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President-Elect Buhari Tells Nigerians Not To Expect 'Miracles'

Sat, 2015-04-04 03:59

Nigerians have elected a former military strongman to be their next president. Muhammadu Buhari, who insists he's a changed man, says his first order of business will be to crush Boko Haram militants.

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Colorful Fringe Candidates Vie For Prominence In UK Election

Sat, 2015-04-04 03:59

With just over a month to go before general elections in Britain on May 7, snap polls show no clear front runner as the countdown begins.

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Movies Explore The Intersection Of Religion And Violence

Sat, 2015-04-04 03:59

There has been a spate of religious movies and documentaries from Killing Jesus to Going Clear. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Rev. Gary Hall of the National Cathedral in Washington.

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Reporter Covered Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things In Wartime

Sat, 2015-04-04 03:59

Pulitzer-prize winning journalist John Burns has announced his retirement. NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with Burns about four decades of reporting for the New York Times.

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Kenya's Security Problem With Al-Shabab Doesn't Stop At Borders

Sat, 2015-04-04 03:59

Students in the eastern Kenyan town of Garissa were slaughtered by al-Shabab fighters. The audacious attack in a town home to a military base has raised concerns about intelligence failures.

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Colorful Fringe Candidates Vy For Prominence In UK Election

Sat, 2015-04-04 03:59

With just over a month to go before general elections in Britain on May 7, snap polls show no clear front runner as the countdown begins.

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Agents In Silk Road Case Indicted For Fraud, Money Laundering

Sat, 2015-04-04 03:59

The Silk Road was a website that sold illegal drugs, until it was shut down. Now two federal agents on the case have been charged with wire fraud, money laundering and falsifying government documents.

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U.S. And Iran Offer Different Narratives On The Same Nuclear Deal

Sat, 2015-04-04 03:59

Iran and the West have very different views on the outcome of Iran's nuclear negotiations, which concluded this week. Iran is having a much easier time of selling the deal to audiences back home.

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Saudis Face Possible Negative Consequences With Yemen Airstrikes

Sat, 2015-04-04 03:59

Saudi Arabia is taking huge risks by staging military operations in Yemen. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Middle East expert Thomas Lippman about the battle over Shiite Iran's power in the region.

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Why Wal-Mart Is Betting Big On Being Your Local Urban Grocer

Sat, 2015-04-04 03:33

Wal-Mart conquered the suburbs, but its future may lie in smaller stores in dense city neighborhoods. And in our grab-and-go times, freshly prepared meals are a big part of its urban strategy.

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Far from Silicon Valley, A Disruptive Startup Hub

Sat, 2015-04-04 02:03

In South Africa's townships, entrepreneurs lack the basic necessities of an office, such as electricity and water. Enter Hutspace. "Damn," one of them said on his first visit. "This is a cool space."

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In Freedom Seder, Jews And African-Americans Built A Tradition Together

Sat, 2015-04-04 01:16

More than 40 years ago, the communities wove together their stories of enslavement and liberation to create a new Passover ritual.

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Despite Laws And Lawsuits, Quota-Based Policing Lingers

Sat, 2015-04-04 00:47

The NYPD is denying allegations that officers were forced to make a certain number of warrantless stops, and faced retaliation from superiors when they didn't.

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Sarah Brady, Gun Control Activist, Widow Of James Brady, Dies

Fri, 2015-04-03 15:35

Brady, whose work helped passed the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act , died of pneumonia on Friday. She was 73.

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Straight Out Of Brooklyn: 'Encyclofoodia' Pokes Fun At Foodies

Fri, 2015-04-03 14:33

Comics posing as chefs have written a book with sensational recipes and explanations of essential tools like the "spankler." It's designed to "spank the food if it does anything wrong."

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While Pay Holds Steady For Most, Low-Wage Workers Get A Boost

Fri, 2015-04-03 14:11

Some big U.S. employers are giving their lowest-paid employees a raise. That's helped make low-wage workers one of the only segments of the workforce seeing an increase in pay.

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#NPRreads: Obsessing Over A Murder And The Times' Man In Tehran

Fri, 2015-04-03 14:01

This week, we go old school with an excerpt from the book Visiting Hours and then we cheat and go new school pointing to a New York Times video series about Tehran.

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California Faith Groups Divided Over Right-To-Die Bill

Fri, 2015-04-03 13:03

Many Christian denominations officially oppose legislation that would legalize medically assisted suicide. But some individual churches, pastors and congregants are lending support to the cause.

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How Advances In Battlefield Medicine Can Save Civilians' Lives

Fri, 2015-04-03 13:02

In Iraq and Afghanistan, Army medics got really good at treating wounded troops. Scientists want to adapt these new technologies and tricks to help injured people in poor countries.

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Tom Cotton Eats Birthday Cake Almost Every Day

Fri, 2015-04-03 12:53

The freshman senator from Arkansas, who wrote the letter to Iran and rallied 46 other Republicans to object to a nuclear deal, revealed his guilty pleasure: eating birthday cake nearly every day.

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