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Peter Matthiessen, Co-Founder Of The Paris Review, Dies At 86

Sun, 2014-04-06 06:33

Matthiessen was a spy, a naturalist, a well-regarded activist and a three-time winner of the National Book Award — for both fiction and nonfiction. He died of acute myeloid leukemia.

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Mudslide Tragedy: Donations Outpace Capacity In Oso

Sun, 2014-04-06 06:31

It's been two weeks since a mudslide came down on a tiny mountain community in Washington. The disaster prompted an outpouring of donations; now local officials are asking only for monetary gifts.

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Search For Flight MH370: Ship Detects Pulse Signal Again

Sun, 2014-04-06 05:53

Ships and search planes are being sent to investigate a pulse signal that a Chinese patrol ship picked up twice this weekend, says the head of the search effort for a Malaysia Airlines jet.

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Peter Matthiessen Dies At 86; Wrote Of Travels In The Natural World

Sun, 2014-04-06 04:26

Author Peter Matthiessen, who used fiction and nonfiction to explore how man relates to nature, has died at 86. The revered naturalist and novelist had been suffering from leukemia.

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Student Debt Weighs Down Women More. Blame The Wage Gap

Sun, 2014-04-06 01:18

College costs the same for both genders, but women spend a higher portion of their salaries on paying off debt than men because they make less. It starts as soon as they enter the workforce.

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If A Picture's Worth 1,000 Words, Could It Help You Floss?

Sun, 2014-04-06 01:17

It's hard to get people to change their health behaviors for the better. Would putting drawings of simple health truisms on a pack of cards help? One creative tech geek wants to find out.

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Signal Detected By Chinese Ship Consistent With Aircraft Black Box

Sat, 2014-04-05 20:56

Officials on Sunday were trying to confirm whether a "pulse signal" reportedly picked up by a Chinese ship in the Indian Ocean came from the missing Malaysian jetliner.

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Author, Environmentalist Peter Matthiessen Has Died

Sat, 2014-04-05 17:04

Peter Matthiessen's publisher says he died Saturday after being ill "for some months." He had been diagnosed with leukemia. Matthiesen was 86.

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Kentucky To Play UConn In NCAA Final

Sat, 2014-04-05 16:50

The eighth-seeded Wildcats will face the seventh-seeded Huskies in an unlikely NCAA title matchup Monday with the highest combined rankings in tournament history.

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Americans Are On The Move, But In The Wrong Direction

Sat, 2014-04-05 15:05

People are having a harder time moving toward the places with the most economic opportunity. High cost of living is driving them to cheaper places, where job options are more limited.

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An Astronaut Asks: What Does This Cloud Look Like?

Sat, 2014-04-05 12:26

The image comes from Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, who gained fans last year when he tweeted photos and messages about his stint on the International Space Station.

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Dispute Came Before Fort Hood Shooting, Witnesses Say

Sat, 2014-04-05 11:35

The soldier who is believed to have killed three others in a shooting spree at Fort Hood, Texas, reportedly argued with fellow soldiers over paperwork shortly before violence erupted.

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NCAA Men's Final Four: Showdown In Texas

Sat, 2014-04-05 09:46

There are only four teams left in the men's NCAA bracket, as Kentucky, Connecticut, Florida, and Wisconsin vie for spots in Monday night's title game.

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Emergency Docs More Likely To Miss Signs Of Stroke In The Young

Sat, 2014-04-05 09:10

About 13 percent of people admitted to hospitals with a stroke diagnosis had visited the ER weeks earlier with complaints of headaches and dizziness that doctors mistakenly thought benign.

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Ban On Stores' Late Hours Is Lawful, French Court Says

Sat, 2014-04-05 08:29

Cosmetics retailer Sephora had hoped to keep its top Paris store open until midnight. Instead, the shop must observe the traditional closing time of 9 p.m.

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With Enrollee Goal Met, Obamacare Still Faces Political Trial

Sat, 2014-04-05 08:24

The Affordable Care Act's poll numbers may rise now that seven million more Americans have a stake in its survival. Yet even a small number of people can still make trouble for the law.

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Chinese Ship Reportedly Detects 'Pulse Signal' In Search For Airliner

Sat, 2014-04-05 04:35

A search ship has detected an ultrasonic pulse on a frequency used by black box recorders, according to China's state-run Xinhua news agency.

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Newbie Urban Gardeners May Not Be Aware Of Soil's Dirty Legacy

Sat, 2014-04-05 04:18

More and more city dwellers are trying their hand at urban gardening. Most know to be wary of lead in their soil, a report finds, but they're clueless about how to avoid other types of contaminants.

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'In Paradise,' Matthiessen Considers Our Capacity For Cruelty

Sat, 2014-04-05 03:36

At 86, Matthiessen has written what he says "may be his last word." In Paradise, a novel about a visit to a Nazi extermination camp, caps a career spanning six decades and 33 books.

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For Syrian Refugees, 'Life Has Stopped'

Sat, 2014-04-05 03:36

Syrian refugees have flooded into Lebanon since the war began. The UN said this week that 1 million refugees are now in the country. NPR's Scott Simon and Alice Fordham discuss the impact.

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