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In Australia, A Minute Of Silence Is Being Sold To Help Vets

Sat, 2014-04-12 11:57

Before you start thinking things are too noisy Down Under, know this: The Minute of Silence was recorded as veterans of Australia's military stood by, in honor of their fallen comrades.

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Google Maps Displays Crimean Border Differently In Russia, U.S.

Sat, 2014-04-12 11:01

In Russia, Google Maps now shows the Crimean Peninsula as part of Russian territory. The service shows a different image on browsers in the U.S.

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Bus Crash Tragedy: Investigators Work As Communities Mourn

Sat, 2014-04-12 07:25

Investigators don't yet know what caused a deadly highway crash that killed 10 people Thursday after a FedEx truck hit a bus that was taking teenagers to tour a college campus in Northern California.

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Tech Week: Heartbleed, The Latest Bubble And Windows XP Retires

Sat, 2014-04-12 06:40

The cybersecurity threat that individuals are largely powerless to fix, Heartbleed, dominated this week's headlines. And is Silicon Valley overvaluing the future?

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Between Friends, Family And Country, Ukrainian Police Lie Low

Sat, 2014-04-12 06:33

As pro-Russia demonstrators continue their tense standoff in Eastern Ukraine, police are conspicuously absent from city streets.

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Pakistani Court Tosses Out Attempted Murder Charge Against Baby

Sat, 2014-04-12 05:43

Weeks after he was fingerprinted and appeared in court, baby Musa is no longer living under the shadow of an attempted murder charge. The boy was reportedly 9 months old when he was charged.

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Republicans Form New Fundraising Group, On Heels Of High Court Ruling

Sat, 2014-04-12 05:04

Seeking to capitalize on the Supreme Court's recent ruling that eased restrictions on political contributions, Republicans are launching a new "super joint fundraising committee."

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Iran's Culture Wars: Who's Winning These Days?

Sat, 2014-04-12 05:03

Men and women ski on the same slopes. A rock band performs in the capital. It's all part of the constant tug-of-war between religious conservatives and those seeking more social freedoms.

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School Lunch: Any Chicken In Those 'Food-Like Nubbins'?

Sat, 2014-04-12 05:03

It took a Freedom of Information Act to get the Chicago Public Schools to disclose what's in the chicken nuggets they serve in their cafeterias. NPR's Scott Simon reveals the chemical contents.

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Pentecostal Churches Accused Of Exploiting Cameroon's Poor

Sat, 2014-04-12 05:03

Pentecostalism is spreading rapidly throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Half of the world's Pentecostalists live there, and Cameroon's government has deemed the church a national threat.

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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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