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'How Do You Tell Your Kids That You Got Alzheimer's?'

Sat, 2015-01-24 13:37

Writer Greg O'Brien was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease five years ago. He describes what it was like to hear the news — and break it to his family.

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For U.S. And Cuba, A Slow Walk To Re-Establishing Ties

Sat, 2015-01-24 13:02

American and Cuban diplomats sat face-to-face in Havana this week for historic talks. NPR's Arun Rath talks with correspondent Carrie Kahn about the U.S. and Cuba re-establishing diplomatic ties.

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Museum Opens Doors, Turns Down Lights For Autistic Kids

Sat, 2015-01-24 13:02

Loud noises, bright lights and crowded spaces can be painful for children with autism. That often means missing out on museums. Some, like Seattle's Pacific Science Center, are addressing the problem.

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Patriot's Coach: Team 'Followed Rules' On Inflation Of Footballs

Sat, 2015-01-24 12:09

Bill Belichick says that after an exhaustive investigation he determined that temperature differences between the locker room and the field inadvertently caused the discrepancies.

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Closing Gitmo 'Going To Be Very Difficult,' Hagel Says

Sat, 2015-01-24 09:22

The outgoing secretary of defense conceded his handling of the Guantanamo Bay detainee issue "hasn't always made me popular in some quarters."

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First Attempt To Lift AirAsia Fuselage Fails

Sat, 2015-01-24 08:12

Ropes supporting the core piece of wreckage as it was lifted from the sea floor snapped just as the fuselage neared the surface, officials say.

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Japan Vows To Continue Efforts To Free Hostages From ISIS

Sat, 2015-01-24 06:13

The deadline to pay a $200 million ransom for the lives of Kenji Goto and Haruna Yakaw has passed with no confirmed word from their Islamic State captors.

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Heavy Fighting Resumes In Eastern Ukraine

Sat, 2015-01-24 04:59

Rebel rocket fire hit an open-air market in the port city of Mariupol, killing at least 15 civilians.

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Facebook Aims To Weed Fakes From Your News Feed

Sat, 2015-01-24 04:42

No, Macauley Culkin didn't die — that was a fake news story you saw on Facebook. This week, Facebook added a feature for reporting hoaxes. NPR's Laura Sydell explains the details to Scott Simon.

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Foe Of 'Fiscal Waterboarding' Leads As Greek Election Nears

Sat, 2015-01-24 04:42

Greece could elect an anti-austerity party on Sunday, a development which could trigger another Greek debt crisis.

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Obama To Cut Short India Visit For Stop In Saudi Arabia

Sat, 2015-01-24 04:10

The president will shave one day from the planned three-day visit to India to make room in his schedule to visit the new Saudi king in Riyadh.

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'What Do I Do?' For Sexual Assault Survivors, An App Has All The Answers

Sat, 2015-01-24 03:57

The D.C.-based smartphone tool connects people with a ride to the hospital and a team of medical professionals trained in dealing with sexual assault. But students aren't rushing to download the app.

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'En Garde' Takes On New Urgency In A Duel With Machetes

Sat, 2015-01-24 03:03

The short film 'Papa Machete,' which is having its U.S. premiere this week at Sundance, introduces viewers to a 70-year-old Haitian farmer who's the master of a secret martial arts form.

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Chicago Cubs Legend Ernie Banks, 1st Black Player In Team History, Dies

Fri, 2015-01-23 21:00

The shortstop known as "Mr. Cub," who began his career in the Negro leagues, hit 512 home runs in his 19 seasons with the team and remained a cherished figure to the team and its fans. He was 83.

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4-Year Prison Term For Colorado Woman Over Plot To Join ISIS

Fri, 2015-01-23 17:01

When she was arrested, Conley was living in the Denver suburb of Arvada. She told FBI agents that she planned to live with a man in Syria and be a camp nurse for ISIS there.

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Will Environmentalists Fall For Faux Fish Made From Plants?

Fri, 2015-01-23 15:17

A handful of chefs and food companies are experimenting with fish-like alternatives to seafood. But the market is still a few steps behind plant-based products for meat and dairy.

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'Modern Farmer' Owner Says It Will Live On, Despite Staff Exit

Fri, 2015-01-23 15:04

Several people associated with Modern Farmer tweeted their farewells to the magazine that became known for printing arch photos of handsome animals and writing audacious headlines.

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Supreme Court Agrees To Rule On Constitutionality Of Execution Drug Cocktail

Fri, 2015-01-23 13:59

Three Oklahoma inmates say they face the risk of extreme suffering, which would violate the Eighth Amendment.

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Auto Loan Surge Fuels Fears Of Another Subprime Crisis

Fri, 2015-01-23 13:44

Dealers are extending loans to a growing number of people with weak credit, and more of them are having trouble making payments. The situation is evoking comparisons to the subprime mortgage boom.

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In Recruitment Effort, Akron Police Seeks To Mirror The Community

Fri, 2015-01-23 13:06

The city's recruitment effort has a very different feel from years past as it tries to attract more diverse candidates. The force is 80 percent white; the population is more than 30 percent black.

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