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Swallowing A 'Mini-Pillbox' Could Change The Way HIV Drugs Are Delivered

NPR Top Stories - January 9, 2018 - 9:19am

The idea is that a single capsule could deliver a week's worth of medication — contained in a six-pointed device that's folded up in a capsule.

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Joe Arpaio Will Run For A U.S. Senate Seat, Pledging Support For Trump

NPR Top Stories - January 9, 2018 - 9:07am

Arizona Republican Joe Arpaio, the former Maricopa County sheriff who became famous for his controversial stance on immigration, says he wants to join Congress so he can help President Trump.

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Federal Regulator Rejects Energy Department's Bid To Prop Up Coal, Nuclear

NPR Top Stories - January 9, 2018 - 9:00am

Energy Secretary Rick Perry proposed a rule that would essentially subsidize older fuel sources to compete with cheaper natural gas and renewables. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission cried foul.

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Thousands Evacuate In Southern California As Mudslides Turn Deadly

NPR Top Stories - January 9, 2018 - 8:28am

Five people have been killed in Santa Barbara County, according to the fire department. The rain is causing mudslides on hills stripped by massive wildfires, and authorities are warning of floods.

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Kayaker Admits To Setting Up A Rival Who Was Banned For Doping

NPR Top Stories - January 9, 2018 - 7:44am

In addition to spiking a fellow Japanese racer's drink, Yasuhiro Suzuki, 32, was found to have repeatedly resorted to trickery at competitions, such as stealing other kayakers' tools.

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James Damore Sues Google, Alleging Discrimination Against Conservative White Men

NPR Top Stories - January 9, 2018 - 6:36am

The former Google engineer was fired after he criticized the company's diversity efforts and suggested that innate differences between men and women explain gender gaps in the tech sector.

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Thai Premier To Reporters: Talk To The Cardboard Cut-Out

NPR Top Stories - January 9, 2018 - 5:44am

At a news conference, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha set up a cardboard cutout of himself and walked away. "If you want to ask any questions on politics or conflict, ask this guy," he said.

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Top Stories: Koreas Open Diplomatic Talks; Will Trump Speak With Mueller?

NPR Top Stories - January 9, 2018 - 5:37am

Also: A fire is still burning on an oil tanker off China; President Trump will discuss immigration with senators today; and a man who's stolen buses and trains will receive mental health treatment.

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After Devastating Cyclone, Fiji Farmers Plant For A Changed Climate

NPR Top Stories - January 9, 2018 - 5:01am

As the Pacific island archipelago of Fiji faces a warming planet, the country's farmers are turning to more climate-resilient techniques that other storm-prone communities worldwide could model.

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In the Korea Talks, Why Kim Jong Un Can't Lose

NPR Top Stories - January 9, 2018 - 4:04am

North Korea's leader entered the talks with a strong hand. Researcher Ben Forney takes a look at Kim's endgame.

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Gut Check: Gas-Sniffing Capsule Charts The Digestive Tract

NPR Top Stories - January 8, 2018 - 8:00am

The electronic pill looks like the biggest multivitamin a human could possibly swallow. Tests have show that the experimental device can measure gases tied to microbes and digestion.

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Are Gummy Bear Flavors Just Fooling Our Brains?

NPR Top Stories - January 8, 2018 - 7:59am

Color really does impact our perception of taste — even if the ingredients are otherwise the same, scientists say. It's something candy companies use to their advantage.

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A Life-Size Replica Of The Titanic Is Under Construction In China's Countryside

NPR Top Stories - January 8, 2018 - 7:37am

Construction began in 2014. Once finished, the replica will be the centerpiece of a theme park that the developer hopes will attract millions of tourists from China and beyond.

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11 Saudi Princes Arrested After Protesting Over Their Utility Bills

NPR Top Stories - January 8, 2018 - 6:22am

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has instituted austerity measures that cut the subsidies for royal family members' electric and water bills.

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Top Stories: Congress Faces A Deadline; Iran Claims Protests Over

NPR Top Stories - January 8, 2018 - 6:15am

Also: A small fire breaks out at Trump Tower, injuring two people; a female BBC journalist quits over significantly lower wages than male peers; and it was World No Pants Subway Ride Day on Sunday.

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U.S. Olympic Figure Skating Lineup Set, Here Are The Surprises

NPR Top Stories - January 8, 2018 - 6:10am

Fourteen skaters in individual, pairs and dance categories will travel to South Korea next month to try to bolster America's sterling reputation in one of the Olympics' most popular sports.

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A Small Fire Breaks Out On Roof Of Trump Tower In NYC

NPR Top Stories - January 8, 2018 - 5:33am

President Trump was in Washington, D.C., at the time the fire broke out in Manhattan on Monday. The fire has been placed under control; one civilian and one firefighter have been injured.

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Soaring Popularity Of Grass-Fed Beef May Hit Roadblock: Less Nutritious Grass

NPR Top Stories - January 8, 2018 - 4:00am

Since the mid-'90s, levels of crude protein in the plants, which cattle need to grow, have dropped nearly 20 percent, and it may just be a matter of time before prairie grasses can't support grazing.

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BBC Veteran Quits China Editor Post To Protest Gender Pay Gap

NPR Top Stories - January 8, 2018 - 3:08am

Carrie Gracie, a highly respected 30-year veteran at the network, says the BBC has refused to match the pay of male colleagues who earn 50 percent more than her salary.

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Congress Changed 529 College Savings Plans, And Now States Are Nervous

NPR Top Stories - January 8, 2018 - 3:01am

Why the dramatically new vision for the popular college savings plan could cost some states dearly.

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