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Milo Yiannopoulos' 'Free Speech Week' At Berkeley Falls Apart, Organizers Say

NPR Top Stories - September 22, 2017 - 4:06am

The right-wing activist and a student group organized the event as a response to what they see as university efforts to shut down conservative speakers on campus. The event was meant to start Sunday.

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Uber To Lose License In London: Service Is 'Not Fit And Proper,' City Says

NPR Top Stories - September 22, 2017 - 3:08am

Transport for London's problems with Uber include its "approach to reporting serious criminal offences" and how it handles background checks.

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Gassy Cows Warm The Planet. Scientists Think They Know How To Squelch Those Belches

NPR Top Stories - September 22, 2017 - 3:00am

Researchers have won a prize for discovering that a cow's genetics determine which microbes populate its gut. Some of those microbes produce the greenhouse gas methane that ends up in the atmosphere.

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Advocates Say Seniors With Obamacare Need More Time To Switch To Medicare

NPR Top Stories - September 22, 2017 - 1:29am

Although the government temporarily waived penalties for certain late enrollees to Medicare, the deal ends Sept. 30, which may not be enough time for many to comply.

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The Next Big Focus In The Russia Investigations: Social Media

NPR Top Stories - September 22, 2017 - 1:00am

Social platforms such as Facebook and Twitter played a larger role than first thought in Russia's influence campaign against the 2016 U.S. presidential race — and Congress wants answers.

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Is Fondant Free Speech? Chefs Show Support For Gay Marriage As Court Case Looms

NPR Top Stories - September 21, 2017 - 9:07am

"You'd think cake would be apolitical, and yet here we are," says one of several D.C.-area pastry chefs who wrought their support for gay marriage into elaborate wedding cakes.

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In Catalonia, Thousands Protest Spanish Attempts To Stop Referendum Vote

NPR Top Stories - September 21, 2017 - 8:59am

The Spanish government says the Oct. 1 vote on Catalan independence is illegal. Tens of thousands of people marched in Barcelona to support the scheduled vote, clashing with police overnight.

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How To Soften The Blow From Recent Hurricanes And Earthquakes

NPR Top Stories - September 21, 2017 - 8:31am

There are numerous ways to donate in the aftermath of devastating hurricanes across the Caribbean and earthquakes in Mexico.

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Mexico City Earthquake Update: Desperate Attempts To Reach Girl Trapped By Rubble

NPR Top Stories - September 21, 2017 - 7:06am

The girl, 12, has been able to communicate with emergency crews, and she has wriggled her fingers for them through the wreckage at the Enrique Rebsamen School, south of the capital.

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Trump Administration Orders New Sanctions On North Korea

NPR Top Stories - September 21, 2017 - 7:04am

President Trump announced additional sanctions on North Korea in response to Pyongyang's renegade nuclear program.

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Top Stories: Tracking Hurricane Maria; The Reach Of Credit Bureaus

NPR Top Stories - September 21, 2017 - 5:14am

Also: The man Oklahoma City police shot and killed was deaf; earthquake rescue efforts in Mexico; and for some reason, a Singaporean baggage handler decided to swap people's luggage tags.

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Shellfish Surprise: Common 'Herbivore' Dinosaur Found To Snack On Crustaceans

NPR Top Stories - September 21, 2017 - 5:02am

"I immediately said, 'Oh, no, no, it can't be crustaceans.' That was my knee jerk reaction," a paleontologist said. The prehistoric snacking was likely intentional and linked to mating behaviors.

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'We've Never Gone Through This': Hurricane Maria Knocks Out Puerto Rico's Electricity

NPR Top Stories - September 21, 2017 - 4:10am

"We are without power, the whole island is without power," Jenniffer González-Colón, Puerto Rico's resident commissioner, tells NPR.

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Here's What You Need To Know About Germany's Election

NPR Top Stories - September 21, 2017 - 3:01am

Chancellor Angela Merkel looks set to return for a fourth term as Germans head to the polls Sunday. But who her coalition partners will be, and how influential a far-right party will be, are unclear.

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At Duke University, A Bizarre Tour Through American History And Palates

NPR Top Stories - September 21, 2017 - 3:00am

Through the Rubenstein Test Kitchen project, librarians and staff re-create historical recipes from thousands of cookbooks in the collections. Some dishes are culturally telling ... and comical.

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Oklahoma City Police Fatally Shoot Deaf Man Despite Yells Of 'He Can't Hear'

NPR Top Stories - September 21, 2017 - 1:31am

The police department's spokesperson said he didn't know whether officers heard witnesses yelling that the man was deaf and couldn't hear the officers' commands.

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Equifax Breach Puts Credit Bureaus' Oversight In Question

NPR Top Stories - September 21, 2017 - 1:02am

The day that Equifax said millions of Americans' personal information had been exposed, lawmakers were considering legislation the industry favored. Now, some are calling for tougher regulation.

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Women With Opioid Addiction Live With Daily Fear Of Assault, Rape

NPR Top Stories - September 21, 2017 - 1:01am

Such attacks among women and some men with an opioid addiction often go unreported because the victims fear retaliation from drug dealers or charges from police.

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With Germany's Election Around The Corner, What's Putin's Play?

NPR Top Stories - September 21, 2017 - 1:00am

Russia has been less aggressive in Germany's election than it was in the U.S. or France. Chancellor Angela Merkel remains favored — but the Kremlin still could leave its mark.

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SEC Says Cybercriminals Hacked Its Files, May Have Used Secret Data For Trading

NPR Top Stories - September 20, 2017 - 7:37pm

The Securities and Exchange Commission says the "nonpublic information" might have given the intruders an edge in the markets, but didn't contain personally identifiable information.

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