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'Walking The Walk' With Students ... And Screaming Fans

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-25 04:13

When their students are asleep, these teachers are onstage in LA's punk rock scene.

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Piece By Piece, Monks Scramble To Preserve Iraq's Christian History

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-25 04:00

Fleeing ISIS, an order of Dominican monks had to leave much behind. But when Father Najeeb Michaeel helped the Christian community escape, he took one thing with him: a collection of manuscripts.

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Virtual Games Try To Generate Real Empathy For Faraway Conflict

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-25 00:48

A corner of the video game industry is covering the news through immersive experiences. One game transports players into the middle of the Syrian civil war.

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President Obama Welcomed To India With A Significant Hug

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-24 23:18

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the Obamas at the airport in New Delhi, starting off a three-day trip. The leaders are expected to discuss trade, climate change and global terrorism.

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Study Says Creativity Can Flow From Political Correctness

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-24 14:14

There is a common belief that requiring the use of "politically correct" language in the workplace stifles creativity. Researchers decided to see if that notion held up to scrutiny.

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'How Do You Tell Your Kids That You Got Alzheimer's?'

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-24 13:37

Writer Greg O'Brien was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease five years ago. He describes what it was like to hear the news — and break it to his family.

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For U.S. And Cuba, A Slow Walk To Re-Establishing Ties

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-24 13:02

American and Cuban diplomats sat face-to-face in Havana this week for historic talks. NPR's Arun Rath talks with correspondent Carrie Kahn about the U.S. and Cuba re-establishing diplomatic ties.

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Museum Opens Doors, Turns Down Lights For Autistic Kids

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-24 13:02

Loud noises, bright lights and crowded spaces can be painful for children with autism. That often means missing out on museums. Some, like Seattle's Pacific Science Center, are addressing the problem.

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Patriot's Coach: Team 'Followed Rules' On Inflation Of Footballs

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-24 12:09

Bill Belichick says that after an exhaustive investigation he determined that temperature differences between the locker room and the field inadvertently caused the discrepancies.

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Closing Gitmo 'Going To Be Very Difficult,' Hagel Says

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-24 09:22

The outgoing secretary of defense conceded his handling of the Guantanamo Bay detainee issue "hasn't always made me popular in some quarters."

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First Attempt To Lift AirAsia Fuselage Fails

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-24 08:12

Ropes supporting the core piece of wreckage as it was lifted from the sea floor snapped just as the fuselage neared the surface, officials say.

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Japan Vows To Continue Efforts To Free Hostages From ISIS

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-24 06:13

The deadline to pay a $200 million ransom for the lives of Kenji Goto and Haruna Yakaw has passed with no confirmed word from their Islamic State captors.

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Heavy Fighting Resumes In Eastern Ukraine

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-24 04:59

Rebel rocket fire hit an open-air market in the port city of Mariupol, killing at least 15 civilians.

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Facebook Aims To Weed Fakes From Your News Feed

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-24 04:42

No, Macauley Culkin didn't die — that was a fake news story you saw on Facebook. This week, Facebook added a feature for reporting hoaxes. NPR's Laura Sydell explains the details to Scott Simon.

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Foe Of 'Fiscal Waterboarding' Leads As Greek Election Nears

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-24 04:42

Greece could elect an anti-austerity party on Sunday, a development which could trigger another Greek debt crisis.

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Obama To Cut Short India Visit For Stop In Saudi Arabia

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-24 04:10

The president will shave one day from the planned three-day visit to India to make room in his schedule to visit the new Saudi king in Riyadh.

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'What Do I Do?' For Sexual Assault Survivors, An App Has All The Answers

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-24 03:57

The D.C.-based smartphone tool connects people with a ride to the hospital and a team of medical professionals trained in dealing with sexual assault. But students aren't rushing to download the app.

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'En Garde' Takes On New Urgency In A Duel With Machetes

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-24 03:03

The short film 'Papa Machete,' which is having its U.S. premiere this week at Sundance, introduces viewers to a 70-year-old Haitian farmer who's the master of a secret martial arts form.

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Chicago Cubs Legend Ernie Banks, 1st Black Player In Team History, Dies

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-23 21:00

The shortstop known as "Mr. Cub," who began his career in the Negro leagues, hit 512 home runs in his 19 seasons with the team and remained a cherished figure to the team and its fans. He was 83.

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4-Year Prison Term For Colorado Woman Over Plot To Join ISIS

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-23 17:01

When she was arrested, Conley was living in the Denver suburb of Arvada. She told FBI agents that she planned to live with a man in Syria and be a camp nurse for ISIS there.

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