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John S. Carroll, Former Editor At 'LA Times,' 'Baltimore Sun,' Dies At 73

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-14 09:20

The Times won an impressive 13 Pulitzer Prizes in his brief, five-year tenure there. He also worked for The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Lexington Herald-Leader.

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Comet Lander Wakes Up, Calls Home, After Long Sleep

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-14 07:18

A little sunlight applied to solar panels proved the cure for what ailed the European Space Agency's Philae lander, which had been dormant from lack of power since November.

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Brazilians Take A Swing At Mosquitoes With The Zap Racket

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-14 07:01

The electrified tennis racket that kills mosquitoes is ubiquitous in Brazil. It's deeply deeply satisfying to use. But it does take technique.

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Hong Kong Protesters Renew Push For Electoral Reform

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-14 05:43

Although turnout was far short of what activists had hoped for, demonstration leaders have promised nightly vigils to push for direct elections for the territory's next chief executive.

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Science Fair Winner Designs Device To Cut Virus Spread On Planes

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-14 05:03

When 17-year-old Raymond Wang read about how easily some diseases spread on planes, he thought airlines could do better. So he went to work — and won $75,000 at the international science fair.

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South African Court Orders Sudan's President Detained For War Crimes

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-14 04:51

The court's decision to prevent visiting President Omar Hassan al-Bashir from leaving the country is at odds with the South African leader's promise of immunity.

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For Yemen's Ex-President, A Five-Star Exile With No End In Sight

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-14 04:25

Talks to resolve the conflict in Yemen begin Monday in Geneva. Yemen's ousted president and his former ministers are hoping it will lead to a return to their homeland.

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Israel Bringing Its Years Of Desalination Experience To California

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-14 04:09

After decades of work, Israel now gets about a quarter of its water from the sea. But experts say desalination is not a magic bullet, and conservation and infrastructure fixes are also needed.

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10 Dead, Zoo Animals Loose As Flooding Hits Tbilisi

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-14 03:52

The rising waters wrecked the animals' enclosures, sending tigers, lions, bears, wolves and at least one hippo into the streets of the Georgian capital.

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Brutal Attacks On Nuns Puts India's Christians On Edge

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-14 03:42

Despite a rash of attacks in recent weeks, Christians in India seem more willing to believe that the crimes were committed by thugs than Hindu religious extremists.

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Female Scientists Unleash Comedic Revenge At #Distractinglysexy

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-14 03:42

After the sexist comments of Nobel Prize-winning British scientist Tim Hunt went viral, female scientists staged a counterblow on social media.

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U.S. May Send Tanks And Infantry Vehicles To Eastern Europe

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-14 03:42

The Pentagon is seeking approval for a plan to put heavy weaponry into countries on the border with Russia. NPR's Rachel Martin and correspondent Tom Bowman discuss the proposal.

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Hot Jazz, Cool Teacher: How One New Orleans Man Fosters Greatness

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-14 03:42

For struggling students, music can often be what keeps them going. The same is true for this New Orleans band director.

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Clinton Picks A Park With No Ceiling, Glass Or Otherwise, For Launch

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-14 03:42

At her first major campaign rally Saturday, Hillary Clinton struck a populist tone, pushing for a more inclusive economy and policies such as paid family leave and equal pay for women.

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5 Things You Should Know About Jeb Bush

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-14 03:03

Jeb Bush is the son of a president and the brother of another, but there's more to know about the former Florida governor — and how different he is than the two past Bush presidents.

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MERS Is A Health Crisis With Political And Economic Costs

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-14 01:35

After a bungled initial response to the virus, South Korea's president not only has to win back public trust, but leaders are scrambling to keep the prized South Korean economy from struggling.

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MERS Is A Health Crisis With Political And Economic Costs

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-14 01:35

After a bungled initial response to the virus, South Korea's president not only has to win back public trust, but leaders are scrambling to keep the prized South Korean economy from struggling.

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Nocturnal Nosh: Americans Get A Taste Of Night Markets

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-14 01:35

Evening markets are a common sight throughout Asia, where delicious aromas regularly beckon hungry shoppers. Now night markets are popping up here in cities across the U.S.

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To Counter Russia, U.S. Mulling Tanks, Heavy Guns For Eastern Europe

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-13 13:15

The proposal, which requires approval from Defense Secretary Ash Carter and President Obama, would put also place equipment in the Baltic states of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.

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A Glimpse Of Life In Mosul

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-13 13:07

BBC reporter Ghadi Sary speaks with NPR's Arun Rath about secretly filmed videos obtained of harrowing conditions in the Iraqi city of Mosul, which is controlled by the self-declared Islamic State. The videos, smuggled out of the city, feature ordinary people describing and documenting their lives under ISIS rule.

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