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Yes, It's Almost Decision Time For 2020 Democratic Presidential Hopefuls

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 5:00am

Dozens of Democrats are preparing to run for president in 2020. Advisers to some say that the Thanksgiving holiday next week begins a short window for potential candidates to make decisions.

(Image credit: Jeff J. Mitchell, Angela Weiss/AFP, Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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Firearms And Dementia: How Do You Convince A Loved One To Give Up Their Guns?

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 7:15am

It's estimated that nearly half of all Americans over 65 own a gun or live with someone who does. And 7 million in the U.S. have dementia, a number that's expected to double within two decades.

(Image credit: Nicole Xu for NPR)

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Camp Fire Becomes Deadliest Wildfire In California's History

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 7:14am

The remains of at least 42 people have been located in charred areas of the wildfire still burning in northern California outside of the city of Chico. More than 200 people are reported missing.

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Jet Impounded Because Ryan Air Owed European Union Money

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 6:53am

The AP reports passengers were set to board a Ryan Air flight in France when they were told of an issue with the plane. The issue: the plane was impounded. Passengers got another flight 5 hours later.

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Here's Proof Ancient Egyptians Really Did Love Cats

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 6:37am

Archeologists excavating a 4,500-year-old tomb near Cairo recently found dozens of mummified cats. There were also a hundred wooden cat statues and a bronze casting of Bastet, the goddess of cats.

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How Can Schools Better Persuade Students To Show Up For Class?

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 5:06am

Many schools give attendance awards to motivate students. A study found students who were awarded for perfect attendance went on to have more absences than their peers who weren't given the award.

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Official Announcement Draws Near On Amazon's HQ2 Decision

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 5:06am

Amazon will soon announce its choice for a second headquarters. It's expected that Amazon will build two offices, one in New York City and one in the Crystal City area of Arlington, Va.

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Congress Reconvenes After Last Week's Midterm Elections

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 5:06am

Republicans still dominate both chambers of Congress but that changes in January when Democrats take control of the House. Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Rep. Debbie Dingell of Michigan.

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American Anthem: Simon & Garfunkel's 'America'

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 5:06am

When NPR asked listeners for their personal, American anthems, several people responded with Simon & Garfunkel's "America." We hear why.

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Democrat Wins Arizona Senate Race, Flipping 2nd GOP Seat

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 5:06am

Arizona voters have elected Democratic Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema to be the state's first female U.S. senator. She defeated Republican Rep. Martha McSally.

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U.S. Bishops Delay Response To Sexual Abuse Crisis At Vatican's Insistence

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 5:06am

The U.S. Conference of Bishops this week planned to take up measures regarding clergy sexual abuse. The Vatican told them to delay any decisions until a February meeting in Rome addresses the crisis.

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Opening Statements To Begin In 'El Chapo' Trial

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 5:06am

David Greene talks to Nicole Hong, a reporter with The Wall Street Journal, about the trial of Mexican drug lord Joaquín Guzmán Loera — better known as El Chapo.

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News Brief: Calif. Wildfires, Arizona Senate Race, Amazon's HQ2

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 5:06am

California wildfires' death toll climbs to 44. Arizona elected a Democratic U.S. senator for the first time in 30 years. Amazon is on the verge of announcing its second headquarters location.

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Say Au Revoir To That Hunk Of Metal In France That Has Defined The Kilogram

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 5:06am

A small cylinder called Le Grand K has defined the kilogram for more than a hundred years. But if a scratch ever rendered it lighter, the definition of the kilo literally shifted. Time for a change.

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Ex-Detainee Describes Torture In China's Xinjiang Re-Education Camp

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 5:06am

"They made me wear what they called 'iron clothes,'" the man tells NPR, describing a 50-pound metal suit he was forced to wear for 12 hours. When he returned home, people were afraid to speak to him.

(Image credit: Ng Han Guan/AP)

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How Schools Can Reduce Sexual Violence

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 5:06am

Teaching teens what their peers are really up to is a new evidence-based way to promote less risky behavior around sex and alcohol.

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A Third Rail No More: Incoming House Democrats Embrace Gun Control

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 5:00am

Dozens of Democratic candidates who ran in competitive suburban House districts this election year bluntly called out the need for more gun control. And many of them won.

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Maryland Says Matthew Whitaker Appointment As Acting Attorney General Is Unlawful

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 11:21pm

As part of an ongoing lawsuit over the Affordable Care Act, Maryland requested a preliminary injunction that would declare Rod Rosenstein the acting attorney general instead.

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A True Believer Remembers Stan Lee

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 5:08pm

Stan Lee — born Stanley Martin Lieber — co-created many beloved Marvel Comics characters, but he became the company's tireless, beloved figurehead. NPR's Glen Weldon offers a remembrance.

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In France, Trump And Others Commemorate The End Of World War I

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 8:07am

President Trump joined French President Macron and 71 other world leaders to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI. Trump appeared out of step with the ceremony's multilateral tone.

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