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'Racial Impostor Syndrome': Here Are Your Stories

NPR Top Stories - January 17, 2018 - 3:18am

We got more than 100 letters from our listeners about how y'all feel like fakes. Here are some of our favorites.

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Protesting Is Uncomfortable. Should It Be Easier?

NPR Top Stories - January 17, 2018 - 3:00am

This week on Ask Code Switch, a question from a Florida high school student who wants to know how to fight against injustice without antagonizing his teachers.

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Majority Of National Park Service Board Resigns, Citing Administration Indifference

NPR Top Stories - January 17, 2018 - 2:42am

The chairman of the board, former Alaska Gov. Tony Knowles, said in a letter that the Department of the Interior showed no interest in engaging with its members.

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As Mueller Investigation Has Become Politicized, Americans Are Split On Its Fairness

NPR Top Stories - January 17, 2018 - 2:01am

The Russia probe is largely viewed with a political tint, but most Americans believe the special counsel should be allowed to finish the investigation, according to an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll.

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Home Care Agencies Often Wrongly Deny Medicare Help To The Chronically Ill

NPR Top Stories - January 17, 2018 - 2:00am

Home health firms sometimes turn away Medicare beneficiaries who have chronic health problems by incorrectly claiming Medicare won't pay for their services, say advocates for patients.

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8 Congressional Chairmen Are Calling It Quits. Here's Why And What It Could Mean

NPR Top Stories - January 16, 2018 - 10:07am

In past generations, committee chairs were masters of the agenda, ruling based on their seniority and longevity. They kept their grip on the gavels until they, or the Almighty, decided otherwise.

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Students Across D.C. Graduated Despite Chronic Absences, An Investigation Finds

NPR Top Stories - January 16, 2018 - 9:31am

An official investigation into Ballou High School and other high schools in the District of Columbia found that students received diplomas despite missing more than 30 days in at least one class.

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Manafort Case Drags As Judge Puzzles Over Legal Positions

NPR Top Stories - January 16, 2018 - 8:52am

President Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort may not face trial until the fall. The judge in his case says she's befuddled about some of his arguments in the case.

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When You Need A Mammogram, Should You Get One In '3-D'?

NPR Top Stories - January 16, 2018 - 7:51am

A newer type of breast imaging costs more. It's not yet clear if the three-dimensional approach is more effective at catching cancers that will kill.

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Prosecutors Charge Peter Madsen With Murdering Kim Wall Aboard His Private Sub

NPR Top Stories - January 16, 2018 - 7:44am

The Danish inventor set out in his submarine with the Swedish journalist in August — but she never returned alive. On Tuesday, after months of shifting stories, he was charged with homicide.

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Japan Also Sends Out, Then Retracts, A False Missile Warning

NPR Top Stories - January 16, 2018 - 7:27am

"North Korea appears to have launched a missile ... The government urges people to take shelter," Tuesday's false alert read. Hawaii sent out a similar message three days ago.

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Trump's Insults Will Nudge African Nations Closer To China

NPR Top Stories - January 16, 2018 - 7:02am

The danger for the U.S. is that Trump's reported slurs make China an even more enticing partner for African nations, writes Somali-British journalist Ismail Einashe.

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Top Stories: Calif. Child Abuse Case; Fresh Produce In Food Stamp Program

NPR Top Stories - January 16, 2018 - 4:47am

Also: Pope Francis is in Chile, facing anger over clergy sex abuse cases; ex-White House strategist Steve Bannon will speak privately to a House committee; and gospel star Edwin Hawkins dies.

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Fugu Freakout: Don't Eat The Blowfish, Japanese Officials Warn

NPR Top Stories - January 16, 2018 - 3:51am

A supermarket in central Japan sold several packages of the fish containing potentially deadly parts. Officials have issued a warning to residents.

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Food Stamp Program Makes Fresh Produce More Affordable

NPR Top Stories - January 16, 2018 - 2:00am

A federally funded experimental program is partnering with a Latino grocery chain to reward people who use their food stamps to put more fresh produce on their tables.

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It's An Easy Crime To Get Away With, But Prosecutors Are Trying To Change That

NPR Top Stories - January 16, 2018 - 2:00am

The sexual assault of a person with an intellectual disability is one of the most difficult crimes to prosecute, but some prosecutors are tackling the tricky cases.

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Gospel Star Edwin Hawkins, Known For 'Oh Happy Day,' Dies At 74

NPR Top Stories - January 16, 2018 - 1:05am

In 1970, the Edwin Hawkins singers won a Grammy for best soul gospel performance for "Oh Happy Day." It became an unexpected hit when a San Francisco disc jockey began playing the song.

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On Visit To Chile, Pope Asks For Forgiveness Over Sex-Abuse Scandal

NPR Top Stories - January 16, 2018 - 12:48am

At least five churches have been vandalized since Friday ahead of Francis' visit, some with firebombs as anger persists years after a major sex-abuse scandal that many see as a coverup by the Vatican.

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Couple Arrested After Children Found 'Shackled To Their Beds' In California Home

NPR Top Stories - January 15, 2018 - 11:34pm

Authorities said a daughter who managed to escape and dial 911 alerted police to the house of horrors in a Los Angeles suburb: 12 of her siblings, restrained in "dark and foul-smelling surroundings."

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The Huddled Masses And The Myth Of America

NPR Top Stories - January 15, 2018 - 5:59pm

The United States has always thought of itself as a nation of immigrants. So why has immigration been such a controversial topic throughout our nation's history?

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