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Spillover Beasts: Which Animals Pose The Biggest Viral Risk?

NPR Top Stories - June 21, 2017 - 3:08pm

Rodents, primates and bats likely carry hundreds of thousands of viruses we haven't yet identified. But how do you know which ones might infect humans?

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FBI Investigating Flint Airport Stabbing As Possible Act Of Terrorism

NPR Top Stories - June 21, 2017 - 2:37pm

The FBI identified the assailant as Amor Ftouhi of Quebec. He reportedly yelled "Allahu Akbar," or "God is great," before stabbing an airport police officer in the neck Wednesday in Flint, Mich.

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What To Know About Saudi Arabia's New Crown Prince And The Issues He Will Face

NPR Top Stories - June 21, 2017 - 2:22pm

Mohammed bin Salman is now first in line to the throne. At 31, he has already reshaped his country's role in the region. His biggest test will come as he tries to wean the kingdom off an oil economy.

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Summer's Just Begun, But The Southwestern U.S. Is Already Baking

NPR Top Stories - June 21, 2017 - 1:58pm

Parts of California, Nevada and Arizona are under excessive heat warnings through Sunday night.

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Democrats Seek Records On Jared Kushner As Administration Tries To Stifle Oversight

NPR Top Stories - June 21, 2017 - 1:40pm

"This is nonsense," Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, wrote to President Trump earlier this month, regarding the administration's narrow view of oversight.

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'Combat Medicine:' Afghanistan Vet Seeks To Help Others Through Hip-Hop

NPR Top Stories - June 21, 2017 - 1:00pm

A new hip-hop album by a veteran of the war in Afghanistan drops Wednesday. His target audience: fellow vets suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Portugal Wrests Control Over Wildfire That Killed More Than 60 People

NPR Top Stories - June 21, 2017 - 12:58pm

Investigation into what ignited the wildfires, and why they proved so deadly, is just beginning. Some people want a ban on plantings of eucalyptus: a common tree that is extremely flammable.

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After CEO Resignation, Is Uber Kalanick-less Or Kalanick-free?

NPR Top Stories - June 21, 2017 - 12:46pm

Few companies have had such a rapid fallout from such a vast number of crises stemming from the workplace culture perpetuated from the top, while appearing to be at the peak of its success.

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Fans Of Pakistan's Cricket Team Arrested For Sedition In India

NPR Top Stories - June 21, 2017 - 12:08pm

Last weekend's victory over India marked a seminal moment for the Pakistani national team. For some of the team's fans in India, however, celebrating the win spelled deep legal trouble.

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Former Milwaukee Officer Found Not Guilty In Shooting Death Of Black Man

NPR Top Stories - June 21, 2017 - 12:06pm

Dominique Heaggan-Brown, who was charged with reckless homicide, shot 23-year-old Sylville Smith last summer. It happened after two police officers stopped two men in a car, and the men ran away.

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Botched Choice For Afghan Army Uniforms Wasted Tens Of Millions Of U.S. Dollars

NPR Top Stories - June 21, 2017 - 11:32am

AU.S. government watchdog says the Defense Department procured uniforms in a camouflage pattern that is far more expensive than other options and likely inappropriate for the landscape in Afghanistan.

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Diageo Buys George Clooney's Tequila Company For Up To $1 Billion

NPR Top Stories - June 21, 2017 - 10:21am

The company sold its first bottles in 2013, after Clooney and a friend created a tequila to serve in their vacation homes in Cabo San Lucas.

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A Somber Queen's Speech Unveils A Brexit-Centric Agenda In The U.K.

NPR Top Stories - June 21, 2017 - 9:21am

The queen ditched the crown and royal robes for the speech, which lays out priorities for the new legislative session. On the agenda: Brexit, Brexit, Brexit — and a few other items, of course.

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Intel Signs On As An Olympic Sponsor, Promising Virtual Reality And 360-Degree Video

NPR Top Stories - June 21, 2017 - 9:07am

Intel's CEO says it "will accelerate the adoption of technology for the future of sports on the world's largest athletic stage."

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Planes, Road Burns And Snakes: 5 Things That Extreme Heat Brings

NPR Top Stories - June 21, 2017 - 9:05am

Parts of the Southwest and West are suffering through excessive heat, which is bringing problems beyond sweating and bad hair.

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CEOs Say They'll Sell Health Insurance Next Year, But Are Flying Blind

NPR Top Stories - June 21, 2017 - 8:52am

Health insurers have to let the government know Wednesday if they'll be selling policies on the federal exchange next year. But Congress has yet to tell them what those policies will cover.

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Shooting At GOP Baseball Practice Seems To Have Been Spontaneous, FBI Says

NPR Top Stories - June 21, 2017 - 8:10am

A top FBI official said the man who attacked a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Va., didn't appear to be targeting a specific individual. Investigators also believe he acted alone.

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What The Democratic Loss in Georgia Means For The Midterms

NPR Top Stories - June 21, 2017 - 6:58am

Everyone wants to take credit for wins, and fingers get pointed in every direction for losses. But what can be read into a special election more than a year out from congressional elections?

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Jump Rope Heroes: Watch School Kids Set A One-Minute Guinness World Record

NPR Top Stories - June 21, 2017 - 6:56am

In a blur of coordination, a team of 14 students blew away the old record for most skips through a single jump rope in one minute.

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Security Of State Election Systems The Focus Of Dueling Capitol Hill Hearings

NPR Top Stories - June 21, 2017 - 5:52am

Jeh Johnson, Homeland Security secretary during the 2016 election, testified before the House Intelligence Committee while the Senate Intelligence Committee heard from cybersecurity experts.

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