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Times Publisher: Abramson Storyline 'Shallow And Factually Incorrect'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-17 13:44

In a statement New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. defended the sacking of the executive editor of the venerable publication.

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Reports: Obama Considering San Antonio Mayor As HUD Secretary

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-17 13:10

In a cabinet shuffle, Obama is considering tapping the Democratic rising star Julían Castro to lead HUD and moving the incumbent, Shaun Donovan, to the Office of Management and Budget.

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Southern Baptist Leaders Seek Softer Approach To Homosexuality

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-17 13:07

Though the denomination still considers homosexuality a sin, some leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention are telling pastors to rein in harsh rhetoric and accept that gay people are in their pews.

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Veterans Advocate Says He Fears Loss Of Faith In VA

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-17 13:07

Veteran Tom Tarantino says allegations of delayed health care for veterans should be taken more seriously. But he says the care can be great, "once you actually get in" the system.

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Filtering A New Idea: A Book That's Educational And 'Drinkable'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-17 13:07

Improving access to clean water can reduce the spread of diarrheal diseases in developing countries. The "Drinkable Book" should help: It has water safety tips and each page works as a filter.

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MERS Virus Appears To Have Jumped From Human To Human In U.S.

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-17 12:27

An Illinois man is the third known case of MERS infection in the U.S. He was apparently infected after visiting an Indiana man who contracted the virus abroad.

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Miss Beazley, Former First Dog, Keeper Of Bush Cats, Dies

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-17 11:42

George and Laura Bush said even though Barney received all the attention, Miss Beazley "never held a grudge against him."

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Doctors' Ignorance Stands In The Way Of Care For The Disabled

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-17 10:13

Nearly 20 percent of Americans have physical or mental disabilities, yet only a small fraction of medical schools teach students how to talk with disabled patients about their needs.

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High On Tea Party Hit List, Idaho Congressman Looks To Hold On

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-17 10:12

GOP Rep. Mike Simpson has a pretty solidly conservative voting record. But he's still facing a tough Tea Party primary challenge in a race marked by millions of dollars in outside spending.

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In Photos: India's Prime Minister-Elect Receives Hero's Welcome In Delhi

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-17 09:44

The election of Narendra Modi is historic, marking a shift away from a party that has dominated politics in the world's largest democracy.

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Holder: Subtle Racism Is Greater Threat Than 'Outbursts Of Bigotry'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-17 07:33

On the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, Attorney General Eric Holder and first lady Michelle Obama said racism is still alive and there is work yet to be done.

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5 Fab Fads That Just Faded Away

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-17 07:11

Remembering a time in America when chameleon coiffures and sand baths were all the rage.

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For First Time, Judge Halts Force-Feeding Of Guantánamo Detainee

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-17 06:01

District Judge Gladys Kessler also ordered the government to keep all videotapes that show the force-feeding of Jihad Dhiab, and she called on the Obama administration to act further.

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Oprah Winfrey's Channel Calls Off Michael Sam Series

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-17 03:57

OWN had planned a documentary series to feature the first openly gay NFL player in his bid to earn a spot on the St. Louis Rams. The network backed off to give him space "to achieve his dreams."

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Turkish Coal Miner Faces Future After Tragedy

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-17 03:47

A survivor of the Turkish coal mine disaster that killed more than 250 talks about the hours he spent trapped below ground. He's now afraid to return to mining, and wonders how he'll make a living.

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Measles And Mumps Make A Comeback

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-17 03:47

Measles and mumps outbreaks in the U.S. are at an all-time high. NPR's Scott Simon talks with professor of preventive medicine William Schaffner about how the viruses are spreading and why.

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Iran Reluctant To Disclose Secret Nuclear Activities

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-17 03:47

Iran wants relief from economic sanctions, but the International Atomic Energy Agency wants answers about rumored weapons programs before it makes a new agreement.

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How Will Narendra Modi Change India?

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-17 03:47

In a historic election, Narendra Modi and the Hindu nationalist party ousted India's long-ruling Congress party. Scott Simon talks with NPR's Julie McCarthy about what this political shift means for India.

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High Charges By Doctors May Or May Not Be Red Flags For Fraud

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-17 03:47

The government recently released a trove of information on how much doctors are charging Medicare. It does seem like some doctors are overcharging, but the explanation of high fees can be complicated.

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How South Sudan Came To The Brink Of Civil War

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-17 03:47

South Sudan is being torn apart by ethnic violence. NPR's Scott Simon talks to David Deng, research director for the South Sudan Law Society, about efforts to save the country from a civil war.

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