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Bill Clinton Defends His Wife's Greatest Criticisms: Trust, Selfishness

NPR Top Stories - 4 hours 22 min ago

Bill Clinton had a formidable challenge on Tuesday: to sell the American people on one of the most disliked politicians in political history.

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Charges Against Remaining Officers Dropped In Freddie Gray Case

NPR Top Stories - 4 hours 27 min ago

Baltimore prosecutors have dropped all charges against the three officers who still faced trial in the death of Freddie Gray. Previous trials all ended in acquittals.

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Reagan Shooter John Hinckley Jr. Released From Mental Hospital

NPR Top Stories - 4 hours 33 min ago

The man who shot Ronald Reagan in 1981 was ordered released from a mental hospital on Wednesday to live with his mother in Williamsburg, Va. He's now 61.

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Prosecutors Drop All Remaining Charges Against Officers In Freddie Gray's Death

NPR Top Stories - 5 hours 8 min ago

After four trials ended without convictions, prosecutors announced Wednesday that they were dropping all remaining charges. Gray died in 2015 after injuries sustained while in police custody.

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A Letter From Young Asian Americans To Their Families About Black Lives Matter

NPR Top Stories - 5 hours 52 min ago

Shereen Marisol Meraji and Kat Chow talk to young Asian Americans who crowd-sourced an open letter to their family members, asking them to care about police violence against black Americans.

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John Hinckley, Who Tried To Kill A President, Wins His Freedom

NPR Top Stories - 6 hours 44 sec ago

A federal judge in Washington will allow John Hinckley to leave a mental institution and to live full-time with his mother. Hinckley shot President Ronald Reagan and three others in 1981.

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Car Bomb Kills At Least 44 In Kurdish-Held Area Of Syria

NPR Top Stories - 7 hours 41 min ago

Syria's public media agency says 140 people were injured — and that the death toll will likely rise.

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In Alaska's Remote Towns, Climate Change Is Already Leaving Many Hungry

NPR Top Stories - 8 hours 7 min ago

Melting ice has made it harder to hunt walrus, a traditional staple for Native Alaskans. Warmer temps mean caribou aren't where hunters used to find them. It all adds up to more food insecurity.

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Democratic Convention's Second Night Heralds A Return Of The Age Of Clinton

NPR Top Stories - 8 hours 52 min ago

Bill Clinton contrasted the "real" woman he knows and the "cartoon" version sketched by critics at the Republican convention last week — congratulating the Democratic delegates on choosing the former.

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At Democratic Convention, Obama To Rally For Clinton — And His Own Legacy

NPR Top Stories - 9 hours 7 min ago

President Obama hopes to "pass the baton" to Hillary Clinton — not just because he supports her but because a Republican president could reverse some of his signature initiatives.

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3 Questions Ahead Of President Obama's DNC Speech

NPR Top Stories - 9 hours 7 min ago

A Clinton win would mean the president's policy legacy is kept intact, while a Trump victory would make the election all about a backlash to Obama's tenure.

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As Joe Biden Steps Into DNC Spotlight, A Lingering 'What If'

NPR Top Stories - 9 hours 7 min ago

The death of the vice president's eldest son derailed his own hopes for the White House. But he once had better approval ratings than Hillary Clinton and may have been a more competitive nominee.

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Ready, Set, Play: A Top 10 'Playlist' From The Nation's Children's Museums

NPR Top Stories - 9 hours 7 min ago

Lasers and lava and mummies, oh my! Here are the exhibits that kids and their grown-ups love the most from 10 of the nation's best children's museums.

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A Historic Night At The Democratic Convention

NPR Top Stories - 9 hours 52 min ago

On the night Hillary Clinton became the first woman nominated a presidential candidate from a major party, Bill Clinton painted an affectionate portrait of his wife before a rapt convention audience.

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Julian Castro On Obama's Legacy, Latino Voter Turnout

NPR Top Stories - 9 hours 52 min ago

HUD Secretary Julian Castro discusses President Obama's legacy on the economy and immigration and how Donald Trump is likely to influence Latino turnout in the November election.

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Clinton Poised To Become First Female Presidential Nominee Of A Major Party

NPR Top Stories - July 26, 2016 - 12:05pm

The proceedings will begin with a roll call vote, and the delegates will officially nominate Clinton as their party's candidate for president.

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From Afar, Trump Basks In DNC Chaos

NPR Top Stories - July 26, 2016 - 11:28am

Trump has been seizing on the turmoil at the DNC as a talking point on the campaign trail.

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Roger Federer Will Sit Out Olympics, Rest Of 2016

NPR Top Stories - July 26, 2016 - 11:04am

The Grand Slam tennis champion announced he needs more time to recover from knee surgery. He plans to put his energy toward coming back strong and healthy in 2017.

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Starbucks' New Dress Code: Purple Hair And Fedoras OK, But Hoodies Forbidden

NPR Top Stories - July 26, 2016 - 11:02am

Yes, the green aprons remain, but you may begin noticing more personal flair underneath. Instead of black and white garments, baristas are now free to embrace "drabby chic."

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The Obamas And The White House's Slave Legacy

NPR Top Stories - July 26, 2016 - 10:11am

The Obamas have repeatedly used their platform to remind the public that the White House was built by slaves. Of course, not everyone is enthralled, or even convinced that this history is real.

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