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North Korean Athletes Will March With South Koreans At Pyeongchang Olympics

NPR Top Stories - 15 hours 27 min ago

The two countries will also form a unified women's hockey team to compete in the Winter Olympics in February. The North will send a cheering squad to support its delegation.

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Do You Have The Right To Plead Not Guilty When Your Lawyer Disagrees?

NPR Top Stories - 15 hours 49 min ago

The Supreme Court hears arguments in a case in which the defendant's lawyer told the jury he was guilty over the defendant's explicit objection.

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Bright Light, Sonic Boom As Meteor Streaks Across Southern Michigan

NPR Top Stories - 15 hours 50 min ago

The space rock punched through the clouds near Detroit just after 8 p.m. with a boom that shook houses and registered magnitude 2.0 on U.S. Geological Survey instruments.

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'Racial Impostor Syndrome': Here Are Your Stories

NPR Top Stories - 16 hours 55 min ago

We got more than 100 letters from our listeners about how y'all feel like fakes. Here are some of our favorites.

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Protesting Is Uncomfortable. Should It Be Easier?

NPR Top Stories - 17 hours 13 min ago

This week on Ask Code Switch, a question from a Florida high school student who wants to know how to fight against injustice without antagonizing his teachers.

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Majority Of National Park Service Board Resigns, Citing Administration Indifference

NPR Top Stories - 17 hours 31 min ago

The chairman of the board, former Alaska Gov. Tony Knowles, said in a letter that the Department of the Interior showed no interest in engaging with its members.

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As Mueller Investigation Has Become Politicized, Americans Are Split On Its Fairness

NPR Top Stories - 18 hours 12 min ago

The Russia probe is largely viewed with a political tint, but most Americans believe the special counsel should be allowed to finish the investigation, according to an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll.

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Home Care Agencies Often Wrongly Deny Medicare Help To The Chronically Ill

NPR Top Stories - 18 hours 13 min ago

Home health firms sometimes turn away Medicare beneficiaries who have chronic health problems by incorrectly claiming Medicare won't pay for their services, say advocates for patients.

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Here's Just How Little Confidence Americans Have In Political Institutions

NPR Top Stories - 18 hours 13 min ago

A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds that Congress, the political parties and the media rank among the least-trusted U.S. institutions in the age of President Trump.

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Opioid Crisis Blamed For Sharp Increase In Accidental Deaths In U.S.

NPR Top Stories - 18 hours 28 min ago

Accidental deaths, which include overdoses, have become the third-leading killer for Americans for the first time in more than a century, according to the National Safety Council.

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No Closer To DACA Deal, Republicans Push Plan B To Keep Government Open

NPR Top Stories - 20 hours 6 min ago

GOP lawmakers want a compromise to prevent a shutdown for at least another month. But many Democrats have promised a no-vote unless protections for "Dreamers" are part of the bargain.

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Ex-CIA Officer Arrested On Suspicion Of Exposing U.S. Spy Network In China

NPR Top Stories - 20 hours 48 min ago

Jerry Chung Shing Lee, 53, was arrested at New York's JFK Airport on Monday, capping a six-year investigation that began when the FBI searched his hotel room in 2012, uncovering classified notes.

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What Stories Do You Want From Code Switch In 2018?

NPR Top Stories - January 16, 2018 - 9:18pm

New year, new stories. Let us know which topics, stories and notable people you want us to cover in the coming year.

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Naval Commanders In 2 Deadly Ship Collisions To Be Charged With Negligent Homicide

NPR Top Stories - January 16, 2018 - 5:02pm

A total of 17 crew members were killed. The two incidents called into question the Navy's training procedures and preparation.

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Ronny Jackson: The White House Doctor Who Gave Trump A Clean Bill Of Health

NPR Top Stories - January 16, 2018 - 4:16pm

The Navy rear admiral found himself in the spotlight Tuesday as he offered a folksy and authoritative update on the president's physical exam.

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Man Ruptures His Throat By Stifling A Big Sneeze, Prompting Doctors' Warning

NPR Top Stories - January 16, 2018 - 2:57pm

Not long after he suppressed a powerful sneeze, the patient's neck began swelling, crackling and popping. It was a rare case — and he recovered — but doctors say there's a moral here: Just let it rip.

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Turning Soybeans Into Diesel Fuel Is Costing Us Billions

NPR Top Stories - January 16, 2018 - 2:43pm

The law that requires America to turn some of its soybeans into diesel fuel for trucks has created a new industry. But it's costing American consumers about $5 billion each year.

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Veteran Sues After Scalpel Found Inside His Body 4 Years After Surgery

NPR Top Stories - January 16, 2018 - 2:38pm

"It's a level of incompetence that's almost incomprehensible," the plaintiff's lawyer tells NPR. The surgical instrument had been causing him abdominal pain for four years before it was discovered.

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DOJ Plans To Ask The Supreme Court To Intervene On DACA

NPR Top Stories - January 16, 2018 - 2:29pm

Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants the high court to reverse a decision out of California forcing the government to resume accepting DACA applications. He said the ruling defies common sense.

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We Asked, You Answered: What Shaped Trump's View Of Poor Countries?

NPR Top Stories - January 16, 2018 - 2:22pm

Is it fair to make a connection between the president's comments and the way aid groups and the media portray poverty? Our readers weigh in.

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