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Elephants Will Retire From Barnum And Bailey Circus

Sun, 2015-03-08 04:08

Elephants were part of the spectacle ever since an enterprising farmer encountered one of the country's first elephants.

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Seniors Speed-Date In 'Age Of Love'

Sun, 2015-03-08 04:08

In his new documentary, The Age of Love, filmmaker Steven Loring profiled several people between 70 and 90 at a speed dating event in Rochester, N.Y.

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Developers Continue Push To Make Virtual Reality Mainstream

Sun, 2015-03-08 04:08

As virtual reality becomes more lifelike and the technology more consumer friendly, developers continue to push it as the new heart of the video game and movie experience.

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For Women's Day, Group Takes A Messge To The Vatican

Sun, 2015-03-08 04:08

To mark International Women's Day, the Vatican is opening its doors to a group of women pushing for a greater role in the Catholic Church. The organizers hope to raise issues of church inequality.

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Obama Evokes The 'Eternal Struggle' In Selma

Sun, 2015-03-08 04:08

President Obama was in Selma, Ala., for the anniversary of the voting rights march Saturday. Thousands came out to celebrate the moment.

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GOP Hopefuls Do A Balancing Act At Ag Summit

Sun, 2015-03-08 04:08

A parade of Republican presidential hopefuls took turns blasting the Obama administration but showed their differences on energy subsidies at the Iowa Agriculture Summit in Des Moines Saturday.

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Selma Mayor: 'An Awesome Time For Our City'

Sun, 2015-03-08 04:08

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with the mayor of Selma, Ala., George Patrick Evans, about the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday and how the small city is dealing with the international attention.

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Obama In Selma: 'The Race Is Not Yet Won'

Sun, 2015-03-08 04:08

President Obama, declaring in Selma, Ala., that the "march is not yet over," joined other dignitaries to mark the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday and honor veterans of the civil rights movement.

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Why China's Pollution Could Be Behind Our Cold, Snowy Winters

Sun, 2015-03-08 03:03

A video from NASA shows how air pollution moves around the world. So what happens when emissions from Asia blow across the Pacific Ocean to North America?

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A 12-Year-Old Girl Shows Us What It's Really Like To Face TB

Sun, 2015-03-08 03:03

After you hear her story, you'll never think the same way about the disease. That's the goal of Visual Epidemiology, which makes videos about individual battles instead of the big picture.

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Missing Malaysian Jet: Underwater Locator Battery Had Expired

Sun, 2015-03-08 00:12

The first comprehensive report into the mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 revealed Sunday that the battery of an underwater locator beacon had expired more than a year before the plane vanished.

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Movie Chains Balk At Screening New Film While Netflix Debuts It Online

Sat, 2015-03-07 14:31

The streaming service plans to release Beasts Of No Nation, starring Idris Elba, simultaneously in theaters and online. But at least four major movie theater chains won't be showing it.

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Remembering A Golden Era Of Undefeated College Basketball Teams

Sat, 2015-03-07 14:04

If they can pull it off, this year's Kentucky Wildcats would be the first undefeated team in almost 40 years. But back in the 1970s, flirting with perfection was practically routine.

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Boko Haram Reportedly Swears Allegiance To The Islamic State

Sat, 2015-03-07 13:04

The message purporting to be from the Nigerian extremist group was posted to Twitter pledging to follow the Caliph and to obey ISIS "in times of difficulty and prosperity."

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Remembering The Unsung Heroes Of Selma

Sat, 2015-03-07 13:00

Many, including Martin Luther King Jr., John Lewis and Hosea Williams, became household names. Others' stories are not as well known.

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Selma, Half A Century Later

Sat, 2015-03-07 13:00

Thousands of people gathered to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Selma civil rights march. NPR's Arun Rath talks with national correspondent Debbie Elliott in Selma.

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In Vermont, A Hyper-Local Online Forum Brings Neighbors Together

Sat, 2015-03-07 13:00

At a time when many are connected to hundreds, if not thousands, of people on social media, a company called the Front Porch Forum is building smaller networks.

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Supporting A Spouse With Alzheimer's: 'I Don't Get Angry Anymore'

Sat, 2015-03-07 13:00

Mary Catherine O'Brien says when she first married her husband Greg in 1977, he was funny and outgoing. Alzheimer's disease has stolen much of that, she says, but the two are closer than ever.

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Obama: 50 Years After 'Bloody Sunday,' March Is Not Yet Over

Sat, 2015-03-07 11:50

The president, speaking at an event in Selma, Ala., to commemorate the march, said "our union is not yet perfect. But we are getting closer."

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This Just (Flew) In: The Formerly 'Extinct' Jerdon's Babbler

Sat, 2015-03-07 08:23

The sparrow-sized bird, native to Myanmar, hadn't been seen since 1941 when a team of scientists recorded its call and played it back, attracting more of the tan-colored subspecies.

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