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Rosenstein Says Most Important Part Of The Job Is To Maintain Public Confidence

NPR Top Stories - June 21, 2017 - 4:04am

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has been taking heat from the president, friends of the fired FBI director and members of Congress. He said he wants to protect the Justice Department brand.

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Saudi King Deposes Crown Prince And Names 31-Year-Old Son As New Heir

NPR Top Stories - June 21, 2017 - 3:44am

Saudi Arabia's new successor to the throne is 50 years younger than the current monarch. He's known for his social and economic views, as well as leading the Saudi military.

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Uber Must Find A New CEO After Travis Kalanick Resigns

NPR Top Stories - June 21, 2017 - 3:37am

Kalanick reportedly agreed to resign after a shareholder revolt and scandals involving the workplace environment. An ex-Uber engineer had blogged about how her sexual harassment case was mishandled.

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How Do You Become The Best Cheesemonger In The World?

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

Three Americans and their coach traveled to a prestigious competition in France to try to win a place among the world's best go-to cheese stewards. And this year, for the first time, one of them did.

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Survivors Of Childhood Diseases Struggle To Find Care As Adults

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

A few decades ago, babies born with conditions such as congenital heart disease or cystic fibrosis often didn't survive past childhood. Now many live longer, but adult medicine has not kept pace.

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5 Questions Ahead Of The Election Hacking Hearings

NPR Top Stories - June 21, 2017 - 12:00am

Russia's efforts to interfere with last year's elections will be front and center during two hearings on Capitol Hill on Wednesday.

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Uber Founder Resigns Under Pressure As CEO, Reports Say

NPR Top Stories - June 20, 2017 - 11:19pm

Travis Kalanick has stepped down as CEO of the ride-hailing service, according to The New York Times. The paper says five of Uber's major investors demanded Kalanick resign immediately.

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Mattel Introduces New Diverse Ken Dolls; Hopes To Reverse Sales Slump

NPR Top Stories - June 20, 2017 - 9:50pm

The toymaker rolled out 15 new dolls Tuesday with an array of body types, hairstyles and skin tones.

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Carla Fendi, Former President Of Luxury Fashion Brand, Dies

NPR Top Stories - June 20, 2017 - 9:11pm

Fendi helped propel the label to international fame. She was 79.

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What To Make Of Philando Castile's Death, One Year Later

NPR Top Stories - June 20, 2017 - 8:01pm

In the aftermath of the acquittal of the officer who shot and killed Philando Castile, we've rounded up some of the compelling writing about this case — and police shootings — over the past year.

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Michael Brown's Parents Settle Wrongful Death Lawsuit With Ferguson, Mo.

NPR Top Stories - June 20, 2017 - 7:48pm

Brown's parents sued after their son, who was black, was shot and killed by a white police officer in August 2014. The shooting sparked nationwide protests.

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Authorities Release Dashcam Video From Shooting Of Philando Castile

NPR Top Stories - June 20, 2017 - 5:32pm

The dashcam footage comes from the squad car of Minnesota police officer Jeronimo Yanez, who was acquitted last week in the shooting death of Castile during a traffic stop in July 2016.

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The Daily White House Briefing: 'Must-See TV' With An Uncertain Future

NPR Top Stories - June 20, 2017 - 4:54pm

There has been a rising storm of high dudgeon among the national media in recent days because the daily briefings have been closed to cameras — when the briefings happened at all.

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Republicans Hold Georgia House Seat, Dashing Democrats' Hopes

NPR Top Stories - June 20, 2017 - 3:00pm

Karen Handel, a former GOP state official in Georgia, defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff, a 30-year-old documentary filmmaker. Democrats have been unable to pick up a seat in any special election this year.

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Soldiers Shoot 'Terror Attack' Suspect At Brussels Train Station

NPR Top Stories - June 20, 2017 - 2:57pm

Belgian troops patrolling the station shot the suspect after a small explosion went off.

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Police Say 'Road Rage' Led To Murder Of Muslim Girl In Virginia

NPR Top Stories - June 20, 2017 - 12:08pm

There's no indication so far that Darwin Martinez Torres was motivated by race or religion, according to authorities. But Nabra Hassanen's father believes she was targeted because she was Muslim.

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Trump's Business Empire: An Update On His Sources Of Revenue

NPR Top Stories - June 20, 2017 - 11:53am

As a presidential candidate last year, Trump had to disclose his sources of revenues. Now in office, the president has voluntarily updated the information about the Trump Organization's businesses.

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A Pioneer In 'Flat-Fee Primary Care' Had To Close Its Clinics. What Went Wrong?

NPR Top Stories - June 20, 2017 - 11:38am

Many patients liked the Qliance approach, which gave them unlimited access to a provider for a modest fee, and freed doctors from insurance paperwork. But critics say the approach may not be viable.

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Upworthy Was One Of The Hottest Sites Ever. You Won't Believe What Happened Next

NPR Top Stories - June 20, 2017 - 11:35am

After popularizing sensational headlines and taking your news feed by storm, Upworthy seemingly fell off a cliff. Its story reveals just as much about Facebook as it does about why we click.

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It's Too Hot For Some Planes To Fly In Phoenix

NPR Top Stories - June 20, 2017 - 11:21am

Temperatures were expected to climb as high as 120 degrees there on Tuesday — too high for some smaller planes to handle.

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