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How To Talk With Kids About Terrible Things

NPR Top Stories - February 18, 2018 - 3:11am

The school shooting in Parkland, Fla., has children all over the country asking difficult questions. Here are a few tips for their parents and teachers.

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How Immigration Could Motivate Democrats In 2018

NPR Top Stories - February 18, 2018 - 3:00am

Most of the voters who said immigration was their top concern were those who backed Donald Trump in 2016. But if DACA expires, that trend could reverse in 2018.

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Scientists Explore Ties Between Alzheimer's And Brain's Ancient Immune System

NPR Top Stories - February 18, 2018 - 2:00am

Their first epiphanies came during musings over beer, and evolved into a decade of teamwork. Two Harvard researchers explain why they think Alzheimer's disease may be traced to an immunity glitch.

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Trans Students, School Shooting, And Bill Gates Answers A Tough Question

NPR Top Stories - February 18, 2018 - 1:56am

What's become of some very large sums of money directed (or not) towards education? Plus, DACA's impact on college-going, in our weekly roundup.

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Ted Ligety Ties For 15th In Giant Slalom, Austria's Marcel Hirscher Wins Gold

NPR Top Stories - February 18, 2018 - 12:08am

The 33-year-old American faced the favored Marcel Hirscher from Austria in the 2018 Olympic men's giant slalom. The American Ryan Cochran-Siegle had a solid performance, finishing 11th.

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Nick Goepper Wins Silver In Slopestyle, Gus Kenworthy Places 12th

NPR Top Stories - February 17, 2018 - 10:36pm

Two Americans finished in the top 12 of the men's freestyle skiing slopestyle, including Nick Goepper, who took a silver medal.

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Snow-Making For Skiing During Warm Winters Comes With Environmental Cost

NPR Top Stories - February 17, 2018 - 2:21pm

Professional skiers and resorts in Aspen face a problem this season: deal with patches of dirt caused by warmer temperatures or make the climate worse by making and moving artificial snow.

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Trump Chides McMaster For Saying Evidence Of Russian Interference 'Incontrovertible'

NPR Top Stories - February 17, 2018 - 1:16pm

The national security adviser broke with what had been Trump's script about the investigation into Russian interference. Trump said McMaster "forgot" to say election results weren't impacted.

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