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Combing Through 41 Million Tweets To Show How #BlackLivesMatter Exploded

NPR Top Stories - March 2, 2016 - 9:23am

A new study by three media scholars reveals how the social protest movement spread on Twitter, with some fascinating — and sobering — findings.

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Endoscope Maker Olympus Agrees To $646 Million Settlement Over Kickbacks

NPR Top Stories - March 2, 2016 - 9:03am

U.S. investigators said the company used research grants, consulting deals, gifts and free equipment to induce influential doctors to order more Olympus devices and to keep competitors at bay.

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U.S. Announces 'Hack the Pentagon' Bug Bounty Program

NPR Top Stories - March 2, 2016 - 9:02am

The contest is only for "vetted hackers," the Department of Defense says, which means that anyone hoping to find vulnerabilities in its systems will first need to pass a background check.

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On His Visit To Cuba, President Obama Will Watch Exhibition Ball Game

NPR Top Stories - March 2, 2016 - 8:51am

The Tampa Bay Rays are scheduled to play the Cuban National Team in Havana. It will the first time a Major League Baseball franchise has played on the island since 1999.

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Christie Stands By Trump As New Jersey Supporters Wonder Why

NPR Top Stories - March 2, 2016 - 8:37am

The New Jersey governor and former presidential candidate faces a storm of criticism at home for his decision to endorse Republican front-runner Donald Trump.

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Sports Authority Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

NPR Top Stories - March 2, 2016 - 8:16am

The sporting goods retailer is looking to restructure its debt and close or sell approximately 140 stores. The Colorado-based retailer currently operates more than 460 locations.

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Sen. Boxer: Primary Battles Show Clinton's 'Got What It Takes'

NPR Top Stories - March 2, 2016 - 8:08am

Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., talks with David Greene about Hillary Clinton's Super Tuesday results and what they mean for the country moving forward.

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Pro-Trump Lawmaker Says 'Build A Wall' Doesn't Exactly Mean A Wall

NPR Top Stories - March 2, 2016 - 7:54am

Rep. Tom Marino, who endorsed Trump, and GOP strategist Mark McKinnon talk NPR's Morning Edition about Trump's appeal. Marino calls Trump a maverick; McKinnon says the race isn't over.

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5 Headlines About The Super Tuesday Results

NPR Top Stories - March 2, 2016 - 7:38am

At many precincts in the 13 states that held party primary votes Tuesday, officials reported record voter participation.

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Supreme Court Strikes At States' Efforts On Health Care Transparency

NPR Top Stories - March 2, 2016 - 6:49am

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states can't require many large employers to submit health care claims to a massive database. The decision means Medicare data will remain the go-to source for now.

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LAPD Reports Shooting 38 People In 2015; A Third Of Cases Involved Mental Illness

NPR Top Stories - March 2, 2016 - 6:10am

In a city where blacks make up 9 percent of the population, nearly a third of those shot by police over a five-year period were black suspects.

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Super Tuesday Brings Harsh Light And Heartaches On The Morning After

NPR Top Stories - March 2, 2016 - 4:44am

Given his growing lead in delegates, Donald Trump's main obstacle may now be not another candidate but the prospect of an open convention where no one has the votes for a first-ballot nomination.

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Let's Stop Requiring Advanced Math, A New Book Argues

NPR Top Stories - March 2, 2016 - 3:50am

Algebra, trigonometry and calculus keep millions of people from graduating. And they're unnecessary, argues author and professor Andrew Hacker.

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Super Tuesday: How It Happened State By State

NPR Top Stories - March 2, 2016 - 3:35am

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump won big across the board, but Ted Cruz pulled off a surprise in Oklahoma, and Marco Rubio finally won his first state in Minnesota.

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Supreme Court Tests Texas' New Restrictions On Abortion

NPR Top Stories - March 2, 2016 - 2:54am

At issue is whether a Texas law requiring clinics to meet surgical-center standards is aimed at safeguarding women's health, or unconstitutionally limiting a woman's right to terminate a pregnancy.

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