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Forecasters Predict Warmer-Than- Average Winter In Majority Of U.S.

NPR Top Stories - October 19, 2017 - 1:57pm

The La Nina weather pattern is likely to develop, boosting snowfall in the Great Lakes and northern Rockies and lowering snowfall in the Mid-Atlantic.

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Taliban Attack Nearly Wipes Out Afghan Army Base

NPR Top Stories - October 19, 2017 - 1:24pm

Just two Afghan soldiers at a base in Afghanistan's Kandahar province were left uninjured. At least 43 were killed. This week, more than 120 people were killed by the militant group.

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California Wildfires Leave Seasonal Agricultural Workers In Limbo

NPR Top Stories - October 19, 2017 - 1:02pm

The devastating wildfires in Northern California and killed scores of people and left thousands homeless. They've also left many seasonal agricultural workers without jobs or income.

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Holes In The Plot: Suspect Loses Bet With Cops, Turns Himself In — With Doughnuts

NPR Top Stories - October 19, 2017 - 12:34pm

A wanted man made a bet with police on Facebook: If they could get 1,000 shares, he would turn himself in — and bring doughnuts. They did it. And eventually, police posted photos of his promise kept.

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Meet Jacinda Ardern, 37, New Zealand's Next Prime Minister

NPR Top Stories - October 19, 2017 - 12:29pm

When Ardern was elected Labour leader just 12 weeks ago, her party's polling numbers surged so rapidly it was dubbed "Jacindamania." She'll be the country's youngest prime minister in 150 years.

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Trump Says Administration's Response To Hurricane In Puerto Rico 'A 10'

NPR Top Stories - October 19, 2017 - 12:29pm

President Trump says things on the island were already pretty rough, but praises residents for their spirit. He met Thursday's with the island's governor, FEMA's administrator and other officials.

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California Fires Result In Job And Income Loss For Seasonal Workers

NPR Top Stories - October 19, 2017 - 12:16pm

The devastating wildfires in Northern California killed scores of people and left thousands homeless. The fires have also left many seasonal agricultural workers without jobs.

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White House Chief Of Staff John Kelly Defends Trump's Condolence Calls

NPR Top Stories - October 19, 2017 - 12:16pm

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly says he was "stunned" and "broken-hearted" hearing criticism of Trump's calls to grieving parents. NPR's Geoff Bennett discusses with NPR's Mary Louise Kelly.

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What's The Section 99 Tax Deduction?

NPR Top Stories - October 19, 2017 - 12:16pm

As Republicans look to overhaul the tax code, we look at the story of a single corporate tax deduction that tells us a lot about how the tax code works.

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White Nationalist Richard Spencer Met By Protesters At University Of Florida

NPR Top Stories - October 19, 2017 - 12:16pm

Richard Spencer spoke at the University of Florida Thursday. Throngs of protesters turned out to shout him down and tell him his messages weren't welcome.

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What You Need To Know About The Honest Ads Act

NPR Top Stories - October 19, 2017 - 12:16pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks to Democratic Sen. Mark Warner about the Honest Ads Act, a proposal to regulate online political advertising the same way as television, radio and print.

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Veterans React To Trump Politicizing Condolences Of Miliary Deaths

NPR Top Stories - October 19, 2017 - 12:16pm

Veterans are reacting with dismay to what they call the politicization of military deaths and presidential condolences.

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What You Should Know About The U.S. In Niger

NPR Top Stories - October 19, 2017 - 12:16pm

The U.S. military operation in Niger is among about 20 in Africa, part of the little-known U.S. Africa Command. The Pentagon is investigating why four U.S. soldiers were killed in the Niger operation.

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Flint Resident Says Almost Two Years Later, She Still Has No Water

NPR Top Stories - October 19, 2017 - 12:16pm

We check back in with Jeneyah McDonald whom we first met nearly two years ago. McDonald, who lives in Flint, Michigan says she still doesn't have drinking water.

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Flint Water: Federal Judge Orders Decision On Safe Water Source

NPR Top Stories - October 19, 2017 - 12:16pm

A legal fight, with the backdrop of a political feud is the latest challenge for Flint, Michigan's drinking water. A federal judge has ordered officials to decide their tap water source by Monday.

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New Book Argues A Theory In Policing Is To Blame For Eric Garner's Death

NPR Books - October 19, 2017 - 12:16pm

Eric Garner was killed by the police in New York City in 2014. His final words were, "I can't breathe." A book by journalist Matt Taibbi argues that "Broken Windows" is to blame for Garner's death.

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For Novelist John Green, OCD Is Like An 'Invasive Weed' Inside His Mind

NPR Books - October 19, 2017 - 10:34am

"It starts out with one little thought, and then slowly that becomes the only thought that you're able to have," Green says. His new novel, Turtles All The Way Down, is about a teenage girl with OCD.

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Amnesty For Little Book Lovers: New York City Libraries Shelve Kids' Late Fees

NPR Books - October 19, 2017 - 8:19am

On Thursday, the city's public library systems are forgiving fines on overdue materials checked out by readers age 17 and under, reopening library doors to young readers once blocked by unpaid fees.

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The Book That Changed The Borders

NPR Books - October 19, 2017 - 7:06am

On this show, we show how the book "Borderlands" has been integrated into the Chicana and feminist literary canon.

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Custom-Printed Cocktails On The Moon? 'Soonish' Shows Us How

NPR Books - October 19, 2017 - 6:00am

Zach and Kelly Weinersmith's accessible, occasionally goofy new book lays out futuristic fantasies (like matter-printed cocktails) and connects them to projects scientists are working on right now.

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