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Amid Baltimore Protests, A 'Little Spotlight Of Joy'

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-03 03:45

In a week when attention was focused on Baltimore, NPR's Rachel Martin visited the city's New Shiloh Baptist Church. She spoke with Rev. Harold Carter Jr. and a young church member, Caleb Studivant.

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In A Surprise Move, Saudi King Picks His Successors

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-03 03:45

In a powerful monarchy is known for its aged leaders, Saudi Arabia's King Salman announced his heirs to the throne. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to correspondent Deborah Amos.

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Protesters Hope To Sustain Momentum In Baltimore

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-03 03:45

The day after Baltimore's top prosecutor announced murder charges against six officers in the death of Freddie Gray, more than 1,000 turned out for a mostly peaceful rally in front of city hall.

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A Boat Of Their Own: All-Women Team Tackles Sailing's Toughest Race

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-03 03:45

For the first time since 2001, an all-women team is competing in the Volvo Ocean Race, an around-the-world slog through some of the most unforgiving water on the planet.

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China Promises $46 Billion To Pave The Way For A Brand New Silk Road

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-03 03:45

Improving Pakistan's infrastructure will be the first step in creating a network of roads, railways, pipelines and shipping lanes that stretch all the way to Europe.

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Why Your Future Vaccination Might Not Be A Shot

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

Step aside, injections! The next flu vaccine you see might look more like a bandage — a patch covered in 100 microscopic needles that dissolve in the skin in just a few minutes.

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What Happens To A Country When An Outbreak Of Ebola Ends?

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-03 01:39

Dr. Peter Piot co-discovered the virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1976. He went back on his 65th birthday to see how the country has fared since then.

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What Happens To A Country When An Outbreak Of Ebola Ends?

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-03 01:39

Dr. Peter Piot co-discovered the virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1976. He went back on his 65th birthday to see how the country has fared since then.

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Who Keeps Track If Your Surgery Goes Well Or Fails?

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-03 01:20

The outcomes of many medical procedures and treatments done in hospitals nationwide aren't tracked or even measured, says a surgeon who thinks that's bad. Understanding outcomes, he says, saves lives.

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5 Things You Should Know About Carly Fiorina

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-03 01:03

The former CEO of Hewlett-Packard once had a stint filing and typing for the company. She also dropped out of law school, survived breast cancer and once ran a campaign ad featuring demon sheep.

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Texas Governor Deploys National Guard To Stave Off Obama Takeover

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-02 17:27

Texas' GOP governor is sending the National Guard to monitor a military training exercise after right-wing militia alleged it is just a cover for President Obama's plan to put Texas under martial law.

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American Pharoah Wins 2015 Kentucky Derby

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-02 15:01

The Bob Baffert-trained horse, ridden by Victor Espinoza, was the favorite heading into the 141st Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville.

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After Police Are Charged In Gray's Death, Baltimore Awaits Next Steps

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-02 13:48

A day after Baltimore chief prosecutor Marilyn Mosby announced charges against six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, residents of the neighborhood where he grew up hope change will come to the area.

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The Voices Of Baltimore

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-02 13:48

Some residents of Baltimore say the relationship with the police is badly damaged. But it wasn't always that way.

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Psychological Association Accused Of 'Complicity' In Bush-Era Torture

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-02 13:48

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with James Risen of the New York Times about a new report alleging that the American Psychological Association worked closely with the George W. Bush administration to help justify prisoner torture.

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Full Senate Debates May Reveal Recent Bipartisanship As An Illusion

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-02 12:17

On the committee level in the Senate, Republicans and Democrats have been able to get deals done. The problem will be what happens after bills leave the committees and head to the Senate floor.

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Mayweather, Pacquiao Ready For The Ring — And A Big Payday

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-02 11:55

The two fighters, battling each other for the welterweight title, have been in negotiations for tonight's fight in Las Vegas for some six years. Win or lose, they each stand to earn millions.

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30 Graves, Thought To Be Burmese Migrants, Found In Thailand

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-02 09:25

Remains from the graves are believed to be illegal migrants who were likely victims of human trafficking.

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Death Toll In Nepal Crosses 6,800

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-02 06:51

The United Nations has complained that Nepal's bureaucracy is getting in the way of relief efforts. Government officials in Kathmandu say they aren't receiving enough of the right kind of aid.

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Novelist Ruth Rendell, Author Of 'Wexford' Books, Dies At 85

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-02 06:12

She is credited with being a pioneer of the psychological thriller and wrote more than 60 books.

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