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NPR's daily top stories that you can't miss. Exceptional, moving, offbeat, or just plain funny. Subscribe to the Story of the Day podcast.

Last Build Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2018 05:00:00 -0400

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Can Triage Nurses Help Prevent 911 Overload?

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 05:00:00 -0400

One in four calls to the Washington, D.C., 911 line isn't an emergency. The city now has triage nurses working with dispatchers to get callers with less urgent needs a same-day clinic visit instead.

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As Climate Costs Grow, Some See A Moneymaking Opportunity

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:25:00 -0400

Extreme weather cost Americans over $300 billion last year. Scientists say climate change will bring more of that. Entrepreneurs and businesses see a new market in gauging risk.

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A Decade After The Bubble Burst, House Flipping Is On The Rise

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:47:00 -0400

House flipping is at an 11-year high in the U.S. New research shows borrowers with good credit like flippers, and not subprime borrowers, were mainly responsible for the crash. Is another bust coming?

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Her Pro Dreams Shot, This Muslim Player Pivots To The Next Generation

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 16:39:05 -0400

Because of a rule banning head coverings on the basketball court, Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir had to choose between the sport she loved and her faith. She chose her religion but fought to change the rule.

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Old Animal Specimens May Hold The Key To New Discoveries

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 16:23:00 -0400

A long-lost trove of preserved animal specimens recently turned up at a university in Georgia. Those old squirrels and muskrats could hold the answers to questions we haven't even thought to ask yet.

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Facebook And Other Firms Have A Ton Of Data On You. Here's How To Limit That

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 20:46:00 -0400

Following revelations from Mark Zuckerberg's testimony Tuesday and Wednesday, reporter Julia Angwin shares the ways Facebook and other companies collect data — and how to prevent them from doing so.

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Most Americans Feel They've Lost Control Of Their Online Data

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 19:02:00 -0400

Firms like Facebook use a business model that makes use of people's data. But not all data is created equal. Sharing purchasing habits? Most say that's OK. But private communications? No way.

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Trump Blasts 'Total Witch Hunt' After FBI Raids His Longtime Attorney's Office

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 17:06:00 -0400

The president unloaded on special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation and Attorney General Jeff Sessions hours after the FBI executed search warrants against Michael Cohen.

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After MLK's Death, Coretta Scott King Went To Memphis To Finish His Work

Sun, 08 Apr 2018 07:00:37 -0400

Four days after her husband was killed, Coretta Scott King led a march in Memphis. The act reflected her role as a partner in the struggle for civil rights. "I was impelled to come," she said.

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After Stephon Clark Shooting, Questions Remain About Police Use Of Force

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 18:02:00 -0400

After Stephon Clark's death in Sacramento, many people are wondering whether anything has really changed in the way police use deadly force since Michael Brown was shot and killed in Ferguson, Mo.

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