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Russia Celebrates WWII Victory Over Germany

Sat, 2015-05-09 07:24

Casualties for Soviet Russia far exceeded other allies arrayed against the Nazis. An estimated 24 million soldiers and civilians were killed.

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Las Vegas High School Has A Proud History Of Political Involvement

Sat, 2015-05-09 06:29

Hillary Clinton brought her presidential campaign to Rancho High School in Las Vegas this week. It's a school full of DREAMers with big plans for the future, and they aren't afraid of politics.

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Mubarak And Sons Sentenced (Again) To 3 Years For Corruption

Sat, 2015-05-09 06:26

It was the second court to give the same sentence after the earlier conviction was overturned. The latest ruling can be also be appealed, Mubarak's attorney says.

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Seattle Restaurants Scramble To Pay A Higher Minimum Wage

Sat, 2015-05-09 06:19

Business has been good for Seattle restaurants as high-tech firms flourish. But the city's rising minimum wage has restaurant owners struggling to revise their business plans.

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Ana Crawls Up Coast As More Tornadoes Possible In Plains

Sat, 2015-05-09 05:18

The first tropical storm of the Atlantic season arrives early, as Texas, Oklahoma and other states hope to avoid a repeat of devastating tornadoes that his earlier this week.

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North Korea Claims Missile Launch From Submerged Submarine

Sat, 2015-05-09 04:17

Pyongyang says the test of an anti-ship cruise missile "verified and confirmed" that the technology had met "military, scientific and technical requirements."

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Three Generations Of Le Pens Fight For Party's Future

Sat, 2015-05-09 03:35

The people of France are bemused and entertained by family squabbles at the top of the far-right National Front.

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Saudi Shiites Fear A Backlash From Neighbor Yemen

Sat, 2015-05-09 03:35

Saudi Arabia's Shiite Muslim minority rose up four years ago to demand equal rights. Now it's even more marginalized, as the Sunni government wages war against Shiite fighters in neighboring Yemen.

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Nate Silver On Missed UK Forecasts: We Flubbed The Margin Of Error

Sat, 2015-05-09 03:35

Data guru Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight.com tells NPR's Scott Simon how all the forecasts, including his own, were so far off in predicting the results of this week's British election.

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Plenty Were Humbled In UK Elections

Sat, 2015-05-09 03:35

After conservatives swept to power in the British vote on Thursday, we look at the election's many losers and what their defeat means.

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Ex-NATO Chief: 'We Will Never Reconcile' With Russia Over Ukraine

Sat, 2015-05-09 03:35

As Moscow marks 70 years since the allied victory over Hitler, NPR's Scott Simon talks to former NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen about the West's frayed relations with Russia.

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Russia Holds WWII Remembrance; Western Leaders Stay Home

Sat, 2015-05-09 03:35

NPR's Corey Flintoff tells NPR's Scott Simon about Russia's celebration of the victory over Hitler 70 years ago Saturday. Western leaders stayed away to protest Russian moves on Ukraine.

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U.S. And Turkey To Train Syrian Rebel Forces

Sat, 2015-05-09 03:35

NPR's Scott Simon asks Robert Ford, former ambassador to Damascus, about prospects for Syria now that the U.S. and Turkey have begun training rebels. Ford foresees a "hard partition" of the country.

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Saudis Want More U.S. Involvement In Fight Against ISIS, Assad

Sat, 2015-05-09 03:35

NPR's Scott Simon asks Robert Ford, former ambassador to Damascus, about prospects for Syria now that the U.S. and Turkey have begun training rebels. Ford foresees a "hard partition" of the country.

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GOP Presidential Field Expands: The Week In Politics

Sat, 2015-05-09 03:35

The Republican presidential field grew this week, as Hillary Clinton staked out a position on immigration to the left of President Obama. NPR's Mara Liasson and NPR's Scott Simon the week in politics.

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Taking Mom Out For Brunch? It's A Feminist Tradition

Sat, 2015-05-09 03:33

The right to dine out in public alone during the day was an early victory of the women's rights movement of the 1900s. And in post-war America, brunch became an exercise in women's lib for some.

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Is Peanut Butter The Best Present For Malnourished Teen Moms-To-Be?

Sat, 2015-05-09 03:03

Pregnant teenagers in Malawi may not get enough to eat — with dire consequences for their baby. Peanut paste could help, but the girls need to be convinced not to share it with family members.

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Block By Block, Health Workers Lead Liberia To Victory Over Ebola

Sat, 2015-05-09 01:19

People accused them of making everyone sick and threw water at them. But community volunteers pushed on, knocking on doors to stop the virus's spread. On May 9, Liberia will be declared Ebola-free.

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A New Baltimore Model? 'Officer On The Beat ... Pastor On The Corner'

Fri, 2015-05-08 18:38

West Baltimore officials want to fix damaged relations between police and residents. Church pastors there long have stepped up to help fill the gap of mistrust, and hope to play a role in erasing it.

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Politics Rewind: Family Baggage And Fuzzy Math

Fri, 2015-05-08 14:12

This week in politics: Jeb Bush isn't doing a great job of separating himself from his brother, the GOP's diversity problem and were the polls really wrong again?

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