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5 Living Ex-Presidents Appear On Stage For Hurricane Relief Concert

NPR Top Stories - October 21, 2017 - 11:23pm

Democrats Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter and Republicans George H.W. and George W. Bush were on stage in College Station, Texas, to try to unite the country after the recent storms.

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Astros Advance To The World Series By Shutting Out Yankees, 4-0

NPR Top Stories - October 21, 2017 - 9:25pm

The Houston Astros will face the Los Angeles Dodgers in the World Series. The Astros beat the New York Yankees 4-0 Saturday night in Houston — the series went seven games.

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Bannon Attacks George W. Bush After Ex-President Decried 'Nativism,' 'Bigotry'

NPR Top Stories - October 21, 2017 - 4:25pm

Former Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon, who has declared war on the GOP establishment, took aim at the former president saying "there has not been a more destructive presidency."

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Ban The Box: What This New Law Means For Potential Employees With A Criminal Record

NPR Top Stories - October 21, 2017 - 1:55pm

A law in California took effect preventing companies from requiring job applicants to disclose criminal histories. NPR's Lakshmi Singh talks with National Employment Law Project attorney Beth Avery.

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Barbershop: Let's Talk Bush, Bannon, Gold Star Families And Trump

NPR Top Stories - October 21, 2017 - 1:55pm

NPR's Lakshmi Singh talks with Mary Kate Cary, former speechwriter for President George H.W. Bush; Sarah Westwood of the Washington Examiner; and Danielle Belton, editor-in-chief of The Root.

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Spain Will Fire Catalonia Leaders, Force New Elections

NPR Top Stories - October 21, 2017 - 1:55pm

Spain's prime minister says he's firing the Catalan regional government and forcing elections in six months. Separatists flood Barcelona's streets in protest.

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A Look A The Health Crisis In Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria

NPR Top Stories - October 21, 2017 - 1:55pm

A month after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, millions of residents still don't have access to electricity or proper healthcare, and bacteria in the water has exposed many people to disease.

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Officer Killed In Niger Attack Laid To Rest In South Florida

NPR Top Stories - October 21, 2017 - 1:55pm

WLRN's Caitie Switalski reports from the funeral of Sgt. La David T. Johnson. He was the U.S. Army officer who was one of four U.S. troop members killed in Niger earlier this month.

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After 87 Years At The Smithsonian, Bones Of Alaska Natives Returned And Reburied

NPR Top Stories - October 21, 2017 - 1:55pm

About half of the village of Igiugig welcomed the return of 24 men, women and children for burial in their land. It took about two years for the repatriation of the remains to be approved.

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NAACP Elects New President, Will Assume More Political Non-Profit Tax Status

NPR Top Stories - October 21, 2017 - 12:29pm

The 108-year-old organization chose Derrick Johnson, who had served as interim president since July.

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Dozens Of Egyptian Police Killed In Desert Shootout

NPR Top Stories - October 21, 2017 - 8:48am

Sources told multiple news outlets that militants ambushed Egyptian police acting on what they believed was a tip on the location of a hideout.

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Spanish Prime Minister Takes Unprecedented Step To Dissolve Catalan Government

NPR Top Stories - October 21, 2017 - 7:06am

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced he was invoking a previously unused Spanish constitutional article to "restore order."

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In Florida, Felons Want Voting Rights Back As Soon As They Complete Their Sentences

NPR Top Stories - October 21, 2017 - 5:00am

Thousands of petitions are circulating across the state in an unprecedented grass-roots campaign to restore voting rights to almost 1.7 million people.

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California Wildfires Have Disrupted School For A Quarter Of A Million Students

NPR Top Stories - October 21, 2017 - 4:35am

Natural disasters have left millions of students across the U.S. out of school. The California wildfires have added to the tally, with dozens of districts and hundreds of schools affected.

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Close Encounters With Congress?

NPR Top Stories - October 21, 2017 - 4:20am

A congressional candidate in Florida has said she was taken aboard a spaceship when she was 7 years old. She does not mean at Disney World.

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Iowa Tries A New Domestic Violence Intervention: Mindfulness

NPR Top Stories - October 21, 2017 - 3:22am

Iowa has a new intervention program for domestic abusers, which aims to develop their emotional awareness. In early studies, the program outperformed traditional classes that address control issues.

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One Of New Zealand's Best Sailors Aims For Triple Crown In Round-The-World Race

NPR Top Stories - October 21, 2017 - 3:01am

Peter Burling has already won Olympic gold and the America's Cup. Soon he'll start the grueling Volvo Ocean Race. Sleep deprivation, freeze-dried food and giant waves are only some of the challenges.

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Trump Teases, Threatens And Dodges With 'We'll See What Happens'

NPR Top Stories - October 21, 2017 - 3:00am

President Trump frequently says "We will see what happens" about matters large and small, creating uncertainty for the media, members of his administration and even world leaders.

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'Impossible To Save': Scientists Are Watching China's Glaciers Disappear

NPR Top Stories - October 21, 2017 - 2:39am

Xinjiang has nearly 20,000 glaciers, half of China's total. They're all receding at a record pace — and will continue to melt, some scientists warn, even if global temperatures stop rising.

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DeVos Is Sued By 17 States; Richard Spencer And Colleges; Race and Student Loans

NPR Top Stories - October 21, 2017 - 2:38am

Plus a new Education Department employee opposes regulation in our weekly roundup of learning-related news.

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