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Kobach Trial Ends, Judge Now Deliberating On Kansas Voting

NPR Top Stories - March 21, 2018 - 9:13am

The trial has ended in the lawsuit alleging Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's requirements to register to vote in his state are unreasonable. A federal judge will rule on the suit by the fall.

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Abducted By Boko Haram, Now Posing With Lady Liberty In Times Square

NPR Top Stories - March 21, 2018 - 9:09am

Hauwa and Ya Kaka aren't typical teens. This month they came to the U.S. to speak up for the thousands of abductees still being held. But they also made time for tourist fun.

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March A Fairweather Friend As Serious Storms Hit East And West Coasts

NPR Top Stories - March 21, 2018 - 8:56am

A rough start to spring for residents on both sides of the country. Southern Californians braced for rain and potential mudslides while residents of the Northeast dealt with heavy snow Wednesday.

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Teachers And Those Magical OK Go Videos: A Match Made In Science?

NPR Top Stories - March 21, 2018 - 8:40am

If you're a rock band, and thousands of teachers and students are using your hugely popular music videos in the classroom, Why not help them out?

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Mark Anthony Conditt: What We Know About The Austin Bomber

NPR Top Stories - March 21, 2018 - 8:29am

With a bombing spree seemingly over, interest now turns to the chief suspect in the attacks that struck fear and anxiety into thousands of people.

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Authorities In Austin Say Latest Package Bombs Sent By Same Person

NPR Top Stories - March 20, 2018 - 9:13pm

One package bomb found on Tuesday at a FedEx facility near San Antonio injured an employee when it went off. A second suspicious package at another facility in Austin was "secured" officials say.

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Lawsuits Force Alleged Trump Affairs, Sexual Misconduct Claims Back Into Public Eye

NPR Top Stories - March 20, 2018 - 7:42pm

A former Playboy model is suing a company she says is trying to keep her silent about her alleged relationship with the president, while a judge rules a defamation suit against him can move forward.

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1 Man Injured As Authorities In Austin Respond To Another Reported Explosion

NPR Top Stories - March 20, 2018 - 5:22pm

Authorities in Austin, Texas, responded to another explosion Tuesday night. They said a man in his 30s was seriously injured. It's unclear if this is related to a series of other deadly blasts.

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Woman Who Took In Nikolas Cruz Before Parkland Shooting Feared His Interest In Guns

NPR Top Stories - March 20, 2018 - 5:03pm

Rocxanne Deschamps, a woman who had opened her home to the alleged high school shooter, told reporters she tried in vain to prevent him from getting firearms. She had been a friend of his mother.

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Minneapolis Officer Faces Murder, Manslaughter Charges In Shooting Of Unarmed Woman

NPR Top Stories - March 20, 2018 - 3:36pm

A Minnesota prosecutor says a Minneapolis police officer 'abused his authority to use deadly force' when he killed an Australian woman who was approaching his squad car to report a possible crime.

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What Did Cambridge Analytica Do During The 2016 Election?

NPR Top Stories - March 20, 2018 - 3:22pm

The company says it was essential to President Trump's victory but both Trump and other former clients are downplaying the role of its trademark psychological profiling.

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Talking About Periods in Public

NPR Top Stories - March 20, 2018 - 3:19pm

Five people tackle the taboo of periods, simply by talking about them out in the open.

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Bodies of 39 Kidnapped Indian Workers Found In Mass Grave In Iraq

NPR Top Stories - March 20, 2018 - 1:43pm

DNA analysis of remains prove that the men who were abducted in 2014 were killed. Government officials say the victims, found in a village outside of Mosul, were murdered by ISIS.

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Classroom Skeleton: Whose Bones Are These?

NPR Top Stories - March 20, 2018 - 12:58pm

Remember that skeleton hanging in the front of your classroom? In some schools, those were actual human remains. We used science to figure out the story behind one of them.

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Democrats Grill DeVos On Guns, Schools And Money

NPR Top Stories - March 20, 2018 - 12:51pm

The education secretary was on Capitol Hill to talk about the proposed budget for her department. She got an earful from Democrats.

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What Questions Do You Have About Facebook And Your Personal Data?

NPR Top Stories - March 20, 2018 - 12:27pm

Facebook is under intense pressure after it admitted that analytics firm Cambridge Analytica got access to millions of users' personal data. NPR wants to know how users are feeling.

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From Clues To Capture: Forensics, Profiling And The Hunt In Austin

NPR Top Stories - March 20, 2018 - 12:21pm

Former FBI agent Mary Ellen O'Toole discusses the role of forensic and behavioral experts in catching a serial criminal in an investigation like the bombing probe in Texas.

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Austin Mayor Steve Adler Discusses Series Of Bombings Happening Throughout City

NPR Top Stories - March 20, 2018 - 12:21pm

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Austin, Texas Mayor Steve Adler about the series of bombings that have been happening in city.

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Austin Community Enacting New Security Measures After Series Of Bombings

NPR Top Stories - March 20, 2018 - 12:21pm

As authorities in Texas investigate the explosion of what is believed to be a fifth bomb, people in Austin are worried. Schools, businesses and residents are putting new security measures in place.

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President Trump Adds New Lawyer To His Legal Team

NPR Top Stories - March 20, 2018 - 12:21pm

President Trump has added a new lawyer to his legal team — one who's been vocal about attacking the Justice Department. He's not the only member of that legal team to do so.

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