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Dozens Of Countries Join China-Backed Bank Opposed By Washington

Tue, 2015-03-31 11:26

Some of Washington's closest allies have signed on to a new Asian development bank. The U.S. opposes the bank in part because it presents a challenge to American influence in the Asia region.

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Obama Releases Frozen Military Aid To Egypt

Tue, 2015-03-31 11:15

Delivery of the F-16s, Harpoon missiles and M1A1 Abrams tank kits was suspended in 2013 after a military-backed coup. The White House cited national security as the reason for its decision today.

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What The 2016 Hopefuls Are Saying About Indiana's 'Religious Freedom' Law

Tue, 2015-03-31 11:10

"This is simply allowing people of faith space to be able to express their beliefs," said Jeb Bush. Hillary Clinton tweeted: "Sad this new Indiana law can happen in America today."

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The Resurrection Of Lamb Ham: A Colonial Tradition Revived

Tue, 2015-03-31 10:52

British colonialists brought lamb ham to America, where a sugar-cured, smoked variety became popular. Easier-to-cure pork ham eventually took its place, but now two Virginians are bringing it back.

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Hackers Teach Computers To Tell Healthy And Sick Brain Cells Apart

Tue, 2015-03-31 10:36

Scientists are still better than computers at assessing a neuron's health by looking at its shape. But an effort that includes an international series of hackathons could help speed the process.

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Trevor Noah, Jon Stewart's Replacement, Goes From Hero To Villain In 24 Hours

Tue, 2015-03-31 10:18

Soon after it was announced that Noah will host The Daily Show, it emerged that some of his tweets mocked women and Jews — tweets that critics have called sexist and anti-Semitic.

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Nigerian President Said To Concede Election To Opposition Candidate

Tue, 2015-03-31 10:17

A sitting president has never lost a presidential bid in Nigeria, Africa's most populous country. Partial results showed Goodluck Jonathan trailing Muhammadu Buhari by close to 3 million votes.

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Staff At Britain's Windsor Castle May Strike Over Low Wages

Tue, 2015-03-31 09:35

It's the first time Queen Elizabeth is facing a possible strike by employees of the royal family. At issue is whether employees should be expected to do extra work for no additional pay.

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Alabama Judge Says Raising Money To Be Elected Is 'Tawdry'

Tue, 2015-03-31 09:15

Mixing judges with campaign contributions can lead to conflicts of interest. Fresh Air talks to retired Judge Sue Bell Cobb and the Center for American Progress' Billy Corriher.

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If Drones Make You Nervous, Think Of Them As Flying Donkeys

Tue, 2015-03-31 07:44

In Africa, where there aren't always roads from point A to point B, drones could take critical medicines to remote spots. But the airborne vehicles make people uneasy for lots of reasons.

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Major Power Outage Darkens Dozens Of Cities In Turkey

Tue, 2015-03-31 07:42

The outage halted public transportation and shuttered business across much of Turkey. An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the country's blackout, the biggest in 15 years.

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Meet The Bacteria That Make A Stink In Your Pits

Tue, 2015-03-31 07:19

Scientists say they've IDed the bacteria that emits that rank smell after a hard workout. Future deodorants might target that bad actor rather than blocking sweat glands or nuking all bacteria.

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U.S. Promises To Cut Greenhouse Gases By A Quarter Of 2005 Levels

Tue, 2015-03-31 07:03

The new target was submitted to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Tuesday. Part of a plan for a new international treaty, it would give the U.S. 10 years to reach its goal.

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The Fear Of Black Men In America: Join Our Twitter Chat #FearAndRace

Tue, 2015-03-31 06:32

This week, NPR's Michel Martin has been leading challenging conversations about the fear of black men. Now we want to hear from you.

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From A 'Dragon Tattoo' To The 'Spider's Web': Stieg Larsson's Hero Returns

Tue, 2015-03-31 06:15

The late Stieg Larsson's Millennium series of novels is getting an addition, The Girl in the Spider's Web. The book, written by David Lagercrantz, just got its title and a U.S. release date: Sept. 1.

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The Challenge: Curb Violence In Most Violent City. Hint: Nuns Can Help

Tue, 2015-03-31 05:15

This year, at Emory University's global health challenge, students had to come up with clever solutions for a pressing problem. Only it wasn't a superbug. It was the extreme violence in Honduras.

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Deadline Day Arrives For Iran Nuclear Talks

Tue, 2015-03-31 05:04

The six nations that have been debating a plan to curb Iran's nuclear program – and ease economic sanctions — will hit the deadline for a framework agreement at 6 p.m. ET.

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Indianapolis Mayor: Religious Law's Backers 'Missing The Bigger Trend'

Tue, 2015-03-31 04:04

Of his Republican colleagues at the state house, Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard says, "Sometimes, they're having trouble understanding the breadth and the depth of what's happening here."

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Live From Small Town America: Teachers Who Blog To Stay In Touch

Tue, 2015-03-31 04:03

Teachers in remote areas say blogging is a great way to plug into conversations with other educators.

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No Easy, Reliable Way To Screen For Suicide, Specialists Say

Tue, 2015-03-31 00:58

Clinicians correctly predict a suicide attempt about half the time — no better than a coin toss. Certain tests of involuntary responses, although still experimental, aim to improve the odds.

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