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A Math 'Gimmick'? GOP Proposes Creating New Tax Policies, Then Letting Them Expire

NPR Top Stories - November 7, 2017 - 9:08am

Republicans set up some of their most-touted tax overhaul ideas to expire in five years, but it's possible they have no intention of letting those proposals die.

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Kabul TV Station Goes Back On Air After Being Attacked By Armed Militants

NPR Top Stories - November 7, 2017 - 7:25am

Shamshad TV employees tell local media that after the sound of an explosion and gunfire, they scrambled to get out of the building.

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Top Stories: Watching Elections Today Across The U.S.; Trump In South Korea

NPR Top Stories - November 7, 2017 - 5:47am

Also: The Texas church shooter had a history of domestic violence; combing through changes in the House GOP tax legislation; and understanding people with blindness through meals served in the dark.

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Leading Bump Stock Manufacturer To Resume Sales Tuesday

NPR Top Stories - November 7, 2017 - 5:47am

The accessories, which make assault-style rifles more deadly, drew even more controversy after they were used in the Las Vegas massacre.

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Lawyer For Rand Paul's Neighbor Says 'Trivial' Dispute Led To Assault

NPR Top Stories - November 7, 2017 - 5:30am

The attorney for Rene Boucher says "a matter that most people would regard as trivial" is behind an incident that left Sen. Rand Paul with five broken ribs.

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Trump: Curbs On Gun Sales Would Make 'No Difference' In Texas Shooting

NPR Top Stories - November 7, 2017 - 4:01am

Despite reports that the suspect's criminal record should have stopped him from legally buying firearms, the president said tougher vetting wouldn't have prevented the church attack.

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Maine Voters Will Decide If They Want More Access To Medicaid

NPR Top Stories - November 7, 2017 - 2:05am

The state of Maine has wrestled for years over whether expanding its low-income health insurance program would help more people or be a budget buster. Now they're going to take it to a vote.

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Voters Confused By Ohio's Ballot Question On Drug Prices

NPR Top Stories - November 7, 2017 - 2:02am

Ohio voters are being asked by a ballot initiative to consider making a law that would require the state to pay no more for prescription drugs than the federal Department of Veterans Affairs does.

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Trump's 2016 Victory Speech, Annotated 1 Year Later

NPR Top Stories - November 7, 2017 - 2:01am

How is the country's economic growth? And what about all those people Trump thanked for getting him across the finish line? NPR adds context and analysis to the president's election night remarks.

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What To Watch In Tuesday's Elections Across The Country

NPR Top Stories - November 7, 2017 - 2:00am

In odd-numbered years, Election Day is a hodgepodge of races. But in an era when all politics is national, these low-profile elections have a lot to say about the direction of the country.

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In Texas And Beyond, Mass Shootings Have Roots In Domestic Violence

NPR Top Stories - November 7, 2017 - 1:53am

The man who police say killed 26 people in a small Texas church on Sunday had a record of domestic violence, making him sadly typical. Many suspects of mass shootings have similar histories.

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In Chicago, Female Public Defenders Want Men In Lockup To Keep It In Their Pants

NPR Top Stories - November 6, 2017 - 10:21am

The Cook County public defender wants authorities to find a way to stop men in custody from exposing themselves to female attorneys. "It's disgusting, it's awful and my lawyers are being assaulted."

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Texas Church Shooter May Have Been Motivated To Kill By 'Domestic Situation'

NPR Top Stories - November 6, 2017 - 9:59am

Authorities said Monday that they don't believe racial or religious reasons drove Devin Patrick Kelley, the 26-year-old who gunned down at least 26 people at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

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Families Of Japanese Abducted By North Korea Hope For Help From Trump

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

In Tokyo, Trump met relatives of Japanese citizens taken by North Korea in the 1970s. A handful have been freed over the years, but families are divided over the best way to gain release of the rest.

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Gun Violence: Comparing The U.S. With Other Countries

NPR Top Stories - November 6, 2017 - 8:53am

The latest data on deaths by gun violence shows how the U.S. ranks among rich nations and lower income countries.

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Baby's Got Mail: Free Books Boost Early Literacy

NPR Top Stories - November 6, 2017 - 7:48am

A simple, scalable program — founded by Dolly Parton — reaches kids before they enter school: You sign up and get a free book in the mail every month until your child turns 5.

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The Alternative 'Russia Scandal'

NPR Top Stories - November 6, 2017 - 7:44am

President Trump and his supporters are again claiming that Hillary Clinton helped Russia gain control of the U.S. uranium supply and endangered U.S. security. The facts don't support this.

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3 Central Questions As President Trump Visits Asia

NPR Top Stories - November 6, 2017 - 6:52am

The president's visit will be a defining moment. Will the region be reassured and put at ease or left only further concerned that the era of Pax Americana may finally be ending?

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Sen. Rand Paul Recovering From 5 Broken Ribs After Assault

NPR Top Stories - November 6, 2017 - 5:37am

Paul's senior adviser Doug Stafford said the 54-year-old Kentucky senator "has five rib fractures, including three displaced fractures." His alleged attacker is a doctor who's also Paul's neighbor.

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Don't Be Koi. There's Something Fishy About That Trump-Abe Photo

NPR Top Stories - November 6, 2017 - 5:21am

At a welcoming ceremony at Tokyo's Akasaka palace, the president appears to grow weary of a traditional koi feeding — so he simply dumps the contents of his box of fish food.

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