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Fighting For Rwanda's Justice In France

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-06 14:29

The first Rwandan genocide trial to take place in France sent a man to prison for 25 years last month. Dafroza Gauthier and her organization helped make that conviction possible.

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'Deltopia' Spring Break Party Morphs Into Riot In Santa Barbara

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-06 13:09

After the annual Deltopia party near the University of California, Santa Barbara turned violent last night. Hundreds of law enforcement officers were sent and there were more than 100 arrests.

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Keeping Robots In Line With The Law

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-06 12:59

Attendees at the annual We Robot conference are peering into the future, pondering questions like, do robots have rights? What kinds of laws do we need to regulate unmanned drones?

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How Abandonment In Rwandan Genocide Changed Peacekeepers' Role

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-06 12:59

A key moment in the butchery occurred at the Ecole Technique Officielle. Thousands of Tutsis sheltering there were left to fight for survival after the school was abandoned by Belgian peacekeepers.

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Obama Is Poised To Sign Executive Order On Equal Pay And Contractors

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-06 12:20

Seeking to advance the cause of equal pay for women, President Obama plans to sign am executive order Tuesday barring federal contractors from retaliating against employees who compare salaries.

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As Man Faces Off With Nature More Often, U.S. Agency Scrutinized

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-06 09:36

The Wildlife Service mission is to mitigate conflict between humans and wildlife. But critics, including members of Congress, say the agency uses cruel methods and is not transparent enough.

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Simple Blood Test To Spot Early Lung Cancer Getting Closer

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-06 09:22

Several scientific teams are developing sensitive tests for tumor DNA that, when perfected, could be used to diagnose cancer earlier, and more closely monitor the response to treatment.

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Women's Final Four: Powerhouse Teams Match Up

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-06 09:00

The undefeated Connecticut and Notre Dame could meet in a record-setting final Tuesday, if they can get past Stanford and Maryland, respectively, today. All four programs have won past titles.

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Since Genocide, Rwanda's Women Have Helped Lead The Recovery

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-06 08:19

Women made up 70 percent of Rwanda's population after the genocide in 1994. They joined politics in unprecedented numbers, helping to form a more equitable society. Still, there's much more to do.

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It's Kentucky Vs. UConn For NCAA Championship

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-06 07:22

The NCAA tournament is down to two unlikely but familiar finalists. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Slate's Mike Pesca for his take on Monday's championship game.

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Atlanta Archbishop Will Sell Mansion Built With Church Money

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-06 07:18

Months after moving in, Archbishop Wilton Gregory says he'll move out of a $2.2 million mansion. Parishioners had expressed anger over his building a Tudor-style mansion in a pricey neighborhood.

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UConn To Face Kentucky In NCAA Final

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

The matchup is set for Monday's men's NCAA basketball championship. The Connecticut Huskies will take on the Kentucky Wildcats.

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After Scandal, Barcelona Football Club Banned From Trades

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

The Barcelona soccer club has been banned from trading for 14 months for signing overseas players under 18 years old, against FIFA rules. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with soccer reporter Ashish Sharma.

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AP Photographer Killed In Afghanistan Was Full Of Laughter

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

Anja Niedringhaus was killed last week in an attack by an Afghan police commander. She was in Khost province covering the run-up to Saturday's presidential election.

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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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