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Contingent Of Teenagers Rock Pyeongchang

NPR Top Stories - February 16, 2018 - 11:19pm

Teens from all over the world made the cut to represent their countries at the Winter Games. Youthful energy and savvy social media have propelled many to Olympic stardom.

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Nathan Chen Turns Page, Makes Olympic History By Landing 6 Quads

NPR Top Stories - February 16, 2018 - 9:33pm

In a huge comeback, Nathan Chen spun around four times in the air during six jumps on the second and final day of the men's singles figure skating competition.

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Alleged Ex-Trump Paramour Says 'Catch And Kill' Practice Kept Her Quiet

NPR Top Stories - February 16, 2018 - 8:23pm

Karen McDougal spoke to The New Yorker, in her first on-the-record remarks about an agreement she signed with the National Enquirer's parent company about the alleged 2006 affair.

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Men's Figure Skating Forecast: Chilly With A Chance Of Pooh Rain

NPR Top Stories - February 16, 2018 - 7:00pm

Fans showered the ice with Winnie the Pooh plush toys after Yuzuru Hanyu's performances this week. The A. A. Milne character has become an unofficial mascot for the Japanese skater.

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On Eve Of Olympics Debut, Jamaican Women's Bobsled Team Loses And Finds A Sled

NPR Top Stories - February 16, 2018 - 4:38pm

As their head coach left the team, she threatened to take the sled with her. But Jamaican beer makers volunteered to pay for a new one just in time for training on site.

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Kentucky Teen Charged With Murder And Assault After January School Shooting

NPR Top Stories - February 16, 2018 - 3:21pm

The identity of the 15-year-old suspect, who will be tried as an adult, had not been confirmed until Friday. Two students were killed in the attack and 14 others were wounded.

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Though 13 Russians Were Indicted For Election Meddling, The Investigation Isn't Over

NPR Top Stories - February 16, 2018 - 3:02pm

President Trump and his aides are spinning the grand jury's indictment of 13 Russians linked to alleged attempts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election as an all-clear. Although that would appear to be overstating what the Special Counsel has actually said.

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Rep. Adam Schiff Weighs In On Indictment Of Russians Interfering With U.S. Elections

NPR Top Stories - February 16, 2018 - 3:02pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, about the indictments of Russians operating a "troll farm" with the intent to interfere with American elections. He says these indictments confirm what his committee concluded.

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Is Fashion Designer Ralph Lauren Out Of Touch With America?

NPR Top Stories - February 16, 2018 - 2:18pm

Washington Post fashion critic Robin Givhan pulled no punches nor spared no adjectives in describing Ralph Lauren's spring collection. She thinks the celebrated American designer is out of touch with what's been going on in American culture.

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Immigrants Are Scrambling To Submit Petitions For Family Members To Come To U.S.

NPR Top Stories - February 16, 2018 - 2:18pm

Facing a new law that slashes family-based immigration, immigrants who are legally in the U.S. are scrambling to legal offices to petition for visas for loved ones abroad to come here.

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How D'Wayne Edwards Became A Sneaker Legend

NPR Top Stories - February 16, 2018 - 2:18pm

D'Wayne Edwards created the Pensole Footwear Design Academy to try and diversify the sneaker business. Edwards was one of the first black designers in the business and created the academy, in part, because of how difficult it was for him to get started.

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FBI Says It Received Tip About Florida School Shooter, But Failed To Follow Up

NPR Top Stories - February 16, 2018 - 2:18pm

The FBI says it got a tip last month about the Florida shooting suspect, but failed to follow protocols to assess the threat.

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Why There Have Been Few New Federal Laws After Each School Shooting

NPR Top Stories - February 16, 2018 - 2:18pm

Since the massacre at Columbine High School in 1999, school shootings have sparked debates on restrictions on purchasing and owning guns. As University of California - Los Angeles constitutional law professor Adam Winkler explains to NPR's Kelly McEvers, those debates have led to very few new federal laws.

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Students Who Survived Florida Shooting Want Politicians To Know They're Angry

NPR Top Stories - February 16, 2018 - 2:18pm

Following the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., on Wednesday, many students are angry at what they see as politicians' inability to stop these massacres from happening. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Cameron Kasky, a junior who survived the shooting, about what he thinks needs to change moving forward.

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A Town In Mexico Sees Guitar Sales Soar Thanks To The Movie 'Coco'

NPR Top Stories - February 16, 2018 - 2:01pm

The town of Paracho is celebrating after its onetime resident helped design the guitar featured in the hit Disney-Pixar movie, and now it can't keep up with orders for the instrument.

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An American Marriage: Redefining The American Love Story

NPR Books - February 16, 2018 - 7:00am

Tayari Jones' new novel tells a story of love, race, justice and what happens when "normal" people come face-to-face with the unthinkable.

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Is The March 5 DACA Deadline Meaningful Anymore?

NPR Top Stories - February 16, 2018 - 6:27am

With President Trump's expiration date approaching and no solution in sight for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, some lawmakers are beginning to downplay the date's importance.

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Rabbi Sped To Scene Of School Shooting To Be There For Students And Parents

NPR Top Stories - February 16, 2018 - 6:08am

NPR host David Greene talks to Rabbi Shuey Biston, who serves a community near this week's school shooting in Parkland, Fla. He talks about how the young people of his synagogue were affected.

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U.K. Supermarkets To Ban Energy Drinks For Shoppers Under 16

NPR Top Stories - February 16, 2018 - 5:00am

In March, many U.K. grocery stores will check IDs for energy drink purchases. Teachers, nutritionists and public health researchers have called for the measures — as has celebrity chef Jamie Oliver.

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Oxfam Chief Asks Forgiveness For Sexual Exploitation By Aid Workers

NPR Top Stories - February 16, 2018 - 3:01am

In an interview with the BBC, the humanitarian group's executive director, Winnie Byanyima, also says she will appoint an independent commission to investigate the claims.

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