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Biologists With Drones And Peanut Butter Pellets Are On A Mission To Help Ferrets

NPR Top Stories - December 10, 2017 - 2:00am

To increase populations of the endangered black-footed ferret, scientists aim to save prairie dogs, a main food source. The biologists use drones and medicated peanut butter-flavored pellets to do it.

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DNC Group Calls For Drastic Cut In 'Superdelegates' As Part Of Nomination Process

NPR Top Stories - December 9, 2017 - 3:16pm

The Unity Reform Commission is calling for a 60 percent reduction in superdelegates and wants the party to offer same-day party affiliation switching. It calls its recommendations "historic."

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Despite Maduro's Unpopularity, Venezuela's Opposition Isn't A Shoo-In For Election

NPR Top Stories - December 9, 2017 - 3:03pm

Venezuelans are suffering under increasing shortages of food, medicine, and other basics. But growing anger from this has not translated into greater success at the ballot box for the opposition.

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Reaction To Trump's Appearance At Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

NPR Top Stories - December 9, 2017 - 3:03pm

President Trump appears at the grand opening of the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum even as the NAACP and civil rights activists say his presence is an insult.

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SoCal Wildfire Victim Tells Her Story

NPR Top Stories - December 9, 2017 - 3:03pm

The ongoing SoCal wildfires have burned more than 100,000 acres, forced thousands of people to evacuate, and destroyed hundreds of structures. Cal Fire says there is no end in sight.

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'Millennials': Be Careful How We Use This Label

NPR Top Stories - December 9, 2017 - 3:03pm

The Wall Street Journal announced that it would consider how it uses the term "millennial." Linguist Ben Zimmer weighs in on whether this term has painted a whole generation with too broad a brush.

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Trump Attends Opening Of Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Despite Controversy

NPR Top Stories - December 9, 2017 - 12:19pm

Two black Democratic lawmakers who decided not to attend said Trump's presence at the opening was "an insult." But the state's GOP governor said residents should be proud Trump would be there.

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Firefighters Gain Ground On SoCal Wildfires Even As Winds Continue To Vex

NPR Top Stories - December 9, 2017 - 11:59am

The Santa Ana winds gave firefighters a small reprieve but were expected to pick up once again. Air quality was at hazardous levels in some areas.

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'Uncomfortable' Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Aims To Face Past, Move Forward

NPR Top Stories - December 9, 2017 - 8:48am

Organizers hope to stay focused on the museum's message for its opening, despite African-American congressmen's objections to President Trump's presence.

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ISIS's Last Stand Falls In Iraq, Prime Minister Says

NPR Top Stories - December 9, 2017 - 8:17am

After a three-and-a-half year fight, Haider al-Abadi announced Saturday Iraqi forces had retaken the group's final stronghold along the Syrian border.

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