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At Least 123 People Killed After Oil Truck Catches Fire In Pakistan

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Hundreds of people had gathered around to try to collect oil after an oil tanker truck overturned and began leaking. Someone lighting a cigarette may have sparked the fire.

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Trump Asks 'Why No Action?' Amid Questions About Obama's Response To Russian Meddling

NPR Top Stories - June 24, 2017 - 2:36pm

The president tweeted Saturday evening questioning his predecessor's response after a bombshell Washington Post report about the previous administration's decision-making about how to counter Russia.

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Unitarian Universalists Denounce White Supremacy, Make Leadership Changes

NPR Top Stories - June 24, 2017 - 2:03pm

The Unitarian Universalists are among the most liberal of all religious denominations in America. Activists have denounced what they see as white supremacy in the church and are changing leadership.

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Barbershop: Reflections On A Particularly Difficult Ramadan

NPR Top Stories - June 24, 2017 - 2:03pm

In anticipation for Eid, U.S. Representative André Carson, D-Ind., Buzzfeed News reporter Hannah Allam and CAIR Executive Director for the Cleveland chapter Julia Shearson look back at this Ramadan.

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What Medicaid Cuts Could Mean For The Opioid Epidemic

NPR Top Stories - June 24, 2017 - 2:03pm

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Lynn Cooper, director of the Drug and Alcohol Division at Pennsylvania's Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association, about the Senate GOP healthcare bill.

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Federal Medicaid Funding Cuts Under Senate Health Care Bill Puts Pressure On States

NPR Top Stories - June 24, 2017 - 2:03pm

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Julie Rovner, Chief Washington Correspondent at Kaiser Health News, about the Senate GOP health bill and what it could mean for programs funded by Medicaid.

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'Interlaced Fingers' Traces Roots Of Racial Disparity In Kidney Transplants

NPR Top Stories - June 24, 2017 - 2:03pm

When Dr. Vanessa Grubbs fell in love with a man whose kidneys were failing, he'd been waiting for a transplant for years. Her book explores the ways racial inequity is embedded in the system.

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'Interlaced Fingers' Traces Roots Of Racial Disparity In Kidney Transplants

NPR Books - June 24, 2017 - 2:03pm

When Dr. Vanessa Grubbs fell in love with a man whose kidneys were failing, he'd been waiting for a transplant for years. Her book explores the ways racial inequity is embedded in the system.

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Yemen Now Faces 'The Worst Cholera Outbreak In The World,' U.N. Says

NPR Top Stories - June 24, 2017 - 11:42am

World health authorities say the war-torn nation now has upwards of 200,000 suspected cases, and that number is increasing at an average of 5,000 a day. A quarter of those who have died are children.

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PHOTOS: Meet Martha, World's Ugliest Dog

NPR Top Stories - June 24, 2017 - 9:35am

At least that's the assessment of judges in Petaluma, Calif., where the mastiff took the crown at this year's World's Ugliest Dog Contest. And she defeated some formidable pupposition (also pictured).

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Dozens Of People Killed In A Bloody Day Of Attacks Across Pakistan

NPR Top Stories - June 24, 2017 - 7:35am

Between twin bombings at a Parachinar market, a car bombing near a police office in Quetta and a shooting in Karachi, Pakistan is reeling from attacks claimed by several extremist groups.

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Environmentalists Rejoice: Court Says Land Regulation Doesn't Go 'Too Far'

NPR Top Stories - June 24, 2017 - 6:48am

The court upheld a regulation preventing a Wisconsin family from developing part of their land, denying them government compensation. The decision is a huge win for regulators and environmentalists.

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'Too Fat, Too Slutty' Challenges Cultural Expectations Of Women

NPR Books - June 24, 2017 - 6:00am

Anne Helen Petersen's new book is a thoughtful consideration of several public women — from Nicki Minaj to Hillary Clinton — who've run up against the invisible expectations our culture has of them.

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'Grenfell Changes Everything': Hundreds Of Homes Evacuated Over Safety Fears

NPR Top Stories - June 24, 2017 - 5:44am

Authorities have evacuated roughly 650 apartments in London high-rises, citing cladding similar to the materials used in Grenfell Tower, which went up in a deadly blaze earlier this month.

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Some U.S. States Relax Restrictions On Cladding Suspected In Grenfell Tower Fire

NPR Top Stories - June 24, 2017 - 5:02am

Changes to building codes in some U.S. jurisdictions may allow the use of siding similar to that of Grenfell Tower in London. A fire at the apartment building killed at least 79 people last week.

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Jailed Philippine Senator: 'I Won't Be Silenced Or Cowed'

NPR Top Stories - June 24, 2017 - 4:08am

Leila de Lima, 57, was jailed in February on President Rodrigo Duterte's orders, after she launched a Senate investigation into Duterte's bloody war on drugs. It's not the first time they've tangled.

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Meyers Chuck, AK, 99903

NPR Top Stories - June 24, 2017 - 4:01am

Meyers Chuck is off the grid, with no roads or cars; just a sprinkling of houses on the water, and a post office that's the social hub of town.

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'The End of Eddy' Recounts Growing Up Amid Homophobia And Violence

NPR Books - June 24, 2017 - 4:01am

In The End of Eddy, French author Edouard Louis writes about his experience growing up gay and abused in industrial France. He speaks to NPR's Melissa Block.

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'The Force' Is Basically 'Game Of Thrones' With Cops — And That's Pretty Great

NPR Books - June 24, 2017 - 3:00am

Don Winslow's new novel is packed with crooked cops and crookeder crooks, all defending their territories and trying to maintain a status quo where everyone earns, everyone eats and no wars break out.

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Third Former Vanderbilt Football Player Found Guilty In Rape Of Unconscious Student

NPR Top Stories - June 23, 2017 - 7:51pm

A Nashville, Tenn., jury convicted 23-year-old Brandon Banks in the 2013 gang rape of a fellow student. Two former teammates have also been convicted and another has yet to be tried.

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