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Ferguson Documents: What Michael Brown's Friend Saw

NPR Top Stories - 7 hours 10 min ago

Dorian Johnson is a shadow figure in the Michael Brown case. Aside from officer Darren Wilson and Brown, he had the closest look at what happened. This is his story.

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Justice Ginsburg Recovering After Heart Stent Implant

NPR Top Stories - 7 hours 24 min ago

The 81-year-old justice had the procedure to clear a blocked right coronary artery. She was expected to be back on the bench when the Supreme Court reconvenes on Monday

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Those Phone-Obsessed Teenagers Aren't As Lonely As You Think

NPR Top Stories - 7 hours 31 min ago

Teenagers may not need as much face-to-face interaction as earlier generations to feel connected. And that may explain why a study finds they're not feeling as lonely, either.

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Former CBC Host Jian Ghomeshi Charged With Sexual Assault

NPR Top Stories - 8 hours 46 min ago

The charges against the former radio host carry sentences ranging from 10 years to life in prison. Ghomeshi was publicly accused of violently assaulting women during sexual encounters.

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The Native American Side Of The Thanksgiving Menu

NPR Top Stories - 8 hours 53 min ago

The first Thanksgiving was something of a joint venture between pilgrims and Native Americans. Chef Richard Hetzler shares a menu that celebrates the first settlers and the country's first tribes.

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Weekly Innovation: A Seat That Fits In Your Pocket

NPR Top Stories - 8 hours 58 min ago

The Sitpack is a compact seat shaped like a monopod that fits in your pocket when folded up. Creator Jonas Lind-Bendixen says the product could be used during travel or while waiting at a concert.

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If Supreme Court Strikes Federal Exchange Subsidies, Health Law Could Unravel

NPR Top Stories - 9 hours 1 min ago

A decision against subsidies would undermine the government-run insurance marketplaces that are backbone of the Affordable Care Act.

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A Warning For Latin America's Faltering Economies: 'Innovate Or Die'

NPR Top Stories - 9 hours 6 min ago

Latin economies thrived when prices for raw commodities soared. But with those prices down sharply, the region is hurting due to a lack of high-tech and other cutting-edge industries.

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A Somali Aid Worker Would Rather Give Out Cash Than Free Food

NPR Top Stories - 9 hours 25 min ago

Degan Ali, a Somali humanitarian, tells us about her organization's efforts to fight famine in Kenya, Somalia and South Sudan.

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Hissing And Sighing: The Lament Of Sex Workers In Sierra Leone

NPR Top Stories - 9 hours 27 min ago

Ebola has made it harder for the prostitutes who issue a come-hither "hiss" along Lumley Beach. Customers are hard to find, pay is down, and, like everyone, the women are scared of the deadly virus.

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Justice Ginsburg Has Heart Procedure, Is Resting Comfortably

NPR Top Stories - 10 hours 55 min ago

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the leader of the court's liberal wing, is 81 years old. Doctors inserted a stent in her right coronary artery to address a blockage.

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EPA Proposes New Rules To Curb Ozone Levels

NPR Top Stories - 11 hours 17 min ago

The rules would lower the threshold for ozone from 75 parts per billion to between 65 ppb and 70 ppb. They are likely to be opposed by industry groups as well as Republicans.

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Patient Safety Journal Finds Violations, Tightens Standards After Scandal

NPR Top Stories - 11 hours 59 min ago

Kickback allegations against its former editor prompted the Journal of Patient Safety to review his writings and adopt new rules for disclosing commercial conflicts of interest.

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After 50 Years, An Olympic Medal Dispute Is Resolved

NPR Top Stories - 12 hours 13 min ago

The International Olympic Committee recognized that American figure skaters Vivian and Ronald Joseph, who originally finished fourth, won the bronze at the 1964 Winter Games in Innsbruck, Austria.

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University Of Virginia Apologizes To Student Who Says She Was Gang-Raped

NPR Top Stories - 12 hours 24 min ago

Rolling Stone magazine published a harrowing account of a campus rape that's shaken the university. "Nothing like it should ever happen again," UVA President Teresa Sullivan said on Tuesday.

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Winter Storm Threatens Thanksgiving Day Travel

NPR Top Stories - 13 hours 46 min ago

Some parts of the Northeast could see up to 12 inches of snow. The system will bring rain and snow throughout the day Wednesday.

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A Calmer Night In Ferguson, Mo., Amid Increased National Guard Presence

NPR Top Stories - 15 hours 37 min ago

Police arrested 44 people after another round of protests — these quieter than the unrest that erupted after the decision not to charge officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.

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Pandora's New Deal: Different Pay, Different Play

NPR Top Stories - 16 hours 16 min ago

The Internet radio service offers greater exposure to artists in exchange for a lower royalty rate.

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Mississippi Schools Sue State For More Money

NPR Top Stories - 17 hours 11 min ago

Mississippi has long ranked near the bottom of the states in educational performance. In a bid to change that, 21 school districts are suing the state for more than $200 million in education funding.

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Gluten-Free Guests For Thanksgiving? We've Got You Covered

NPR Top Stories - 17 hours 13 min ago

It's like the start of a bad joke: a vegan, a gluten-free and a paleo walk into a bar — except it's your house, and they're gathered around the Thanksgiving table. Don't panic — we've got recipes.

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