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Veteran Space Shuttle Astronaut Steven Nagel Dies At 67

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-23 09:42

The Air Force colonel was among the first group selected by NASA to train for the space shuttle program. He went on to fly four missions, two as commander.

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Iceland Ups Aviation Warning As Volcano Rumbles

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-23 08:09

Bardarbunga, a volcano in the center of the island nation, has experienced a sub-glacial eruption and could begin sending steam and ash skyward if it melts through the ice, scientists warn.

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Kurdish Forces Say They're Waiting For U.S. Weapons

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-23 07:50

In northern Iraq, the Kurdish Peshmerga troops are battling the extremists of the Islamic State. But commanders say they're not getting the weapons promised by the U.S. and others.

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Even Police Body Cameras Can Lose Sight Of The Truth

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-23 07:41

Amid accusations of abuse, many in Ferguson, Mo., and cities around the country are calling for police to wear cameras. Cameras may not always be as impartial as people expect, however.

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Uber Greases The Wheel With Obama's Old Campaign Manager

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-23 06:56

Uber is hiring David Plouffe, the mastermind of Obama's 2008 campaign, to power its own political strategy. What can a tech-savvy political animal offer a ride-sharing service?

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U.N. Warns Of 'Possible Massacre' In Northeastern Iraq

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-23 06:33

The United Nations special representative in Iraq describes the situation in Amerli, besieged by Islamic State militants, as one of "unspeakable suffering."

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Photo Released Of Chinese Fighter That Buzzed U.S. Navy Plane

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-23 05:13

Pentagon officials have identified the Chinese jet that made a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy maritime patrol aircraft as an Su-27.

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Another Peaceful Night In Ferguson

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-23 04:55

The protests were largely peaceful in the St. Louis suburb for a third consecutive night.

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Russian Convoy Leaves Ukraine After Reportedly Delivering Aid

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-23 04:12

Kiev and Moscow confirm that the convoy, which crossed the border into rebel-held territory on Friday without permission, is exiting Ukrainian territory.

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U.S. Continues Airstrikes Against Islamic State

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-23 03:32

Journalist James Foley was killed this week by the Islamic State. Will airstrikes be enough to hold back the militants? CNN's Peter Bergen talks with NPR's Scott Simon.

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Nashville To African-Americans: Join Your Police Department!

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-23 03:32

In the wake of the protests in Ferguson, law enforcement officials around the country are trying to figure out how to lay the groundwork for peaceful collaborations between police and citizens.

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Borders Close As Ebola Spreads In West Africa

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-23 03:32

Nearly 1,500 people have died in the Ebola outbreak, and more nations in the region are closing their borders. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Africa correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton about the epidemic.

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Antarctic Lakes, Rivers, Wetlands — All Under A Kilometer Of Ice

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-23 03:32

Biologists have discovered what may be the largest unexplored ecosystem on earth, and it's all hidden under the Antarctic ice sheet. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the lead scientist, Brent Christner.

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Doctor: Ebola Fatality Rate Running At 70 Percent

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-23 03:32

Dr. Gabriel Fitzpatrick has been treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone with Doctors Without Borders. He spoke with NPR's Scott Simon about what the news of two cured Americans means for his efforts.

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Life Goes On, Even With The Spectre Of Ebola

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-23 03:03

Ebola-stricken West Point is typically described as a slum in Liberia's capital city. That is true. But it is also a place of natural beauty and strong spirits.

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Budget Cuts Threaten A Unique Alabama Prison Education Program

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-23 01:37

The state has some of the country's most overcrowded — and troubled — prisons. Alabama is also home to a thriving life skills program that prison officials are fighting to save from budget slashes.

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China's Pollution Crisis Inspires An Unsettling Art Exhibit

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-23 01:28

With grand, provocative installations, Cai Guo-Qiang addresses the degradation of the country's environment in a popular exhibit at a Shanghai art museum.

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China's Pollution Crisis Inspires An Unsettling Art Exhibit

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-23 01:28

With grand, provocative installations, Cai Guo-Qiang addresses the degradation of the country's environment in a popular exhibit at a Shanghai art museum.

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Scotland's Independence Vote And The Fate Of Britain's Nuclear Subs

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-22 22:30

The Scottish vote next month but it's not entirely clear whether they would keep the pound and the BBC. And then there's the naval base with Britain's nuclear subs.

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Extreme Surrogacy: Man With 16 Infants Wants 10-15 More Per Year

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-22 19:39

Interpol said it has launched a multinational investigation into what Thailand has dubbed the "Baby Factory" case surrounding a 24-year-old Japanese businessman.

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