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Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner Continues His Standoff With Jeff Sessions Over Marijuana

NPR Top Stories - January 10, 2018 - 1:00pm

The Republican lawmaker, who says marijuana laws must be "up to the states," tells NPR he is willing to hold up Department of Justice nominations until the attorney general reverses course.

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The U.N.'s Terrible Dilemma: Who Gets To Eat?

NPR Top Stories - January 10, 2018 - 12:35pm

Funding shortages and continuing conflicts are forcing the U.N.'s World Food Programme to make tough decisions about who gets rations — and how big they are.

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Reuters Reporters Face 14 Years In Prison After Myanmar Brings Formal Charges

NPR Top Stories - January 10, 2018 - 12:33pm

Prosecutors say the two men violated Myanmar's Official Secrets Act in rheir reporting. The case, which comes as Myanmar stands accused of ethnic cleansing, has drawn widespread criticism.

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Top Fox News D.C. Reporter James Rosen Left Network After Harassment Claims

NPR Top Stories - January 10, 2018 - 12:26pm

Former colleagues allege the chief Washington correspondent left Fox News after sexually harassing female co-workers. Rosen's departure followed network scrutiny of his behavior toward women there.

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Netanyahu Says Strip Club Recording Of His Son Is A Media 'Shaming' Plot

NPR Top Stories - January 10, 2018 - 12:11pm

"Bro, my dad got your dad a sweet deal," Yair Netanyahu, then 24, is heard telling friends amid talk of prostitution and lap dances in a secretly recorded conversation from 2015.

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Trump Ducks Questions On Mueller Interview

NPR Top Stories - January 10, 2018 - 12:11pm

President Trump took questions from reporters Wednesday during a joint appearance with the Prime Minister Erna Solberg.

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A Scientist's Gender Can Skew Research Results

NPR Top Stories - January 10, 2018 - 12:10pm

If a female researcher asks a man if he's in pain, he's less likely to admit it. The effect of gender on study results has been known for years. But it's rarely disclosed or discussed.

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After Florida Gets Offshore Drilling Exemption, Other States Ask For The Same

NPR Top Stories - January 10, 2018 - 12:01pm

The Trump administration has proposed radically expanding offshore oil drilling, but Florida's waters are "off the table." Leaders in California, New York, South Carolina and elsewhere noticed.

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Trump Again Blasts Libel Laws, Calling Them 'A Sham'

NPR Top Stories - January 10, 2018 - 11:45am

The president's attack follows publication of a best-selling book that questions his fitness for office.

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'Butterfly Tongues' Are More Ancient Than Flowers, Fossil Study Finds

NPR Top Stories - January 10, 2018 - 11:33am

Scientists have discovered the proboscis butterflies use to suck nectar from flowers existed before flowers did. So: What were ancient butterflies using their long, tongue-like suckers for?

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DACA's Cloudy Future Casts A Shadow On A Young Chef's Dream

NPR Top Stories - January 10, 2018 - 10:24am

Alfonso Verdis came to the U.S. from Mexico at age 15, working his way from dishwasher to chef in an industry that relies heavily on immigrant labor. But his DACA status in the U.S. will soon expire.

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Trump Reiterates Openness To Talks With North Korea At 'Appropriate Time'

NPR Top Stories - January 10, 2018 - 10:20am

The president said any talks with North Korea would have to be "under the right circumstances." He spoke to South Korea's leader on Wednesday, after the two Koreas held high-level talks.

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Outcry After Louisiana Teacher Arrested During School Board Meeting

NPR Top Stories - January 10, 2018 - 9:40am

A Louisiana teacher questioned whether the school's superintendent should receive a raise. Then she was handcuffed. The city's attorney says the teacher will not face charges.

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In France, A Debate About Kissing A Traditional Custom Goodbye

NPR Top Stories - January 10, 2018 - 9:40am

Mayor Aude Picard-Wolff told 73 municipal counselors she would no longer greet them with the customary two-cheek kiss, known as la bise, which she said wastes time and is unhygienic and sexist.

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Trump's Lawyer Sues BuzzFeed, Fusion GPS Over Russia Dossier

NPR Top Stories - January 10, 2018 - 8:52am

Michael Cohen declared "enough is enough," calling the dossier "lie-filled." NPR has not detailed the allegations in the document because it remains unverified.

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How To Make The World A Better Place In 2018, According To Pope Francis

NPR Top Stories - January 9, 2018 - 11:14am

He spoke about topics in the headlines but also voiced concerns about robots and the cost of drugs.

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Girls Auto Clinic Owner: 'I Couldn't Find A Female Mechanic, So I Had To Learn'

NPR Top Stories - January 9, 2018 - 10:47am

There was a time when Patrice Banks avoided taking her car in for routine maintenance. Now, she's a trained mechanic, and the owner of a garage that caters to women.

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PHOTOS: The Sahara Desert, Painted White With Snow

NPR Top Stories - January 9, 2018 - 10:24am

More than a foot of snow fell on the Sahara on Sunday, shrouding the orange and red landscape in hues of white. The rare scene didn't last long, but luckily, a local photographer had his camera ready.

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Fusion GPS Founder's Senate Judiciary Testimony Released

NPR Top Stories - January 9, 2018 - 10:15am

Glenn Simpson testified before the committee in August and recently called for a transcript to be made public. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., posted the material on Tuesday.

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North And South Korea Reach Breakthroughs In First High-Level Talks In 2 Years

NPR Top Stories - January 9, 2018 - 9:58am

The two sides announced further dialogue to ease tension between them, but the North still insists any talk of nuclear weapons is off the table.

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