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The Internet Celebrates The First Snow Of The Season

NPR Top Stories - December 10, 2017 - 1:03pm

The Northeast, Southeast, and Mid-Atlantic were blanketed in the season's first snowfall this weekend — prompting some panic, and lots of Instagrammed awe.

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Anti-Trump Protests Flare In Beirut Near The U.S. Embassy

NPR Top Stories - December 10, 2017 - 7:15am

The demonstrators are responding to President Trump's decision last week to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, reversing decades of American foreign policy.

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On The Hunt For The 'Love' In Granola: A Story About Loving Yourself

NPR Top Stories - December 10, 2017 - 5:00am

The FDA infamously sanctioned a bakery for listing "love" as an ingredient, but our writer wanted that recipe. She found a treasure of another sort, one of value for those with eating disorders.

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A Visit To Houston's Himalaya: Pakistani And Indian Food With Deep Texas Roots

NPR Top Stories - December 10, 2017 - 4:46am

Chef Kaiser Lashkari's Pakistani restaurant has become a Houston institution. It's also emblematic of the multi-ethnic city itself, with flavors that borrow happily from other culinary traditions.

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As Mueller's Russia Probe Forges Ahead, Potential Legal Endgames Begin to Take Shape

NPR Top Stories - December 10, 2017 - 4:00am

No one on the outside knows what cards Robert Mueller holds, but his actions offer some clues. Here's a look at some of the laws the special counsel might try to use in a potential prosecutions.

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Rows Of Hot Pink Paper, All Saying #MeToo

NPR Top Stories - December 10, 2017 - 4:00am

Mexican artist Monica Mayer brings her "Clothesline Project" to the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.

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Houston Ship Channel And Galveston Bay Digging Out After Harvey

NPR Top Stories - December 10, 2017 - 3:36am

The sediment and muddy freshwater that spilled into these Texas bodies of water are causing problems for the shipping and oyster industries.

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Biologists With Drones And Peanut Butter Pellets Are On A Mission To Help Ferrets

NPR Top Stories - December 10, 2017 - 2:00am

To increase populations of the endangered black-footed ferret, scientists aim to save prairie dogs, a main food source. The biologists use drones and medicated peanut butter-flavored pellets to do it.

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DNC Group Calls For Drastic Cut In 'Superdelegates' As Part Of Nomination Process

NPR Top Stories - December 9, 2017 - 3:16pm

The Unity Reform Commission is calling for a 60 percent reduction in superdelegates and wants the party to offer same-day party affiliation switching. It calls its recommendations "historic."

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Despite Maduro's Unpopularity, Venezuela's Opposition Isn't A Shoo-In For Election

NPR Top Stories - December 9, 2017 - 3:03pm

Venezuelans are suffering under increasing shortages of food, medicine, and other basics. But growing anger from this has not translated into greater success at the ballot box for the opposition.

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Reaction To Trump's Appearance At Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

NPR Top Stories - December 9, 2017 - 3:03pm

President Trump appears at the grand opening of the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum even as the NAACP and civil rights activists say his presence is an insult.

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SoCal Wildfire Victim Tells Her Story

NPR Top Stories - December 9, 2017 - 3:03pm

The ongoing SoCal wildfires have burned more than 100,000 acres, forced thousands of people to evacuate, and destroyed hundreds of structures. Cal Fire says there is no end in sight.

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'Millennials': Be Careful How We Use This Label

NPR Top Stories - December 9, 2017 - 3:03pm

The Wall Street Journal announced that it would consider how it uses the term "millennial." Linguist Ben Zimmer weighs in on whether this term has painted a whole generation with too broad a brush.

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Trump Attends Opening Of Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Despite Controversy

NPR Top Stories - December 9, 2017 - 12:19pm

Two black Democratic lawmakers who decided not to attend said Trump's presence at the opening was "an insult." But the state's GOP governor said residents should be proud Trump would be there.

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Firefighters Gain Ground On SoCal Wildfires Even As Winds Continue To Vex

NPR Top Stories - December 9, 2017 - 11:59am

The Santa Ana winds gave firefighters a small reprieve but were expected to pick up once again. Air quality was at hazardous levels in some areas.

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'Uncomfortable' Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Aims To Face Past, Move Forward

NPR Top Stories - December 9, 2017 - 8:48am

Organizers hope to stay focused on the museum's message for its opening, despite African-American congressmen's objections to President Trump's presence.

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ISIS's Last Stand Falls In Iraq, Prime Minister Says

NPR Top Stories - December 9, 2017 - 8:17am

After a three-and-a-half year fight, Haider al-Abadi announced Saturday Iraqi forces had retaken the group's final stronghold along the Syrian border.

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To Some Zionist Christians And Jews, The Bible Says Jerusalem Is Israel's Capital

NPR Top Stories - December 9, 2017 - 5:00am

According to some pro-Israeli Christians and Jews, God wants Jerusalem to be the capital of a Jewish state. That argument, however, is not universally accepted among those faith groups.

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Recycling Chaos In U.S. As China Bans 'Foreign Waste'

NPR Top Stories - December 9, 2017 - 5:00am

The U.S. ships a big chunk of its recycled goods to China. But China doesn't want them anymore, and that's leaving the recycling industry in turmoil.

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In A New Novel, The 'Lost Prayers' Of A Gay Teen Bullied To Death

NPR Top Stories - December 9, 2017 - 4:56am

James Han Mattson's debut book, inspired by the real-life suicide of an outed young man, treats the Internet as both lifeline and paper trail of a tormented, small-town adolescence.

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