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As Millennials Get Older, Many Are Buying SUVs To Drive To Their Suburban Homes

NPR Top Stories - September 15, 2017 - 12:37pm

Having put off buying cars and becoming homeowners, America's largest demographic is starting to make big-ticket purchases.

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Rural Hospitals Struggle To Stock Expensive Drugs That Could Save Lives

NPR Top Stories - September 15, 2017 - 12:35pm

A federal drug program blocks rural hospitals from getting discounts on rare-disease drugs, forcing staff to cut back on supplies of lifesaving medicines.

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Research Shows Spanish Speakers Take Longer To Learn English. Why?

NPR Top Stories - September 15, 2017 - 12:35pm

A recent study emphasizes what researchers have noted for years: As children, Spanish-speaking English learners take longer to become proficient than nearly any other group. Here are theories why.

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Hacker Group OurMine Targets Vevo's Data (And Removes It By Request)

NPR Top Stories - September 15, 2017 - 11:05am

The hacker group, which posted hundreds of gigabytes of data it took from the music video site on Friday, said that it had alerted Vevo about the site's failure to protect itself.

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Nobody Takes The Bodega Out Of The Corner. Not Even A Startup

NPR Top Stories - September 15, 2017 - 11:00am

A new startup wants to make these neighborhood stores "obsolete." But for many people, bodegas aren't just about convenience — they feed the spirit of a community.

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3 Female Former Employees Sue Google Over Alleged Gender Pay Discrimination

NPR Top Stories - September 15, 2017 - 10:57am

"It is time to stop ignoring these issues in tech," says one plaintiff. They are seeking class-action status to sue on behalf of all women employed by Google in California over the past four years.

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Mowing In America: 11-Year-Old Entrepreneur Tackles White House Lawn

NPR Top Stories - September 15, 2017 - 10:40am

An 11-year-old Virginia boy who offered to cut the White House lawn for free got his chance Friday.

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Ig Nobels Awarded For Research Into Big Ears, Feline Fluidity

NPR Top Stories - September 15, 2017 - 8:55am

The annual awards for research "that makes you laugh, then think" also singled out scientists who determined that having contact with a crocodile influences a person's willingness to gamble.

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White House Staffers May Get Legal Fund For Russia Probe — With Anonymous Donors?

NPR Top Stories - September 15, 2017 - 8:28am

Anonymous donations to a legal defense fund, even one for White House staffers, could be a discreet way of showing loyalty to President Trump.

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Juggalo, Pro-Trump And Anti-Trump Groups To Converge In D.C. Saturday

NPR Top Stories - September 15, 2017 - 8:09am

The city is no stranger to First Amendment demonstrations, but police will have a heightened challenge this weekend.

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Former St. Louis Police Officer Is Acquitted Of Murder In Anthony Lamar Smith Case

NPR Top Stories - September 15, 2017 - 7:54am

"No one promised a rose garden, and this surely is not one," Judge Timothy Wilson wrote in his ruling on the 2011 killing. Prosecutors had accused Jason Stockley of planting a gun.

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40 Nominees Unveiled For The 2017 National Book Awards

NPR Top Stories - September 15, 2017 - 7:04am

Of the names announced by the National Book Foundation, four will take home the literary prize in November. Jesmyn Ward, Jennifer Egan and Frank Bidart number among the longlists' familiar faces.

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A Rare Win For A Woman Stabbed By A Stalker In Pakistan

NPR Top Stories - September 15, 2017 - 6:48am

She spurned a friend's advances. He tried to kill her. She wanted to take him to court. But it's hard to prosecute crimes against women in Pakistan. Then she met a young lawyer with a plan.

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Jose Forecast To Become A Hurricane (Again) On Friday

NPR Top Stories - September 15, 2017 - 6:11am

No coastal watches or warnings are in effect for Jose, but the storm is expected to bring "high surf and life-threatening rip currents along portions of the U.S. East Coast" in the coming days.

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Top Stories: London Train Attack; Cassini's Saturn Mission Is Over

NPR Top Stories - September 15, 2017 - 5:45am

Also: Harvard withdraws a fellowship invitation to Chelsea Manning; the FTC will join probes of Equifax; and language researchers want to revive some historical words.

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Efforts To Prevent Misuse Of Biomedical Research Fall Short

NPR Top Stories - September 14, 2017 - 11:04am

The National Academies of Sciences says not enough has been done to keep legitimate research on pathogens and toxins from being misappropriated and turned into biological weapons.

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Florida Nursing Home Case: Many Questions, And Few Answers, After 8 Patients Die

NPR Top Stories - September 14, 2017 - 10:07am

The Rehabilitation Center never lost power — but a transformer that drove its air conditioning unit was knocked out, leaving residents vulnerable to the heat and humidity.

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Fire Kills At Least 23 At Malaysian School Dormitory With Barred Windows

NPR Top Stories - September 14, 2017 - 9:54am

"We wanted to help others," a survivor tells Reuters. "There was nothing we could do." The victims were mostly children whose escape was blocked.

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Visiting Florida, Trump Praises 'Incredible' First Responders, State Officials

NPR Top Stories - September 14, 2017 - 9:23am

"It's a team like very few people have seen," Trump said of Florida and federal officials.

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Warriors Against Waste: These Restaurants And Bars Are Aiming For Zero

NPR Top Stories - September 14, 2017 - 9:11am

Restaurateurs are challenging themselves to reduce the staggering amount of food waste that the industry generates. But can any viable business generate zero waste?

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