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White House Doctor Says Trump Is In 'Excellent' Physical, Cognitive Health

January 16, 2018 - 2:17pm

Dr. Ronny Jackson said the president could benefit from losing between 10 and 15 pounds over the coming year as well as beginning an exercise regimen.

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Homeland Security Secretary Says She 'Did Not Hear' Trump Use 'That' Vulgar Word

January 16, 2018 - 2:01pm

At a contentious congressional testimony, Kirstjen Nielsen said under oath said President Trump and others used "tough language" on immigration, but not a particular

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The Fine Line Between A Bad Date And Sexual Assault: 2 Views On Aziz Ansari

January 16, 2018 - 1:34pm

Babe.net published a woman's account of a date with comedian Aziz Ansari that she says turned into "the worst night" of her life. In conversation with NPR's Kelly McEvers, two writers — Caitlin Flanagan of The Atlantic and Anna North of Vox — discuss whether the story describes a bad date, sexual assault or something in between.

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How The Convenience Economy Has Led To Clutter In Urban China

January 16, 2018 - 1:34pm

The advent of shared bikes and food delivery service apps have led to an unprecedented amount of clutter on the sidewalks of China's largest city. Where pedestrians once walked freely, they now have to compete with speeding electric scooters belonging to armies of food delivery men along limited sidewalk space due to heaps of shared bicycles strewn about.

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How Active Duty Military Are Navigating Changing Attitudes Toward Marijuana

January 16, 2018 - 1:34pm

California is the latest state to begin legal recreational sale of marijuana. That presents a challenge to the thousands of active duty military — and their families — who must navigate changing attitudes toward marijuana use, which is still prohibited under federal law.

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In Egypt, Potential Candidates Prepare To Enter Presidential Race

January 16, 2018 - 1:34pm

Filing to run for president of Egypt begins this weekend, but potential candidates say they're afraid of the consequences of taking on hardline President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who looks to run again.

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Held Captive By Their Parents, 13 Children Found In California

January 16, 2018 - 1:34pm

On Sunday, 13 children were discovered emaciated, shackled and held captive by their parents in a home in Riverside County, California. The motive is still unknown. NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with KVCR's Benjamin Purper, who was on the scene and is following the story.

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White House Physician Says Trump Is In 'Excellent Health'

January 16, 2018 - 1:34pm

The White House physician made public comments on Tuesday about President Trump's checkup at the Walter Reed Military Medical Center. Last week, the doctor said the president is in "excellent health."

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BlackRock CEO Says Companies Need To Do More Than Deliver Profits

January 16, 2018 - 1:34pm

Laurence Fink, CEO of the investment firm BlackRock, is telling other CEOs they need to do more than just deliver profits. In a letter published by The New York Times, Fink says companies must show how they are making positive contributions to society.

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Toyota Announces Makeover Of Its Flagship Car

January 16, 2018 - 1:34pm

Toyota is investing in a major makeover of its Avalon sedan. It's an interesting choice because Americans are bypassing sedans in favor of SUVs. And while the Avalon is reliable, its styling is considered stodgy, at best.

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Salmonella May Have Caused Massive Aztec Epidemic, Study Finds

January 15, 2018 - 8:01am

The 16th century epidemic, likely set off or exacerbated by European invaders, was one of the most deadly in human history. New evidence traces it to a type of salmonella that causes a deadly fever.

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Jakarta Stock Exchange Tower Evacuated After Floor Collapses

January 15, 2018 - 4:30am

A mezzanine floor inside the Jakarta Stock Exchange tower collapsed on Monday, according to Indonesian authorities. A police spokesman says nearly 80 people were injured. Terrorism has been ruled out.

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For 1 Attorney, A Lonely Legal Fight To Make Trump Comply With Rules

January 15, 2018 - 2:00am

Attorney Jeffrey Lovitky took it upon himself last year to sue Trump. "It is intimidating," he says. Still, he's suing again, saying he has a duty to push for compliance with various ethics rules.

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After A Year In Office, Questions About Trump's Foreign Deals Go On. And On

January 15, 2018 - 1:56am

When preparing to take the oath of office, President Trump promised to make no new foreign business deals. But a year later, ethics experts say the problems have not been solved in any meaningful way.

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For Now, Sequencing Cancer Tumors Holds More Promise Than Proof

January 15, 2018 - 1:44am

Sequencing the DNA of cancer tumors to help pinpoint treatment is an emerging element of precision medicine. While patients and doctors alike want these tests, they often don't benefit patients.

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'Whoa, Nelly!' Keith Jackson, Voice Of College Football, Dies At 89

January 15, 2018 - 12:42am

Until he retired for good in 2006, Keith Jackson's baritone voice could be heard most Saturdays when called college football games. 'Whoa Nellie' was one of his signature phrases.

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Unsealed Documents Show The Las Vegas Shooter's Girlfriend Acted Swiftly

January 14, 2018 - 4:12pm

Hundreds of pages of newly-released court documents reveal what authorities knew and the leads they were chasing in the days following the attack, but offer little on motive.

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How Likely Is Someone To Sexually Harass Others? This Scale Determines

January 14, 2018 - 3:06pm

In the 1980s psychologist John Pryor developed a test to predict how likely a person is to sexually harass someone. He spoke with NPR's Michel Martin about his research and how the scale works.

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On The Hunt For Poppies In Mexico — America's Biggest Heroin Supplier

January 14, 2018 - 2:02pm

The Mexican army gave NPR a firsthand look at its efforts to eradicate the flowering crop that's made into heroin.

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Blaming Democrats, Trump Says 'DACA Is Probably Dead'

January 14, 2018 - 12:03pm

With four days left before a government shutdown, lawmakers appear to be far from a deal to fix the DACA program. Trump denied the vulgarities he reportedly made about immigrants: "I'm not a racist."

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