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Cheez Whiz Helped Spread Processed Foods. Will It Be Squeezed Out?

Sun, 2015-03-29 02:44

Turns out, the history of Kraft's dull-orange cheese spread says a lot about the processed food industry — and where it might be headed as Kraft and Heinz merge.

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Heat Tolerant, Tough Teeth, Lots Of Milk — They're Supergoats!

Sun, 2015-03-29 01:25

A hardy breed is helping farmers in one Kenyan village cope with climate change — and put more food on the table.

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Heat Tolerant, Tough Teeth, Lots Of Milk — They're Supergoats!

Sun, 2015-03-29 01:25

A hardy breed is helping farmers in one Kenyan village cope with climate change — and put more food on the table.

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Kentucky Is Now Just Two Games Away From Perfect Season

Sat, 2015-03-28 19:09

It was down to two final free throws, but the Wildcats finally overcame Notre Dame's upset bid in a 68-66 win. They'll go on to face the Wisconsin Badgers in a rematch from last year's Final Four.

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The Cautionary Tale Of A Big-Time Bracket Bust

Sat, 2015-03-28 14:35

In 2010, police arrested a New Jersey man running an football pool — with a payout totaling nearly $900,000. If you're the one holding money in your office's college basketball pool, take heed.

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What Is The Mystery Goo That Killed Seabirds In The Bay Area?

Sat, 2015-03-28 13:22

More than 200 birds died earlier this year. Now, scientists and federal agencies are running forensic tests and looking for clues to the goo as part of a national investigation.

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Nigerians Go To The Polls

Sat, 2015-03-28 13:22

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton, who's been at a polling station in the capital, Abuja, where they're counting votes.

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Assessing The Ellen Pao Verdict

Sat, 2015-03-28 13:22

NPR's Arun Rath talks with Wired.com's Davey Alba about the outcome of the landmark gender discrimination case against a Silicon Valley venture capital firm.

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An Update On Yemen's Escalating Crisis

Sat, 2015-03-28 13:22

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Iona Craig, a freelance journalist who's spent the last four years reporting from the country, about this week's airstrikes and prospects for a ceasefire.

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British Fraudster Walks Out Of Jail Using Forged Bail Letter

Sat, 2015-03-28 11:42

The man, who was serving time for a $2.7 million fraud, simply showed guards the letter and walked free. He later changed his mind and turned himself back in to authorities.

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Indiana's 'Religious Freedom' Bill Sparks Firestorm Of Controversy

Sat, 2015-03-28 09:45

When Gov. Mike Pence signed a law that allows his state's businesses to refuse to serve same-sex couples, he could hardly have anticipated the dramatic backlash he's received.

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Arab Airstrikes Against Yemen Reportedly Could Continue For Months

Sat, 2015-03-28 06:51

At a summit in Egypt, the embattled Yemeni President Abdel Raboo Mansour Hadi also described Houthi rebels as "puppet of Iran."

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Amid Violence, Nigerians Go To The Polls To Choose A President

Sat, 2015-03-28 05:19

Incumbent Goodluck Jonathan faces off against former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari in what is being described as the closest contest in the history of the West African country.

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Pilot Who Downed Airliner Vowed 'To Do Something' To Be Remembered

Sat, 2015-03-28 03:59

Andreas Lubitz, who is believed to have locked the pilot of the Germanwings Flight 4U 9524 out of the cockpit before deliberately putting the aircraft into a fatal descent.

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Nigerians Vote In Tight Presidential Election

Sat, 2015-03-28 03:38

The top contenders in Nigeria's election are incumbent Goodluck Jonathan, who has battled an Islamist insurgency for years, and a former military leader who promises to be tough on corruption.

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Expert: Iranians In Favor Of Nuclear Deal

Sat, 2015-03-28 03:38

A potential nuclear deal with Iran would have big implications for national politics in both the U.S. and Iran. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Najmeh Bozorgmehr of the Financial Times about the talks.

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Making Cheese In The Land Of The Bible: Add Myrrh And A Leap Of Faith

Sat, 2015-03-28 03:38

Spring in the West Bank means Bedouin herders' ewes and nanny goats are full of milk — and cheese making abounds. The traditional method relies on a few simple ingredients and a long cultural memory.

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Ex-Ambassador: Rebels In Yemen Exploited A Vacuum

Sat, 2015-03-28 03:38

A Saudi-led coalition carried out airstrikes on Yemen for the third night in a row. NPR's Scott Simon talks about the crisis in Yemen and what led up to it with the former U.S. Ambassador Barbara Bodine.

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Germanwings Pilot Had Extensive Medical History

Sat, 2015-03-28 03:38

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Matthias Gebauer of Der Spiegel about the co-pilot who investigators say deliberately crashed a Germanwings plane in the French Alps this week.

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Indiana's HIV Spike Prompts New Calls For Needle Exchanges Statewide

Sat, 2015-03-28 03:38

Southeastern Indiana is battling an HIV outbreak. The new cases are mostly linked to injection drug use and have reignited a debate over needle exchanges, which are currently illegal in the state.

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