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Compression Clothing: Not The Magic Bullet For Performance

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-29 23:39

Tight elasticized socks, sleeves and T-shirts supposedly make you a better athlete. But alas, science is pouring some cold water on those alluring claims.

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Tony Award-Winning Director Gene Saks Dies At 93

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-29 21:43

Gene Saks teamed with playwright and fellow New Yorker Neil Simon on Broadway and movie productions of such Simon comedies as The Odd Couple and Brighton Beach Memoirs. He died Saturday in New York.

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Michigan State, Duke Join Kentucky, Wisconsin In The Men's Final Four

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-29 15:30

A missed free throw sent Michigan State-Louisville to overtime, where the Cardinals couldn't hang on. Gonzaga hung with Duke but couldn't quite keep up.

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Videos On End-Of-Life Choices Ease Tough Conversation

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-29 13:21

A program in Hawaii aims to reduce the number of older people who spend their final days of life in a hospital. Hawaii has one of the highest rates of hospital deaths for those over age 65 in the U.S.

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Iran, West Said To Be Closing Gap On Nuke Deal As Deadline Looms

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-29 11:29

The two sides are reportedly close to a deal ahead of a Tuesday deadline, but diplomatic sources caution that an agreement could still fall apart.

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Arab League Approves Idea Of Ground Forces For Regional Security

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-29 09:18

The 22-member body agreed in principle to the military force that could be rapidly deployed to regional trouble spots.

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Dozens Killed In Nigerian Election Violence As Polling Continues

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-29 06:07

Boko Haram extremists are being blamed for more than 40 deaths, including one lawmaker, as balloting continues in a closely-fought presidential elections.

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At Palm Sunday Mass, Pope Remembers Germanwings Crash Victims

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-29 05:14

Francis noted that schoolchildren were aboard the aircraft thought to have been deliberately crashed by its co-pilot. The pontiff also paid tribute to "martyrs" killed for their faith.

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Indiana Governor: Lawmakers To 'Clarify' Anti-Gay Law

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-29 04:36

Mike Pence, who signed the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act last week, says he didn't anticipate the level of hostility the law has engendered.

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Afghan Chief Executive: Leaders Set Aside Egos To Rally For Nation

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-29 04:05

Abdullah Abdullah and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, once fierce political rivals, traveled together to Washington last week to undo years of hostility between their predecessor and Obama.

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How Singapore Became One Of The Richest Places On Earth

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-29 03:38

The founder of modern Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, used both free-market principles and strong central planning to transform the tiny former British colony into an economic powerhouse.

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Greek Voters Want Their Government To Show Some Fight

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-29 03:24

The leftist Syriza party swept into office on a promise to stand up to European austerity demands. But the new government has had to soften its tone. Some Greeks worry the party is giving in.

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As Iraqi Forces Press Into Tikrit, Hundreds Of ISIS FIghters Remain

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-29 03:24

Following bombing raids on ISIS targets in Tikrit, Iraqi forces are preparing to retake the strategic city. Correspondent Alice Fordham tells NPR's Rachel Martin about her recent visit to the front.

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Clinton Seeks A 'New Relationship' With The Press

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-29 03:24

Some of Hillary Clinton's most vocal critics are from those in the media. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to correspondent Mara Liasson about Clinton's evolving relationship with the press.

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Ukrainian Protestants Say Religious Intolerance Rising In Donetsk

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-29 03:24

Protestants from the separatist regions of eastern Ukraine say they are being persecuted by the Russian Orthodox Church. Many evangelicals have left because of a crackdown on religious freedom.

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Cheez Whiz Helped Spread Processed Foods. Will It Be Squeezed Out?

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-29 02:44

Turns out, the history of Kraft's dull-orange cheese spread says a lot about the processed food industry — and where it might be headed as Kraft and Heinz merge.

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Heat Tolerant, Tough Teeth, Lots Of Milk — They're Supergoats!

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-29 01:25

A hardy breed is helping farmers in one Kenyan village cope with climate change — and put more food on the table.

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Heat Tolerant, Tough Teeth, Lots Of Milk — They're Supergoats!

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-29 01:25

A hardy breed is helping farmers in one Kenyan village cope with climate change — and put more food on the table.

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Kentucky Is Now Just Two Games Away From Perfect Season

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-28 19:09

It was down to two final free throws, but the Wildcats finally overcame Notre Dame's upset bid in a 68-66 win. They'll go on to face the Wisconsin Badgers in a rematch from last year's Final Four.

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The Cautionary Tale Of A Big-Time Bracket Bust

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-28 14:35

In 2010, police arrested a New Jersey man running an football pool — with a payout totaling nearly $900,000. If you're the one holding money in your office's college basketball pool, take heed.

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