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The Fight Over Teacher Salaries: A Look At The Numbers

NPR Top Stories - March 16, 2018 - 6:09am

Teachers in many states are angry after years of stagnant wages. Here's a state-by-state look at what they really make.

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When Other Cultures' Holidays Become An Excuse To Party

NPR Top Stories - March 16, 2018 - 4:00am

From St. Patrick's Day to Cinco de Mayo, holidays from specific cultures and religions have been embraced by people looking for a reason to celebrate. What's gained and what's lost?

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National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster Is Expected To Leave Trump Administration

NPR Top Stories - March 16, 2018 - 3:37am

President Trump publicly chastised McMaster last month, after he said that "the evidence is now really incontrovertible" that Russia had interfered in the 2016 election.

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Facial Scanning Now Arriving At U.S. Airports

NPR Top Stories - March 16, 2018 - 1:00am

Airlines say taking a picture of your face speeds boarding, and Homeland Security says it stops fraud. Critics worry about privacy and bias.

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'Keep It In The Ground' Activists Optimistic Despite Oil Boom

NPR Top Stories - March 16, 2018 - 1:00am

The U.S. is producing more oil than ever, even as calls to leave all fossil fuels in the ground grow louder. Now the "keep it in the ground" movement is taking its fight to the heart of oil country.

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Conservatives Mobilize Grass-Roots Activists To Promote Trump Judges

NPR Top Stories - March 16, 2018 - 1:00am

A conservative group funded by Charles and David Koch wants to mobilize activists across 36 states to play a bigger role in confirming President Trump's judge nominees to lifetime appointments.

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Financial Side Effects From A Prescription For Toenail Fungus

NPR Top Stories - March 16, 2018 - 1:00am

A prescription for a drug called Kerydin depleted one woman's health reimbursement account without her even knowing it. When should health care providers broach costs with patients?

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California Candidate Calls On Another To Step Down Over Decade-Old Sex Scandal

NPR Top Stories - March 16, 2018 - 1:00am

Amanda Renteria has called on fellow Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom to leave his post as lieutenant governor because of a past relationship he had with a subordinate.

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U.S. Military Helicopter Crashes In Iraq, Killing 7 People

NPR Top Stories - March 15, 2018 - 9:47pm

There are no survivors from the crash of the HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter. U.S. military officials say the aircraft went down after hitting a power line in western Anbar province.

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FEMA Drops 'Climate Change' From Its Strategic Plan

NPR Top Stories - March 15, 2018 - 7:49pm

The agency's strategic planning document does not mention the potential impact of a changing climate on the rising risk of natural hazards.

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Miami Pedestrian Walkway Collapses Onto Road, Killing At Least 4

NPR Top Stories - March 15, 2018 - 6:02pm

The walkway had just been over installed over the weekend to give students at Florida International University a safe way to cross a busy road, reports Tim Padgett of member station WLRN.

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Syrian War Enters 8th Year, Trailing Smoke And Suffering In Its Wake

NPR Top Stories - March 15, 2018 - 3:47pm

Civilians outside Damascus and in Afrin marked the dark anniversary as they have all the others: by trying to survive.

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'Road Rage' Driver Who Killed Ex-NFL Player Sentenced To 30 Years Prison

NPR Top Stories - March 15, 2018 - 2:30pm

Ronald Gasser faces three decades behind bars after shooting dead Joe McKnight outside New Orleans. Gasser claimed self-defense in the 2016 shooting.

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Dozens Of Gold Bars Reportedly Fell From An Airplane In Siberia

NPR Top Stories - March 15, 2018 - 1:07pm

A "gold rush" started among residents after the treasure escaped the plane during takeoff, according to local media. There was apparently a hatch failure.

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Signs Point To Trump Getting Tougher On China Over Trade

NPR Top Stories - March 15, 2018 - 12:54pm

Its competitors often complain that unfair trade practices have helped China become the world's top exporter. Now, the Trump administration seems increasingly likely to confront China on trade.

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Saudi Crown Prince Is Hiding His Mother, U.S. Officials Say

NPR Top Stories - March 15, 2018 - 12:37pm

They say it shows his willingness to solidify his role as Saudi Arabia's next king. U.S. intelligence analysts reportedly think he believes his mother opposes his rise to the throne.

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Harper Lee Estate Sues Over 'To Kill A Mockingbird' Broadway Script By Aaron Sorkin

NPR Top Stories - March 15, 2018 - 12:17pm

The author's lawyer says a contract bars the producers of a high-profile stage adaptation from departing "in any manner" from the spirit of the classic novel.

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NASA Study Finds Astronaut's Genes Changed While In Space

NPR Top Stories - March 15, 2018 - 12:13pm

A study shows that not only do astronaut's genes change in space, but they have the potential to remained changed even months after the astronaut is back on Earth.

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Soybean Growers Are Raising Alarms On Trump Administration's Tariffs

NPR Top Stories - March 15, 2018 - 12:13pm

Farmers are fearful of retaliation from China to the tariffs President Trump imposed on aluminum and steel. American Soybean Association president John Heisdorffer speaks with NPR's Sarah McCammon about a letter he sent to Trump this week urging him to change his mind.

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Former U.S. Ambassador To Russia Discusses New Sanctions Against Russia

NPR Top Stories - March 15, 2018 - 12:13pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Michael McFaul, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia about the U.S. response to attacks on Russian ex-pats in the U.K., and the latest sanctions imposed against Russia by the Treasury Department.

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