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Study Shows Penguins Endangered By Waning Antarctic Ice

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-06 03:53

A new study argues emperor penguins should be classified as an endangered species because of shrinking ice. NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with scientist Hal Caswell, who co-authored the study.

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Filmmaker Searches For 'White Widow' Of London Bombing

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-06 03:53

Documentarian Adam Wishart has spent the last year trying to find Samantha Lewthwaite, who is believed to be involved in terrorist activities. He talks to NPR's Linda Wertheimer about his search.

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New IRS Chief John Koskien: 'I Enjoy A Crisis'

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-06 03:53

Koskien is a professional fixer. He has helmed a mortgage lending giant, a city and now the IRS through scandals and disasters — to varying degrees of success, as he tells NPR's Linda Wertheimer.

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First Responders Unprepared For Another Train Disaster

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-06 03:53

One year after an oil train derailed and exploded in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, some firemen and first responders say they still don't have the training or manpower to handle a similar disaster.

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Pope Francis To Meet With Victims Of Clerical Sex Abuse

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-06 03:53

The pontiff will meet with six survivors Monday. Correspondent Sylvia Poggioli tells NPR's Linda Wertheimer the pope has been criticized for being slow to address the issue of sex abuse by priests.

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Iran's Surveillance Drones Over Iraq Make U.S. Military Wary

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-06 03:53

As Iran helps Iraqi government forces fight rebels pushing through Iraq, the use of unarmed Iranian drones has U.S. officials on edge, as analyst Anthony Cordesman explains to NPR's Linda Wertheimer.

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Iraqi Lawmakers Fail To Reach Deal On A New Government

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-06 03:53

As Iraq continues to fracture along along ethnosectarian lines, its newly elected parliament doesn't appear to be rushing to form a government to address the dire situation.

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State Department 'Troubled' By Reports Of Teen's Beating In Israel

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-06 03:53

Tensions are high following the murder of three young Israelis and a Palestinian teen. Relatives of the murdered Palestinian say his American cousin was beaten by Israeli police during a protest.

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Tell Me, Wave, Where Did You Come From? Who Made You?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-06 03:03

Richard Feynman, one of the greatest science teachers ever, asks a wave to tell him a story.

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It's A Nice Day For A Flash Wedding

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-06 01:16

In these pop-up weddings, locations are never booked, planning is minimal and fingers are crossed that you don't get asked to leave before you finish the ceremony.

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Germany's Battle Over What May Be Its Last Lenin Statue

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-06 01:14

East German communism collapsed 25 years ago. But the city of Schwerin still has a Lenin statue, believed to be the last one in Germany. The mayor says it should stay because you can't erase history.

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Germany's Battle Over What May Be Its Last Lenin Statue

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-06 01:14

East German communism collapsed 25 years ago. But the city of Schwerin still has a Lenin statue, believed to be the last one in Germany. The mayor says it should stay because you can't erase history.

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More Municipalities Deny Federal Requests, Won't Detain Immigrants

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-05 13:14

Local police are sometimes asked to hold immigrants suspected of crimes until they can be moved to federal custody for deportation. But a mix of politics and liability is undermining that system.

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American Teen Visiting Israel Reportedly Beaten By Police

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-05 13:05

The State Department confirms that Tariq Khdeir, 15, is being held by Israeli authorities and may have been beaten while in custody.

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Faith Strengthens Aging Parents As They Care For Their Son

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-05 13:04

Judy and James Lee's lives revolve around providing 24-hour care to their 16-year-old son. As they get older, they worry about who will eventually take care of him.

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Shootout Victory Sends Netherlands To World Cup Semifinals

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-05 10:46

Netherlands finally ended Costa Rica's impressive run at the World Cup, but it wasn't without a fight. They will face Argentina in the semifinals, who defeated Belgium 1-0 earlier on Saturday.

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WATCH: Hurricane Arthur From 30 Miles Out At Sea

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-05 09:44

Video shot from off the North Carolina coast at Frying Pan Tower, a former U.S. Coast Guard Light Station that's been converted to a bed and breakfast.

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Palestinian Teen 'Burned Alive,' According To Official

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-05 08:52

The body of the 16-year-old boy, thought to have been kidnapped and murdered by Jewish extremists, was found earlier this week with extensive burns.

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Philadelphia Row House Fire Kills 4 Children

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-05 07:52

The fire that broke out very early this morning swept through 10 row houses in a predominately African immigrant community in the city's southwest.

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Czech Petra Kvitova Wins Wimbledon Title

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-05 06:29

Kvitova picked up her second Wimbledon trophy, besting Canadian opponent Eugenie Bouchard 6-3 6-0.

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