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Senate Republicans Alter Health Care Bill To Avoid 'Death Spiral'

NPR Top Stories - June 26, 2017 - 9:58am

Senate Republicans have tweaked their Obamacare repeal bill in hopes of keeping more healthy customers in the insurance market. Customers who fail to maintain coverage could be temporarily locked out.

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High Court To Hear Case Of Cake Shop That Refused To Bake For Same-Sex Wedding

NPR Top Stories - June 26, 2017 - 9:48am

Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop in suburban Denver says a state law compelling him to produce wedding cakes for gay couples violates his right to free speech.

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More Health Problems Reported With Hair And Skin Care Products

NPR Top Stories - June 26, 2017 - 8:42am

Manufacturers are not required to tell the Food and Drug Administration about safety issues with cosmetics or hair and skin care products. That can leave people in the dark about health risks.

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Philando Castile's Mother Reaches $3 Million Settlement Over Police Shooting

NPR Top Stories - June 26, 2017 - 8:34am

The city of St. Anthony, Minn., said in a statement that "no amount of money could ever replace Philando." It said the deal was reached quickly "to allow the process of healing to move forward."

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Supreme Court Will Re-Hear Immigrant Indefinite Detention Case

NPR Top Stories - June 26, 2017 - 8:20am

The case centers on a man who was detained for three years without the right to appear before a judge and ask to be released on bond.

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Cholera Hitches A Ride On The Backs Of Soft-Shell Turtles

NPR Top Stories - June 26, 2017 - 7:19am

A new study finds that turtles are really good at carrying the bacteria that causes the potentially fatal disease.

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Supreme Court Sends Cross-Border Shooting Case Back To Lower Court

NPR Top Stories - June 26, 2017 - 7:13am

Can the family of a slain Mexican teenager sue the federal agent who shot him from across the U.S.-Mexico border? The case tests a long-held doctrine called a Bivens action.

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Supreme Court Revives Parts Of Trump's Travel Ban As It Agrees To Hear Case

NPR Top Stories - June 26, 2017 - 6:34am

In what President Trump calls "a clear victory for our national security," the Supreme Court says that parts of his revised travel ban can take effect.

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Supreme Court Rules Religious School Can Use Taxpayer Funds For Playground

NPR Top Stories - June 26, 2017 - 6:28am

In a closely watched case about church and state, the Supreme Court ruled Monday that a religious school was entitled to state funding for playground resurfacing under a state program for nonprofits.

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Britain's May Forms Minority Government With Backing Of Northern Irish Party

NPR Top Stories - June 26, 2017 - 5:35am

The Democratic Unionist Party also secured more than $1 billion in economic assistance for Northern Ireland.

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'America's Toughest Sheriff' Joe Arpaio Goes On Trial

NPR Top Stories - June 26, 2017 - 4:52am

A criminal trial begins Monday in which Arpaio is accused of ignoring a federal judge's order to curtail his crackdown on illegal immigration. His lawyer argues that the order wasn't clear.

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Secrets Of Breast-Feeding From Global Moms In The Know

NPR Top Stories - June 26, 2017 - 4:45am

Many American women want to breast-feed — and try to. Only about half keep it up. It's like they've lost the instinct. One researcher thinks she's figured out why and how to get the instinct back.

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China Releases Peace Prize Winner Liu Xiaobo From Prison After Cancer Diagnosis

NPR Top Stories - June 26, 2017 - 3:50am

Liu was serving an 11-year prison sentence for what the government called "incitement to subvert state power." Liu has terminal cancer, his lawyer says.

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