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Revolutionary Pediatrician T. Berry Brazelton Dies At 99

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

Pediatrician T. Berry Brazelton revolutionized the way parents interacted with their babies and young children. His career spanned more than half a century and included dozens of books, hundreds of publications and a TV show. He died Tuesday, just shy of his 100th birthday.

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What Some Black Voters Say They Need To See Done Before Returning To The Polls

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

Black voter turnout in the last presidential election fell to the lowest rate since 2000. Will 2018 be any different? Young voters and non-voters in Cleveland, Ohio weigh in.

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White House Responds To Questions About More Staff Shake-Ups

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

The White House responded to questions about a slew of topics: from sanctions against Russia to reports of more impending staff shakeups.

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How Cobalt Metal Affects Big Tech Firms Like Apple

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

Cobalt used to be a byproduct of copper mining, used in everyday, boring stuff like tires and magnets. Now it's one of the most important and sought after metals on the periodic table. This has implications for big tech firms like Apple.

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Critics Concerned About Privacy Issues As Biometric Scanning Increases

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

The government is steadily increasing the use of facial or biometric scanning at the nation's airports. Airlines say it can speed the boarding process, but critics say the scans aren't always accurate and there are privacy concerns.

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Meet The Activist Who Uncovered The Russian Troll Factory Named In The Mueller Probe

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

Lyudmila Savchuk infiltrated an online troll farm in St. Petersburg. "That feeling from the Soviet times — I can feel it everywhere," she tells NPR.

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FIU Pedestrian Bridge Collapses In Miami Days After Being Installed

NPR Top Stories - March 15, 2018 - 10:59am

An unknown number of people have been trapped by the collapse. The bridge was installed Saturday on the campus of Florida International University.

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Oklahoma Plans To Use Nitrogen For Executions

NPR Top Stories - March 15, 2018 - 10:35am

After having trouble obtaining drugs needed for lethal injections, state officials plan to change the primary method of execution to nitrogen gas inhalation. It would be a first for a U.S. state.

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Robots Are Now 'Creating New Robots,' Tech Reporter Says

NPR Top Stories - March 15, 2018 - 10:18am

The evolution of artificial intelligence has exploded over the past five years, leading to computers that can drive and talk. New York Times' Cade Metz explains how machines are learning on their own.

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Biologists Trace Genetic Roots Of Evolution, One Cell At A Time

NPR Top Stories - March 15, 2018 - 10:01am

E.coli bacteria, each cell trapped in a tiny tube, are giving researchers the chance to study the pace and effects of single genetic mutations. Most mutations, the scientists find, aren't harmful.

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Slovakia's Government In Turmoil After Journalist's Death

NPR Top Stories - March 15, 2018 - 8:26am

The government has resigned after weeks of political turmoil in the country. The move follows the slaying of a journalist who was investigating alleged corruption involving foreign businessmen.

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U.S. Announces New Sanctions On Russians

NPR Top Stories - March 15, 2018 - 8:25am

The Trump administration imposed new sanctions against individuals and entities over their alleged role in Moscow's interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

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After Sexual Misconduct Claims, Vegas Mogul Steve Wynn Fell Fast

NPR Top Stories - March 15, 2018 - 7:59am

Less than two months after reported allegations, Wynn is unemployed and facing public shame and an uncertain future.

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The View From Seoul On Trump-Kim Meeting: It May Never Happen, But It's Worth A Try

NPR Top Stories - March 15, 2018 - 7:55am

Many South Koreans are reacting with cautious optimism. But politicians seem more confident. "We will see major changes in the next two months," South Korean President Moon Jae-in told his cabinet.

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Global Fund Pounded For Partnering With Heineken

NPR Top Stories - March 15, 2018 - 7:39am

Critics say it's not appropriate for a health group to work with a beer company. Others argue that such partnerships are vital to eliminate diseases like AIDS and TB by 2030.

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Central High School Walked Out In The Footsteps Of The Little Rock 9

NPR Top Stories - March 15, 2018 - 7:26am

Best known for its role in the 1957 school desegregation crisis, Little Rock Central High School saw hundreds of students walk out of class on Wednesday to protest gun violence.

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U.S. Imposes New Sanctions On Russia Over Election Interference, Cyberattacks

NPR Top Stories - March 15, 2018 - 7:17am

The economic restrictions target people named in an indictment brought by Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller.

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Long-Divided Federal Election Commission Unites On Digital Ad Transparency

NPR Top Stories - March 15, 2018 - 7:16am

The FEC is under pressure after Russian trolls used social media to meddle in the presidential election.

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iHeartMedia Turns The Dial To Bankruptcy

NPR Top Stories - March 15, 2018 - 7:15am

The country's largest radio broadcaster, iHeartMedia spent years trying to manage $20 billion in debt. Now, the company has reached an agreement that will cut that debt by half.

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Women In Pakistan Dared To March — And Didn't Care What Men Thought

NPR Top Stories - March 15, 2018 - 6:14am

The women marchers shouted slogans: "Women are here, harassers must fear!" Male bystanders gaped and shook their heads. It was a milestone event.

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