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Tensions Rise As Afghan Candidate Rejects Election Results

Sun, 2014-06-22 04:00

Before the results are even in, Abdullah Abdullah says he won't recognize the outcome of Afghan's presidential election. The one-time front-runner risks pushing the country into political crisis.

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Sexual Harrassment, Abuse Systemic In Modeling World

Sun, 2014-06-22 04:00

Charges of harassment and abuse against major players in the fashion world have put the industry under scrutiny. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to model Sara Ziff, who founded a nonprofit to protect models.

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As Iraq-Syria Borders Blur, Fears Of A Wider Mideast War Grow

Sun, 2014-06-22 04:00

As Sunni fighters gain more territory, the entire region faces the prospect of a wider conflict. Correspondent Peter Kenyon gives NPR's Lynn Neary an update on the situation in neighboring countries.

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U.S. Vs. Portugal: 'Now Is The Moment' To Show American Mettle

Sun, 2014-06-22 03:27

The U.S. soccer team has a tough matchup Sunday against Portugal. Win, and the Americans are in. Lose or tie, and the road gets a lot tougher with next Thursday's game against Germany.

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Americans Weigh Addiction Risk When Taking Painkillers

Sun, 2014-06-22 01:00

Doctors and patients are trying to balance the need for pain relief and the potential for trouble. In an NPR poll, addiction and side effects were the top concerns.

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Hillary Clinton, The Inevitable? Sure Seems Like It

Sun, 2014-06-22 00:57

Clinton's path to the Democratic presidential nomination looks to be wide open, with no one in a position to stop her. Here are three reasons she could take the 2016 contest, if she wants it.

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Man Floats Free In Hotel Corridor

Sun, 2014-06-22 00:56

Hotel hallways are cramped and narrow, like cages. But Storyboard P won't be trapped. Watch this Brooklyn dancer float toward a fire extinguisher — beauty in tight places.

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World Cup Stadium In The Amazon Is Nice, But Is It Needed?

Sat, 2014-06-21 13:36

The $300 million Arena de Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, has been one of the focal points for critics who say Brazil should be spending money on things other than a World Cup extravaganza.

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In Mob Stronghold, Pope Says Mobsters Are Excommunicated

Sat, 2014-06-21 12:43

Pope Francis made the statement during an open air mass, saying mafiosos have a "contempt for the common good."

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In Iraq, ISIS Advances, Shiite Cleric Issues Warning

Sat, 2014-06-21 10:48

During a sermon in Baghdad, Nassir al-Saedi said they would ready for "the occupier" "if you are back." Meanwhile, ISIS took control of two towns.

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Some Of Us Sacrifice More To Stay In Home Sweet Home

Sat, 2014-06-21 09:07

Blacks and Latinos are much more likely to say housing prices have forced them to move to places where they felt less safe and had worse schools.

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Egyptian Judge Confirms Death Sentence Of More Than 180

Sat, 2014-06-21 07:44

The same judge had originally sentenced 683 people to the death penalty. The defendants, mostly supporters of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, were accused of attacking a police station.

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Talks Yield Possible Framework For Iran Nuclear Deal

Sat, 2014-06-21 07:22

Pressure is increasing for a deal over limiting Iran's nuclear program in exchange for reduced economic sanctions. Negotiators have one month until the current temporary agreement will expire.

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Science Of Stink: Blame Sulfur Compounds For Your Garlic Breath

Sat, 2014-06-21 06:48

A sulfur compound in garlic can linger in the body for up to two days, stinking up your breath, sweat and pee. Milk, parsley or citrus might help break it down more quickly or mask the stench.

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Revelers Greet The Midsummer Sunrise At Stonehenge

Sat, 2014-06-21 06:41

New-agers, pagans and modern-day Druids began the longest day of the year with songs, dance and yoga at the ancient stones on Salisbury Plain.

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National Park Service Temporarily Bans Drones In National Parks

Sat, 2014-06-21 06:10

The Park Service said it made the decision after several drones disturbed the peace at different parks. The agency will later propose permanent regulation.

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A Former Drug Dealer Gives A Great Defense Of The Liberal Arts

Sat, 2014-06-21 06:03

College programs in prison have become extremely rare, but one alum's story shows how incarceration can truly be reformative.

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Tech Week: Yo, The Amazon Fire Phone And Apple's iWatch?

Sat, 2014-06-21 05:56

An app based around a single word, a phone from Amazon that helps you buy stuff from Amazon and details about Apple's expected wrist candy. All that and more in the week's tech news.

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WATCH: Rep. Ryan Takes IRS Commissioner To Task Over Lost Emails

Sat, 2014-06-21 05:02

During a committee hearing, Republican Rep. Paul Ryan told IRS Commissioner John Koskinen that he did not believe him and that his agency was not being forthcoming.

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Russia Puts Its Troops On 'Full Combat Alert'

Sat, 2014-06-21 04:14

The move is seen as another show of force by Russia as tensions with Ukraine continue to mount. It comes after reports of violence spilling over into the Russian-Ukraine border.

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