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I Am Learning Inglés: A Dual-Language Comic

NPR Top Stories - June 28, 2017 - 1:00am

In a dual-language classroom, sometimes you're the student and sometimes you're the teacher. Here's what it's like for 6-year-old Merari.

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Venezuelan Police Helicopter Fires On Supreme Court, Interior Ministry

NPR Top Stories - June 28, 2017 - 12:57am

President Nicolás Maduro says the helicopter fired on Venezuela's Supreme Court and Interior Ministry in what he called a failed "terrorist attack" aimed at ousting him from power.

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Sarah Palin Sues 'New York Times,' Says Editorial Defamed Her

NPR Top Stories - June 27, 2017 - 10:23pm

The Times editorial, which was corrected later, linked one of Palin's political action committee ads to the mass shooting in January 2011 that severely wounded then-Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords.

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Ten Commandments Installed At Arkansas State Capitol; ACLU Plans Lawsuit

NPR Top Stories - June 27, 2017 - 3:30pm

The monument's key backer, state Sen. Jason Rapert, says it honors the "historical moral foundation of law." But the ACLU says it violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.

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Labor Department Rethinking Obama-Era Overtime Pay Rule

NPR Top Stories - June 27, 2017 - 3:11pm

On Tuesday the Labor Department formally requested information from the Office of Management and Budget, setting the stage for scaling back a rule that would make more workers eligible for OT.

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The Queen Gets A Raise And Buckingham Palace Is Poised For An Upgrade

NPR Top Stories - June 27, 2017 - 2:18pm

It's expensive being royal. The queen is expected to get an annual payout of around $105 million by 2019 and palace repairs are a priority.

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Ethics Group Says U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley's Retweet Violated A Federal Law

NPR Top Stories - June 27, 2017 - 1:48pm

Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, retweeted President Trump's support for a political candidate. CREW says that violated a law that bans federal employees from political activity.

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3 Chicago Police Officers Accused Of Cover-Up In Killing Of Laquan McDonald

NPR Top Stories - June 27, 2017 - 1:31pm

The Cook County grand jury indictment alleges that the three police officers were at the scene of the killing and worked together to conceal crucial facts in order to protect a fellow officer.

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Q&A: What Does The Senate Health Bill Mean For Me?

NPR Top Stories - June 27, 2017 - 1:28pm

The Senate Republicans' plan to overhaul the Affordable Care Act could bring big changes to many Americans' health care coverage. Here are answers to a handful of scenarios from concerned listeners.

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Alabama Prisons Ruled 'Horrendously Inadequate,' Must Improve

NPR Top Stories - June 27, 2017 - 1:14pm

A U.S. District judge issued the ruling Tuesday in a class action lawsuit brought by inmates who argued the prisons' conditions were cruel and unusual punishment.

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Emmett Till Sign Vandalized Again

NPR Top Stories - June 27, 2017 - 1:14pm

The damage was done to a historical marker that stands outside the Money, Miss., grocery store where in 1955, Till was accused of flirting with a white woman before being kidnapped and killed.

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Brazilian President Michel Temer Is Formally Charged With Corruption

NPR Top Stories - June 27, 2017 - 12:31pm

The indictment handed down Monday night by Brazil's top prosecutor makes Temer the first sitting president in the country's history to be charged with a crime. And the legal saga is far from finished.

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Beekeepers Feel The Sting Of California's Great Hive Heist

NPR Top Stories - June 27, 2017 - 11:54am

This year authorities uncovered a "beehive chop shop:" nearly $1 million in stolen hives in a field in Fresno County. There's money to be made by renting out bees to orchards, and thefts are rising.

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CNN Resignations A Sign Of The High Stakes In Covering Trump's Administration

NPR Top Stories - June 27, 2017 - 11:12am

Three investigative journalists have quit after the network retracted a story about a congressional inquiry into a link between Trump adviser Anthony Scaramucci and a Russian investment fund.

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The Billion Dollar Cost Of Child Marriage

NPR Top Stories - June 27, 2017 - 11:01am

Research on child marriage has mainly focused on the toll it takes on individuals. Now, a report looks at the economic impact on poor countries.

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China Back On State Department List Of Worst Human Trafficking Offenders

NPR Top Stories - June 27, 2017 - 10:59am

In its latest annual report on the global state of human trafficking, the State Department has issued highly public criticism of China — a move that could increase tensions between China and the U.S.

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Dear John McEnroe: Putting Serena Williams On The Men's Circuit Is A Losing Game

NPR Top Stories - June 27, 2017 - 10:02am

John McEnroe reignited the battle of the sexes when he rushed the net to declare Williams is "an incredible player" and would be "like 700 in the world" if she played on the men's circuit.

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From Film Stars To Naturalists, These Lives Have Become Boozy Inspirations

NPR Top Stories - June 27, 2017 - 8:32am

Breweries and distilleries are collaborating with artists and fashioning their drinks after influential people to try to better connect with customers or bring attention to the drink's origin.

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After Decline Of Steel And Coal, Ohio Fears Health Care Jobs Are Next

NPR Top Stories - June 26, 2017 - 10:48am

Health care jobs now outnumber manufacturing jobs in Jefferson County, Ohio. Hospital administrators worry that Republican plans to cut Medicaid will lead to layoffs.

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Trump And India's Modi Share Similarities, But A Host Of Issues Divides Them

NPR Top Stories - June 26, 2017 - 10:25am

Both leaders are pragmatic deal-makers who rose to high office by appealing to majorities who felt overlooked. But as Trump and Modi meet Monday, their competing visions may be a significant hurdle.

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