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In Canadian Vote, Trudeau's Liberals On Top, But Lose Absolute Majority





Trudeau's Liberal Party defeated the Conservatives, but still fell short of an outright majority. It will need to reach out to smaller rival parties to form a new government.

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Committee Backs Suspension of Broward Sheriff Over 2018 High School Shootings





Gov. Ron DeSantis charged Scott Israel with incompetence and dereliction of duty before and after the mass shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. A state Senate panel backs the governor.

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A Push To Have Cars Say 'No' To Drunk Drivers





All new autos would be outfitted with alcohol detection technology, under legislation being proposed by U.S. lawmakers. That would make it impossible to drive if you're over the limit.

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The Placebo Effect Works And You Can Catch It From Your Doctor





Doctor-patient interactions can make a big difference to the effectiveness of treatments. In a new study, even a fake pain treatment helped when doctors believed it was real.

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White House Factions Fight Over Trump's Next Homeland Security Secretary





White House staff have told President Trump that he can't choose two immigration hardliners for a top job because of federal vacancy laws, according to two people familiar with the conversations.

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A Soccer Team In Denmark Is Using Facial Recognition To Stop Unruly Fans





Past matches between archrivals Brondby and Copenhagen have resulted in mayhem and arrests. So the Brondby team has begun screening fans to make sure banned spectators aren't allowed in the stadium.

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Trump Says Republicans Need To 'Get Tougher And Fight' On Impeachment





The president went off on members of his own party during a Cabinet meeting on Monday, while saying at least Democrats are united in their pursuit of trying to remove him from office.

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Justice Department Announces Plan To Collect DNA From Migrants Crossing The Border





Immigrant advocates are denouncing the proposal, arguing that collecting genetic information of border crossers could have implications for family members residing in the U.S.

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Nordstrom Bets On A Big NYC Store As Other Retailers Close Across U.S.





The luxury department store chain is opening a 320,000- square-foot store in Manhattan as retailers such as Barneys and Forever 21 file for bankruptcy and more competition comes from online brands.

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Violent Protests Continue In Chile As Government Imposes New Curfew





Demonstrations again wealth inequality have persisted, despite the fact that President Sebastián Piñera suspended transit fare hikes. There have been at least eight deaths reported.

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'We Have A Big Responsibility:' Facebook Rolls Out New Election Security Measures





The social network is fighting foreign efforts to manipulate and mislead its users ahead of the 2020 presidential election. CEO Mark Zuckerberg called election security one of his "top priorities."

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Scientists Create New, More Powerful Technique To Edit Genes





A new technique, dubbed 'prime editing,' appears to make it even easier to make very precise changes in DNA. It's designed to overcome the limits of the CRISPR gene editing tool.

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National Parks Trying To Get A Handle On E-Bikes





Electric assisted bicycles are on trails in the national parks. Enthusiasts think that's a great thing, but some traditional riders and environmentalists see big problems ahead.

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A Tornado Struck Overnight. Now Dallas Is Assessing The Damage





Extensive structural damage was apparent by sunrise, but no fatalities or injuries have been reported, Mayor Eric Johnson said early Monday.

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Benjamin Netanyahu Abandons Bid To Form Government Amid Israel's Political Deadlock





Israel's longtime prime minister had been given a mandate to form a governing coalition after last month's close elections,. The mandate now falls to his chief rival, Benny Gantz.

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Some U.S. Troops May Remain In Northeast Syria To Protect Oil Fields





Other U.S. troops will pivot to fighting ISIS in Iraq, rather than immediately heading home. Some 300,000 people have reportedly been displaced since Turkey's offensive began.

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Mitt Romney, 'Pierre Delecto' And The Strategy Of Anonymously Criticizing Trump





The Utah senator outed himself over the weekend as the owner of a mostly nondescript Twitter handle that defended Romney and was critical of President Trump.

