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In Africa, Government Leaders, Pan-African Organizations Condemn Trump's Comments

NPR Top Stories - January 12, 2018 - 1:16pm

President Trump's now disavowed comments regarding immigrants from African countries has provoked anger and incredulity across social media and from African leaders. Many called his comment reprehensible and racist.

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What President Trump's Comments Say About His Views On Race

NPR Top Stories - January 12, 2018 - 1:16pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Jason Johnson, professor of politics and journalism at Morgan State University and politics editor at The Root, about the President Trump's recent vlugar, disparaging comments about African countries.

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How The U.K. Is Reacting To Trump Cancelling His Trip To London

NPR Top Stories - January 12, 2018 - 1:16pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with George Parker, political editor of The Financial Times about the cancellation of President Trump's trip to London to open the new U.S. Embassy there.

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Trump's Budget Proposal Inducing Anxiety For Idaho's Timber Industry

NPR Top Stories - January 12, 2018 - 1:16pm

President Trump kicked off the new year by renewing promises to be a champion for rural America. But his budget proposal to cut rural economic development grants and loans and other programs is causing anxiety in at least one remote corner of Idaho's timber country that's been struggling to diversify its economy.

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Does Trump's Latest Disparaging Comment Tell Us Anything New About The President?

NPR Top Stories - January 12, 2018 - 1:16pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and John Phillips of The Orange Country Register, CNN, and KABC, about President Trump's vulgar comments and the state of immigration negotiations this week.

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Why Was A Baltimore Patient Discharged At A Bus Stop In Just A Gown?

NPR Top Stories - January 11, 2018 - 2:40pm

A Baltimore hospital has started an investigation over after a distressed and confused woman was dropped off outside at night in cold temperatures. A passerby caught the incident on camera.

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State Department Warns Americans Not To Travel To Five Mexican States

NPR Top Stories - January 11, 2018 - 2:25pm

The highest-level alert cites deadly violence and widespread crime. The frequency of attacks has "limited the U.S. government's ability to provide emergency services to citizens."

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Puerto Rico Governor Asks DOJ to Investigate Island's Public Power Utility

NPR Top Stories - January 11, 2018 - 1:57pm

Gov. Ricardo Roselló ordered the investigation after federal agents confiscated large quantities of rebuilding materials that were being held in a utility-owned warehouse.

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India's Gay Prince To Open His Palace To LGBTQ People In Need

NPR Top Stories - January 11, 2018 - 1:43pm

Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil plans to use his ancestral estate as a center for Indians who've been ostracized for their sexuality.

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Bipartisan Group Of Senators Say They've Negotiated An Immigration Deal

NPR Top Stories - January 11, 2018 - 1:41pm

A key part of the plan would allow some 700,000 people who came to the U.S. illegally as children to remain in the country legally. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., announced the deal.

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Big Tech Improvements To 911 System Raises The Risk Of More 'Swatting'

NPR Top Stories - January 11, 2018 - 1:38pm

These fake 911 calls designed to elicit a SWAT team response are raising concerns among law enforcement. Some worry changes coming to the 911 system could lead to more of the prank calls.

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Ecuador Grants Citizenship To Julian Assange, Who Lives In London Embassy

NPR Top Stories - January 11, 2018 - 1:36pm

Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, originally sought refuge in an Ecuadorian embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden. That case against him has been dropped, but he continues to stay there.

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Kremlin Exploring 'Crypto-rouble' As Way To Evade U.S. Sanctions

NPR Top Stories - January 11, 2018 - 1:22pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Financial Times reporter, Max Seddon, about his reporting on Russia's developing idea of a "crypto-rouble." The "crypto-rouble" would work similarly to a Bitcoin, except transactions would not be anonymous under an authoritarian government. The Kremlin hopes the currency can help evade U.S. sanctions.

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Carrier Loses 215 Employees In Latest Round Of Layoffs

NPR Top Stories - January 11, 2018 - 1:16pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Drew Daudelin of member station WFYI about Carrier's most recent round of layoffs. On Thursday, 215 employees will finish their shifts at the plant in Indianapolis, and walk out of the factory doors for good.

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Wal-Mart Says It Will Boost Wages, Give Bonuses With New Savings From Tax Law

NPR Top Stories - January 11, 2018 - 1:16pm

Wal-Mart plans to share part of its savings under the new tax law with its employees. The giant retailer announced today it is boosting its starting wage to $11 an hour and handing out bonuses to most of its employees.

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NY Prisons Are Limiting What Types Of Care Packages Inmates Can Receive

NPR Top Stories - January 11, 2018 - 1:16pm

NPR's Ari Shaprio speaks with Taylor Eldridge, investigative reporter for The Marshall Project, about New York prisons limiting care packages for prisoners. The prisons system implemented a change that only care packages sent through private companies will be allowed.

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Federal Judge Orders All Parties In Flint Water Case Into Mediation

NPR Top Stories - January 11, 2018 - 1:16pm

In Flint Michigan, hundreds of people have filed lawsuits over that city's lead water crisis. Most of the lawsuits have been consolidated into one massive case. On Thursday, a federal district judge in Ann Arbor ordered all the parties into mediation.

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Why Reaching A DACA Deal Could Be Tough

NPR Top Stories - January 11, 2018 - 1:16pm

Reaching an agreement on a DACA fix is only half the battle. The House and Senate would then have to approve it — and that could be tough, given how entrenched both parties' bases are on immigration issues.

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Former Head Of Ice Discusses Raids On 7-Eleven Stores

NPR Top Stories - January 11, 2018 - 1:16pm

After Immigration and Customs Enforcement raided 7-Eleven stores across the country in search of undocumented immigrants, NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Julie Myers Wood, former head of ICE, about workplace immigration raids.

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Missouri Gov. Dealing With A Sex And Blackmail Scandal During First Term

NPR Top Stories - January 11, 2018 - 1:16pm

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has confirmed that he had an extramarital affair before he was elected in 2016 — but he denies allegations that he used a photo to threaten to blackmail the woman he was sleeping with.

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