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As Ebola Crisis Ebbs, Aid Agencies Turn To Building Up Health Systems

Sun, 2015-03-22 23:37

After a year of Ebola, the virus is largely contained in Liberia. But an already-fragile health care system has been devastated, and crucially important health care workers have died.

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Rethinking Alcohol: Can Heavy Drinkers Learn To Cut Back?

Sun, 2015-03-22 23:33

The limit for healthy drinking may be less than you think — one drink a day for women and two for men, according to the CDC. New strategies are aimed at helping heavy drinkers reduce their intake.

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Republican Thorn Ted Cruz Announces Run For President

Sun, 2015-03-22 20:13

With a midnight tweet, Ted Cruz became the first major candidate to announce he is running for president. But Cruz faces an uphill climb against better-funded and better-known candidates.

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Starbucks Will Stop Putting The Words 'Race Together' On Cups

Sun, 2015-03-22 14:33

Some see the move as a reaction to widespread criticism of the company's push to start candid conversations about race in its stores. But Starbucks says the move had nothing to do with the backlash.

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In New York, Support Grows For Keeping Teens Out Of Adult Prisons

Sun, 2015-03-22 13:53

Hundreds of 16- and 17-year-olds are serving time in New York's adult prisons, including Rikers Island. A new proposal would raise the age of criminal responsibility to 18.

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Understanding Skid Row's Tensions After A Fatal Police Shooting

Sun, 2015-03-22 13:19

After LA police shot and killed an unarmed man in early March, NPR's Kelly McEvers and producer Tom Dreisbach embedded with Skid Row residents and police to learn more about each side of the story.

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Ashraf Ghani: U.S. Critical To Afghanistan's Future

Sun, 2015-03-22 13:03

In an interview with NPR's Morning Edition, the Afghan president says most of his country wants U.S. troops to remain. He also says he's determined to make sure ISIS doesn't gain a foothold.

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Founding Father Of Modern Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, Dies at 91

Sun, 2015-03-22 12:33

During more than a half-century as the city-state's leader, Lee helped turn the sleepy British colony into an affluent trading enclave. But he ruled with an iron fist and muzzled critics and rivals.

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Top Beijing Scientist: China Faces 'Huge Impact' From Climate Change

Sun, 2015-03-22 09:48

The head of the country's meteorological administration says it faces climate disasters and ecological degradation resulting from a warming planet.

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Parisians Sing The Praises Of 'Singin in the Rain'

Sun, 2015-03-22 08:03

Until a few years ago, American musical theater was rarely performed in France. But it's become a huge hit, with 'Singin in the Rain' as the latest sold-out success.

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Keeping Women Out Of The Work Force Is Economic Nonsense

Sun, 2015-03-22 07:08

New studies show how much a country loses if it discriminates. Not only would the women themselves benefit — to the tune of $9 billion in developing countries alone — The national economy would, too.

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ISIS Issues 'Wanted' List Of 100 U.S. Military Personnel

Sun, 2015-03-22 06:14

U.S. defense and intelligence officials tell NPR that the list appears to have been derived from publicly available sources and not a breach of a government server.

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Qatar Digital Library Preserves The Music Of A Vanishing Past

Sun, 2015-03-22 05:50

The tiny, super-rich state of Qatar takes pride in its modernity, with its gleaming skyscrapers and lucrative gas fields. But it is also investing in a huge history project.

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Shiite Rebels In Yemen Reportedly Seize Parts Of Southern City

Sun, 2015-03-22 05:08

Iranian-backed Houthi rebels have seized the airport at Taiz, one of the country's largest cities, days after rival al-Qaida fighters consolidated their hold on al-Houtha.

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Gen. Allen: Iran's Involvement Complicates Anti-ISIS Effort

Sun, 2015-03-22 03:59

Host Rachel Martin speaks with reporter Teri Schultz about her exclusive interview with Gen. John Allen, the man charged with U.S. efforts to counter the self-described Islamic State.

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William Electric Black Tackles Gun Violence In 5 Ambitious Plays

Sun, 2015-03-22 03:59

William Electric Black, the first African American writer for Sesame Street and winner of several Emmys, has a new project: a five-play cycle on gun violence.

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Putin Critics Said To Be On Russian 'Kill List'

Sun, 2015-03-22 03:59

After the killing in Moscow of an opponent of President Vladimir Putin, other opposition figures in Russia are said to be on a hit list. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Corey Flintoff in Moscow.

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Ted Cruz Reportedly Set To Announce Presidential Bid

Sun, 2015-03-22 03:59

The firebrand Texas senator is expected to bypass an exploratory committee and launch directly into the campaign for the Republican party nomination.

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'How Unromantic It Is To Die Of Tuberculosis In The 21st Century'

Sun, 2015-03-22 03:03

That's what a patient in Russia said a few years ago. In fact, 1.5 million people do die of the airborne infection each year. Here's what the world needs to do to fight this generally curable scourge.

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Officials Say Shiite Rebels Seize Yemen's 3rd Largest City

Sun, 2015-03-22 02:31

Rebels backed by supporters of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh seized Taiz and its airport on Sunday, security and military officials said, as thousands took to the streets in protest.

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