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Mexican Vigilantes Keep Arms Despite Deadline

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-10 03:52

Mexican civilians in Michoacan State have taken up arms to fight the murderous Knights Templar cartel. Saturday is the deadline for vigilantes to register their weapons with the police.

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How Much Can The U.S. Do For Kidnapped Nigerian Girls?

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-10 03:52

The U.S. is advising Nigeria in the search for the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram. But Africa expert Paul Lubeck tells NPR's Scott Simon he doubts the Nigerian government can make good use of the aid.

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On Eve Of Referendum, Many Fear For Ukrainian Economy

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-10 03:52

Sunday's referendum in eastern Ukraine comes as fierce battles are waged in the port city of Mariupol. A vote for independence may calm tensions, but it might also bankrupt the economy.

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Michelle Obama: Nigerian Girls 'Embody The Best Hope For The Future'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-10 03:44

In a Mother's Day address, first lady Michelle Obama said the U.S. is committed to standing up for the girls and their right to an education.

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Tech Week: Target CEO Out, Drones In Question, Apple's Big Deal

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-10 02:07

This week's technology news included the departure of Target's chief in the wake of the chain's data breach, efforts to regulate commercial use of drones and reports Apple may buy Beats Electronics.

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How Loud Is Too Loud? A High-Decibel Debate On Expanding Heathrow

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-10 02:05

Schoolkids under the flight path of London's main airport now play in noise-reducing huts because it's so loud. Yet the airport wants a third runway so it can accommodate more flights.

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With Great Korean Barbecue Comes Great Responsibility

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-10 02:04

The bulgogi beef in Los Angeles' Koreatown might be the best grilled meat you'll ever have. At least, if you know how to place an order. We'll walk you through one important rule.

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With Great Korean Barbecue Comes Great Responsibility

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-10 02:04

The bulgogi beef in Los Angeles' Koreatown might be the best grilled meat you'll ever have. At least, if you know how to place an order. We'll walk you through one important rule.

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Bridging The Cultural Gap With A Mother-In-Law In The Kitchen

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-10 02:03

My Indian mother-in-law and I didn't have an exact recipe to follow as we forged our relationship. At times it seemed like we might never understand each other, but we cooked together.

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The Congresswoman Whose Husband Called Her Home

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-10 01:58

Coya Knutson was the first woman elected to Congress from Minnesota. But the charismatic farmer's daughter saw her political career derailed by one of the worst dirty tricks ever.

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Reports: Hot-Air Balloon Catches Fire In Virginia

NPR News - Fri, 2014-05-09 23:43

A hot-air balloon is believed to have caught fire and crashed in Virginia after colliding with a power line. Eyewitnesses said they saw the balloon in flames and heard screams for help.

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New Rules Aim To Streamline GOP's 2016 Nominating Process

NPR News - Fri, 2014-05-09 16:18

If there are other Herman Cains and Michele Bachmanns out there with 2016 presidential hopes, new RNC rules may make it harder for them to go from "who?" to Republican presidential contenders.

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Judge Strikes Down Arkansas Ban On Gay Marriage

NPR News - Fri, 2014-05-09 14:27

The move clears the way for gay couples to wed in the state. Democratic Attorney General Dustin McDaniel's office is expected to appeal the decision to the state Supreme Court.

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