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Despite Drama, Oregon GOP Choice Comes Down To Purity, Practicality

Tue, 2014-05-20 13:16

Two Republicans with compelling personal stories, Monica Wehby and Jason Conger, are vying for the chance to unseat Oregon's incumbent Democratic senator, Jeff Merkley.

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Lawmakers Seek Delay On Healthy Lunch Rules For Schools

Tue, 2014-05-20 12:57

Some in Congress want to give schools more time to comply with a new law to limit calories and fat and add more veggies to meals. But nutrition advocates say it would roll back healthy gains for kids.

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Ukraine's Richest Man Pushes Back Against Pro-Moscow Separatists

Tue, 2014-05-20 12:55

There are increasing signs of friction between pro-Moscow separatists and local residents in eastern Ukraine, as some local people demand an end to the violence and lawlessness in the region.

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Twin Car Bombs Kill More Than 100 In Nigeria

Tue, 2014-05-20 12:52

The explosions came about a half-hour apart at a bus terminal and market in the city of Jos. Officials suspect the same militant Islamist group that kidnapped hundreds of schoolgirls last month.

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Big Bang's Ripples: Two Scientists Recall Their Big Discovery

Tue, 2014-05-20 12:42

Fifty years ago today, two astronomers in New Jersey accidentally discovered the Big Bang's afterglow. The roaring space static their hilltop antenna detected came from the birth of the universe.

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In A Bid To End Political Impasse, Thai Army Imposes Martial Law

Tue, 2014-05-20 12:27

Thailand's army imposed martial law overnight, as the country's political crisis continues to deepen. Journalist Michael Sullivan reports on the crisis from Bangkok.

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Brash On The Campaign Trail, Modi Steps Into Parliament Humble

Tue, 2014-05-20 12:27

Narendra Modi made his maiden visit to the halls of India's parliament Tuesday, shortly after being unanimously voted his party's leader. Then, he was off to the presidential palace to receive the invitation to form a government.

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Big Fees For The Big Easy's Poorest Defendents

Tue, 2014-05-20 12:27

In the next installment of an NPR investigation, Joseph Shapiro goes to New Orleans to look at the ways poor people are charged for their public defender in court.

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CIA Announces Plans To End Fake Vaccination Programs

Tue, 2014-05-20 12:24

The phony vaccination programs were used in its spy operations abroad. The decision comes after leaders from U.S. public health schools brought the practice to light.

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Voters Go To Polls On Primary Season's Busiest Day Yet

Tue, 2014-05-20 12:24

In a day packed full of primaries, voters headed to the polls in six states — including three that are expected to have highly competitive Senate races.

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Minnesota Selected As Host Of Super Bowl LII

Tue, 2014-05-20 11:51

The NFL continued its tradition of awarding the big game to teams with newly-built stadiums.

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Global Temperatures Tied Record High Last Month

Tue, 2014-05-20 11:14

Warmer weather in Australia and Siberia helped make last month the hottest April on record, tying levels last seen in 2010. Climate change may be putting landmarks like the Statue of Liberty at risk.

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Coup Or Not, It's Business As Usual For Most Thais

Tue, 2014-05-20 11:08

After the army declared martial law, on the streets of Bangkok, it's mostly soldiers and selfies.

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Federal Judge Strikes Down Pennsylvania's Ban On Gay Marriage

Tue, 2014-05-20 10:41

The ruling comes a day after another federal judge ruled Oregon's ban on gay marriage violated the constitution. Pennsylvania passed the constitutional amendment banning gay marriage in 1996.

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Led Zeppelin Sued Over 'Stairway To Heaven' Guitar Line

Tue, 2014-05-20 10:33

Did a band from Los Angeles get ripped off by Led Zeppelin? That's the claim made in a new lawsuit by representatives of the band Spirit, which played some dates with the British rock legends.

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North Carolina Union Seeks To Enlist College Athletes

Tue, 2014-05-20 10:26

The move comes two months after a National Labor Relations Board ruling that athletes at Northwestern University are school employees and therefore are entitled to form a union.

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25 Years On, Mothers Of Tiananmen Square Dead Seek Answers

Tue, 2014-05-20 09:36

A bullet to the head killed Zhang Xianling's son near Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989. Since then, she has led a group demanding the truth and accountability for those deaths.

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Poll: Yes To Medical Marijuana, Not So Much For Recreational Pot

Tue, 2014-05-20 09:24

Almost half the states have passed laws easing access to marijuana for medical or recreational use. But most Americans have reservations, especially when it comes to access by young people.

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NPR To End 'Tell Me More,' Eliminate 28 Positions

Tue, 2014-05-20 08:28

The moves come as part of the network's effort to eliminate budget deficits. Tell Me More host Michel Martin will remain with NPR.

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G.M. Recalls 2.42 Million Vehicles Over Four Different Issues

Tue, 2014-05-20 07:42

The American auto company has faced intense criticism over its failure to recall more than 2 million vehicles with ignition switch problems linked to at least a dozen deaths.

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