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State Legislator For Parkland, Florida On Gun Control Measures

NPR Top Stories - February 19, 2018 - 1:19pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Rep. Jared Moskowitz who represents Parkland where last week's fatal school shootings occurred about whether any new gun regulations will go anywhere.

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The Experts Known As 'Ice Meisters' Create Perfect Olympic Skating Surfaces

NPR Top Stories - February 19, 2018 - 1:13pm

They're not the Zamboni drivers. These skilled technicians know how to make ice for figure skating, speedskating, hockey and curling — each requiring different temperatures, textures and hardness.

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Facing Hardships, Venezuelans Are Leaving The Country In Exodus

NPR Top Stories - February 19, 2018 - 1:09pm

People are leaving Venezuela due to hardships in the country that include food and medicine shortages as well as hyperinflation. Many are crossing the border into Colombia.

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Proposal To Allow Guns In Kentucky Schools

NPR Top Stories - February 19, 2018 - 1:03pm

Last month, a shooter killed two students and injured 18 other people in a Kentucky high school. In response, the state legislature is considering arming school staff.

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States Seek To Prevent Election Hacking

NPR Top Stories - February 19, 2018 - 1:03pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Vermont Secretary of State and President-elect of the National Association of Secretaries of State Jin Condos, about state's efforts to protect elections from hacking.

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Teens 'Lie In' At White House To Push For Stronger Gun Control

NPR Top Stories - February 19, 2018 - 12:20pm

In solidarity with their peers attacked in last week's school shooting in Florida, D.C. area students called for gun control reform Monday. Hundreds more demonstrations are expected in coming weeks.

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Trees And The Wind, In Pyeongchang

NPR Top Stories - February 19, 2018 - 8:09am

The wind roared in from Siberia, toppling concession stands and security scanners. These huge gusts led NPR's team to realize why so many trees in the area have elaborate support systems.

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Uber Eats Driver Allegedly Shoots And Kills Customer In Atlanta

NPR Top Stories - February 19, 2018 - 8:01am

Atlanta police are seeking an Uber Eats driver in connection with the killing of a 30-year-old customer during a delivery.

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'More Than War Fighters': Active-Duty Athletes Compete In Olympics Bobsled And Luge

NPR Top Stories - February 19, 2018 - 7:42am

Sgt. Nick Cunningham, a bobsledder, is one of seven U.S. service members competing in Pyeongchang. "They told me, 'Go win medals for this country,'" he says. "And that's my job at this moment."

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Seismic Surveys Planned Off U.S. Coast Pose Risk To Marine Life

NPR Top Stories - February 19, 2018 - 7:00am

The Trump administration could give companies permission to set off sonic explosions to explore for oil and gas deposits. Scientists say this could seriously harm marine life.

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U.S. Women's Hockey Team Reaches Gold Medal Game At Winter Olympics

NPR Top Stories - February 18, 2018 - 10:46pm

Gigi Marvin set the tone just minutes into the game, scoring on assists from Meghan Duggan and Amanda Pelkey. The gold-medal game is Thursday.

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Adam Rippon Declines NBC's Job Offer — So He Can Stick With U.S. Olympic Team

NPR Top Stories - February 18, 2018 - 9:45pm

"I love being on Team USA and representing our country. My teammates were there for me during my events, and now I NEED to be there for them," said Adam Rippon, further endearing himself to a nation.

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Russian Curler Is Suspected Of Doping At Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

NPR Top Stories - February 18, 2018 - 7:13pm

Aleksandr Krushelnitckii's second sample will be tested Monday. He's accused of taking meldonium — the same drug that got tennis star Maria Sharapova banned back in 2016.

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'Black Panther' Breaks Records And Barriers In Debut Weekend

NPR Top Stories - February 18, 2018 - 2:24pm

Steeped in cultural significance, the film opened to $192 domestically, the biggest February debut ever, said Disney. It's also already the highest-grossing film by a black director.

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Trump Says FBI Missed 'Signals' Of Florida School Shooting Because Of Russia Probe

NPR Top Stories - February 18, 2018 - 11:51am

Trump's flurry of weekend tweets about the Russia investigation and the latest school shooting drew condemnation from both sides of the aisle.

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All 65 People Aboard Plane Feared Dead After Crash Into Iranian Mountain

NPR Top Stories - February 18, 2018 - 8:19am

An Aseman Airlines spokesman first said everyone was killed, but then the airline said it could not reach the crash site and could not "accurately and definitely confirm" everyone died.

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Trump Administration's Latest Strike On CFPB: Budget Cuts

NPR Top Stories - February 18, 2018 - 4:41am

Proposed cuts in funding for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau come amid questions about a Trump appointee softening the agency's stance on payday lenders. Democrats vow to fight the cuts.

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Navajo President: Go To College, Then Bring That Knowledge Home

NPR Top Stories - February 18, 2018 - 4:24am

Half of Native Americans say college was never part of the conversation growing up. Their graduation rates are far below the national average. Navajo leaders say those who go to college don't return.

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How The U.S. Ambassador To China May Have Xi Jinping's Ear

NPR Top Stories - February 18, 2018 - 4:00am

Washington's man in Beijing, Terry Branstad, says he goes way back with China's president.

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Kites, Prayers, A Snake Show: Reporting From The Rohingya Camps

NPR Top Stories - February 18, 2018 - 4:00am

NPR correspondent Jason Beaubien talks about his trip to the teeming refugee settlements in Bangladesh.

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