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Biplane Crashes At Northern California Air Show

Sun, 2014-05-04 22:08

A 77-year-old pilot was killed when his vintage biplane crashed on a runway Sunday. He was performing an upside down stunt at a Northern California air show.

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Amid Statewide Drought, California Races To Burn Wildfire Fuel

Sun, 2014-05-04 14:02

Officials are trying to protect fire-prone areas by targeting the grasses, brush and trees that fires feed off of. But until recently, conditions for controlled burning have been too dangerous.

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Ranch-To-Table Trend Has Some Diners Asking: Where's The Steak?

Sun, 2014-05-04 12:53

Just about every bite of meat that a Pittsburgh chef served in 2013 was raised in Pennsylvania. He learned from his locavore experiment that diners prefer prime cuts of beef over sausage and offal.

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Circus Performers Injured During Hair-Hanging Stunt

Sun, 2014-05-04 12:33

Nine performers were seriously injured Sunday when a support apparatus failed at a show by the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Rhode Island.

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First Openly Gay Episcopal Bishop Announces Divorce

Sun, 2014-05-04 11:22

"My belief in marriage is undiminished by the reality of divorcing someone I have loved for a very long time," Bishop Gene Robinson says.

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Sinn Fein's Adams Is Released; Was Questioned About Murder

Sun, 2014-05-04 08:39

Gerry Adams, the leader of the mostly Catholic party Sinn Fein, was held by police for several days of questioning about a 1970s murder case.

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Slipping Through The City: Bristol Turns Street Into A Water Slide

Sun, 2014-05-04 07:42

Taking over a steep street in Bristol, England, the Park and Slide is a nearly 300-foot-long water slide. Hundreds of people rode the one-day attraction Sunday.

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Boehner Plays It Loose With His Speakership At Stake

Sun, 2014-05-04 07:28

While House Speaker John Boehner is almost certain to win re-election in his suburban Cincinnati district, his prospects of being re-elected as speaker are far less clear.

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Ukraine: Pro-Russia Crowd Surrounds Police Station In Odessa

Sun, 2014-05-04 06:38

Urging the release of separatists detained during Friday's unrest that left dozens dead, more than 100 pro-Russia activists surrounded a police station in the southern Ukrainian city of Odessa.

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From Family History To Ballot Fights: What Drew You To Politics?

Sun, 2014-05-04 06:17

We asked: "who or what got you engaged in politics?" The answers from NPR's audience have been heartfelt and personal.

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May the Fourth Be With You: It's Star Wars Day

Sun, 2014-05-04 05:36

Darth Vader walks the Earth today. By that, we mean he's walking all over the place. Fans of the sci-fi franchise are celebrating Star Wars Day — or May 4 for the less geek-inclined.

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For The Clippers, Something to Cheer: A Win In Game 7

Sun, 2014-05-04 04:11

The Los Angeles Clippers continue their playoff run, days after the team's owner was banned for life by the NBA. The Clippers ended the Golden State Warriors' season in a back-and-forth game.

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More Hillside Collapses Possible After Deadly Afghan Landslides

Sun, 2014-05-04 03:36

As many as 2,500 people are feared dead after two landslides in northeastern Afghanistan on Friday. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to the Wall Street Journal's Yaroslav Trofimov for the latest.

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Should Doctors Participate In Executions?

Sun, 2014-05-04 03:36

The botched execution in Oklahoma last week led to questions about medical oversight during lethal injections. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Ty Alper, a lawyer who has represented death row inmates.

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Under Fire, Maryland Dealer Drops Plans To Sell Smart Gun

Sun, 2014-05-04 03:36

A Maryland gun shop owner has backed off on a plan to sell the nation's first smart gun after receiving death threats and protests from gun rights advocates.

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Saving The World's Babies Simply Starts At Birth

Sun, 2014-05-04 01:11

There has been great progress in improving the health of most young kids, but newborns have not seen the same success. Researchers know the main causes of death. The challenge now is combating them.

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Saving The World's Babies Simply Starts Before Birth

Sun, 2014-05-04 01:11

There has been great progress in improving the health of most young kids, but newborns have not seen the same success. Researchers know the main causes of death. The challenge now is combating them.

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Listen To These Lovely Cats. No, Actually, Don't

Sun, 2014-05-04 01:05

They are so sleek, so graceful, with such gorgeous eyes, tufted ears — but then they speak. And you think, "Oh no! Why? Why?"

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A Window To Executions: How To Cover Death For A Living

Sun, 2014-05-04 01:05

Michael Graczyk has been witnessing and writing about executions in Texas for 30 years as a criminal justice reporter for The Associated Press. One challenge, he says, is not falling into a formula.

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Obama Cracks Wise At White House Correspondents Dinner

Sat, 2014-05-03 22:31

The president's punchlines spared no one, least of all himself, at the annual schmooze-fest for political bigwigs and Hollywood A-listers.

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