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One Arkansas Execution Takes Place As Other Inmates Head To Death Chamber

NPR Top Stories - April 23, 2017 - 1:53pm

Arkansas Times reporter Jacob Rosenberg talks about the state's first execution in 12 years, after the U.S. Supreme Court denied requests by a death row inmate to stay his execution.

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Looking Ahead At Trump's First 100 Days In Office

NPR Top Stories - April 23, 2017 - 1:53pm

This week will see a reveal of the White House's tax plan and the end of President Trump's first 100 days in office and Trump is still working on making progress on his campaign promises.

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In French Election, Established Politicians Are Out

NPR Top Stories - April 23, 2017 - 1:53pm

Centrist independent Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen lead the first round of the French presidential election. Both are poised to compete in a May runoff.

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Young Entrepreneurs Find Funky Niche In Products 'Made In Ukraine'

NPR Top Stories - April 23, 2017 - 1:53pm

Startups and boutique designers make up a small part of Ukraine's economy. But they're making everything from socks to streetwear — and are gaining skills essential for the country's development.

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'Janesville' Looks At A Factory Town After The Factory Shuts Down

NPR Books - April 23, 2017 - 1:53pm

Washington Post reporter Amy Goldstein talks about her book Janesville: An American Story, that's about a factory town in Wisconsin that lost its lifeblood when its factory shut down.

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'Thunder In The Mountains' Tells Tragedy Of Two Strong, Opposing Leaders

NPR Books - April 23, 2017 - 1:53pm

Daniel Sharfstein's new book Thunder In the Mountains sheds new light on the Nez Perce Indian wars, and the two historical figures on each side of the conflict: Chief Joseph and Oliver Otis Howard.

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French Voters Shun Political Parties, Sending Macron, Le Pen To Presidential Runoff

NPR Top Stories - April 23, 2017 - 10:31am

Macron is estimated to have won nearly 24 percent of the vote with Le Pen taking about 22 percent, according to projections with nearly 90 percent of the vote in.

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'I Dreamed of Africa' Author And Conservationist, Shot In Kenya

NPR Top Stories - April 23, 2017 - 10:26am

Kuki Gallmann, the conservationist and author of the book that became a film starring Kim Basinger, was shot Sunday in Kenya. Tensions continue to boil between land owners and cattle herders there.

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Trump, The Golfer In Chief

NPR Top Stories - April 23, 2017 - 4:07am

President Trump plays a lot of golf. But not nearly as much as Woodrow Wilson.

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Willy Wonka-Inspired 'Candy Alchemist' Spins Sugar Into Pure Imagination

NPR Top Stories - April 23, 2017 - 4:07am

A tiny, hard-to-find storefront in Brooklyn is home to the darkly whimsical world of a most unusual candy maker. Eugene J. studied chemical engineering before opening an experimental candy shop.

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'The Handmaid's Tale' Is Among A Resurgence Of Dystopian Literature

NPR Books - April 23, 2017 - 4:07am

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood was a best-seller list after the 2016 election. We reread the dystopian classic to prep for a new TV miniseries that begins next week.

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In Ann Brashare's Latest, Two Kids From A Fractured Family Meet At Last

NPR Books - April 23, 2017 - 4:07am

The author behind the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series writes from experience — her parents divorced when she was young, and she says the divisions remain "to this day."

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Waste Not, Want Not: Why Aren't More Farms Putting Poop To Good Use?

NPR Top Stories - April 23, 2017 - 4:00am

Digesters convert livestock manure into electricity. Farmers can use it to power their operations or even sell some back to the grid. But some have found the technology too pricey to maintain.

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Nearly 100 Days In, Trump Voter In One Rust Belt County Shares Concerns

NPR Top Stories - April 23, 2017 - 3:28am

Jamie Ruppert of Pennsylvania supports President Trump, but says she'd give his first few months in office a B- or C+. He "stepped up" for the people of Syria, she says, but failed at health care.

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Student Loans: You've Got Questions, We've Got Answers

NPR Top Stories - April 23, 2017 - 3:09am

Is trade school the ticket? Does the middle class have the worst debt woes? Listeners weigh in with burning student loan questions.

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Can You Still Have Hope When Life Seems Hopeless?

NPR Top Stories - April 23, 2017 - 3:00am

We interviewed Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and asked about their hopes for the future. We were shaken by their answers.

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Trump's First 100 Days: An 'Entry-Level' Presidency

NPR Top Stories - April 23, 2017 - 3:00am

Trump is the first president without political, military or government experience. And experts argue that he's faced setbacks because of it.

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Clashes Over Grazing Land In Nigeria Threaten Nomadic Herding

NPR Top Stories - April 23, 2017 - 2:37am

Nomadic herders who live across West Africa are having to travel further and further south for their cows to graze. Some are letting cows graze on cropland, leading to deadly conflicts with farmers.

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His Teacher Told Him He Wouldn't Go To College, Then He Did

NPR Top Stories - April 23, 2017 - 2:04am

African-American students with disabilities are disciplined far more and graduate far less than their counterparts, researchers say. What needs to change to help more succeed?

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Chemo Scrambled My Brain

NPR Top Stories - April 23, 2017 - 1:00am

After an incorrect dose of a chemotherapy drug for Crohn's disease caused Anne Webster's bone marrow to shut down, she decided that, if she survived, she'd write about her experience.

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