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Opioid Trial: 4 Companies Reach Tentative Settlement With Ohio Counties





Four defendants, including the three big U.S. distributors, have struck a deal with Summit and Cuyahoga counties. It doesn't resolve thousands of other lawsuits filed against the firms across the U.S.

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Keeping Your Blood Sugar In Check Could Lower Your Alzheimer's Risk





Diabetes can double a person's chances of developing Alzheimer's. Now researchers are beginning to understand the role of brain metabolism in the development of the dementia.

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Opioid Trial: 4 Companies Reach Tentative Settlement With Ohio Counties





Four defendants have reached a tentative settlement in a landmark federal opioid trial that was slated to open this morning in Ohio.

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Crash Victim's Family Pushes To Keep Boeing 737 Max From Flying Again Too Soon





The death of Samya Stumo in an Ethiopian Airlines crash stirred her parents to take action against regulators and Boeing. Victims' families want regulators to order a complete review of the 737 Max.

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Save The .... McDonald's? One Franchise In France Has Become A Social Justice Cause





McDonald's employees in Marseille are fighting to save their restaurant. For them, McD's isn't a capitalist giant; it's a vital community anchor in an under-resourced immigrant neighborhood.

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Get Your Flu Shot Now, Doctors Advise, Especially If You're Pregnant





Pregnant women and people with chronic health conditions such as asthma, diabetes and heart disease are particularly vulnerable to flu complications yet lag the elderly in getting vaccinated.

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Which Countries Do Best — And Worst — At Keeping Big Tobacco Out Of Politics





The first-ever Global Tobacco Industry Interference Index points to the creative rules that some nations use — and what happens when contact isn't policed.

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Ambassador Defends New Requirement That China's Diplomats Report Meetings In U.S.





In a rare on-the-record interview, U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad tells NPR that the new rule is "modest" compared to the way U.S. officials are monitored by Beijing.

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Mulvaney Walks Back Ukraine Remarks, Admits It Wasn't A 'Perfect Press Conference'





The acting White House chief of staff denied what he previously said: that defense funding to Ukraine was frozen in part over the demand that Kyiv dig up dirt on Trump's political rivals.

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Activists Occupy An Ancient Forest In Germany To Save It





Images by photographer Néha Hirve document how activists squatting in the 12,000-year-old Hambach Forest are fighting an energy company's encroachment.

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Defense Secretary Esper Arrives In Afghanistan To Devise A Way Forward In 18-Year War


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His visit to restart peace talks with the Taliban comes amid debate about the role of U.S. troops in the region after Trump quickly began withdrawing forces from northeastern Syria earlier this month.

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3 Soldiers Killed In Training Accident On Fort Stewart In Georgia





The tragic early morning training exercise also resulted in three other soldiers being hospitalized. The incident involved the Bradley Fighting Vehicle on which they were riding.

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'The Blob,' A Smart Yet Brainless Organism Fit For Sci-Fi, Gets Its Own Exhibit





Is it an animal? A type of fungi? No, it's "the blob." The amorphous "slime mold" may not have a nervous system, but it's the star of a new exhibit at the Paris zoo.

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Partisan Divide Grows Over Opioid Settlement Plan





While most Republican attorneys general embrace Purdue Pharma's structured bankruptcy plan, all but two Democratic attorneys general reject it. "This is a moral issue for them," one expert says.

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Justin Trudeau Battles For His Political Survival As Canada Gets Ready To Vote





Stung by a series of recent scandals, the prime minister is locked in a virtual tie with Andrew Scheer of the opposition Conservative Party ahead of Monday's election.

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VIDEO: See A Controversial Swarm Of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes In A Lab In Italy





NPR was the only news organization allowed into the lab to witness the moment the releases began this year. The goal is to create a powerful new weapon in the fight against malaria.

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When Snakes Slither Into Bangkok Homes, This Is The Wrangler Who Gets Rid Of Them





When pythons, cobras and pit vipers show up, Pinyo Pukpinyo, a sergeant in Bangkok's fire department, is the expert who catches them. He's been bitten 20 times but says his work "makes me happy."

