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EPA Seeks 30 Percent Cut In Power Plant Emissions

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 21:21

The Obama administration on Monday will roll out a plan to cut earth-warming pollution from power plants by 30 percent by 2030. The proposal was first reported Sunday by The Wall Street Journal.

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Japanese-American Activist And Malcolm X Ally Dies At 93

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 20:51

Yuri Kochiyama spent two years in an internment camp and helped win reparations for Japanese-Americans. A lifelong champion of civil rights, she had a brief but formative friendship with Malcolm X.

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Curveball: What can't you learn online these days?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Sun, 2014-06-01 20:13
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When A Bullet Misses Its Target, It Can Still Kill

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 15:00

In places where bullets fly regularly, there's a new kind of "duck and cover" lesson for kids. The impact of stray bullets isn't widely studied, but their indiscriminate nature is known all too well.

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Report: NSA Collects Millions Of Photos For Facial Recognition Project

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 10:53

Documents leaked by Edward Snowden show the NSA is scouring emails, text messages, social media, videoconferences and other sources looking for facial-recognition quality photographs.

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A Sisyphean Task Begins As 'Forget' Requests Roll Into Google

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 09:03

Following a European court ruling, the search engine is taking requests to delete personal information. At one point on Friday, Google was getting more than 20 requests a minute.

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In The Midst Of A Historic Lull, Atlantic Hurricane Season Kicks Off

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 08:59

A major hurricane has not made landfall in the United States in for 3,142 days. That's the longest streak going back to 1900.

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What Elections? Syrian Opposition Rejects Assad's Expected Win

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 08:46

President Bashar Assad is sure to win in Tuesday's election. Some opponents are boycotting the vote, airing frustrations through bleak satire. There are signs that others will use violence in protest.

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Co-Owner Of 'Philadelphia Inquirer' Among 7 Killed In Plane Crash

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 05:54

The Atlantic City-bound private jet crashed shortly after it took off from a Massachusetts airfield on Saturday.

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Hagel Defends Trade of Guantanamo Prisoners For U.S. Soldier

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 03:45

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said officials believed Bowe Bergdahl's life was in danger, so the administration had to act quickly. Bergdahl was released after almost five years in captivity.

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Le Pen Victory In France Presents A Paradox For Hollande

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 03:44

In France, the far right's victory in last week's election was one more crisis for President Francois Hollande. Even before the vote, he was rated the most unpopular French president in 50 years.

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For Many Of China's Youth, June 4 May As Well Be Just Another Day

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 03:44

Students were the driving force behind the 1989 pro-democracy protests in Beijing. China's youth now have other worries, the events of 25 years ago forgotten and buried by time and the government.

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Creativity, Dirty Eggs And Vocal Fry: The Week In Science

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 03:44

Science is always churning out weird, funny and fascinating findings. What did we miss this week? NPR's Rachel Martin checks in with science writer Rose Eveleth.

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Did Suicide Bomber Catch The 'Virus Of Jihadism' In Florida?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 03:44

A U.S. citizen who blew himself up in a suicide attack in Syria last week grew up in Florida, according to U.S. officials. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to former FBI Intelligence adviser Philip Mudd.

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Obama To Wield Executive Power To Limit Carbon Emissions

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 03:44

President Obama plans to announce Monday his most ambitious plan yet to combat climate change. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Princeton professor Michael Oppenheimer about the significance of the plan.

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Obama's Europe Trip To Mark Poland, D-Day Anniversaries

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 03:44

President Obama observes two big anniversaries in Europe this week. But White House reporter Scott Horsley tells NPR's Rachel Martin that this trip is more about the future than the past.

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New Orleans Closes Its Last Traditional Schools

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 03:44

Last week, the New Orleans school district became the first all-charter district in the country. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Sarah Carr, a reporter who's been following the city's changing schools.

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POW's Hometown Worked For Years To Bring Him Home

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 03:44

Stefanie O'Neill has been leading the "Bring Bowe Back" campaign in Hailey, Idaho. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to O'Neill about the hometown reaction to POW Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release.

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Taliban Release U.S. Soldier Taken Hostage In 2009

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 03:44

POW Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was freed Saturday after five years in captivity. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to correspondent Sean Carberry in Kabul, Afghanistan, for the latest information.

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Once A Year, Cancer Research News Comes In A Flood, Not A Trickle

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 03:31

The annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology features thousands of presentations but no big news. That's how cancer treatment improves, in small increments.

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