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Self-Driving Cars Aren't Quite Ready For City Streets

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

A self-driving shuttle was involved in a crash within hours of its debut. A truck backed into it as it stopped. The shuttle company says its computer will be adjusted to account for such instances.

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In Sutherland Springs, Friends And Relatives Mourn Victims Of Church Shooting

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

On Sunday, 26 people were killed in a shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Since then, family and friends have started the painful process of mourning including gathering to hold vigils and prayers for those they lost.

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Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's Ties To The Special Counsel Investigation

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

Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating former national security adviser Michael Flynn and his adult son. Among the areas of inquiry: their meetings with Turkish officials and the handling of a cleric who lives in Pennsylvania.

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How Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Allegations Are Playing Out In Politics

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

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and the Brookings Institution, and John Phillips of The Orange County Register, CNN, and KABC, about the political news of the week.

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Alabama Reacts To Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Roy Moore

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

Voters in Alabama are still processing the news reports that Roy Moore, the state's Republican candidate for Senate is alleged to have made sexual advances towards a woman who was 14 years old at the time.

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GOP Tax Cuts Expected To Push Up Nation's Debt

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

Both tax proposals in the House and the Senate would add about $1.5 trillion to the nation's deficit over the next 10 years. That's a big concern for many economists and some lawmakers.

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Saudi Arabia Tells Its Citizens To Leave Lebanon, And It's Not Completely Clear Why

NPR Top Stories - November 9, 2017 - 12:53pm

The bulletin didn't give a reason, merely citing "situations." But it's been five days since Lebanon's premier announced — from Saudi Arabia — that he was resigning, and he hasn't been home since.

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What Will Winter Bring For Syria's Refugees?

NPR Top Stories - November 9, 2017 - 12:38pm

Winter — and the ongoing conflict — makes life even more miserable for the millions who've fled. One sign of hope: Interest from the public, says one aid official, is "remarkable."

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GOP Senators Unveil Competing Tax Overhaul

NPR Top Stories - November 9, 2017 - 12:00pm

The House and Senate bills are structurally similar, but they diverge on some major policies that could be hard to reconcile before the end of the year.

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Why Does India Lead The World In Deaths From TB?

NPR Top Stories - November 9, 2017 - 11:39am

TB is the world's deadliest infectious disease. And India has more deaths each year than any other country.

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Woman Accuses Alabama Senate Candidate Of Sexual Contact When She Was 14

NPR Top Stories - November 9, 2017 - 11:07am

In interviews with The Washington Post, a woman says Roy Moore tried to initiate sexual contact when she was 14 years old and he was 32. Moore and his campaign deny the allegations.

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Frustration Mounts Over Puerto Rico's 'New Normal' As Federal Troops Leave The Island

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

Army officials say they're beginning a drawdown of federal troops on Puerto Rico, even as many homes still lack power and clean drinking water.

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A Rare Find: Trailblazing Female Designer's Unpublished Family Cookbook

NPR Top Stories - November 9, 2017 - 10:39am

Magazine art director Cipe Pineles helped pave the way for creative women in publishing. She also illustrated her mother's Eastern European recipes, but for 70 years the manuscript lay undiscovered.

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Congress Considers Mandating Sexual Harassment Training

NPR Top Stories - November 9, 2017 - 10:23am

Lawmakers are reviewing rules changes to mandate sexual harassment training for all employees on Capitol Hill. The move is in response to a recent wave of sexual harassment scandals and allegations.

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A Request From The Pope: Lift Up Your Hearts, Put Down Your Phones

NPR Top Stories - November 9, 2017 - 9:39am

"It pains me greatly, when I celebrate Mass here in the square or in the basilica, to see so many cellphones raised," said the pontiff. He noted that priests and bishops do it, too.

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Studies Show 'Proactive Policing' Works, But Social Cost Less Clear

NPR Top Stories - November 9, 2017 - 8:00am

A sweeping new report surveys what's known about the effectiveness of policing strategies. It's crucial information for cities such as Chicago and Baltimore, as they cope with surging violence.

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As China Moves To Other Energy Sources, Its Coal Region Struggles To Adapt

NPR Top Stories - November 9, 2017 - 7:52am

In Shanxi Province, coal is big business and a source of identity. Now China is closing and consolidating its coal mines under state ownership, and the region has not figured out how to rebound.

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In Trump's China Visit, Plenty Of Business Deals But Little Progress On Trade

NPR Top Stories - November 9, 2017 - 7:41am

Chinese leader Xi Jinping gave little indication he was ready to budge on trade or North Korea, Trump's top priorities. $250 billion in deals were announced, but bigger issues remain unresolved.

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Top Stories: Trump Visits China; Ex-Intel Chiefs Chide CIA

NPR Top Stories - November 9, 2017 - 6:42am

Also: A replacement actor is summoned at the last minute to replace Kevin Spacey; a Saudi Arabian blockade of Yemen could trigger famine; and a man is rescued trying to row across the Pacific.

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New Delhi Chief Minister Calls India's Smog-Choked Capital A 'Gas Chamber'

NPR Top Stories - November 9, 2017 - 6:12am

The situation is so bad that doctors are describing it as a public health emergency and calling for the government to order an evacuation of the city.

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