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Thousands In Israel Gather In Anti-Netanyahu Rally

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-08 08:30

The keynote speaker at the demonstration in Tel Aviv's Rabin Square was given by ex-Mossad chief Meir Dagan, who accused the prime minister of causing great "strategic damage" to Israel.

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Clintons Face Scrutiny Ahead Of Hillary's Campaign Announcement

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-08 06:30

As the country awaits a decision on a possible 2016 presidential run, Hilary and former president Bill Clinton are forced to defend decisions involving donations and Hillary's email practices.

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Venezuela's Maduro Sees Only Plots As His Economy Crumbles

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-08 06:01

Venezuela's president is expelling most U.S. diplomats and demanding Americans secure visas to enter the country. Critics say it's an effort to draw attention from the the nation's economic meltdown.

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MH370 Had Expired Battery On Black Box 'Pinger,' Report Says

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-08 05:47

It said the battery had expired 15 months prior to the Malaysia airliner's disappearance. The report also said there was no evidence the plane's crew acted abnormally ahead of the flight.

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Learning The Hard Truth About Lying

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-08 04:53

Marilee Jones, the former dean of admissions at MIT, inflated her resume and resigned from her position in 2007. Coming back from that kind of mistake can be harrowing — and life-changing.

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More Arrests In Killing Of Russian Opposition Leader

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-08 04:38

A total of five individuals are being arraigned in a court in Moscow for last week's murder of Boris Nemtsov, a fierce critic of President Vladimir Putin.

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Elephants Will Retire From Barnum And Bailey Circus

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-08 04:08

Elephants were part of the spectacle ever since an enterprising farmer encountered one of the country's first elephants.

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Seniors Speed-Date In 'Age Of Love'

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-08 04:08

In his new documentary, The Age of Love, filmmaker Steven Loring profiled several people between 70 and 90 at a speed dating event in Rochester, N.Y.

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Developers Continue Push To Make Virtual Reality Mainstream

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-08 04:08

As virtual reality becomes more lifelike and the technology more consumer friendly, developers continue to push it as the new heart of the video game and movie experience.

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For Women's Day, Group Takes A Messge To The Vatican

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-08 04:08

To mark International Women's Day, the Vatican is opening its doors to a group of women pushing for a greater role in the Catholic Church. The organizers hope to raise issues of church inequality.

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Obama Evokes The 'Eternal Struggle' In Selma

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-08 04:08

President Obama was in Selma, Ala., for the anniversary of the voting rights march Saturday. Thousands came out to celebrate the moment.

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GOP Hopefuls Do A Balancing Act At Ag Summit

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-08 04:08

A parade of Republican presidential hopefuls took turns blasting the Obama administration but showed their differences on energy subsidies at the Iowa Agriculture Summit in Des Moines Saturday.

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Selma Mayor: 'An Awesome Time For Our City'

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-08 04:08

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with the mayor of Selma, Ala., George Patrick Evans, about the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday and how the small city is dealing with the international attention.

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Obama In Selma: 'The Race Is Not Yet Won'

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-08 04:08

President Obama, declaring in Selma, Ala., that the "march is not yet over," joined other dignitaries to mark the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday and honor veterans of the civil rights movement.

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Why China's Pollution Could Be Behind Our Cold, Snowy Winters

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-08 03:03

A video from NASA shows how air pollution moves around the world. So what happens when emissions from Asia blow across the Pacific Ocean to North America?

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A 12-Year-Old Girl Shows Us What It's Really Like To Face TB

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-08 03:03

After you hear her story, you'll never think the same way about the disease. That's the goal of Visual Epidemiology, which makes videos about individual battles instead of the big picture.

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Missing Malaysian Jet: Underwater Locator Battery Had Expired

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-08 00:12

The first comprehensive report into the mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 revealed Sunday that the battery of an underwater locator beacon had expired more than a year before the plane vanished.

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Movie Chains Balk At Screening New Film While Netflix Debuts It Online

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-07 14:31

The streaming service plans to release Beasts Of No Nation, starring Idris Elba, simultaneously in theaters and online. But at least four major movie theater chains won't be showing it.

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Remembering A Golden Era Of Undefeated College Basketball Teams

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-07 14:04

If they can pull it off, this year's Kentucky Wildcats would be the first undefeated team in almost 40 years. But back in the 1970s, flirting with perfection was practically routine.

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Boko Haram Reportedly Swears Allegiance To The Islamic State

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-07 13:04

The message purporting to be from the Nigerian extremist group was posted to Twitter pledging to follow the Caliph and to obey ISIS "in times of difficulty and prosperity."

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