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Phoenix Police Deploy Gas, Pepper Spray To Disperse Protesters

NPR Top Stories - August 22, 2017 - 5:19pm

Reporters on the scene say the gas canisters apparently were fired after someone among the protesters threw water bottles at the police.

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In Reckoning With Confederate Monuments, Other Countries Could Provide Examples

NPR Top Stories - August 22, 2017 - 4:21pm

The U.S. isn't alone in confronting sites dedicated to contentious, and often troubling, moments in its history.

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Trump Administration Unveils Sanctions To Curb North Korea's Weapons Program

NPR Top Stories - August 22, 2017 - 3:24pm

Ten Chinese and Russian companies and six individuals are targeted. Many were tied to the rogue country's coal and resource trade and its efforts to send workers abroad.

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Los Angeles Sues Justice Department, Joining Other 'Sanctuary Cities'

NPR Top Stories - August 22, 2017 - 2:58pm

LA is among the jurisdictions that limit their cooperation with federal authorities on immigration enforcement. The Trump administration has threatened to cut millions in funding to them.

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Dakota Access Pipeline Owner Sues Greenpeace For 'Criminal Activity'

NPR Top Stories - August 22, 2017 - 2:30pm

Energy Transfer Partners alleges Greenpeace and other "eco-terrorist groups" tried to block its pipeline with "campaigns of misinformation." Greenpeace says the suit is a bid to "silence free speech."

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'China Quarterly' Publisher Restores Articles Following Backlash From Scholars

NPR Top Stories - August 22, 2017 - 2:15pm

Cambridge University Press had removed articles about Tibet, Taiwan and Tiananmen Square from its Chinese website at the request of authorities. Days later, the publisher reversed course.

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Irish Bishops Advise Priests With Children How To 'Face Up' To Responsibilities

NPR Top Stories - August 22, 2017 - 10:06am

"If, contrary to this obligation [to celibacy], a priest fathers a child, the wellbeing of his child should be his first consideration," the Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference said in its guidelines.

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'Smart' Pill Bottles Aren't Enough To Help The Medicine Go Down

NPR Top Stories - August 22, 2017 - 8:56am

Lots of people forget to take their medicine on time. Now firms are selling "smart" pill bottles that send patients reminders through the Internet. But maybe the real problem isn't forgetfulness.

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Hospitals Could Do More For Survivors Of Opioid Overdoses, Study Suggests

NPR Top Stories - August 22, 2017 - 8:47am

Researchers say hospitals are missing an opportunity to help people with opioid addiction get into treatment by not doing enough when they show up in emergency rooms after an overdose.

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FBI Profiler Says Linguistic Work Was Pivotal In Capture Of Unabomber

NPR Top Stories - August 22, 2017 - 8:18am

James R. Fitzgerald says Ted Kaczynski's writings helped cracked the case that confounded the FBI for more than 17 years. Manhunt: Unabomber, a TV series on the Discovery Channel, retells the story.

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Trump Heads To Arizona To Push Border Wall Funding, Rally Supporters

NPR Top Stories - August 22, 2017 - 7:34am

President Trump will visit a Customs and Border Protection facility and make the case that Congress should fund the border wall he promised during the campaign.

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Fact Check: What Has President Trump Done To Fight Illegal Immigration?

NPR Top Stories - August 22, 2017 - 6:53am

One year ago, then-candidate Trump laid out a 10-point plan to fight illegal immigration, including building a wall and suspending visas for some travelers. Here's a look at what he's done so far.

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More Than 40 People Injured In Train Crash Near Philadelphia

NPR Top Stories - August 22, 2017 - 6:40am

A commuter train smashed into an unoccupied train car at the 69th Street Terminal station, 10 miles west of the city. Officials say none of the injuries were life-threatening.

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Heavy Police Presence, Large Crowds Expected As Trump Visits Phoenix

NPR Top Stories - August 22, 2017 - 4:03am

The president will hold a rally downtown Tuesday night after visiting a Marine Corps base in Yuma, Ariz., along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Remains Of Some Missing Sailors Found In 'Sealed Compartments' On USS John S. McCain

NPR Top Stories - August 22, 2017 - 3:40am

Adm. Scott H. Swift, the commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, says remains have been found in damaged areas of the destroyer that collided with a merchant tanker in waters off Singapore.

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Trump's Visit To Arizona Is A Headache For Trump GOP Critic, Sen. Jeff Flake

NPR Top Stories - August 22, 2017 - 1:01am

A recent presidential tweet called Flake "WEAK" and "toxic." Flake says Trump and his supporters "have given in to the politics of anger."

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In Solar Trade Dispute, Will Proposed Tariffs Cost Industry Jobs?

NPR Top Stories - August 22, 2017 - 1:01am

Testing President Trump's promise to get tough on trade, two U.S. solar panel manufacturers are seeking to impose a tariff on panels made overseas. But many in the industry warn it could cost jobs.

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Trump Inherits The Afghanistan Albatross — And Commits For The Long Term

NPR Top Stories - August 22, 2017 - 1:00am

The president went against what he called his own instincts by agreeing to an open-ended extension of America's longest war.

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Combating His Instinct, Trump Commits U.S. To Another Tour Of Duty In Afghanistan

NPR Top Stories - August 22, 2017 - 1:00am

After 16 years in Afghanistan, the U.S. can neither declare victory nor disengage. So the president calls for more troops, more time, more sacrifice — with no way of knowing how much might be enough.

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How To Tell If Watching The Eclipse Damaged Your Eyes

NPR Top Stories - August 21, 2017 - 6:02pm

If you heeded all the warnings, you're likely fine. But spots or blurred vision that shows up 12 hours later or the next day might be a sign that the sun's direct rays permanently hurt the retina.

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