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The Court Challenge Begins: Is Trump Taking Unconstitutional Emoluments?

NPR Top Stories - October 17, 2017 - 1:01pm

On Wednesday, a federal judge will hear arguments in a case that asks: Is President Trump taking the kind of benefits banned by the Constitution? Step 1 is deciding whether plaintiffs have standing.

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NFL Players And Owners Have Not Resolved Controversy Over Anthem Protests

NPR Top Stories - October 17, 2017 - 12:59pm

NFL owners and players did not resolve the controversy over anthem protests at an owners meeting in New York on Tuesday, but emerged largely positive about the session and pledged to meet again.

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After Taking On Big Tobacco 20 Years Ago, Former Mississippi AG Is Trying Again With Opioids

NPR Top Stories - October 17, 2017 - 12:59pm

When Mike Moore was Mississippi's attorney general, he spearheaded the 50-state lawsuit against Big Tobacco. Now, he's trying to do the same thing against opioid manufacturers and distributors.

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Trump Defends False Claim That His Predecessors Didn't Call Families Of Fallen Soldiers

NPR Top Stories - October 17, 2017 - 12:59pm

When President Trump claimed that past presidents did not call family members of fallen U.S. service members, it caused a backlash. On Tuesday he addressed the issue again, defending his false claim.

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Russian Cyber Trolls Watched 'House Of Cards' To Understand U.S. Politics

NPR Top Stories - October 17, 2017 - 12:59pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Yahoo News chief investigative correspondent Michael Isikoff about how Russian trolls were ordered to watch Neflix's House of Cards show to understand Americans and U.S. politics.

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Liberation Of Raqqa Will Be A Powerful Blow To ISIS

NPR Top Stories - October 17, 2017 - 12:59pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with reporter Joby Warrick of The Washington Post and author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book "Black Flags: The Rise Of ISIS" about the status of ISIS after the loss of their de facto capitol, Raqqa.

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Former Green Beret And Pro Football Player Talks About 'Take A Knee' Protests

NPR Top Stories - October 17, 2017 - 12:59pm

Nate Boyer is a former Green Beret who played football briefly with the Seattle Seahawks. Last year, when he first saw former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sit during the National Anthem, he got mad. Then, he wrote Kaepernick a letter, saying he wished Kaepernick would stand up, but that he was willing hear him out about why he was sitting down.

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Dow Jones Industrial Average Briefly Climbs Over 23,000 Points

NPR Top Stories - October 17, 2017 - 12:59pm

Stock prices have continued to rise to record levels. On Tuesday, the Dow Jones industrial average was sent above the 23,000 milestone, but it didn't last long.

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Texas Trucker Pleads Guilty To Smuggling Of Undocumented Immigrants Leading To Deaths

NPR Top Stories - October 16, 2017 - 3:54pm

Federal authorities say the case is a "glaring reminder" of the dangers of human smuggling across the Southern border. The driver is to be sentenced in January.

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Rick Pitino Fired As Louisville Basketball Coach Amid Massive Bribery Probe

NPR Top Stories - October 16, 2017 - 3:27pm

The Hall of Fame coach had been on unpaid administrative leave since last month, after the school was implicated in a federal bribery and fraud investigation.

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