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Death Toll In California Shooting Rises To 6 After Police Find Body Of Gunman's Wife

NPR Top Stories - November 15, 2017 - 9:56am

Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston said Kevin Janson Neal, 43, used two homemade semiautomatic rifles in the rampage, and that they were "obtained in an illegal manner."

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Richard Cordray Stepping Down As Head Of U.S. Consumer Protection Agency

NPR Top Stories - November 15, 2017 - 9:35am

The embattled director of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says he will resign by the end of November. Cordray was a frequent target of Republican lawmakers for his tough stance on banks

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Senate Plan Now Makes Individual Tax Cuts Temporary, Keeps Corporate Cuts Permanent

NPR Top Stories - November 15, 2017 - 9:35am

Amendments proposed overnight by Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch would effectively eliminate the Obamacare individual mandate.

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe Out Of Power For First Time Since 1980s As Military Takes Control

NPR Top Stories - November 15, 2017 - 9:21am

The dramatic shift comes a week after President Robert Mugabe fired his longtime vice president (and military veteran) Emmerson Mnangagwa — who is now reportedly the ruling party's interim president.

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Is It Legal For An Older Man To Court A Child Bride In The U.S.?

NPR Top Stories - November 15, 2017 - 9:06am

Recent stories about men in the fundamentalist Christian community who "court" young women, including teenagers, raise the question: Is underage marriage even possible in the U.S.?

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With Trump Back In D.C., Mueller's Investigation Enters The West Wing

NPR Top Stories - November 15, 2017 - 9:05am

Special counsel Robert Mueller is interviewing current aides about the Russia matter. The White House says it is cooperating — but that doesn't mean the process isn't stressful.

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An American Rock Musician Teaches Guitar To Kabul's Street Kids

NPR Top Stories - November 15, 2017 - 9:05am

Lanny Cordola has played guitar with Guns N' Roses and the Beach Boys. Now he devotes himself to teaching music to Afghan street children, most of them girls. He also helps pay for their schooling.

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Nelson Mandela, Robert Mugabe And The Countries They Shaped

NPR Top Stories - November 15, 2017 - 7:07am

Before coming to power, Mandela and Mugabe led remarkably similar lives. Then their paths diverged: In South Africa, Mandela became a global icon and Mugabe presided over Zimbabwe's sharp decline.

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Pioneers Of High-Quality Near Beer Are Banking On Non-Drinking Binges

NPR Top Stories - November 15, 2017 - 5:00am

Even if you're staying sober, sometimes you might just miss the taste of a really good beer. But the market for high-end booze-free brews has gone largely untapped. That's starting to change.

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Russian Lawmakers Approve New Restrictions On Foreign Media

NPR Top Stories - November 15, 2017 - 4:56am

The State Duma, Russia's lower house of parliament, approved the bill after the company behind TV channel RT America filed paperwork under the U.S. Foreign Agents Registration Act.

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'Promise Me': Joe Biden On Loss, Grief And Recovery

NPR Top Stories - November 13, 2017 - 9:01pm

The former vice president is out with a book that recounts in heart-wrenching detail his son Beau's diagnosis and death from brain cancer — and his deliberations about running for president.

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Poll: Native Americans See Far More Discrimination In Areas Where They Are A Majority

NPR Top Stories - November 13, 2017 - 9:01pm

Native Americans reported discrimination far more often in employment and in interactions with law enforcement if they lived on tribal lands or areas where the population is mostly Native American.

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For Attorney General Sessions, Hill Testimony Presents Risk And Opportunity

NPR Top Stories - November 13, 2017 - 6:27pm

Ahead of the Tuesday's hearing with the House Judiciary Committee, a letter from the Justice Department appeared to throw GOP members of the panel as well as President Trump a bone.

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Twitter Storm Lashes Keurig After It Pulls Ad From 'Hannity' Show

NPR Top Stories - November 13, 2017 - 4:29pm

The coffee company faced its own boycott after it announced it stopped an advertisement from airing, following controversial remarks a TV host made about embattled Senate candidate Roy Moore.

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Trump Travel Ban Allowed To Take Partial Effect

NPR Top Stories - November 13, 2017 - 3:51pm

Travelers from six Muslim-majority nations may be temporarily barred entry into the United States if they don't have a close "bona fide relationship with a person or entity in this country."

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AARP Foundation Sues Nursing Home To Stop Illegal Evictions

NPR Top Stories - November 13, 2017 - 3:20pm

Gloria and Bill Single lived together in a nursing home until she was evicted without warning. Complaints about illegal evictions from nursing homes are up 73 percent in California since 2011.

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Global Carbon Emissions Rising Again After Brief Plateau, Researchers Say

NPR Top Stories - November 13, 2017 - 3:05pm

After several years of nearly no growth in planetary carbon emissions, human-created carbon output is projected to rise again. That means the past few years were a pause, not a peak, researchers say.

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Penn State Student Given 18 Drinks In 82 Minutes Before Hazing Death, Prosecutors Say

NPR Top Stories - November 13, 2017 - 2:19pm

The district attorney filed new charges against members of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity Monday, saying recently recovered video shows them giving Timothy Piazza massive amounts of alcohol.

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In Guidance To Teachers, Church of England Targets Anti-LGBT Bullying

NPR Top Stories - November 13, 2017 - 2:04pm

The 52-page document outlines recommendations for teachers in its nearly 5,000 schools, saying students should "be able to play with the many cloaks of identity."

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Famed Gossip Columnist, Liz Smith Dies At 94

NPR Top Stories - November 13, 2017 - 1:57pm

The famed New York gossip columnist Liz Smith has died at 94. Her decades long column in the New York Daily News gave people a look into the lives of the rich and famous and powerful.

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