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Chef David Chang Dishes On The 'Ugly' Side Of 'Delicious' Food

NPR Top Stories - February 24, 2018 - 7:00am

David Chang's show, Ugly Delicious, delves into how various cultures approach comfort foods that have complicated back stories. "There's no universal truth about any food," says the chef.

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Montana Wildfires Provide A Wealth Of Data On Health Effects Of Smoke Exposure

NPR Top Stories - February 24, 2018 - 5:08am

Last summer's wildfires handed scientists a rare chance to study effects of smoke on residents. Most previous work had been on wood-burning stoves, urban air pollution and the effects on firefighters.

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A Student Solution To Give Utah Debtors A Fighting Chance

NPR Top Stories - February 24, 2018 - 5:05am

In Utah, the majority of civil lawsuits are debt related; nearly all of the debtors face those suits without any legal help. A group of law students at Brigham Young University wants to change that.

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Scientists Aim To Pull Peer Review Out Of The 17th Century

NPR Top Stories - February 24, 2018 - 4:44am

Some scientists want to change the old-fashioned way scientific advancements are evaluated and communicated. But they have to overcome the power structure of the traditional journal vetting process.

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Daring To Dream: A Carpenter Tries To Build A Piano In Rwanda

NPR Top Stories - February 24, 2018 - 4:00am

If he succeeds, it would be the first piano made in his country — and the first made in Africa since 1989. Skeptics wonder if it's an impossible mission.

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The Russia Investigations: More Pleas, More Charges — Any More Preparation?

NPR Top Stories - February 24, 2018 - 4:00am

Rick Gates turns state's evidence, Robert Mueller levels an updated indictment against Paul Manafort and state and federal officials begin to prepare for more election interference in 2018.

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Billy Graham Walked A Line, And Regretted Crossing Over It, When It Came To Politics

NPR Top Stories - February 24, 2018 - 4:00am

The evangelical preacher sought to be seen as above the partisan political fray. But in his actions and associations, Graham often proved how difficult such an attitude can be to achieve or sustain.

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Educators Fear And Embrace Calls For Concealed Carry In The Classroom

NPR Top Stories - February 24, 2018 - 2:00am

Teachers are already carrying concealed guns in a handful of states, including Ohio. Some defend it, but many worry calls to arm teachers will put students further in harms way.

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Russian Bobsledder Disqualified For Doping, Court Says

NPR Top Stories - February 24, 2018 - 12:43am

Russian bobsledder Nadezhda Sergeeva has been disqualified from the Winter Games, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said Saturday. She's the second Russian athlete to fail a doping test this year.

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Ester Ledecka Makes History, Winning Olympic Gold In Both Snowboarding And Skiing

NPR Top Stories - February 23, 2018 - 11:08pm

A week ago, the 22-year-old unexpectedly won gold in the women's Alpine super-G skiing. Now, she's won gold in the women's snowboarding parallel giant slalom.

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U.S. Men's Curling Team Wins Gold, Beating Sweden 10-7 At Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

NPR Top Stories - February 23, 2018 - 10:21pm

"It's just fantastic," U.S. skipper John Shuster said after winning the gold. The Americans had come back from the verge of elimination to win it all in South Korea.

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Trump Administration Restricts H-1B Worker Visas Coveted By High Tech

NPR Top Stories - February 23, 2018 - 8:15pm

It's another step in fighting potential fraud and abuse in the program that brings 85,000 highly skilled workers into the U.S. every year. More detail is required on why the workers are needed.

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Logs Of 911 Calls Reveal The Troubled History Of Florida School Shooter

NPR Top Stories - February 23, 2018 - 6:29pm

Records show that Broward County had received multiple calls since 2008 about the volatile behavior of the young man arrested in the Parkland, Fla., high school shooting.

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White House Briefly Put On Lockdown After Driver Hits Security Barrier

NPR Top Stories - February 23, 2018 - 3:23pm

The Secret Service said the vehicle did not breach the barricade and the female driver was quickly apprehended.

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Gothamist Properties Will Be Revived Under New Ownership: Public Media

NPR Top Stories - February 23, 2018 - 3:04pm

WNYC will buy Gothamist, KPCC will acquire LAist, and WAMU is taking over DCist. The move is funded by two anonymous donors "who are deeply committed to supporting local journalism initiatives."

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Seychelles Finds A Novel Way To Swap Its Debt For Marine Protections

NPR Top Stories - February 23, 2018 - 2:00pm

The Indian Ocean nation has brokered a novel deal that is intended to protect nearly one third of its marine area and is thought to be the first of its kind.

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FDA Finds Hazards Lurking In Parsley, Cilantro, Guacamole

NPR Top Stories - February 23, 2018 - 1:58pm

The Food and Drug Administration has started testing randomly selected fresh herbs and prepared guacamole. So far, the agency has found dangerous bacteria in 3 to 6 percent of the samples it tested.

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How 1 Tweet From Kylie Jenner Caused Snap, Inc. To Lose $1 Billion

NPR Top Stories - February 23, 2018 - 1:35pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Will Oremus, a senior technology writer at Slate about how a recent tweet by Kylie Jenner caused Snap, Inc. — the parent company for Snapchat — to lose more than $1 billion.

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Teachers Across The Country Are Thinking About Active Shooter Situations

NPR Top Stories - February 23, 2018 - 1:35pm

President Trump tweeted this week that teachers should be armed, in response to the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last week. Since then teachers and other school administrators are looking at what they would do in a shooting situation.

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Trump Warns About Complacency In 2018 Midterms At CPAC

NPR Top Stories - February 23, 2018 - 1:35pm

President Trump received an enthusiastic greeting from thousands of conservative activists at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference outside Washington, D.C., on Friday. He boasted of his first year accomplishments, but also had a warning about this year's midterm elections, saying complacency could short-circuit his agenda.

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