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If Drones Make You Nervous, Think Of Them As Flying Donkeys

Tue, 2015-03-31 07:44

In Africa, where there aren't always roads from point A to point B, drones could take critical medicines to remote spots. But the airborne vehicles make people uneasy for lots of reasons.

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Major Power Outage Darkens Dozens Of Cities In Turkey

Tue, 2015-03-31 07:42

The outage halted public transportation and shuttered business across much of Turkey. An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the country's blackout, the biggest in 15 years.

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Meet The Bacteria That Make A Stink In Your Pits

Tue, 2015-03-31 07:19

Scientists say they've IDed the bacteria that emits that rank smell after a hard workout. Future deodorants might target that bad actor rather than blocking sweat glands or nuking all bacteria.

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U.S. Promises To Cut Greenhouse Gases By A Quarter Of 2005 Levels

Tue, 2015-03-31 07:03

The new target was submitted to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Tuesday. Part of a plan for a new international treaty, it would give the U.S. 10 years to reach its goal.

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The Fear Of Black Men In America: Join Our Twitter Chat #FearAndRace

Tue, 2015-03-31 06:32

This week, NPR's Michel Martin has been leading challenging conversations about the fear of black men. Now we want to hear from you.

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From A 'Dragon Tattoo' To The 'Spider's Web': Stieg Larsson's Hero Returns

Tue, 2015-03-31 06:15

The late Stieg Larsson's Millennium series of novels is getting an addition, The Girl in the Spider's Web. The book, written by David Lagercrantz, just got its title and a U.S. release date: Sept. 1.

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The Challenge: Curb Violence In Most Violent City. Hint: Nuns Can Help

Tue, 2015-03-31 05:15

This year, at Emory University's global health challenge, students had to come up with clever solutions for a pressing problem. Only it wasn't a superbug. It was the extreme violence in Honduras.

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Deadline Day Arrives For Iran Nuclear Talks

Tue, 2015-03-31 05:04

The six nations that have been debating a plan to curb Iran's nuclear program – and ease economic sanctions — will hit the deadline for a framework agreement at 6 p.m. ET.

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Indianapolis Mayor: Religious Law's Backers 'Missing The Bigger Trend'

Tue, 2015-03-31 04:04

Of his Republican colleagues at the state house, Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard says, "Sometimes, they're having trouble understanding the breadth and the depth of what's happening here."

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Live From Small Town America: Teachers Who Blog To Stay In Touch

Tue, 2015-03-31 04:03

Teachers in remote areas say blogging is a great way to plug into conversations with other educators.

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No Easy, Reliable Way To Screen For Suicide, Specialists Say

Tue, 2015-03-31 00:58

Clinicians correctly predict a suicide attempt about half the time — no better than a coin toss. Certain tests of involuntary responses, although still experimental, aim to improve the odds.

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With 'Single-Stream' Recycling, Convenience Comes At A Cost

Tue, 2015-03-31 00:58

Many Americans now have access to a commingled recycling system, which lets users mix plastic, glass, paper and metal together in one bin. It's much easier, but not nearly as efficient.

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After Snowden, The NSA Faces Recruitment Challenge

Tue, 2015-03-31 00:58

To keep its code-breaking prowess, the NSA must recruit scores of the brightest students in math and computer science each year. But the Snowden revelations are hurting those efforts.

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The Ascent Of Afghan Women

Tue, 2015-03-31 00:58

Afghanistan is a mountainous land where mountain climbing is rare among men and virtually nonexistent among women. An American is now preparing young Afghan women to scale the country's highest peak.

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With UConn, Maryland Wins, Women's Final Four Has 4 No. 1s, Familiar Look

Mon, 2015-03-30 20:50

Connecticut is back for the eighth straight year and Maryland will make a repeat trip, joining Notre Dame — making a fifth straight trip — and South Carolina. UConn is after a third straight title.

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Venezuela Cuts Oil Subsidies To Caribbean Nations

Mon, 2015-03-30 18:06

For a decade, Venezuela offered cheap oil at favorable rates to 13 neighbors, including Cuba. But tumbling oil prices have hit Venezuela's economy hard, forcing it to trim those subsidies.

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Despite Protestation From Brazil, Trial For 840-Pound Emerald Will Continue

Mon, 2015-03-30 17:05

The Bahia Emerald has been hotly contested for years. A judge in California has decided to continue with a trial about its ownership even though Brazil says it was illegally exported.

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Pharmacists Group Votes To Discourage Members From Providing Execution Drugs

Mon, 2015-03-30 15:23

The measure could make it harder for states using made-to-order execution drugs to buy them. The American Pharmacists Association voted on the policy at its annual meeting.

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Mass Tax Foreclosure Threatens Detroit Homeowners

Mon, 2015-03-30 13:59

Tuesday is the deadline to begin what many call the largest U.S. mass tax foreclosure. With the city counting on tax revenue, the owners behind on payments may be forced out of their homes.

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California's Death Row, The Nation's Largest, Runs Out Of Room

Mon, 2015-03-30 13:34

The death-row population in the state is growing because no one has been put to death in nearly a decade. Gov. Jerry Brown is asking for more money to open 100 more cells.

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