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FCC Vote Means Internet Providers Need Permission To Share Your Data

NPR Top Stories - October 27, 2016 - 10:35am

Internet service providers will have to ask consumers before collecting and selling their data. However, the new rules do not apply to Google, Facebook and other tech giants.

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To Help More People In Need, Researchers Urge Aid Groups: Do Less

NPR Top Stories - October 27, 2016 - 10:25am

Aid groups are falling short on some of the world's worst crises, says researcher Sara Pantuliano. There is a way to fix it — but it might not be popular.

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The Walloons Pack A Wallop As Canada, Europe Agree To Tweak A Trade Deal

NPR Top Stories - October 27, 2016 - 9:55am

A major trade deal between Canada and the European Union hit a snag when the tiny Belgian region of Wallonia raised objections. But after winning concessions, the Walloons say they're now onboard.

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Amtrak Reaches $265 Million Settlement Over Deadly Philadelphia Crash

NPR Top Stories - October 27, 2016 - 9:50am

The May 2015 derailment left eight people dead and more than 200 others injured. Attorneys say the agreement means their clients will receive money more quickly than if the case were to be litigated.

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The Case For Republicans To Consider Merrick Garland's Nomination

NPR Top Stories - October 27, 2016 - 9:29am

Senate GOP leadership has refused to hold hearings or a vote on the moderate judge's nomination. Yet, with the prospect of a Clinton presidency, might conservatives be having second thoughts?

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Researchers Say They've Found A Bit Of Fossilized Dinosaur Brain

NPR Top Stories - October 27, 2016 - 9:01am

A small rock might contain tissue from a 130 million-year-old dinosaur brain. If confirmed, it would be the first bit of fossilized dino gray matter ever found.

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There's Another Side To Bush Meat That Doesn't Get Much Attention

NPR Top Stories - October 27, 2016 - 8:47am

The risk posed to mammals — and to public health — is well-documented. But for some people, bush meat is an important part of their daily diet.

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South Korean Adopted At Age 3 Is To Be Deported Nearly 40 Years Later

NPR Top Stories - October 27, 2016 - 8:44am

Adam Crapser was adopted by an American couple as a child. They never completed his citizenship papers and abandoned him into the foster system. Now, despite appeals for help, he is being deported.

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Dozens Dead In What UNICEF Calls One Of The Worst School Bombings In Syria's War

NPR Top Stories - October 27, 2016 - 8:13am

"Some people cursed the Assad regime. Some invoked God. And others didn't say a word," a witness tells NPR. Schools have been hit repeatedly during Syria's war and this is one of the worst incidents.

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Dozens Charged With Scamming 15,000 Victims Through Fake IRS Calls

NPR Top Stories - October 27, 2016 - 7:36am

The U.S. government alleges that a fraud scheme used operators at Indian call centers, impersonating IRS or immigration officials, to scam thousands of people out of more than $300 million.

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Is A Placebo A Sham, If You Know It's A Fake And It Still Works?

NPR Top Stories - October 27, 2016 - 7:20am

Most research on placebos involves people who think they're getting an active treatment, but aren't. But they may also work when people know full well they're getting a sham treatment.

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End Of The Vine: Twitter Says It's Closing Video App Amid Wider Layoffs

NPR Top Stories - October 27, 2016 - 5:58am

The social media company posted stronger-than-expected revenue of $616 million in the third quarter — even as revenue growth continued to slow. To be more efficient, it'll cut around 350 jobs.

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Muslim 'Twoness': Fearful Of Some, Feared By Others

NPR Top Stories - October 27, 2016 - 5:20am

A subway ride hammers home the reality that many Muslims face: While they fear being hurt by terrorists and vigilantes, others see them as a threat.

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Europe's Aid Plan For Syrian Refugees: A Million Debit Cards

NPR Top Stories - October 27, 2016 - 5:16am

The European Union is giving the cards to Syrian refugees in Turkey. It's a massive project that will provide about $30 a person per month to the struggling families.

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After NATO Objections, Russian Warships Won't Refuel At Spanish Port

NPR Top Stories - October 27, 2016 - 4:10am

A convoy of Russian warships is bound for the Mediterranean, and some were planning to stop for fuel at a Spanish enclave. NATO is concerned the ships are heading to support Russian strikes in Syria.

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Tesla Surprise: It's A Profit

NPR Top Stories - October 26, 2016 - 5:54pm

The company posted a profit of nearly $22 million for the third quarter, the first quarterly profit since 2013. Tesla attributes the good results in part to new stores.

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Chicago Cubs Hope To Even The World Series In Game 2 Against Cleveland

NPR Top Stories - October 26, 2016 - 2:22pm

The Cubs hope to shake off their 6-0 loss in Game 1 and that they'll have a better chance with their ace Jake Arrieta facing the Indians' Trevor Bauer.

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WikiLeaks Reveals Clinton Aides Knew They Had An Email Problem On Their Hands

NPR Top Stories - October 26, 2016 - 2:16pm

"We need to clean this up," one aide wrote after President Obama said he had learned of Hillary Clinton's private email server "through news reports."

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California Rules About Violence Against Health Workers Could Become A Model

NPR Top Stories - October 26, 2016 - 1:42pm

New workplace health rules in California would go beyond existing safety standards by requiring private health care facilities to develop specific plans to mitigate risks of violence against workers.

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Huge Crowds Rally Against Venezuela's Deeply Unpopular President

NPR Top Stories - October 26, 2016 - 1:30pm

After the government blocked opponents' efforts to trigger a recall election, they say their only option is to take to the streets and convince President Nicolas Maduro to resign.

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