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Russia Dominates, But Obama Trip Broadens Outreach

Sun, 2014-03-23 22:42

The president begins a week of international travel with Russia's Crimean incursion at the top of his agenda, even as he simultaneously seeks to re-emphasize U.S. influence abroad.

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U.S. Sends More Troops, Aircraft To Search For Ugandan Warlord

Sun, 2014-03-23 22:38

The U.S. is sending military aircraft as well as an increased number of special operations forces to Uganda to assist in the search for fugitive African warlord Joseph Kony.

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Chinese Plane Spots Object In Indian Ocean

Sun, 2014-03-23 22:34

A Chinese plane on Monday spotted a white, square-shaped object in an area identified by satellite imagery as containing possible debris from the missing Malaysian airliner.

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Washington Landslide Death Toll Doubles To 8

Sun, 2014-03-23 20:36

Searchers found 5 more bodies Sunday in the tangled sludge of a massive landslide in rural Washington state. On Saturday, a wall of debris swept through a riverside neighborhood north of Seattle.

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Oil Spill Cleanup Impedes Major Texas Ship Channel

Sun, 2014-03-23 20:16

Oil spill cleanup impedes major Texas ship channel

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After Winter's Chill, Economists Predict A Warming Trend

Sun, 2014-03-23 20:02

A cold, snowy winter in most of the country hurt economic growth, but forecasters see conditions improving for the rest of the year.

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Freeing Up California's Prisons: A Massive Undertaking

Sun, 2014-03-23 15:35

California's strategy for reducing its prison population involves shifting more responsibility for recurring and ex-offenders on local communities.

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When Vanilla Was Brown And How We Came To See It As White

Sun, 2014-03-23 15:00

Vanilla has become a cultural metaphor for blandness and whiteness. It turns out that the flavor's history is rife with conquest and slavery and theft.

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In LA, Watching Home Team's Ball Games Just Got More Complicated

Sun, 2014-03-23 13:43

The Los Angeles Dodgers' games will no longer be broadcast for free on local television. Time Warner Cable has created a special Dodgers channel, but other TV providers are balking at the price.

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Egyptian Court Orders Prominent Activist Freed On Bail

Sun, 2014-03-23 12:54

Alaa Abdel Fattah, one of Egypt's best-known bloggers, has a long track record of criticizing the government; he's been doing it over the course of four regimes.

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Two More Upsets: Stanford Takes Kansas; Kentucky Fells Wichita St.

Sun, 2014-03-23 11:11

The Kansas Jayhawks became the second No. 2 seed to be bumped out of the tournament early. Stanford beat them 60 to 57.

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Guinea Says 59 People Have Died In Ebola Outbreak

Sun, 2014-03-23 10:09

This marks the first time an outbreak of the virus among humans has been detected in the country.

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Adolfo Suárez, President Who Ushered In Spain's Democracy, Dies

Sun, 2014-03-23 08:13

Suárez was hand-picked by the Spanish crown to bring together political factions after the death of dictator Francisco Franco. Suarez died on Sunday at age 81.

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A Culture Of Unchecked Abuse Thrives In Ukraine And Crimea

Sun, 2014-03-23 08:00

Ukraine has a long history of impunity when it comes to its treatment of journalists and activists. A recent incident leaves many wondering if the new government will bring true change.

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NATO, Ukraine Warn Russia May Be Planning Further Aggression

Sun, 2014-03-23 06:37

NATO's top military commander warned that Russia had amassed a large force along Ukraine's eastern border. Meanwhile, Ukraine's foreign minister said the chances for war are "becoming higher."

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Nation's Last Known Perfect Bracket Busted By Syracuse Loss

Sun, 2014-03-23 05:43

Brad Binder had called the stunning Duke defeat. But when Dayton surprised Syracuse with a 55-53 upset, what is thought to be the last perfect bracket in the U.S. went up in flames.

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Fate Sets Up A Date With The Boston Marathon

Sun, 2014-03-23 05:33

Amelia Nelson was never really a runner. But on the day of the Boston Marathon bombings she was working as a volunteer nurse and saw the carnage first hand. Now, she's training to "reclaim our city."

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Massive Mudslide Kills 4 In Washington State

Sun, 2014-03-23 04:12

The mudslide also cut off part of State Route 530. On Sunday, seven people had been rescued and about 18 were still unaccounted for.

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New Test Improves Detection Of Performance-Enhancing Drugs

Sun, 2014-03-23 04:00

A group of scientists has developed a doping test 1,000 times more sensitive than those currently used. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with lead researcher Daniel Armstrong about how the test works.

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1994 Colosio Assasination Was Start Of Mexico's Catastrophic Year

Sun, 2014-03-23 04:00

In late March of 1994, Mexico's leading presidential candidate was assassinated by a gunman. Conspiracy theories about his death still abound.

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