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With Few Answers On Missing Teens, Frustration Simmers In Nigeria

Thu, 2014-05-01 12:04

Activists and parents demonstrated in the Nigerian capital, hoping to force the government to do more to rescue nearly 200 abducted teen girls, who have been missing for over two weeks. There is still little reliable information about the situation.

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Experts Expect A First For Ford: A Painless CEO Transition

Thu, 2014-05-01 12:04

Ford Motor Company will soon have a new CEO: Mark Fields, who's currently the chief operating officer. Michigan Radio's Tracy Samilton reports that Ford hopes this will quell doubts among investors.

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In Sex Assault Report, Pentagon Sees Progress — And A Long Way To Go

Thu, 2014-05-01 12:04

The Pentagon issued a study on sexual assault in the military, reports of which have jumped 50 percent in the past year. Defense Secretary Hagel says this is a positive sign of trust in the system.

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Effort To Force Treatment On Severely Mentally Ill Meets Resistance

Thu, 2014-05-01 12:04

An uneasy fact emerges from the two dozen mass shootings in this country over the past decade: The majority of those pulling the trigger have been severely mentally ill and not receiving treatment.

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Job Growth Trending Up, Survey Finds

Thu, 2014-05-01 12:00

The private sector added 220,000 jobs in April, which appears to signal an upward trend.

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Senior Prank Gone Wild: Police Arrest 62 N.J. Students

Thu, 2014-05-01 11:21

Police say the students broke into their high school, urinated in the hallways, flipped desks and taped hot dogs to lockers. An alarm alerted police who searched the school with a K-9 unit.

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Here's The Scoop On Jackfruit, A Ginormous Fruit To Feed The World

Thu, 2014-05-01 11:10

It's the largest tree fruit in the world. It's nutritious. And because it's pretty easy to grow, it has the potential to be a star in the developing world. But ... does it taste good?

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55 Colleges, Universities Under Investigation For Abuse Claims

Thu, 2014-05-01 09:25

In an unprecedented move, the Department of Education has released a list that includes some Ivy League schools, state and private institutions.

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Love That Gel Nail Polish, But Know It Doesn't Come Risk-Free

Thu, 2014-05-01 08:29

Popular gel nail polishes last for weeks, but the ultraviolet light used to cure them may cause premature skin aging and increase risk of cataracts, doctors say.

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Longtime 'Mad' Magazine Editor Dies At 88

Thu, 2014-05-01 08:23

Al Feldstein, who edited the iconic satire magazine from 1956-1984, turned it into a must-read for baby boomer-era adolescents.

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Hot, Sour, Sweet And Mobile: Loco Border Street Food

Thu, 2014-05-01 07:29

A team of NPR journalists traveled the length of the U.S.-Mexico border seeking stories of people and crossing. One discovery they couldn't quite swallow was a street snack called tostilocos.

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The State Department Is 'Deeply Concerned'

Thu, 2014-05-01 07:13

Time and again, we hear that the U.S. State Department is "deeply concerned" about international affairs. How deep? And how concerned?

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New Virus Related To Smallpox Is Found In Republic Of Georgia

Thu, 2014-05-01 06:46

Two men have been infected with a virus newly discovered in dairy cattle, scientists say. The disease causes blisters on the hands and arms, and other symptoms similar to those caused by smallpox.

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'Heartbreaking' Video Of Final Moments Aboard Korean Ferry

Thu, 2014-05-01 06:42

The cellphone footage was shot by a 17-year-old victim of the ferry disaster, recording classmates as they realize that they probably will not escape.

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Rosie The Riveter's World War II-Era Plant Saved

Thu, 2014-05-01 06:23

Organizers of a campaign to save the Willow Run Bomber Plant in Ypsilanti Township, Mich., say they've raised enough money to buy a part of the facility and turn it into a museum.

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Ukraine To Expel Russian Diplomat Reportedly Caught Taking Classified Info

Thu, 2014-05-01 05:40

Moscow's unnamed military attache was caught red-handed, according to officials in Kiev.

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Sinn Fein Leader Questioned In 40-Year-Old Murder Case

Thu, 2014-05-01 04:46

Gerry Adams, the political group's longtime president, says he rejects "malicious allegations" tying him to the kidnapping and killing of an alleged British spy in Northern Ireland in 1972.

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2 Feet Of Rain Causes Massive Flooding In Florida, Alabama

Thu, 2014-05-01 03:31

The record rainfall in some areas comes close on the heels of dozens of tornadoes that killed dozens of people across a swath of the country earlier this week.

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Explosion At Florida Jail Kills 2, Injures Dozens Of Inmates

Thu, 2014-05-01 02:27

Local authorities were describing the incident at the Pensacola jail as a possible gas explosion. It's not yet clear whether the extensive flooding that has hit the region may have played a role.

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Is It Still College Without Football?

Wed, 2014-04-30 23:40

Temple University in Pennsylvania and the New College of Florida are keeping costs low by cutting amenities and some varsity sports. But will running this play make them less attractive to applicants?

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