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With Centrist Democrats' Success, Party's Identity Struggle Gets More Complicated

NPR Top Stories - 2 hours 25 min ago

Having centrists like Conor Lamb from southwestern Pennsylvania in the party can conflict with the increased progressive activism energizing Democrats against President Trump.

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Ohio Democrat Marcy Kaptur Makes History As Longest-Serving Woman In The House

NPR Top Stories - 2 hours 53 min ago

The 18-term lawmaker takes the title from the late Massachusetts GOP Rep. Edith Nourse Rogers.

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After Documenting Nazi Crimes, A French Priest Exposes ISIS Attacks On Yazidis

NPR Top Stories - 2 hours 54 min ago

Patrick Desbois has spent the last 15 years uncovering details of Nazi massacres in Eastern Europe and Russia. Using the same methods, the priest is now uncovering ISIS crimes against Yazidis.

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Don't Call This Rebel On Wheels An 'Angel From Above'

NPR Top Stories - 2 hours 54 min ago

Maryangel Garcia Ramos, a Mexican disability activist, isn't afraid to call out TV execs, rock out in front of the stage at a Killers concert and stand up to her country's machismo culture.

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Transgender Teachers: In Their Own Voices

NPR Top Stories - 3 hours 52 min ago

We asked transgender educators around the country to share a selfie, and tell us what they wish others knew about them. Many say they play vital roles in creating safe spaces for the next generation.

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Imagining — Yet Again — A New Disney Heroine

NPR Top Stories - 3 hours 54 min ago

For decades, Disney has been criticized for its passive, love-struck heroines. Do the women in Black Panther and A Wrinkle In Time finally signal real change?

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All Victims Recovered In Miami Bridge Collapse, Police Say

NPR Top Stories - 4 hours 43 min ago

Police recovered five bodies from the wreckage Saturday and said a sixth person died at the hospital. Florida International University said engineers met hours before the collapse to discuss safety.

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Puerto Rican Cooking And The American South Mix In 'Coconuts And Collards'

NPR Books - 4 hours 54 min ago

Author Von Diaz's cookbook Coconuts and Collards offers a vegetable-forward take on foods she learned to cook from her Puerto Rican grandmother and on the fly in her family's kitchen near Atlanta.

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Snapchat's Stock Sinks After Rihanna Denounces Domestic Violence Ad

NPR Top Stories - March 17, 2018 - 3:40pm

The ad asked would you rather "slap Rihanna" or "punch Chris Brown." Snapchat pulled the ad, but its stock prices were still down by week's end.

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Weapons Cache Found In Ithaca, N.Y., After Tip From Walmart Employee

NPR Top Stories - March 17, 2018 - 2:28pm

A 20-year-old man is facing federal charges of weapons possession and of making false statements.

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Source: Fired Deputy FBI Director Took Memos, Notes About Interactions With Trump

NPR Top Stories - March 17, 2018 - 2:21pm

Andrew McCabe was fired by Attorney General Jeff Sessions late Friday. On Saturday, Washington, D.C., tried to make sense of the latest developments in the seemingly never-ending Russia saga.

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In A First, Irish LGBT Organization Leads NYC's St. Paddy's Parade

NPR Top Stories - March 17, 2018 - 2:05pm

An Irish LGBT group marched at the front of New York City's St. Patrick's Day parade for the first time Saturday. Brendan Fay's group, the Lavender and Green Alliance, fought for the opportunity.

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UMBC's President Talks About His School's Historic Basketball Win

NPR Top Stories - March 17, 2018 - 1:59pm

The University of Maryland Baltimore County men's basketball team beat the No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament — by a lot. NPR's Michel Martin talks with UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski about the win.

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Steel Tariffs Could Crunch Foreign Carmakers In The U.S. South

NPR Top Stories - March 17, 2018 - 1:59pm

Mercedes Benz USA showed off its new headquarters in Atlanta — all in the midst of a possible trade war that could affect the car industry in the South, which has become a truly global car market.

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Barbershop: What A Democrat's Red-District Win Means For Midterms

NPR Top Stories - March 17, 2018 - 1:59pm

Conor Lamb's upset win in Pennsylvania's special election poses questions for his party. Three Democrats talk strategy: Rep. Luis Gutierrez, strategist Maria Cardona and Guy Cecil of Priorities USA.

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White House Turmoil Limits U.S. Ability To Respond To Crises, Panetta Says

NPR Top Stories - March 17, 2018 - 1:59pm

President Trump fired his secretary of state this week, triggering a Cabinet shake-up. NPR's Michel Martin talks with former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta about potential effects on foreign policy.

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In Daniel Mallory Ortberg's Version, The Little Mermaid Inhales Souls

NPR Books - March 17, 2018 - 4:13am

His new book The Merry Spinster infuses old stories with psychological horror, tackling issues of gender and property. "The blood was already there," he says. "I was just moving the blood around."

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Some Economists See A Plus Side In Eliminating Term Limits For China's Xi Jinping

NPR Top Stories - March 17, 2018 - 4:00am

While this month's constitutional reform stirred political controversy, some economists say it could have a positive flip side for the global economy.

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Follow Up: Did The Computerless Computer Teacher Ever Get A Computer?

NPR Top Stories - March 17, 2018 - 3:01am

The story of the middle school teacher without a computer prompted an outpouring of support. But did he get any laptops?

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Black Voters Need More Convincing From Democrats In 2018

NPR Top Stories - March 17, 2018 - 3:01am

Black turnout in the 2016 presidential election fell to the lowest rate since 2000. To reverse that, some voters say Democrats need to better address issues like wealth disparity and criminal justice.

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