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8 Known To Have Died, But Mudslide's Toll May Go Much Higher

Mon, 2014-03-24 02:30

In Washington state, a county official says scores of people remain unaccounted for. A wall of mud swept across the Stillaguamish River on Saturday into a community north of Seattle.

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25 Years After Spill, Alaska Town Struggles Back From 'Dead Zone'

Mon, 2014-03-24 01:00

The tiny fishing town of Cordova, Alaska, has weathered disruption in every facet of life since an oil tanker ran aground in 1989, spilling millions of gallons of oil into Prince William Sound.

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On The Mend, But Wounds Of Violence Still Scar Juarez

Sun, 2014-03-23 23:58

Juarez, Mexico — terrifyingly violent a few years ago — is quieter now. But life across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas, is still difficult for many.

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Customers Rush To Retail Store In Connecticut To Buy Obamacare

Sun, 2014-03-23 23:26

Connecticut opened retail stores to market its health insurance exchange. Some customers are getting insurance for the first time and others are hoping to lower their premiums.

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Final Call For Questions On Health Insurance As Deadline Looms

Sun, 2014-03-23 23:24

There is just one week left to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. NPR's Julie Rovner answers last-minute questions about what happens after that.

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Democrats Count On The Fine Art Of Field Operations

Sun, 2014-03-23 23:22

The president's party is counting on sophisticated field operations to stave off defeat in November. But in the year's first test, a Florida special election, the effort fell short.

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No. 3 Seed Iowa State Ousts North Carolina 85-83

Sun, 2014-03-23 22:47

The No. 3 seed Cyclones (28-7) are headed to New York City, where they will play No. 7 seed Connecticut in the East Regional semifinals next week.

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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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