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China To Send More Ships To Evacuate Its Citizens From Vietnam

Sun, 2014-05-18 03:47

Anti-Chinese riots have erupted in Vietnam over a Chinese oil rig in disputed waters. Two Chinese workers have been killed.

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McConnell Faces Challenge From The Right In Tuesday Midterms

Sun, 2014-05-18 03:37

On Tuesday, voters in six states head to the polls for primary elections. NPR's Charles Mahtesian gives NPR's Lynn Neary a preview of what to expect.

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Court User Fees Bill Defendants For Their Punishment

Sun, 2014-05-18 03:37

Courts have found a new source of funding by charging fees to defendants who go through the criminal justice system. NPR's Joe Shapiro tells NPR's Lynn Neary about his year-long investigation into the fees.

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Voters Hope Modi Can Revive India's Economy

Sun, 2014-05-18 03:37

NPR's Lynn Neary talks to Sadanand Dhume of the American Enterprise Institute about the results of the Indian election.

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Child Soldiers Freed In Central African Republic Struggle To Adapt

Sun, 2014-05-18 03:37

The U.N. has negotiated the release of more than 1,000 child soldiers in CAR. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to Alexandra Zavis, a reporter who met with some of the former child fighters.

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Safety Of Ukraine's Presidential Election In Doubt In The East

Sun, 2014-05-18 03:37

Ukraine votes next week in a presidential election, but there's still separatist unrest in the east. NPR's Corey Flintoff tells NPR's Lynn Neary how a local oligarch restored peace in one city.

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Poverty, A Frustrating Mix Of Bad Choices And Bad Luck

Sun, 2014-05-18 03:37

Stories about poverty can evoke strong reactions, in part because Americans are conflicted about the topic. Both bad circumstances and bad choices can be the cause.

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How A Conservative Darling Could Lose His Conservative State

Sun, 2014-05-18 03:03

Sam Brownback's reelection as the GOP governor of Kansas might have been a slam dunk, but he's managed to anger enough constituency groups — including some Republicans — that now he faces a real race.

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Do We Need This Government Agency? 'Let Me Google That'

Sun, 2014-05-18 01:30

Why would anyone pay for something when the exact same thing is available for free? That's the question asked of an obscure federal agency pursuing a Cold War mission in the age of the search engine.

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The Merits Of Income Inequality: What's The Right Amount?

Sun, 2014-05-18 01:29

Economists say too much income inequality is a bad thing. But they also say some inequality is necessary, and even good for society. Here are suggestions for finding that balance.

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Intriguing Lime Green Blobs Appear In The Andes Mountains. Are They Alive?

Sun, 2014-05-18 01:27

It's dry. Empty. Rocks everywhere. About 10,000 feet up in the Andes. Then, all of a sudden you see an enormous, lime green, tasty-looking lump. Should you lick it?

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Lao Defense Chief, 4 Others Killed In Plane Crash

Sat, 2014-05-17 18:33

Lao defense chief, 4 others killed in plane crash

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California Chrome Wins Preakness; On Course For Triple Crown

Sat, 2014-05-17 14:43

If California Chrome wins the Belmont Stakes in June, he will become the 12th Triple Crown winner and the first since 1978.

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Times Publisher: Abramson Storyline 'Shallow And Factually Incorrect'

Sat, 2014-05-17 13:44

In a statement New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. defended the sacking of the executive editor of the venerable publication.

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Reports: Obama Considering San Antonio Mayor As HUD Secretary

Sat, 2014-05-17 13:10

In a cabinet shuffle, Obama is considering tapping the Democratic rising star Julían Castro to lead HUD and moving the incumbent, Shaun Donovan, to the Office of Management and Budget.

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Southern Baptist Leaders Seek Softer Approach To Homosexuality

Sat, 2014-05-17 13:07

Though the denomination still considers homosexuality a sin, some leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention are telling pastors to rein in harsh rhetoric and accept that gay people are in their pews.

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Veterans Advocate Says He Fears Loss Of Faith In VA

Sat, 2014-05-17 13:07

Veteran Tom Tarantino says allegations of delayed health care for veterans should be taken more seriously. But he says the care can be great, "once you actually get in" the system.

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Filtering A New Idea: A Book That's Educational And 'Drinkable'

Sat, 2014-05-17 13:07

Improving access to clean water can reduce the spread of diarrheal diseases in developing countries. The "Drinkable Book" should help: It has water safety tips and each page works as a filter.

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MERS Virus Appears To Have Jumped From Human To Human In U.S.

Sat, 2014-05-17 12:27

An Illinois man is the third known case of MERS infection in the U.S. He was apparently infected after visiting an Indiana man who contracted the virus abroad.

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Miss Beazley, Former First Dog, Keeper Of Bush Cats, Dies

Sat, 2014-05-17 11:42

George and Laura Bush said even though Barney received all the attention, Miss Beazley "never held a grudge against him."

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