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Cool Atlantic, Warm Pacific Could Mean Few Hurricanes

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-10 10:56

A cool Atlantic Ocean and a mild to moderate El Niño in the Pacific equatorial region has forecasters predicting only four or five Atlantic hurricanes this year.

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Your Wallet: Fast money

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-04-10 09:00

What's the fastest money you've ever made? 100 bucks in under a minute? More?

Tell us your story of making fast cash. Write to us, or tweet us — we're at @MarketplaceWKND.

A Forgotten Generation: Half Of S. Korea's Elderly Live In Poverty

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-10 08:22

In a country known for its tech advances and rapid economic rise, the generation responsible for the growth isn't faring so well. Half of South Korea's seniors live below the poverty line.

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President Obama Spoke To Raul Castro By Phone; Leaders May Meet Today

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-10 08:07

It's only the second time in the past 50 years that the heads of the U.S. and Cuba are known to have spoken. The two leaders are expected to meet Friday, at a regional meeting in Panama.

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Molossia Heads Up Big Micronation Summit In California

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-10 08:05

In the first gathering of its kind, representatives from such micronations as Slabovia and Westarctica will attend Saturday's meeting at the Anaheim Central Library.

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Cooking With Emoji: We're Taking Eggplant Back From The Bros

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-10 06:58

The eggplant emoji has become a favorite of salacious sexters. To rescue its sullied rep, we turn to our emoji keyboards and conjure recipes to highlight the fruit's, ahem, culinary attributes.

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Bundle Of Joyful Microbes: Mom's DNA Alters Baby's Gut Bacteria

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-10 06:40

Babies have a microbe in their gut that prevents infections and helps the immune system. But not all infants get the bacteria at the same time, or in the same amount. Scientists have figured out why.

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Hillary Clinton Expected To Go Small With Big Announcement

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-10 06:39

A source with knowledge of Hillary Clinton's campaign plans says she will announce on Sunday that she's running for president. But don't expect a big campaign rally with thousands of supporters.

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Defeating The Disease That Paralyzed America

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-10 06:33

On April 12, 2015, the world will celebrate the 60th anniversary of Jonas Salk's vaccine that led to the eradication of polio.

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Dog Didn't Bite Man, Blind Pot Customer Tells French Court

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-10 06:32

A blind man who was sold actual grass instead of the grass he was looking for has told a French court that it was he, and not his guide dog, who bit a deceitful dealer.

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Hillary Clinton To Announce Presidential Bid On Sunday

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-10 05:42

NPR has learned that the former first lady and secretary of state will formally announce her plan to seek the Democratic nomination, ending years of speculation about her intentions.

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Pakistan's Parliament Rejects Joining Saudi Coalition In Yemen

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-10 05:06

Lawmakers in Islamabad instead approved a draft resolution calling on the government to play a mediating role in the conflict against the Houthi rebels.

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