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Uncertainty Over Health Care Law's Future Hobbles Entrepreneurs

NPR Top Stories - September 23, 2017 - 4:11am

Obamacare made it easier for people to leave jobs to start their own ventures and entice others to join, knowing they could buy insurance independently. Some entrepreneurs worry that could change.

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Is Tegel Airport To Be Or Not To Be? That Is The Question, For Berlin

NPR Top Stories - September 23, 2017 - 4:00am

On Sunday — the same day as the German national election — Berliners will vote on whether to keep their city airport when a new one opens just south. Tegel Airport has fierce defenders — and critics.

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ACLU Sues Michigan After Same-Sex Couples Seeking To Adopt Are Rejected

NPR Top Stories - September 23, 2017 - 3:46am

The ACLU is challenging a Michigan practice that allows private child-placing agencies contracted by the state to deny services based on religious objections.

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In German Election, Campaign Posters Are More Important Than TV Ads

NPR Top Stories - September 23, 2017 - 3:01am

The poster tradition dates back hundreds of years and serves as an equalizer in modern-day German elections. But some of today's messaging has been provocative to the point of causing offense.

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Trump's Approval Is Stabilizing. That Might Mean He Should Work More With Democrats

NPR Top Stories - September 23, 2017 - 3:00am

Amid hurricanes and working with Democrats to keep the government open and raise the nation's debt limit, Trump's approval rating has stopped its decline and has even rebounded slightly.

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Who Put The 'Hispanic' In Hispanic Heritage Month?

NPR Top Stories - September 23, 2017 - 2:18am

As Hispanic Heritage Month gets under way, it's worth noting that the idea of people from the Latin American diaspora referring to themselves as 'Hispanic' or 'Latino' or 'Latinx' is a fairly new one.

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New Data About Student Loan Borrowers; DeVos Changes Obama-era Guidance

NPR Top Stories - September 23, 2017 - 1:20am

The week in education, from student aid rules to HBCUs.

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China Moves To Limit Fuel, Textile Trade With North Korea

NPR Top Stories - September 22, 2017 - 11:48pm

China accounts for the vast majority of North Korea's trade. President Trump has accused China of not doing enough to push back North Korea's nuclear program.

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Trump Wades Deeper Into Alabama Primary At Campaign Rally — With Some Hesitation

NPR Top Stories - September 22, 2017 - 7:56pm

The president is backing appointed Sen. Luther Strange, who's been heavily funded by a superPAC aligned with Mitch McConnell. Many of Trump's allies, however, are backing Judge Roy Moore.

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Soldiers Descend On Rio 'Favela' As Shootouts Erupt

NPR Top Stories - September 22, 2017 - 4:35pm

The operation was prompted by an apparent war among drug lords. Residents were forced to dive for cover on the floors of their homes as several hundred well-armed gangsters roamed the streets.

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Pioneer Billie Jean King Moved The Baseline For Women's Tennis

NPR Top Stories - September 22, 2017 - 10:18am

King's 1973 exhibition match with self-proclaimed male chauvinist Bobby Riggs is now the subject of the new film, Battle of the Sexes. The 20-time Wimbledon champ spoke to Fresh Air on Sept. 12, 2013.

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McCain Announces Opposition To Obamacare Repeal Bill, Possibly Dooming It

NPR Top Stories - September 22, 2017 - 10:04am

Arizona Sen. John McCain is the second Republican to oppose the legislation, after Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul came out against it last week. If one more GOP senator is against the bill, it cannot pass.

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Can Teaching Civics Save Democracy?

NPR Top Stories - September 22, 2017 - 8:50am

Democracy thrives off an informed and active community, researchers say. The way to secure that future is integrating civics classes in k-12 education.

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World Leaders Gobble Up M&M's Imprinted With U.N. Goals

NPR Top Stories - September 22, 2017 - 8:22am

Tens of thousands of the customized candies were handed out at this week's U.N. General Assembly, printed with reminders about fighting poverty, climate change and global diseases.

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Erdogan Speech Triggers Physical Confrontations At Turkish-American Event In NYC

NPR Top Stories - September 22, 2017 - 8:18am

As security personnel grappled with protesters, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan paused onstage before blaming the interruption on "a few impertinent hall terrorists."

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(Legally) Selling Weed While Black

NPR Top Stories - September 22, 2017 - 8:11am

As Oakland's legal cannabis industry grows, the biggest players seem to have two things in common: They're white, and they have lots of money.

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North Korea Says Pacific Test Of Nuclear Warhead Is Possible

NPR Top Stories - September 22, 2017 - 8:05am

It is the latest in a tit-for-tat between President Trump and the North Korean leader. In a tweet on Friday, the president said Kim Jong Un "will be tested as never before!"

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Far-Right German Party Could Lead Opposition After Sunday's Election

NPR Top Stories - September 22, 2017 - 6:41am

Polls show the Alternative fuer Deutschland (Alternative for Germany) party is in third place and poised to lead the opposition in Parliament. Here's what to know about its agenda and prospects.

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What To Know About The Independence Referendum In Iraqi Kurdistan

NPR Top Stories - September 22, 2017 - 5:11am

In a referendum scheduled for Monday, Kurds are expected to vote in favor of separating from Iraq. International opposition to the referendum is overwhelming.

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Top Stories: Russian Meddling In Social Media; Uber Loses London License

NPR Top Stories - September 22, 2017 - 5:08am

Also: A man is charged with attempted murder in the London subway bombing; hurricane conditions arrive in the Turks and Caicos Islands; and it snows in the Sierra Nevadas on the last day of summer.

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