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Trump Says Republicans Are Close To Passing Tax Bill

NPR Top Stories - December 13, 2017 - 1:26pm

In a speech Wednesday, President Trump made the case for why the Republican tax measure would be good for Americans. The remarks come after a big political loss for the president in Alabama.

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Republicans Reconcile House And Senate Versions Of Tax Deal

NPR Top Stories - December 13, 2017 - 1:26pm

House and Senate Republicans have agreed on a final tax deal. GOP leaders hope to pass the bill next week and achieve their first major legislative achievement this year.

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Many South Africans Are Disenchanted With Governing Of African National Congress

NPR Top Stories - December 13, 2017 - 1:26pm

South African President Jacob Zuma is plagued by allegations of corruption, which have tainted the image of his governing of the African National Congress. The party is deeply split ahead of its leadership conference this weekend, where a new leader will be chosen.

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President Of Alabama NAACP On Democrat Doug Jones' Win

NPR Top Stories - December 13, 2017 - 1:26pm

In Alabama's special U.S. Senate election, African-Americans made up as much as 30 percent of the electorate — with 96 percent of them voting for Democrat Doug Jones. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Benard Simelton, President of the Alabama State Conference of the NAACP, about the NAACP's get-out-the-vote campaign in the race.

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What Trump's Most Retweeted Tweet In 2017 Says About The Past Year

NPR Top Stories - December 13, 2017 - 1:26pm

All Things Considered is continuing to look at the past year in a series called "Highly Specific Superlatives." On Wednesday, we look at the most retweeted Trump tweet and what this single missive says about the 2017.

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Latest Viral Video: Ghana's Prez Throws Shade At Foreign Aid

NPR Top Stories - December 12, 2017 - 1:10pm

At a press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron, Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo said the country needs to stand on its own. And social media exploded.

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Human Feet Still Washing Up In Pacific Northwest, But Don't Panic

NPR Top Stories - December 12, 2017 - 1:10pm

For years, human feet have been bobbing ashore in Washington State and British Columbia. Last week another was found on Vancouver Island. No foul play has ever been uncovered.

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The U.N. Looks At Extreme Poverty In The U.S., From Alabama To California

NPR Top Stories - December 12, 2017 - 12:56pm

One sign of the poverty they're investigating — the recent (and surprising) reemergence of hookworm in Lowndes County, Ala.

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NTSB Releases Findings On What Sank The Doomed Ship El Faro

NPR Top Stories - December 12, 2017 - 12:08pm

In draft findings that are expected to be adopted Tuesday, the National Transportation Safety Board found a range of problems with the freighter that sank in a 2015 hurricane, killing its whole crew.

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Waste Not, Want Not: Drink Beer To Feed Fish And Help Save The Planet

NPR Top Stories - December 12, 2017 - 11:41am

Industry trailblazers are trying to lessen the energy and resource costs of aquaculture. Possible solutions include using brewery waste, algae, insects or even carbon dioxide to feed the fish we eat.

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France Moves To Ban Students From Using Cellphones In Schools

NPR Top Stories - December 12, 2017 - 10:27am

The country's education minister says the strict rules are a matter of public health. But some teachers and parents call it a losing battle.

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Deadly Blast At An Austrian Gas Hub Prompts A State Of Emergency In Italy

NPR Top Stories - December 12, 2017 - 9:51am

At least one person was killed and many others injured when an explosion ripped through the hub. Fears of supply disruptions quickly caused energy prices to leap across Europe, especially in Italy.

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Federal Terrorism Charges Filed Against NYC Subway Bombing Suspect Akayed Ullah

NPR Top Stories - December 12, 2017 - 9:20am

Prosecutors say Akayed Ullah posted an update to his Facebook account on Monday that stated, "Trump you failed to protect your nation."

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Why It's Now A Crime To Let Cattle Graze Freely In 2 Nigerian States

NPR Top Stories - December 12, 2017 - 9:16am

Herders have let their livestock roam. Farmers are furious over damage to their crops. Tensions have led to thousands of deaths. Will a government ban on grazing end the violence?

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