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Judge Rules That Black Lives Matter Cannot Be Sued

NPR Top Stories - September 30, 2017 - 2:40pm

A federal judge in Louisiana has ruled that Black Lives Matter is not a person, not a company and not a formal entity. And that means the social movement can't be sued.

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U.S. In Direct Contact With North Korea: 'We Do Talk To Them,' Tillerson Says

NPR Top Stories - September 30, 2017 - 8:45am

"We have lines of communications to Pyongyang," Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said from Beijing as he called for a cooling of an "overheated" situation.

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Puerto Rican Students, New Student Debt Numbers, College Application Tips And Tools

NPR Top Stories - September 30, 2017 - 4:33am

Plus you'll find two new studies on school choice and kindergarten readiness in our weekly roundup of education news.

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On NBC's Megyn Kelly, Authenticity And The Elephant In The Room

NPR Top Stories - September 30, 2017 - 4:08am

Kelly's first week as host of NBC's 9 a.m. Today show was rocky. The former Fox News anchor has time to steady the ship, but the transformation she's seeking to make is a big one.

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White House Aides Used Private Email For Official Business: 'Just Very, Very Stupid'

NPR Top Stories - September 30, 2017 - 3:15am

Lawmakers want the names of any White House aides using private email accounts for official business. A law professor said using private email is "not a criminal offense. It's just very, very stupid."

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Bannon's 'War' With GOP Has Only Just Begun

NPR Top Stories - September 30, 2017 - 3:01am

Former Trump strategist Steve Bannon and allies are enthused after a Roy Moore victory over Mitch McConnell's chosen candidate, and they have incumbents in Nevada, Arizona and more in their sights.

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Flee A Cataclysm, Or Cling To A Doomed Home? Why People Stay May Surprise You

NPR Top Stories - September 30, 2017 - 3:00am

"You must leave now," thousands of Americans from Puerto Rico to Oregon to Florida, Montana, Texas and beyond were told, as floods, fire and wind threatened their lives. Some said no.

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'What The Fluff?' Celebrates A Century Of Peanut Butter's Marshmallow Friend

NPR Top Stories - September 30, 2017 - 3:00am

The people of Massachusetts celebrated the centennial in sticky style with a festival — including thousands of Fluffernutter sandwiches — in the neighborhood where Fluff was first whipped up.

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Hugh Hefner: Looking Back At A Controversial Life

NPR Top Stories - September 30, 2017 - 3:00am

Hugh Hefner died this week at the age of 91. NPR's Scott Simon says Hefner "made history, and then tripped over it."

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Irma Was Bad News For Iguanas, Good News For Mosquitoes

NPR Top Stories - September 30, 2017 - 3:00am

Iguanas lost their habitat because of Hurricane Irma. That could mean disease-carrying mosquitoes, which are food for the lizards, could multiply faster.

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Trump's Tax Plan Has Echoes Of The Kansas Tax Cut Experiment

NPR Top Stories - September 30, 2017 - 2:00am

Republican Gov. Sam Brownback said the 2012 tax cuts would deliver a "shot of adrenaline" to the state's economy. Instead, revenues crashed, spending cuts, borrowing and accounting tricks followed.

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Federal Plan To Keep Files Of Immigrant Social Media Activity Causes Alarm

NPR Top Stories - September 30, 2017 - 1:00am

Department of Homeland Security says it's actually been collecting social media data on immigrants for years.

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Battered By Irma, Florida Fishermen Pin Their Hopes On Stone Crab Season

NPR Top Stories - September 29, 2017 - 11:58pm

Most years, spiny lobsters are the most lucrative commercial catch in Florida. Hurricane Irma cut this season short. Some fishermen are hoping a strong stone crab season will keep the industry afloat.

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'They Want Everything To Be Done For Them,' Trump Hits Back At Puerto Rico Criticism

NPR Top Stories - September 29, 2017 - 5:59pm

In a series of tweets early Saturday, President Trump defended his administration's handling of the recovery effort on the island and cast blame on Democrats, the mayor of San Juan and the media.

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Secretary Price Resigns Following Criticism Of Costly Charter Flights

NPR Top Stories - September 29, 2017 - 3:23pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Politico's Dan Diamond, who broke much of the news about Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price's charter flights, about Price's resignation.

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How Schools Are Dealing With Students' Right To Protest

NPR Top Stories - September 29, 2017 - 2:55pm

Under federal and state law, teachers and students do not lose their First Amendment rights when they enter school property. But that hasn't stopped some schools from threatening to punish them.

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