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Pope To Host Peres And Abbas For Peace Meeting

Sun, 2014-06-08 03:57

Israeli and Palestinian presidents will meet at the Vatican on Sunday for an "intense prayer session" with Pope Francis. European correspondent Sylvia Poggioli sets the scene with NPR's Rachel Martin.

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On D-Day, The French Remember U.S. Sacrifices

Sun, 2014-06-08 03:57

World leaders gathered in Normandy this week to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day. On Friday, President Obama paid tribute to U.S. servicemen at the American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer.

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What Happens To Guantanamo Detainees After Their Release

Sun, 2014-06-08 03:57

Bowe Bergdahl's release from Taliban custody has raised fresh questions about Guantanamo prisoners. Correspondent Dina Temple-Raston tells NPR's Rachel Martin what happens after their release.

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Syrian Crisis Splits Activists And Religious Groups Over Aid

Sun, 2014-06-08 03:57

The Syrian civil war is now in its fourth year. Many are calling it the worst humanitarian situation in a generation. Faith groups and human rights activists are divided over what to do.

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Gripes About Health Costs Punctuate A Cross-Country Trip

Sun, 2014-06-08 03:57

A health reporter traveled across the country and asked people how they feel about health care and health insurance. At almost every stop people complained about the expense.

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Obama's First-Term Military Moves Give Way To Second-Term Caution

Sun, 2014-06-08 01:49

In his first term, the president launched a troop surge in Afghanistan, stepped up drone strikes and ordered the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. In his second term, he's been reluctant to use force.

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While Broadway Sings Its Praise, The Wigmaker Remains Unsung

Sun, 2014-06-08 01:22

Sunday night's Tony Awards will honor actors and actresses, but not those who create their elaborate coiffures. That's because the best in the business know how to stay out of the spotlight.

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Big Moments Get Less Weighty: Whatever Happened To Stiff Paper?

Sun, 2014-06-08 01:20

It had weight. It lasted. It got punched, torn, reused. It got us into ballparks, airplanes, buses, theaters. I'm talking about stiff paper — and it's vanishing.

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California Chrome Loses To Tonalist In Belmont, Misses Triple Crown

Sat, 2014-06-07 15:04

A horse with little pedigree and an odd gait, California Chrome was a popular favorite to win the Belmont Stakes and the Triple Crown, but ultimately came up short.

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'Downton Abbey' Craze Serves Up A Demand For Butlers

Sat, 2014-06-07 14:03

Buttling — the proper term for what butlers do — is a booming vocation, mostly in emerging economies. The popularity of the PBS drama series Downton Abbey is helping to revitalize the status symbol.

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Lessons From The Language Boot Camp For Mormon Missionaries

Sat, 2014-06-07 13:02

The Missionary Training Center, which prepares young adults to spread the Gospel around the world, is recognized as a model for language instruction. And the program only takes a few weeks.

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Prisoner Swap One Of Several Tough Moments For Obama In Recent Weeks

Sat, 2014-06-07 12:31

NPR's National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson talks with Arun Rath about the controversial Berghdal POW swap, the roll out of tougher emissions standards and systemic problems within the VA.

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Stuck In The Machine Zone: Your Sweet Tooth For 'Candy Crush'

Sat, 2014-06-07 12:31

The mobile game, with its flow of moving candies, has reeled us in. The endless repetition — without a plot or character development — can be mesmerizing. Psychologically, why can't we stay away?

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U.S., Iran Will Meet For Another Round Of Nuclear Talks

Sat, 2014-06-07 10:31

Diplomats will meet in Geneva on Monday and Tuesday to try to seal an agreement over Iran's nuclear program, before a deadline of July 20.

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Move Over, Bridgegate: Chris Christie's Next Campaign Roadblock

Sat, 2014-06-07 08:02

Turns out New Jersey's economy — not the George Washington Bridge scandal — may be the biggest threat to the governor's presidential ambitions.

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Tech Week: Apple In Homes, Snowden Anniversary, Sexism Flare-Ups

Sat, 2014-06-07 06:37

At Apple's annual developers conference, the company announced it's moving into smart homes and tracking health. At another developer's conference, a controversial slide sparked outrage.

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Watch: First Lady Michelle Obama Delivers Eulogy For Maya Angelou

Sat, 2014-06-07 06:27

Dignitaries like President Clinton, first lady Michelle Obama and Oprah spoke at the memorial service at Wake Forest University.

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A Horse — And A Horse Story — For The Ages

Sat, 2014-06-07 06:10

California Chrome seems like just the horse to break the drought and win the Triple Crown on Saturday, because so many aspects of his story seem extraordinary.

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Ukraine Inaugurates New President As Unrest Continues

Sat, 2014-06-07 04:58

Petro Poroshenko called on separatists to lay down their weapons. The chocolate magnate also offered amnesty to those without "blood on their hands."

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Photos: After A Storm, A Red Sky, Double Rainbow Over Atlanta

Sat, 2014-06-07 04:14

Sunset and a strong storm happened at just the right time for a celestial treat. The resulting rainbows were so stunning, they were documented all over Twitter.

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