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Listen To These Lovely Cats. No, Actually, Don't

Sun, 2014-05-04 01:05

They are so sleek, so graceful, with such gorgeous eyes, tufted ears — but then they speak. And you think, "Oh no! Why? Why?"

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A Window To Executions: How To Cover Death For A Living

Sun, 2014-05-04 01:05

Michael Graczyk has been witnessing and writing about executions in Texas for 30 years as a criminal justice reporter for The Associated Press. One challenge, he says, is not falling into a formula.

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Obama Cracks Wise At White House Correspondents Dinner

Sat, 2014-05-03 22:31

The president's punchlines spared no one, least of all himself, at the annual schmooze-fest for political bigwigs and Hollywood A-listers.

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California Chrome Wins The Kentucky Derby

Sat, 2014-05-03 14:44

The horse was the favorite going into the 140th running of the Derby, despite quirks that set him apart from his more traditional competitors.

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Playing Matchmaker To Empty Jobs And Those Seeking Them

Sat, 2014-05-03 14:04

Hundreds of thousands are out of work, yet employers say they struggle to fill positions. Oil refineries in L.A. often have temporary work, but even entry-level jobs require specialized training.

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Russia Condemns Ukraine With Comparisons To Nazis

Sat, 2014-05-03 13:19

Russia is calling the the Ukrainian military action a "punitive operation," language that was previously employed for Nazi atrocities carried out in World War II.

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GM Fuel Gauge Recall Affects Thousands Of SUVs

Sat, 2014-05-03 12:32

The defective fuel gauges can give drivers little or no warning their vehicle is at risk of running out of gas. GM says the readings can be off by as much as a quarter of a tank.

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OSCE Observers Held In Ukraine Released

Sat, 2014-05-03 12:23

OSCE observers held in Ukraine released

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Deadly Virus Sparks French Ban On Live Pigs From U.S.

Sat, 2014-05-03 09:47

France has halted imports of live pigs and related products from the U.S. in an attempt to stymie a virus that's killed millions of piglets in North America and Asia.

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Actor Efrem Zimbalist Jr. Dies; Played Sleuths On TV Hits

Sat, 2014-05-03 07:54

Efrem Zimbalist Jr.'s streak of success as a leading man on TV stretched across three decades. The star of 77 Sunset Strip and The F.B.I. died at home in California.

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Sanctions Put Pentagon's Business Deals With Russia Up For Debate

Sat, 2014-05-03 07:28

The U.S. wants Europe to enforce economic sanctions against Russia over its push into Ukraine, but the Pentagon itself is reluctant to stop trading with Moscow.

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Poised And Persistent, Reporter Broke White House Color Barrier

Sat, 2014-05-03 06:51

Harry McAlpin became the first black White House reporter in 1944, though he was excluded from joining the Correspondents' Association. Decades later, he'll be be honored at the group's centennial.

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Afghan Landslide: Search For Survivors Ends; Thousands Feared Dead

Sat, 2014-05-03 06:31

More than 2,000 people are believed to be dead after a hillside collapsed on part of a remote village in Afghanistan. Heavy rain prompted the landslide, which enclosed hundreds of houses in mud.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar On Sterling: 'There's Light Now'

Sat, 2014-05-03 06:19

The Hall of Famer calls the punishment for Donald Sterling's racist remarks wise and just, but wonders why the NBA tolerated the Clippers owner's "shameful record" for so many years.

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A Black Sheep Crashes The Kentucky Derby

Sat, 2014-05-03 06:14

California Chrome is a flashy red horse with a big white blaze down his face. Unlike his competition, he's from humble origins, but more important than his breeding is his speed.

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NBA's Ban On Sterling: Moral Justice Or Smart Business Move?

Sat, 2014-05-03 05:51

The NBA's ban on Clippers owner Donald Sterling has drawn approval all around. ESPN's Howard Bryant tells NPR's Scott Simon that with such heinous remarks, the league may not have had much choice.

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Discouraging Numbers Hidden By A Positive Jobs Report

Sat, 2014-05-03 05:51

The April jobs report came in much better than expected, though the shrinking labor force leaves some unanswered questions.

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Monitors Released In Ukraine As Fire Kills Dozens In Odessa

Sat, 2014-05-03 05:51

International observers have been freed by pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine. Correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson speaks to NPR's Scott Simon about their release and new military action.

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Apple's Win Settles Samsung's Complaint, Too

Sat, 2014-05-03 05:51

In the latest round of litigation, Samsung has been ordered to pay $119.6 million to Apple. It was a mixed verdict. The jury found that both sides violated each other's patents.

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College Chess Turns Out High-Stakes Championships

Sat, 2014-05-03 05:51

The Final Four tournament was a real nail-biter, coming amid controversy over huge salaries and reports of top recruits stolen. Professor Richard Vedder discusses college chess with NPR's Scott Simon.

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