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The Sexual Assault Epidemic No One Talks About

NPR Top Stories - January 8, 2018 - 2:00am

People with intellectual disabilities are the victims of sexual assault at a rate seven times higher than those without disabilities. But this epidemic receives little attention.

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As Cracks Widen In Washington State, Government Prepares For A Landslide

NPR Top Stories - January 8, 2018 - 1:55am

Dozens of people have agreed to move temporarily to hotels in case a landslide destroys their homes.

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When The Cash Register Doesn't Take Cash

NPR Top Stories - January 8, 2018 - 1:44am

A handful of restaurants around the country are giving up on cash. Paying for your meal with a credit card or electronically makes for better and faster service, they say.

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Is Alcohol A Problem? Online Tool Helps Assess Risk And Find Help

NPR Top Stories - January 8, 2018 - 1:42am

Treatment for alcohol problems isn't a one-size-fits-all approach. The NIH has launched a navigator site that can help figure out the scope of the problem and find evidence-based treatment options.

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SpaceX Rocket Launches Secret Government Payload Into Orbit

NPR Top Stories - January 7, 2018 - 10:51pm

The launch of the top-secret Zuma satellite into an undisclosed orbit ended with yet another pinpoint landing for the Falcon's first-stage booster, which will be reused.

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From 'Bae' To 'Submarining,' The Lingo Of Online Dating

NPR Top Stories - January 7, 2018 - 4:42am

The new ways to flirt, date and find love mean new lingo to describe the adventures — or misadventures — of online dating. Here are some of the words and terms in the lexicon.

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Life After ISIS: One Sister Wants To Rebuild. The Other Can't Wait To Leave

NPR Top Stories - January 7, 2018 - 4:00am

The Iraqi city of Mosul is now free from ISIS control. Two sisters who attend Mosul University talk about their goals for the future, and the obstacles that remain.

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President Trump Called For Roy Cohn, But Roy Cohn Was Gone

NPR Top Stories - January 7, 2018 - 4:00am

Some say Cohn was Trump's mentor, or even his surrogate father. This much is clear: Cohn was Trump's model in the handling of public relationships and media warfare.

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The Rise And Fall Of Steve Bannon

NPR Top Stories - January 7, 2018 - 4:00am

Last week, Bannon found himself cut off from his two biggest patrons: President Donald Trump and conservative activist and donor Rebekah Mercer, the daughter of billionaire investor Robert Mercer.

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People All Over The World Are Late For A Very Important Date. Is That So Bad?

NPR Top Stories - January 7, 2018 - 4:00am

After reading our story on "Kenya time," readers shared the rules of punctuality in their countries, from Jamaica to Vietnam.

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Resisting Trump, Surge In Democratic Women Ask: How Do I Run For Office?

NPR Top Stories - January 7, 2018 - 4:00am

In 2018, there could be a record number of women candidates. Training sessions offer the basics in campaigning, and address particular challenges female candidates face — including how to dress.

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How An Art Museum Is Reaching A More Diverse Audience

NPR Top Stories - January 7, 2018 - 3:14am

The High Museum of Art in Atlanta has undertaken several efforts to increase the proportion of nonwhite visitors. Director Rand Suffolk tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro how they did it.

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At Camp David, Trump Outlines Vision On North Korea, Welfare, Immigration For 2018

NPR Top Stories - January 6, 2018 - 2:34pm

In wide-ranging press conference, Trump said he hoped for bipartisan support on fixes to U.S. immigration laws and national welfare programs. Trump also hinted he was open to talks with North Korea.

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Palestinian Christians Attack Greek Orthodox Patriarch To Protest Land Deals

NPR Top Stories - January 6, 2018 - 12:48pm

Hundreds blocked Patriarch Theophilos III's convoy as he drove to a Christmas Mass in Bethlehem on Saturday. The group of Palestinians was protesting the church's controversial sales of holy land.

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President Trump 'So Happy' Black Unemployment Rate At A Historic Low

NPR Top Stories - January 6, 2018 - 10:50am

Trump boasted about unemployment for African-Americans hitting a record low of 6.8 percent in December, the lowest rate for that group since the government began tracking data in the early 1970s.

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Astronaut John Young, Who Flew In Space 6 Times, Dies At 87

NPR Top Stories - January 6, 2018 - 10:49am

One of NASA's most accomplished astronauts died Friday. He flew in space six times, including a moon landing, and later headed the office that chose crews for space shuttle missions.

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More Than 3,100 Migrants Died Crossing Mediterranean In 2017

NPR Top Stories - January 6, 2018 - 10:18am

More than 3,000 migrants have died trying to reach European shores via the Mediterranean Sea for the fourth year in a row. The death toll comes amid a drop in the number of people making the journey.

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'A Very Stable Genius': Trump Responds To Renewed Criticism Of His Mental State

NPR Top Stories - January 6, 2018 - 8:13am

Trump tweeted Saturday that his ability to win the presidency on the first try shows he is "a very stable genius" after a book renewed questions about his mental state and fitness for office.

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Israel Accused Of Revoking Thousands Of Jerusalem Residency Permits From Palestinians

NPR Top Stories - January 6, 2018 - 4:01am

Human Rights Watch says Israel has revoked the residency papers of at least 14,595 Palestinians in East Jerusalem since Israel captured the territory from Jordan in 1967.

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Evangelicals And Mormons Are Political Allies, But Theological Rivals

NPR Top Stories - January 6, 2018 - 4:01am

Conservative Christians and Mormons vote the same way on many social issues, but religious differences still spur harsh criticisms between the groups.

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