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GOP Suiters Woo Iowa With Bikes, Barbeque And Barnstorming

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-07 04:46

Iowa's freshman Sen. Joni Ernst hosted a herd of potential Republican presidential candidates for her first-ever Roast and Ride event, asserting herself as a force in presidential politics.

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Both Sides Claim Victory Over EPA Fracking Study

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-07 03:26

The Environmental Protection Agency has found no evidence that fracking has let to widespread, systemic pollution of water. Correspondent Jeff Brady tells NPR's Rachel Martin what the report means.

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Procedural Justice: Taking The Ego Out Of Policing

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-07 03:26

In California, a program called "procedural justice" aims to improve the relationship between police and communities of color. Officer Kyle Hay tells NPR's Rachel Martin how it has helped him on his beat.

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Search Is On For Two New York Prison Escapees

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-07 03:26

A massive manhunt is underway in New York for two convicted murders who escaped Saturday from a maximum security facility in upstate New York.

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Greek Government Leaders Lose Support In Europe

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-07 03:26

The leftist party that swept Greek elections earlier this year promised to save Greece from the clutches of austerity. But Greece and the Eurozone remained locked in a standoff over a new credit deal.

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Laura Kipnis: The Boundaries Of Assault Have Stretched

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-07 03:26

Northwestern professor Laura Kipnis was recently cleared in a Title IX investigation prompted by student complaints over an essay she wrote. She talks to NPR's Rachel Martin about the controversy.

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As G7 Begins, Greek Bailout Tops Agenda — And Isolation Fears Grip Greece

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-07 03:26

The leftist party that swept Greek elections earlier this year promised to save Greece from the clutches of austerity. But Greece and the European Union remained deadlocked over a new credit deal.

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He Was In A Cab Stuck In Traffic. A Beggar Asked For Alms...

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-07 00:51

His heart said "Give!" His mind wondered: "Am I gullible? Do handouts really help?" Looking back, he's not happy with the choice he made.

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After 37 Years, A Triple Crown Winner At Last: American Pharoah Sweeps The Races

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-06 15:02

The colt ran to victory in the Belmont Stakes Saturday, after winning the Derby and the Preakness. He's the first horse since 1978 to achieve what some call the most difficult feat in sports.

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Wimberley Residents Reluctant To Return Weeks After Devastating Floods

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-06 13:26

Search crews continue to look for three missing people after the Memorial Day weekend flood on the Blanco River. Meanwhile, those in Wimberley, Texas, are struggling to put their lives back together.

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Fighting In Eastern Ukraine Ramps Up, Raises Fears

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-06 13:15

Renewed fighting in Eastern Ukraine marked an end to a tenuous cease-fire agreed to in February. Observers fear that a surge in violence could plunge the region into another full scale war.

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Trans In Transition: Finding Friends And Community In D.C.

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-06 13:15

While doing a profile of a transgender activist in Washington, D.C., NPR's Pam Fessler heard some touching personal stories from trans women trying to adapt to their new lives.

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From Bail Bondsman To Teacher

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-06 13:15

Rodney Carey has been on the other side of the street in New Orleans. He's trying to get his students to come back.

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Jury Acquits Ex-BP Exec Of Lying In Oil Spill

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-06 10:59

Five years after the Justice Department vowed to hold people accountable for the largest oil spill in U.S. history, its prosecution of BP executives has foundered.

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Putin To West: Russia Is No Threat

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-06 10:48

In an interview with an Italian newspaper, the Russian leader said the world has changed so much that no one "in their right mind" could imagine Russia attacking NATO.

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Egyptian Court Rescinds Terrorist Label For Hamas

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-06 10:07

A court had put the Islamist organization on the terror list in February, but the latest ruling says it lacked jurisdiction in the case.

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Beau Biden, Vice President's Son, Remembered In Delaware Service

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-06 07:01

The former attorney general and Iraq War veteran being laid to rest in a Catholic ceremony in Wilmington.

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Saudis Shoot Down Scud Missile Fired By Houthi Rebels In Yemen

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-06 04:59

The Cold War-era rocket, which appeared to be targeted at a major air base in the kingdom's south, was brought down by Patriot missiles, officials say.

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Official Death Toll In China's 'Eastern Star' Disaster Rises To Nearly 400

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-06 04:11

The cruise ship, which was righted on Friday, capsized on Monday in the Yangtze River with 456 people aboard.

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American Pharoah Makes A Run At History

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-06 03:53

The Triple Crown hopeful could beat the odds and win at Belmont Park on Saturday, but like so many other Kentucky Derby and Preakness winners, he'll have to beat a field of better-rested rivals.

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