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Would You Live In A Home Where Something Grisly Happened, Survey Asks

49 min 7 sec ago

More than half of Hong Kong respondents said yes. A Prudential Brokerage official told the South China Morning Post that some people are afraid of ghosts but more are afraid of sleeping on the street.

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Trump's Travel Ban Has Kept Scores Of Families Separated

2 hours 15 min ago

A year ago Wednesday, the Supreme Court upheld the Trump administration's travel ban on eight, mostly Muslim, countries. It has had life-altering implications for many families.

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'It's Been A Minute With Sam Sanders': The History Of Drag Queens

2 hours 15 min ago

June is LGBTQ pride month, and some of the loudest and proudest people in those communities are drag queens. The TV show RuPaul's Drag Race has pushed drag culture into the mainstream.

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More Asylum-Seekers To The U.S. Are Stuck In Mexican Shelters

2 hours 15 min ago

As Congress moves forward with a $4.5 billion humanitarian aid bill to address the border crisis, migrants still arrive each day. But U.S. policy is beginning to shift the crisis to the Mexican side.

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Anthony Bourdain Day: Remembering The Chef And Documentarian

2 hours 15 min ago

Thousands of people around the world took to social media Tuesday to honor Anthony Bourdain on what would have been his 63rd birthday. He took his own life last year.

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Iranians, Already Dealing With Punishing Sanctions, Get Hit With More

2 hours 15 min ago

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Jon Gambrell of The Associated Press about the reaction inside Iran to newly imposed sanctions by the U.S.

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Persistent Wet Weather Interferes With Midwest Farmers' Planting

2 hours 15 min ago

After record flooding across the Midwest, some farmers are wrestling with whether to plant anything at all this season.

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Presidential Contenders Make Higher Education Costs A Hot Button Issue

2 hours 15 min ago

Democratic presidential candidates want to see who can be the most generous when it comes to alleviating higher education costs. Sen. Bernie Sanders aims to cancel $1.6 trillion in student loan debt.

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Debates Likely To Narrow List Of Democratic Presidential Contenders

2 hours 15 min ago

The 2020 Democratic presidential debates kick off in Miami. It'll be crowded with 10 candidates taking the stage Wednesday night and another 10 Thursday night.

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Critics Call Kushner's Mideast Peace Plan 'Dangerously Simplistic'

2 hours 15 min ago

Trump senior adviser Jared Kushner has rolled out his vision for peace between Israelis and Palestinians. NPR's Steve Inskeep talks about it with Obama-era U.S. Ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro.

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News Brief: Robert Mueller, Border Crisis, Presidential Debate

2 hours 15 min ago

Former special counsel Robert Mueller to testify before House panels. Customs and Border Protection is under fire for migrant issues. And, the Democratic presidential debates get underway Wednesday.

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'You Don't Own Me,' A Feminist Anthem With Civil Rights Roots, Is All About Empathy

2 hours 15 min ago

Ever since a 17-year-old Lesley Gore sang it in 1963, the coolly mutinous song has moved women to reject passive femininity. Its writers, though, say there are layers of resistance in its words.

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Meet The 74-Year-Old Queen Of Bangkok Street Food Who Netted A Michelin Star

2 hours 15 min ago

Chef Jay Fai cooks everything herself over two blazing charcoal fires in the alley, using only the highest-quality ingredients to serve customers who are willing to wait several hours to nab a table.

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Robert Mueller To Testify In Open Hearings On July 17 Before House Committees

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 9:33pm

The Judiciary and Intelligence Committee chairmen announced that, after being subpoenaed, the Russian investigation special counsel agreed to appear at separate hearings on the same day.

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San Francisco Bans Sales Of E-Cigarettes

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 3:04pm

San Francisco supervisors say they need to protect kids and teens from becoming addicted to nicotine. The dominant vaping company, Juul, is headquartered in the city and hopes to overturn the ban.

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President Nayib Bukele Promises To Transform El Salvador

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 7:23am

El Salvador's new president ran his campaign largely on social media and his first actions as president have been made through tweets. His supporters love it. His detractors describe it as autocratic.

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Trump Chooses To Hit Iran Economically Rather Than Militarily

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 7:20am

NPR's Noel King talks to NPR's Tom Bowman and Adam Smith, a former senior advisor to the director of the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control, about U.S. actions against Iran.

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Mississippi Officials Commemorate 'Pascagoula Abduction'

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 6:52am

Calvin Parker and Charles Hickson were fishing in 1973 when, they said, a UFO picked them up, examined them and let them go. There were skeptics. But now they're being honored with a plaque.

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2 Dive-Bombing Seagulls Terrorize British Couple

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 6:35am

Roy and Brenda Pickard were holed up inside their home after two seagulls built a nest on their roof. Officials warn others to bird proof their homes.

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First Living Veteran Of Iraq War To Receive Medal Of Honor

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 5:04am

Retired Army Staff Sgt. David Bellavia will be award the Medal of Honor Tuesday at the White House. He turned 29 years old the day his heroic act initially earned him a Silver Star in 2004

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