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McDonald's: You Deserve A Hash Brown All Day

NPR Top Stories - September 2, 2015 - 8:34am

Every McDonald's restaurant in the U.S. will offer breakfast menu items all day, starting Oct. 6.

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Franzen's Latest Novel: An Ambitious But Tarnished 'Purity'

NPR Books - September 2, 2015 - 8:28am

Jonathan Franzen weaves together a cavalcade of stories and characters in his latest novel. Critic Maureen Corrigan says that despite its breadth, Purity fails to "emotionally move the reader."

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California Moves To Stop Misuse Of Psychiatric Meds In Foster Care

NPR Top Stories - September 2, 2015 - 8:02am

There's ample evidence that children in foster care often get powerful psychiatric medications when other treatments would be safer and more effective. But those treatments can be hard to get.

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Sen. Mikulski's Vote Clears The Way For Obama's Deal With Iran

NPR Top Stories - September 2, 2015 - 7:15am

With the approval of Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski, announced Wednesday, President Obama has secured enough support in Congress to sustain his nuclear deal with Iran.

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U.S. Attorney General: 'This Violence Against All Of Us' Must End

NPR Top Stories - September 2, 2015 - 7:11am

Loretta Lynch condemns the shootings of law enforcement officers in Texas and Illinois, as well as other acts of violence in recent months.

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Obama Secures Enough Support For Iran Deal In Congress

NPR Top Stories - September 2, 2015 - 6:57am

Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., became the crucial 34th vote needed to sustain President Obama's expected veto should Congress pass a measure to block the agreement.

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Why Freezing Didn't Keep Sushi Tuna Safe From Salmonella

NPR Top Stories - September 2, 2015 - 6:55am

Freezing is usually considered a way to make raw fish safer. But a recent outbreak of Salmonella in frozen, raw tuna used in sushi across the U.S. highlights the limits of the food-safety technique.

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'Twelve Kings' Launches A Bold New Fantasy World

NPR Books - September 2, 2015 - 6:03am

Twelve immortal, iron-fisted god-kings rule over the desert metropolis of Sharakhai. No one can stand against them, until the gladiator Çeda begins hunting for the truth behind her mother's death.

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Baltimore Judge Lets Charges Against Officers Stand In Freddie Gray Case

NPR Top Stories - September 2, 2015 - 4:00am

A judge in Baltimore handed prosecutors two pretrial victories on Wednesday, rejecting a motion to dismiss charges against six police officers and allowing the state's attorney to remain on the case.

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'The Shepherd's Crown' Tells Terry Pratchett Fans How To Mourn Him

NPR Books - September 2, 2015 - 3:03am

The fantasy author's last novel opens with the death of one of his most beloved characters and serves as an illustration of his thoughts on his own impending death and the inevitability of change.

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For Second Day, Stranded Migrants Camp Out At Train Station In Budapest

NPR Top Stories - September 2, 2015 - 2:49am

Hungarian authorities stopped the migrants, including refugees from Syria and Iraq, from boarding trains bound for Western Europe. The station has become the latest flashpoint in the migrant crisis.

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‘$2.00 a Day,’ by Kathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer

New York Times Book Reviews - September 2, 2015 - 1:30am
A look at the rise of extreme poverty and how families survive in its grip.









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‘The Silo Effect,’ by Gillian Tett

New York Times Book Reviews - September 2, 2015 - 1:30am
A journalist takes an anthropological approach to the structure of organizations.









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How A Suit Against Uber Could Redefine The Sharing Economy

NPR Top Stories - September 2, 2015 - 1:20am

A federal judge has allowed some drivers to proceed with a class-action suit against the ride-hailing service. The case could affect other companies in the sharing economy such as Airbnb and Lyft.

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How The Iran Vote Is Engineered To Pass

NPR Top Stories - September 2, 2015 - 1:03am

When Congress votes on the deal this month, it will be considered under rules that favor the president, even if his opponents gain a majority.

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Why Is There An Extra Point In Football, And Do We Need It?

NPR Top Stories - September 2, 2015 - 12:56am

This year, the extra-point line of scrimmage has been moved back to the 15-yard line. Will that make any demonstrable difference in lowering the conversion rate?

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As More Adults Pedal, Their Biking Injuries And Deaths Spike, Too

NPR Top Stories - September 2, 2015 - 12:43am

Hospital admissions caused by bike injuries have more than doubled in the past 15 years across the country. One doctor thinks the "Lance Armstrong effect" could be a reason for the jump.

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Kentucky Marriage License Dispute 'Up To Courts,' Governor Says

NPR Top Stories - September 1, 2015 - 4:27pm

"I have no legal authority to relieve her of her statutory duty by executive order or to remove her from office," Gov. Steve Beshear says of Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis.

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Trial Begins For Alabama Officer In Encounter That Paralyzed Indian Man

NPR Top Stories - September 1, 2015 - 3:44pm

The Madison Police Department officer is charged with violating the civil rights of Sureshbhai Patel, who was slammed into the ground face-first after not responding to English-language commands.

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U.S. Stock Markets Tumble By Nearly 3 Percent As China Worries Renew

NPR Top Stories - September 1, 2015 - 2:43pm

The Dow Jones index is now down nearly 10 percent in 2015, after falling 469 points Tuesday to close at 16,058.

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