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#MeAt14 Reminds Internet 14-Year-Olds Are Innocent, Immature, Unable To Consent

NPR Top Stories - November 11, 2017 - 1:25pm

The recent trend on Twitter has users posting pictures of their 14-year-old selves in both funny and poignant rebukes of Roy Moore's alleged sexual encounter with an Alabama teen.

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Vice President Pence Speaks At Arlington On 64th Observance Of Veterans Day

NPR Top Stories - November 11, 2017 - 10:50am

Pence, both the father and son of servicemen, delivered a speech that was by turns conventional and surprisingly personal.

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Federal Judicial Nominee Who Has Never Tried A Case Advanced By Senate Committee

NPR Top Stories - November 11, 2017 - 9:00am

Brett Talley, 36, a Harvard Law School graduate, has worked for numerous political campaigns and written partisan blog posts but has limited experience as a practicing attorney.

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What Was Russia's Role In 2016 U.S. Election? 2 Former KGB Officials Weigh In

NPR Top Stories - November 11, 2017 - 6:46am

"What we're talking about is the new concept of so-called hybrid war, which a government wages but won't admit to," Gennady Gudkov, a retired KGB colonel, tells NPR. "It's extremely hard to prove."

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Trump: Putin Again Denied Interfering In Election And 'I Really Believe' He Means It

NPR Top Stories - November 11, 2017 - 5:35am

Trump said he spoke with Putin several times during a summit in Vietnam. Trump also told reporters he thought the Russian president was "very insulted" by the allegation of election interference.

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Scientists Start To Tease Out The Subtler Ways Racism Hurts Health

NPR Top Stories - November 11, 2017 - 5:07am

The biological effects of lifelong exposure to racism or other sorts of discrimination can be complicated, scientists say, but likely tap into the same mechanisms as other types of chronic stress.

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The Startup That's Helping Bring Bikes Back To China's Streets

NPR Top Stories - November 11, 2017 - 4:57am

MoBike, China's first bike-share company, is worth $3 billion. "I personally like riding bicycles," says the company's 35-year-old president Hu Weiwei. "I was thinking, 'How can I bring bikes back?'"

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As White House Makes Nice With Mueller, GOP Allies Sharpen Knives For Special Counsel

NPR Top Stories - November 11, 2017 - 4:00am

The White House is cooperating, but a small group of Trump supporters is building a case that Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller must step down — or worse.

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What Tax Reform Could Mean For Education; DeVos Visits Hurricane-Hit Islands

NPR Top Stories - November 11, 2017 - 3:00am

The education world is watching the GOP tax proposals closely, in our weekly roundup.

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For Country Music Industry And Artists, Gun Politics Presents A Minefield

NPR Top Stories - November 10, 2017 - 9:17pm

Country music long has been affiliated with the outdoors, small towns, hunting, and in turn, guns. Country music journalist Jonathan Bernstein talks about the dynamic between the two industries.

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Spectacular Light Show At Notre Dame Cathedral Commemorates World War I

NPR Top Stories - November 10, 2017 - 5:09pm

A stunning display of color and technology illuminates the medieval cathedral's facade and tells a story about history, war and survival.

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In Latest Twist, Anti-Doping Watchdog Says It Has Data Trove From Russian Lab

NPR Top Stories - November 10, 2017 - 2:44pm

The World Anti-Doping Agency says the "enormous backup file" covers more than three years of testing data from the Moscow Laboratory. The database was reportedly provided by a whistleblower.

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Did Zika Cause More Miscarriages Than Microcephaly?

NPR Top Stories - November 10, 2017 - 2:12pm

A study looks at the rate of miscarriage — and of babies born with the birth defect — among a group of pregnant women in Brazil. Researchers were surprised by what they found.

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New Museum Invites Visitors To 'Engage' With The Bible

NPR Top Stories - November 10, 2017 - 1:40pm

The $500 million privately funded project focuses on biblical history, biblical stories and the Bible's impact on the world.

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GOP Sen. Mark Walker On How His Party Plans To Pass Tax Legislation By The End Of 2017

NPR Top Stories - November 10, 2017 - 1:31pm

Senate Republicans have rolled out their tax plan. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Republican Sen. Mark Walker of North Carolina about what's in the legislation and how the party plans to get it passed by the end of the year.

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German Consumers Fight Automakers For Compensation In Emissions Scandal

NPR Top Stories - November 10, 2017 - 1:31pm

German automakers are under fire again, this time from European owners of vehicles linked to the diesel emissions scandal who, unlike American owners, have gotten no compensation.

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President Trump Delivers Warning To Asia-Pacific Leaders Regarding Trade

NPR Top Stories - November 10, 2017 - 1:31pm

President Trump laid out his "America First" vision of international relations in the Asia-Pacific region. He wants to rebalance trade relationships and prefers bilateral deals to multilateral ones.

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Many Lebanese Believe Prime Minister Resigned After Interference From Saudis

NPR Top Stories - November 10, 2017 - 1:31pm

It's been almost a week since the Lebanese prime minister fled to Saudi Arabia and said his life was under threat. His actions have exposed the increasing tensions regional tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

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'Cross-Partisan' Group, With Honor, Aims To Support Veteran Candidates For Congress

NPR Top Stories - November 10, 2017 - 1:31pm

A "cross-partisan" group called With Honor has formed to support military veterans running for Congress. The group hopes to assist 25 to 35 candidates from both parties in 2018 elections.

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How The Boom-Bust Oil Cycle Is Playing Out In North Dakota

NPR Top Stories - November 10, 2017 - 1:31pm

The shale oil boom attracted thousands of oil workers to North Dakota, sending the population of some small towns soaring. In response, communities built up infrastructure projects — new wastewater facilities, schools, etc. But now they're facing hundreds of millions of dollars of debt that will take decades to pay off, not to mention continued uncertainty over whether they've built too much as they watch the boom-bust cycle of the oil patch.

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