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Olympic Gymnast McKayla Maroney Says She Was Molested For Years By Team Doctor

NPR Top Stories - 39 min 27 sec ago

The gold medalist says Dr. Larry Nassar claimed he was giving her "medically necessary treatment." She says the abuse began on a team trip when she was 13 years old.

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Veterans, Survivors' Groups Try To Shift The Conversation On Condolences

NPR Top Stories - 1 hour 1 min ago

"There is the feeling that all of this is diminishing our national character," one support group wrote, as a political debate unfolds over calls to the families of soldiers who died in combat.

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Kenyan Officials Say They Can't Guarantee Fair Process In Presidential Election

NPR Top Stories - 1 hour 41 min ago

Kenya's electoral confusion threatens to become a constitutional crisis. This comes as a senior electoral official resigned and fled to the U.S., saying the planned rerun of the presidential election in eight days is not guaranteed a fair process.

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President Trump Pivots On Bipartisan Health Care Bill

NPR Top Stories - 1 hour 41 min ago

President Trump said he supports a bipartisan effort that would effectively shore up the Affordable Care Act. But he's also distanced himself from it. What's behind the complicated politics at play?

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Majority Of Northern California Wildfire Victims Were 65 Or Older

NPR Top Stories - 1 hour 42 min ago

The majority of people who lost their lives in the northern California wildfires were age 65 or older. But what factors did the age of the victims have in their deaths?

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Former San Francisco 49er Colin Kaepernick Files Grievance Against NFL

NPR Top Stories - 1 hour 42 min ago

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Michael McCann of the Sports and Entertainment Law Institute at the University of New Hampshire School of Law about the latest move by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. He has filed a grievance against the NFL claiming he is the victim of a group boycott by team owners punishing him professionally for his political views.

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A Look At The Parallels Between U.S. Relations With North Korea And Iraq

NPR Top Stories - 1 hour 42 min ago

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Charles Duelfer, who led the Iraq Survey Group, about parallels between Saddam Hussein and George W. Bush's assumptions about each other, and Kim Jong Un and Trump's.

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Federal Judge Hears Arguments In Emoluments Clause Lawsuit Against Trump

NPR Top Stories - 1 hour 42 min ago

Today, attorneys for businesses saying they are being hurt by the Trump Hotel in D.C. told a federal judge why they should have standing to sue for enforcement of the Constitution's Emoluments Clause. The White House attorneys said the businesses have no standing to bring such a suit. The judge said he intends to rule in 30 to 60 days.

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Democrats Question Attorney General Sessions On Russia At Senate Judiciary Committee

NPR Top Stories - 1 hour 42 min ago

Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee today. There was no shortage of topics discussed — from police oversight and voting rights litigation to protections for the LGBT community and the administration's travel ban. But Democrats repeatedly pushed him on one topic in particular — Russia.

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How Fire Forensics Investigators Approach The Aftermath Of Wildfires

NPR Top Stories - 1 hour 42 min ago

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Fire Captain Specialist Ron Eldridge of Cal Fire about fire forensics and what approaches investigators take when they're faced with many miles of scorched earth, like the situation in northern California now.

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Virginia Democrat Could Make History As First Transgender State Lawmaker

NPR Top Stories - 1 hour 42 min ago

If Democrat Danica Roem wins her state house race in northern Virginia, she'll be the first transgender lawmaker in the state. She's running against a longtime Republican known for his opposition to LGBT rights.

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Singer Gord Downie Of The Tragically Hip Dies At 53

NPR Top Stories - 1 hour 42 min ago

The rock singer Gord Downie died today after a long battle with brain cancer. The lead singer of the beloved Canadian band The Tragically Hip was 53. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Talia Schlanger, host and radio producer at World Cafe, about Downie's music and legacy.

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How Other Terrorist Organizations Could Benefit From ISIS' Loss Of Raqqa

NPR Top Stories - 1 hour 42 min ago

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Ali Soufan, former FBI terrorism investigator, and author of the book Anatomy of Terror. They discuss reports that Al-Qaida is actively recruiting ISIS fighters.

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More Rain In Puerto Rico Brings Misery To Those With Damaged Roofs

NPR Top Stories - 1 hour 42 min ago

Puerto Rico has had steady rain this week, meaning misery for those whose roofs were damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Maria. Across the island, frustration is building over delays in the distribution and installation of the tarps usually provided by FEMA and the Army Corps of Engineers.

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At Ron Brown College Preparatory High School, Students Are Kings, Not Kids

NPR Top Stories - 1 hour 42 min ago

Washington D.C. has created a public school designed to meet the needs of young men of color. Reporters from NPR and Education Week, spent the past year documenting the birth of this new school.

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In New Cookbook, Acclaimed Indian Restaurant Finally Spills Its Secrets

NPR Books - 2 hours 55 min ago

Rasika, a top eatery in Washington, D.C., is famous for its crispy spinach and modern twists on classic dishes. Now the owner and chef are sharing some of their prized — and adventurous — recipes.

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Where Do We Come From?

NPR Books - 7 hours 17 min ago

Look in a microscope to find out.

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'A Line In The Dark' Is A Fresh Approach To The Teen Thriller

NPR Books - 8 hours 23 min ago

Malinda Lo's new book sets up a classic conflict — townie kids versus prep schoolers — and adds nuanced queer characters. Despite a flawed second half, A Line in the Dark has much to offer.

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Man Found After 137 Days Adrift In Sailboat. And It's Not His First Rescue

NPR Top Stories - 9 hours 31 min ago

Rimas Meleshyus has been lost at sea in small boats for much of his sailing career. The latest voyage landed him at the island of Saipan after yet another ill-fated adventure.

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Federal Judge In Maryland Blocks Trump's Latest Travel Ban Attempt

NPR Top Stories - 10 hours 1 min ago

District Judge Theodore Chuang wrote, "This Preliminary Injunction is granted on a nationwide basis and prohibits the enforcement of Section 2 of Presidential Proclamation 9645 in all places."

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