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Trans Singer Performs For His Mother While On Tour With Gay Men's Chorus

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

The last time Joyce Arterberry heard her grown son sing, was when he was living as a little girl. Her son, Tom Kennard, is a transgender man who is part of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus on tour in the South.

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Haitian President Says Infamous National Army Should Be Reinstated As U.N. Leaves

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

The Haitian police must now take over the duties of securing the nation now that U.N. peacekeepers have left. And Haiti's President says the United Nations' withdrawal is a perfect time to reinstate the once infamous national army a move that has sparked concerns.

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Alibaba, China's E-Commerce Giant, Made More Than $25 Billion On Singles' Day

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

The Chinese company Alibaba just celebrated Singles' Day, a sale that this year racked in more than $25 billion. That dwarfs Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales in the United States.

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Roy Moore's Sexual Misconduct Allegations Testing White Evangelicals Tolerance

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

White Evangelicals have been more willing to overlook Republican moral transgressions than those of Democrats. But the recent allegations against Roy Moore may be testing that tolerance.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Says Roy Moore Should 'Step Aside'

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

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore should step aside amid allegations of sexual misconduct with a minor decades ago. Republicans are also considering a write-in campaign for the Dec. 12 special election.

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Liz Smith, Longtime Gossip Columnist, Dies At 94

NPR Top Stories - November 12, 2017 - 7:58pm

Smith gave millions a peek into the private lives of the rich and famous through her columns. While she scored big scoops, her insider's take allowed her to shirk the usual salacious brand of gossip.

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A List Of Loss: Newspaper Collects Tragic Tally Of 33,293 Dead Migrants

NPR Top Stories - November 12, 2017 - 1:46pm

The full list of migrants and refugees dates back to 1993. "We want to show that every line tells a story," wrote the editors of Der Tagesspiegel, "and that the list keeps getting longer, day by day."

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Lebanon's PM Says He May Rescind Resignation, Will Return

NPR Top Stories - November 12, 2017 - 1:23pm

Saad Hariri said in a TV interview that he would be back in his country soon. The departure shocked his country with many speculating interference from Saudi Arabia.

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Hundreds Gather For First Sunday Service Since Texas Church Shooting

NPR Top Stories - November 12, 2017 - 12:12pm

A week after 26 people were killed at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Pastor Frank Pomeroy told parishioners that unlike the gunman, they had chosen "life."

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Ex-Intel Heads Respond As Trump Muddles Message On Russian Influence In Election

NPR Top Stories - November 12, 2017 - 10:41am

James Clapper and John Brennan appeared on CNN on Sunday, criticizing the president's comments that he believed Putin sincerely "feels" his country didn't interfere with the 2016 U.S. Election.

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3-Plus Tons Of Supplies Headed To International Space Station After Virginia Liftoff

NPR Top Stories - November 12, 2017 - 7:18am

The Sunday launch of an Antares rocket from Wallop Islands has some 7,400 pounds aboard. The rocket was developed by private firm Orbital ATK, which conducts supply missions for NASA.

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Digging Up Land Mines: 'If You Say You're Not Afraid, You're Lying'

NPR Top Stories - November 12, 2017 - 5:57am

Colombia is one of the world's most heavily mined countries. Now that the rebels and the government have reached a peace deal, the slow process of de-mining is underway.

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Instagram Crowds May Be Ruining Nature

NPR Top Stories - November 12, 2017 - 4:31am

When a particularly scenic shot gains traction on Instagram, visitors flood in. Travel photographer Brent Knepper tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro that can lead to permanent changes in the landscape.

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Is It Insulting To Call This A 'Hut'?

NPR Top Stories - November 12, 2017 - 4:00am says a hut is "a small or humble dwelling of simple construction, especially one made of natural materials." But some say it has additional connotations.

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The Russia Investigations: Sessions Under Pressure; More Questions For Trump Aides

NPR Top Stories - November 12, 2017 - 4:00am

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has another appointment on Capitol Hill Tuesday and questions are piling up about contacts between Russians and Trump campaign aides.

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More Jurisdictions To Provide Legal Defense For Immigrants At Risk Of Deportation

NPR Top Stories - November 12, 2017 - 3:14am

More cities and counties across the U.S. will now be using public funds to provide representation for immigrants at risk of being deported.

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A Week After Mass Shooting, Texas Church To Open As A Memorial

NPR Top Stories - November 11, 2017 - 10:26pm

The First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs will reopen to pay tribute to the victims of Sunday's massacre. "It is our hope that this will be healing for everyone," the associate pastor says.

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Pittsburgh's Microgrids Technology Could Lead The Way For Green Energy

NPR Top Stories - November 11, 2017 - 10:11pm

Pittsburgh wants to become a model for cutting edge energy supply. Researchers in the city are planning a network of microgrids.

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South Korea's Sex Ed Guidelines Suggest Victims Are To Blame For Date Rape

NPR Top Stories - November 11, 2017 - 2:50pm

When South Korea issued its sex education guidelines for public schools in 2015, there was an outcry and there were calls for them to be withdrawn. Two years later, the guidelines remain in place.

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After Fires, California Wine Country Wants Tourists Back

NPR Top Stories - November 11, 2017 - 2:42pm

Tasting rooms have been nearly empty when normally they'd be packed.

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