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California Chrome Loses To Tonalist In Belmont, Misses Triple Crown

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 15:04

A horse with little pedigree and an odd gait, California Chrome was a popular favorite to win the Belmont Stakes and the Triple Crown, but ultimately came up short.

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'Downton Abbey' Craze Serves Up A Demand For Butlers

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 14:03

Buttling — the proper term for what butlers do — is a booming vocation, mostly in emerging economies. The popularity of the PBS drama series Downton Abbey is helping to revitalize the status symbol.

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Lessons From The Language Boot Camp For Mormon Missionaries

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 13:02

The Missionary Training Center, which prepares young adults to spread the Gospel around the world, is recognized as a model for language instruction. And the program only takes a few weeks.

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Prisoner Swap One Of Several Tough Moments For Obama In Recent Weeks

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 12:31

NPR's National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson talks with Arun Rath about the controversial Berghdal POW swap, the roll out of tougher emissions standards and systemic problems within the VA.

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Stuck In The Machine Zone: Your Sweet Tooth For 'Candy Crush'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 12:31

The mobile game, with its flow of moving candies, has reeled us in. The endless repetition — without a plot or character development — can be mesmerizing. Psychologically, why can't we stay away?

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U.S., Iran Will Meet For Another Round Of Nuclear Talks

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 10:31

Diplomats will meet in Geneva on Monday and Tuesday to try to seal an agreement over Iran's nuclear program, before a deadline of July 20.

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Move Over, Bridgegate: Chris Christie's Next Campaign Roadblock

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 08:02

Turns out New Jersey's economy — not the George Washington Bridge scandal — may be the biggest threat to the governor's presidential ambitions.

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Tech Week: Apple In Homes, Snowden Anniversary, Sexism Flare-Ups

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 06:37

At Apple's annual developers conference, the company announced it's moving into smart homes and tracking health. At another developer's conference, a controversial slide sparked outrage.

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Watch: First Lady Michelle Obama Delivers Eulogy For Maya Angelou

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 06:27

Dignitaries like President Clinton, first lady Michelle Obama and Oprah spoke at the memorial service at Wake Forest University.

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A Horse — And A Horse Story — For The Ages

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 06:10

California Chrome seems like just the horse to break the drought and win the Triple Crown on Saturday, because so many aspects of his story seem extraordinary.

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Ukraine Inaugurates New President As Unrest Continues

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 04:58

Petro Poroshenko called on separatists to lay down their weapons. The chocolate magnate also offered amnesty to those without "blood on their hands."

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Photos: After A Storm, A Red Sky, Double Rainbow Over Atlanta

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 04:14

Sunset and a strong storm happened at just the right time for a celestial treat. The resulting rainbows were so stunning, they were documented all over Twitter.

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N.J. Nets, Devils Owner Gave Millions To Local Causes

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 03:52

We remember Lewis Katz, who once said, "Life is meant to have as much fun as you can conjure up." Katz made a fortune as a sports team owner and gave millions of it away.

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Obama Reassures Allies As He Honors D-Day Sacrifices

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 03:52

President Obama has had an eventful visit to Europe, which included attending the 70th D-Day commemoration in Normandy.

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Pink The Pelican Released After Pouch Surgery

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 03:52

In April, a California brown pelican's pouch was brutally slashed. Pink the pelican was released this week after successful surgery. NPR's Scott Simon talks with veterinarian Dr. Rebecca Duerr.

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Like 'Doctor Who,' Syrian Activists Hang In Limbo Post-Election

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 03:52

President Bashar Assad's election victory is another sign that exiled Syrian activists may never safely go home. One activist compares it to the fate of the time-traveling, British TV cult hero.

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Senate Bill Would Crack Down On Auto Defects

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 03:52

A GM investigation revealed the company's failure to fix a deadly defect in its cars. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., about a law that would require more transparency.

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The Long-Range Staying Power Of The B-52

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 03:52

The B-52 bomber has recently undergone an overhaul of its communications systems. The aircraft has remained in continuous service since 1955. We look at what makes it so remarkable and enduring.

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Vets Bring A 'Level Of Selflessness' To Service In Congress

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 03:52

The number of veterans in Congress is at its lowest since World War II. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Seth Lynn of the Veterans Campaign about how he's trying to get those numbers back up.

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Obama Returns To U.S. To Face Prisoner Release Issue

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 03:52

This week the veterans health care scandal gave way to a new political storm over the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, as Washington editor Ron Elving tells NPR's Scott Simon.

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