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'Beautiful Mind' Mathematician John Nash, Jr. Dies In New Jersey Car Crash

Sun, 2015-05-24 06:40

The Nobel Prize winner who struggled with schizophrenia and was portrayed by Russell Crowe in the 2001 film, died with has wife in a taxi on the New Jersey Turnpike, officials say. He was 86.

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Greece Warns That It Will Probably Miss Next Month's Debt Payment

Sun, 2015-05-24 05:13

Interior Minister Nikos Voutsis says a $1.76 billion payment due next month "will not be given and is not there to be given."

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Accusations Pile Up Against Panama's Former President

Sun, 2015-05-24 04:37

One of Central America's richest and most eccentric former politicians, Ricardo Martinelli, may soon face charges for stealing millions of dollars from the government during his five years in power.

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Nepali Villagers Flee After Landslide Cuts Off Major River

Sun, 2015-05-24 04:19

Rising waters behind the earth dam created by the landslide could burst through, inundating villages for miles downstream, officials say.

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Colorado's Free IUD Program Set To End In July

Sun, 2015-05-24 03:27

A program that made IUDs accessible to Colorado teenagers is running out of funding. State Rep. Don Coram, a Republican, fought to save it. He credits the initiative with the drop in teen pregnancies.

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Macedonia Goes On A Baroque Building Binge

Sun, 2015-05-24 03:27

Macedonia is one of the poorest countries in Europe, but it's been on a building spree that includes elaborate buildings and hundreds of statues, including en enormous one of Alexander the Great.

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Activists Cross The DMZ In Controversial Peace Demonstration

Sun, 2015-05-24 03:27

Famed American feminist Gloria Steinem has taken her activism to the border between North and South Korea. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to NPR's Elise Hu about the demonstration aimed at reunifying two nations.

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With Syria's Army Losing Ground, A Boost From Hezbollah

Sun, 2015-05-24 03:27

President Bashar Assad has suffered a series of recent military setbacks. But Hezbollah keeps fighting in alliance with Syria's army, and it scored a recent victory along the border with Lebanon.

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To Build Up Its History, Macedonia Going Baroque

Sun, 2015-05-24 03:27

Macedonia is one of the poorest countries in Europe, but it's been on a building spree that includes elaborate buildings and hundreds of statues, including an enormous one of Alexander the Great.

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Ohio To Set Standards For Police Use Of Deadly Force

Sun, 2015-05-24 03:27

Ohio Gov. John Kasich recently put together a group in Cleveland to look at the divide between the city and the police. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to a member of that task force, Nina Turner.

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Author Says Researcher Faked Gay Marriage Opinon Study

Sun, 2015-05-24 03:27

A much-publicized study suggesting door-to-door canvassing could change opinions about same-sex marriage has been discredited. The co-author of the study has asked Science to retract its article.

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As ISIS Expands Its Control, U.S. Policy Is Questioned

Sun, 2015-05-24 03:27

The so-called Islamic State captured two strategic cities recently: Ramadi, Iraq, and Palmyra, Syria. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to Vali Nasr of Johns Hopkins about the U.S. strategy toward ISIS.

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Cleveland Police Arrest Protesters After Officer's Aquittal

Sun, 2015-05-24 03:27

In Cleveland, residents, protesters and pastors are expressing disappointment following a judge's verdict Saturday acquitting a police officer in the 2012 fatal shooting of two black men.

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Controversy Follows Women's Group As It Crosses Inter-Korean Border

Sun, 2015-05-24 01:29

The symbolic gesture was aimed at reunifying two nations still technically at war. But an event staged in the name of peace ended up exposing some distrust that's lasted for decades.

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No Resume? Criminal Background? No Problem At This Yonkers Bakery

Sun, 2015-05-24 01:10

Social justice is part of the recipe at New York's Greyston Bakery. The firm, whose clients include Ben & Jerry's, hires locals whose legal status or work history might otherwise make them unhirable.

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Cleveland Protesters Arrested After Officer's Acquittal

Sat, 2015-05-23 22:48

Cleveland police in riot gear made a number of arrests overnight Saturday as angry residents protested the acquittal of a patrolman charged in the shooting deaths of two unarmed suspects.

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Oil-Soaked Wildlife Turn Up On California Coast, As Cleanup Efforts Continue

Sat, 2015-05-23 13:00

Workers continue to clean the coastline near Santa Barbara, where some 105,000 gallons of crude oil were spilled. Several pelicans, both dead and alive, have been found soaked in oil.

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Cleveland Simmers In Wake Of Officer's Manslaughter Acquittal

Sat, 2015-05-23 13:00

Cleveland residents are on edge after a white police officer is found not guilty in the 2012 shooting deaths of an unarmed black motorist and his passenger. The shooting followed a high-speed car chase that ended in a barrage of gunfire.

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Huge Crowd In El Salvador For Beatifcation Of Slain Archbishop

Sat, 2015-05-23 12:36

The ceremony for Oscar Romero — who was gunned down during mass in the capital, San Salvador, in 1980 — is the last step before being declared a saint by the Vatican.

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Email Slip Reportedly Reveals United Kingdom Plan For Possible EU Exit

Sat, 2015-05-23 11:08

In the communication that The Guardian says it received accidentally from the Bank of England, officials outlined details of the plan known as "Operation Bookend."

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