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Dr. Heimlich Uses His Maneuver For The First Time, Saves 87-Year-Old Woman

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2016 - 12:25pm

A retirement-home dinner became quite an event for Henry Heimlich. The 96-year-old is famous for inventing a technique to help people who are choking, but he had never performed it himself.

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Entering Final Primary Stretch, Clinton And Sanders Fight For A California Win

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2016 - 12:05pm

Hillary Clinton could lose California's primary on June 7 and still win the Democratic nomination, but she and Sanders are campaigning hard there in hopes of closing out the season on a high note.

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Verizon, Labor Unions Reach Tentative Deal To End Weeks-Long Strike

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2016 - 11:53am

Labor Secretary Thomas Perez announced the agreement in principle and says he expects workers will be back on the job next week.

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Working Horses Can Now Breathe A Whinny Of Relief

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2016 - 11:37am

The World Organisation For Animal Health has adopted its first standards to provide good care for equines — part of a broad agenda at its just-concluded powwow.

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'Near-Normal' Atlantic Hurricane Forecast Could Mean More Storms

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2016 - 11:13am

The past three hurricane seasons have been considered below normal, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says. This season, NOAA predicts about four to eight hurricanes in the Atlantic.

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23 Athletes Test Positive After Samples From London Olympics Rechecked

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2016 - 11:02am

The news follows revelations last week that retested samples from 31 athletes in the 2008 Beijing Games had suspicious results.

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U.N. Panel Blocks Accreditation Bid By Committee To Protect Journalists

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2016 - 10:57am

The Committee to Protect Journalists confronted a "Kafka-esque" process — put off for years, then blocked by countries including China, which it calls the biggest jailer of journalists in the world.

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Slammed, Hurled and Pummeled: The Life Of A Pit Crew

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2016 - 10:03am

It takes an IndyCar pit crew about seven seconds to replace four tires and refuel. It's high stakes on race day and a lot can go wrong in the pits. One misstep can cost a race — or worse.

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Chef Eddie Huang On Cultural Identity And 'Intestine Sticky Rice Hot Dog'

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2016 - 9:13am

Huang and his brothers, Evan and Emery, headed to China to reconnect with their culture, to eat lots and lots of food — and to cook. He's documented his travels in his new book, Double Cup Love.

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Zimbabwe Pardons Thousands Of Prisoners Because Of Overcrowding, Food Shortages

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2016 - 8:54am

The move by President Robert Mugabe has reportedly emptied one women's prison of all but two inmates serving life sentences. All juveniles are said to have been pardoned.

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Late-Night Host Jimmy Kimmel Is Negotiating A Presidential Debate. It Makes Sense

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2016 - 8:05am

Just after Bernie Sanders thanked Kimmel for possibly securing the debate last night, Kimmel made a Batman vs. Superman joke about Democratic superdelegates.

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Doctors Without Borders Evacuating Key Syrian Hospital Amid ISIS Offensive

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2016 - 7:34am

ISIS reportedly has seized villages near Syria's border with Turkey, trapping tens of thousands of civilians. The evacuated hospital outside Azaz is the aid group's largest medical facility in Syria.

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Is Virginia Health Insurer's Decision To Drop Bronze Plans An Omen?

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2016 - 6:57am

Bronze plans provide the least generous coverage of the four tiers on insurance marketplaces, paying 60 percent of benefits, on average, compared with 70 percent for the more popular silver plans.

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41 Secret Service Staffers Disciplined For Accessing Private Files On Congressman

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2016 - 5:05am

The punishment includes, in some cases, suspensions without pay for improperly reviewing records about Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz. An employee who leaked data to the press has resigned.

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Hokule'a, The Hawaiian Canoe Traveling The World By A Map Of The Stars

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2016 - 3:25am

A voyaging canoe built to revive the centuries-old tradition of Hawaiian exploration is circumnavigating the globe. Its crew has already traveled 26,000 miles navigating with the sun, stars and waves.

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Pittsburgh Stops Tampa Bay In Game 7, Will Face San Jose For Stanley Cup

NPR Top Stories - May 26, 2016 - 8:20pm

Sharks vs. Penguins is not typically an even matchup in the wild, but those are the two teams that will play for the Stanley Cup starting Monday. It will be San Jose's first appearance in the Finals.

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New England, Back Away From The Seal Pups

NPR Top Stories - May 26, 2016 - 4:58pm

Please do not take selfies with the animals, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration asks. It's pupping season, so there may be a tempting number of seals about this weekend.

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Manipulative Editing Reflects Poorly On Couric And Her Gun Documentary

NPR Top Stories - May 26, 2016 - 4:11pm

In the film, Couric asks gun owners a question and is met with dumbstruck silence. That's not what happened in the interview. Instead, NPR's David Folkenflik says, it was a foolish directorial choice.

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Another Year, Another Impasse As 2 Win Scripps National Spelling Bee

NPR Top Stories - May 26, 2016 - 3:49pm

The spellers made it through 25 championship rounds to be named co-winners. Nihar Saireddy Janga was among the youngest in the finals; Jairam Jagadeesh Hathwar follows his brother, a 2014 co-champ.

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More Than A Dozen Rescued From Kentucky Cave

NPR Top Stories - May 26, 2016 - 3:27pm

Floodwaters trapped the cavers on Thursday. Four managed to escape, and then 19 more finally made it out in the evening.

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