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In Easter Address, Pope Condemns Violence Against Christians

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-05 05:07

Francis, in his annual Urbi et Orbi message, decried the bloodshed in Africa and the Middle East. He also expressed hope for the framework deal on Iran's nuclear program.

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Kenyans Mourn Dead From Al-Shabab Attack

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-05 04:15

Many Christians in the east African country gathering at churches for Easter Sunday used the occasion to remember 148 killed in the campus assault.

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Millions At Stake In California Tribe Membership Dispute

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-05 03:34

A dispute over membership is riling a Native American tribe near Yosemite. The Chukchansi tribe has been disenrolling members for decades, meaning the tribe's casino profits are going to fewer people.

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Wisconsin's Dramatic Defeat Of Kentucky Is A Case Of Role Reversal

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-05 03:34

The Kentucky Wildcats will not finish the college basketball season undefeated. Last night at the final four event, Wisconsin beat Kentucky in a dramatic showdown between number-one seeds.

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Wisconsin Upsets Kentucky, Faces Duke In Championship

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-05 03:34

In a down-to-the-wire showdown, Wisconsin beat Kentucky in the men's final four basketball tournament. NPR's Rachel Martin gets a preview of the upcoming games from Mike Pesca of Slate.com.

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Will New Zealand Rebuild The Cathedral My Forefather Erected?

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-05 03:34

NPR's Philip Reeves recently visited the earthquake-battered cathedral in New Zealand built by a 19th-century ancestor. He found his family history entwined in a fierce contemporary controversy.

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In New York, A Sculptor's Got Some S'plaining To Do

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-05 03:34

Residents of Lucille Ball's hometown in western New York want a life-sized statue of the star removed. They say it's terrifying.

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Lifting Sanctions Would Be Watershed Moment For Iranian Businessman

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-05 03:34

A framework was announced last week to curb Iran's nuclear program. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Iranian businessman Rouzbeh Pirouz about how the proposal will affect his business.

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Drinking With 'Mad Men:' Cocktail Culture And The Myth Of Don Draper

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-05 03:03

The culture of retro cocktails that the show helped reignite is intriguing, considering how much of Mad Men is actually about excessive — even abusive — drinking.

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Kenyan Police: One Gunman Was Son Of Government Official

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-05 02:56

Kenyan officials say they have identified the son of a government official as one of the gunmen who took part in an Islamic extremist attack on a Kenyan university that killed 148 people.

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Treating Saudi Arabian Jihadists With Art Therapy

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-05 01:35

The Saudis are trying to rehabilitate convicted terrorists with programs such as art therapy in a resort setting. More than 80 percent have reformed, the Saudis say. But some returned to al-Qaida.

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Treating Saudi Arabian Jihadists With Art Therapy

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-05 01:35

The Saudis are trying to rehabilitate convicted terrorists with programs such as art therapy in a resort setting. More than 80 percent have reformed, the Saudis say. But some returned to al-Qaida.

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What You Didn't Know About What You Already Know About Easter

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-05 01:19

Bring forth your baskets so that we may fill them with these five fun facts about the spring holiday.

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What You Didn't Know About What You Already Know About Easter

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-05 01:19

Bring forth your baskets so that we may fill them with these five fun facts about the spring holiday.

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Without Janitors, Students Are In Charge Of Keeping School Shipshape

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-04 16:45

In Japan, many schools don't employ janitors. Instead, they ask the students to pitch in with the daily upkeep. Some U.S. schools are doing the same.

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Kentucky Falls Short Of Perfect: Wisconsin To Face Duke At Championship

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-04 16:34

The Badgers bested the Wildcats in a 71-64 Final Four victory Saturday, ending Kentucky's unbeaten season. Wisconsin advances to meet the Duke Blue Devils in Monday's final game.

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Duke Defeats Michigan State 81-61, Heads To Championship

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-04 16:34

After their Final Four faceoff, the seventh-seed Spartans are headed home. The Blue Devils will meet either Kentucky or Wisconsin in Monday's final game.

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When It Comes To Insurance, Mental Health Parity In Name Only?

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-04 14:11

Many insurance providers that offer mental health care are supposed to cover it just as they would cancer or diabetes care. But advocates say enforcement is a problem.

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Framework Nuclear Deal Could Be Good News For Iran's Oil Sector

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-04 13:45

If a final agreement is reached, crippling sanctions on Iran's oil industry could be lifted. But the oil sector faces a number of challenges before ramping up production.

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Rethinking How To Care For California's Most Troubled Children

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-04 13:17

NPR's Arun Rath talks with ProPublica's Joaquin Sapien about his investigation of California's largest residential facility for emotionally troubled youth.

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