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Appeals Court Says Using Fake Social Security Number Doesn't Have To Mean Deportation

NPR Top Stories - 12 hours 55 min ago

The judges say although an immigrant was convicted of using false documents to work, that doesn't make her guilty of moral turpitude. One judge calls the case a waste of taxpayers' money.

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Animal Rights Activist On Trial In Canada For Giving Water To Pigs

NPR Top Stories - August 26, 2016 - 3:17pm

Anita Krajnc is facing charges of criminal mischief because she gave water to pigs bound for the slaughterhouse. If convicted, she could be sentenced to six months in jail or a $5,000 fine.

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'Southside With You' Has Us Asking: Where Is The Love In Black Movies?

NPR Top Stories - August 26, 2016 - 3:01pm

The movie Southside with You is opening in theaters. The film follows Michelle and Barack Obama's very first date, and shows something we don't get too see too often in film: black romance.

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'Mystery Shoppers' Help U.S. Regulators Fight Racial Discrimination At Banks

NPR Top Stories - August 26, 2016 - 1:43pm

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is sending undercover operatives to ferret out racial discrimination. They're called "testers" or "mystery shoppers" and pose as customers applying for loans.

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Police Break Up Zimbabwe 'Mega-Demonstration' In Defiance Of Court Order

NPR Top Stories - August 26, 2016 - 11:57am

Police fired tear gas and deployed water cannons to disperse a demonstration, that represented a united opposition front against longtime ruler Robert Mugabe.

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LISTEN: Maine's Governor Unleashes Obscenities On Lawmaker Who Criticized Him

NPR Top Stories - August 26, 2016 - 11:16am

Maine Rep. Drew Gattine said it was unhelpful when Gov. Paul LePage made "racially charged" statements. In response, LePage told Gattine, "I am after you" — along with much more vulgar remarks.

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Judge In Stanford Sex Assault Case Is Transferring To Civil Court

NPR Top Stories - August 26, 2016 - 10:56am

Judge Aaron Persky's controversial six-month jail sentence for a former Stanford student convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman continues to cast a shadow over his deliberations.

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Guess How Many Zika Cases Showed Up At The Olympics?

NPR Top Stories - August 26, 2016 - 9:48am

Before the games, computer scientists weren't worried about the spread of Zika. But some public health experts were. What does the data show?

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A New Course At Arkansas Colleges: How To Not Get Pregnant

NPR Top Stories - August 26, 2016 - 9:34am

Arkansas, a Bible Belt state that emphasizes abstinence-only in high school, is launching a mandatory program in its colleges and universities on strategies to prevent unplanned pregnancy.

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Top French Court Suspends Riviera Town's Burkini Ban

NPR Top Stories - August 26, 2016 - 9:00am

France's Council of State said the town of Villeneuve-Loubet breached several "fundamental freedoms" by forbidding the swimwear on its beaches. Some 30 towns have instituted such bans this summer.

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Ramen Noodles Are Now The Prison Currency Of Choice

NPR Top Stories - August 26, 2016 - 8:47am

Ramen will buy anything from smuggled fruit to laundry services from fellow inmates, a study at one prison finds. It's not just that ramen is tasty: Prisoners say they're not getting enough food.

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The Burkini: A Closer Look At The Swimwear That's Making Headlines

NPR Top Stories - August 26, 2016 - 8:26am

This has definitely been the summer of the burkini. Here's some background on the swimwear that's launched a worldwide debate.

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Protected Marine Area Near Hawaii Is Now Twice The Size Of Texas

NPR Top Stories - August 26, 2016 - 8:21am

The Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument was created by President George W. Bush. Now President Obama is quadrupling it in size — making it the biggest marine reserve in the world.

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More On Nate Parker And 'Birth Of A Nation': Join Our Twitter Chat, 2PM EST

NPR Top Stories - August 26, 2016 - 8:06am

On this week's podcast, we dug into rape allegations filed 17 years ago against the highly lauded black actor and director. Join Gene Demby and the Code Switch team to continue the conversation.

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After 4 Years Of Siege, Civilians And Rebels Evacuate Syria's Daraya

NPR Top Stories - August 26, 2016 - 7:52am

Rebels agreed to hand over control of the city to the government in exchange for safe passage. This ends the years-long standoff in one of Syria's most desperate places.

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New Virus Breaks The Rules Of Infection

NPR Top Stories - August 25, 2016 - 2:06pm

A virus is generally like a little ball with a few genes. Now scientists have found one that's broken up into five little balls — as if it were dismembered.

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Cleanup Crews Roll Through Baton Rouge After Louisiana Flooding

NPR Top Stories - August 25, 2016 - 1:02pm

In flood-ravaged Louisiana, a cleanup contractor that specializes in disaster recovery operations helps Baton Rouge clean up debris. Cleanup crews say the destruction is much worse than reported.

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WhatsApp Will Start Sharing Data, Including Phone Numbers, With Facebook

NPR Top Stories - August 25, 2016 - 12:42pm

It will also test new ways for businesses to communicate with users on the app. The privacy policy changes mark the long-expected move by Facebook to begin making money from the free app.

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Fish Killing Disease Shuts Down Stretch Of Yellowstone River In Montana

NPR Top Stories - August 25, 2016 - 12:26pm

Results are in from a preliminary investigation into the fish killing disease that's caused the unprecedented closure of a long stretch of the Yellowstone River in Montana.

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A Happy Ending For An Australian Ultramarathoner And Chinese Stray Dog

NPR Top Stories - August 25, 2016 - 12:05pm

"This day is one of the best days of my life," Dion Leonard said after being reunited with his beloved dog, Gobi, ending a frantic search for the pup he met during an ultramarathon.

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