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Keystone Pipeline Oil Spill Reported In South Dakota

NPR Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 07:29

The oil leak occurs just a few days before Nebraska state regulators will decide on the fate of TransCanada's controversial sister project, the Keystone XL Pipeline.

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White House Says Moore Allegations 'Very Troubling,' But Alabama Voters Should Decide

NPR Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 06:48

Multiple women have come forward accusing Alabama GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore of sexual misconduct. National GOP leaders have urged him to step aside, but Moore has refused to leave the race.

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Deadly Floods Devastate Western Greek Cities

NPR Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 06:23

Greece is in mourning after torrential downpours caused floods causing deaths, injury and destruction of hundreds of homes and businesses outside Athens.

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What To Make Of A Head-To-Head Test Of Addiction Treatments

NPR Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 06:22

Researchers found two addiction medicines equally effective once treatment started. But there are fundamental differences in the way treatment begins with each drug, complicating the interpretation.

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The Latest: US designation on NKorea could come next week

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 06:00
The Latest on China’s responses to tensions over North Korea’s nuclear program (all times local):
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Pinera likely to win Chile elections, but runoff expected

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 06:00
Four years after leaving office as a deeply unpopular leader, Sebastian Pinera is a strong favorite to win Sunday’s presidential election in Chile, though he’s unlikely to avoid a runoff.
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Iraqi Kurd lawmakers returning to Baghdad after boycott

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 06:00
Iraq’s Kurdish lawmakers are returning to Baghdad this week after boycotting the national parliament, a senior Kurdish official said Thursday, though they have yet to attend any legislative session.
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Why I wrote 'fake news' for The Washington Post

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 06:00
There was no “Pray for an Islamic Holocaust” banner at a right-wing march in Poland on Saturday. I wrote that there was. Here's how it happened.
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Three Generations Of Actresses Reflect On Hollywood, Harassment — And Hitchcock

NPR Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 05:53

Actress Tippi Hedren talks with her daughter, actress Melanie Griffith, and her granddaughter, actress Dakota Johnson, about how being a woman in Hollywood has — and hasn't — changed over the years.

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Russia Still Not Compliant With Sports Doping Regulations

NPR Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 05:51

Russia is reacting angrily after the World Anti-Doping Agency said the country is still not in compliance with its regulations. The announcement could affect Russia's participation in the Winter Olympics next February.

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Minnesota Sen. Al Franken Faces Sexual Assault Allegations From L.A. Radio Host

NPR Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 05:51

Leeann Tweeden, a radio host in Los Angeles, alleges that Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., sexually assaulted her by forcibly kissing her and later groping her while she slept. The incident took place during a United Service Organization trip in 2006. Franken who was not yet a senator at the time issued an apology statement.

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Why Google Home Has Hard Time Recognizing The Smash Hit 'Despacito'

NPR Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 05:51

The Latin Grammy nominated song "Despacito" is a smash hit on YouTube. But if you ask Google's personal assistant to play "Despacito" it can't understand the command. Even though YouTube is part of Google. It's a learning moment about artificial intelligence, how natural language processing works and why machines still struggle with translation and foreign accents.

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After The Military Seized Control, What's Next For Zimbabwe?

NPR Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 05:51

Regional African envoys are in Zimbabwe to mediate President Robert Mugabe's transition from power. Mugabe is an independence fighter who is the only leader the southern African nation has ever known. He remains under house arrest.

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Trump Visits Capitol Hill To Rally Support For House Republicans Tax Bill

NPR Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 05:51

House Republicans passed their version of a tax overhaul today, as President Trump visited Capitol Hill to rally support for it. But prospects for a tax bill in the Senate are looking less certain.

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Many Syrian Refugees Face Challenges In Turkey

NPR Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 05:51

As the Syrian conflict grinds on in its seventh year, millions of refugees are hanging on in neighboring countries as refugees. Syrian migration from Turkey to other parts of Europe has dropped, but millions of Syrians are settling in for troubled lives in Istanbul and elsewhere around the country.

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How Journalists Are Reporting In An Environment Of Mistrust

NPR Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 05:51

An Alabama pastor said he received a voicemail from a man purporting to be a Washington Post reporter and offering money in exchange for damaging remarks about Senate candidate Roy Moore. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with former Washington Post executive editor Len Downie Jr. about the hostile climate journalists are facing.

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Congress Considering Concealed Carry Reciprocity Law

NPR Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 05:51

Congress is considering a bill that would allow a person with a concealed carry permit in one state to legally carry the gun in another state, even if that state has stricter requirements for getting a permit. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Daniel Webster, the director of Johns Hopkins' Center for Gun Policy and Research, about the potential effects of a federal concealed carry reciprocity law.

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Bipartisan Group Of Senators Aim To Improve Criminal Background Check System

NPR Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 05:51

A bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill aimed at closing gaps in reporting to the national background check system for firearms purchases. The bill comes as a response to the church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, in which 26 people were killed.

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Monkeypox On The Rise: How Worried Should We Be?

NPR Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 05:51

The virus, a cousin of smallpox, is popping up in some African countries — and making headlines in the U.S. But is it really a rising threat?

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Gamers See A Dark Side To New 'Star Wars' Video Game

NPR Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 05:28

Players are angry at Electronic Arts over the soon-to-be-released Star Wars Battlefront II game after it was revealed that some of the franchise's most iconic characters and other content cost extra.

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