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Should Doctors Participate In Executions?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-04 03:36

The botched execution in Oklahoma last week led to questions about medical oversight during lethal injections. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Ty Alper, a lawyer who has represented death row inmates.

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Under Fire, Maryland Dealer Drops Plans To Sell Smart Gun

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-04 03:36

A Maryland gun shop owner has backed off on a plan to sell the nation's first smart gun after receiving death threats and protests from gun rights advocates.

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Saving The World's Babies Simply Starts At Birth

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-04 01:11

There has been great progress in improving the health of most young kids, but newborns have not seen the same success. Researchers know the main causes of death. The challenge now is combating them.

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Saving The World's Babies Simply Starts Before Birth

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-04 01:11

There has been great progress in improving the health of most young kids, but newborns have not seen the same success. Researchers know the main causes of death. The challenge now is combating them.

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Listen To These Lovely Cats. No, Actually, Don't

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-04 01:05

They are so sleek, so graceful, with such gorgeous eyes, tufted ears — but then they speak. And you think, "Oh no! Why? Why?"

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A Window To Executions: How To Cover Death For A Living

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-04 01:05

Michael Graczyk has been witnessing and writing about executions in Texas for 30 years as a criminal justice reporter for The Associated Press. One challenge, he says, is not falling into a formula.

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Obama Cracks Wise At White House Correspondents Dinner

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-03 22:31

The president's punchlines spared no one, least of all himself, at the annual schmooze-fest for political bigwigs and Hollywood A-listers.

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California Chrome Wins The Kentucky Derby

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-03 14:44

The horse was the favorite going into the 140th running of the Derby, despite quirks that set him apart from his more traditional competitors.

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Playing Matchmaker To Empty Jobs And Those Seeking Them

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-03 14:04

Hundreds of thousands are out of work, yet employers say they struggle to fill positions. Oil refineries in L.A. often have temporary work, but even entry-level jobs require specialized training.

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Russia Condemns Ukraine With Comparisons To Nazis

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-03 13:19

Russia is calling the the Ukrainian military action a "punitive operation," language that was previously employed for Nazi atrocities carried out in World War II.

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GM Fuel Gauge Recall Affects Thousands Of SUVs

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-03 12:32

The defective fuel gauges can give drivers little or no warning their vehicle is at risk of running out of gas. GM says the readings can be off by as much as a quarter of a tank.

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OSCE Observers Held In Ukraine Released

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-03 12:23

OSCE observers held in Ukraine released

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Deadly Virus Sparks French Ban On Live Pigs From U.S.

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-03 09:47

France has halted imports of live pigs and related products from the U.S. in an attempt to stymie a virus that's killed millions of piglets in North America and Asia.

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