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Pigeon, Parakeet And Pony: Amsterdam Food Truck Serves Maligned Meat

Mon, 2015-03-09 13:53

The Kitchen Of The Unwanted Animal, a food truck and specialty food provider, is trying to change attitudes toward "edible" animals in Holland. They're doing it one My Little Pony Burger at a time.

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47 GOP Senators Tell Iran They May Not Honor A Nuclear Deal

Mon, 2015-03-09 13:27

The letter reminds Iranian leaders that while President Obama's term in office ends in 2017, many of the signers will remain in Congress far longer, some of them "for decades."

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Neighbors And Fans Are Curious About Apple's Massive New HQ

Mon, 2015-03-09 13:12

The new Silicon Valley campus has been the subject of fevered speculation. A sneak preview finds a site full of green features, but neighbors may not be welcome to stroll the premises.

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States Fund Pregnancy Centers That Discourage Abortion

Mon, 2015-03-09 12:32

A growing number of states are giving public money to crisis pregnancy centers. But the centers are unregulated, and abortion rights groups accuse them of coercing women with misinformation.

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College Rape Case Shows A Key Limit To Medical Privacy Law

Mon, 2015-03-09 12:32

A woman who is suing the University of Oregon for mishandling her rape case is now having her own medical records used against her in court. Yes, that's legal.

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Mad Cow Research Hints At Ways To Halt Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

Mon, 2015-03-09 12:27

Corinne Lasmezas began her career studying a disease that destroys the brains of cattle. Now she's using what she learned to search for drugs that can stop human brain diseases.

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Saudi Arabia Ramps Up Training To Repel Homegrown Terrorists

Mon, 2015-03-09 12:06

The self-proclaimed Islamic State has recruited more than 2,000 young Saudi men. Some have already come back to carry out attacks on Saudi soil. The kingdom is preparing to confront the threat.

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Sandwich Monday: Pizza-Flavored Salad Dressing

Mon, 2015-03-09 12:04

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try Funagrette "Cheesy Pizza" flavored salad dressing. We never thought a salad could make us feel so bad about our eating habits.

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White House: Obama Traded Emails With Clinton, But Didn't Know Account Was Private

Mon, 2015-03-09 11:49

The president told CBS over the weekend that he learned about Clinton's use of a private email address while she was secretary of state through news reports like "everybody else."

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Do Parents Nurture Narcissists By Pouring On The Praise?

Mon, 2015-03-09 11:41

Telling your kids that they're superfabulous encourages narcissistic thinking, researchers say. And that doesn't bode well for their future happiness. Better to recognize effort and say, "I love you."

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Supreme Court Sends Birth Control Case Back To Appeals Court

Mon, 2015-03-09 11:32

The court has ordered a federal appeals court to take a second look at Univeristy of Notre Dame's challenge to the birth control mandate in Obamacare, including opt-out rules for religious groups.

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The Lone Buffalo Cleared Unexploded Bombs And Boosted Needy Kids

Mon, 2015-03-09 10:48

That's the nickname for a Laotian man named Manophet. He died from a brain clot five years ago, but his spirit lives on. As one kid puts it, "I should learn, I should try. I love Lone Buffalo."

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Signs Right-To-Work Bill

Mon, 2015-03-09 10:42

His state is the 25th to adopt the measure, which critics say restricts collective bargaining and drives down wages. Walker said the law "sends a powerful message across the country."

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Solar-Powered Airplane Embarks On Attempt To Circle Planet

Mon, 2015-03-09 10:09

The trip began Monday morning in Abu Dhabi, with a 13-hour trip to Muscat, Oman. Tomorrow, the plane flies to India.

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To Head Off Trauma's Legacy, Start Young

Mon, 2015-03-09 09:38

Two Philadelphia medical clinics support parents to help break generational cycles of trauma and abuse. Attending to adversity, doctors say, gives kids a better chance to grow up healthy.

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#AppleWatchEvent: Follow NPR's Laura Sydell As Apple Unveils Its Smart Watch

Mon, 2015-03-09 09:22

NPR's Laura Sydell (@Sydell) is live-tweeting the Apple event where the company is expected to unveil its much-anticipated smart watch.

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Many Unaccompanied Minors No Longer Alone, But Still In Limbo

Mon, 2015-03-09 09:04

Many of the thousands of youths who arrived in the U.S. in 2014 now live with family, awaiting hearings on whether they can stay. But finding legal and mental health assistance remains a challenge.

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Math Love, Game-Based Learning, And More From NPR Ed At #SXSWEdu

Mon, 2015-03-09 09:03

We'll be among the teachers, edupreneurs and innovators in Austin.

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Obama Imposes Sanctions On Venezuela, Invoking Emergency Powers

Mon, 2015-03-09 08:46

Citing an "erosion of human rights guarantees," President Obama issues an executive order imposing sanctions on members of Venezuela's military and intelligence services.

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For Young People In Rural Areas, Suicide Poses A Growing Threat

Mon, 2015-03-09 07:26

Young men are twice as likely to die by suicide if they live in rural areas rather than cities, and that disparity is widening. Lack of mental health services is a factor; access to firearms is, too.

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