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Guineans Scramble To Defend Themselves Against Deadly Virus

Sat, 2014-04-12 05:03

A recent outbreak of Ebola in Guinea has the country on edge. Guineans have never experienced the deadly virus, and are learning quickly how to protect themselves.

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A Year After Bombings, Boston Comes Back 'Strong'

Sat, 2014-04-12 05:03

The Boston Strong campaign cheers the grit and grace the city's shown since last year's marathon bombing. Journalist Mike Barnicle tells NPR's Scott Simon how Bostonians are overcoming the tragedy.

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Jailed In Cuba Since 2009, USAID Contractor On Hunger Strike

Sat, 2014-04-12 05:03

Alan Gross has been in a Cuban jail for more than four years. This week, he went on a hunger strike. Reporter Jeffrey Goldberg, recently back from Cuba, brings NPR's Scott Simon an update.

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IRS Chasing Children For Dead Parents' Debts

Sat, 2014-04-12 05:03

The IRS is going after taxpayers to pay their deceased parents' decades-old debts. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Marc Fisher of The Washington Post about the collection efforts.

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After Austerity, British Economy Declared World's Fastest-Growing

Sat, 2014-04-12 05:03

In effect, the U.K. is saying "I told you so" after being declared the the fastest growing economy of any rich country in the world. NPR's Scott Simon talks with economist Simon Johnson.

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Armed Men Take Police HQ In Eastern Ukraine City

Sat, 2014-04-12 04:21

A pro-Russian group is one of several that have seized public government buildings in the past week. Ukrainian officials promise a "very tough" response.

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Cursed With Mom Guilt? Charlie Brown Might Cure What Ails You

Sat, 2014-04-12 03:03

Whenever writer Yiyun Li feels guilty about her parenting choices, she turns to Peanuts for refuge, holding on to the comforting comic strip as tightly as Linus clutches his security blanket.

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Gassy Cows Are Warming The Planet, And They're Here To Stay

Sat, 2014-04-12 01:06

Methane from livestock accounts for a huge portion of agricultural greenhouse gas emissions, according to a UN report. But reducing global meat consumption isn't necessarily the answer to the problem.

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Congressional Black Caucus Urges Rethink Of Army Hair Rules

Fri, 2014-04-11 15:27

Recent updates to the Army's regulations on grooming and appearance forbids natural hairstyles that are popular with many black women. The women of the CBC have asked the Army to reconsider.

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Obama Taxes Show Big Drop In Income, Charitable Giving

Fri, 2014-04-11 14:37

The Obamas reported an adjusted gross income of $481,098, a 21 percent drop from the $608,611 they reported in 2012.

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Millennials 'Talk To God,' But Fewer Rely On Religion, Survey Finds

Fri, 2014-04-11 13:31

The new Carnegie Mellon study found that 62 percent of 18- to 34-year-olds report talking to God, but just 52 percent said they turned to religion for guidance.

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5 Takeaways From The Equal Pay Debate

Fri, 2014-04-11 13:06

While Republicans launched some effective counterattacks on the equal pay issue, keep in mind the White House is making a political case to voters — not a statistical argument to economists.

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NSA Denies It Knew About Heartbleed Bug Before It Was Made Public

Fri, 2014-04-11 12:54

Bloomberg reported that the spy agency knew about the critical Internet vulnerability for two years and used it to gather intelligence.

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Total Eclipse Of The Moon Next Week Throughout North America

Fri, 2014-04-11 12:11

The lunar eclipse peaks late Monday or early Tuesday, depending on your time zone. It begins a so-called tetrad of four eclipses occurring roughly six months apart.

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William Burns, Diplomat Who Led Negotiations With Iran, Will Retire

Fri, 2014-04-11 12:06

President Obama said he has relied on Burns for "candid advice and sensitive diplomatic missions." Burns' back-channel talks with Iran are credited for jumpstarting nuclear negotiations.

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Can't Ask That? Some Job Interviewers Go To Social Media Instead

Fri, 2014-04-11 12:06

In the hiring process, employers aren't allowed to ask certain things, like if you go to church or intend to have children. But is it OK for employers to check social media sites for this information?

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The Latest Wacky Food Adventure: A Year Without Sugar

Fri, 2014-04-11 12:01

Is banning sugar from your home to chronicle the effects on your family a gimmick veiled in a health halo? Actually, there's a lot to learn from a memoir of obsessive label-reading and weird baking.

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Bus Accident Leaves 10 Dead On Trip To College

Fri, 2014-04-11 12:00

Federal and state authorities are investigating a deadly bus crash in California. A bus full of prospective students headed to Humbolt State University was hit by a truck that veered across the freeway median.

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The Ukrainian Prime Minister's Visit, As Seen From Behind Barricades

Fri, 2014-04-11 12:00

Ukraine's interim prime minister visited Donetsk Friday in an effort to reduce tensions in the east of the country. Pro-Moscow militants among the area's largely Russian-speaking population have seized two government buildings in the region and are demanding referendums on the area's future. NPR's Ari Shapiro has been behind the barricades at one of the occupations.

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Onlookers Show No Worry Over Market's Week In Tumult

Fri, 2014-04-11 12:00

The stock market endured a volatile week as investors sold off technology stocks. Weak bank earnings added to the sour mix. But the selloff hasn't triggered alarm, and indicators for the broader economy are mostly positive.

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