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Rubio's Path To The Nomination And 3 Obstacles In His Way

NPR News - Mon, 2015-04-13 00:03

The junior Florida Republican senator is expected to jump into the race for the presidency Monday. He has some strengths but also hurdles to overcome.

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Britain Backs Away From World Stage In Lead-Up To Elections

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-12 23:50

As the U.K. heads into elections, its role on the world stage is shrinking. Foreign policy is barely an issue for British voters, as the country remains focused almost entirely on domestic issues.

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Gay Marriage

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-12 23:32

Across the United States, there has been a sea change in public opinion on the issue of same-sex marriage. But that's not the whole story — as NPR's David Greene found on a trip to North Dakota.

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Why Some Doctors Are Hesitant To Screen Smokers For Lung Cancer

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-12 23:30

Medicare now pays for some long-term smokers to get an annual lung cancer screening test. These scans could save thousands of lives each year, but some doctors still worry risks outweigh benefits.

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In Pennsylvania, Employment Booms Amid Oil And Natural Gas Bust

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-12 23:29

While oil and natural gas prices are great for the wallet, they're leading to layoffs. NPR visits Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale region, which is still seeing a growth in high-paying natural gas jobs.

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For Some Superstorm Sandy Victims, The Government Wants Its Money Back

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-12 23:29

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is demanding that more than 3,600 people pay back almost $24 million in disaster grants they were given years ago in error.

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The Hidden Cost Of Mammograms: More Testing And Overtreatment

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-12 23:27

Each year the U.S. spends billions of dollars on unnecessary tests and treatments that result from inaccurate mammograms, some scientists say. They're calling for more selective screening.

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Video Records White Deputy's Comments After Black Man's Fatal Shooting

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-12 22:04

The video shows the encounter of a black suspect with a white reserve sheriff's deputy who police said thought he had a stun gun instead of a handgun when he shot the man during an arrest in Oklahoma.

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1 Person Killed At High-Speed Disney World Racing Attraction

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-12 21:54

The attraction lets racecar fans be drivers or passengers in luxurious cars such as Lamborghinis, Porsches or Ferraris.

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Clinton Announces Presidential Campaign, Hops In A Van To Iowa

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-12 18:21

The former first lady, protected by Secret Service for 20 years, and the former secretary of state, who logged the most miles traveled ever, is headed to Iowa... in a van she calls her "Scooby" van.

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Discovery Gives New Ending To A Death At The Civil War's Close

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-12 13:23

Hannah Reynolds, a slave, was the only civilian killed in the Battle of Appomattox Court House during the Civil War. A new discovery suggests, contrary to earlier belief, that she died a free woman.

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Hillary Clinton, Polarizing Or Misunderstood, Jumps Into Race For President

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-12 11:26

As Clinton launches into her second presidential campaign, she'll be re-introducing herself to voters who largely think they have her figured out.

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It's Official: Hillary Clinton Announces Presidential Run

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-12 11:11

Clinton, a former secretary of state, U.S. senator from New York and first lady, is the first Democrat to officially announce a presidential run — and she's by far the favorite to win the nomination.

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Stephen Hawking Covers Monty Python's 'Galaxy Song'

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-12 06:49

The renowned physicist is featured in a soon-to-be-released video of the classic song from the 1983 film The Meaning of Life.

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Once The Cream Of The Crop, Zynga Zigzags To Adapt To Mobile

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-12 05:21

Zynga's former CEO is back, less than two years after leaving the company he founded. The company had a smash hit with Farmville on Facebook, but has struggled to stay current in new markets.

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Australia To Stop Payments To Families Who Refuse Child Vaccinations

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-12 05:20

Prime Minister Tony Abbott says that starting in 2016, welfare and other assistance will be cut off to families that take a "conscientious objector" exemption to avoid immunizations.

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Pope Marks Killing Of Armenians In World War I, Calling It Genocide

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-12 04:28

Most non-Turkish scholars believe the deaths of 1.5 million Armenians were part of a systematic slaughter carried out by Ottoman Turks beginning in 1915.

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What Could Go Wrong When Doctors Treat Their Own Kids?

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-12 04:03

There's a general rule against doctors treating family members and friends. The relationships can cloud their judgment. But the perils don't stop many doctors from trying.

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Clinton To Roll Out Her Campaign On The Small Stage

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-12 03:19

Hillary Clinton is expected to announce Sunday that she is formally a candidate for president. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to NPR's Tamara Keith, who will be covering Clinton's 2016 campaign.

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With Few Choices, Gaza Family Makes Bombed-Out Shell Its Home

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-12 03:19

The war between Israel and Hamas completely destroyed nearly 10,000 homes in Gaza. Not one has been rebuilt. Others, like the Otaish family, are cramming into the rubble-strewn rooms that remain.

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