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Frustrated With Congress, IMF Heads Leave D.C. With Budding Idea

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-13 06:20

The U.S., the IMF's most powerful member, has refused to sign off on reforms. On Saturday, global leaders suggested the IMF would turn to other options if Congress doesn't act by year's end.

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Climate Change Adjustments Must Be Fast And Major, U.N. Panel Says

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-13 05:40

Greenhouse gas emissions will have to drop 40 to 70 percent by 2050 — and then drop even more, to nearly zero by the end of this century — a new U.N. report says.

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'Mad Men' Returns, Full Of Footnotes

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-13 05:24

Taking apart Mad Men has become a popular hobby among many Sunday-night analysts. As it enters its seventh season, it seems more self-aware than ever.

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New Claims Of Poison Gas Attack In Syria

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-13 05:24

Both sides in Syria's bloody civil war said Saturday that a rural village fell victim to a poison gas attack, amid an ongoing international effort to rid the country of chemical weapons.

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Pope Francis Poses For Selfies With Crowd At St. Peter's

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-13 04:43

After speaking to a large Palm Sunday crowd, Pope Francis moved through the audience in his popemobile — and then got out of the vehicle to greet the faithful and pose for photos.

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Ukraine Says An Officer Died In Battle With Pro-Russian Forces

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-13 04:05

A Ukrainian Security Service officer has been killed and five others wounded in the eastern city of Slovyansk, officials from Ukraine's interim government said Sunday.

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Drug Courts Help Addicts Recover — But May Cost Them Their Rights

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-13 03:33

Drug courts were established 25 years ago, transforming the legal response to drug addicts. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to West Huddleston, CEO of an association of drug court professionals.

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Lawmaker Says U.S. Must Go Beyond Sanctions With Russia

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-13 03:33

After Russia took over Crimea last month, the U.S. passed economic sanctions against Russia. But Republican Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, says that is not good enough.

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Putin Could Send Europe Scrambling For Energy Sources

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-13 03:33

As Russian President Putin threatens to disrupt Europe's natural gas supplies, energy expert Jonathan Stern tells NPR's Rachel Martin that the continent has no short-term alternative to Russian gas.

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Evidence Against Boston Bombing Suspect Is Plentiful

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-13 03:33

As the anniversary of last year's marathon bombing approaches, NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with correspondent Carrie Johnson about the investigation and legal wrangling yet to come.

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Armed Pro-Russian Men Hold Police Station In Eastern Ukraine

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-13 03:33

In Ukraine, special forces are trying to take back the city of Slovyansk from encroaching pro-Russian militants. Correspondent Ari Shapiro gives NPR's Rachel Martin the latest.

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Ukrainian Minister: Security Officer Killed, 5 Wounded In Gunfight

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-13 01:51

Ukraine's interior minister says one security officer has been killed and five others have been wounded in a gunfight with pro-Russian militia.

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My Journey From Homeless Drug Addict To Magna Cum Laude

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-13 01:09

"I went after my recovery like I did my drugs and found I was able to accomplish anything I truly wanted," says Daney Hill, who now works with addicted and imprisoned mothers.

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A Love Letter To Matzo: Why The Holey Cracker Is A Crunch Above

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-13 00:45

Plain, dry matzo tends to have a reputation for tastelessness. But Dan Pashman, host of the food podcast and blog The Sporkful, argues that the crunchy cracker is a culinary marvel.

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A Love Letter To Matzo: Why The Holey Cracker Is A Crunch Above

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-13 00:45

Plain, dry matzo tends to have a reputation for tastelessness. But Dan Pashman, host of the food podcast and blog The Sporkful, argues that the crunchy cracker is a culinary marvel.

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Statue Of A Homeless Jesus Startles A Wealthy Community

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-13 00:43

The bronze sculpture depicting Jesus huddled under a blanket on a park bench has provoked praise and complaints — and a call to the police — in its new North Carolina neighborhood.

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Pray Or Prey? Cameroon's Pentecostal Churches Face Crackdown

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-13 00:43

Hundreds of Pentecostal churches have cropped up in Cameroon in the past decade. Now, the government is shutting some down, targeting churches that it says take advantage of poor, desperate people.

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By Helping Gay Athletes, Group Hopes To Refocus On Talent

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-12 14:26

This week, Derrick Gordon became the first openly gay player in NCAA Division 1 basketball. You Can Play, the organization that helped him through the process, wants to be irrelevant eventually.

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U.S. Agency Backs Down In Standoff With Cattle Rancher

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-12 13:10

A Nevada rancher whose cattle were seized over his refusal to pay grazing fees for the use of federally protected land seems to have won at least a reprieve in his fight against the government.

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When Your Child's Food Allergies Are A Matter Of Life And Death

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-12 13:09

Laurel Francoeur's son has multiple severe allergies. This means keeping certain items out of the house and calling ahead to restaurants. It also means tough talks with her son and other parents.

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