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NATO Nervous As Russia, Belarus Team Up For Cold-War-Style War Games

NPR Top Stories - September 14, 2017 - 8:28am

Zapad 2017 involves thousands of Russian and Belorussian troops, tanks and planes, making neighboring Ukraine and the NATO Baltic states jittery.

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In Their Own Words: Why Armed Fighters Attack Aid Workers

NPR Top Stories - September 14, 2017 - 7:30am

In the first study of its kind, researchers ask members of al-Shabab, the Haqqani network and the Taliban to explain why they attack the humanitarians trying to help them.

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Top Stories: Trump On DACA; Hurricane Relief In U.S. Virgin Islands

NPR Top Stories - September 14, 2017 - 6:40am

Also: What's in Bernie Sanders' proposed health legislation; several Marines are burned in a training accident in California; and the Cleveland Indians win their 21st game in a row.

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If You Think Everyone Else Has More Friends, You're Not Alone

NPR Top Stories - September 14, 2017 - 6:25am

Many first-year college students think their peers have more friends than they do, a study finds. But that can actually help motivate students to make new connections.

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Frank Vincent, Who Portrayed Dapper Mobsters, Dies

NPR Top Stories - September 14, 2017 - 4:16am

With his strong chin, manicured hair and steely glare, Vincent could bring an air of menace to almost any atmosphere.

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At Bug-Eating Festival, Kids Crunch Down On The Food Of The Future

NPR Top Stories - September 14, 2017 - 3:00am

The United Nations estimates that by 2050, the planet's 9 billion people will need to rely on bugs as a critical source of protein. Chefs and scientists are trying to get children on board early.

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Police Departments Deploy Garbage Trucks To Block Vehicle Attacks In Crowds

NPR Top Stories - September 14, 2017 - 2:00am

Law enforcement officers are using the trucks to prevent vehicle attacks like the one in Charlottesville that killed one woman and injured several other people.

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Trump: GOP Leadership 'On Board' With Deal Over DACA

NPR Top Stories - September 14, 2017 - 1:34am

After denying a deal earlier, Trump said he and Democratic leaders were "working on a plan" to protect DREAMers but later created confusion over whether his hoped-for border wall would be part of it.

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VIDEO: Snot Otters Get A Second Chance In Ohio

NPR Top Stories - September 14, 2017 - 1:03am

North America's largest amphibian, the Hellbender salamander, is in trouble. They are endangered in several states. A team in Ohio is trying to save them before it's too late.

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Here's What's In Bernie Sanders' 'Medicare For All' Bill

NPR Top Stories - September 14, 2017 - 1:00am

Don't understand what the independent Vermont senator's single-payer plan is? Here are the bullet points. (For starters, his new program would not look a whole lot like Medicare.)

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Aung San Suu Kyi To Skip U.N. Meeting As Criticism Over Rohingya Crisis Grows

NPR Top Stories - September 13, 2017 - 8:27am

The Myanmar leader has garnered international opprobrium for her handling of what the United Nations and watchdog groups say appears to be a genocide against the country's Muslim minority.

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House Dems: Michael Flynn May Have Lobbied For Nuclear Deal Inside White House

NPR Top Stories - September 13, 2017 - 8:08am

Retired Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn may have kept up contacts with the promoters of a vast Middle Eastern nuclear deal even as he was serving as national security adviser.

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Power Outages Persist For Millions In Florida, Georgia And Carolinas After Irma

NPR Top Stories - September 13, 2017 - 7:46am

Nearly 3.8 million electricity customers lack power in Florida Wednesday, along with hundreds of thousands more in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

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Man Booker Prize Shortlist Features George Saunders, Mohsin Hamid And Ali Smith

NPR Top Stories - September 13, 2017 - 6:41am

The 2017 nominees for the U.K.'s top literary prize include a hefty dose of marquee authors, such as Paul Auster. But the list also features a pair of debuts, from Emily Fridlund and Fiona Mozley.

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Top Stories: Irma Cleanup Continues; Cleveland Indians' Win Streak

NPR Top Stories - September 13, 2017 - 5:19am

Also: Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C) meets President Trump today over his Charlottesville response; Myanmar's leader won't attend a U.N. session over the Rohingya crisis; and new crew join the space station.

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Nun With A Chainsaw Becomes Symbol Of Post-Irma Cleanup: 'She Rocks'

NPR Top Stories - September 13, 2017 - 3:55am

When downed trees blocked the road near Sister Margaret Ann's school in southwest Miami-Dade County, she grabbed a chainsaw and got to work.

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Cleveland Indians Win 20 Straight, Tie 'Moneyball' Oakland A's Streak

NPR Top Stories - September 13, 2017 - 1:52am

The Indians beat the Detroit Tigers 2-0 last night to win their 20th straight game — tying the American League winning streak held by the 2002 Oakland Athletics. Cleveland goes for 21 this afternoon.

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Organic Industry Sues USDA To Push For Animal Welfare Rules

NPR Top Stories - September 13, 2017 - 1:02am

New rules — such as giving chickens more space to roam — were approved by the Obama administration, but put on hold under Trump. Now the organic industry is suing the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Trump, Bannon Maneuvers Could Threaten GOP Senate Majority

NPR Top Stories - September 13, 2017 - 1:00am

Trump has criticized incumbent GOP senators while praising a Democrat who is a top GOP target. And Steve Bannon is threatening to boost primary challengers in GOP races, perhaps making 2018 tougher.

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Sen. Tim Scott To Meet With Trump Over Charlottesville Response

NPR Top Stories - September 13, 2017 - 1:00am

The South Carolina senator, the only black Republican in the Senate, meets with President Trump Wednesday to discuss, in part, the president's response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va.

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