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Bannon And Trump White House Raising Questions About Executive Privilege, Lawyers Say

NPR Top Stories - 2 hours 59 min ago

Steve Bannon's refusal to answer questions angered lawmakers this week. But there's a long history of White House officials frustrating congressional overseers by citing executive privilege.

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Pioneering HIV Researcher Mathilde Krim Remembered For Her Activism

NPR Top Stories - 3 hours 46 min ago

Mathilde Krim, who died this week, was a vocal pioneer in HIV treatment and research at a time when discrimination against people with AIDS in the U.S. was rampant, even in medical care.

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Even Dale Earnhardt Jr. Skids And Rams Tree In Snowstorm

NPR Top Stories - 3 hours 51 min ago

Despite being one of the world's best drivers, the former NASCAR fan favorite lost control of his car on one of North Carolina's icy roads. He had just been helping someone else out of a ditch.

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DACA Troubles Could Put Spending Bill In Peril

NPR Top Stories - 4 hours 21 min ago

Republican leaders hope to pass a stop-gap spending bill to keep the government open past Friday but a fight over immigration could threaten that plan.

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Walmart Offers Product To Destroy Leftover Opioids, But Critics Say It's Unnecessary

NPR Top Stories - 5 hours 15 min ago

The company billed it as a "first-of-its-kind" item that lets customers turn extra opioid painkillers into trash, but the CDC says just flush the medicine down the toilet.

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U.K. Lawmakers Want To Battle Waste With A 'Latte Levy' On Disposable Cups

NPR Top Stories - 5 hours 56 min ago

The British Parliament is considering a 34-cent tax on to-go cups to encourage diners to bring their own reusable containers. The goal is to replicate the success of Britain's tax on plastic bags.

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Aetna Agrees To Pay $17 Million In HIV Privacy Breach

NPR Top Stories - 5 hours 57 min ago

Health insurer Aetna has reached a settlement with people whose privacy was compromised when their HIV status was visible through the clear address windows on envelopes sent to them.

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U.K. Now Has A Minister For Loneliness

NPR Top Stories - 6 hours 16 min ago

According to government figures, more than 9 million people "always or often feel lonely," and many "older people have not had a conversation with a friend or relative in more than a month."

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A 'Fraught Time' For Press Freedom In The Philippines

NPR Top Stories - 6 hours 39 min ago

President Duterte "does not like the press," writes Sheila S. Coronel, dean of academic affairs at Columbia University's journalism school. The Rappler news site is the government's latest target.

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Review Of U.S. Nuclear Weapons Paints A Picture Of A More Dangerous Nuclear World

NPR Top Stories - 6 hours 56 min ago

The Trump administration appears close to finalizing a review of the nation's nuclear posture. It calls for the U.S. to develop new nuclear systems and capabilities at a time of heightened tensions between America and other world powers.

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Night Became Day In Detroit As Meteor Lit Up Sky

NPR Top Stories - 6 hours 56 min ago

A meteor streaked over southeast Michigan Tuesday night, creating a sonic boom so loud it shook houses. After seeing the spectacle in the night sky, thousands of people took to social media to share what they witnessed.

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Apple Says It Will Create 20,000 Jobs With New Campus

NPR Top Stories - 6 hours 56 min ago

Apple says it will build a new campus and create 20,000 new jobs as part of a sweeping investment plan for the U.S.

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Nearly All Of The National Park System Advisory Board Has Resigned

NPR Top Stories - 6 hours 56 min ago

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks to former Alaska Gov. Tony Knowles, who has resigned from the National Park System Advisory Board. He, along with eight others, have said that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has failed to meet with the board once since being confirmed last March.

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When Can The White House Use Executive Privilege?

NPR Top Stories - 6 hours 56 min ago

The White House may have tried to invoke its "executive privilege" to keep former chief strategist Steve Bannon from answering questions from the House Intelligence Committee. But can it make a soft invocation without actually sending a letter that fully cites that doctrine?

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Why 'Legal Immigration' Doesn't Apply To Early Immigrants To The U.S.

NPR Top Stories - 6 hours 56 min ago

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Kevin Jennings, president of the Tenement Museum in New York City, about why the phrase "legal immigration" does not apply to early immigrants to the U.S., who came to this country before immigration laws were enacted.

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Daniel Pink's 'When' Shows the Importance Of Timing Throughout Life

NPR Books - 6 hours 56 min ago

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with author Daniel Pink about his new book When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing. In his book, Pink examines the importance of timing in various aspects of life.

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Are Implanted Medical Devices Creating A 'Danger Within Us'?

NPR Books - 8 hours 1 min ago

Medical journalist Jeanne Lenzer warns that implanted medical devices are approved with far less scrutiny and testing than drugs. As a result, she says, some have caused harm and even death.

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Books News: Lupita Nyong’o to Publish a Children’s Book

New York Times Book Reviews - 10 hours 18 min ago
Drawing on her experience as a child who felt self-conscious about her dark skin, the actress hopes to help other kids reimagine what is beautiful.
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Are Photos Of 'Beautiful' Africa The Best Response To Trump's Vulgar Slur?

NPR Top Stories - 10 hours 45 min ago

The online backlash to the president's alleged insult was a wave of photos highlighting the positive side of places he mentioned. Now there's a backlash to the backlash.

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Are You Participating In This Year's Women's March?

NPR Top Stories - 10 hours 47 min ago

NPR's Leila Fadel wants to hear from you about the anniversary of the Women's March. She's curious to learn what you think has changed over the past year and what you're marching for this year.

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