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Unmanned Russian Rocket Burns Up Carrying Mexican Satellite

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-16 08:54

The launch is the latest in a string of failures for the Proton-M rocket, a workhorse for the International Launch Services, a joint Russia-American satellite carrier business.

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FBI To Look At Possibility That Train Hit By Object Before Derailing

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-16 06:36

Investigators now say there's evidence that the Amtrak train that crashed and at least one other may have been struck by an unknown projectile.

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RedState Advises Less Meat-Throwing, More Substance In GOP Campaigns

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-16 05:30

RedState blogger Erick Erickson has asked Republican candidates at his conservative summit to focus on what they would do to shape the nation, rather than bash President Obama and each other.

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Senior ISIS Commander In Syria Killed By U.S. Troops

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-16 04:45

At President Obama's direction, U.S. forces based out of Iraq conducted a raid in eastern Syria. NPR's Scott Simon talks with correspondent Tom Bowman about the operation.

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U.S. Troops Kill Senior ISIS Commander In Syria

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-16 04:34

The U.S. says that Abu Sayyaf, a senior leader of the self-declared Islamic State, was killed during a U.S. military operation authorized by President Obama.

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Egyptian Court Hands Morsi A Death Sentence

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-16 04:06

The former president who was ousted in 2013 had already been sentenced to 20 years in prison on other charges. The country's highest religious authority will still review the penalty.

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Nepali Times Editor: After Quakes, Nepalese Surprisingly Upbeat

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-16 03:47

Two earthquakes and numerous aftershocks have hit Nepal, killing thousands and leaving millions in need. Kunda Dixit, editor of the Nepali Times, tells NPR's Scott Simon about how people are coping.

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Egyptian Court Sentences Ousted President Morsi To Death

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-16 03:47

An Egyptian court has sentenced ousted President Mohammed Morsi to death. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with the London Times correspondent in Cairo, Bel Trew.

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Amtrak Train May Have Been Struck By Object Before Crash

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-16 03:47

Federal investigators are still trying to work out how an Amtrak train derailed killing eight people on Tuesday evening. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with former Amtrak President David Hughes.

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American Ballet Theater Turns 75

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-16 03:47

Over the ABT's three-quarters of a century, the company has stuck to its mission of presenting classics like Swan Lake along with works of contemporary choreographers.

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Tensions In South China Seas Looms Over Kerry Visit

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-16 03:47

Secretary of State John Kerry underscored U.S. concerns over China's claim to ownership of disputed islands the South China Sea, an issue that has strained relations in the region.

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Week Of Damage Control For Jeb Bush And Hillary Clinton

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-16 03:47

It's been a tough political week for Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton on issues of Iraq and Clinton Foundation funding. Political editor Ron Elving talks with NPR's Scott Simon about the implications.

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Red Tape Slows Control System That Could Have Saved Speeding Train

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-16 03:47

Investigators say the control network would have prevented this week's crash, and Amtrak vows to have it implemented by the 2016 deadline. But technical and bureaucratic hurdles are holding others up.

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Will Israel Charge Soldiers In Gaza Civilian Deaths?

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-16 03:47

Israel is investigating potential criminal actions by its troops last summer during the war against Hamas in Gaza, including three attacks that killed nearly 50 civilians taking refuge in schools.

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Words Of Wisdom: Commencement Speeches Are Back

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-16 03:13

Grad speeches are underway. Kanye West, Mary Karr and Michelle Obama offer advice on expressing opinions, fear and being black in America.

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What If Americans Ate Like South Africans And Vice Versa?

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-16 03:03

In a two-week diet swap, they got burgers and fries. We got kale salad and corn porridge. Guess whose bowels fared better?

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Egyptian Court Sentences Ousted President Morsi To Death

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-16 02:09

Morsi was sentenced to death over his part in a mass prison break that took place during the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak.

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All 8 Bodies Recovered From U.S. Helicopter Crash In Nepal

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-15 23:12

The bodies of six U.S. Marines and two Nepalese soldiers were recovered near the crash site in remote mountains northeast of Kathmandu where it was delivering earthquake relief aid.

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Clintons Earned $30 Million From Paid Speeches And Book Sales

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-15 17:34

The Clinton campaign revealed just how much the former president and secretary of state made in 2014 and 2015.

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Boston Bomber's Attorney Is A Strident Opponent Of Death Penalty

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-15 15:58

Judy Clarke has defended everyone from the Unabomber to Arizona shooter Jared Lee Loughner. Until Friday's sentence for Dzhokar Tsarnaev, she had saved her high-profile clients from the death penalty.

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