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It's A Miracle: Teenagers Take Out The Trash

The trash was piling up in the gutter. A young man in Nigeria wanted to get local kids to help clean it up. His campaign has gone viral.

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Best Buy To Pull CDs From Its Stores, According To Report

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry estimates that 112 million people worldwide now pay for access to streaming services.

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How The Campaign Finance System Has Changed To Benefit The Wealthy

The American system of financing campaigns is changing, as post-Watergate reforms crumble beneath a crush of unregulated money.

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Positive Train Control Technology Could Be A Solution For Amtrak After Recent Crashes

With three fatal train accidents in recent weeks, there's been a cry for Positive Train Control, a system that will automatically stop trains before certain types of accidents can happen. WIlliam Vantuono, editor-in-chief of Railway Age, explains how PTC works and why it's taking so long for it to be widely adopted.

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How Consumers Should Approach A Volatile Stock Market

The stock market plunged more than 1,000 points on Monday, reversing the growth in the markets throughout 2017. Richard Salmen is chair of the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards talks with NPR's Ari Shapiro about what consumers should be doing.

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'A False Report' Highlights How Women Who Report Sexual Assault Are Treated

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ken Armstrong about the book A False Report: A True Story of Rape in America, which he wrote with T. Christian Miller, about rape and the criminal justice system.

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Meet The Former USA Luger Who's Making Sleds For Many Teams At The 2018 Games

One of the fastest Olympic events is the luge. Lying down, feet first and traveling at speeds faster than 90 mph. The difference between winning and losing is tiny and a man from New York is doing his part to help athletes win gold.

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Why The 'Las Vegas Review-Journal' Didn't Publish A 1998 Investigation On Steve Wynn

In 1998, the Las Vegas Review-Journal abruptly killed a story about sexual misconduct at the properties of casino mogul Steve Wynn. Now, with allegations against Wynn again in the headlines, NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Carri Geer Thevenot, the reporter of that original story.

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House Unanimously Passes Bills To Change Response To Sexual Harassment On Capitol Hill

Congress is continuing to respond to the #MeToo movement. The House passed two bills that would change how allegations of sexual harassment for members and staffers are reported and how payouts are handled.

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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin Says He's Not Worried About Volatile Stock Market

After a very long stretch of calm, financial markets have suddenly turned volatile. Prices have plunged and bounced around — all giving investors the jitters.

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Despite Progress, Cities Struggle With Ambitious Climate Goals

Dozens of cities are vowing to cut their carbon emissions and uphold the U.S. commitment to the Paris climate deal. Despite progress, many are falling short of their most ambitious goals.

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SpaceX Successfully Launches the Falcon Heavy—And Elon Musk's Roadster

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 16:21
The Falcon Heavy rocket is now the most powerful launch vehicle in the world.
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Sept. 11 Conspirator Files Lawsuit Saying His Isolation Is 'Psychological Torture'

Zacarias Moussaoui, convicted in 2006, filed handwritten petitions in federal courts. Conditions at the Supermax prison in Colorado where he is an inmate have been criticized in the past.

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It's Iowa Caucus Time (Already?)

The Iowa caucuses, closely watched during presidential election years, have more of a local focus during midterm election years but aren't totally devoid of presidential chatter.

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Trump Falls Silent On Stock Market Slump

President Trump, who often boasted when the stock market hit record highs, has said nothing as the market enters a period of volatility.

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6.4 Magnitude Quake Hits Taiwan, At Least 2 Dead

The earthquake struck the island late Tuesday night and aftershocks continue to shake up the city of Hualien. Meanwhile, rescue workers strive to save people from collapsed buildings.

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Mercedes-Benz Apologizes To China After Quoting Dalai Lama In A Car Post

The German automaker said it is trying to "deepen its understanding of Chinese culture" after a #MondayMotivation Instagram post quoting the Dalai Lama garnered backlash on social media.

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After 16 Years, Afghanistan War Is 'At Best A Grinding Stalemate,' Journalist Says

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Steve Coll warns that there is no end in sight to America's longest war: "Most of the generals ... say in public, 'There's no military solution to this war.'"

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Trump Says 'I'd Love To See A Shutdown' As Senators Race For A Budget Deal

Senate leaders say they are closer than they have ever been to reaching a long-term budget deal, but the president is threatening a shutdown over immigration.

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Winter Olympics 2018: What’s the Hardest Move in Ice Dancing? Twizzles

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 14:11
Olympians make things look easy when they're not. But the hardest parts of their jobs aren't always what you think.
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