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President Trump: 'Put Your Countries First'

NPR Top Stories - September 19, 2017 - 6:31am

President Trump took the stage this morning to address the United Nations General Assembly in New York with an "America first" message and some tough words for North Korea.

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Trump Addresses U.N. General Assembly With Tough Talk On Korea

NPR Top Stories - September 19, 2017 - 6:12am

The president has harsh words for North Korea's leader, whom he refers to as "Rocket Man." He also calls the Iran deal "an embarrassment to the United States."

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Trump to U.N.: North Korea's 'Rocket Man' Kim Jong Un On A Suicide Mission

NPR Top Stories - September 19, 2017 - 5:39am

In this first address to the United Nations General Assembly, President Trump took on the global threats posed by North Korea and Iran and reiterated his "America First" approach to policy.

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Top Stories: Hurricane Maria Update; Suu Kyi On Myanmar Crisis

NPR Top Stories - September 19, 2017 - 4:44am

Also: Toys 'R Us files for bankruptcy protection; Senate Republicans try again to replace Obamacare; and there are 250 new words in Merriam-Webster's dictionary.

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'Potentially Catastrophic' Hurricane Maria Devastates Dominica, Heads For Puerto Rico

NPR Top Stories - September 19, 2017 - 3:38am

The National Hurricane Center warns that the storm now barreling toward the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico is a Category 5 hurricane with winds of around 160 miles per hour.

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Guess What's Showing Up In Our Shellfish? One Word: Plastics

NPR Top Stories - September 19, 2017 - 3:00am

Scientists predict that plastic in the ocean will eventually outweigh the fish there. Where is it all coming from? And is it making our food unsafe? Researchers are trying to find the answers.

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How One Group Is Working To Build A More Diverse Teaching Force

NPR Top Stories - September 19, 2017 - 2:00am

The Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity, a new organization, is working with minority-serving institutions to bring more color into the teaching ranks.

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When Irma Arrived, Most Florida Health Care Facilities Were Ready

NPR Top Stories - September 19, 2017 - 1:13am

Eight deaths at a Florida nursing home got a lot of media attention. But a tour of other health care centers in the Miami area found mostly good care after Hurricane Irma struck.

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Starting School At The University That Enslaved Her Ancestors

NPR Top Stories - September 19, 2017 - 1:04am

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talked to Mélisande Short-Colomb, whose family was once enslaved by Georgetown University. Now, at 63, Short-Colomb has enrolled as a freshman there.

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The Dollar Is Weaker, But That Might Not Be A Bad Thing

NPR Top Stories - September 19, 2017 - 1:04am

The dollar is down nearly 10 percent since the beginning of the year. That's bad news if you're a tourist traveling to Europe but great news if your U.S. company sells goods overseas.

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The Real 'Spicey' Crashes The Emmys, As Stars Mock Trump

NPR Top Stories - September 18, 2017 - 6:35am

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer lampooned himself, with his SNL alter-ego in the audience. Many presenters and winners took the stage to slam their former TV co-star, Donald Trump.

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Fuel Shortages And The North Korean Economy, Explained

NPR Top Stories - September 18, 2017 - 6:27am

A recent tweet by President Trump about long gas lines in North Korea reopens questions about what's going on in the country's opaque economy after several rounds of economic sanctions.

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Top Stories: Hurricane Maria Advances; Trump's Handling Of North Korea

NPR Top Stories - September 18, 2017 - 5:09am

Also: More than 80 arrested in St. Louis protests after an ex-officer is acquitted of murder; four American women are hit with acid in France; and "Handmaid's Tale" and "Veep" win at the Emmy Awards.

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'Rolling Stone' Magazine Is Put Up For Sale

NPR Top Stories - September 18, 2017 - 5:08am

Wenner Media, the company founded by Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner, cites a desire "to best position the brand for future growth."

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As East Mosul Comes Back To Life, West Mosul Remains In Ruins

NPR Top Stories - September 18, 2017 - 4:25am

Three months after ISIS was pushed out of Mosul, the eastern half of the Iraqi city is bustling and growing. But the badly damaged western half is in ruins, and its residents are angry and resentful.

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Hurricane Maria Heads Toward Puerto Rico, Expected To Become Major Storm

NPR Top Stories - September 18, 2017 - 3:53am

As of Monday morning, Maria had maximum sustained winds of 110 mph. It's forecast to undergo "significant strengthening" over the next two days.

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Beans Add Healthy Fiber And Protein To Gluten-Free Pastas

NPR Top Stories - September 18, 2017 - 3:00am

Pastas made from starches like rice are a boon for those with celiac disease and wheat allergies. The downside: Many spike blood-sugar levels. What to do? Look toward bean-based options.

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How to Make Every Grade More Like Kindergarten

NPR Top Stories - September 18, 2017 - 2:21am

In his new book, MIT professor Mitchel Resnick lays out a vision for encouraging creative thinking, based on his research into what he calls Lifelong Kindergarten.

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Teen Wants A Tattoo? Pediatricians Say Here's How To Do It Safely

NPR Top Stories - September 18, 2017 - 1:04am

For the first time, the American Academy of Pediatrics has weighed in on what teens and young adults (and their doctors and parents) need to know about safely getting piercings and tattoos.

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Xanax Or Zoloft For Moms-To-Be: A New Study Assesses Safety

NPR Top Stories - September 18, 2017 - 1:04am

Is it OK to take antidepressants or anxiety medicine during pregnancy? Recent research suggests women who need treatment can take these drugs. Doctors recommend the lowest effective dose.

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