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Poll: Number Of Americans Who Favor Stricter Gun Laws Continues To Grow





The overall percentage of Americans who support tougher gun laws is on the rise, even as the partisan divide remains stark, according to a Pew Research Center survey.

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CBS's 'Bob Hearts Abishola' Rings True To These Nigerian Viewers





The new sitcom is about a white, middle-aged Detroiter who falls head over heels for a Nigerian nurse. We asked a couple of Nigerian viewers what they think of the show.

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Trump Drops Plan To Host G-7 Summit At His Miami Resort





Blaming "Media & Democrat Crazed and Irrational Hostility" as the reason for his reversal, the president said he will consider other sites for next year's meeting of international leaders.

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Andrew Yang Warns There Is No Guarantee Impeaching Trump Will Be Successful





Yang says Democrats need to articulate a vision for the country. "When we're talking about Donald Trump, we are losing to Donald Trump, even if it's in the context of talking about impeaching him."

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Says Bernie Sanders' Heart Attack Was A 'Gut Check' Moment





In an interview with NPR, Ocasio-Cortez said her decision to endorse Sanders is part of a movement that is "far larger than a presidential campaign."

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Could This Tree Be An Eco-Friendly Way To Wean Indonesian Farmers Off Palm Oil?





Palm oil plantations have led to widespread deforestation in Indonesia. But now some farmers are turning to a different crop — damar, a kind of anti-palm oil, grown in forest-based farms.

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Kurdish General Slams U.S.-Syria Policy; Gen. Petraeus Calls Withdrawal 'A Betrayal'





Two days into a cease-fire, clashes continue along Syria's northern border. Petraeus, who once commanded U.S. forces in the region, told NPR that withdrawing U.S. troops is unfair to Kurdish allies.

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Chile's Capital Engulfed In Chaos As Metro Protests Intensify





What started as a fare-dodging protest by students turned violent in Santiago on Friday, as metro stations and buses were burned and riots spilled out into the streets.

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U.K. Parliament Votes To Delay Vote On Johnson's Breakthrough Brexit Plan





The Letwin Amendment, approved 322 to 306 on Saturday, will force British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to request an extension to the Oct. 31 no-deal deadline.

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Congo's KOKOKO! Makes Joyful Dance Music From Instruments Made Of Junk





The band couldn't afford instruments. So they made their own out of scavenged items, like kitchen pots and air-conditioner parts. On their U.S. tour, they stopped by NPR's Tiny Desk.

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Key Changes Would Alter The Government's Massive Survey On Schools And Civil Rights





The Education Department is proposing that it collect more information on bullying and sexual assaults happening at schools, and less information on things like preschool suspension rates.

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Protests Rock Spain's Catalonia Region But Residents Are Divided Over Independence





While many Catalans are outraged at the central government's crackdown on the independence movement, the huge demonstrations have obscured deep divisions in Catalan society.

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Impeachment Inquiry Update: What The Past Week Revealed About The Ukraine Affair





President Trump commissioned Rudy Giuliani as his top guy for Ukraine and the White House also appointed "three amigos" to carry out its policy. The administration says nothing's wrong here.

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California Can Expect Blackouts For a Decade, Says PG&E CEO





PG&E; is under fire for its management of last week's planned power outages that left about 800,000 customers in the dark. CEO Bill Johnson admits the company was ill-prepared for the operation.

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Boeing Pilots Detected 737 Max Flight Control Glitch Two Years Before Deadly Crash





One pilot messaged that the problem was "egregious" and he had "basically lied to the regulators (unknowingly)" when he had told the FAA that the flight control system was safe.

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White House Adviser Peter Navarro Calls Fictional Alter Ego An 'Inside Joke'





Peter Navarro, a key architect of President Trump's trade policy, made up one of the people the adviser repeatedly quotes in his nonfiction books. Navarro's publisher is not amused.

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