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Bombing Survivors Face A World That Still Feels Out Of Control

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-14 23:40

Martha and Alvaro Galvis were wounded in 2013's bombing of the Boston Marathon. One of the hardest things to deal with, they say, is the feeling that something random and scary could happen again.

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Redistribute California's Water? Not Without A Fight

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-14 23:35

What's a fair way to divide up California's scarce water? The current system relies heavily on history: Some farmers will get water, others won't, simply based on when their land was first irrigated.

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Historian: John Wilkes Booth Not A Deranged Lone Madman

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-14 23:34

On the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln's death, historian Terry Alford explores John Wilkes Booth's life and how the assassination affected his family.

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The All-Work, No-Play Culture Of South Korean Education

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-14 23:34

A new report finds South Korean students feel greater stress than those in any other developed nation. The country weighs the relentless pressure it places on studying and exams.

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From Horses To High Rises: An Insider 'Unmasks' China's Economic Rise

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-14 23:33

Over the past 25 years, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson watched China turn into the world's second largest economy. He explains what could halt the country's massive growth.

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Congress Approves Longer-Term Fix For Medicare Reimbursements

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-14 20:41

Eight senators, all Republicans, voted against the bill because funding has not been fully allocated for its $214 billion cost. President Obama says he will sign it.

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SpaceX Launches Successfully, But Rocket Doesn't Survive

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-14 14:37

The Dragon spacecraft heads to the International Space Station on a routine resupply mission. What wasn't routine was the attempt to land the spent rocket on a floating barge in the Atlantic Ocean.

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Iraqi Leader Visits Washington Looking For Help In Fight Against Islamic State

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-14 14:09

Iraq's prime minister is trying to drum up military support against the self-proclaimed Islamic State, which controls parts of his country. He is also looking for billions of dollars in loans.

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Drone Strike Reportedly Kills Al-Qaida Leader In Yemen

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-14 13:53

Ibrahim al-Rubaish was a prominent al-Qaida cleric who was released from Guantanamo Bay in 2006. He had a $5 million bounty on his head.

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How AeroPress Fans Are Hacking Their Way To A Better Cup Of Coffee

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-14 13:38

Coffee aficionados say the simple, syringe-like device makes exceptional espresso and allows for countless variations on the perfect cup. Not surprising, given that its inventor is a serial tinkerer.

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When Rates Turn Negative, Banks Pay Customers To Borrow

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-14 13:26

European interest rates are being pushed so low — to less than zero — that some banks are paying borrowers to take loans. Such low rates are aimed at boosting Europe's economy, but there are risks.

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