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How Did A Jam Queen From Ghana Get To Be A Google Doodle?

NPR Top Stories - April 18, 2017 - 12:47pm

Esther Afua Ocloo, a microfinance champion who got her start making marmalade, is the star of today's Google Doodle.

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Etan Patz Killer Sentenced To 25 Years To Life

NPR Top Stories - April 18, 2017 - 12:45pm

Pedro Hernandez was sentenced Tuesday in the 1979 killing of the 6-year-old New York City boy, whose disappearance sparked decades of investigation and helped create a generation of wary parents.

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As Iraqi Forces Encircle Mosul, ISIS Unleashes New Level Of Brutality On Civilians

NPR Top Stories - April 18, 2017 - 12:32pm

More than 300,000 civilians are still trapped in northern Iraq's Mosul. ISIS has kept them there as human shields to prevent the U.S. and Iraq from launching airstrikes and mortars against them.

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That 'Armada' Heading To North Korea? Actually, It Sailed South

NPR Top Stories - April 18, 2017 - 12:01pm

The narrative last week was that the U.S. and its allies in the Western Pacific were gearing up to confront North Korea. But a strike group that was reportedly on its way isn't anywhere near there.

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Simple Beats Nuance, Which Is Part Of Why Trump Isn't Releasing Those Tax Returns

NPR Top Stories - April 18, 2017 - 11:56am

This has been said repeatedly, but it's worth repeating: There is nothing preventing the president from releasing his taxes while under audit.

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A New Vote On Brexit Resurfaces Racial Anxieties Among Black Brits

NPR Top Stories - April 18, 2017 - 11:12am

Brexit has made many black people question their place in British society, and the snap election may yet heighten their anxiety.

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'Shadow Of An Animal' Sneaks Into Woman's Bedroom And Snatches Dog

NPR Top Stories - April 18, 2017 - 11:03am

A California woman was woken up at 3 a.m. to see an animal that authorities suspect was a mountain lion making off with her Portuguese Podengo through her bedroom's open French doors.

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Watch The MTV Soap Opera That Is Secretly Teaching Sex Ed

NPR Top Stories - April 18, 2017 - 11:00am

It's got drama and romance. It's where Lupita Nyong'o got her start. And a new study shows it's not just entertainment.

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In Japan, Vice President Pence Pushes For Bilateral Trade Deal

NPR Top Stories - April 18, 2017 - 10:00am

President Trump's administration has rejected the Trans-Pacific Partnership and is seeking one-on-one talks. Japan, meanwhile, has indicated it wants to push ahead with TPP — with or without the U.S.

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Secret Data On Hospital Inspections May Soon Become Public

NPR Top Stories - April 18, 2017 - 9:19am

The federal government wants to require that private accreditors release reports of problems they find during hospital inspections. Right now, the reports are kept confidential.

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Accused Washington State Mall Shooter Found Dead In Jail

NPR Top Stories - April 18, 2017 - 9:14am

Prosecutors say Arcan Cetin apparently killed himself in his jail cell. The 20-year-old was accused of gunning down five people at a Washington state mall last year.

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Facebook Murder Suspect Has 'Shot And Killed Himself,' Police Say

NPR Top Stories - April 18, 2017 - 8:16am

Authorities were looking for Steve Stephens, 37, in connection with the killing of 74-year-old Robert Godwin Sr. on Sunday. Stephens was spotted Tuesday morning by Pennsylvania State Police.

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Trump Lost More Of The Asian-American Vote Than The National Exit Polls Showed

NPR Top Stories - April 18, 2017 - 8:13am

Less than one-fifth of voters in the fastest-growing racial group in the U.S. supported Donald Trump in the 2016 election, according to new results from the largest exit poll of Asian-American voters.

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WATCH: NASA Livestreams 360-Degree View Of Rocket Launch

NPR Top Stories - April 18, 2017 - 7:01am

A special 360-degree camera was installed on the launch pad near the base of the Atlas V rocket heading to the International Space Station.

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Republicans Look To Avoid A Political Headache In Georgia

NPR Top Stories - April 18, 2017 - 6:01am

Democrats hope Jon Ossoff can clear 50 percent in the special election to succeed now-Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price in a race they've tried to make a referendum on President Trump.

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