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Labor Department Rethinking Obama-Era Overtime Pay Rule

NPR Headline News - 54 min 3 sec ago

On Tuesday the Labor Department formally requested information from the Office of Management and Budget, setting the stage for scaling back a rule that would make more workers eligible for OT.

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The Queen Gets A Raise And Buckingham Palace Is Poised For An Upgrade

NPR Headline News - 1 hour 47 min ago

It's expensive being royal. The queen is expected to get an annual payout of around $105 million by 2019 and palace repairs are a priority.

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Ethics Group Says U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley's Retweet Violated A Federal Law

NPR Headline News - 2 hours 17 min ago

Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, retweeted President Trump's support for a political candidate. CREW says that violated a law that bans federal employees from political activity.

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3 Chicago Police Officers Accused Of Cover-Up In Killing Of Laquan McDonald

NPR Headline News - 2 hours 34 min ago

The Cook County grand jury indictment alleges that the three police officers were at the scene of the killing and worked together to conceal crucial facts in order to protect a fellow officer.

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Q&A: What Does The Senate Health Bill Mean For Me?

NPR Headline News - 2 hours 37 min ago

The Senate Republicans' plan to overhaul the Affordable Care Act could bring big changes to many Americans' health care coverage. Here are answers to a handful of scenarios from concerned listeners.

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Alabama Prisons Ruled 'Horrendously Inadequate,' Must Improve

NPR Headline News - 2 hours 51 min ago

A U.S. District judge issued the ruling Tuesday in a class action lawsuit brought by inmates who argued the prisons' conditions were cruel and unusual punishment.

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Emmett Till Sign Vandalized Again

NPR Headline News - 2 hours 51 min ago

The damage was done to a historical marker that stands outside the Money, Miss., grocery store where in 1955 Till was accused of flirting with a white woman before being kidnapped and killed.

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Brazilian President Michel Temer Is Formally Charged With Corruption

NPR Headline News - 3 hours 34 min ago

The indictment handed down Monday night by Brazil's top prosecutor makes Temer the first sitting president in the country's history to be charged with a crime. And the legal saga is far from finished.

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Beekeepers Feel The Sting Of California's Great Hive Heist

NPR Headline News - 4 hours 11 min ago

This year authorities uncovered a "beehive chop shop:" nearly $1 million in stolen hives in a field in Fresno County. There's money to be made by renting out bees to orchards, and thefts are rising.

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CNN Resignations A Sign Of The High Stakes In Covering Trump's Administration

NPR Headline News - 4 hours 53 min ago

Three investigative journalists have quit after the network retracted a story about a congressional inquiry into a link between Trump adviser Anthony Scaramucci and a Russian investment fund.

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The Billion Dollar Cost Of Child Marriage

NPR Headline News - 5 hours 3 min ago

Research on child marriage has mainly focused on the toll it takes on individuals. Now, a report looks at the economic impact on poor countries.

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China Back On State Department List Of Worst Human Trafficking Offenders

NPR Headline News - 5 hours 6 min ago

In its latest annual report on the global state of human trafficking, the State Department has issued highly public criticism of China — a move that could increase tensions between China and the U.S.

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Dear John McEnroe: Putting Serena Williams On The Men's Circuit Is A Losing Game

NPR Headline News - 6 hours 3 min ago

John McEnroe reignited the battle of the sexes when he rushed the net to declare Williams is "an incredible player" and would be "like 700 in the world" if she played on the men's circuit.

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From Film Stars To Naturalists, These Lives Have Become Boozy Inspirations

NPR Headline News - 7 hours 33 min ago

Breweries and distilleries are collaborating with artists and fashioning their drinks after influential people to try to better connect with customers or bring attention to the drink's origin.

Senate GOP Leaders Push Off Health Care Vote After July 4th

NPR Headline News - 7 hours 52 min ago

Facing opposition within their own ranks, Senate Republicans delayed a vote on the GOP bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act until after next week's recess.

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Trump, Pence Lobby For Senate Health Care Bill As Prospects Appear Dim

NPR Headline News - 7 hours 52 min ago

The president invited Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., to the White House on Tuesday. He's one of the most ardent conservative holdouts on the bill, which could fail to even get to the floor for debate.

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Large Cyberattack Hits Ukraine, Snarling Electric Grids And Banks

NPR Headline News - 8 hours 6 min ago

"There is no way to restore your data without a special key," a red screen tells users whose computers were taken over by malware Tuesday. The attack targeted Ukraine's government and infrastructure.

From Drug Overdose To Fires, Council Says Preventable Deaths At An All-Time High

NPR Headline News - 8 hours 20 min ago

States aren't doing enough to protect its residents from "events we know how to prevent," says the National Safety Council.

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Arkansas Inmate Captured After 32 Years On The Lam

NPR Headline News - 8 hours 24 min ago

Minimum-security inmate Steven Dishman was reported missing from his Little Rock job site in 1985. State police say someone he met five years after his escape tipped them off to his whereabouts.

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Considering Breast-Feeding? This Guide Can Help

NPR Headline News - 9 hours 35 min ago

The vast majority of pregnant women in the U.S. say they plan to breast-feed, but aren't told that many new moms worldwide find it tricky. Being mentored the first weeks after birth can help a lot.

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