Presidential Records Act

NPR Top Stories - June 22, 2017 - 2:48pm

Ethics watchdog groups say that White House staffers' reported use of encrypted messaging apps to communicate prevents presidential records from being archived, as required by law.

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Brendan Dassey Of 'Making A Murderer' Wins Federal Appeals Court Case

NPR Top Stories - June 22, 2017 - 2:20pm

A three-judge panel from the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Dassey should be released unless the state of Wisconsin decides to retry him within 90 days or appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Mourners Remember Otto Warmbier At Hometown Funeral

NPR Top Stories - June 22, 2017 - 2:00pm

The 22-year-old university student died Monday, after returning from North Korea in a coma.

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When You Talk In Your Sleep, Are You Talking To Your Secret Self?

NPR Top Stories - June 22, 2017 - 1:27pm

After hearing recordings of herself giggling and cheerfully talking in her sleep, Tanya Marquardt, who always thought of herself as tough and brooding, begins to connect with her other self.

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OB-GYNs Give Women More Say In When They Have Mammograms

NPR Top Stories - June 22, 2017 - 1:06pm

Updated guidelines on mammograms from the nation's gynecologists are intended to incorporate recommendations from three other medical societies and consider women's preferences, too.

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Man Accused Of Making Millions Of Robocalls Faces Biggest-Ever FCC Fine

NPR Top Stories - June 22, 2017 - 1:05pm

FCC proposed a $120 million fine for a Miami resident said to be single-handedly responsible for 97 million robocalls over a three-month period, scheming to sell "discounted" travel packages.

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After 42 Years, Yellowstone Grizzly Will Be Taken Off Endangered Species List

NPR Top Stories - June 22, 2017 - 12:37pm

Citing a population rebound, the Interior Department has announced plans to strip the bear of federal protection. But some groups are skeptical, and they've signaled they're prepared to resist.

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Books of The Times: In ‘Memory’s Last Breath,’ Remembering Life, Before It’s Too Late

New York Times Book Reviews - June 22, 2017 - 12:35pm
Gerda Saunders tries to analyze her dementia as dispassionately as possible in her new book.
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Farmers Take Out Millions In Loans To Raise Chickens For Big-Box Retailers

NPR Top Stories - June 22, 2017 - 12:08pm

To slaughter 2 million birds per week, Costco is contracting poultry farmers. But this requires a major financial investment from small producers, and the payoff may not be guaranteed.

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CHART: Who Wins, Who Loses With Senate Health Care Bill

NPR Top Stories - June 22, 2017 - 11:59am

Senate Republicans are calling their health care bill the Better Care Reconciliation Act. It shares many provisions with the House's American Health Care Act, but goes further in cutting Medicaid.

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9 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - June 22, 2017 - 11:38am
Suggested reading from editors at The New York Times.
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Senate Health Care Bill Could Be In Jeopardy As Conservatives Announce Opposition

NPR Top Stories - June 22, 2017 - 11:23am

Sens. Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Ron Johnson and Mike Lee all say they oppose the bill in its current form, though they're open to negotiating. Republicans can afford to lose only two votes.

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Canadian Sniper Hit A Target More Than 2 Miles Away, Military Confirms

NPR Top Stories - June 22, 2017 - 10:47am

For the shot to be accurate, many factors, from wind and gravity to the Earth's curvature, would have to be taken into account.

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How Do Eggs Get Their Shapes? Scientists Think They've Cracked It

NPR Top Stories - June 22, 2017 - 10:15am

Eggs evolved over 300 million years ago and now come in all kinds of shapes, from Tic Tacs to teardrops to pingpong balls. After studying some 50,000 eggs, a team of researchers thinks it knows why.

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'Pizzagate' Gunman Sentenced To 4 Years In Prison

NPR Top Stories - June 22, 2017 - 10:13am

Edgar Maddison Welch pleaded guilty in March after entering the Comet Ping Pong pizzeria in Washington, D.C., brandishing a rife in order to "investigate" a baseless conspiracy theory.

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Newsbook: 3 Books That Help Explain American-Cuban Relations

New York Times Book Reviews - June 22, 2017 - 7:18am
Here are three books that help explain the United States’ fraught historical relationship with Cuba.
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What Hath Jobs Wrought?

NPR Books - June 22, 2017 - 7:06am

Odds are, you're looking at this on a smartphone.

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Shades Of Gray Turn Sumptuous In 'Chain Letter'

NPR Books - June 22, 2017 - 3:00am

In Chain Letter, cartoonist Farel Dalrymple returns to The City, the mysterious metropolis at the heart of his early 2000s series Pop Gun War. It's a weird, complicated and charming place.

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