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Win Tin, Myanmar's Longest-Serving Political Prisoner, Dies

NPR News - 1 hour 7 min ago

The former newspaper editor, who co-founded the National League for Democracy with Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, spent 19 years in prison until his release in 2008. He died Monday of organ failure.

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Live Blog: The 118th Running Of The Boston Marathon

NPR News - 1 hour 14 min ago

The twin bombings of 2013 cast a long shadow on the event. Still, a field of 36,000 is hitting the streets of Boston to participate in the oldest and most prestigious marathon in the world.

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Passionate believers in Native heritage prod legislators to recognize languages

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - 1 hour 25 min ago
Passionate believers in Native heritage prod legislators to recognize languages The Alaska Legislature gave official recognition to 20 Native languages. It's a symbolic gesture, lawmakers say, but it won approval shortly after 3 a.m. Monday in no small part because dozens of Native people who are passionate about their languages spent all day and most of the night in the hallways and galleries.April 21, 2014

Lawmakers approve refinery subsidy plan, excluding Agrium

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - 1 hour 49 min ago
Lawmakers approve refinery subsidy plan, excluding Agrium The Alaska Senate approved five-year subsidy plans for the Petro Star refineries and the Tesoro refinery at about 2:30 a.m. today. Critics said the companies had not made their case for the subsidy, which would increase the state deficit by up to $150 million over five years. The House adjourned at 4 a.m. without taking up the amended Senate version.April 21, 2014

Teen Survives Flight To Hawaii In Jet's Wheel Well, FBI Says

NPR News - 1 hour 57 min ago

"Kid's lucky to be alive," an FBI spokesman says of the 16-year-old who authorities believe stowed away Sunday in the wheel well of a flight from San Jose, Calif., to Maui. The odds were against him.

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Legislature sends $9.1 billion budget plan to Parnell

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - 2 hours 55 sec ago
Legislature sends $9.1 billion budget plan to Parnell Lawmakers approved a $9.1 million budget Sunday, which includes $5.8 billion in state funds, $2 billion in federal funds and $1.3 billion in other funds. Alaska lawmakers say they ended about $50 million below budget targets, but not everything is included.April 21, 2014

'Murder,' South Korean Leader Says Of Ferry Captain's Actions

NPR News - 2 hours 48 min ago

President Park Geun-hye says the captain did little to help the hundreds on board escape. More than 60 bodies have been recovered. More than 230 people, most of them high school students, are missing.

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The Boston Marathon Through The Eyes Of Two Men Who Love It

NPR News - 3 hours 48 min ago

The 117-year-old road race is full of lore and rich with history. We talk to two men who likely know the marathon better than anyone else on the course today.

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It's Time To Run Again In Boston: Here's The Schedule

NPR News - 3 hours 54 min ago

More than 36,000 runners and an estimated 1 million spectators are going to be on and along the streets for the 118th marathon — the first since last year's bombings.

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In Asian-Majority District, House Race Divides Calif. Voters

NPR News - 5 hours 41 min ago

The U.S. mainland's only Asian-majority congressional district sits in California's Silicon Valley, where two Indian-American candidates are trying to oust Japanese-American Congressman Mike Honda.

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I Am A Cupcake Warrior

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - 6 hours 24 min ago

After winning Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars,” Kastle Sorensen and her “Kastle’s Kreations” food truck have turned Alaska’s cupcake scene upside down.

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Village advances to national mascot finals

Southeast Alaska News - 6 hours 41 min ago

ANCHORAGE — The northwest Alaska village of Deering may be tiny — with just 130 residents — but its school mascot is in the running for a national championship of nicknames.

The Deering Northern Lights already got the top vote in a poll by USA Today over high schools from Alaska and five other Western states.

Online voting for the national championship opened up Friday and ends at 10 a.m. AKDT April 25, the Anchorage Daily News reported.

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Sitka Tribe awarded $250,000 Kellogg grant

Southeast Alaska News - 6 hours 41 min ago

SITKA — Sitka Tribe of Alaska is one of 30 recipients of the 2014 W.K. Kellogg Foundation grants for family engagement projects, the foundation announced Thursday.

The STA grant is for $250,000 over three years for a project called “Wooch.een Yei Jigaxtoonei: Working Together to Increase Family Engagement.” STA’s application was among 1,000 received by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

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Mat-Su's 'dog publicist' uses Internet to save furry lives

Southeast Alaska News - 6 hours 41 min ago

ANCHORAGE — At the Mat-Su Borough Animal Care Facility on Sunday morning, Rachel Reese set up two portable lights, unzipped a canvas bag crammed with animal-sized cowboy hats, bow-ties and a cardboard sign that read “Free Hugs.” Then she readied herself for her rambunctious, leashed clients: the dogs of the animal shelter.

These are the dogs she hopes to put on the fast-track to adoption by posting their photographs on her Facebook page: Alaskan Shelter Dogs. You might call her a dog publicist.

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Who Should Pay To Keep The Internet's Locks Secure?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-20 23:44

Fortune 1000 companies rely on the open source software OpenSSL for their core business. Two-thirds of websites use it. But no one pays for it and it's never had a complete security audit.

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As session approaches end, Alaska Legislature signs off on gas pipeline plan

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Sun, 2014-04-20 23:42
As session approaches end, Alaska Legislature signs off on gas pipeline plan The Parnell administration got what it wanted from the Legislature Sunday on its gas pipeline plan -- approval of a negotiating process aimed at developing contracts to perform the work necessary to decide if a pipeline will be built.April 20, 2014

How Do Companies Boost 401(k) Enrollment? Make It Automatic

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-20 23:42

More Americans are saving for retirement through their employers' 401(k) programs. That follows a move to automatically sign up workers to participate in the retirement savings plans.

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For The Children's Sake, Put Down That Smartphone

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-20 23:41

When adults are absorbed in their mobile devices, the consequences for children are not good. Research shows kids act out more if they are competing with a mobile device for their parent's attention.

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Scribes Are Back, Helping Doctors Tackle Electronic Medical Records

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-20 23:40

In ancient times scribes were used to record everything from prayers to legal transactions. Now they're making a comeback in the doctor's office, easing the transition to electronic medical records.

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LA County's New Watchdog May Not Have Much Bite

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-20 23:39

Max Huntsman's job is to monitor the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, one of the nation's most troubled law enforcement agencies. The only problem: He doesn't have any real legal power.

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