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Ancient Scottish Sea Reptile Not 'Nessie,' But Just As Cute

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-11 15:08

It was 15 feet long, with a snout shaped like a dolphin's. This newly identified meat-eater swam the seas near the Isle of Skye in the time of dinosaurs.

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Sri Lanka's Transition Of Power Maybe Not So Peaceful After All

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-11 12:57

When President Mahinda Rajapaksa lost in last week's elections, he said he looked forward to "the peaceful transition of power." But the new government says he tried for a last-minute power grab.

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Indian Man, A No-Show At Work For 25 Years, Finally Gets The Ax

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-11 11:32

A.K. Verma left his desk at the Central Public Works Department in 1990 and never came back. On Thursday, it finally caught up with him.

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If A Smart Stove Could Suggest Recipes, Would You Buy It?

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-11 10:48

Tech companies are lining up to sell us "smart" things that learn what we might want and give it to us before we ask. But so far consumers seem wary, in part because of privacy concerns.

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Searchers Say They've Located 'Black Box' From AirAsia Flight

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-11 09:00

Officials say divers will go down Monday to the bottom of the Java Sea in an effort to retrieve the flight data recorder from the wreckage of the Airbus A320.

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'Selma' Stirs Powerful Memories In Its Namesake Town

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-11 08:27

At a free screening of the film in Selma, Ala., many in the audience — both black and white — had firsthand connections to the history portrayed on the screen.

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Anita Ekberg, 50's Screen Star And Sex Symbol, Dies At 83

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-11 07:01

The Swedish-born actress whose most famous role was as Sylvia in Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita, died outside Rome this morning.

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Mideast Conflict Could Bog Down International Criminal Court

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-11 05:30

Palestinians have joined the court, hoping for war crimes investigations against Israel. This presents a challenge for the ICC, which has had its share of setbacks.

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Paris Suspects Declared Allegiance To Al-Qaida, ISIS

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-11 05:28

In a video, the now-dead suspect in the seizure a kosher supermarket in Paris announces his loyalty to the leader of the self-declared Islamic State.

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Mideast Conflict Could Bog Down International Criminal Court

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-11 03:49

Palestinians have joined the International Criminal Court hoping to see investigations against Israel. But, some ICC watchers say this is dangerous territory for a court that is floundering elsewhere.

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For The Record: Aging Out and Moving On

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-11 03:49

The number of Americans over the age of 65 is expected to double in 35 years. That means more families grappling with what to do when a loved one can't live alone anymore.

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Giving Coats To Syrian Refugees To Fend Off A Bitter Winter

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-11 03:49

Winter weather is making a vulnerable situation even worse for millions of Syrian refugees. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to UNICEF's Lucio Melandri about a program to provide winter clothes to refugees.

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Despite Charlie Hebdo, Optimism On The Future Of Islam In Europe

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-11 03:49

A decade ago, Irshad Manji called for reform within Islam in her book, The Trouble with Islam Today. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Manji about her reaction to the recent events in France.

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Voices Of The Week: The 'Grim Reality' Of The Paris Attack

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-11 03:49

We hear perspectives on the Charlie Hebdo attack, from Secretary of State John Kerry, French philosopher Bernard Henri Levy, Conan Obrien, Imam Anjem Choudary and Somali-born writer Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

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Eric Holder Heads To Paris In Wake Of Charlie Hebdo Attack

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-11 03:49

Attorney General Eric Holder is attending international talks in Paris after the deadly attack on the satirical newspaper, Charlie Hebdo. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to reporter Lauren Frayer in Paris.

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World Leaders Converge To Join Unity March In Paris

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-11 03:37

Many will also join an expected crowd of hundreds of thousands marching in solidarity with the victims and in support of the republican ideals of free speech.

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Mexican Carpoolers: A Photographer's View Of Truck Bed Commuters

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-11 03:03

In the backs of pickup trucks, construction workers lie among tools and blankets, headed to the city for a day's work. Alejandro Cartagena turned his camera on the carpoolers.

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'Tasty': How Flavor Helped Makes Us Human

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-11 02:02

From an evolutionary standpoint, flavor has long helped define who we are as a species, journalist John McQuaid argues in his new book, an exploration of the art and science of taste.

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'Tasty': How Flavor Helped Make Us Human

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-11 02:02

From an evolutionary standpoint, flavor has long helped define who we are as a species, journalist John McQuaid argues in his new book, an exploration of the art and science of taste.

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A Musical Memorial For The Face Of Extinction

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-11 01:43

Lonesome George was the last of his subspecies of giant tortoise from the Galapagos. For decades scientists tried to find him a mate, but he died alone. NPR's Adam Cole offers this elegiac tribute.

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