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Corvette-Eating Sinkhole Will Be Filled In, Museum Says

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 09:44

When a gaping hole opened up under a clutch of classic cars at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky, the disaster became a favorite exhibit. But the museum's board has decided to fix it, anyway.

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Gaza's Shattered Airport, Once A Symbol Of Sovereignty

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 08:46

The sad spectacle of Gaza's bombed-out airport doesn't deter Palestinians from hoping to someday have another airport of their own.

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Rebels Reportedly Seize Part Of U.S. Embassy Compound In Tripoli

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 07:39

A YouTube video shows a large group of men occupying a building that the U.S. ambassador to Libya says appears to be the embassy's residential annex.

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Hong Kong Activists Protest China's Control Of Leadership Vote

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 07:04

People in the former British colony are angered that a vote for the territory's next chief executive will be from a list of candidates hand-pickled by Beijing.

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Putin Calls For Talks To Consider Statehood For Southeastern Ukraine

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 06:06

The Russian leader said "substantive, meaningful talks" were needed to decide the outcome in the region, while a spokesman clarified that the region should remain part of Ukraine.

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How 'Sassy' Came To Mean Something Both Sweet And Sour

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 06:05

Since the new Lifetime show Girlfriend Intervention has resurrected the tired old cliche of the "sassy black woman," one black woman decided "sassy" needed some scrutiny.

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Iraqi Forces Reportedly Enter Besieged Northern City Of Amerli

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 04:41

The town of Amerli, which includes some 20,000 Shiite Turkmen, has been surrounded by Sunni Islamic State fighters for two months.

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Ebola Prevention Supplies Running Short In Liberia

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 03:46

Liberia is the country hardest hit by the Ebola virus outbreak. Aid is trickling in, but it is not enough. NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks to Wall Street Journal reporter Drew Hinshaw in the capital, Monrovia.

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Study Finds Nothing Special About Breakfast

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 03:46

Maybe we don't need to eat our Wheaties. Linda Wertheimer talks to Emily Dhurandhar, lead author of a study that finds breakfast may not be the most important meal of the day.

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Trial Will Decide Detroit's Fiscal Future

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 03:46

Detroit is preparing to dig itself out of the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. The legal approach Detroit uses to re-create itself will have far-reaching implications for other cities.

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Miami Struggles To Embrace Unaccompanied Immigrants

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 03:46

School districts are beginning to cope with the recent influx of new students from Central America. Many have little education and most are just beginning to learn English.

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U.S. Launches Airstrikes To Help Aid Reach Iraqi Town

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 03:46

On Sunday, Iraqi and Kurdish forces entered the town of Amerli in the north of Iraq, after it had been under siege for two months by the Islamic State.

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Syrian Crisis Complicates U.S.-Iran Nuclear Talks

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 03:46

Iran has announced that it is providing weapons to Kurdish forces to fight the Islamic State. Linda Wertheimer talks to Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

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Citizen Scientists On A Mission To Find Frogs

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 03:46

Summer is high season for "frogging." The North American Amphibian Monitoring Project has hundreds of volunteers crisscrossing the country to get a better handle on the fate of the nation's frogs.

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Topping $11M, Coolest Cooler Breaks Kickstarter Record

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 03:46

NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Ryan Grepper, creator of a cooler named Coolest, which has set a new record as the highest-grossing Kickstarter campaign.

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China Rules Out Open Elections In Hong Kong

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 03:46

China's legislature is limiting reforms in Hong Kong, drawing battle lines in what opposition groups warned would be clashing visions of the political future of the city and of China.

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Turkey Is Major Transit Route For Islamic State Fighters

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 03:46

Militant fighters are crossing into Syria through Turkey and public criticism of Turkey is growing louder. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to the Financial Times' Istanbul correspondent, Daniel Dombey.

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Ukraine Crisis Casts Long Shadow Over NATO Summit

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 03:46

The fighting in Ukraine is likely to dominate the upcoming NATO summit in Wales. The newest members want NATO to do more to counter Russia's moves, including supplying weapons and intelligence.

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Obama Faces Hard Decisions On Syria, Immigration

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 03:46

Immigration remains one of the most challenging issues for President Obama. Political correspondent Mara Liasson discusses the political cost of the choices before him with NPR's Linda Wertheimer.

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Ukranian City Braces Itself For Increasingly Lopsided Fight

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 03:46

Russian-backed fighters are reportedly preparing to launch an assault on the strategic Ukrainian port city of Mariupol, with armored Russian columns crossing the border into Ukraine.

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