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Labor Groups Blast Working Conditions In Qatar Ahead Of World Cup

Mon, 2015-05-18 10:03

Their call comes on the same day the BBC said a reporting crew spent two nights in a Qatari jail for trying to film migrant workers who are building the infrastructure for the sporting event.

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President Gets His Own Twitter Account: 'It's Barack. Really.'

Mon, 2015-05-18 09:39

Obama's bio on @POTUS says he is "Dad, husband and 44th President of the United States."

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Supreme Court Calls Maryland Income Tax Law 'A Tariff'

Mon, 2015-05-18 08:35

The court says Maryland unconstitutionally raised the cost of doing business in more than one state, by letting local governments tax money that was earned — and taxed — in other states.

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Does A Foreign Accent Mess Up Our Memory Of What's Said?

Mon, 2015-05-18 07:47

It can be hard to decipher what a non-native speaker is saying. But that might not always be a bad thing when it comes to understanding or remembering, scientists say.

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How We Store Food At Home Could Be Linked To How Much We Eat

Mon, 2015-05-18 07:33

Could keeping food out of sight be a way to keep it out of your mouth? A new study points to a possible tie between how food is stored, how visible it is in the home and obesity.

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2 BASE Jumpers Die On Wingsuit Flight In Yosemite

Mon, 2015-05-18 06:43

The world of climbing lost a daring innovator Saturday when Dean Potter died during a wingsuit flight. He was killed along with Graham Hunt as they tried to soar above California's Yosemite Valley.

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Sen. Lindsey Graham Is 'Having A Blast' As He Preps Presidential Run

Mon, 2015-05-18 06:10

Graham told NPR he knows he'll have to work to introduce himself to voters, despite his long tenure in politics.

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Amtrak Restores Full Service On The Northeast Corridor

Mon, 2015-05-18 05:08

Amtrak trains between Philadelphia and New York City had been halted for a week, after a derailment killed eight people.

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Obama To Limit Police Acquisition Of Some Military-Style Equipment

Mon, 2015-05-18 03:55

In an executive order, President Obama will curb the kind of equipment local police can acquire from the federal government. Obama will also demand more accountability in exchange for other equipment.

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Gunfight Between Motorcycle Gangs In Waco, Texas, Leaves 9 Dead

Mon, 2015-05-18 02:44

The rival gangs had gathered at a restaurant to work through issues about turf and recruitment. Police say they shot at each other and police.

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'Mad Men' Finale: A Love Letter To Fans Filled With Mostly Happy Endings

Mon, 2015-05-18 00:58

AMC's Mad Men ended its seven-season run on Sunday. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says fans may have loved how characters' stories were resolved, but critics may question how writers got them there.

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It's Not A Come-On From A Satanic Cult. It's A New Kind Of Poll!

Sun, 2015-05-17 23:53

Tanzanians were skeptical when they were invited for a free trip to the big city to discuss natural gas policy. But it's actually an innovative strategy to involve ordinary citizens in key decisions.

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Deaf Jam: Experiencing Music Through A Cochlear Implant

Sun, 2015-05-17 23:52

After swapping hearing aids for a cochlear implant, Sam Swiller's taste in music shifted dramatically, from grunge rock to folk. Now scientists are trying to improve how implants relay music.

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In Seoul, Kerry Calls N. Korea Provocations 'Egregious,' 'Reckless'

Sun, 2015-05-17 23:44

America's top diplomat says North Korea's muscle flexing on the Korean peninsula may lead to further international pressure — and possibly a referral to the International Criminal Court.

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1 Marine Killed During Osprey Training Exercise In Hawaii

Sun, 2015-05-17 21:48

A Marine Corps Osprey aircraft made a hard landing in Hawaii on Sunday, killing one Marine and sending 21 other people to hospitals as dark smoke from the resulting fire billowed into the sky.

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9 Dead After Shootout Between Rival Bike Gangs In Central Texas

Sun, 2015-05-17 21:08

A shootout at a busy restaurant in Waco, Texas, shortly after noon on Sunday, left bystanders and patrons fleeing for safety. The number of injured is not yet known.

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9 Dead After Central Texas Shootout Between Rival Biker Gangs

Sun, 2015-05-17 15:30

The violence at a busy restaurant in Waco, Texas, which started shortly after noon, left bystanders and patrons fleeing for safety. The number of injured is not yet known.

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Amtrak To Restore Service Between Philadelphia, New York

Sun, 2015-05-17 13:23

That portion of the Northeast Corridor — the nation's busiest railroad — was shut down while the train service investigated Tuesday's fatal derailment. It will reopen early Monday.

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Does Airbnb Help Folks Get By — Or Help Businesses Get Sly?

Sun, 2015-05-17 13:17

Santa Monica, Calif., approved a law that would outlaw most short-term rentals in the city. Some say many listings are by big companies. Others say such laws hurt homeowners trying to make ends meet.

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Chicago's Credit Rating Is Downgraded

Sun, 2015-05-17 13:17

Earlier this week, Moody's Investors Service downgraded Chicago's credit rating to junk status. How did the city's finances reach this point?

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