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He Was In A Cab Stuck In Traffic. A Beggar Asked For Alms...

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-07 00:51

His heart said "Give!" His mind wondered: "Am I gullible? Do handouts really help?" Looking back, he's not happy with the choice he made.

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After 37 Years, A Triple Crown Winner At Last: American Pharoah Sweeps The Races

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-06 15:02

The colt ran to victory in the Belmont Stakes Saturday, after winning the Derby and the Preakness. He's the first horse since 1978 to achieve what some call the most difficult feat in sports.

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Wimberley Residents Reluctant To Return Weeks After Devastating Floods

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-06 13:26

Search crews continue to look for three missing people after the Memorial Day weekend flood on the Blanco River. Meanwhile, those in Wimberley, Texas, are struggling to put their lives back together.

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Fighting In Eastern Ukraine Ramps Up, Raises Fears

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-06 13:15

Renewed fighting in Eastern Ukraine marked an end to a tenuous cease-fire agreed to in February. Observers fear that a surge in violence could plunge the region into another full scale war.

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Trans In Transition: Finding Friends And Community In D.C.

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-06 13:15

While doing a profile of a transgender activist in Washington, D.C., NPR's Pam Fessler heard some touching personal stories from trans women trying to adapt to their new lives.

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From Bail Bondsman To Teacher

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-06 13:15

Rodney Carey has been on the other side of the street in New Orleans. He's trying to get his students to come back.

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Jury Acquits Ex-BP Exec Of Lying In Oil Spill

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-06 10:59

Five years after the Justice Department vowed to hold people accountable for the largest oil spill in U.S. history, its prosecution of BP executives has foundered.

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Putin To West: Russia Is No Threat

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-06 10:48

In an interview with an Italian newspaper, the Russian leader said the world has changed so much that no one "in their right mind" could imagine Russia attacking NATO.

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Egyptian Court Rescinds Terrorist Label For Hamas

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-06 10:07

A court had put the Islamist organization on the terror list in February, but the latest ruling says it lacked jurisdiction in the case.

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Beau Biden, Vice President's Son, Remembered In Delaware Service

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-06 07:01

The former attorney general and Iraq War veteran being laid to rest in a Catholic ceremony in Wilmington.

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Saudis Shoot Down Scud Missile Fired By Houthi Rebels In Yemen

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-06 04:59

The Cold War-era rocket, which appeared to be targeted at a major air base in the kingdom's south, was brought down by Patriot missiles, officials say.

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Official Death Toll In China's 'Eastern Star' Disaster Rises To Nearly 400

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-06 04:11

The cruise ship, which was righted on Friday, capsized on Monday in the Yangtze River with 456 people aboard.

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American Pharoah Makes A Run At History

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-06 03:53

The Triple Crown hopeful could beat the odds and win at Belmont Park on Saturday, but like so many other Kentucky Derby and Preakness winners, he'll have to beat a field of better-rested rivals.

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For New Mexico's Chiles, The Enemy Isn't Just Drought But Salt, Too

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-06 03:34

Farmers in New Mexico are worried about the future of the state's most beloved crop: green and red chiles. They're increasingly relying on salty groundwater, which damages the soil and the crops.

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UN-Led Yemen Peace Talks Are Set For June 14

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-06 03:34

The UN envoy for Yemen is trying to bring together all sides for talks in Geneva this month in an effort to end a devastating conflict in the poorest nation in the Middle East.

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Veterans Center Opens In LA After Years Of Controversy

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-06 03:34

Homeless veterans are finding a new support system in the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center. A new building on the center's grounds will house a dozen homeless veterans.

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ISIS Attack On Kobani Looms Over Turkish Elections

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-06 03:34

Last year's battle for the Syrian town of Kobani and dissatisfaction with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's huge new palace are issues in Sunday's Turkish parliamentary elections.

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Presidential Candidates Encounter Bumps In Early Campaigns

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-06 03:34

It's a long road to November 2016, but there are already some bends in that road. NPR's Scott Simon talks to NPR's Ron Elving about where each of the candidates stands now.

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With New Hires, Snapchat Moves Beyond Messaging

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-06 03:34

Sean Mills was recently named Snapchat's new head of original content. NPR's Scott Simon talks with NPR's David Folkenflik about where the app is headed and how it could be used in the next election.

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OPM Hackers Could Be Building Personal Databases

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-06 03:34

The Office of Personnel Management was the target of a massive cyberattack. Four million people may have had their data stolen. OPM says it will start notifying victims on Monday.

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