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Even Chimps Know That A Firm Bed Makes For Quality Sleep

Thu, 2014-04-17 14:31

A new study looking at the nests made by chimpanzees in Uganda found that they prefer a type of tree that gives them a firm and secure sleeping platform.

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Tabasco And Beer-Flavored: Not Your Easter Bunny's Jelly Beans

Thu, 2014-04-17 14:21

On the eve of Easter and National Jelly Bean Day, let us probe the mysterious origins and unexpected ascendency of the humble candy. And to celebrate, we've sampled Jelly Belly's newest flavors.

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Obama's Favorite County — At Least When It Comes To Giving Speeches

Thu, 2014-04-17 14:02

The president has visited Prince George's County, Md., four times this year. It is the most affluent county with an African-American majority. It also happens to be very close to the White House.

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Chelsea Clinton Says She's Pregnant

Thu, 2014-04-17 13:07

The 34-year-old daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are "very excited."

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When Being Pregnant Also Means Being Out Of A Job

Thu, 2014-04-17 13:03

Thirty-six years after Congress passed the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, employers still have very different interpretations of what they're required to do to accommodate expectant mothers.

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Nobel Prize-Winning Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies At 87

Thu, 2014-04-17 12:47

The Colombian-born author of One Hundred Years of Solitude had been in failing health for some time.

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On Russian Call-in Show, Putin Maintains Hard Line Against West

Thu, 2014-04-17 12:12

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he hopes he won't have to move troops into Ukraine to protect the local Russian-speaking population, but he reserves the right to do so.

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Search Continues For Nearly 300 Missing In South Korea Ferry Accident

Thu, 2014-04-17 12:04

The search continues for survivors and answers in the South Korean ferry disaster. NPR's Anthony Kuhn offers details on the latest developments.

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Opposing Protests Pull Eastern Ukraine In Two Directions

Thu, 2014-04-17 12:04

In eastern Ukraine, demonstrators supporting a unified Ukraine are rallying just blocks from where pro-Russian militants are occupying a government building.

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Out Of A Tough Day Of Diplomacy, A Surprising Deal On Ukraine

Thu, 2014-04-17 12:04

Diplomats from the United States and Europe gathered in Geneva Thursday to discuss how to resolve the crisis in Ukraine. Secretary of State John Kerry and his counterparts from Russia, Ukraine and the European Union spoke for more than five hours on the issue.

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Following Enrollment Deadline, Health Care Focus Turns To States

Thu, 2014-04-17 12:04

President Obama met Thursday with insurance company executives and a separate group of insurance regulators from the states, discussing their mutual interest in administering the new health care law.

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Unlikely Partnerships Spring From California Water Crisis

Thu, 2014-04-17 12:04

Farmers in the parched Central Valley are joining forces with farmworkers and a broad cross section of politicians to pressure the federal government to offer relief.

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Obama: Affordable Care Act Enrollment Hits 8 Million

Thu, 2014-04-17 11:59

At a White House briefing, the president referred to the Affordable Care Act, saying "this thing is working," and urged Republicans to stop trying to repeal the law.

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Hillary Clinton's Presidential Chess Board

Thu, 2014-04-17 11:49

Much of what will happen in the 2016 presidential race — in both political parties — hinges on whether Clinton decides to run. She has said she'll announce by the end of the year.

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Got A Hobby? Might Be A Smart Professional Move

Thu, 2014-04-17 11:46

Workers who have a creative outlet outside the office are more likely to be creative problem solvers on the job, a study suggests. Oh, and they have more fun.

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BP Exec Who Led Cleanup Settles On Charges Of Insider Trading

Thu, 2014-04-17 11:14

Keith A. Seilhan, who was the incident commander directing the company's cleanup effort, allegedly sold $1 million in BP stock based on non-public information about the extent of the spill.

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Scientists Spot A Planet That Looks Like 'Earth's Cousin'

Thu, 2014-04-17 11:01

Kepler-186f is almost the same size as Earth, and it orbits in its star's "Goldilocks zone"-- where temperatures may be just right for life. But much is unknown because it's also 500 light-years away.

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Chili Say What? Linguistics Help Pinpoint Pepper's Origins

Thu, 2014-04-17 10:52

It turns out the first chili peppers were grown by humans in eastern Mexico. And it's not the same region where beans and corn were first grown, according to new ways of evaluating evidence.

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First Embryonic Stem Cells Cloned From A Man's Skin

Thu, 2014-04-17 10:14

Scientists based their technique on the one used to create the sheep Dolly years ago. These cells might one day be useful in treating all sorts of diseases.

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'Why Am I Dead?' He Never Asked. Here's The Answer He Never Heard

Thu, 2014-04-17 09:39

Man goes in for a routine hip operation. In the corner of the operating room, there's a young med student watching. When things go wrong, she tries to make sense of what she sees.

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