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Under 30? The President Would Like You To Know Health Care Is Hip

Sat, 2014-03-15 05:52

The White House is desperate to recruit the millennial crowd, prompting some unusual media appearances for the president. Will they work?

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U.S. Beats Russia To Win Sled Hockey Gold At Sochi Paralympics

Sat, 2014-03-15 05:50

In the sport many call "murder ball on ice," the U.S. team becomes the first to repeat at consecutive Paralympics. The game was broadcast live on NBC.

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Draught Closes Oregon Resort Before The Season Ever Opened

Sat, 2014-03-15 04:00

Severe drought in the West forced the Mt. Ashland Ski Area in Oregon to do what it hasn't for 50 years. It closed for the season this week due to lack of snow.

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Ill And Malnurished, CAR Refugees Flood Cameroon

Sat, 2014-03-15 04:00

Last month alone 20,000 people, mostly Muslim, fled interreligious violence in Central African Republic and entered Cameroon. UN agencies and NGOs are now tasked with caring for them.

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Syrian In Exile Writes On Despite Threats, Kidnappings

Sat, 2014-03-15 04:00

This weekend marks the third anniversary of the Syrian uprising. For perspective, NPR's Jacki Lyden speaks with Yassin Haj Saleh, a Syrian writer who spent 16 years in Syrian prisons.

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'Deliberate Action' Took Malaysian Airliner Off Its Route

Sat, 2014-03-15 04:00

Malaysia's prime minister said Saturday that the missing airline left its planned route as the result of deliberate action by someone aboard. Reporter Anthony Kuhn gives NPR's Jacki Lyden the latest.

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New Zealanders Search For Symbol Of Identity, Independence

Sat, 2014-03-15 04:00

The Union Jack may not last long in the New Zealand flag. NPR's Jacki Lyden talks to journalist Tim Watkin about the flag, which some see as a symbol of British colonialism.

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Week 2 Of Pistorius Trial Gruesome, Disturbing

Sat, 2014-03-15 04:00

Oscar Pistorius' calm demeanor cracked this week. The paralympic champion is on trial for the murder of his girlfriend. NPR's Jacki Lyden speaks with The Guardian's David Smith.

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Author: Putin Has Always Been A 'Playground Bully'

Sat, 2014-03-15 04:00

Is Vladimir Putin insane? Not at all, according to Masha Gessen, author of the political biography, The Man Without a Face. She talks to NPR's Jacki Lyden about Putin's world view.

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Tension, Violence Build One Day Ahead Of Crimea Vote

Sat, 2014-03-15 04:00

Crimea will hold a referendum on Sunday about whether to leave Ukraine. With reports of intimidation ahead of the vote, correspondent Gregory Warner gives NPR's Jacki Lyden the latest from Yalta.

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Economic Sanctions Play Out In Strange Ways In Iran

Sat, 2014-03-15 04:00

Upscale Iranian malls still sell iPads and iPhones and its shops and cafes are stocked and full, but chemical weapons victims have trouble getting medicines and prices for food basics have gone up.

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House Passes Payment Fix For Medicare Docs, But At What Cost?

Sat, 2014-03-15 02:00

A bipartisan compromise years in the making came apart this week when House GOP leaders inserted into a Medicare bill language that would delay part of the Affordable Care Act.

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The Passengers On Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Sat, 2014-03-15 01:01

American Philip Wood was returning to his girlfriend in Beijing after a visit to Texas. He was among the 239 people on board the flight that's been missing since last Saturday.

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Rethinking The Five-Second Rule: With Carpet, There's No Rush

Sat, 2014-03-15 01:01

Looks like the old adage about when it's safe to eat dropped foods may actually be effective for wet, sticky stuff like candies. For carpet-dusted snacks, you can take your sweet time, a study finds.

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A Tragic Disappearance (Mostly) Solved In 'Savage Harvest'

Sat, 2014-03-15 01:00

In a new book, journalist Carl Hoffman lays out the case that when Michael Rockefeller disappeared on an art-collecting trip to New Guinea in 1961, he was likely killed by the local Asmat people.

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Prime Minister: 'Deliberate Action' Disabled Missing Jet's Systems

Fri, 2014-03-14 23:50

Malaysia's prime minister says he is now certain that someone disabled the communication systems on the airliner, but he stopped short of calling the disappearance a hijacking.

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Man Widely Known As The 'Kissing Sailor' In 1945 V-J Day Photo Dies

Fri, 2014-03-14 16:37

While the photographer of the iconic image never identified Glenn Edward McDuffie, a renowned forensic artist positively identified McDuffie.

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Breakthrough On Jobless Benefits May Lead To Blind Alley

Fri, 2014-03-14 15:49

A bipartisan group of senators has reached a deal to extend insurance for the long-term unemployed. But the road to final passage is full of partisan obstacles.

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Hispanic Activists Vow To Keep Pressing White House Over Deportations

Fri, 2014-03-14 15:27

Amid pressure to slow deportations and after meeting with Hispanic congressional leaders, President Obama said he would look at more humane ways to enforce immigration laws.

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U.S. To Relinquish Remaining Control Of The Internet

Fri, 2014-03-14 14:37

The U.S. government is asking the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers to gather global stakeholders and come up with a transition plan.

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