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'League Of Their Own' Inspiration Didn't Mind A Dirty Skirt

NPR News - Sun, 2013-12-29 12:00

Baseball legend Lavonne "Pepper" Paire Davis was the inspiration for Geena Davis' character in A League of Their Own. In the 1940s, the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League put young women on the field at a time when they just didn't play ball. Paire Davis died earlier this year at age 88.

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Lebanese Ambassador To U.S. Remembered As A Voice For Moderation

NPR News - Sun, 2013-12-29 11:35

At his funeral in Beirut, Sunnis discussed what Mohamad Chatah's killing means for the future of moderation in Lebanon.

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Years Of Turmoil Weigh On Beirut As Syria Strains Lebanon

NPR News - Sun, 2013-12-29 10:37

Violence from the crisis next door in Syria has been seeping into Lebanon for months. The city is also absorbing a new flood of Syrian refugees. One man who has lived in the city his whole life says it might finally be time to leave.

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Lost In 2013: Three Nobel Scientists Who Saw Something In Us

NPR News - Sun, 2013-12-29 09:20

Three groundbreaking scientists, all of whom won the Nobel Prize for their discoveries, died in 2013. Francois Jacob figured out how genes work. Frederick Sanger, who sequenced the first genome, is one of only four people to win two Nobel Prizes. David Hubel found out how to listen to the brain.

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Abortion Rights Groups Say It's Time To Stop Playing Defense

NPR News - Sun, 2013-12-29 09:03

Activists across the nation want to counter the onslaught of regulations that limit abortions and regulate clinics with new laws that protect access to abortion.

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GOP Leaders Reject Report That Benghazi Wasn't Linked To Al-Qaida

NPR News - Sun, 2013-12-29 08:53

Republicans are casting doubt on a New York Times report that backs the Obama administration's version of events.

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Target's Word May Not Be Enough to Keep Your Stolen PINs Safe

NPR News - Sun, 2013-12-29 08:08

Despite news that hackers stole PIN data from the giant retailer Target during prime buying season, shoppers say they will still use their cards to ring up purchases there. Target says the PINs are encrypted, but security experts say that given time, hackers could still outwit the system.

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Enrollment Through Federal Health Market Surges In December

NPR News - Sun, 2013-12-29 07:03

Almost 1 million people signed up through the federal marketplace in December, the White House said on Sunday. That's the vast majority of the 1.1 million people who have signed up for health care since HealthCare.gov launched on Oct. 1.

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