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Of Cigs And Selfies: Teens Imitate Risky Behavior Shared Online

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-09 22:57

It used to be parents worried that their kids were hanging out with the wrong crowd. Now they need to worry about hanging out with the wrong crowd on Instagram. But do online influences matter?

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Crews Searching For Missing Jet Can't Locate Debris

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-09 22:48

Vietnamese searchers haven't been able to find a rectangular object resembling a door that was spotted Sunday. It was thought to be part of the Malaysia Airlines jet that went missing Saturday.

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Rights Advocates See 'Access To Justice' Gap In U.S.

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-09 20:05

Too many poor people are forced to go without legal counsel when facing challenges such as eviction, deportation or domestic violence, a new report says.

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Mexican Officials Say Marines Killed Cartel Boss Thought Dead In 2010

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-09 18:34

Mexico's government confirmed late Sunday that the leader of the Knights Templar Cartel was killed in an early-morning shootout with marines despite being declared dead by authorities in 2010.

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The '60s Are Gone, But Psychedelic Research Trip Continues

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-09 14:32

Since the 1970s, hallucinogens have been classified as Schedule I drugs, indicating they have no medical use. But researchers say there are benefits and that work must continue.

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China's Crackdown On Corruption Opens Door To Abuse

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-09 13:11

A local official says he was detained and tortured by the Communist Party after being accused of taking bribes. The Associated Press reports these investigations occur without judicial oversight.

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Detroit's William Clay Ford Dies At Age 88

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-09 11:01

William Clay Ford, a descendant of auto industry pioneer Henry Ford and owner of the Detroit Lions, has died at age 88. He bought the NFL team in 1963.

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A Theme Park For Foodies? Italians Say Bologna

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-09 10:36

The Eataly food emporium plans to open a $55 million theme park in Italy, devoted to the nation's culinary pleasures. Some have dubbed it the "Disneyland of food," but Italians aren't impressed.

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Alzheimer's Blood Test Raises Ethical Questions

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-09 10:04

A new blood test for people in their 70s can detect who will develop Alzheimer's disease. A positive result could help people prepare. But since there's no treatment, will people really want to know?

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Sen. Rand Paul Repeats In CPAC Presidential Straw Poll

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-09 09:32

The Conservative Political Action Conference made Sen. Rand Paul its top choice Saturday, less than two years before primary voting begins for the 2016 election.

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'Trying To Make Sense' Of Malaysian Jetliner's Disappearance

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-09 08:05

An intense search and unusual revelations have not yet told us what happened to Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, a Boeing jet with 239 people aboard.

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Black GOP Stars Rise In A Party That's Still Awkwardly White

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-09 06:57

There's never been a better time for black Republicans seeking office, yet even as some black candidates are hitting their stride, the party's support among blacks is still at rock bottom.

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Ukraine: Crimea Rejects Talks With Kiev; Violence Reported

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-09 05:50

Pro-Russian groups used whips to attack pro-Ukrainian demonstrators in Sevastopol, on Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula, the BBC says. Ukraine's interim prime minister plans to visit the U.S. this week.

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Stolen Passports Used For Malaysia Flight, Interpol Confirms

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-09 05:21

Interpol says that "at least two passports" used to board flight MH370 were listed in its Stolen and Lost Travel Documents database. The agency identified them as being Austrian and Italian documents.

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After A Bitter Struggle, DSO Brings 'Joy' To The People Again

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-09 04:40

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra has struggled financially, but after much work, it's set itself on solid footing and become a bright spot in a struggling city.

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After A Bitter Struggle, DSO Brings 'Joy' To The People Again

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-09 04:40

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra has struggled financially, but after much work, it's set itself on solid footing and become a bright spot in a struggling city.

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Search Continues For Malaysian Airlines Wreckage

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-09 04:00

An oil slick was spotted off of Vietnam's coast, but relatives of those on board the Malaysia Airlines flight still don't know what happened. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with reporter Anthony Kuhn.

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Do We Really Need The Air Force?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-09 04:00

The military is a huge bureaucracy with many redundancies. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with University of Kentucky's Robert Farley, who argues that we need air power, but not a separate Air Force.

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Beyond Sanctions, Obama Has Few Russia Options

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-09 04:00

The U.S. can squeeze Russia economically for sending troops into Crimea, but Obama needs Europe's support for sanctions to work. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with correspondent Mara Liasson.

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Russian Troops Continue Movements In Crimea

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-09 04:00

As the standoff continues in Crimea, Russia warns the U.S. against "hasty" sanctions. Ukraine officials accuse pro-Russian forces of armed aggression.

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