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Washington Monument To Reopen After 3 Years Of Quake Repairs

Sun, 2014-05-11 22:09

With more than 150 cracks patched and repaired in its white marble, the Washington Monument is set to reopen for the first time since a 2011 earthquake caused widespread damage.

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Why Aren't Teens Reading Like They Used To?

Sun, 2014-05-11 21:17

A survey of data shows a marked drop in teenagers reading for pleasure. Researchers are trying to figure out whether the explosion of e-reading and digital diversions is behind the decline.

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Glenn Greenwald: NSA Believes It Should Be Able To Monitor All Communication

Sun, 2014-05-11 20:03

The journalist, who received a cache of highly classified documents, says no one disputes that the security agency should be reading emails from al-Qaida, but the system has become too powerful.

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Veterans' Success At Home: More Than Just Landing Any Job

Sun, 2014-05-11 15:09

Reliable data on federal education programs and job placement for veterans are scarce, so it can be hard to know whether service members are getting the support they need to pursue careers they want.

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Despite Objections, Maine Governor Acts On Food Stamp Fraud

Sun, 2014-05-11 13:05

Facing a tight re-election battle, Gov. Paul LePage is moving ahead with a plan to require photos on EBT cards, even though the state's Legislature blocked his sweeping proposals earlier this year.

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'Nowhere To Go,' Ugandan LGBT Activist Applies For Asylum In U.S.

Sun, 2014-05-11 13:05

The Ugandan government passed a law criminalizing homosexuality in February. John Abdallah Wambere, a prominent gay rights organizer, says he could face jail or even death if he returns home.

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Shelly Sterling Says She'll 'Absolutely' Fight To Keep Her Half Of Clippers

Sun, 2014-05-11 12:59

Sterling tells ABC News that she wonders if the NBA would force out a male owner out of league over what a wife might have said. She adds that she intends to divorce Donald Sterling.

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Secretary Of Defense Says Ban On Transgender People Should Be Reviewed

Sun, 2014-05-11 11:47

Chuck Hagel said the issue is "complicated" because of its medical component, but he's open to reviewing the military's policy.

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Addicted And Pregnant: 'The Most Heart-Wrenching Experience Of My Life'

Sun, 2014-05-11 09:26

After I got pregnant, I did my best to do what a pregnant woman is supposed to do. I was able to refrain from drug use, but I never stayed away from alcohol for long.

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What Three College Pals Say About Their Dreams In China

Sun, 2014-05-11 07:50

Beyond the superhighways, gleaming skyscrapers and economic growth, China's young urban adults are often struggling, their dreams unfulfilled, their hopes for a better life elusive.

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As India Votes, Muslims Keep A Wary Eye On The Hindu Frontrunner

Sun, 2014-05-11 07:46

Monday is the final day of voting in India's six-week election. One big unknown is whether Muslims will vote for Narendra Modi, who is accused of failing to protect them from slaughter in 2002.

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Portraits Of Mothers (And The Children Who Love Them)

Sun, 2014-05-11 07:34

Mother's Day unfolds with a stream of stunning, emotional and beautiful pictures on social media. Here are some of our favorites.

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Fighting Resumes In South Sudan, Despite Cease-Fire Agreement

Sun, 2014-05-11 05:46

Two days after signing an agreement to halt fighting, there was conflict in the town of Bentiu. The rebels and the government blamed each other for reneging on the pact.

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Seeds Of Political Engagement? They're Planted Early

Sun, 2014-05-11 05:03

NPR listeners shared photos of their early political memories and experiences. This is what we learned.

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WATCH: Michael Sam, Boyfriend React To Draft Pick

Sun, 2014-05-11 03:49

After Sam was drafted by the Rams, he celebrated by kissing his boyfriend. Sam will become the first openly gay player in the NFL.

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Beating The Odds To Become First Female Chief Nuclear Officer

Sun, 2014-05-11 03:33

There are nine men for every woman in nuclear engineering. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Maria Korsnick, the first female chief nuclear officer in the U.S., about her experience as a woman in the industry.

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U.N. Panel Could Find Vatican Guilty Of Torture

Sun, 2014-05-11 03:33

This week the Vatican faced a U.N. panel investigating priest sex abuse. The panel called for an end to what it called a Vatican "climate of impunity."

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Plenty Of Women Enter Academic Science. They Just Don't Stay

Sun, 2014-05-11 03:33

Women are underrepresented in the senior ranks of academic science, but they attend grad school in equal numbers as men. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to science correspondent Joe Palca about the disparity.

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Seperatists Hold Referendum On East Ukraine Independence

Sun, 2014-05-11 03:33

Pro-Moscow separatists hold their unofficial referendum on independence for eastern Ukraine on Sunday. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to correspondents Corey Flintoff and Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson.

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In Run-Up To Egyptian Election, A Crackdown On Dissent

Sun, 2014-05-11 03:33

In Egypt, campaign season has kicked off for the presidential election later this month. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to NPR's Leila Fadel from Cairo.

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