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Police: 1 Suspect In Custody In N.Y.

NPR Top Stories - 7 hours 29 min ago

An explosion in the subway beneath the New York Port Authority bus terminal shook Midtown Manhattan on Monday morning. The NYPD reports one suspect in custody.

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In Effort To Court Drivers, Lyft Offering Education Discounts

NPR Top Stories - 9 hours 2 min ago

Lyft is offering education benefits, a move aimed at recruiting and retaining drivers in its competition with Uber. But it raises a question about what these companies owe their workforces.

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Suspect In Manhattan Subway Blast Was Wearing 'Low-Tech' Device

NPR Top Stories - 10 hours 56 sec ago

"This was an attempted terrorist attack," New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said during a news conference near the site of the blast. The male suspect was among four people who were injured.

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Saudi Arabia Announces Opening Of Cinemas For First Time In 35 Years

NPR Top Stories - 11 hours 42 min ago

The announcement is part of social and economic reforms undertaken by the kingdom's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

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Venezuela's Ruling Socialists Sweep Mayoral Races Amid Opposition Boycott

NPR Top Stories - 12 hours 2 min ago

President Nicolás Maduro said any party that did not participate in Sunday's vote will be barred from next year's presidential election.

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Top Stories: California Fires Spread; Stunning Alabama Senate Race Ending

NPR Top Stories - 12 hours 27 min ago

Also: Vice President Pence won't meet Palestinian leader Abbas on an upcoming visit; Bitcoin futures trading surges; and President Trump's economic populism claims compared to the GOP tax plan.

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Could Probiotics Protect Kids From A Downside Of Antibiotics?

NPR Top Stories - 12 hours 47 min ago

Many marketing claims about the potential benefits of probiotics have raced ahead of the science, say researchers who are now trying to catch up. One NIH study is investigating kids' gut microbes.

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Worries Grow In Hong Kong As China Pushes Its Official Version Of History In Schools

NPR Top Stories - 13 hours 1 min ago

A new proposed curriculum for Hong Kong schools is missing key parts of modern Chinese history. The struggle over education is the latest battle with China over how the city is governed.

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The Crazy, Unbelievable Alabama Senate Race Careens To An End

NPR Top Stories - 13 hours 3 min ago

Roy Moore was already a controversial nominee. Then sexual assault allegations roiled the Alabama special election and created a tight contest with Democrat Doug Jones for a critical Senate seat.

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The Myth Of Trump's Economic Populism, As Proven By The Tax Bill

NPR Top Stories - 13 hours 3 min ago

The tax bill provided an opportunity for President Trump to show his priorities. But so much of it is traditionally Republican and doesn't offer the kind of help for the working class he promised.

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Bitcoin Futures Surge In First Day Of Trading

NPR Top Stories - 14 hours 54 min ago

January contracts for the skyrocketing digital currency opened at just under $15,500 on Sunday and had spiked to more than $18,000 hours later.

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Firefighters Lose Ground On Largest Of California Fires

NPR Top Stories - December 11, 2017 - 00:20

Over the weekend, the Thomas Fire had been declared 15 percent contained, but on Sunday, officials downgraded that to just 10 percent as the fire spread north, encompassing 230,000 acres.

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Simeon Booker, Dean Of Washington's Black Press Corps, Dies At 99

NPR Top Stories - December 10, 2017 - 23:19

Booker chronicled the civil rights movement, and is credited with helping to deliver the 1955 story of Emmitt Till's murder to a national audience.

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Poll: Discrimination Against Women Is Common Across Races, Ethnicities, Identities

NPR Top Stories - December 10, 2017 - 23:03

New results from an NPR poll show sexism and discrimination against women is widespread and pervasive. Sexual harassment is just one of many challenges women experience in daily life.

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Window Blind Cords Still Pose A Deadly Risk To Children

NPR Top Stories - December 10, 2017 - 23:02

Nearly one child a month dies after being entangled in window blind cords, despite years of effort to reduce the toll. A new industry standard to remove most corded blinds from the market may help.

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Examining The Role Self Awareness Plays In Sexual Harassment

NPR Books - December 10, 2017 - 16:32

Many people accused of sexual harassment say they weren't aware that their behavior was inappropriate. NPR's Michel Martin talks with Tasha Eurich, author of the book Insight, about self-awareness.

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Anti-Trump Protests Flare In Beirut Near The US Embassy

NPR Top Stories - December 10, 2017 - 09:15

The demonstrators are responding to President Trump's decision last week to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, reversing decades of American foreign policy.

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On The Hunt For The 'Love' In Granola: A Story About Loving Yourself

NPR Top Stories - December 10, 2017 - 07:00

The FDA infamously sanctioned a bakery for listing "love" as an ingredient, but our writer wanted that recipe. She found a treasure of another sort, one of value for those with eating disorders.

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A Visit To Houston's Himalaya: Pakistani And Indian Food With Deep Texas Roots

NPR Top Stories - December 10, 2017 - 06:46

Chef Kaiser Lashkari's Pakistani restaurant has become a Houston institution. It's also emblematic of the multi-ethnic city itself, with flavors that borrow happily from other culinary traditions.

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As Mueller's Russia Probe Forges Ahead, Potential Legal Endgames Begin to Take Shape

NPR Top Stories - December 10, 2017 - 06:00

No one on the outside knows what cards Robert Mueller holds, but his actions offer some clues. Here's a look at some of the laws the special counsel might try to use in a potential prosecutions.

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