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U.N. Security Council Approves New Sanctions On North Korea

NPR Top Stories - March 2, 2016 - 8:59am

After the isolated nation conducted a January nuclear test and February rocket launch, the Security Council has unanimously voted for new sanctions targeting Pyongyang's weapons program.

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Chinese Newspaper Editor Fired Over 'Hidden' Headline Message

NPR Top Stories - March 2, 2016 - 8:39am

The headlines looked like everyday fare: coverage of a speech by President Xi Jinping and a politician's funeral. But a read of the characters vertically showed something else.

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To Make A Wild Comeback, Cranes Need More Than Flying Lessons

NPR Top Stories - March 2, 2016 - 8:35am

The 15-year project wasn't a flight of fancy. Biologists used a plane to successfully teach many young, captive-bred whooping cranes to migrate cross-country. But the birds aren't reproducing well.

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Combing Through 41 Million Tweets To Show How #BlackLivesMatter Exploded

NPR Top Stories - March 2, 2016 - 8:22am

A new study by three media scholars reveals how the social protest movement spread on Twitter, with some fascinating — and sobering — findings.

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Endoscope Maker Olympus Agrees To $646 Million Settlement Over Kickbacks

NPR Top Stories - March 2, 2016 - 8:03am

U.S. investigators said the company used research grants, consulting deals, gifts and free equipment to induce influential doctors to order more Olympus devices and to keep competitors at bay.

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U.S. Announces 'Hack The Pentagon' Bug Bounty Program

NPR Top Stories - March 2, 2016 - 8:02am

The contest is only for "vetted hackers," the Department of Defense says, which means that anyone hoping to find vulnerabilities in its systems will first need to pass a background check.

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On His Visit To Cuba, President Obama Will Watch Exhibition Ball Game

NPR Top Stories - March 2, 2016 - 7:51am

The Tampa Bay Rays are scheduled to play the Cuban National Team in Havana. It will the first time a Major League Baseball franchise has played on the island since 1999.

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As Christie Stands By Trump, New Jersey Supporters Wonder Why

NPR Top Stories - March 2, 2016 - 7:37am

The New Jersey governor and former presidential candidate faces a storm of criticism at home for his decision to endorse Republican front-runner Donald Trump.

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Sports Authority Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

NPR Top Stories - March 2, 2016 - 7:16am

The sporting goods retailer is looking to restructure its debt and close or sell approximately 140 stores. The Colorado-based retailer operates more than 460 locations.

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Sen. Boxer: Primary Battles Show Clinton's 'Got What It Takes'

NPR Top Stories - March 2, 2016 - 7:08am

Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., talks with David Greene about Hillary Clinton's Super Tuesday results and what they mean for the country moving forward.

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Pro-Trump Lawmaker Says 'Build A Wall' Doesn't Exactly Mean A Wall

NPR Top Stories - March 2, 2016 - 6:54am

Rep. Tom Marino, who endorsed Donald Trump, and GOP strategist Mark McKinnon talk to NPR's Morning Edition about Trump's appeal. Marino calls Trump a maverick; McKinnon says the race isn't over.

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5 Headlines About The Super Tuesday Results

NPR Top Stories - March 2, 2016 - 6:38am

At many precincts in the 13 states that held party primary votes Tuesday, officials reported record voter participation.

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Supreme Court Strikes At States' Efforts On Health Care Transparency

NPR Top Stories - March 2, 2016 - 5:49am

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states can't require many large employers to submit health care claims to a massive database. The decision means Medicare data will remain the go-to source for now.

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LAPD Reports Shooting 38 People In 2015; A Third Of Cases Involved Mental Illness

NPR Top Stories - March 2, 2016 - 5:10am

In a city where blacks make up 9 percent of the population, nearly a third of those shot by police over a five-year period were black suspects.

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'Borderline' Is Urban Fantasy With A Cinematic Punch

NPR Books - March 2, 2016 - 4:00am

Mishell Baker's new fantasy novel follows filmmaker Millie Roper as she manages her mental and physical issues while hunting down a missing fairy nobleman — and trying to make a career in Hollywood.

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Super Tuesday Brings Harsh Light And Heartaches On The Morning After

NPR Top Stories - March 2, 2016 - 3:44am

Given his growing lead in delegates, Donald Trump's main obstacle may now be not another candidate but the prospect of an open convention where no one has the votes for a first-ballot nomination.

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Let's Stop Requiring Advanced Math, A New Book Argues

NPR Books - March 2, 2016 - 2:50am

Algebra, trigonometry and calculus keep millions of people from graduating. And they're unnecessary, argues author and professor Andrew Hacker.

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The Final Chapter Of A Tale Of Books, Love And Mystery In Minneapolis

NPR Books - March 1, 2016 - 3:11pm

Gary Shulze and Pat Frovarp have run the beloved Once Upon A Crime bookstore for 14 years. They fell in love there, bought it together and married there. Now, they're retiring.

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Provocative Book Explores The Connection Between Loneliness And Art

NPR Books - March 1, 2016 - 11:24am

Olivia Laing surveys the landscape of urban alienation in her new book, a work that is part-memoir and part-criticism. Critic Maureen Corrigan says The Lonely City is "absolutely one of a kind."

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Single By Choice: Why Fewer American Women Are Married Than Ever Before

NPR Books - March 1, 2016 - 11:24am

Rebecca Traister, author of All the Single Ladies, says the declining marriage rates among adult women are less about the institution of marriage and more about the choices available to women today.

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