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In New Orleans, Young Lives Adrift

Sat, 2015-04-18 04:03

Among U.S. cities, New Orleans has the third-highest rate of young people who are neither in school nor working. Craig Adams Jr. is trying not to be one of them.

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In Panama, Restoring Streets And Street-Gangs Together

Sat, 2015-04-18 03:30

Like its Central American neighbors, Panama is dealing with a rise in gangs. One hotel developer has taken on several of the gangs in his neighborhood, offering them rehabilitation, jobs and hope.

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In Panama, Restoring Streets And Reforming Gangs At The Same Time

Sat, 2015-04-18 03:30

Like its Central American neighbors, Panama is dealing with a rise in gangs, but a hotel developer has taken on several of the gangs in his neighborhood, offering them rehabilitation, jobs and hope.

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Global Bankers Meet To Resolve A Two-Speed World Economy

Sat, 2015-04-18 03:30

The IMF and World Bank meet this weekend. Likely on the agenda: the Iran deal, ISIS and Russia. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks with Foreign Policy's David Rothkopf about the state of the global economy.

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Latest Mediterranean Incident Highlights Italy's Migrant Crisis

Sat, 2015-04-18 03:30

Italian police detained 15 Muslim migrants this week accused of throwing 12 Christians off a smuggling vessel in the Mediterranean because of their faith.

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20 Years Later, Oklahoma City Bombing Victims Fight Stigmas

Sat, 2015-04-18 03:30

Twenty years after the Oklahoma City bombing, nearly one in four survivors has markers for PTSD. Counselors are still opening up new cases for first responders as a result of the bombing.

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Frustrations Fuel Violence Against Immigrants In South Africa

Sat, 2015-04-18 03:30

Mobs with machetes attacked immigrants in Durban, South Africa, Thursday, hoping to drive out foreigners looking for work. NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with the BBC's Milton Nkosi about the attacks.

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As Greeks And Germans Negotiate Debt, Reparations Issues Resurface

Sat, 2015-04-18 03:30

Greece says Germany owes it billions of dollars for its World War II occupation by the Nazis. The German government says it has already paid, but some Germans feel more should be done.

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From Losers To Possible Kingmakers, A Scottish Party Come Back Strong

Sat, 2015-04-18 01:16

No party is expected to win a majority in the upcoming U.K. elections. That means the Scottish National Party, after losing a vote on independence last year, could determine the country's next leader.

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In 'Song Of Lahore,' A Race To Revive Pakistani Classical Music

Sat, 2015-04-18 00:56

In 1977, classical music virtually died in Pakistan when the government banned live concerts. Seven musicians are working to bring the art back, and a film premiering Saturday documents their quest.

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The Cat-And-Mouse Game Of The Great Clinton Chase, Iowa Edition

Sat, 2015-04-18 00:03

Hillary Clinton's campaign went to great lengths to keep her events in Iowa this week intimate. That's easier said than done when the candidate is one of the world's most famous politicians.

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Michigan Billionaire And Mall Developer A. Alfred Taubman Dies

Fri, 2015-04-17 23:02

Taubman's philanthropy and business success — including weaving the enclosed shopping mall into American culture — was clouded by a criminal conviction late in his career. He was 91.

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Suicide Attack Kills Dozens At Afghanistan Bank

Fri, 2015-04-17 22:51

A suicide bomb attack on a bank branch in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad has killed at least 30 people and wounded more than 80, officials said.

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On Links As In Life, D.C. Bipartisan Relations Are Deep In The Rough

Fri, 2015-04-17 18:05

Golf is a sport that's been enjoyed by both Democrats and Republicans through the decades, but bipartisan golf outings may be disappearing like a shanked tee shot into a water hazard.

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A Ticking Clock Threatens Obama's Immigration Plan

Fri, 2015-04-17 16:48

A New Orleans federal appeals court case may determine whether the President can implement his immigration plan before his term is up.

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How The Food Industry Relies On Scientists With Big Tobacco Ties

Fri, 2015-04-17 14:38

Critics of the system that ushers food products to market say it is rife with conflicts of interest. When scientists depend on food companies for work, they may be less likely to contest food safety.

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Hillary Clinton Supports Amendment To Get Hidden Money Out Of Politics

Fri, 2015-04-17 13:57

Clinton called campaign finance reform one of the "four big fights" of her campaign. But does this idea of a constitutional amendment to restrict or eliminate big money stand a chance?

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Oklahoma Approves Nitrogen Asphyxiation For Executions

Fri, 2015-04-17 13:57

The new method was proposed after the botched execution by lethal injection last year of an Oklahoma inmate.

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Hillary Clinton Supports Amendment To Get Hidden Money Out Of Politics

Fri, 2015-04-17 13:57

Clinton called campaign finance reform one of the "four big fights" of her campaign. But does this idea of a constitutional amendment to restrict or eliminate big money stand a chance?

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First-Place Fake-Out: Woman Who Didn't Run Marathon Stripped Of Title

Fri, 2015-04-17 13:20

Race officials say Kendall Schler faked her win at last Sunday's GO! St. Louis race. They say she also cheated in last year's race where she finished third.

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