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Department Of Transportation Rolls Out New Guidelines For Self-Driving Cars

NPR Top Stories - September 12, 2017 - 5:19pm

Tuesday's report, the first such recommendations for manufacturers released under the Trump administration, trims some of the guidelines set out under Obama. Still, they remain voluntary.

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DOJ Won't Prosecute Baltimore Officers In Freddie Gray Case

NPR Top Stories - September 12, 2017 - 4:43pm

The Justice Department says it can't meet the legal standard to prove that six officers intended to harm Gray after he was severely injured in the back of a police van.

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When Hurricanes Churn, A Little Hotel Becomes Something More

NPR Top Stories - September 12, 2017 - 2:21pm

During a storm evacuation, residents of Fort Myers, Fla., have to figure out where to go. Except for 91-year-old Dorothea Brown. She knows exactly where she'll be.

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Seattle Mayor Resigns Amid Added Allegation Of Sex Abuse

NPR Top Stories - September 12, 2017 - 2:20pm

Claims that Murray had sexually molested four other men decades ago have dogged Ed Murray since April. He denies the accusations but says he doesn't want his issues to get in the way of city business.

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Tension And Protests Mark Trump Voting Commission Meeting

NPR Top Stories - September 12, 2017 - 2:03pm

One witness suggested voters undergo the same kind of background check now applied to gun buyers, a function that system was never designed for.

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For Many Women, Cervical Cancer Screening May Get A Lot Simpler

NPR Top Stories - September 12, 2017 - 7:29am

For decades the Pap test was the only option for cervical cancer screening. Now there's the HPV test, too. A federal task force says that for most women, either test will do just fine.

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Top Stories: Irma's Aftermath; New Sanctions Against North Korea

NPR Top Stories - September 12, 2017 - 5:31am

Also: FEMA starts giving financial aid to Hurricane Harvey victims; the U.S. urges Myanmar to protect fleeing Rohingya Muslims; and President Trump's commission on voting meets again today.

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After Heavy Damage, Florida Keys Residents Anxiously Wait To Return Home

NPR Top Stories - September 12, 2017 - 5:18am

Some residents of Key Largo are now being allowed back in but the Florida Keys are still largely without power, water, medical service and cell service.

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Irma Recovery Begins; Storm Flooded Parts Of Florida, South Carolina And Georgia

NPR Top Stories - September 12, 2017 - 5:07am

Irma is now a post-tropical cyclone, with top winds of only 25 mph — a far cry from the Category 4 storm that ravaged the Florida Keys on Sunday.

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Tom Frieden's New Venture Combines Two Disparate Health Threats

NPR Top Stories - September 12, 2017 - 4:41am

The former head of the Centers for Disease Control has $225 million for his global health group Resolve, which will aim to prevent stroke and cardiovascular disease as well as epidemics.

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Hurricane Irma Blasts Into The Record Books With Lasting Intensity

NPR Top Stories - September 12, 2017 - 2:59am

Hurricane Irma was the longest-lasting powerful hurricane or typhoon ever recorded, worldwide. It kept 185-mph winds for 37 hours — longer than any storm on record.

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Is One Drink OK For Pregnant Women? Around The Globe, The Answer Is No

NPR Top Stories - September 12, 2017 - 2:00am

Researchers set out to answer this question: Is there a safe level of alcohol consumption during pregnancy? Turns out, that's a hard question to answer. The advice remains: Don't risk it.

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Americans' Borrowing Hits Another Record. Time To Worry?

NPR Top Stories - September 12, 2017 - 1:04am

Americans owe more than ever before, with household debt hitting nearly $13 trillion. Some economists say the lessons of the credit bubble that led to the financial crisis are being forgotten.

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What To Do When Your Health Insurance Won't Pay The Bills

NPR Top Stories - September 12, 2017 - 1:03am

Insurers can reduce benefits or change how much they are willing to pay for services, but they are generally supposed to give customers 60 days' notice.

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Trump's Voting Commission Embroiled In New Controversy Ahead Of Next Meeting

NPR Top Stories - September 12, 2017 - 1:00am

Ahead of a meeting in New Hampshire, the panel's co-chair, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, made questionable claims that the state allowed nonresidents to vote last year.

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Who Is 'What Happened' For? Maybe Hillary Clinton Most Of All

NPR Top Stories - September 11, 2017 - 8:40pm

Danielle Kurtzleben says Clinton's tale of her losing 2016 campaign reads like the unburdening of a woman relieved to finally, without interruption, tell her side of a tale everyone already knows.

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Hillary Clinton Is 'Done,' But Not Going Away

NPR Top Stories - September 11, 2017 - 8:01pm

In interviews with NPR, Clinton discusses her life since the election she didn't expect to lose and why she lost. And she offers scathing criticism of President Trump.

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U.N. Security Council Approves New North Korea Sanctions

NPR Top Stories - September 11, 2017 - 5:08pm

Facing opposition from China and Russia against even tougher sanctions, the U.S. compromised to win a unanimous resolution.

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Red Cross Worker Slain In Afghanistan: 'All She Wanted To Do Was Help'

NPR Top Stories - September 11, 2017 - 1:42pm

Lorena Perez was a physiotherapist. On Monday, a patient in a wheelchair shot and killed her. The motive is not yet known.

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Coffee, Bees and Climate Change Are Linked In Ways You May Not Have Expected

NPR Top Stories - September 11, 2017 - 1:36pm

A new study projects that by 2050, climate change could reduce the amount of ground usable to grow coffee in Latin America by up to 88 percent. Bees play a key role in increasing coffee yields.

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