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An Avian Mystery: Rare Parrot Spotted In Wild For First Time In 15 Years

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

A solitary Spix's Macaw was spotted and caught on video flying over Bahia, Brazil. The origins of the bird are unknown, but conservators say its appearance represents "a new hope" for the area.

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With Trump In Scotland, Clinton Steps Up Barrage Against His 'Brexit' Response

NPR Top Stories - June 25, 2016 - 8:54am

After the U.K. voted to leave the European Union, Trump spoke on the move at his remodeled Scottish golf course. Clinton used those remarks as fodder for a message her campaign has been pushing hard.

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With A Zap, Scientists Create Low-Fat Chocolate

NPR Top Stories - June 25, 2016 - 8:29am

Scientists say they've figured out how to reduce the fat in milk chocolate by running it through an electric field. The result is healthier, but is it tastier?

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Pope Francis Urges World To Never Forget Armenian Genocide

NPR Top Stories - June 25, 2016 - 8:26am

His characterization of the slaughter of 1.5 million Armenians is likely to cause tensions with Turkey. He was not expected to use the term but then ad-libbed it into his prepared remarks.

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EU's Founding Members Urge The U.K. To Quickly Exit The Bloc

NPR Top Stories - June 25, 2016 - 5:13am

Six European Union foreign ministers at a crisis meeting in Berlin say they want to avoid a period of uncertainty, a day after referendum results showed that Britain has voted to leave the EU.

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What The 'Brexit' Means For The Pro Soccer World

NPR Top Stories - June 25, 2016 - 4:32am

NPR's Tom Goldman tells NPR's Scott Simon what the Brexit vote might mean for the world of professional soccer.

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Fire-Walkers At Motivational Seminar Treated For Minor Burn Injuries

NPR Top Stories - June 25, 2016 - 4:32am

There are times that the power of the mind is not enough. About 40 people who walked on hot coals at a Tony Robbins seminar in Dallas ended up with burns, with several landing in the hospital.

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Trump Lags Behind Clinton In 'Ground Game' Support

NPR Top Stories - June 25, 2016 - 4:32am

When running for office, you need a good "ground game." Some say Trump lacks what's needed to get out the vote. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Rob Jesmer, formerly with the RNC, about what that means.

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23 Killed In Historic West Virgina Flooding

NPR Top Stories - June 25, 2016 - 4:32am

Some of the worst flooding in the state in 100 years is being blamed for the deaths of more than 20 people. Reporter Ashton Marra tells Scott Simon that many died trapped in their cars and homes.

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Why A Semi-Automatic Rifle Owner Supports Stricter Gun Laws

NPR Top Stories - June 25, 2016 - 4:32am

Not all gun-rights advocates support the NRA's opposition to gun control. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Mike Weisser, a semi-automatic rifle owner and seller, who wants much stricter controls.

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Chicago Energized By Naitonal Gun Control Reform Movement

NPR Top Stories - June 25, 2016 - 4:32am

Gun control advocates in Chicago, where gun violence has reached epidemic proportions, are energized by this week's sit-in by Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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'The Hot Sardines' Album: French Fries & Champagne

NPR Top Stories - June 25, 2016 - 4:32am

"French Fries and Champagne" is The Hot Sardines' new album. Singer Elizabeth Bougerol and band leader Evan Palazzo tell NPR's Scott Simon Craigslist helped them turn their hobby into a music career.

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A Grisly, Humorous Dissection Of Morality In 'Anatomy Theatre'

NPR Top Stories - June 25, 2016 - 4:32am

It was once thought that evil resided inside the body. So murderers were dissected to find it. That macabre practice is the subject of a dark but funny new opera, "Anatomy Theatre."

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Novelist Chris Cleave On 'Brexit': 'We've Just Shot Ourselves In Both Feet'

NPR Top Stories - June 25, 2016 - 4:32am

Younger Britons overwhelmingly voted to stay in the European Union. NPR's Scott Simon talks to British novelist Chris Cleave about the reaction in London to the decision to leave.

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Pope Francis Denounces Armenian Genocide

NPR Top Stories - June 25, 2016 - 4:32am

To avoid angering Turkey, some are loathe to describe the killing of 1.5 million Armenians as genocide. Pope Francis, who's in Yerevan for the 100-year commemorations, is not shy about using the term.

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Obama Names LGBT Landmark As National Monument

NPR Top Stories - June 24, 2016 - 8:19am

The Stonewall National Monument in New York City will be the first addition to the national park system specifically highlighting the history of the LGBT community.

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Changes For Colon Cancer Screening: 5 Things To Know Now

NPR Top Stories - June 24, 2016 - 8:03am

A federal task force expanded the list of recommended colorectal cancer screening tests. Here's the lowdown on the tests and how they might be covered now and in the future by health insurance.

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Bernie Sanders Says He'll Vote For Clinton (Still No Endorsement, Though)

NPR Top Stories - June 24, 2016 - 7:12am

Sanders said Friday morning he will vote for Clinton in November because beating Trump is most important. But he said he's focused on the Democratic Party platform.

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Make Britain Great Again? Donald Trump's Remarkable Reaction To 'Brexit'

NPR Top Stories - June 24, 2016 - 6:46am

In Scotland, which voted against leaving the European Union, Donald Trump praised the vote to leave. He predicted it's a sign of a populist revolution to come across Europe — and the United States.

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In Armenia Visit, Pope Aims For Reconciliation In A Tense Region

NPR Top Stories - June 24, 2016 - 4:38am

Last year, Pope Francis called the Ottoman Empire's slaughter of Armenians "the first genocide of the 20th century," sparking a diplomatic spat with Turkey. He begins a 3-day visit to Armenia Friday.

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