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Top Stories: Texas Church Shooting Latest; Trump's Visit To Japan

NPR Top Stories - November 6, 2017 - 4:12am

Also: How President Trump is slowly affecting U.S. policy; suspected tornadoes in Ohio and Indiana injure eight people; and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) suffers broken ribs in a home attack.

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Trump, During Visit To Japan, Talks Trade And North Korea

NPR Top Stories - November 6, 2017 - 2:52am

The president said he expected Japan to buy lots of new weapons from the U.S., including missile interceptors and new F-35 fighter jets.

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How Trump Has Put His Mark On Policy, Slowly

NPR Top Stories - November 6, 2017 - 2:01am

A year after the consequential 2016 presidential election, some policies have changed. Others have remained surprisingly sticky.

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Millions Of Dollars Pour Into Washington State Special Election

NPR Top Stories - November 6, 2017 - 2:00am

At stake is control of the Washington state Senate, where the GOP holds a one-seat majority. It's currently the only Republican-held legislative chamber on the West Coast.

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What We Know About The Texas Church Shooting Suspect

NPR Top Stories - November 5, 2017 - 11:24pm

Authorities say that 26-year-old Devin Patrick Kelley had a brief and troubled enlistment in the U.S. Air Force before being court-martialed and discharged in 2014 for assaulting his wife and child.

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At Least 26 Dead After Gunman Opens Fire In South Texas Church

NPR Top Stories - November 5, 2017 - 12:22pm

In the small community of Sutherland Springs, a gunman opened fire at a church late Sunday morning. Gov. Greg Abbott said in a news conference Sunday night that at least 26 people have been killed.

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Potential T-Mobile And Sprint Merger Falls Apart

NPR Top Stories - November 4, 2017 - 12:04pm

The third and fourth largest U.S. wireless carriers had been in talks for a long time, but announced Saturday they could not agree on mutually beneficial terms.

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Massachusetts Becomes 1st State To Ban Bump Stocks After Las Vegas Massacre

NPR Top Stories - November 4, 2017 - 10:16am

The restriction was added to a budget bill Thursday and was signed into law with minimal dissent on Friday.

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Lebanon's Prime Minister Resigns, Fears Plot On His Life

NPR Top Stories - November 4, 2017 - 7:15am

Saad Hariri made the announcement Saturday in a televised address from Saudi Arabia. Hariri's father, a former prime minister, was assassinated in 2005.

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3 Ways To Think About What Mattered In The Deluge Of Political News This Week

NPR Top Stories - November 4, 2017 - 6:44am

From the legal "shock and awe" of Trump campaign officials' indictments by DOJ special counsel Robert Mueller to party divisions laid bare, what a week.

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The Big Stories Behind Small Seeds: This Man Wants To Save Them All

NPR Top Stories - November 4, 2017 - 4:13am

Gardener John Coykendall has collected hundreds of rare heirloom varieties and records their heritage in illustrated journals. Knowing the history of our food, he says, is part of knowing who we are.

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Sickle Cell Patients Endure Discrimination, Poor Care And Shortened Lives

NPR Top Stories - November 4, 2017 - 3:01am

About 100,000 people in the United States have sickle cell disease, and most of them are African-American. While there is effective care for the disease, it's difficult for patients to obtain.

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DeVos Comments On LGBT Rules; Her Husband's Political Contributions Questioned

NPR Top Stories - November 4, 2017 - 2:33am

Plus personnel and regulatory changes from the Education Department in our NPR Ed weekly roundup.

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When Election Day Comes And There's Only One Candidate On The Ballot

NPR Top Stories - November 4, 2017 - 1:00am

A political scientist says it's a bad sign for democracy when voters aren't presented with at least two options in a race. And the problem tends to get worse the further down ballot a race is.

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Nonprofits Fear House Republican Tax Bill Would Hurt Charitable Giving

NPR Top Stories - November 4, 2017 - 1:00am

Even though Republicans promise to preserve the deduction for charitable donations, nonprofits say other proposed changes in the bill could discourage as much as $13 billion in annual giving.

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Netflix Dumps Kevin Spacey From 'House Of Cards' Amid Harassment Complaints

NPR Top Stories - November 3, 2017 - 8:00pm

The company had first said it would cancel the series after the 2018 season, then suspended filming of those episodes and now has fired Spacey.

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New JFK Assassination Documents Delve Into Oswald's Trip To Mexico, Plans To Flee

NPR Top Stories - November 3, 2017 - 4:35pm

The 553 new documents released Friday show that Lee Harvey Oswald had tried to get visas from Cuba and the Soviet Union to flee the U.S. after killing Kennedy.

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NYPD Is Investigating Sexual Assault Claims Against Harvey Weinstein

NPR Top Stories - November 3, 2017 - 4:24pm

The rape accusations against the movie producer by an actress represent the second such case examined by the NYPD.

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Girl Detained By Border Patrol After Emergency Surgery Released To Parents

NPR Top Stories - November 3, 2017 - 4:06pm

Rosa Maria Hernandez, 10, was taken into custody while on her way to a Texas hospital. Rosa Maria, who has cerebral palsy, had been put into deportation proceedings and housed away from her family.

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Judge In Spain Issues International Arrest Warrant For Catalan President

NPR Top Stories - November 3, 2017 - 2:08pm

Carles Puigdemont, the separatist leader of Catalonia, is in exile in Belgium after his government declared independence from Madrid.

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