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'Nowhere To Go,' Ugandan LGBT Activist Applies For Asylum In U.S.

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-11 13:05

The Ugandan government passed a law criminalizing homosexuality in February. John Abdallah Wambere, a prominent gay rights organizer, says he could face jail or even death if he returns home.

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Shelly Sterling Says She'll 'Absolutely' Fight To Keep Her Half Of Clippers

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-11 12:59

Sterling tells ABC News that she wonders if the NBA would force out a male owner out of league over what a wife might have said. She adds that she intends to divorce Donald Sterling.

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Secretary Of Defense Says Ban On Transgender People Should Be Reviewed

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-11 11:47

Chuck Hagel said the issue is "complicated" because of its medical component, but he's open to reviewing the military's policy.

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Addicted And Pregnant: 'The Most Heart-Wrenching Experience Of My Life'

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-11 09:26

After I got pregnant, I did my best to do what a pregnant woman is supposed to do. I was able to refrain from drug use, but I never stayed away from alcohol for long.

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What Three College Pals Say About Their Dreams In China

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-11 07:50

Beyond the superhighways, gleaming skyscrapers and economic growth, China's young urban adults are often struggling, their dreams unfulfilled, their hopes for a better life elusive.

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As India Votes, Muslims Keep A Wary Eye On The Hindu Frontrunner

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-11 07:46

Monday is the final day of voting in India's six-week election. One big unknown is whether Muslims will vote for Narendra Modi, who is accused of failing to protect them from slaughter in 2002.

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Portraits Of Mothers (And The Children Who Love Them)

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-11 07:34

Mother's Day unfolds with a stream of stunning, emotional and beautiful pictures on social media. Here are some of our favorites.

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Fighting Resumes In South Sudan, Despite Cease-Fire Agreement

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-11 05:46

Two days after signing an agreement to halt fighting, there was conflict in the town of Bentiu. The rebels and the government blamed each other for reneging on the pact.

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Seeds Of Political Engagement? They're Planted Early

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-11 05:03

NPR listeners shared photos of their early political memories and experiences. This is what we learned.

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WATCH: Michael Sam, Boyfriend React To Draft Pick

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-11 03:49

After Sam was drafted by the Rams, he celebrated by kissing his boyfriend. Sam will become the first openly gay player in the NFL.

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Beating The Odds To Become First Female Chief Nuclear Officer

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-11 03:33

There are nine men for every woman in nuclear engineering. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Maria Korsnick, the first female chief nuclear officer in the U.S., about her experience as a woman in the industry.

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U.N. Panel Could Find Vatican Guilty Of Torture

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-11 03:33

This week the Vatican faced a U.N. panel investigating priest sex abuse. The panel called for an end to what it called a Vatican "climate of impunity."

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Plenty Of Women Enter Academic Science. They Just Don't Stay

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-11 03:33

Women are underrepresented in the senior ranks of academic science, but they attend grad school in equal numbers as men. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to science correspondent Joe Palca about the disparity.

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Seperatists Hold Referendum On East Ukraine Independence

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-11 03:33

Pro-Moscow separatists hold their unofficial referendum on independence for eastern Ukraine on Sunday. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to correspondents Corey Flintoff and Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson.

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In Run-Up To Egyptian Election, A Crackdown On Dissent

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-11 03:33

In Egypt, campaign season has kicked off for the presidential election later this month. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to NPR's Leila Fadel from Cairo.

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The Squabble That Never Ends: Britain and Spain Duel Over Gibraltar

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-11 03:33

The Rock of Gibraltar is on a peninsula attached to Spain. It's been sovereign British territory for 301 years, but many Spaniards still say it belongs to them.

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On Income Inequality: A French Economist Vs. An American Capitalist

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-11 01:40

Thomas Piketty says governments must impose heavy taxes to break up concentrations of wealth. Edward Conard says governments should cut taxes to encourage wealthy people to pursue even bigger profits.

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Did Homer Simpson Actually Solve Fermat's Last Theorem? Take A Look

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-11 01:33

Simon Singh spotted the equation on a Homer Simpson blackboard. Had Homer just solved one of the toughest puzzles in math? His solution, crazily, seemed "valid" – so Singh checked Homer's numbers.

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Voting Begins On Independence For Eastern Ukraine

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-11 01:02

Residents of two fractious regions of eastern Ukraine began voting in a controversial referendum over sovereignty from the central government in Kiev.

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