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U.S. State Department Expands Travel Warnings For Mexico's Beachside Tourist Meccas

NPR Top Stories - August 23, 2017 - 12:32pm

The department has updated its warnings about the Mexican states home to Cancun and Los Cabos, citing rising homicide rates.

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New Yorkers Mourn End Of An Era As 'Village Voice' Ceases Print Edition

NPR Top Stories - August 23, 2017 - 11:49am

On Tuesday, the famed alt-weekly announced it would be ending its free weekly print edition. The publication was purchased by Peter Barbey in 2015.

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FACT CHECK: 10 Statements From Trump's Phoenix Speech

NPR Top Stories - August 23, 2017 - 11:31am

The president stood by his statements on Charlottesville during his campaign rally, but he left out the part where he had condemned violence "on many sides."

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Are You Ready Yet To Accept Donald Trump For Who He Is?

NPR Top Stories - August 23, 2017 - 11:14am

The president's raucous Arizona rally fits a familiar pattern for Trump and should finally put an end to the persistent question of whether he will "pivot" and be more presidential.

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What Our Monuments (Don't) Teach Us About Remembering The Past

NPR Top Stories - August 23, 2017 - 11:02am

A history professor who studies the politics of memory tells us what the United States can learn from how Germans remember their history.

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Armed Militias Face Off With The 'Antifa' In The New Landscape Of Political Protest

NPR Top Stories - August 23, 2017 - 10:23am

Mark Pitcavage of the Anti-Defamation League says the militia movement has created a conspiracy theory about the anti-fascist protesters, saying they're domestic terrorists backed by George Soros.

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Headless Torso ID'd As Reporter Who Died Aboard Inventor's Personal Sub

NPR Top Stories - August 23, 2017 - 9:02am

Peter Madsen and the journalist set out alone in his submarine. Within days, the sub had sunk and Madsen had admitted that Kim Wall died aboard. Now, police say remains that washed ashore are hers.

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U.N. Panel Urges U.S. Government To Reject Racial Hatred And Violence

NPR Top Stories - August 23, 2017 - 8:22am

An anti-racism panel denounced the U.S. response to "horrific events" in Charlottesville, Va. It did not mention President Trump by name but referred to "failure at the highest political level."

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Walmart, Google Join Forces In Online Fight Against Amazon

NPR Top Stories - August 23, 2017 - 8:16am

The world's largest retailer will hawk its products on Google Express for the first time, in a play to get a bigger chunk of the growing voice-enabled shopping market currently dominated by Amazon.

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Navy Navigation Errors May Have Killed More Troops Than Afghanistan So Far in 2017

NPR Top Stories - August 23, 2017 - 7:10am

The Navy has commissioned its latest big investigation after a series of deadly accidents in the Western Pacific, but there are no easy answers to the problems with the fleet.

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Dozens Of People Killed As Airstrike Hits Hotel Near Yemen's Capital

NPR Top Stories - August 23, 2017 - 5:51am

The strike was reportedly one of a number in and around Sanaa. Blame has been put on the Saudi-led coalition backing the internationally recognized government of exiled leader Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi.

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In Michigan, Museum Food Tours Offer Tastes Of Arab Culture

NPR Top Stories - August 23, 2017 - 4:00am

Yalla! Eat walking tours take people into the Arab-American community, where they can talk with business owners about their personal stories and the products they sell.

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Intent On Reversing Its Opioid Epidemic, A State Limits Prescriptions

NPR Top Stories - August 23, 2017 - 3:07am

Maine is among a handful of states putting limits on the painkiller dose that doctors can prescribe a patient. Some doctors and patients say the law is helping, while others say it goes too far.

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Knausgaard Comes Up Short: In 'Autumn,' Less Isn't Always More

NPR Books - August 23, 2017 - 3:00am

Karl Ove Knausgaard — famed for his epic memoir My Struggle — goes for short and sweet in Autumn, a meditative seasonal reflection. But while there are lovely moments, the book strays into banality.

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An Air Force Cadet At 25: A Sign Of The Times In Higher Education

NPR Top Stories - August 23, 2017 - 2:02am

Many students heading to college this fall won't be the traditional 18-year-olds. At the nation's military academies, more cadets are coming from life — or military service — and not high school.

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Trial Looms For Sole Defendant In 2012 Benghazi Attack That Killed Ambassador

NPR Top Stories - August 23, 2017 - 1:01am

The case of Ahmed Abu Khatallah, who is preparing for trial next month in Washington, D.C., raises questions about due process and interrogation. He has pleaded not guilty.

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Oregon, Texas Lay Down Markers On Abortion Coverage

NPR Top Stories - August 23, 2017 - 1:00am

Highlighting the country's sharp divide over abortion and mixed reactions to requirements in the Affordable Care Act, Texas restricts insurance coverage while Oregon requires that it be covered.

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Unlikely Allies Join Fight To Protect Free Speech On The Internet

NPR Top Stories - August 23, 2017 - 1:00am

After big tech companies took action to take down white supremacist content, there have been calls for the government to step in to protect free speech from the right and left.

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Why Donald Trump Likes To Surround Himself With Generals

NPR Top Stories - August 23, 2017 - 1:00am

High-level military brass may be able to bring discipline and order to an administration that sometimes has appeared to lack them.

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Commander Of Navy's 7th Fleet Dismissed After Series Of Ship Mishaps

NPR Top Stories - August 22, 2017 - 11:04pm

Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, the three-star commander of the U.S. 7th Fleet was relieved of command on Wednesday after four accidents involving Navy ships. Rear Adm. Phil Sawyer will assume command.

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