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Feds To Waive Penalties For Some Who Signed Up Late For Medicare

NPR Top Stories - June 6, 2017 - 1:30am

People who mistakenly stayed on marketplace health plans after they qualified for Medicare may be eligible to have Medicare penalties reduced or waived, if they apply for the waiver by Sept. 30.

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Can The Trump Brand Win State Elections, Too?

NPR Top Stories - June 6, 2017 - 1:00am

Virginia's gubernatorial primary is serving as an early test of whether state candidates adopting President Trump's brand can win. One candidate there is campaigning to "Take Back Virginia."

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'The Quiet Man': The Powerful Conservative White House Lawyer In The Middle Of It All

NPR Top Stories - June 6, 2017 - 1:00am

The White House counsel is the president's official lawyer, and his job description puts him at the center of every legal decision made in the White House.

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Disability Advocates Fear Impact Of Medicaid Cuts In GOP Health Plan

NPR Top Stories - June 6, 2017 - 12:44am

Evan Nodvin has lived on his own since after high school. But since he has Down syndrome, he does that with help from Medicaid. The Trump administration is threatening deep cuts to the program.

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Peter Sallis Of 'Wallace And Gromit' Fame Dies At 96

NPR Top Stories - June 5, 2017 - 11:32pm

Before the British actor voiced Wallace in the animated films, he starred in the long-running sitcom Last of the Summer Wine. He was the only actor to appear in all 295 episodes.

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Report: Russia Launched Cyberattack On Voting Vendor Ahead Of Election

NPR Top Stories - June 5, 2017 - 3:42pm

Russia's GRU intelligence agency targeted an American provider of election services, The Intercept says; a U.S. intelligence contractor was charged with revealing a secret report about the scheme.

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2 Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter For Deadly 'Ghost Ship' Fire

NPR Top Stories - June 5, 2017 - 2:09pm

The "Ghost Ship," a warehouse that was used as a residence and performance space in Oakland, Calif., caught fire in December, killing 36 people. The building manager and a party planner face charges.

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Trump Administration Seeking Permits For Seismic Air Gun Surveys In Atlantic

NPR Top Stories - June 5, 2017 - 1:43pm

The proposal would allow five energy companies to incidentally harass ocean wildlife by using seismic air guns for oil and gas exploration, much to the chagrin of environmental groups.

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Saudi Arabia, Egypt And Other Arab Nations Cut Diplomatic Ties With Qatar

NPR Top Stories - June 5, 2017 - 4:18am

The coordinated move closes Qatar's lone land-based border crossing. It comes amid accusations of support for terrorism and suspicions about ties with Iran.

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'Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly' Makes A Tepid Debut

NPR Top Stories - June 5, 2017 - 3:12am

The former Fox News star's debut on NBC featured an interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Neither Putin, nor our television critic, was impressed.

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Housing Secretary Ben Carson Clarifies Comment That Poverty Is A 'State of Mind'

NPR Top Stories - June 5, 2017 - 1:00am

But Carson says that "how a person thinks" is only one component that contributes to being poor. He spoke to NPR about the comment and how his agency hopes to "break these cycles" of poverty.

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The Senate's 4 Big Problems With Health Care

NPR Top Stories - June 5, 2017 - 1:00am

Congress returns Monday from the Memorial Day recess without any discernible progress in the Senate on health care legislation — and time is getting short.

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In Texas, Abstinence-Only Programs May Contribute To Teen Pregnancies

NPR Top Stories - June 5, 2017 - 12:56am

Teenage pregnancy rates have declined across the country, but some parts of Texas have made much less progress on that. Abstinence-only sex ed policies may be one reason why.

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Trump Vows Protection From 'Vile Enemy'

NPR Top Stories - June 5, 2017 - 12:03am

At a Ford's Theatre gala Sunday night in Washington, D.C., President Trump described the weekend London attack as "horrific." ISIS claimed responsibility for the incident that killed 7 people.

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Trump Supporters And Counter-Protesters Collide In Portland, Ore.

NPR Top Stories - June 4, 2017 - 6:06pm

Thousands of demonstrators from varying groups converged in Portland, Ore. Sunday afternoon in the wake of the fatal stabbing of two Portland men who tried to stop another man's anti-Muslim tirade.

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NPR News Nuggets: A Love For Pizza, A Race For Cheese & North Korea's 'iPad'

NPR Top Stories - June 4, 2017 - 5:56pm

Here's a quick roundup of some of the mini-moments you may have missed on this week's Morning Edition.

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A Mother Tries To Understand Her Daughter's Gender Identity

NPR Top Stories - June 4, 2017 - 3:18pm

A mother and daughter talk about what it means for them to come out as lesbian in different eras, and how labels — or a lack thereof — have shaped their coming out stories.

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Israelis Have Mixed Feelings About The 50th Anniversary Of The Six Day War

NPR Top Stories - June 4, 2017 - 2:28pm

This week marks the 50th Anniversary of the Arab-Israeli Six Day War. Michel Martin speaks with Jane Eisner, editor of The Forward, about Israelis' feelings toward marking the event.

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A Look Back On Bill Cosby's Story As His Trial Begins

NPR Top Stories - June 4, 2017 - 2:28pm

Jeanette Woods talks with NPR's Michel Martin about her podcast, Cosby Unraveled. It explores Bill Cosby's beginnings in the projects of North Philadelphia, the peak of his influence and his downfall.

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Pro-Trump Rally In Portland Is A Flash Point Between Opposing Groups

NPR Top Stories - June 4, 2017 - 2:28pm

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Oregon Public Broadcasting's Amelia Templeton who's on scene at a Pro-Trump Rally in downtown Portland, Ore.

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