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Blind Waiters Give Diners A Taste Of 'Dinner In The Dark' In Kenya

Tue, 2015-05-26 12:22

It's a worldwide chain that lets "the blind become our eyes." But there's a difference in the new Nairobi branch. The servers themselves had never eaten in a restaurant before.

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Photographer Mary Ellen Mark Dies At 75

Tue, 2015-05-26 12:10

The influential photographer was known mostly for her humanist work.

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Prolific Fantasy And Science Fiction Writer Tanith Lee Has Died

Tue, 2015-05-26 12:00

Lee wrote dozens of books, including Don't Bite The Sun and Death's Master -- the latter of which was part of her popular Flat Earth series. She was 67.

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Despite An Economy On The Rise, American Paychecks Remain Stuck

Tue, 2015-05-26 11:53

NPR's "Day 1" series looks at major issues the next president will face in office. One issue is that Americans still aren't seeing big raises, even though the job market is slowly recovering.

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Federal Appeals Court Leaves Hold On Obama's Immigration Orders

Tue, 2015-05-26 11:12

The president has sought to give temporary protection from deportation to people who were brought to the U.S. as children, and to the parents of people who live in the U.S. legally.

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Got A Voice For Radio? The Algorithm Speaks

Tue, 2015-05-26 10:50

In response to our call, nearly a thousand NPR listeners submitted voice samples. Now, the algorithm has rendered its judgment.

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British Pub Ye Olde Fighting Cocks Is Asked To Change Its Name

Tue, 2015-05-26 10:20

PETA says the pub's name should reflect "society's growing compassion for animals and in celebration of intelligent, sensitive chickens."

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In Search Of Bandwidth, Cuban Entrepreneurs Head To Miami

Tue, 2015-05-26 09:56

Cuba needs the Internet to rebuild its ragged economy. That's why fledgling private businesspeople are traveling to Miami to learn how to do business online.

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Malaysia Airlines Plans To Cut A Third Of Its Workforce

Tue, 2015-05-26 08:50

The airline has been losing money for several years, and its brand was irreparably damaged by the loss of two planes last year.

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Lovely Illustrations From The Story Of A Black Boy Who Dreams Of Going To Mars

Tue, 2015-05-26 08:39

The authors — who are black and queer — didn't see a lot of kids like them in children's books growing up. They wanted to help change that.

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Delayed Umbilical Cord Clamping May Benefit Children Years Later

Tue, 2015-05-26 08:06

Giving the newborn one last boost of blood from the placenta may help boost social and motor skills at age 4, a study finds. Earlier studies have found health benefits in infancy.

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When 'Petting Parties' Scandalized The Nation

Tue, 2015-05-26 06:58

In post World War I America, young people shocked their elders with jazz music, jitterbug dancing and public displays of affection.

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Iranian Court Begins Espionage Trial Of 'Washington Post' Reporter

Tue, 2015-05-26 06:29

Iran's state news agency says Jason Rezaian, 39, "is accused of espionage for the US government and activity against the Islamic Republic of Iran."

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Second Opinions Are Often Sought, But Their Value Isn't Clear

Tue, 2015-05-26 06:23

Patients facing serious illnesses often seek medical reviews of their cases. Some people glean helpful advice, but researchers don't have much data about whether the consults lead to better results.

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Reports: Cleveland, Justice Department Reach Agreement Over Police Conduct

Tue, 2015-05-26 06:20

Similar settlements — known as consent decrees — have required cities to allow independent monitors to oversee new policies. They typically also require new training.

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New Mothers Get A New Kind Of Care In Rural Nigeria

Tue, 2015-05-26 05:58

Local clinics may have "no staff and no stuff." Big hospitals are hard to reach. But when community health workers come to live in a village, there's a change for the better.

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Just How Big Is The Asia Trade Deal Obama Wants? It's A Beast

Tue, 2015-05-26 05:03

The 12 countries involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership President Obama wants to get done account for almost 36 percent of world's economy, which would be by far the largest U.S. trade pact.

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Charter To Pay $78B For Time Warner Cable

Tue, 2015-05-26 05:02

The deal comes after federal regulators killed the proposed merger between Time Warner and Comcast. NPR's Renee Montagne speaks with correspondent Jim Zarroli for more details on the proposed deal.

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At Least 5 Are Dead As Storms, Flooding Ravage Texas, Oklahoma

Tue, 2015-05-26 03:18

From Houston to Dallas and into Oklahoma torrential rains led to violent floods, which killed at least five and left 12 missing in Texas. The bad news? More rain is in the forecast.

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Game For Ancient Grain: Palestinians Find Freekeh Again

Tue, 2015-05-26 03:03

The young, roasted form of wheat has been eaten in the Middle East for millennia. But over time many Palestinians replaced it with rice. Now it's becoming a nutritious, native food worthy of pride.

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