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What Happens To Guantanamo Detainees After Their Release

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-08 03:57

Bowe Bergdahl's release from Taliban custody has raised fresh questions about Guantanamo prisoners. Correspondent Dina Temple-Raston tells NPR's Rachel Martin what happens after their release.

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Syrian Crisis Splits Activists And Religious Groups Over Aid

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-08 03:57

The Syrian civil war is now in its fourth year. Many are calling it the worst humanitarian situation in a generation. Faith groups and human rights activists are divided over what to do.

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Gripes About Health Costs Punctuate A Cross-Country Trip

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-08 03:57

A health reporter traveled across the country and asked people how they feel about health care and health insurance. At almost every stop people complained about the expense.

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Obama's First-Term Military Moves Give Way To Second-Term Caution

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-08 01:49

In his first term, the president launched a troop surge in Afghanistan, stepped up drone strikes and ordered the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. In his second term, he's been reluctant to use force.

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While Broadway Sings Its Praise, The Wigmaker Remains Unsung

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-08 01:22

Sunday night's Tony Awards will honor actors and actresses, but not those who create their elaborate coiffures. That's because the best in the business know how to stay out of the spotlight.

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Big Moments Get Less Weighty: Whatever Happened To Stiff Paper?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-08 01:20

It had weight. It lasted. It got punched, torn, reused. It got us into ballparks, airplanes, buses, theaters. I'm talking about stiff paper — and it's vanishing.

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California Chrome Loses To Tonalist In Belmont, Misses Triple Crown

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 15:04

A horse with little pedigree and an odd gait, California Chrome was a popular favorite to win the Belmont Stakes and the Triple Crown, but ultimately came up short.

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'Downton Abbey' Craze Serves Up A Demand For Butlers

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 14:03

Buttling — the proper term for what butlers do — is a booming vocation, mostly in emerging economies. The popularity of the PBS drama series Downton Abbey is helping to revitalize the status symbol.

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Lessons From The Language Boot Camp For Mormon Missionaries

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 13:02

The Missionary Training Center, which prepares young adults to spread the Gospel around the world, is recognized as a model for language instruction. And the program only takes a few weeks.

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Prisoner Swap One Of Several Tough Moments For Obama In Recent Weeks

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 12:31

NPR's National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson talks with Arun Rath about the controversial Berghdal POW swap, the roll out of tougher emissions standards and systemic problems within the VA.

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Stuck In The Machine Zone: Your Sweet Tooth For 'Candy Crush'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 12:31

The mobile game, with its flow of moving candies, has reeled us in. The endless repetition — without a plot or character development — can be mesmerizing. Psychologically, why can't we stay away?

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U.S., Iran Will Meet For Another Round Of Nuclear Talks

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 10:31

Diplomats will meet in Geneva on Monday and Tuesday to try to seal an agreement over Iran's nuclear program, before a deadline of July 20.

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Move Over, Bridgegate: Chris Christie's Next Campaign Roadblock

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 08:02

Turns out New Jersey's economy — not the George Washington Bridge scandal — may be the biggest threat to the governor's presidential ambitions.

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Tech Week: Apple In Homes, Snowden Anniversary, Sexism Flare-Ups

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 06:37

At Apple's annual developers conference, the company announced it's moving into smart homes and tracking health. At another developer's conference, a controversial slide sparked outrage.

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Watch: First Lady Michelle Obama Delivers Eulogy For Maya Angelou

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 06:27

Dignitaries like President Clinton, first lady Michelle Obama and Oprah spoke at the memorial service at Wake Forest University.

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A Horse — And A Horse Story — For The Ages

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 06:10

California Chrome seems like just the horse to break the drought and win the Triple Crown on Saturday, because so many aspects of his story seem extraordinary.

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Ukraine Inaugurates New President As Unrest Continues

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 04:58

Petro Poroshenko called on separatists to lay down their weapons. The chocolate magnate also offered amnesty to those without "blood on their hands."

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Photos: After A Storm, A Red Sky, Double Rainbow Over Atlanta

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 04:14

Sunset and a strong storm happened at just the right time for a celestial treat. The resulting rainbows were so stunning, they were documented all over Twitter.

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N.J. Nets, Devils Owner Gave Millions To Local Causes

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 03:52

We remember Lewis Katz, who once said, "Life is meant to have as much fun as you can conjure up." Katz made a fortune as a sports team owner and gave millions of it away.

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Obama Reassures Allies As He Honors D-Day Sacrifices

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-07 03:52

President Obama has had an eventful visit to Europe, which included attending the 70th D-Day commemoration in Normandy.

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