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#NPRreads: From Supreme Court Justice To The Notorious R.B.G.

Fri, 2015-03-20 10:02

For your weekend, here are four recommendations: How Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg became an Internet meme, how "The Great Wave" went viral, a profile of Hugh Hewitt and why 4Chan's founder walked away.

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Some Anxiety, But No Slowdown For North Dakota Oil Boom Town

Fri, 2015-03-20 09:42

Low oil prices have led to a drop in drilling, but not as much as you might expect. In some parts of the state's Bakken oil patch, production continues at a feverish pace.

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Nation's Oldest Female Veteran Dies At 108

Fri, 2015-03-20 09:25

Lucy Coffey joined the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps. two years after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor.

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The Time A Cartoonist Was Told To 'Lighten Up' A Character

Fri, 2015-03-20 09:22

Artist Ronald Wimberly uses a cartoon essay to tell us this story: He was drawing a Marvel character who's Mexican and African-American, so he drew her brown. But his editor had different ideas.

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Interior Dept. Issues New Fracking Rules For Federal Lands

Fri, 2015-03-20 09:03

The regulations, which go into effect in 90 days, establishes safety measures for wells and for drilling companies to publicly disclose chemicals used in the process.

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Iran Nuclear Talks On Pause As Deadline Looms

Fri, 2015-03-20 08:52

With just days left before a self-imposed deadline to reach a framework agreement, stubborn gaps remain on an array of key issues.

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Nigeria's President Hopes To Push Back Boko Haram In A Month

Fri, 2015-03-20 07:47

Facing reelection in a week, Goodluck Jonathan says he thinks that all the territory seized by the extremist group can be retaken.

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Solar Eclipse Wows Parts Of Europe, Middle East And Russia

Fri, 2015-03-20 06:28

The eclipse, total in some areas far north and partial for many others, lasted about 2 1/2 hours and was visible from South America To Asia.

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On Happiness Day, 6 Nepalis Tell How To Not Worry And Be Happy

Fri, 2015-03-20 05:19

Nepal is a poor country. Unemployment is high. Politics is a mess. But as one resident puts it, "[We] have the ability to be happy about how unhappy we are."

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Mosque Attacks In Yemen Kill Dozens

Fri, 2015-03-20 05:12

Suicide bombers struck at two Shiite mosques said to be frequented by supporters of the country's Houthi rebel movement.

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Despite A Wave Of Data Breaches, Fed Says Patient Privacy Isn't Dead

Fri, 2015-03-20 05:07

Hackers may have gained access to records for 11 million people covered by Premera Blue Cross. It's the latest lapse keeping an obscure government agency that investigates the breaches busy.

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Transcript: NPR's Interview With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Fri, 2015-03-20 01:41

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke with NPR's Steve Inskeep on the heels of a win for Netanyahu's Likud Party in parliamentary elections this week. Read a transcript of the interview.

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A Push To Move Food Stamp Recipients Into Jobs

Fri, 2015-03-20 01:05

Critics say the benefit program discourages people from seeking jobs. The Obama administration is announcing grants to 10 states to find a better way to get recipients back to work.

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From Skid Row To Rome: The Story Of An Unusual Running Club

Fri, 2015-03-20 01:05

A Los Angeles criminal court judge has organized a running club made up of residents from Skid Row's Midnight Mission. This weekend, the club is running far away from home.

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'A Proud Walk': 3 Voices On The March From Selma To Montgomery

Thu, 2015-03-19 23:16

Following the Bloody Sunday crackdown in Selma, Ala., Martin Luther King Jr. called for support across the U.S. People of different races and religions flocked to the state. Three of them look back.

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Report: Army Examines Claims Of Racial Slurs At Alaska Base

Thu, 2015-03-19 16:50

Army Times is reporting that members of a platoon at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, used racial slurs against one another during what they called "Racial Thursdays."

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Proposed Exxon Settlement Falls Short of Damage, N.J. Democrats Say

Thu, 2015-03-19 16:19

Gov. Chris Christie is defending the state's $225 billion settlement for decades of contamination at two refineries as a "good deal." But Democratic lawmakers and environmentalists say otherwise.

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Justice Ginsburg Turns Her Pen To Exodus' 'Women Of Action'

Thu, 2015-03-19 16:03

Famous for her legal pen, Ruth Bader Ginsburg has now written a short essay for a different reason: Passover.

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Obama To Iranians: 'Best Opportunity In Decades' For A Different Future

Thu, 2015-03-19 16:02

The president's message was to mark the occasion of Nowruz, the Persian new year. The U.S. and its allies are talking to Iran over the Islamic republic's nuclear program.

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In Tikrit Offensive, Local Sunnis, Shiite Militias Are Unlikely Allies

Thu, 2015-03-19 15:15

The main forces fighting the self-declared Islamic State in Tikrit, Iraq, are Iran-backed Iraqi Shiite militias. Despite decades-long animosity between the nations, local Sunnis are joining them.

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