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What Gave Some Primates Bigger Brains? A Fruit-Filled Diet

NPR Top Stories - March 27, 2017 - 12:49pm

A new study suggests that diet had a big influence in driving the evolution of brain size in primates. Monkeys who thrive on fruit have bigger brains than their plant eating neighbors.

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Raiders Set To Split For Las Vegas, Leaving Oakland ... In A Year Or Two

NPR Top Stories - March 27, 2017 - 12:48pm

By overwhelming majority, NFL owners voted Monday to approve the Raiders' bid to make a new home in Sin City. But it won't be a quick farewell. They're still playing in Oakland at least through 2017.

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D.C.'s Missing Teens: A False Number That Spurred A Real Conversation On Race

NPR Top Stories - March 27, 2017 - 12:42pm

A viral image last week claimed 14 girls of color went missing in 24 hours in D.C. — though police say that's untrue. But the facts are startling, with very real consequences.

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AP Calculates North Carolina's 'Bathroom Bill' Will Cost More Than $3.7 Billion

NPR Top Stories - March 27, 2017 - 12:28pm

The Associated Press tallied up business lost because of the controversial law, based on interviews and public records. The AP says its estimate of $3.76 billion over 12 years is probably low.

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Attorney General Orders Crackdown On 'Sanctuary Cities,' Threatens Holding Funds

NPR Top Stories - March 27, 2017 - 11:42am

The Justice Department's order to withhold $4.1 billion in federal grants over immigration enforcement could affect major cities including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.

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For Utah Newlywed, An 'Egregious' Prison Stint In Venezuela

NPR Top Stories - March 27, 2017 - 11:38am

Joshua Holt, a Mormon, was on his honeymoon in Venezuela last year when he was arrested in an anti-gang operation. He's been in jail since. The U.S. has called for his release on humanitarian grounds.

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Head Of House Intel Committee Went To White House Grounds To Meet Source

NPR Top Stories - March 27, 2017 - 10:05am

Rep. Devin Nunes secretly went to the White House grounds to view classified intelligence, before briefing President Trump and the press on information that other committee members hadn't seen.

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$5 Billion Error Made By Bank Once Derided As 'Germany's Dumbest'

NPR Top Stories - March 27, 2017 - 9:53am

It's not the first stumble for state-owned KfW, which mistakenly sent hundreds of millions of dollars to Lehman Brothers on the day it went bankrupt.

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How For-Profit Colleges Sell 'Risky Education' To The Most Vulnerable

NPR Top Stories - March 27, 2017 - 9:49am

Tressie McMillan Cottom worked in enrollment at two for-profit colleges, but quit because she felt uncomfortable selling students an education they couldn't afford. Her new book is Lower Ed.

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How For-Profit Colleges Sell 'Risky Education' To The Most Vulnerable

NPR Books - March 27, 2017 - 9:49am

Tressie McMillan Cottom worked in enrollment at two for-profit colleges, but quit because she felt uncomfortable selling students an education they couldn't afford. Her new book is Lower Ed.

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FACT CHECK: Trump Says Obamacare Is 'Exploding.' It's Not

NPR Top Stories - March 27, 2017 - 9:47am

The Affordable Care Act, passed by Democrats during Obama's presidency, has its weaknesses, but the data show it's not at all "exploding." We have the facts behind what's going on.

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Trump Son-In-Law Jared Kushner To Be Questioned By Senate Intel Panel Over Russia

NPR Top Stories - March 27, 2017 - 8:07am

The committee is investigating Russia's meddling in the presidential campaign and possible ties to the Trump team.

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Outrage, Explanations After United Turns Away Girls From Flight For Wearing Leggings

NPR Top Stories - March 27, 2017 - 7:45am

A woman live-tweeted in disbelief on Sunday as two young girls were turned away for wearing leggings. Why? United, like many airlines, has an enforced dress code for people flying on "buddy passes."

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Who Oversees The President's Ethics? Here's Our List

NPR Top Stories - March 27, 2017 - 7:29am

As we cover conflicts of interest in the Trump administration, a question frequently arises: What parts of the government have the power to hold the president and his appointees accountable on ethics?

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CHART: Where The World's Refugees Are

NPR Top Stories - March 27, 2017 - 6:49am

A report from the U.N. Refugee Agency shows some surprising trends in the world's refugee crisis.

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Avalanche Engulfs Student Trip In Japan, Leaving At Least 8 Presumed Dead

NPR Top Stories - March 27, 2017 - 6:25am

"Suddenly everything turned white," one student told local media. A mountaineering training exercise had drawn students and teachers from high schools across the region.

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New USPS Service Gives You A Peek Into Your Mailbox Before You Get Home

NPR Top Stories - March 27, 2017 - 5:01am

Remember when you were excited to see what's in the mail? These days it seems we're getting fewer letters and more junk, but the U.S. Postal Service will soon let you preview what's coming your way.

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Hong Kong Police Arrest 'Umbrella Movement' Pro-Democracy Organizers

NPR Top Stories - March 27, 2017 - 4:23am

Leaders of large demonstrations that roiled parts of Hong Kong in 2014 were told to report to police Monday on charges of causing a public nuisance.

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Trump's Agenda May Be Doomed Unless He Learns That 'Little' Stuff Matters

NPR Top Stories - March 27, 2017 - 2:00am

The president showed little interest in policy details. If he continues to focus superficially on getting a win instead of learning, Republicans warn that his priorities will continue to be derailed.

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Living With Zika In Puerto Rico Means Watching, Waiting And Fearing Judgment

NPR Top Stories - March 27, 2017 - 1:06am

The Zika virus may have infected more than one million people in Puerto Rico, including thousands of pregnant women. Doctors are watching babies born to infected moms who don't show birth defects.

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