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State Department Reportedly Revokes Visa Of Magnitsky Act Campaigner

NPR Top Stories - 6 hours 43 min ago

Bill Browder lobbied Congress for passage of the 2012 law that targets Russian officials close to Vladimir Putin who are thought to be responsible for the prison death of attorney Sergei Magnitsky.

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Dubai Jails, Then Frees, Scottish Tourist Over Touching Man In A Bar

NPR Top Stories - 6 hours 46 min ago

One day after a Dubai court ordered Scottish tourist Jamie Harron to spend three months in jail over touching a man as he passed him in a bar, Dubai's ruler has ordered Harron freed.

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profile: Is Anna Faris Unqualified?

New York Times Book Reviews - 7 hours 54 min ago
Her new memoir, which blends relationship advice with reflections on her romantic follies, comes at an awkward time.
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Top Stories: McCain Criticizes Trump; New Director Accused Of Harassment

NPR Top Stories - 8 hours 32 min ago

Also: A Vietnam vet and medic who saved dozens of lives will receive the Medal of Honor; Sen. Schumer (D-N.Y.) seeks a CEO for Puerto Rico disaster recovery; and David Letterman wins the Twain Prize.

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Hollywood Director James Toback Accused Of Harassment By Dozens Of Women

NPR Top Stories - 9 hours 25 min ago

The Los Angeles Times reports that 38 women have leveled accusations against the Hollywood director who also wrote the 1991 film Bugsy, starring Warren Beatty. Toback has denied the allegations.

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A Tale Of Two Efforts To Improve Confidence In U.S. Elections

NPR Top Stories - 9 hours 39 min ago

One effort, centered on President Trump's voter fraud commission, is mired in controversy. But efforts to improve communication between the feds and election officials are showing progress.

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Fiction: A Set of Brilliant Miniatures by the Author of ‘The Good Lord Bird’

New York Times Book Reviews - 9 hours 39 min ago
With “Five-Carat Soul,” his debut story collection, James McBride explores race, masculinity, music and history.
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Nonfiction: The Pop-Culture Evolution of Frankenstein’s Monster

New York Times Book Reviews - 9 hours 39 min ago
In “Frankenstein: The First Two Hundred Years,” Christopher Frayling resurrects Mary Shelley’s classic through the countless visual adaptations of its monster.
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After Controversy Over Condolence Calls, Can Trump And The White House Refocus?

NPR Top Stories - 9 hours 40 min ago

The president once again got sidetracked and mired in a controversy of his own creation for a week. He has a chance to move on this week to more pressing things of substance, but can he?

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In Memory Training Smackdown, One Method Dominates

NPR Top Stories - 9 hours 46 min ago

A comparison of two memory training methods often used by scientists found that one was twice as good as the other. But neither succeeded in turning people into cognitive superstars.

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The FDA Will Decide If These 26 Ingredients Count As Fiber

NPR Top Stories - 9 hours 46 min ago

Chicory root. Bamboo. Soy fiber: Manufacturers can use these to add fiber to foods. Critics say this makes snack foods seem healthy. FDA will decide if these can count as fiber on nutrition labels.

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Digging In The Mud To See What Toxic Substances Were Spread By Hurricane Harvey

NPR Top Stories - 9 hours 47 min ago

Hurricane Harvey dumped 50 inches of rain on parts of Houston. Scientists are now trying to identify contaminants spread by the storm, including those in mud at the bottom of the Houston Ship Channel.

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Khizr Khan Says His Faith In America Is Stronger Than Ever

NPR Books - 9 hours 47 min ago

The Gold Star father who made headlines last year after he spoke at the Democratic National Convention has a new memoir, An American Family, about growing up in Pakistan and coming to America.

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Japan's Prime Minister Isn't Popular, But His Coalition Won A Supermajority

NPR Top Stories - 9 hours 49 min ago

Despite lukewarm support as a leader, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling party handily defeated upstart opponents in a snap general election on Sunday.

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McCain Takes Swipe At President For Vietnam 'Bone Spur' Deferment

NPR Top Stories - 10 hours 47 min ago

In an interview on C-SPAN, the Arizona senator criticized "high income" Americans who avoided the draft by finding a doctor who "would say that they had a bone spur."

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AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Wins A Third 4-Year Term

NPR Top Stories - 12 hours 24 min ago

Trumka, who's been president since 2009, ran unopposed as did Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler and Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre. The AFL-CIO's quadrennial convention is being held in St. Louis.

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David Letterman Honored With Twain Award For American Comedy

NPR Top Stories - 12 hours 37 min ago

The late-night host who reigned for 33 years before his retirement in 2015, received the award in a star-studded Kennedy Center event.

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Dan Brown's Pits Creationism Against Science In His Latest Novel, 'Origin'

NPR Books - October 22, 2017 - 2:29pm

Thriller author Dan Brown, best known for The Da Vinci Code, talks to NPR's Lakshmi Singh about his new novel, Origin.

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Japanese Elections Strengthen Abe, Reward His Gamble

NPR Top Stories - October 22, 2017 - 7:21am

A month ago, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called a snap-election, despite his dismal approval ratings over the summer. Exit polls show his party taking a clear majority of seats in parliament.

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Mainland Colleges Offer In-State Tuition To Students Affected By Hurricane Maria

NPR Top Stories - October 22, 2017 - 5:44am

State colleges, community colleges and one private university are working to help students in Puerto Rico and beyond continue their education.

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