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In A Spanish Enclave, Women Recruit Women To Join ISIS

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

The tiny Spanish territory of Cueta has been the home of an all-female recruiting ring that helped persuade Muslim women to join the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, according to Spanish authorities.

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Jonas Salk's Polio Vaccine Makes A Comeback

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

As it marks its 60th birthday, the injectable vaccine is still critical. It's "needed to end polio for good" is how Carol Pendak of Rotary's Polio Plus program puts it.

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Adventures In Vietnam — Street Food, Love And Taking Chances

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-12 01:27

Journalist Graham Holliday moved to Vietnam in the '90s and immersed himself in the culture through food. That meant getting "a little bit" poisoned, finding the best Bún chả — and meeting his wife.

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Adventures In Vietnam — Street Food, Love And Taking Chances

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-12 01:27

Journalist Graham Holliday moved to Vietnam in the '90s and immersed himself in the culture through food. That meant getting "a little bit" poisoned, finding the best Bún chả — and meeting his wife.

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'Nurse Jackie' Ends As TV's Most Honest Depiction Of Addiction

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-12 01:27

Showtime's dramedy Nurse Jackie begins its final season Sunday. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says the show offers television's most realistic depiction of a high functioning drug addict.

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Newly-Released Texas Inmates Prepare For A Long Ride To Freedom

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-12 01:23

The first steps of freedom from the prison in Huntsville, Texas, lead to the nearby Greyhound bus station.

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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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