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Retailers To Online Shoppers: Be Patient With Delivery, Get Perks

NPR Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 06:34

In reaction to a recent decision by UPS to add a peak holiday delivery surcharge, some retailers are adding rewards and discounts for customers who choose "no hurry" slower delivery options.

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NASCAR faces a challenging reboot after losing the star power of Earnhardt, Kenseth and Patrick

LA Times Sports - Thu, 2017-11-23 06:20

Martin Truex Jr. and his race team woke up a bit groggy Monday morning, feeling the effects of a night-long celebration at the Furniture Row Racing motorcoach parked inside Homestead-Miami Speedway.

“Beer, pizza, hot dogs and plenty of laughs,” said David Ferroni, Truex’s PR man who ducked out...

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NFL notes: Broncos starting Paxton Lynch at quarterback while Bills go back to Tyrod Taylor

LA Times Sports - Thu, 2017-11-23 06:15

Coach Vance Joseph handed Denver's starting quarterback job to Paxton Lynch on Wednesday, elevating the former first-round pick who failed to win the job outright under two different coaching staffs but gets another chance because of Denver's tailspin .

Meanwhile, Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott...

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Trump Organization Cuts Ties To Controversial SoHo Hotel

NPR Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 05:54

The part hotel, part condo building, from which the president had continued to profit as president, potentially linked him to murky financing arrangements and allegations of fraud.

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Smalls delivers for Dorsey High, even when not catching passes

LA Times Sports - Thu, 2017-11-23 05:50

Each time the Dorsey Dons have run onto the football field this season, 6-foot-4, 215-pound tight end Isaiah Smalls has proudly carried the school flag with his right hand, waving it while teammates follow.

Standard-bearers have always been important in history. Armies fought under, and protected,...

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Video Shows North Korean Soldier's Dramatic Sprint Across Border

NPR Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 05:50

Newly-released CCTV footage shows a jeep speeding through the countryside near the DMZ. Inside is a North Korean soldier making a desperate escape.

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Remembering The 'Monstrous' Legacy Of Ratko Mladic

NPR Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 05:46

Mladic's conviction "serves as a reminder of the evil one man can do with an army at his command," writes NPR's Tom Gjelten, who covered the war in Bosnia in the 1990s.

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Bosnian Journalist Says Conviction Of Ratko Mladic Doesn't Mean Closure

NPR Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 05:44

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Bosnian journalist Nidzara Ahmetasevic about the conviction of Ratko Mladic for war crimes and committing genocide during a conflict in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s.

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Colorado Launches First In The Nation Post-Election Audits

NPR Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 05:44

It's the first state to try the method on a statewide basis. The audits involve a ten-sided die, a software algorithm and the assumption that "the reported winner didn't really win."

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Secretary Of State Tillerson Considering Action In Response To Rohingya Attacks

NPR Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 05:44

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says he believes the attacks on Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar amounts to ethnic cleansing. He's considering targeted sanctions in response.

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Local Opposition To The American Presence In Okinawa Is Growing

NPR Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 05:44

On Sunday, a U.S. Marine stationed in Okinawa, Japan, drunkenly crashed his truck into another vehicle, killing the driver. NPR's Elise Hu talks with Anna Fifield, Tokyo Bureau Chief for The Washington Post about what the incident means for the American military presence in Okinawa.

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Former U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Doctor Pleads Guilty To Sexual Abuse

NPR Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 05:44

A former U.S. Olympic gymnastics team doctor pleaded guilty today to child sexual abuse. Larry Nassar admitted to abusing young girls under the guise of medical treatment. It was a surreal, emotional moment – especially for survivors who say they reported the abuse years ago.

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Companies Are Trying To Get Shoppers Back In The Stores With Doorbusters

NPR Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 05:44

Stores are bringing back doorbuster deals that are available in-store only — a gambit to get more people physically shopping on the Thanksgiving weekend. One of the best discounts this year is 4K televisions.

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What The End To Net Neutrality Means For Internet Streaming

NPR Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 05:44

NPR's Elise Hu talks to former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler about what the FCC decision to end so-called net neutrality means and what it will mean to consumers of internet streaming.

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How To Survive Uncomfortable Holiday Dinner Conversations

NPR Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 05:44

Family dynamics and political opinions can be hard to navigate during Thanksgiving. Advice columnist Mallory Ortberg shares her tips for how to avoid, diffuse, or otherwise deal with blowups.

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Trump Administration Has More Than 250 Unfilled Jobs

NPR Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 05:44

Hundreds of jobs remain unfilled in the Trump administration, and many are being held by temporary appointees. But a federal law limits how long those temps can serve, and many are bumping up against the end of their terms.

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Zimbabwe Has A New Leader After President Robert Mugabe Resigned

NPR Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 05:44

Zimbabwe's new leader Emmerson Mnangagwa arrived back in the country and addressed the people about how he'll replace longtime ruler Robert Mugabe. Mnangagwa returned from a self-imposed exile after Mugabe fired him from his vice president role.

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8 Rescued, 3 Missing After U.S. Navy Aircraft Crash

NPR Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 05:44

A C-2 Navy supply plane with 11 people aboard crashed in the Pacific while enroute to the Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier. Eight people were recovered in good shape and three remain missing.

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Friday's top high school football games feature playoff semifinals

LA Times Sports - Thu, 2017-11-23 05:40

Friday’s top high school football games:

Southern Section Division 1 semifinals

Corona Centennial (10-1) vs. Bellflower St. John Bosco (11-1) at Cerritos College, 7:30 p.m. (Fox Sports West): This is the fifth consecutive year these teams have played in a semifinal or final. Each school has won...

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Latest Doping Penalties Lift U.S. Above Russia in Sochi Games Medals Tally

US Sports - Thu, 2017-11-23 04:52
The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday announced lifetime bans of four Russian skeleton racers, including two who won medals at the 2014 Sochi Games.
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