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5 Things You Should Know About Carly Fiorina

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-03 01:03

The former CEO of Hewlett-Packard once had a stint filing and typing for the company. She also dropped out of law school, survived breast cancer and once ran a campaign ad featuring demon sheep.

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Texas Governor Deploys National Guard To Stave Off Obama Takeover

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-02 17:27

Texas' GOP governor is sending the National Guard to monitor a military training exercise after right-wing militia alleged it is just a cover for President Obama's plan to put Texas under martial law.

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American Pharoah Wins 2015 Kentucky Derby

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-02 15:01

The Bob Baffert-trained horse, ridden by Victor Espinoza, was the favorite heading into the 141st Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville.

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After Police Are Charged In Gray's Death, Baltimore Awaits Next Steps

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-02 13:48

A day after Baltimore chief prosecutor Marilyn Mosby announced charges against six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, residents of the neighborhood where he grew up hope change will come to the area.

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The Voices Of Baltimore

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-02 13:48

Some residents of Baltimore say the relationship with the police is badly damaged. But it wasn't always that way.

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Psychological Association Accused Of 'Complicity' In Bush-Era Torture

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-02 13:48

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with James Risen of the New York Times about a new report alleging that the American Psychological Association worked closely with the George W. Bush administration to help justify prisoner torture.

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Full Senate Debates May Reveal Recent Bipartisanship As An Illusion

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-02 12:17

On the committee level in the Senate, Republicans and Democrats have been able to get deals done. The problem will be what happens after bills leave the committees and head to the Senate floor.

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Mayweather, Pacquiao Ready For The Ring — And A Big Payday

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-02 11:55

The two fighters, battling each other for the welterweight title, have been in negotiations for tonight's fight in Las Vegas for some six years. Win or lose, they each stand to earn millions.

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30 Graves, Thought To Be Burmese Migrants, Found In Thailand

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-02 09:25

Remains from the graves are believed to be illegal migrants who were likely victims of human trafficking.

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Death Toll In Nepal Crosses 6,800

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-02 06:51

The United Nations has complained that Nepal's bureaucracy is getting in the way of relief efforts. Government officials in Kathmandu say they aren't receiving enough of the right kind of aid.

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Novelist Ruth Rendell, Author Of 'Wexford' Books, Dies At 85

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-02 06:12

She is credited with being a pioneer of the psychological thriller and wrote more than 60 books.

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All Tapped Out In A Tiny California Town

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-02 05:58

The years-long drought in California has taken a severe toll on the rural, mainly African-American community of Fairmead, where water drawn for agriculture has left wells dry.

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May Day Protesters, Police Clash In Seattle

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-02 05:17

Black-clad demonstrators hurled stones and other objects as authorities responded with pepper spray and flash bangs.

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Baltimore Activists To Hold 'Victory Rally' After Charges In Gray Death

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-02 04:31

The march comes a day after the city's chief prosecutor filed criminal charges against six officers involved in the arrest of Gray, who died from injuries sustained in custody.

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A Boxing Match And A Derby: The Week In Sports

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-02 03:57

NPR's Scott Simon and NPR's Tom Goldman chat about tonight's boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao; the Kentucky Derby; and the NBA match-up between the Clippers and Spurs.

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Councilwoman: Police Can Get A Fair Trial In Baltimore

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-02 03:57

Baltimore City Councilwoman Helen Holton tells NPR's Scott Simon she's celebrating the indictment of six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray.

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In Danang, Where U.S. Troops First Landed, Memories Of War Have Faded

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-02 03:57

U.S. Marines were deployed to the coastal Vietnamese city 50 years ago last month. Now, 40 years after the war's end and amid great change, former Viet Cong and an American reflect on that time.

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Citing Religious Beliefs, Muslim Gitmo Inmates Object To Female Guards

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-02 03:57

A judge has blocked women from shackling and escorting the five Muslim men on trial for plotting the Sept. 11 attacks. Soldiers, in turn, have filed Equal Opportunity complaints against the judge.

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Georgia Settles Case Alleging Assembly-Line Justice For Children

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-02 03:57

After the Justice Department filed a statement of interest in the case, the state of Georgia has settled a lawsuit accusing it of providing inadequate representation to poor young people.

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Conditions Slowly Improve After Nepal Quake

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-02 03:57

Power is on in most areas of Kathmandu and the Internet is working, but tens of thousands are homeless. NPR's Scott Simon talks with correspondent Russell Lewis in Nepal about earthquake recovery.

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