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High On Tea Party Hit List, Idaho Congressman Looks To Hold On

Sat, 2014-05-17 10:12

GOP Rep. Mike Simpson has a pretty solidly conservative voting record. But he's still facing a tough Tea Party primary challenge in a race marked by millions of dollars in outside spending.

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In Photos: India's Prime Minister-Elect Receives Hero's Welcome In Delhi

Sat, 2014-05-17 09:44

The election of Narendra Modi is historic, marking a shift away from a party that has dominated politics in the world's largest democracy.

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Holder: Subtle Racism Is Greater Threat Than 'Outbursts Of Bigotry'

Sat, 2014-05-17 07:33

On the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, Attorney General Eric Holder and first lady Michelle Obama said racism is still alive and there is work yet to be done.

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5 Fab Fads That Just Faded Away

Sat, 2014-05-17 07:11

Remembering a time in America when chameleon coiffures and sand baths were all the rage.

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For First Time, Judge Halts Force-Feeding Of Guantánamo Detainee

Sat, 2014-05-17 06:01

District Judge Gladys Kessler also ordered the government to keep all videotapes that show the force-feeding of Jihad Dhiab, and she called on the Obama administration to act further.

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Oprah Winfrey's Channel Calls Off Michael Sam Series

Sat, 2014-05-17 03:57

OWN had planned a documentary series to feature the first openly gay NFL player in his bid to earn a spot on the St. Louis Rams. The network backed off to give him space "to achieve his dreams."

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Turkish Coal Miner Faces Future After Tragedy

Sat, 2014-05-17 03:47

A survivor of the Turkish coal mine disaster that killed more than 250 talks about the hours he spent trapped below ground. He's now afraid to return to mining, and wonders how he'll make a living.

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Measles And Mumps Make A Comeback

Sat, 2014-05-17 03:47

Measles and mumps outbreaks in the U.S. are at an all-time high. NPR's Scott Simon talks with professor of preventive medicine William Schaffner about how the viruses are spreading and why.

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Iran Reluctant To Disclose Secret Nuclear Activities

Sat, 2014-05-17 03:47

Iran wants relief from economic sanctions, but the International Atomic Energy Agency wants answers about rumored weapons programs before it makes a new agreement.

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How Will Narendra Modi Change India?

Sat, 2014-05-17 03:47

In a historic election, Narendra Modi and the Hindu nationalist party ousted India's long-ruling Congress party. Scott Simon talks with NPR's Julie McCarthy about what this political shift means for India.

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High Charges By Doctors May Or May Not Be Red Flags For Fraud

Sat, 2014-05-17 03:47

The government recently released a trove of information on how much doctors are charging Medicare. It does seem like some doctors are overcharging, but the explanation of high fees can be complicated.

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How South Sudan Came To The Brink Of Civil War

Sat, 2014-05-17 03:47

South Sudan is being torn apart by ethnic violence. NPR's Scott Simon talks to David Deng, research director for the South Sudan Law Society, about efforts to save the country from a civil war.

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Russia Says It Will End Space Station Collaboration With U.S.

Sat, 2014-05-17 03:47

With the U.S. imposing sanctions on Russia over Ukraine, what happens to U.S. and Russian co-operation in space? NPR's Scott Simon speaks to reporter Geoff Brumfiel about the future of the program.

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Gender And Money At The Helm Of 'The New York Times'

Sat, 2014-05-17 03:47

Rumors are flying over the firing of The New York Time's first female editor, Jill Abramson. Scott Simon talks with NPR's David Folkenflik about how gender and compensation may have played a roll.

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NAACP Selects Minister, Former Lawyer, As New President

Sat, 2014-05-17 03:42

Cornell William Brooks replaces Lorraine Miller, who has been serving as interim chief last since year. Brooks once ran for Congress and used to be a lawyer for the Justice Department and the FCC.

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Nostalgia For What's Been Lost Since 'Brown V. Board'

Sat, 2014-05-17 01:39

No one wants to return to the system of American apartheid. Public education, with its glaring inequities, is a reminder of all the work left undone.

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Nigerian Abductions Part Of A Terrible Pattern In African Conflicts

Sat, 2014-05-17 01:33

Africa's most notorious warlord, Joseph Kony, began mass abductions of schoolgirls in the 1980s. Since then, it has become a recurring feature in conflicts on the continent.

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Lao Military Plane Carrying Defense Chief Crashes

Sat, 2014-05-17 00:43

The plane was carrying about 20 people, including the country's defense minister and other senior officials. There was no word on casualties.

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Apple, Google, Agree To Drop Patent Infringement Dispute

Fri, 2014-05-16 16:33

The highest-profile suit between the two companies involved one patent essential to the way cellphones operate on a 3G network.

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Record Flooding In Balkans Destroys Communities

Fri, 2014-05-16 16:08

It's the worst flooding in Bosnia and Serbia in at least 120 years, triggering dozens of landslides and killing several people.

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