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At Summit, All Eyes On Meeting Between Obama And Castro

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-11 14:08

Leaders of the Western Hemisphere are wrapping up the Summit of the Americas. A meeting between President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro has been the most anticipated moment of the conference.

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As Scott Family Reels From Police Shooting, Hundreds Turn Out For Funeral

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-11 14:08

A funeral was held Saturday in North Charleston, S.C., for Walter Scott, the man shot and killed while fleeing a police officer. That officer, Michael Slager, has been fired and charged with murder.

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Trapped In Yemen's 'Armageddon,' An American Made A Dangerous Escape

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-11 14:08

Shortly after Saudi airstrikes began in Yemen, an American importer realized he was stuck in a war zone. Only with some quick thinking — and a tiny boat — did he narrowly escape back to the U.S.

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Federal Government Protects Bat, Angers Industry

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-11 14:08

The northern long-eared bat has been designated as a threatened species, triggering new regulations to protect it. But oil and gas and agriculture organizations say those new rules will hurt them.

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As Diplomatic Thaw Settles In, Currency Crisis Looms In Cuba

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-11 14:08

Writer Patrick Symmes traces the roots of Cuba's two-currency system — and the potential fallout when that system will be eliminated sometime in the next year.

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U.S. Capitol Briefly Placed On Lockdown Amid Apparent Suicide

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-11 12:49

Police say a gunman was "neutralized" by a self-inflicted wound. No one else was reported to have been hurt in the incident, which occurred amid Washington, D.C.'s annual Cherry Blossom festival.

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Eating To Break 100: Longevity Diet Tips From The Blue Zones

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-11 12:14

The centenarians living in Blue Zones aren't drinking Ensure or eating chocolate ice cream. Instead, many are drinking wine, and all are eating beans. But living to 100 isn't just about diet.

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Part Of Fishing Boat Destroyed In Japan Tsunami Appears Off Oregon

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-11 10:27

The 30-foot piece of the commercial trawler was found Thursday floating off the Ona beach about 65 northwest of Eugene.

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Egyptian Court Sentences U.S. Citizen To Life In Prison

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-11 07:32

Mohamed Soltan, 27, was among 36 defendants sentenced to life in prison. Fourteen others, including the leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, received death sentences.

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Thai Tourist Island Rocked By Car Bomb

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-11 05:47

The explosion in the southern tourist island of Samui slightly wounded seven people. The government has blamed the activists opposed to the country's ruling junta.

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Students Push College Fossil Fuel Divestment To Stigmatize Industry

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-11 04:55

As a way to fight climate change, students at hundreds of campuses are pushing their colleges to divest from fossil fuels with sit-ins. But critics say divestment is the wrong tactic.

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Kansas Man Arrested Alleged ISIS-Inspired Bomb Plot

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-11 04:46

The FBI conducted a sting operation in which the alleged would-be bomber, 20-year-old John T. Booker Jr., was provided inert bomb-making materials.

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Obama, Castro Shake Hands Ahead Of Historic Meeting Saturday

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-11 04:16

In a moment some have looked forward to for more than 50 years, the presidents of the U.S. and Cuba met at the annual Summit of the Americas.

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Historic Meeting Expected Between Obama, Castro At Americas Summit

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-11 04:15

The two leaders are expected to meet on the sidelines of the gathering in Panama City.

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Colorado Deals Inmates A New Deck Of Cards

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-11 04:06

Colorado is the latest state to issue playing cards bearing photos of victims from unsolved crimes in the hopes that prisoners might generate fresh leads.

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