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Wichita Man Sentenced To 20 Years In Airport Bomb Plot

NPR Top Stories - 1 hour 33 min ago

Terry Loewen, who pleaded guilty to attempting to drive an explosives-laden vehicle and detonate it at an airport in Wichita, Kan., has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison.

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150 Classified Messages In Latest Batch Of Clinton Emails

NPR Top Stories - 1 hour 33 min ago

Hillary Clinton has said she neither sent nor received emails marked classified on her personal server. But 150 of the emails to be released Monday night have now been labeled "confidential."

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5-Hour Line Turns Barbecue Pilgrims Into Cash Cow For Locals

NPR Top Stories - 1 hour 54 min ago

At Franklin Barbecue in Austin, Texas, people start lining up at 5 a.m. to get a taste of world-famous brisket. The line has become such a fixture that it's become a business opportunity for locals.

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Uber Faces $300,000 Fine, Court Case From Philadelphia Regulators

NPR Top Stories - 2 hours 8 min ago

The ride-hailing service has served more than 1 million customers in Philadelphia, despite operating under disputed terms for nearly a year.

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Are Women Better Tasters Than Men?

NPR Top Stories - 2 hours 12 min ago

Many in the wine and beer industry claim women have a keener sense of smell, and thus taste, than do men. Sensory scientists who've tackled this question say there's something to this.

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Prosecutor Says Texas Gunman 'Unloaded The Entire Pistol Into Deputy'

NPR Top Stories - 2 hours 54 min ago

Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson says Miles ran up behind Sheriff Deputy Darren Goforth and shot him 15 times.

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The Restaurant With No (Visible) Workers

NPR Top Stories - 3 hours 10 min ago

A new, highly automated restaurant in San Francisco looks to speed up service through efficiency. You won't see any people taking your order or serving you at Eatsa, a fast-casual quinoa eatery.

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Self-Help Author And Speaker Wayne Dyer Dies At 75

NPR Top Stories - 3 hours 57 min ago

Many of his fans saw Dyer's own life story — he grew up an orphan in Detroit — as proof of the power of his ideas.

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Bucking Trend, Ohio Doctor Opens Clinic That Provides Abortion Services

NPR Top Stories - 4 hours 12 min ago

Ohio has put many restrictions on abortion. Since 2010, about half the clinics performing the procedure in the state have closed. But Dr. David Burkons sees offering abortion as part of patient care.

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When You See 'Trump' On A Building, It Might Not Be What You Think

NPR Top Stories - 4 hours 49 min ago

Plenty of buildings still boast Donald Trump's name in Manhattan, where he became famous as a real estate developer. But he doesn't actually own most of them — and never has.

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Oliver Sacks: A Neurologist At The 'Intersection Of Fact And Fable'

NPR Top Stories - 5 hours 35 min ago

The neurologist, who died Sunday, saw "infinitely moving, dramatic, romantic situations" during his decades studying the human brain. Fresh Air remembers Sacks with two interviews from 1985 and 2012.

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Notorious Cocaine Dealers' Release Requests Test New Sentencing Guidelines

NPR Top Stories - 5 hours 56 min ago

A man who helped flood Washington, D.C., with drugs in the 1980s wants to reduce his sentence using guidelines that help drug offenders secure early release. A federal judge doesn't seem convinced.

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Brady, Goodell Don't Reach Deal; Judge Will Rule On 'Deflategate'

NPR Top Stories - 6 hours 13 min ago

Also, Jane Rosenberg, the sketch artist whose vision of Brady at his first appearance in federal court sparked a flood of commentary, issued a new sketch of the quarterback.

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Pennsylvania Falls Short Of Little League World Series Title, But Not To Fans

NPR Top Stories - 6 hours 22 min ago

The Red Land Little League team of Lewisberry, Pa., had an eight-run lead but lost to a team from Tokyo, 18-11. The combined 29 runs set a record for a championship game.

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Thai Police Issue Arrest Warrants For 2 More Bombing Suspects

NPR Top Stories - 8 hours 46 min ago

Over the weekend, police arrested a man whom they have not charged. Police, however, gave themselves the $84,000 reward for tips leading to an arrest.

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How Shows Like 'Will & Grace' And 'Black-ish' Can Change Your Brain

NPR Top Stories - 9 hours 25 min ago

Go ahead, use this article to justify binge-watching Orange Is The New Black all weekend.

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Kanye Is Running For President And One Other Must-Watch VMA Moment

NPR Top Stories - 12 hours 8 min ago

Perhaps the most controversial moment came when Nicki Minaj took on Miley Cyrus. It'll be the talk of the water cooler today, so you might as well take a look.

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Why Utah Is The Only State Trying To Track And Limit SWAT-Style Tactics

NPR Top Stories - 12 hours 28 min ago

For all the talk of police militarization, no reliable statistics exist on the number of raids by SWAT or other heavily armed tactical teams. There are no federal or state tallies — except in Utah.

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EU Ministers Call Emergency Meeting To Discuss Migrant Crisis

NPR Top Stories - 12 hours 59 min ago

Europe has seen an unprecedented number of migrants and asylum seekers reach its borders. EU ministers called the meeting, in part, to try to decide which migrants are treated as refugees.

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Through Soccer, Teen Migrants Rebuild Lives And Meet Pope Francis

NPR Top Stories - 14 hours 28 min ago

During his U.S. visit in September, the pope is set to meet with unaccompanied minors from Central America who have formed a youth soccer team co-sponsored by New York's Catholic Charities.

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