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Rio's Favela's Feel The Peace — And The Pressure — Of Pacification

Sun, 2015-08-30 05:15

Before hosting the World Cup, Brazil launched a program to pacify high-crime slums. The project has cut violence in some areas, but in others residents have been caught in the police crossfire.

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Oliver Sacks, Renowned Neurologist And Author, Dies At 82

Sun, 2015-08-30 04:53

His book Awakenings, about reviving patients from a catatonic state was turned into a 1990 film. He also wrote more than a dozen other books, including The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat.

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Uber Hires Hackers To Secure Driverless Cars

Sun, 2015-08-30 04:02

NPR's Rachel Martin reports that the ride-sharing service Uber is hiring experts to protect driverless cars from being hacked.

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Not All Irish Are Enjoying The Nation's Economic Recovery

Sun, 2015-08-30 04:02

Now that Ireland has turned its economy around, some politicians point to its success as a model of the policy of economic austerity. But that's not how it feels to many people living there.

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NASA Scientists Simulate A Year On Mars — On Hawaii

Sun, 2015-08-30 04:02

NPR's Rachel Martin reports on a year-long NASA mission to Hawaii.

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As Alaska's Climate Warms, Seabird Population Shrinks

Sun, 2015-08-30 04:02

Alaska's seabirds are suffering a steep decline in population. There's evidence linking this to climate change, a problem President Obama will address Monday when he visits the state.

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Spanish And Arabic Mixes In Accused Terrorist's Home Town

Sun, 2015-08-30 04:02

The accused terrorist in the recent foiled train attack in France is a Moroccan who lived in Algeciras, Spain. It's a diverse port city where immigrants are well integrated.

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Marginalized Young American-Somalis Look East To Join ISIS

Sun, 2015-08-30 04:02

The Twin Cities area has the largest Somali population in America. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Minneapolis Councilman Abdi Warsame about young people arrested for allegedly conspiring to join ISIS.

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Germans Impatient With Angela Merkel's Migrant Response

Sun, 2015-08-30 04:02

Germany is the number one destination for the thousands of migrants reaching Europe's shores. NPR's Rachel Martin gets a German perspective from Der Spiegel editor Maximilian Popp.

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Kurdish Activists Camp Out Between Turkey's Army And Kurdish Fighters

Sun, 2015-08-30 04:02

As an old conflict heats up again in southeastern Turkey, the activists have staked out ground on a sunburned hillside and say they're willing to risk their own lives in order to stop the fighting.

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Their Crimes Reclassified, Some Californian Felons Get A Second Chance

Sun, 2015-08-30 04:02

Approved by voters last year, Proposition 47 lets people with some nonviolent felonies petition to reduce their crimes to misdemeanors. It's giving former offenders access to better opportunities.

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What's Better For Afghanistan's Future: Buddha Tours Or A Copper Mine?

Sun, 2015-08-30 03:03

A vast archaeological site sits atop one of the world's biggest untapped copper deposits. And Afghanistan must decide which resource will be a greater boon.

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How Fishermen's Bragging Rights Gave Birth To Fine Art

Sun, 2015-08-30 03:03

In 19th century Japan, fishermen found a foolproof way to record trophy catches: a "fish rubbing" inked onto paper, creating a permanent record of their size. Gyotaku soon evolved into fine art.

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The Bloody Mary Meat Straw: An All-American Story

Sun, 2015-08-30 00:57

Bloody Mary's have been around for ages, but an Iowa man has invented a way to take them to a whole new level: a straw made of meat. They've become a hit at bars, ballparks and stadiums. #America

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The Bloody Mary Meat Straw: An All-American Story

Sun, 2015-08-30 00:57

Bloody Mary's have been around for ages, but an Iowa man has invented a way to take them to a whole new level: a straw made of meat. They've become a hit at bars, ballparks and stadiums. #America

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Broadway's First Black Jean ValJean Dies At 21

Sat, 2015-08-29 17:36

When he debuted earlier this summer, Kyle Jean-Baptiste was also the youngest person ever to play the lead character in Les Miserables on Broadway. He died in an accident Saturday.

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Demonstrators Storm Beirut, Demanding Solutions To Garbage-Collection Crisis

Sat, 2015-08-29 13:10

In Beirut, the Lebanese capital, bars and restaurants closed Saturday night in solidarity with anti-government protests that have grown over the last week.

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Egyptian Court Hands Down 3-Year Sentences For Journalists And Activists

Sat, 2015-08-29 13:10

Three Al-Jazeera English journalists and several student activists were sentenced to up to three years and six months in prison in Cairo on Saturday.

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Turkey, U.S., Conduct First Joint Airstrikes Against ISIS

Sat, 2015-08-29 12:55

Ankara, long hesitant to commit to the coalition against the self-declared Islamic State, said "[the] fight against the terrorist organization is a priority."

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Donald Trump In 9 Quotes And 200 Seconds

Sat, 2015-08-29 12:45

Trump took his act on the road to Tennessee, where he thrilled a conservative audience with an off-the-cuff routine that bordered on stand-up comedy.

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