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Analysts: North Korea Improves Its Capabilities With Each Missile Test

NPR Top Stories - July 29, 2017 - 3:56am

North Korea fired a missile on Friday that experts say had the capability of striking U.S. cities. Korea observers argue with each successive test, the U.S. and allies lose leverage with Pyongyang.

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For Some, GOP Women Deserve Slow Clap Ending After Killing 'Skinny Repeal' Bill

NPR Top Stories - July 29, 2017 - 3:00am

The drama on the Senate floor early Friday morning was the culmination of months of opposition — and concerns expressed — by moderate Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska.

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Don't Look Away: Stuff Happens Fast In Trump's First Summer In Washington

NPR Top Stories - July 29, 2017 - 3:00am

Even as the GOP's assault on Obamacare lurched and stumbled to a stop, America's attention was divided by other stories — some important, some of lesser consequence and some of greater shock value.

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You Probably Don't Want To Know About Haiti's Sewage Problems

NPR Top Stories - July 29, 2017 - 3:00am

What went wrong with Haiti's sanitation plan? The story involves the queen of Spain, the "sanitation champion" and the man with the worst job in the world.

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President Vows To 'Eradicate' MS-13 Gang

NPR Top Stories - July 28, 2017 - 2:49pm

Trump told a crowd gathered in Long Island that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers were "liberating our towns" from gang violence.

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Former Ethics Director Says Trump Is Causing A 'Crisis;' Calls For Reforms

NPR Top Stories - July 28, 2017 - 2:34pm

Walter Shaub, former head of the federal ethics office, says that unless compliance laws are toughened, American ethical norms will fade away. They will be replaced by new, lower standards, he fears.

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Body Camera Video Shows Officer Telling Venus Williams She's At Fault In Car Crash

NPR Top Stories - July 28, 2017 - 1:55pm

The footage shows a Palm Beach Gardens officer telling the tennis star he won't cite her: "You just got stuck in a bad situation." She is being sued for wrongful death of a man in the other vehicle.

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Trump Taps John Kelly As New White House Chief Of Staff

NPR Top Stories - July 28, 2017 - 1:33pm

John Kelly, who had been serving as the president's secretary of homeland security, takes a key role at the White House after a week of staff turmoil and infighting.

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Sen. James Lankford On The Health Care Vote, White House Upheaval

NPR Top Stories - July 28, 2017 - 1:17pm

Republican Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma discusses why he's disappointed that the health care vote failed and on the announcement that Reince Priebus is out as White House chief of staff.

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Trump Chief Of Staff Priebus Is Out — In Biggest White House Staff Shake-Up Yet

NPR Top Stories - July 28, 2017 - 1:01pm

The former Republican National Committee chairman, a mild-mannered Wisconsinite, was never a natural fit with the flashy billionaire president. His exit signals a new chapter in the Trump presidency.

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Charlie Gard, Baby Whose Parents Battled Hospital Over Treatment, Dies

NPR Top Stories - July 28, 2017 - 10:14am

Charlie had a severe genetic disorder with no known cure, and doctors said experimental treatments could cause suffering. He died in a hospice after his parents dropped a legal challenge.

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Congress Emerges From Another Health Care Failure Without A Clear Path Forward

NPR Top Stories - July 28, 2017 - 10:11am

Whether Republicans will try to resurrect health care efforts — again — is uncertain. Republican Sen. John McCain, who cast the decisive no vote, said the bill's defeat is a chance to "start fresh."

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Laurene Powell Jobs To Buy Stake In Atlantic Media

NPR Top Stories - July 28, 2017 - 9:59am

The widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is acquiring a majority share of the parent company of The Atlantic magazine.

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Businessman Paints A Terrifying And Complex Picture Of Putin's Russia

NPR Top Stories - July 28, 2017 - 9:12am

Allegations of murder, blackmail and hundreds of millions of dollars worth of corruption. William Browder's story has it all — and he shared it Thursday with a Senate panel investigating Russia.

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Dutch-Led Fund Raises $300 Million To Replace U.S. Funding For Sexual Health

NPR Top Stories - July 28, 2017 - 9:05am

In March, the "She Decides" initiative announced $190 million for charities that would lose U.S. support under the Trump administration's anti-abortion policy. Since then, money has kept pouring in.

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There's Great News — And Grim News — In The Fight Against HIV/AIDS

NPR Top Stories - July 28, 2017 - 8:36am

The epidemic is always changing. Here's a look at some of the latest trends.

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Craft Beer, Brought To You By Big Beer

NPR Top Stories - July 28, 2017 - 8:03am

More than a dozen of America's most popular craft breweries have been bought by global beverage companies in recent years. Craft beer brewers say they're under attack by what they call "Big Beer."

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FDA Proposes Cutting Nicotine Amounts In Cigarettes, Targeting Addiction

NPR Top Stories - July 28, 2017 - 7:50am

It would be the first time in the agency's history that it has sought to regulate the amount of nicotine in cigarettes.

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North Korea Successfully Tests Another ICBM, Pentagon Says

NPR Top Stories - July 28, 2017 - 7:48am

The launch comes just weeks after Pyongyang tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile. The Department of Defense says the missile traveled about 620 miles before landing in the Sea of Japan.

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Top Lawyer For Civil Rights At Justice Department Leaving After Roughly 6 Months

NPR Top Stories - July 28, 2017 - 7:00am

Thomas Wheeler led the Justice Department's civil rights unit through a period of transition. He told lawyers he never intended to stay in the job permanently.

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