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The Stream: Cruz On Drafting Women; Jeb Bush Won't 'Blame Obama'

NPR Top Stories - February 8, 2016 - 12:25pm

Cruz said he doesn't want his daughters in a foxhole with a "220-pound jihadist psychopath." See more updates from NPR's political team in New Hampshire on the eve of Tuesday's primary.

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'The Big Dog' Bill Clinton Turns Into The Attack Dog Against Sanders In N.H.

NPR Top Stories - February 8, 2016 - 11:18am

The former president changed his tune and began to criticize Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Sunday evening in New Hampshire, a sign how worried the Clintons are about Sanders' momentum.

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Sorry, Sushi Burrito: Japanese Program Certifies Authentic Cuisine

NPR Top Stories - February 8, 2016 - 10:49am

In a world of Big Mac sushi and Cajun rolls, Japan is launching a new program to certify the 89,000 Japanese restaurants outside the country that uphold traditional washoku cuisine values.

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Damaged By Strong Storm Off Eastern U.S., Cruise Ship Heads Back To Port

NPR Top Stories - February 8, 2016 - 10:40am

The storm off of Cape Hatteras, N.C., was so severe that passengers were ordered to stay inside their cabins. The ship has been turned around and is now returning to its port in Bayonne, N.J.

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New Hampshire Celebrates A Century Of Voting First

NPR Top Stories - February 8, 2016 - 10:02am

The wrinkle New Hampshire added to the presidential election was holding a primary very early. Would candidates even countenance the idea of traipsing through the snow? It turned out that they would.

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Did Marshawn Lynch Just Announce His Retirement Without Using Any Words?

NPR Top Stories - February 8, 2016 - 9:00am

The Seahawks haven't officially said Lynch is retiring, and it's highly unlikely he would hold a news conference to banter with reporters

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Video Seems To Show Somali Airport Workers Had Role In Plane Bombing

NPR Top Stories - February 8, 2016 - 8:13am

CCTV footage seems to show airport workers handing off a suitcase to the bomber, who was the only casualty in the attack. He was sucked out of a hole in the side of the plane.

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Hold Your Nose And Take A Bite: The Odd Appeal Of A South Korean Fish Dish

NPR Top Stories - February 8, 2016 - 7:41am

Hongeo is skate fermented in its own urine and served sashimi-style. Despite its powerful ammonia smell, it's a beloved delicacy in parts of South Korea, and a vital part of the local fishing economy.

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Dozens Of Migrants Die After Boat Capsizes Off Of Turkey's Coast

NPR Top Stories - February 8, 2016 - 6:09am

The boat had been heading for the Greek island of Lesbos, reportedly taking a new route to avoid "intensified security measures to prevent migrant crossings."

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'Us' Vs. 'I' For Some Democrats In What Used To Be Clinton Country

NPR Top Stories - February 8, 2016 - 5:31am

Though Hillary Clinton still has her loyalists in New Hampshire, some former supporters are "feeling the Bern."

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Photos Of Cans Inside Taiwan Building's Pillars Help Spur Call For Safety Reviews

NPR Top Stories - February 8, 2016 - 4:31am

Dozens of people are still missing — but some survivors were still being pulled from rubble some 60 hours after the quake. Nearly all of the 38 reported deaths occurred in one building.

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High School Students Break Down The Super Bowl Ads

NPR Top Stories - February 8, 2016 - 4:00am

A New York City-based program aims to make students into critical media consumers.

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Why A Vote For An Establishment Candidate Could Be A Vote For Trump In N.H.

NPR Top Stories - February 8, 2016 - 3:00am

Under the state's delegate process, candidates who don't get at least 10 percent of the vote lose their delegates to the winner of the primary.

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The Best And The Worst Of Super Bowl Ads

NPR Top Stories - February 8, 2016 - 2:27am

There was little excitement in this year's crop of Super Bowl ads. Many of the best had already been seen on social media; the others were underwhelming.

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For Mardi Gras, Les Bon Temps Rouler In Mobile, Ala., Too

NPR Top Stories - February 8, 2016 - 2:02am

Most people think of New Orleans on Mardi Gras. But the pre-Lenten celebration has roots in another Gulf Coast city. Mobile, Ala., proudly bills itself as the "mother of mystics."

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WATCH: Republican Presidential Debate

NPR Top Stories - February 6, 2016 - 4:59pm

After skipping the last GOP debate and coming second in Iowa, Donald Trump will be center stage once again Saturday night.

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Barbershop: UofL Basketball Ban, Football Concussions And The NFL Women's Summit

NPR Top Stories - February 6, 2016 - 2:16pm

ESPN contributor Kevin Blackistone, Bloomberg View's Kavitha Davidson and The Washington Post's Wesley Lowery talk about the UofL basketball team, public opinion of the NFL, and women in sports.

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Danish Communities Integrate Refugees As Politicians Debate Limits

NPR Top Stories - February 6, 2016 - 2:16pm

As Denmark's politicians debate how many asylum seekers to let in, the country is working to better integrate the refugees already there.

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'National Review' On How Donald Trump Is Changing The Campaign

NPR Top Stories - February 6, 2016 - 2:16pm

The prominent conservative magazine National Review dedicated a whole issue to denouncing Donald Trump. Editor Rich Lowry talks about how Trump is reshaping the state of conservatism.

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Even Indie Bernie Feels the Undertow of Politics as Usual

NPR Top Stories - February 6, 2016 - 12:39pm

Sen. Bernie Sanders has honored his vow not to run negative campaign ads. But some of his ads convey a message tantamount to a subtweet — which quietly makes its point about rival Hillary Clinton.

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