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ISS Spacewalkers Perform Tricky Cable, Antenna, Installation

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-01 05:00

Two American astronauts at the Space Station are outside the craft for the last of three jobs aimed at paving the way to receive a new generation of crew modules beginning in 2017.

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In Israel, Jewish Divorce Is Only Granted By Husband's Permission

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-01 04:17

An Israeli film now playing in the U.S. shows how rabbinical rules regulating Jewish divorces in Israel can trap women. Rabbinical judges have taken the highly unusual step to see the film themselves.

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Opposition Rally In Moscow To Mourn Boris Nemtsov

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-01 04:10

The Russian opposition leader was gunned down in Moscow in Friday in what many of his supporters believe was a directed political assassination.

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Thousands March In Moscow In Memory Of Murdered Putin Critic

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-01 04:07

Thousands of people gathered on Sunday in Moscow to mourn opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was killed on Friday. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Corey Flintoff, who was at the march.

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In Fourth Year Of Drought, Many Calif. Farms Won't Get Federal Water

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-01 04:07

The Bureau of Reclamation announced Friday that for the second straight year, many California farmers will not be getting federal water imports because of the ongoing drought.

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ISIS Destroys Objects That Record Region's History Of Cultural Diversity

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-01 04:07

Video has surfaced of ISIS militants smashing ancient artifacts on display in the Mosul, Iraq, museum. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to Axel Plathe, UNESCO's Iraq director, on the huge loss.

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Israelis See Netanyahu's U.S. Speech As Last-Ditch Pitch For Votes

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-01 04:07

Benjamin Netanyahu will address Congress just before Israeli elections. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to Chemi Shalev, the U.S. editor of Haartz, about how the controversial visit is playing back home.

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Spain's Muslim Business Owners Feel Squeezed By New Zoning Proposals

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-01 04:07

Catalonia is home to mainland Spain's largest Muslim population. But politicians in one area are proposing laws to "protect traditional Spanish businesses" that Muslim leaders say are discriminatory.

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Who Fails To Pay Child Support? Moms, At A Higher Rate Than Dads

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-01 04:07

The number of dollars of unpaid child support each year in the U.S. is well into the billions. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with data expert Mona Chalabi of FiveThirtyEight.com about the numbers.

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After Delays, Jury Selection To Wrap Up In Boston Bombing Trial

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-01 04:07

Jury selection in the trial of the Boston marathon bomber is expected to finish on Tuesday. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to Boston correspondent Tovia Smith about the start of Dzokhar Tsarnaev's trial.

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Fracking Opponents Feel Police Pressure In Some Drilling Hotspots

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-01 03:48

Anti-fracking activists say they're being targeted by law enforcement agencies that work with the oil and gas industries to monitor threats to infrastructure.

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Mr. Spock, Mixed-Race Pioneer

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-01 03:06

As Mr. Spock on Star Trek, the late Leonard Nimoy embodied the conflicts faced by many biracial and other people of color. Even on the diverse crew of the Enterprise, he stood out.

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The Art Of Syrian Refugees Sends A Message. Is Anyone Listening?

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

Syria's refugees are waiting for a new life. The artists among them are depicting this life in limbo — and their memories of the country they left behind.

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How A Group Of Lung Cancer Survivors Got Doctors To Listen

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

Lung cancer survivors who met online banded together to get an option they credited with helping them added to treatment guidelines used by cancer specialists.

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Teaching The Holocaust: New Approaches For A New Generation

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-01 02:15

Amid the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camps, a focus more on 'how Jews lived than about how they perished.'

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Teaching The Holocaust: New Approaches For A New Generation

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-01 02:15

Amid the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camps, a focus more on 'how Jews lived than about how they perished.'

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Italian Cheese Lovers Find Their Bovine Match Through Adopt A Cow

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-01 01:56

The cheeses of the Italian Alps are prized for their flavor. But the tradition of cheese-making here is dying off. Now remaining farmers are banding together around an unusual adoption program.

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To Curb Bear Population, Florida Reinstates Hunting Season

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 14:12

In the past decade, the number of bear-related calls Florida wildlife officials have received has increased by 400 percent. To stop the rise in bear population, officials have agreed to start hunting.

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Is The Battle Won And Done For Those Who Fought For Net Neutrality?

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 12:56

In a 3-2 vote on Feb. 26, the FCC approved new rules, regulating broadband internet as a public utility. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Mat Honan, San Francisco bureau chief for BuzzFeed News, about the political implications of the vote.

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Homeland Security Gets Stopgap Funding, But More Political Battles Loom

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 12:56

Congress will fund the Department of Homeland Security for one more week. Political correspondent Mara Liasson talks with NPR's Arun Rath about the politics of the battles being waged by congressional Republicans.

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