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Wisconsin's Dramatic Defeat Of Kentucky Is A Case Of Role Reversal

Sun, 2015-04-05 03:34

The Kentucky Wildcats will not finish the college basketball season undefeated. Last night at the final four event, Wisconsin beat Kentucky in a dramatic showdown between number-one seeds.

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Wisconsin Upsets Kentucky, Faces Duke In Championship

Sun, 2015-04-05 03:34

In a down-to-the-wire showdown, Wisconsin beat Kentucky in the men's final four basketball tournament. NPR's Rachel Martin gets a preview of the upcoming games from Mike Pesca of Slate.com.

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Will New Zealand Rebuild The Cathedral My Forefather Erected?

Sun, 2015-04-05 03:34

NPR's Philip Reeves recently visited the earthquake-battered cathedral in New Zealand built by a 19th-century ancestor. He found his family history entwined in a fierce contemporary controversy.

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In New York, A Sculptor's Got Some S'plaining To Do

Sun, 2015-04-05 03:34

Residents of Lucille Ball's hometown in western New York want a life-sized statue of the star removed. They say it's terrifying.

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Lifting Sanctions Would Be Watershed Moment For Iranian Businessman

Sun, 2015-04-05 03:34

A framework was announced last week to curb Iran's nuclear program. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Iranian businessman Rouzbeh Pirouz about how the proposal will affect his business.

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Drinking With 'Mad Men:' Cocktail Culture And The Myth Of Don Draper

Sun, 2015-04-05 03:03

The culture of retro cocktails that the show helped reignite is intriguing, considering how much of Mad Men is actually about excessive — even abusive — drinking.

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Kenyan Police: One Gunman Was Son Of Government Official

Sun, 2015-04-05 02:56

Kenyan officials say they have identified the son of a government official as one of the gunmen who took part in an Islamic extremist attack on a Kenyan university that killed 148 people.

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Treating Saudi Arabian Jihadists With Art Therapy

Sun, 2015-04-05 01:35

The Saudis are trying to rehabilitate convicted terrorists with programs such as art therapy in a resort setting. More than 80 percent have reformed, the Saudis say. But some returned to al-Qaida.

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Treating Saudi Arabian Jihadists With Art Therapy

Sun, 2015-04-05 01:35

The Saudis are trying to rehabilitate convicted terrorists with programs such as art therapy in a resort setting. More than 80 percent have reformed, the Saudis say. But some returned to al-Qaida.

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What You Didn't Know About What You Already Know About Easter

Sun, 2015-04-05 01:19

Bring forth your baskets so that we may fill them with these five fun facts about the spring holiday.

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What You Didn't Know About What You Already Know About Easter

Sun, 2015-04-05 01:19

Bring forth your baskets so that we may fill them with these five fun facts about the spring holiday.

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Without Janitors, Students Are In Charge Of Keeping School Shipshape

Sat, 2015-04-04 16:45

In Japan, many schools don't employ janitors. Instead, they ask the students to pitch in with the daily upkeep. Some U.S. schools are doing the same.

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Kentucky Falls Short Of Perfect: Wisconsin To Face Duke At Championship

Sat, 2015-04-04 16:34

The Badgers bested the Wildcats in a 71-64 Final Four victory Saturday, ending Kentucky's unbeaten season. Wisconsin advances to meet the Duke Blue Devils in Monday's final game.

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Duke Defeats Michigan State 81-61, Heads To Championship

Sat, 2015-04-04 16:34

After their Final Four faceoff, the seventh-seed Spartans are headed home. The Blue Devils will meet either Kentucky or Wisconsin in Monday's final game.

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When It Comes To Insurance, Mental Health Parity In Name Only?

Sat, 2015-04-04 14:11

Many insurance providers that offer mental health care are supposed to cover it just as they would cancer or diabetes care. But advocates say enforcement is a problem.

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Framework Nuclear Deal Could Be Good News For Iran's Oil Sector

Sat, 2015-04-04 13:45

If a final agreement is reached, crippling sanctions on Iran's oil industry could be lifted. But the oil sector faces a number of challenges before ramping up production.

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Rethinking How To Care For California's Most Troubled Children

Sat, 2015-04-04 13:17

NPR's Arun Rath talks with ProPublica's Joaquin Sapien about his investigation of California's largest residential facility for emotionally troubled youth.

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Coping With California's Drought

Sat, 2015-04-04 13:17

In a week when Governor Jerry Brown announced mandatory water restrictions, NPR's Arun Rath talks with reporter Kirk Siegler about his visit to the Sierra Nevada mountains, where the snowpack so vital to the state water supply is dramatically absent.

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Palestinian Camp In Syria Reportedly Seized By Extremist Fighters

Sat, 2015-04-04 12:18

The self-declared Islamic State and al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate, al-Nusra Front, appear to have cooperated on an assault to capture the camp earlier this week.

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Owner Of 'Revenge Porn' Site Sentenced To 18 Years In Jail

Sat, 2015-04-04 09:33

Kevin Bollaert who ran a site allowing people to anonymously post nude photos of others and then charged the victims to have them removed, was convicted of identity theft and extortion.

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