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CIA Backs Off Director's Claim That Russian Meddling Didn't Swing Election

NPR Top Stories - October 19, 2017 - 11:13pm

Director Mike Pompeo incorrectly told a security conference in Washington, D.C., on Thursday that U.S. intelligence has concluded that Russian meddling "did not affect the outcome of the election."

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Senate Passes Budget Resolution Seen As Key To Trump's Tax Overhaul

NPR Top Stories - October 19, 2017 - 10:08pm

The White House says the $4 trillion resolution, which passed by a narrow 51-49 vote, "creates a pathway" for promised tax reform and tax cuts.

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Los Angeles Dodgers Take National League Pennant, Beating Chicago Cubs 11-1

NPR Top Stories - October 19, 2017 - 7:31pm

LA took the best-of-seven series four games to one and will play the winner of the American League Championship Series between the New York Yankees and the Houston Astros.

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'Our Democracy Is At Stake,' Obama Says Of Virginia Race For Governor

NPR Top Stories - October 19, 2017 - 7:03pm

Former President Obama hit the campaign trail Thursday in support of Democrat Ralph Northam, and took some implicit shots at President Trump and GOP gubernatorial nominee Ed Gillespie.

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LAPD Investigating Accusation Of 2013 Rape By Harvey Weinstein

NPR Top Stories - October 19, 2017 - 4:53pm

Weinstein has been dogged by a litany of allegations of sexual misconduct ever since the New York Times reported earlier this month that he has paid off accusers for decades.

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After Ikea Dresser Recall, Another Toddler Reportedly Died In Tip-Over

NPR Top Stories - October 19, 2017 - 2:31pm

Last June Ikea recalled millions of dressers over the risk of tip-over accidents. But the parents of Jozef Dudek, who was crushed by a Malm dresser this May, were not aware of the recall, lawyers say.

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Report: Pollution Kills 3 Times More than AIDS, TB And Malaria Combined

NPR Top Stories - October 19, 2017 - 2:30pm

Researchers looked at the combined effects of air, water and soil pollution on global health to come up with an annual toll.

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Forecasters Predict Warmer-Than-Average Winter In Majority Of U.S.

NPR Top Stories - October 19, 2017 - 1:57pm

The La Niña weather pattern is likely to develop, boosting snowfall in the Great Lakes and northern Rockies and lowering snowfall in the Mid-Atlantic.

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Taliban Attack Nearly Wipes Out Afghan Army Base

NPR Top Stories - October 19, 2017 - 1:24pm

Just two Afghan soldiers at a base in Afghanistan's Kandahar province were left uninjured. At least 43 were killed. This week, more than 120 people were killed by the militant group.

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California Wildfires Leave Seasonal Agricultural Workers In Limbo

NPR Top Stories - October 19, 2017 - 1:02pm

The devastating wildfires in Northern California and killed scores of people and left thousands homeless. They've also left many seasonal agricultural workers without jobs or income.

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Holes In The Plot: Suspect Loses Bet With Cops, Turns Himself In — With Doughnuts

NPR Top Stories - October 19, 2017 - 12:34pm

A wanted man made a bet with police on Facebook: If they could get 1,000 shares, he would turn himself in — and bring doughnuts. They did it. And eventually, police posted photos of his promise kept.

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Meet Jacinda Ardern, 37, New Zealand's Next Prime Minister

NPR Top Stories - October 19, 2017 - 12:29pm

When Ardern was elected Labour leader just 12 weeks ago, her party's polling numbers surged so rapidly it was dubbed "Jacindamania." She'll be the country's youngest prime minister in 150 years.

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Trump Says Administration's Response To Hurricane In Puerto Rico A '10'

NPR Top Stories - October 19, 2017 - 12:29pm

After meeting with the island's governor and the FEMA administrator, the president said things on the island were already pretty rough but he praised residents for their spirit.

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California Fires Result In Job And Income Loss For Seasonal Workers

NPR Top Stories - October 19, 2017 - 12:16pm

The devastating wildfires in Northern California killed scores of people and left thousands homeless. The fires have also left many seasonal agricultural workers without jobs.

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What's The Section 199 Tax Deduction?

NPR Top Stories - October 19, 2017 - 12:16pm

As Republicans look to overhaul the tax code, we look at the story of a single corporate tax deduction that tells us a lot about how the tax code works.

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White Nationalist Richard Spencer Met By Protesters At University Of Florida

NPR Top Stories - October 19, 2017 - 12:16pm

Richard Spencer spoke at the University of Florida Thursday. Throngs of protesters turned out to shout him down and tell him his messages weren't welcome.

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What You Need To Know About The Honest Ads Act

NPR Top Stories - October 19, 2017 - 12:16pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks to Democratic Sen. Mark Warner about the Honest Ads Act, a proposal to regulate online political advertising the same way as television, radio and print.

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Court Puts A Hold On Order That Approved Undocumented Teen's Abortion

NPR Top Stories - October 19, 2017 - 7:46am

The minor, who's being referred to as Jane Doe, has obtained a judge's permission to have an abortion. But the Department of Health and Human Services has refused to allow her to visit a clinic.

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The Love Letters Of A Young Barack Obama On View At Emory University Library

NPR Top Stories - October 19, 2017 - 7:42am

The musings of the future president at age 21 reveal familiar themes of alienation and lack of belonging that would arise again in his later writing.

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Pickleball For All: The Cross-Generational Power Of Play

NPR Top Stories - October 19, 2017 - 6:00am

A fun and social game at any age, pickleball is giving older adults — and their middle-aged kids — an extended lease on the benefits of team sports.

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