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Nobody Wants To Drop Food From A Plane. But It's Happening

NPR Top Stories - March 24, 2017 - 9:08am

It's difficult. It's potentially dangerous. It's costly. And it's going on in South Sudan right now.

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Too Much Experience To Be Hired? Some Older Americans Face Age Bias

NPR Top Stories - March 24, 2017 - 8:43am

Americans may see themselves working past retirement age, but to do that, they may face obstacles getting hired. New research shows that can be harder when you're older.

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Paul Manafort To Testify On Russia As House Intel Committee Drama Continues

NPR Top Stories - March 24, 2017 - 8:34am

It's unclear when Trump's former campaign chair will speak. Meanwhile, the next open hearing is either postponed for logistics or canceled over Democratic objections — depending on whom you believe.

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Insurance Companies Could Profit From Fewer Customers Under GOP Plan

NPR Top Stories - March 24, 2017 - 8:16am

As House Republicans and the White House try reach a deal on a plan to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act, much of the insurance industry likes what it's seeing.

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U.S. Women Bumped From Top Spot In FIFA World Rankings

NPR Top Stories - March 24, 2017 - 7:39am

The U.S. is now No. 2, behind Germany and ahead of France, England and Canada. The American squad has been ranked in the top two spots since FIFA created the world rankings for women back in 2003.

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Letting States Decide Health Coverage Could Make It Harder To Buy

NPR Top Stories - March 24, 2017 - 6:01am

House Republicans altered their health care bill to let states decide what coverage is required. That would make it harder to buy coverage for childbirth or chronic illness, analysts say.

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Utah Cuts DUI Alcohol Limit To Lowest Level In U.S.; Law Also Affects Gun Owners

NPR Top Stories - March 24, 2017 - 6:00am

Utah's new DUI law will also lower the alcohol limit for people carrying guns. The strict law has been controversial in Utah, with hundreds of calls to the governor's office.

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Kevin Breel: What Can Depression Teach Us About Comedy?

NPR Top Stories - March 24, 2017 - 5:10am

The image of the "sad clown" can seem like a cliche. But for Kevin Breel, it's very real. He describes how he struggled with depression while performing as a stand-up comedian.

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Sandi Toksvig: Can Social Change Start With Laughter?

NPR Top Stories - March 24, 2017 - 5:10am

When comedian and TV host Sandi Toksvig came out as gay in the early 1990s, she used humor to recover from the onslaught of vitriol.Today, she says, humor can help bring about social change.

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Mubarak Walks Free, In What Could Be The Final Twist For Egypt's Former Dictator

NPR Top Stories - March 24, 2017 - 4:19am

Hosni Mubarak, 88 and ailing, was acquitted by Egypt's top appeals court of charges that he ordered police to kill anti-government protesters in 2011.

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Trump Faces Most Consequential Day Of His Presidency So Far

NPR Top Stories - March 24, 2017 - 3:38am

The president's reputation as a deal-maker is on the line Friday as House Republicans face a politically perilous vote to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

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London Attack Update: One More Victim Dies, And Police Make More Arrests

NPR Top Stories - March 24, 2017 - 3:37am

The dead suspect, Khalid Masood, 52, was named Adrian Russell Ajao at birth, police say. Several of his victims remain in hospital.

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The U.S. Can't Really Know If Farmers Are Cutting Back On Antibiotics, GAO Says

NPR Top Stories - March 24, 2017 - 1:20am

New FDA rules limit how farmers can give antibiotics to animals raised for meat. But a Government Accountability Office report says the FDA doesn't collect the data to know if that policy is working.

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In Race For New Leader, Many In Hong Kong See 'Selection,' Not Election

NPR Top Stories - March 24, 2017 - 1:04am

Elections for the chief executive of Hong Kong, the city leader, are scheduled for March 26. But only a small group of people will be able to vote directly.

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Can Arianna Huffington Save Uber?

NPR Top Stories - March 24, 2017 - 1:04am

While Uber wades through crisis after crisis, media mogul Arianna Huffington, the sole woman on its board, is emerging as chief of culture change.

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State Department Set To Certify Keystone XL Pipeline Is In National Interest

NPR Top Stories - March 23, 2017 - 3:52pm

The decision, confirmed to NPR by a U.S. official, will set the stage for President Trump to reverse a decision by then-President Barack Obama to reject the project.

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GSA Says Trump D.C. Hotel Lease Is Valid, Despite Ban On Elected Officials

NPR Top Stories - March 23, 2017 - 2:10pm

The General Services Administration says while the contract bars elected officials, the Trump Organization may lease the Old Post Office because President Trump moved his businesses into a trust.

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Obama: 'America Is Stronger Because Of The Affordable Care Act'

NPR Top Stories - March 23, 2017 - 1:43pm

The former president celebrated the seventh anniversary of his signing of the Affordable Care Act on the day Republicans had planned to start the process of gutting it in celebration.

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The Reality Show No One Was Watching

NPR Top Stories - March 23, 2017 - 1:40pm

Participants in the British show Eden spent a year in the remote Scottish highlands, living off their will and wits with cameras rolling. The only problem? No episodes have aired since August.

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A Poem From A Syrian Psychiatrist: 'Cloud-Cafe'

NPR Top Stories - March 23, 2017 - 1:32pm

Dr. Hussam Jefee-Bahloul writes poems to capture his longing for his troubled homeland.

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