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Both Sides Dig In Their Heels Over Crimea Crisis

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-06 06:42

Ukraine shares a long history with Russia, but the latest crisis is driving a wedge between the two countries and reinforcing a sense of national identity among many Ukrainians.

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Fort Hood Shooting Reopened Wounds At Trauma Unit

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-06 06:42

Fort Hood shooting victims were taken last week to the Scott and White Memorial Hospital, the same one that victims of the 2009 shooting. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with trauma director Matthew Davis.

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Japan Releases Inmate After Nearly A Half-Century On Death Row

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-06 06:42

A court in Japan recently released Iwao Hakamada, thought to be the world's longest-serving death row inmate. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with David Johnson, an expert on Japan's legal system.

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Peter Matthiessen, Co-Founder Of The Paris Review, Dies At 86

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-06 06:33

Matthiessen was a spy, a naturalist, a well-regarded activist and a three-time winner of the National Book Award — for both fiction and nonfiction. He died of acute myeloid leukemia.

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Mudslide Tragedy: Donations Outpace Capacity In Oso

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-06 06:31

It's been two weeks since a mudslide came down on a tiny mountain community in Washington. The disaster prompted an outpouring of donations; now local officials are asking only for monetary gifts.

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Search For Flight MH370: Ship Detects Pulse Signal Again

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-06 05:53

Ships and search planes are being sent to investigate a pulse signal that a Chinese patrol ship picked up twice this weekend, says the head of the search effort for a Malaysia Airlines jet.

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Peter Matthiessen Dies At 86; Wrote Of Travels In The Natural World

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-06 04:26

Author Peter Matthiessen, who used fiction and nonfiction to explore how man relates to nature, has died at 86. The revered naturalist and novelist had been suffering from leukemia.

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Student Debt Weighs Down Women More. Blame The Wage Gap

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-06 01:18

College costs the same for both genders, but women spend a higher portion of their salaries on paying off debt than men because they make less. It starts as soon as they enter the workforce.

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If A Picture's Worth 1,000 Words, Could It Help You Floss?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-06 01:17

It's hard to get people to change their health behaviors for the better. Would putting drawings of simple health truisms on a pack of cards help? One creative tech geek wants to find out.

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Signal Detected By Chinese Ship Consistent With Aircraft Black Box

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-05 20:56

Officials on Sunday were trying to confirm whether a "pulse signal" reportedly picked up by a Chinese ship in the Indian Ocean came from the missing Malaysian jetliner.

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Author, Environmentalist Peter Matthiessen Has Died

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-05 17:04

Peter Matthiessen's publisher says he died Saturday after being ill "for some months." He had been diagnosed with leukemia. Matthiesen was 86.

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Kentucky To Play UConn In NCAA Final

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-05 16:50

The eighth-seeded Wildcats will face the seventh-seeded Huskies in an unlikely NCAA title matchup Monday with the highest combined rankings in tournament history.

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Americans Are On The Move, But In The Wrong Direction

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-05 15:05

People are having a harder time moving toward the places with the most economic opportunity. High cost of living is driving them to cheaper places, where job options are more limited.

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An Astronaut Asks: What Does This Cloud Look Like?

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-05 12:26

The image comes from Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, who gained fans last year when he tweeted photos and messages about his stint on the International Space Station.

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Dispute Came Before Fort Hood Shooting, Witnesses Say

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-05 11:35

The soldier who is believed to have killed three others in a shooting spree at Fort Hood, Texas, reportedly argued with fellow soldiers over paperwork shortly before violence erupted.

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NCAA Men's Final Four: Showdown In Texas

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-05 09:46

There are only four teams left in the men's NCAA bracket, as Kentucky, Connecticut, Florida, and Wisconsin vie for spots in Monday night's title game.

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Emergency Docs More Likely To Miss Signs Of Stroke In The Young

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-05 09:10

About 13 percent of people admitted to hospitals with a stroke diagnosis had visited the ER weeks earlier with complaints of headaches and dizziness that doctors mistakenly thought benign.

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Ban On Stores' Late Hours Is Lawful, French Court Says

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-05 08:29

Cosmetics retailer Sephora had hoped to keep its top Paris store open until midnight. Instead, the shop must observe the traditional closing time of 9 p.m.

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With Enrollee Goal Met, Obamacare Still Faces Political Trial

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-05 08:24

The Affordable Care Act's poll numbers may rise now that seven million more Americans have a stake in its survival. Yet even a small number of people can still make trouble for the law.

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Chinese Ship Reportedly Detects 'Pulse Signal' In Search For Airliner

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-05 04:35

A search ship has detected an ultrasonic pulse on a frequency used by black box recorders, according to China's state-run Xinhua news agency.

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