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Pretending To Be A Medical Patient Pays Off For This Teen

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 23:14

Gabrielle Nuki hopes to be a doctor someday. So when the 16-year-old found out that she could work as a fake patient helping to train medical students, she jumped at the chance.

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Tony Stewart's Return To Racing After Fatal Incident Ends Early

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 22:17

In his first event since his sprint car struck and killed a fellow driver, Stewart slammed the wall twice and settled for a dismal 41st-place finish at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday.

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Showboat Casino Closes After 27 Years On Atlantic City Boardwalk

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 22:02

It was one of three casinos closing within the next two weeks as Atlantic City deals with the impact of increasing competition from casinos in neighboring states.

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Federal Judge Blocks Enforcement Of Louisiana Abortion Law

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 20:48

Lawyers and advocates disagree over whether the judge's order affects doctors at all five abortion clinics in the state or only those at three clinics whose lawsuit challenges the measure.

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PTSD Goes Largely Untreated In Iraq's Kurdish Region

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 13:40

The U.S. military's attention to PTSD is well-documented but Kurdish fighters living with the same disorder haven't received nearly as much care. Arun Rath talks to journalist Jenna Krajeski.

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Guantanamo Defense Lawyer Resigns, Says U.S. Case Is 'Stacked'

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 13:25

One of the lawyers for self-proclaimed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed resigned from the Army last week. He tells NPR the government is putting on a "show trial."

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Coast Guard Calls Off Search For Small Plane That Crashed In Ocean

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 10:53

The apparently unconscious pilot of the single-engine aircraft drifted into restricted airspace over Washington, prompting F-16s to be scrambled.

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Corvette-Eating Sinkhole Will Be Filled In, Museum Says

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 09:44

When a gaping hole opened up under a clutch of classic cars at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky, the disaster became a favorite exhibit. But the museum's board has decided to fix it, anyway.

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Gaza's Shattered Airport, Once A Symbol Of Sovereignty

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 08:46

The sad spectacle of Gaza's bombed-out airport doesn't deter Palestinians from hoping to someday have another airport of their own.

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Rebels Reportedly Seize Part Of U.S. Embassy Compound In Tripoli

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 07:39

A YouTube video shows a large group of men occupying a building that the U.S. ambassador to Libya says appears to be the embassy's residential annex.

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Hong Kong Activists Protest China's Control Of Leadership Vote

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 07:04

People in the former British colony are angered that a vote for the territory's next chief executive will be from a list of candidates hand-pickled by Beijing.

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Putin Calls For Talks To Consider Statehood For Southeastern Ukraine

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 06:06

The Russian leader said "substantive, meaningful talks" were needed to decide the outcome in the region, while a spokesman clarified that the region should remain part of Ukraine.

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How 'Sassy' Came To Mean Something Both Sweet And Sour

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 06:05

Since the new Lifetime show Girlfriend Intervention has resurrected the tired old cliche of the "sassy black woman," one black woman decided "sassy" needed some scrutiny.

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Iraqi Forces Reportedly Enter Besieged Northern City Of Amerli

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 04:41

The town of Amerli, which includes some 20,000 Shiite Turkmen, has been surrounded by Sunni Islamic State fighters for two months.

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Ebola Prevention Supplies Running Short In Liberia

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 03:46

Liberia is the country hardest hit by the Ebola virus outbreak. Aid is trickling in, but it is not enough. NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks to Wall Street Journal reporter Drew Hinshaw in the capital, Monrovia.

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Study Finds Nothing Special About Breakfast

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 03:46

Maybe we don't need to eat our Wheaties. Linda Wertheimer talks to Emily Dhurandhar, lead author of a study that finds breakfast may not be the most important meal of the day.

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Trial Will Decide Detroit's Fiscal Future

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 03:46

Detroit is preparing to dig itself out of the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. The legal approach Detroit uses to re-create itself will have far-reaching implications for other cities.

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Miami Struggles To Embrace Unaccompanied Immigrants

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 03:46

School districts are beginning to cope with the recent influx of new students from Central America. Many have little education and most are just beginning to learn English.

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U.S. Launches Airstrikes To Help Aid Reach Iraqi Town

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 03:46

On Sunday, Iraqi and Kurdish forces entered the town of Amerli in the north of Iraq, after it had been under siege for two months by the Islamic State.

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Syrian Crisis Complicates U.S.-Iran Nuclear Talks

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 03:46

Iran has announced that it is providing weapons to Kurdish forces to fight the Islamic State. Linda Wertheimer talks to Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

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