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Attacks Over Crimea Play Out In Virtual Arena; Websites Hit

Sun, 2014-03-16 08:44

Some of the serious clashes between Russia and Ukraine are being carried out online. Crimea's referendum website was hit Sunday.

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Flight 370: Investigators Seek Help, Motive For Jet's Disappearance

Sun, 2014-03-16 07:11

The search area for the Boeing 777 was widely expanded Saturday; investigators are now asking more than a dozen nations to help find the jetliner that went missing last weekend.

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Saudi Aid Boost To Syrian Rebels Puts Jordan At Risk

Sun, 2014-03-16 06:47

Convoys of humanitarian aid trucks from Saudi Arabia are rolling through Jordan toward Syria. That puts Jordan in a precarious situation on the front line of the war.

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Gunmen Raid Nigerian Villages, Killing More Than 100 People

Sun, 2014-03-16 05:02

New violence has erupted in a dispute over grazing land, as officials say an attack on several villages has killed more than 100 people.

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Authors Tighten Up Their Stories For Twitter Fiction Festival

Sun, 2014-03-16 04:00

Can fiction really be told in 140 characters or less? NPR's Rachel Martin asks best-selling author Brad Meltzer, who participated in this year's Twitter Fiction Festival, that very question.

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Tsunami's Ghosts Haunt Japanese Earthquake Survivors

Sun, 2014-03-16 04:00

After the 2011 tsunami in Japan, there was a jump in the number of people believing they were possessed. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Richard Lloyd Parry of The Times of London about this story.

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Sergeant To Receive Long-Overdue Medal Of Honor

Sun, 2014-03-16 04:00

Melvin Morris served two tours of duty in Vietnam, but because of his race he didn't receive the Medal of Honor. Morris talks to NPR's Rachel Martin about the award he'll receive from President Obama.

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Ukrainians Wary Of Putin's Designs On Their Country

Sun, 2014-03-16 04:00

People in Kiev are closely watching the referendum results in Crimea, amid fears that Russia plans further action in eastern Ukraine. Some residents are preparing for war.

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Radio Pirates Risk Dangers Of War To Reach Syrian People

Sun, 2014-03-16 04:00

In Syria, the media is mostly state-controlled, but opposition activists have found a way to get their message out: pirate radio. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Obai Sukar, who co-founded one such station that broadcasts in Syria.

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Search For Malaysian Jet Turns Its Focus To The Crew

Sun, 2014-03-16 04:00

The mystery of flight MH370 deepens, with police now investigating those on board. Malaysian police have confirmed that the homes of all the jetliner's crew have been searched.

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New York's St. Patrick's Parade Bars Gay Pride Groups

Sun, 2014-03-16 04:00

New York City's St. Patrick's Day parade bars groups marching with gay pride banners. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with writer Peter Quinn about the history of the parade and its meaning for outsiders.

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A Chronicle Of Phony Tech Gadgets

Sun, 2014-03-16 04:00

Engadget, the technology web site, has a regular feature called Keepin' It Real Fake, charting the world's most notable tech rip-offs. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Engadget editor Michael Gorman.

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Inside The Barely Legal World Of Designer Drugs

Sun, 2014-03-16 04:00

Designer drugs are altered at the molecular level to mimic illegal drugs, while staying inside the law. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with author Mike Power about how these drugs are made and sold.

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Crimeans Vote In Secession Referendum

Sun, 2014-03-16 04:00

Crimea votes on a referendum that would set the stage for secession from Ukraine. Correspondent Gregory Warner joins NPR's Rachel Martin to describe the atmosphere Simferopol.

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Goggles Bring Virtual Reality Closer To Your Living Room

Sun, 2014-03-16 04:00

NPR's Laura Sydell is afraid of heights, so when she got a first-person view from atop a castle, the experience was dizzying. Is Oculus Rift, the headset she was using, the future of entertainment?

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David Brenner Dies; The Comedian Was 78

Sun, 2014-03-16 03:58

When he introduced Brenner as a guest on his show for the first time, Johnny Carson described him this way: "He's very clever. Somewhat warped."

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Which Place Is More Sexist, The Middle East Or Latin America?

Sun, 2014-03-16 01:13

NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro has lived and worked in both regions and says there's plenty of sexism to go around, though it comes in different forms.

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Which Place Is More Sexist, The Middle East Or Latin America?

Sun, 2014-03-16 01:13

NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro has lived and worked in both regions and says there's plenty of sexism to go around, though it comes in different forms.

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Crimeans Vote On Splitting From Ukraine To Join Russia

Sat, 2014-03-15 22:53

Voters are expected to favor secession. Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he will respect the voters' decision, but annexation could trigger tough sanctions.

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Working Without Pay A Reality For Much Of Greece's Labor Force

Sat, 2014-03-15 12:00

Nikos Aivatzidis hasn't been paid since 2012 because his employer is in a dispute with the debt-ridden government. But he's afraid that if he stops working, he'll lose decades' worth of severance pay.

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