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Hurricane Harvey Flooded Houston's Theater District, But It Won't Stop The Shows

NPR Top Stories - December 9, 2017 - 4:44am

Bayou water and sewage flooded the city's opera, ballet, and theater companies, ruining wigs, costumes and props. Losses and costs to rebuild may total more than $60 million.

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This Year, Consider Giving Presence Instead Of Presents

NPR Top Stories - December 9, 2017 - 4:02am

Science says consciously spending time with our loved ones is more important to them than receiving expensive presents.

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Doubts Rise About Sen. Collins' Strategy To Shore Up Insurance Market

NPR Top Stories - December 9, 2017 - 4:01am

Even if the Republican from Maine can get her party to go along, her suggestions to bolster the individual insurance market may be too little, too late.

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The Russia Investigations: Knife Fights Over Feds, Trump Jr., Manafort And More

NPR Top Stories - December 9, 2017 - 4:00am

The imbroglio lurched out of cruise and into hedgerow country. Trump Jr. declined to answer, citing attorney-client privilege. Trump had brickbats for the FBI. Mueller had some jujitsu for Manafort.

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A New Way To Measure Schools; Russia Readers Best U.S.

NPR Top Stories - December 9, 2017 - 3:00am

What the tax plan means for students, the GAO weighs in on vouchers, and more in our weekly roundup.

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Before Roy Moore, Alabama Grappled With 'Kissing Jim'

NPR Top Stories - December 9, 2017 - 2:00am

Alabama's political history is littered with episodes mixing sex and power in unseemly ways. A former governor, "Big Jim" Folsom, claimed he had kissed "50,000 of the sweetest mouths in Dixie."

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