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Recreational Pot Shops Now Open For Business In Massachusetts

NPR Headline News - 7 min 45 sec ago

Two marijuana dispensaries opened their doors to customers 21 and older on Tuesday. The mayor of Northampton, Mass., was the first in line at one store, calling it a "historic day."

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Advocates Fight 'Culture of Secrecy' In Post-Hurricane Puerto Rico

NPR Headline News - 8 min 4 sec ago

Puerto Rico's governor pledged to run a transparent recovery process. But as billions of dollars are on its way, many say there are indications that transparency may not be a top priority.

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Why Prince Charles Said 'God Don Butta My Bread!' In Nigeria

NPR Headline News - 39 min 30 sec ago

This month, he visited Lagos and greeted the crowd with a few phrases in pidgin English. What was the local reaction?

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Trump Says U.S. Will Remain 'Steadfast Partner' Of Saudis, Despite Khashoggi Killing

GPB News - 1 hour 10 min ago
Updated at 1:55 p.m. ET President Trump declared on Tuesday that his administration will remain a "steadfast partner" of Saudi Arabia, despite the CIA's assessment that Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman personally approved the killing last month of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. "Maybe he did and...

Trump Says U.S. Will Remain 'Steadfast Partner' Of Saudis, Despite Khashoggi Killing

NPR Headline News - 1 hour 19 min ago

President Trump says his administration will continue to stand by Saudi Arabia, despite reports that the CIA believes the Saudi crown prince approved the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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Italy Wants Rescue Ship Seized, Accuses Doctors Without Borders Of Illegal Dumping

NPR Headline News - 1 hour 25 min ago

Doctors Without Borders, which operates the Aquarius, "strongly condemns" the request and says allegations of improperly disposed medical and other waste are "unfounded and sinister."

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One Tiny Owl: Otherworldly Photos From California's Woolsey Fire

GPB News - 1 hour 25 min ago
When Los Angeles Times photographer Wally Skalij photographed a tiny owl sitting on the beach in Malibu as the flames of the Woolsey Fire burned in the background, he had no idea how many people would connect with the image. Since the Times published the photo, it's been shared thousands of times...

Italy Wants Rescue Ship Seized, Accuses Doctors Without Borders Of Illegal Dumping

GPB News - 1 hour 25 min ago
Authorities in Italy have demanded the seizure of a humanitarian ship used to rescue migrants from drowning in the Mediterranean Ocean, alleging that the ship improperly dumped contaminated and medical waste at port — a charge strongly rejected by the nonprofit groups that operate the ship. Doctors...

Democrats Demolish The 'Orange Curtain' In Orange County

NPR Headline News - 1 hour 29 min ago

There will be no Republican members of congress from Orange County, California. It is a stunning turn for a county that was once the heart of the state's GOP.

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Democrats Demolish The 'Orange Curtain' In Orange County

GPB News - 1 hour 30 min ago
Richard Nixon was born and raised in Orange County, California. Ronald Reagan got his political fuel from there. In a state increasingly dominated by coastal liberals, Orange County was a conservative bastion with an ocean view. Even as Democrats came to dominate California politics, Orange County...

Night Owl Takes Josh Ritter, Jamila Woods To Bars, Parks And Rooftops

GPB News - 1 hour 37 min ago
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUq5xjlh2us Every so often, late at night over the past couple years, a team of NPR Music video producers has been toting approximately 80 pounds of audio/video equipment and a statue of a golden owl to the far reaches of American cities. The owl is our Night Owl,...

Earl Sweatshirt Releases 'The Mint,' Plans To Drop 'Some Rap Songs' Album This Month

GPB News - 1 hour 51 min ago
Earl Sweatshirt calls himself "a surviving child star" in a press release announcing his new album, Some Rap Songs , out Nov. 30. It's not a label typically applied to prodigies in hip-hop, where being washed before you're old enough to legally drink isn't at all abnormal. At 24, Earl has not only...

Storm Clouds On The Horizon Promise Wildfire Relief — And Stir New Fears

GPB News - 2 hours 10 min ago
Updated at 1:41 p.m. ET Just a week and a half after deadly wildfires erupted in California, devouring iconic landmarks in the state's south and effectively wiping out an entire town to the north, there's a ray of hope. The Woolsey Fire is nearing full containment around Malibu, while Butte County...

Storm Clouds On The Horizon Promise Wildfire Relief — And Stir New Fears

NPR Headline News - 2 hours 16 min ago

Rain is in the forecast for California regions decimated by the Camp and Woolsey fires. That's a boon for firefighters, but it also complicates matters for evacuees and raises the threat of mudslides.

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One Tiny Owl: Otherworldly Photos From California's Woolsey Fire

NPR Headline News - 2 hours 23 min ago

The Los Angeles Times' Wally Skalij discusses how he made the often surreal images, and how covering wars in Iraq and Kosovo prepared him to cover mass shootings and other tragedies in the U.S.

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Teachers, What's Your Most Memorable Gift From A Student?

GPB News - 2 hours 25 min ago
NPR Ed wants to know about the student gifts that still stand out among the cookies and cards of past holiday seasons. Teachers, tell us: What's the most memorable gift you've received from a student? What made it great? Did it make you laugh or cry? Why have you held on to it? Submit your story...

First Watch: Bill Baird's 'Facial Disc' Gets Swallowed By Internet

GPB News - 2 hours 37 min ago
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7np3AIG4Pbk Bill Baird's video for "Facial Disc" creates a world of patterns and scenes as abstract as the noise he makes on guitar and synthesizers. Baird describes the video as "me getting 'swallowed by the internet,' trapped inside a multi-dimensional cube, and...

How Do Wishes Granted To Very Sick Kids Affect Their Health?

NPR Headline News - 2 hours 44 min ago

Although researchers acknowledge many factors could be at play, a recent study suggests that seriously ill children who had once-in-a-lifetime wishes fulfilled also incurred lower health care costs.

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How Do Wishes Granted To Very Sick Kids Affect Their Health?

GPB News - 2 hours 44 min ago
Tiffany Rowe, a 46-year-old life coach in the San Francisco Bay area, still remembers how it felt as a teenager to be hoisted on stage to dance with Michael Jackson during his Bad concert tour. She was 15 and recovering from an excruciating round of treatment for severe idiopathic aplastic anemia —...

President Trump Prepares To Spare Two Thanksgiving Turkeys

GPB News - 2 hours 47 min ago
President Trump and televised spectacle go together like peas and carrots. And those just happen to be the names of the unflappable turkeys that Trump will pardon — on camera — Tuesday afternoon. The two hefty toms (Peas weighs 39 pounds and Carrots 41) arrived in Washington, D.C., on Sunday from...

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