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ICC Prosecutor Calls For Afghanistan War Crimes Investigation

NPR Top Stories - November 3, 2017 - 1:56pm

The scope of such a probe by the International Criminal Court isn't clear, but it could have the potential to involve U.S. troops.

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House Democrats Sue The Trump Administration To Get D.C. Hotel Records

NPR Top Stories - November 3, 2017 - 8:43am

House Oversight Committee Democrats repeatedly have asked the Trump administration for documents related to the Trump lease on a taxpayer-owned property. After being rebuffed, lawmakers are suing.

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Bowe Bergdahl's Sentence: No Prison Time

NPR Top Stories - November 3, 2017 - 7:44am

Bergdahl, who walked off his military post in Afghanistan in 2009 and was held by the Taliban for five years, was dishonorably discharged and will lose his rank and forfeit his pay.

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Bribery Scheme Or Just Friends? Sen. Menendez Trial Comes To A Close

NPR Top Stories - November 3, 2017 - 7:37am

The Justice Department alleges Sen. Bob Menendez accepted gifts from a friend including free flights, trips to France and the Dominican Republic, and large political contributions.

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Billionaire Owner Shuts Down DNAinfo, Gothamist Sites A Week After Workers Unionize

NPR Top Stories - November 3, 2017 - 7:32am

Joe Ricketts, TD Ameritrade founder and Chicago Cubs owner, created DNAinfo in 2009 to cover neighborhood news in New York and Chicago. "But DNAinfo is, at the end of the day, a business," he wrote.

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The Pigeon Racers Of Indonesia

NPR Top Stories - November 3, 2017 - 6:53am

Racing requires a pair of pigeons. The male is the racer, and he flies back to the female during the race. But some Indonesian men love this sport so much, it's been blamed for a rise in divorce.

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I Don't 'Remember Much' About Papadopoulos Meeting, President Says

NPR Top Stories - November 3, 2017 - 6:30am

Trump's remarks involve a meeting he attended last year with campaign workers that included George Papadopoulos, who has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about the Russia matter.

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Trump Doesn't 'Remember Much' About Meeting Aide Who Pleaded Guilty

NPR Top Stories - November 3, 2017 - 6:21am

President Trump said he doesn't "remember much" about a key 2016 meeting of his foreign policy team, but used public appearances and tweets to bash the Justice Department.

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Is 'Natural Flavor' Healthier Than 'Artificial Flavor'?

NPR Top Stories - November 3, 2017 - 6:07am

These ingredient appears in the nutrition labels of all kinds of foods. But what, exactly, is the difference between them? It turns out the biggest distinction may be in the marketing.

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Dropping The F-Bomb In Class? Teachers Weigh In

NPR Top Stories - November 3, 2017 - 5:10am

We asked for your feedback on whether its ever OK for students to curse in the classroom. Hundreds of you responded.

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U.S. Adds 261,000 Jobs In October, And A Revision Restores Job Creation Streak

NPR Top Stories - November 3, 2017 - 4:33am

One month after large and destructive storms disrupted the U.S. economy, job creation rebounded somewhat and the unemployment rate fell again.

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'I'm The Only One That Matters,' Trump Says Of State Dept. Job Vacancies

NPR Top Stories - November 3, 2017 - 4:09am

Asked about key diplomatic posts, the president says, "I'm the only one that matters, because when it comes to it, that's what the policy is going to be. You've seen that."

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Islamic State Claims Responsibility For NYC Vehicle Attack

NPR Top Stories - November 3, 2017 - 1:17am

The weekly edition of the extremist group's Al-Naba newspaper says that the driver in Tuesday's attack is "one of the caliphate's soldiers."

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Should Dementia Patients Be Able To Decline Spoon-Feeding?

NPR Top Stories - November 3, 2017 - 1:02am

Critics say an effort to let Alzheimer's patients and others formally refuse feeding by hand as part of an advance directive raises concerns about potential mistreatment of the vulnerable.

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GOP's Dream: Postcard-Size Tax Return

NPR Top Stories - November 3, 2017 - 1:01am

The Republicans say their new tax plan will allow taxpayers to file their returns on a postcard. Here's where it gets complicated.

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As Mueller Picks Up Pace, Capital Roils With Talk Of Pardons And Firing

NPR Top Stories - November 3, 2017 - 1:01am

Indictments and a plea agreement in Robert Mueller's investigation have led to reports that the president is considering firing him or disarming him by pardoning the targets of the investigation.

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Ex-Trump Campaign Aide Withdraws From Nomination Amid Questions In DOJ Russia Probe

NPR Top Stories - November 2, 2017 - 8:15am

Sam Clovis, who helped run Donald Trump's campaign in 2016, has been pulled into the imbroglio over last year's interference by Russia in U.S. politics and elections.

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Police Capture Suspect In Deadly Walmart Shooting In Colorado

NPR Top Stories - November 2, 2017 - 8:00am

A day after three customers were shot dead inside the suburban Denver store, authorities arrested the suspected gunman.

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Top Stories: Trump On NYC Suspect; Suu Kyi On Rohingyas

NPR Top Stories - November 2, 2017 - 7:55am

Also: NPR's Senior Vice President for News resigns over harassment allegations; scientists say they've found space inside a huge Egyptian pyramid; and the Houston Astros win the World Series.

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GOP Tax Plan Calls For Deep Cuts In Tax Rates

NPR Top Stories - November 2, 2017 - 7:42am

House Republicans are unveiling a draft tax bill that would slash both individual and corporate rates. The rollout, originally scheduled for Wednesday, was postponed to give bill drafters more time.

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