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Abortion case appears to split depleted Supreme Court

Associated Press - March 2, 2016 - 9:31am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court appeared sharply divided Wednesday over Texas abortion clinic regulations in its biggest abortion case in nearly a quarter-century....
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Divided High Court Gives Little Hint On How It Will Decide Abortion Case

NPR Top Stories - March 2, 2016 - 9:30am

NPR's Nina Totenberg said that the only thing that was clear after oral arguments on Wednesday is that Justice Anthony Kennedy will cast the deciding vote. But how he'll vote is anyone's guess.

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How to stop Trump? GOP leaders search for a way

Associated Press - March 2, 2016 - 9:27am
MIAMI (AP) -- Gripped by chaos and dismay, Republican leaders searched on Wednesday for a last-chance option to derail Donald Trump's momentum fueled by seven commanding Super Tuesday victories....
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Christie's shell-shocked look stirs mockery, befuddlement

Associated Press - March 2, 2016 - 9:19am
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Was that really Chris Christie, the brusque, take-a-back-seat-to-no-one governor of New Jersey?...
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UN approves toughest sanctions on North Korea in 20 years

Associated Press - March 2, 2016 - 8:59am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved the toughest sanctions on North Korea in two decades on Wednesday, reflecting growing anger at Pyongyang's latest nuclear test and rocket launch in defiance of a ban on all nuclear-related activity....
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U.N. Security Council Approves New Sanctions On North Korea

NPR Top Stories - March 2, 2016 - 8:59am

After the isolated nation conducted a January nuclear test and February rocket launch, the Security Council has unanimously voted for new sanctions targeting Pyongyang's weapons program.

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Lawyer: Mexican Drug lord changes mind, wants extradition

Associated Press - March 2, 2016 - 8:57am
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A lawyer for drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman said Wednesday his client now wants to be extradited as soon as possible to the United States because guards at a Mexican maximum-security prison won't let him sleep....
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US official: Debris from same type of plane as MH370

Associated Press - March 2, 2016 - 8:52am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Debris that washed up in Mozambique has been tentatively identified as a part from the same type of aircraft as the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a U.S. official said Wednesday....
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Chinese Newspaper Editor Fired Over 'Hidden' Headline Message

NPR Top Stories - March 2, 2016 - 8:39am

The headlines looked like everyday fare: coverage of a speech by President Xi Jinping and a politician's funeral. But a read of the characters vertically showed something else.

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To Make A Wild Comeback, Cranes Need More Than Flying Lessons

NPR Top Stories - March 2, 2016 - 8:35am

The 15-year project wasn't a flight of fancy. Biologists used a plane to successfully teach many young, captive-bred whooping cranes to migrate cross-country. But the birds aren't reproducing well.

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Indonesia lifts tsunami warning issued after powerful quake

Associated Press - March 2, 2016 - 8:34am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesia lifted a tsunami warning issued Wednesday after a powerful earthquake off Sumatra sent islanders rushing to high ground....
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Combing Through 41 Million Tweets To Show How #BlackLivesMatter Exploded

NPR Top Stories - March 2, 2016 - 8:22am

A new study by three media scholars reveals how the social protest movement spread on Twitter, with some fascinating — and sobering — findings.

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With EU borders closing, it's a boom time for smugglers

Associated Press - March 2, 2016 - 8:16am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- Tensions simmered one night inside the smoky Belgrade City cafe in a rough neighborhood near the train station. The price of a human being was being decided....
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Endoscope Maker Olympus Agrees To $646 Million Settlement Over Kickbacks

NPR Top Stories - March 2, 2016 - 8:03am

U.S. investigators said the company used research grants, consulting deals, gifts and free equipment to induce influential doctors to order more Olympus devices and to keep competitors at bay.

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U.S. Announces 'Hack The Pentagon' Bug Bounty Program

NPR Top Stories - March 2, 2016 - 8:02am

The contest is only for "vetted hackers," the Department of Defense says, which means that anyone hoping to find vulnerabilities in its systems will first need to pass a background check.

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On His Visit To Cuba, President Obama Will Watch Exhibition Ball Game

NPR Top Stories - March 2, 2016 - 7:51am

The Tampa Bay Rays are scheduled to play the Cuban National Team in Havana. It will the first time a Major League Baseball franchise has played on the island since 1999.

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Residents return to Turkish town of Cizre, find it destroyed

Associated Press - March 2, 2016 - 7:49am
CIZRE, Turkey (AP) -- The stench of death and the smell of gunpowder rose from mounds of rubble Wednesday as residents of the Turkish town of Cizre returned to find many of their homes obliterated amid Turkey's efforts to crush Kurdish militants. At least one body was still lying inside a ruined house....
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As Christie Stands By Trump, New Jersey Supporters Wonder Why

NPR Top Stories - March 2, 2016 - 7:37am

The New Jersey governor and former presidential candidate faces a storm of criticism at home for his decision to endorse Republican front-runner Donald Trump.

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'Downton Abbey' explored social change even as it stayed put

Associated Press - March 2, 2016 - 7:22am
NEW YORK (AP) -- For all its six seasons, "Downton Abbey" has been a graciously paced time-scape through early 1900s Britain....
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Sports Authority Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

NPR Top Stories - March 2, 2016 - 7:16am

The sporting goods retailer is looking to restructure its debt and close or sell approximately 140 stores. The Colorado-based retailer operates more than 460 locations.

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