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Iraq Launches Effort To Retake Tikrit From ISIS Fighters

Mon, 2015-03-02 02:51

An Iraqi force has begun a large-scale operation to recapture Tikrit, according to state TV. Tikrit, the hometown of Saddam Hussein, lies between Baghdad and Mosul.

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Nurse Treated For Ebola To Sue Texas Hospital

Mon, 2015-03-02 01:09

Nina Pham, 26, who contracted Ebola after caring for a patient, tells the Dallas Morning News that she will file a lawsuit Monday charging the hospital in Dallas lacked proper training and equipment.

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People With Low Incomes Say They Pay A Price In Poor Health

Mon, 2015-03-02 00:05

People with household incomes of less than $25,000 a year say in a new poll that the lack of cash really hurts their health. Low-quality food and dangerous housing are two reasons why.

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Poll Finds Factors Large And Small Shape People's Health

Mon, 2015-03-02 00:03

Health is not just about trips to the doctor, according to a poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. Housing, stress and abuse are factors.

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Liberia's President: Ebola Re-Energized Her Downtrodden Country

Mon, 2015-03-02 00:02

In an exclusive interview, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf remembers how Liberia was "the poster child of everything that could go wrong." But people lived up to the local proverb: "Go fix it."

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Supreme Court To Weigh Power Of Redistricting Commissions

Mon, 2015-03-02 00:02

Although the court has viewed gerrymandering of legislative districts as a practice that deprives citizens of fair representation, it's also thrown up its hands when it comes to policing the practice.

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A Nearly Recession-Proof City Is Not Slowing Down

Sun, 2015-03-01 23:58

The unemployment rate in Lincoln, Neb., is one of lowest in the U.S., thanks to a well-educated workforce. The focus now is on finding workers and keeping young people from leaving.

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Minnie Miñoso, Major League Baseball's First Black Latino Star, Dies

Sun, 2015-03-01 16:40

Miñoso, known as the Cuban Comet and Mr. White Sox, was a seven-time All-Star and three-time Gold Glover whose major league career spanned five decades.

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'Battle Creek' Tries To Shake Up CBS' Cop Show Formula

Sun, 2015-03-01 16:37

CBS' new cop show Battle Creek is based on a 12-year-old script by Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan. It's among three new network shows that aim to reinvent old TV concepts.

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How Pittsburgh's Freedom House Pioneered Paramedic Treatment

Sun, 2015-03-01 13:19

The groundbreaking ambulance service was created in the 1960s as the city struggled with racial tensions and poor medical transport. It trained African-American men to provide crucial emergency care.

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A Standout Student, A Star At Goldman Sachs — And Undocumented

Sun, 2015-03-01 13:19

Julissa Arce was a stellar student and an even better financial analyst, but she was scared to go to work every day. "Maybe today's the day someone's going to find out," she feared.

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The Brother Went To Fight Ebola. So Did His Sister. Mom Was 'A Wreck'

Sun, 2015-03-01 13:19

He's an epidemiologist. She's a nurse. And both of them felt compelled to head off to West Africa to battle the virus.

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Kerry Tries To Calm Tensions Over Netanyahu Visit

Sun, 2015-03-01 12:31

The Secretary of State said the Israeli prime minister is welcome to speak in the U.S. and that the White House does not want to see his address to Congress become "a political football."

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Avalanches Kill Nearly 250 In Afghanistan

Sun, 2015-03-01 10:59

The latest avalanches, in the Panjshir Valley north of the capital, Kabul, have cut off villages in the area for almost a week.

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6 In 10 Young Republicans Favor Legal Marijuana, Survey Says

Sun, 2015-03-01 09:23

A Pew Research Center survey shows that 63 percent of Republicans under the age of 34 favor legalization.

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Venezuela Cuts American Embassy Staff, Restricts U.S. Travel

Sun, 2015-03-01 07:10

President Nicolas Maduro accused Washington of "gringo" meddling and placed several individuals, including George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Marco Rubio on a list of people banned from the country.

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ISS Spacewalkers Perform Tricky Cable, Antenna, Installation

Sun, 2015-03-01 05:00

Two American astronauts at the Space Station are outside the craft for the last of three jobs aimed at paving the way to receive a new generation of crew modules beginning in 2017.

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In Israel, Jewish Divorce Is Only Granted By Husband's Permission

Sun, 2015-03-01 04:17

An Israeli film now playing in the U.S. shows how rabbinical rules regulating Jewish divorces in Israel can trap women. Rabbinical judges have taken the highly unusual step to see the film themselves.

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Opposition Rally In Moscow To Mourn Boris Nemtsov

Sun, 2015-03-01 04:10

The Russian opposition leader was gunned down in Moscow in Friday in what many of his supporters believe was a directed political assassination.

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Thousands March In Moscow In Memory Of Murdered Putin Critic

Sun, 2015-03-01 04:07

Thousands of people gathered on Sunday in Moscow to mourn opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was killed on Friday. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Corey Flintoff, who was at the march.

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