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Colombia Reports A Historic Seizure Of Cocaine: More Than 13 Tons

NPR Top Stories - November 9, 2017 - 6:02am

The drugs are worth more than a third of a billion dollars, according to President Juan Manuel Santos.

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As Protesters Clog Catalonia, Court Snuffs Out Declaration Of Independence

NPR Top Stories - November 8, 2017 - 11:37am

In Barcelona and other cities, protesters demanded Madrid release eight lawmakers and respect the regional decision to secede. Meanwhile, in Madrid, Spain's Constitutional Court annulled the decision.

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U.S. Bans Americans From Staying In More Than 80 Cuban Hotels

NPR Top Stories - November 8, 2017 - 11:35am

The Trump administration's new Cuba Restricted List includes stores, marinas, and government ministries, along with rum and tourism companies.

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EPA Approval Of Bacteria To Fight Mosquitoes Caps A 20-Year Quest

NPR Top Stories - November 8, 2017 - 11:30am

Scientists have long sought a way to fight mosquito-borne viruses without pesticides. For researchers like Scott O'Neill, federal approval to use Wolbachia bacteria is a dream come true.

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You Can't Hide From Calorie Counts: FDA Will Implement 'Obama-Era' Rule

NPR Top Stories - November 8, 2017 - 11:19am

The FDA had previously halted the roll out of rules requiring chain restaurants and other food establishments to post calories on menus. Now, the agency says the rules will be in place by May 2018.

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Investigating Pain Management In Sports

NPR Top Stories - November 8, 2017 - 11:11am

We want to hear from you. What do you want us to investigate about pain management in sports and opioid use? Tell us your questions.

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Genetically Altered Skin Saves A Boy Dying Of A Rare Disease

NPR Top Stories - November 8, 2017 - 10:28am

An inherited disease called epidermolysis bullosa destroyed the 7-year-old's skin. Scientists grew new skin in the lab without the genetic flaw, and replaced 80 percent of his skin. He is thriving.

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China Lavishes Red-Carpet Treatment On Trump As He Arrives For Talks With Xi Jinping

NPR Top Stories - November 8, 2017 - 10:00am

China is managing the potential challenges Trump presents to U.S.-China ties with grand gestures and lavish hospitality. Wednesday marked the start of what Chinese officials term a "state visit plus."

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DOJ Drops Case Against Woman Who Laughed During Sessions Hearing

NPR Top Stories - November 8, 2017 - 9:50am

Desiree Fairooz faced up to a year in prison if convicted on the charges, which included disrupting Congress. Code Pink called the charges absurd and a waste of time and taxpayer money.

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Election Day Results Brought Many Firsts For Diverse Candidates Nationwide

NPR Top Stories - November 8, 2017 - 8:59am

From the first openly transgender legislative candidate in the country to the first Sikh mayor of Hoboken, N.J., voters across the nation acted to increase diversity among elected officials.

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As The World Watches Trump In Korea, His New Jersey Golf Course Gets A Plug

NPR Top Stories - November 8, 2017 - 8:51am

During a speech before South Korea's National Assembly, President Trump took the opportunity to praise his golf course in Bedminster. Ethics experts say Trump shouldn't tout his private businesses.

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In Helmand, Afghan General Fights Taliban 'Cancer' With Some Help From U.S. Marines

NPR Top Stories - November 8, 2017 - 8:26am

U.S. Marines have returned to Afghanistan's Helmand Province with a small training force. They are hoping a new Afghan general will lead his troops to success.

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'Nobody There': Grandmother Lost 2 Grandkids, Daughter-In-Law At Texas Church

NPR Top Stories - November 8, 2017 - 8:10am

When a shooter started spraying a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, 30-year-old Joann Ward "threw her body over the little ones."

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Saudi's Young Crown Prince Takes The Kingdom On A Wild Ride

NPR Top Stories - November 8, 2017 - 8:05am

Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman is revolutionizing the way the kingdom does business at home. He's also shaking up the entire region as he confronts Iran on multiple fronts.

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As President Trump Begins His China Visit, Taiwan Watches Anxiously

NPR Top Stories - November 8, 2017 - 7:32am

While Taiwan's government officials and experts put on a brave face, their anxiety is palpable. It stems from President Trump's unpredictable style and apparent preference for short-term deal-making.

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7 Takeaways From Election Day 2017

NPR Top Stories - November 8, 2017 - 7:06am

It was a big night for Democrats, who got their first major wins at the ballot box in the Trump era. Here is what it means.

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WHO To Farmers: Stop Giving Your Animals So Many Antibiotics

NPR Top Stories - November 7, 2017 - 11:06am

The World Health Organization is calling for strict limits on antibiotic use in animals raised for food. The guidelines could push many countries, including the U.S., to restrict drug use on farms.

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After Iraqi Kurdish Independence Vote Backfires, 'I Do Not Regret It,' Says Barzani

NPR Top Stories - November 7, 2017 - 10:11am

In his first interview since pushing through an independence referendum that resulted in an Iraqi military attack, Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani tells NPR he's still "very proud" of the result.

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Photographer Pete Souza Reflects On 8 Years (And 1.9 Million Photos) Of Obama

NPR Top Stories - November 7, 2017 - 10:05am

As the chief official White House photographer for President Obama, Souza sometimes shot more than 2,000 photos a day. "I was there all the time," he says. His new book is Obama: An Intimate Portrait.

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Trump SoHo: A Shiny Hotel Wrapped In Glass, But Hiding Mysteries

NPR Top Stories - November 7, 2017 - 9:19am

Trump SoHo, which soars with glass panels, is far from transparent. Its back story — a murky source of funding, a developer with a criminal past — may shed light on how Donald Trump did business.

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