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LeBron Books 5th Straight NBA Finals Trip As Cleveland Sweeps Atlanta

Tue, 2015-05-26 19:48

The Cavaliers, making their second-ever trip to the finals in James' first season back with the team, will face the winner of the Golden State Warriors-Houston Rockets series.

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Nebraska Governor Vetoes Bill That Repealed Death Penalty

Tue, 2015-05-26 15:44

The move sets up a showdown Wednesday with lawmakers in the state's unicameral legislature. A close vote is expected as lawmakers try to override the veto.

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Heat Wave Claims More Than 750 Lives In India

Tue, 2015-05-26 15:28

Most of the deaths have occurred in southern Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states. But high temperatures persist across much of the country of 1 billion people.

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Test Of '1 Person, 1 Vote' Heads To The Supreme Court

Tue, 2015-05-26 14:51

Analysts have noted that dividing districts based on eligible voters rather than total population would tend to shift representative power to localities with fewer children and fewer immigrants.

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How Dorothea Lange Taught Us To See Hunger And Humanity

Tue, 2015-05-26 14:08

Perhaps no one did more to show us the human toll of the Great Depression than Lange, who was born on this day in 1895. Her photos of farm workers and others have become iconic of the era.

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Out Of The Classroom And Into The Woods

Tue, 2015-05-26 13:53

In this Vermont kindergarten, every Monday is "Forest Monday" a day that gets students out of the classroom and into nature.

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Hackers Stole Data From More Than 100,000 Taxpayers, IRS Says

Tue, 2015-05-26 13:48

The thieves used the data to file fraudulent tax returns. The IRS commissioner said less than $50 million had been successfully claimed from the agency.

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Sip It Slowly, And Other Lessons From The Oldest Tea Book In The World

Tue, 2015-05-26 13:40

Over 800 years before tea was known in the West, a Chinese master penned the The Classic of Tea. In it, he blends the practical with the spiritual and emphasizes rituals from cultivation to drinking.

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How Worried Should We Be About Lassa Fever?

Tue, 2015-05-26 13:27

The tropical virus has killed a man who returned to New Jersey from Liberia this month. But chances that he could have spread the disease are remote.

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What Will The Next President Face On #Day1?

Tue, 2015-05-26 12:35

This week, NPR looks at four seemingly intractable problems that await the 45th president: stagnant wages, violent extremism, cybersecurity and the federal debt.

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NYU Changes Its Policy On Reviewing Applicants' Criminal Background

Tue, 2015-05-26 12:27

NYU has announced that when looking at applications, it will initially overlook the criminal record of prospective students.

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Higher-Tech Fake Eggs Offer Better Clues To Wild Bird Behavior

Tue, 2015-05-26 12:23

Faux eggs made with 3-D printers are better than sculpted versions, researchers say, because it's easier to systematically vary their size, weight and other features. Next goal: 3-D fragile shells.

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Blind Waiters Give Diners A Taste Of 'Dinner In The Dark' In Kenya

Tue, 2015-05-26 12:22

It's a worldwide chain that lets "the blind become our eyes." But there's a difference in the new Nairobi branch. The servers themselves had never eaten in a restaurant before.

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Photographer Mary Ellen Mark Dies At 75

Tue, 2015-05-26 12:10

The influential photographer was known mostly for her humanist work.

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Prolific Fantasy And Science Fiction Writer Tanith Lee Has Died

Tue, 2015-05-26 12:00

Lee wrote dozens of books, including Don't Bite The Sun and Death's Master -- the latter of which was part of her popular Flat Earth series. She was 67.

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Despite An Economy On The Rise, American Paychecks Remain Stuck

Tue, 2015-05-26 11:53

NPR's "Day 1" series looks at major issues the next president will face in office. One issue is that Americans still aren't seeing big raises, even though the job market is slowly recovering.

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Federal Appeals Court Leaves Hold On Obama's Immigration Orders

Tue, 2015-05-26 11:12

The president has sought to give temporary protection from deportation to people who were brought to the U.S. as children, and to the parents of people who live in the U.S. legally.

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Got A Voice For Radio? The Algorithm Speaks

Tue, 2015-05-26 10:50

In response to our call, nearly a thousand NPR listeners submitted voice samples. Now, the algorithm has rendered its judgment.

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British Pub Ye Olde Fighting Cocks Is Asked To Change Its Name

Tue, 2015-05-26 10:20

PETA says the pub's name should reflect "society's growing compassion for animals and in celebration of intelligent, sensitive chickens."

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In Search Of Bandwidth, Cuban Entrepreneurs Head To Miami

Tue, 2015-05-26 09:56

Cuba needs the Internet to rebuild its ragged economy. That's why fledgling private businesspeople are traveling to Miami to learn how to do business online.

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