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Author Traces Christianity's Path From 'Forbidden Religion' To A 'Triumph'

NPR Top Stories - March 20, 2018 - 9:04am

Religious scholar Bart Ehrman says that the early spread of Christianity transformed the entire history of the West — for better or worse. His new book is The Triumph Of Christianity.

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A Chinese Space Lab Will Soon Fall From The Sky. Where It Lands, No One Knows

NPR Top Stories - March 20, 2018 - 8:51am

Most of the Chinese space lab, the size of a city bus, will burn up in the atmosphere, but some debris may survive re-entry.

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Spending Bill Caught In Partisan Fight Ahead of Friday Deadline

NPR Top Stories - March 20, 2018 - 8:46am

A long-term spending bill has been delayed over partisan squabbling about unrelated measures, including health care, immigration and gun control.

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Senate Intel Committee Urges More Funding, IT Upgrades To Secure 2018 Election

NPR Top Stories - March 20, 2018 - 8:25am

Senators released a list of recommendations Tuesday that included an urgent call to give states more money and information to improve their elections.

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Washington Man Charged In Case Involving 'Gingerbread House' Full Of Child Porn

NPR Top Stories - March 20, 2018 - 8:23am

Investigators spent months searching for the owner of the elaborate treehouse hidden in a national forest near Seattle.

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Ohio GOP Introduces Bill To Ban Abortion

NPR Top Stories - March 20, 2018 - 7:47am

Under the legislation, abortions would be prohibited even in cases of rape, incest or danger to a woman's life.

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Illinois Primary: Democrats Wage Internal Battle, With Big Signs Of Party Enthusiasm

NPR Top Stories - March 20, 2018 - 7:01am

Centrist Democratic Rep. Dan Lipinski is battling a progressive challenger to avoid being the first incumbent to lose in 2018, as Democrats put up big numbers of candidates and donations.

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How Happy Is The Country With The Biggest Gains In Happiness?

NPR Top Stories - March 20, 2018 - 5:41am

Togo ranked last in 2015's World Happiness Report. This year, it moved up 17 spots — the most improved country in the world. What's the perspective from the ground?

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Shooting At Maryland High School Injures Two Students; Gunman Dead

NPR Top Stories - March 20, 2018 - 5:26am

Two students were injured when another student opened fire at Great Mills High School, according to the St. Mary's County sheriff. The shooter was confirmed dead after being taken to a hospital.

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Top Stories: New Texas Blast; U.K. Wants Search Warrant For Data Mining Firm

NPR Top Stories - March 20, 2018 - 5:25am

Also: Saudi Arabia's controversial Crown Prince meets President Trump today; Congress must pass a spending bill or the government faces a partial shutdown; and the last male Northern white rhino dies.

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WATCH: How A Tick Digs Its Hooks Into You

NPR Top Stories - March 20, 2018 - 5:04am

See how a tick sinks its hooks into a human for a long meal. And find out the best way to remove it.

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Decline In Hunters Threatens How U.S. Pays For Conservation

NPR Top Stories - March 20, 2018 - 2:31am

The steady drop is expected to accelerate in coming years, threatening the much-lauded model through which the U.S. has paid for conservation.

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Bomb That Exploded At A FedEx Facility Was Sent From, And To, Austin, Police Say

NPR Top Stories - March 20, 2018 - 2:20am

Police also found a second suspicious package in the FedEx system Tuesday. In the past week, Austin police have received 1,257 calls about suspicious packages.

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French Ex-President Questioned On Claims He Took Funds From Gadhafi

NPR Top Stories - March 20, 2018 - 1:49am

French officials have been investigating claims that former President Nicolas Sarkozy took 50 million euros from the Libyan regime to fund his successful 2007 presidential bid.

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U.K. Seeks Search Warrant On Cambridge Analytica; CEO Seen In Hidden Camera Report

NPR Top Stories - March 20, 2018 - 1:44am

Britain's information minister has demanded access to the company's servers. Meanwhile, a British media report details Alexander Nix discussing employing dirty tactics against political opponents.

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