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U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services Omit 'Nation Of Immigrants' From Mission Statement

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

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Susan Martin, professor emeritus at Georgetown University, about United States Citizenship and Immigration Services omitting the promise of America as "a nation of immigrants" from its mission statement. Martin, like former President John F. Kennedy, wrote a book called A Nation of Immigrants.

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Trump Administration Is Trying To Make It Harder For North Korea To Evade Sanctions

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

The Trump administration is trying to make it harder for North Korea to evade sanctions. It is putting the world on notice to look out for "deceptive shipping practices."

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'Black Panther' Fans Are Screaming 'Wakanda Forever' In Wauconda, Ill.

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

The city of Wauconda, Ill., — a suburb of Chicago — has been gaining fans after the Marvel's blockbuster Black Panther premiered last week. The movie is set in a fictional African country called Wakanda.

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Why Major Companies Are Severing Ties With The NRA After Parkland Shooting

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

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Bloomberg reporter Polly Mosendz about why major companies are severing ties with the Nation Rifle Association in the wake of protests over the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 people dead.

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Russian Curler Stripped Of Olympic Bronze After He's Found Guilty Of Doping

NPR Top Stories - February 22, 2018 - 5:36am

Aleksandr Krushelnitckii and his wife have given up their mixed doubles medal after he tested positive for a banned drug. It's unwelcome news for a Russian delegation already embroiled in scandal.

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What Decades Of Covering School Shootings Has Taught Me

NPR Top Stories - February 22, 2018 - 5:15am

Each horrific school shooting offers painful lessons but few, if any, answers.

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A Top Ford Executive Leaves After 'Inappropriate Behavior'

NPR Top Stories - February 22, 2018 - 4:25am

North America President Raj Nair is leaving the company effective immediately, according to a corporate statement — it didn't specify what led to his departure. A replacement has not yet been named.

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One Year In, DNC Turnaround Has A Long Way To Go

NPR Top Stories - February 22, 2018 - 2:00am

It's been one year since Tom Perez took charge of the Democratic National Committee. The party is still struggling, despite high hopes for November's midterms.

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As Washington Gears Up To Tackle Foreign Influence, How Effective Can It Be?

NPR Top Stories - February 22, 2018 - 2:00am

Leaders in Congress and elsewhere in D.C., including top DOJ officials, want to start taking concrete steps to defend the 2018 elections from another foreign attack. But it's a big, broad challenge.

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Installation Progresses On Bezos-Backed 10,000-Year Clock

NPR Top Stories - February 22, 2018 - 1:21am

A 500-foot-tall clock is being constructed inside a mountain in West Texas on property owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. It is the brain child of inventor Danny Hillis.

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Threats Against Schools Increase Since Florida Shooting

NPR Top Stories - February 22, 2018 - 1:20am

Educators School Safety Network says it has recorded about 50 threats a day on average since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, compared with about 10 a day on average.

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At CNN Town Hall, Sen. Marco Rubio Declines To Say He Won't Take NRA Money

NPR Top Stories - February 21, 2018 - 11:42pm

One week after 17 people were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., a CNN town hall brought together political leaders and community members for a discussion.

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Hand Grenade Thrown At U.S. Embassy In Montenegro; Attacker Killed

NPR Top Stories - February 21, 2018 - 10:40pm

An unidentified man threw a hand grenade at the compound in Podgorica before reportedly killing himself with another explosive. U.S. citizens are being asked to avoid the area until further notice.

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Nigerian Military Rescues 76 Schoolgirls After Alleged Boko Haram Attack

NPR Top Stories - February 21, 2018 - 8:59pm

Days after the boarding school students fled an armed raid by the Islamist militant group, officials say they've ensured the safe return of most. But it's unclear how many are still missing.

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U.S. Women's Hockey Team Wins Gold, Beating Canada In Penalty-Shot Thriller

NPR Top Stories - February 21, 2018 - 7:42pm

The American women won for the first time in 20 years, after tying the score late and forcing overtime against their archrival, Canada. Then it went to a penalty shootout.

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Florida Shooting Survivor Weighs In On Meeting With President Trump

NPR Top Stories - February 21, 2018 - 5:45pm

Parents and survivors connected to the school shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Sandy Hook and Columbine, met with President Trump at the White House Wednesday to advocate for better protections for the nation's students.

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Trump Backs Arming Teachers During Emotional White House Listening Session

NPR Top Stories - February 21, 2018 - 5:08pm

A week after 17 people were killed at a Parkland, Fla., high school, President Trump hosted survivors, parents and teachers from that and other recent school shooting tragedies.

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Parents And Students Express Frustration During School Safety Meeting With Trump

NPR Top Stories - February 21, 2018 - 4:44pm

One week after 17 people were shot and killed at Majory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., students and parents sat down with President Trump to discuss school safety and gun control.

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A New Survey Finds 81 Percent Of Women Have Experienced Sexual Harassment

NPR Top Stories - February 21, 2018 - 4:43pm

A nationwide survey found that most women have experienced some form of sexual harassment, many since their teenage years. The results illustrate why the #MeToo movement was so successful.

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Supreme Court Gets Moving, Issuing As Many Decisions In One Day As It Has In 5 Months

NPR Top Stories - February 21, 2018 - 2:10pm

The high court put out rulings on everything from guns and whistleblower protections to plea deals and the damages someone could seek for a terrorist attack.

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