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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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Tribal Fighters Lay Siege To Al-Qaida In Coastal Town

Sat, 2015-04-04 08:54

The coalition of tribesmen have vowed to expel fighters from the extremist group and restore order to the Gulf of Aden port.

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In Kentucky, Rescuers Scramble To Reach People Trapped By Flash Floods

Sat, 2015-04-04 06:38

Heavy rains on Thursday and Friday in the state triggered flooding, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of people.

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5 Arrested In Kenyan Attack As Al-Shabab Promises 'Bloodbath'

Sat, 2015-04-04 05:33

Some of those arrested in connection with Thursday's deadly attack on a university in the country's east were reportedly trying to flee to neighboring Somalia, where the extremist group is based.

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Brief Eclipse Dazzles Skywatchers

Sat, 2015-04-04 04:10

The third in a set of four lunar eclipses that began a year ago and will finish in late September could be seen from the U.S. East Coast to Asia.

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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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