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FCC's Pai: 'Heavy-Handed' Net Neutrality Rules Are Stifling The Internet

NPR Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 01:10

The FCC chairman says repealing net neutrality is a needed return to a "free market-based" Internet. One opponent says Ajit Pai's plan "would end the Internet as we know it."

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The Mystery And The Magic Of Giving Thanks

NPR Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 00:50

This Thanksgiving, George Mwinnyaa thinks back to his boyhood in Ghana — when a failure to give thanks was thought to have dire consequences.

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Questioning A Doctor's Prescription For A Sore Knee: 90 Percocets

NPR Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 00:09

Following minor surgery, a Kaiser Health News columnist sees up close how easily doctors can prescribe opioid pain pills, and how such prescribing helps fuel the epidemic of opioid addiction.

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U.S. Denounces Violence Against Rohingya As 'Ethnic Cleansing'

NPR Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 00:06

"Those responsible for these atrocities must be held accountable," Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a statement Wednesday. Targeted sanctions against Myanmar are a possibility.

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US Navy plane with 11 aboard crashes into Pacific; 8 rescued

Washington Post Headlines - Wed, 2017-11-22 23:58
Eight people were rescued and three remained missing after a U.S. Navy plane crashed into the western Pacific Ocean on Wednesday, the Navy said.
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Angola’s new leader shakes up old order, visits South Africa

Washington Post Headlines - Wed, 2017-11-22 23:58
Angola’s new leader is making surprising moves to shake himself free of the legacy of one of Africa’s longest-serving presidents, and is seeking closer relations with South Africa.
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Artists troll German nationalist with Holocaust memorial

Washington Post Headlines - Wed, 2017-11-22 23:58
A group of artists has erected a Holocaust memorial outside the home of a nationalist politician who suggested Germany should end the decades-long tradition of acknowledging and atoning for its Nazi past.
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Sochi gold medalist among 4 Russians banned for doping

Washington Post Headlines - Wed, 2017-11-22 23:58
Two more Russian athletes were stripped of their Olympic medals from the 2014 Sochi Games on Wednesday, leaving the United States as the country with the most medals.
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Jubilation in Harare's streets as Mugabe resigns

Washington Post Headlines - Wed, 2017-11-22 23:58
These are heady times in Zimbabwe.
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China jails human rights lawyer in ongoing crackdown on dissent

Washington Post Headlines - Wed, 2017-11-22 23:58
Jiang Tianyong was sentenced to two years in prison on charges of  “inciting subversion of state power,” a vague charge often used to jail critics of the Chinese Communist Party. One rights group called the trial a “travesty.”
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Iraq, GE sing $400 million deal for power infrastructure

Washington Post Headlines - Wed, 2017-11-22 21:29
Iraq and General Electric have signed a deal to develop Iraq’s power infrastructure, which would help bring much-needed electricity to areas facing significant shortages across the country.
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European court hears appeal from Italy’s Berlusconi

Washington Post Headlines - Wed, 2017-11-22 21:29
Silvio Berlusconi says he’s hopeful the European Court of Human Rights will agree that Italy violated his rights by barring him from public office — but says he’ll participate in Italy’s upcoming electoral campaign regardless.
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Defense lawyer says Ratko Mladic to appeal war crimes tribunal convictions

Washington Post Headlines - Wed, 2017-11-22 21:29
Defense lawyer says Ratko Mladic to appeal war crimes tribunal convictions.
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Rapper Nelly is to perform in Saudi Arabia. Only men are allowed to attend.

Washington Post Headlines - Wed, 2017-11-22 21:29
It will be the second visit by a major American star this year.
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Trump administration to end provisional residency protection for 60,000 Haitians

Washington Post Headlines - Wed, 2017-11-22 21:29
The Haitians here will be given 18 months to prepare to leave.
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Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Renowned Baritone, Dies At 55

NPR Headlines - Wed, 2017-11-22 20:57

The Russian baritone known for his burnished voice died Wednesday. He announced in 2015 that he had been diagnosed with brain cancer.

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Lebanon's Prime Minister, Back From Saudi Arabia, Is Not Resigning After All

NPR Headlines - Wed, 2017-11-22 20:39

Saad Hariri will remain in his role — despite an address he gave from Riyadh saying he'd step down. The about-face is more fuel for speculation that Saudi Arabia was forcing him to resign.

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Top Stories: U.S. Navy Plane Crashes In Pacific; Uber Data Is Hacked

NPR Headlines - Wed, 2017-11-22 19:45

Also: An ex-Bosnian Serb general is convicted of genocide by a U.N. panel; less than half of Puerto Rico has gotten power back weeks after a hurricane; and German police recover stolen Beatles items.

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'Butcher Of Bosnia' Ratko Mladic Guilty Of Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity

NPR Headlines - Wed, 2017-11-22 19:13

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia found the former Bosnian Serb general guilty of multiple counts of crimes against humanity and one count of genocide.

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