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You Love Pinterest. Find Out Why The Police Do, Too

Mon, 2014-05-05 03:18

Cops worldwide are getting savvy about social media, branching out beyond Facebook to solve everything from murder cases to thefts.

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Ukraine Dispatches Special Police To Odessa After Unrest

Mon, 2014-05-05 02:58

Separatists attacked a police station in the port city on Sunday, freeing dozens of pro-Russian protesters who had been arrested during earlier clashes.

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All The Single Ladies: 5 Takeaways About Unmarried Female Voters

Mon, 2014-05-05 00:21

Going into midterm elections, this key demographic poses a big challenge for Democrats: getting their most reliable female supporters to become more reliable voters.

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South Sudan's Unrest Turns Politicians To Rebels, Tents To Homes

Sun, 2014-05-04 23:40

Even where there is peace, there is distrust, as the country divides along ethnic lines. In the government-controlled capital, members of the Nuer ethnic group are seeking protection in a U.N. camp.

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Learning A New Skill Works Best To Keep Your Brain Sharp

Sun, 2014-05-04 23:39

Brain training has become a multimillion-dollar industry. But if you want to improve your memory, don't waste your time and money on brain games. You'd be better off learning how to quilt.

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You Had Me At Hello: The Science Behind First Impressions

Sun, 2014-05-04 23:39

Maybe it's true that you never get a second chance to make a first impression. People are judging your personality from the first word you speak, scientists say. Try it yourself with our quiz.

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Seeking A Fortune Through Search Funds

Sun, 2014-05-04 23:38

Normally, investors look for promising companies to invest in. With search funds, they invest in promising people. Investors back "searchers" by covering their pay while they hunt for companies.

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Blessed Be Thy Bicycle: New York Riders Roll Into Church

Sun, 2014-05-04 23:37

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine held its 16th annual ceremony to bless the city's bikes and cyclists on Saturday. Some come for God's help; others are just hoping for "a little extra mojo."

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Biplane Crashes At Northern California Air Show

Sun, 2014-05-04 22:08

A 77-year-old pilot was killed when his vintage biplane crashed on a runway Sunday. He was performing an upside down stunt at a Northern California air show.

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Amid Statewide Drought, California Races To Burn Wildfire Fuel

Sun, 2014-05-04 14:02

Officials are trying to protect fire-prone areas by targeting the grasses, brush and trees that fires feed off of. But until recently, conditions for controlled burning have been too dangerous.

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Ranch-To-Table Trend Has Some Diners Asking: Where's The Steak?

Sun, 2014-05-04 12:53

Just about every bite of meat that a Pittsburgh chef served in 2013 was raised in Pennsylvania. He learned from his locavore experiment that diners prefer prime cuts of beef over sausage and offal.

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Circus Performers Injured During Hair-Hanging Stunt

Sun, 2014-05-04 12:33

Nine performers were seriously injured Sunday when a support apparatus failed at a show by the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Rhode Island.

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First Openly Gay Episcopal Bishop Announces Divorce

Sun, 2014-05-04 11:22

"My belief in marriage is undiminished by the reality of divorcing someone I have loved for a very long time," Bishop Gene Robinson says.

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Sinn Fein's Adams Is Released; Was Questioned About Murder

Sun, 2014-05-04 08:39

Gerry Adams, the leader of the mostly Catholic party Sinn Fein, was held by police for several days of questioning about a 1970s murder case.

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Slipping Through The City: Bristol Turns Street Into A Water Slide

Sun, 2014-05-04 07:42

Taking over a steep street in Bristol, England, the Park and Slide is a nearly 300-foot-long water slide. Hundreds of people rode the one-day attraction Sunday.

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Boehner Plays It Loose With His Speakership At Stake

Sun, 2014-05-04 07:28

While House Speaker John Boehner is almost certain to win re-election in his suburban Cincinnati district, his prospects of being re-elected as speaker are far less clear.

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Ukraine: Pro-Russia Crowd Surrounds Police Station In Odessa

Sun, 2014-05-04 06:38

Urging the release of separatists detained during Friday's unrest that left dozens dead, more than 100 pro-Russia activists surrounded a police station in the southern Ukrainian city of Odessa.

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From Family History To Ballot Fights: What Drew You To Politics?

Sun, 2014-05-04 06:17

We asked: "who or what got you engaged in politics?" The answers from NPR's audience have been heartfelt and personal.

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May the Fourth Be With You: It's Star Wars Day

Sun, 2014-05-04 05:36

Darth Vader walks the Earth today. By that, we mean he's walking all over the place. Fans of the sci-fi franchise are celebrating Star Wars Day — or May 4 for the less geek-inclined.

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For The Clippers, Something to Cheer: A Win In Game 7

Sun, 2014-05-04 04:11

The Los Angeles Clippers continue their playoff run, days after the team's owner was banned for life by the NBA. The Clippers ended the Golden State Warriors' season in a back-and-forth game.

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