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Frustrations Mount At Miami Airport As Passengers To Puerto Rico Wait And Worry

NPR | Sept. 23, 2017

After Maria hit, airport operations in San Juan are limited. Flights to Puerto Rico have been booked, boarded — then returned to the gate, to send weary travelers back for another round of bookings.

Athletes Blast Trump After President Targets Kaepernick, Curry

OPB | Sept. 23, 2017

President Trump said two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry was not welcome at the White House, then said NFL players who kneel for the national anthem should be fired.

'Imminent' Dam Failure Threatens Thousands In Puerto Rico

NPR | Sept. 23, 2017

The National Weather Service warned locals to evacuate, but with most communications down, it remained unclear how many would heed the alerts.

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5 Americans Talk About How A Health Law Overhaul Would Affect Them

NPR | Sept. 23, 2017 2:50 p.m.

All year, NPR member station reporters around the country have asked people how they would be affected by proposals to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Here are five of those stories.

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Arkansas Defies Monsanto, Moves To Ban Rogue Weedkiller

NPR | Sept. 23, 2017 10:33 a.m.

Arkansas regulators are on a collision course with Monsanto, voting to ban use during the growing season of a drift-prone herbicide that Monsanto says is farmers' best hope for weed-free fields.

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Arcade Hunting: No Tribute To The Great Outdoors

NPR | Sept. 23, 2017 9:34 a.m.

The secretary of interior put a hunting arcade game in his department's cafeteria to highlight hunters' contributions to conservation. NPR's Scott Simon asks if there might be a better way to do it.

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Trump's Approval Is Stabilizing. That Might Mean He Should Work More With Democrats

NPR | Sept. 23, 2017 9:16 a.m.

Amid hurricanes and working with Democrats to keep the government open and raise the nation's debt limit, Trump's approval rating has stopped its decline and has even rebounded slightly.

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Same-Sex Spouses Turn To Adoption To Protect Parental Rights

NPR | Sept. 23, 2017 9:04 a.m.

If a man and a woman are married and a child is born, the man is automatically a parent. But if a woman who gives birth is married to another woman, parental rights are not guaranteed for her spouse.

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New Data About Student Loan Borrowers; DeVos Changes Obama-era Guidance

NPR | Sept. 23, 2017 8:08 a.m.

The week in education, from student aid rules to HBCUs.

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Can Teaching Civics Save Democracy?

NPR | Sept. 23, 2017 4:50 a.m.

Democracy thrives off an informed and active community, researchers say. The way to secure that future is integrating civics classes in k-12 education.

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ACLU Sues Michigan After Same-Sex Couples Seeking To Adopt Are Rejected

NPR | Sept. 23, 2017 4:46 a.m.

The ACLU is challenging a Michigan practice that allows private child-placing agencies contracted by the state to deny services based on religious objections.

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Who Put The 'Hispanic' In Hispanic Heritage Month?

NPR | Sept. 23, 2017 3:18 a.m.

As Hispanic Heritage Month gets under way, it's worth noting that the idea of people from the Latin American diaspora referring to themselves as 'Hispanic' or 'Latino' or 'Latinx' is a fairly new one.

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Puerto Rico Dam Fails As Hurricane Maria Continues To Plague Residents

NPR | Sept. 23, 2017 1:37 a.m.

Flash floods and heavy rain are expected to continue into early next week on the already devastated island.