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Food Stamps For Soda: Time To End Billion-Dollar Subsidy For Sugary Drinks?
SNAP provides nutrition assistance for about 42 million Americans, but critics say now is the time to restructure the $70 billion annual program in a way that promotes healthier food choices.
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World's Biggest Pork Producer Pledges To Cover Manure Ponds
Smithfield Foods says it will pay farmers to cover their manure ponds with plastic on more than 1,000 U.S. farms. Those "lagoons" have become increasingly controversial.
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Vote: Who Do You Think Are The Most Influential Women Musicians of the 21st Century?
This year, we considered the most influential women and non-binary artists making music today. Now, we want to know what you think: Who deserves to be most acknowledged? Who makes your list?
NPR6 min. leídosPolitics
China Tries To Woo A Sprawling Global Chinese Diaspora
China is extending its reach into emigre communities overseas in remarkable ways. Harnessing their energy, know-how and capital is one more facet of President Xi Jinping's "Chinese dream."
NPR1 min. leídosPolitics
Pentagon: 5,000 Troops Will Be Deployed To U.S.-Mexico Border
The troops will likely be active-duty Army personnel. As U.S. troops are prohibited from performing law enforcement activities within the United States, they will be in support roles only.
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Boston Red Sox Beat LA Dodgers To Win World Series
The Red Sox closed the series game 5-1 on the Dodgers' home turf Sunday. A leadoff home run from Steve Pearce and strong pitching from David Price helped Boston land their fourth title in 15 years.
NPR2 min. leídosPolitics
President Trump To Visit Pittsburgh After Deadly Synagogue Shooting
A spokeswoman dismissed suggestions that Trump's rhetoric has contributed to a hostile climate. She said Trump won't shy away from drawing distinctions with Democrats before the midterm elections.
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Brazil's Far-Right Jair Bolsonaro Wins Presidential Runoff
The retired army colonel has expressed admiration for the country's brutal 1964-1985 dictatorship, made incendiary remarks about women, gays and minorities, and decried "fake news."
NPR2 min. leídosSociety
Killing Of 2 At Kentucky Supermarket Is Being Investigated As Hate Crime
The police chief of Jeffersontown, Ky., says the attack was racially motivated, and federal prosecutors say they're investigating whether the murders are hate crimes.
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Rap, Buddhism And Broken Radiators: The Beastie Boys Have A Story For Everything
NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Adam Horovitz and Michael Diamond of the Beastie Boys about their new memoir, Beastie Boys Book.
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In 'Listen To The Marriage,' A Case For Spending Time In The Counselor's Office
John Jay Osborn, author of The Paper Chase, has a new novel — this one based on the four years when he and his wife attended (successful) marriage counseling.
NPR4 min. leídosPolitics
Devin Nunes' Re-Election Tests Whether All Politics Are Now National
Rep. Devin Nunes easily won his last reelection. Now the chair of the House Intelligence Committee is in for the tightest race of his political life, thanks to his views on the Russia investigations.
NPR3 min. leídosPolitics
Russians Honor Victims Of Stalin's Purges Outside Moscow Security Headquarters
A lawyer attending the "Return of the Names" event said it was a rare occasion to express discontent with Russia's present government.
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Bill Of The Month: A $48,329 Allergy Test Is A Lot Of Scratch
A California college professor never imagined that trying to figure out what was causing her rash could wind up costing so much.
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'One Of The Darkest Hours': Sri Lanka Roiled By Prime Minister's Abrupt Dismissal
President Maithripala Sirisena fired and replaced his former ally with a controversial former leader, Mahinda Rajapaksa. But lawmakers have rejected what they call a subversion of the constitution.
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Germany's Angela Merkel Says She Won't Seek Re-Election, Will Leave Party Role
Merkel announced that she will step down from leading the Christian Democratic Union after her party struggled in a regional election. Her current term as chancellor runs into 2021.
NPR2 min. leídosPolitics
'Another Suspicious Package' To CNN Is Intercepted In Atlanta
The announcement comes as bomb suspect Cesar Altieri Sayoc is due to appear in court on Monday, accused of sending packages to CNN and others last week.
NPR3 min. leídosPolitics
Jimmy Carter Calls For Georgia Secretary Of State's Resignation In Personal Plea
Brian Kemp isn't just overseeing Georgia's gubernatorial election, he's also the GOP nominee. And the former president says that double role — among other controversies — endangers voter confidence.
NPR3 min. leídos
Faces of NPR: Sidney Madden
Faces Of NPR is a weekly feature that showcases the people behind NPR, from the voices you hear every day on the radio to the ones who work outside of the recording studio. You'll find out about what they do and what they're inspired by on the daily.
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Kenya Young Officially Steps Into Position Of Executive Producer, Morning Edition
Acting VP for News Programming Sarah Gilbert announced that Kenya Young has officially become the Executive Producer of Morning Edition, almost a year after she stepped into the acting position last November.
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'Little' Considers Power, Personhood, And Wax Artistry
Edward Carey's new novel is about the life of wax museum pioneer Madame Tussaud — but it's also about the French Revolution, about humans, bodies, art and loneliness, and it's deeply, painfully sad.
NPR2 min. leídosSociety
Patients In Wheelbarrows Inspired Him To Start A Free Ambulance Service
It's been a welcome alternative for Somalis in Mogadishu. But now, says its founder, it may have to cut back.
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Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Victims Identified
Victims range in age from 54 to 97. Robert Bowers , 46, has been charged with 29 separate federal crimes for his attack on the Tree of Life synagogue.
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'Wonderful People, Good Souls': The Victims Of The Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting
The 11 people who were killed on Saturday ranged in age from 54 to 97. Two of them were brothers, and two were a married couple. Here are some of their stories.
NPR3 min. leídosTech
A Look At Gab, The 'Free Speech' Social Site Where Synagogue Shooting Suspect Posted
The website where the synagogue shooting suspect posted anti-Semitic messages has served as a home for the far-right online in Gab's quest to have few restrictions on speech.
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In Major Acquisition, IBM Will Acquire Open-Source Software Company Red Hat
IBM will acquire Red Hat for $190 per share, in a deal worth approximately $34 billion. Both companies took pains to say the Red Hat ethos and commitment to open source would continue.
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Red Sox Rally In The 9th To Beat Dodgers, Lead Series 3-1
The Red Sox are one win away from their ninth World Series title after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-6 on their home turf Saturday night.
NPR5 min. leídosPolitics
A New Law In Latvia Aims To Preserve National Language By Limiting Russian In Schools
Many Latvians believe they need to protect themselves against cultural and political assimilation by their giant neighbor. But the country's Russian speakers say the new law is discriminatory.
NPR6 min. leídosPolitics
October Is Almost Over, Have We Had Enough Surprises Yet?
Everyone in politics either dreads or dreams of the "October surprise," the late-in-campaign event or issue that suddenly upends all calculations and delivers electoral victory.
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