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In New York, A Sculptor's Got Some S'plaining To Do

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-05 03:34

Residents of Lucille Ball's hometown in western New York want a life-sized statue of the star removed. They say it's terrifying.

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Lifting Sanctions Would Be Watershed Moment For Iranian Businessman

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-05 03:34

A framework was announced last week to curb Iran's nuclear program. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Iranian businessman Rouzbeh Pirouz about how the proposal will affect his business.

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Drinking With 'Mad Men:' Cocktail Culture And The Myth Of Don Draper

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-05 03:03

The culture of retro cocktails that the show helped reignite is intriguing, considering how much of Mad Men is actually about excessive — even abusive — drinking.

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Kenyan Police: One Gunman Was Son Of Government Official

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-05 02:56

Kenyan officials say they have identified the son of a government official as one of the gunmen who took part in an Islamic extremist attack on a Kenyan university that killed 148 people.

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Treating Saudi Arabian Jihadists With Art Therapy

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-05 01:35

The Saudis are trying to rehabilitate convicted terrorists with programs such as art therapy in a resort setting. More than 80 percent have reformed, the Saudis say. But some returned to al-Qaida.

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Treating Saudi Arabian Jihadists With Art Therapy

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-05 01:35

The Saudis are trying to rehabilitate convicted terrorists with programs such as art therapy in a resort setting. More than 80 percent have reformed, the Saudis say. But some returned to al-Qaida.

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What You Didn't Know About What You Already Know About Easter

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-05 01:19

Bring forth your baskets so that we may fill them with these five fun facts about the spring holiday.

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What You Didn't Know About What You Already Know About Easter

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-05 01:19

Bring forth your baskets so that we may fill them with these five fun facts about the spring holiday.

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Without Janitors, Students Are In Charge Of Keeping School Shipshape

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-04 16:45

In Japan, many schools don't employ janitors. Instead, they ask the students to pitch in with the daily upkeep. Some U.S. schools are doing the same.

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Kentucky Falls Short Of Perfect: Wisconsin To Face Duke At Championship

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-04 16:34

The Badgers bested the Wildcats in a 71-64 Final Four victory Saturday, ending Kentucky's unbeaten season. Wisconsin advances to meet the Duke Blue Devils in Monday's final game.

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Duke Defeats Michigan State 81-61, Heads To Championship

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-04 16:34

After their Final Four faceoff, the seventh-seed Spartans are headed home. The Blue Devils will meet either Kentucky or Wisconsin in Monday's final game.

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When It Comes To Insurance, Mental Health Parity In Name Only?

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-04 14:11

Many insurance providers that offer mental health care are supposed to cover it just as they would cancer or diabetes care. But advocates say enforcement is a problem.

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Framework Nuclear Deal Could Be Good News For Iran's Oil Sector

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-04 13:45

If a final agreement is reached, crippling sanctions on Iran's oil industry could be lifted. But the oil sector faces a number of challenges before ramping up production.

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Rethinking How To Care For California's Most Troubled Children

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-04 13:17

NPR's Arun Rath talks with ProPublica's Joaquin Sapien about his investigation of California's largest residential facility for emotionally troubled youth.

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Coping With California's Drought

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-04 13:17

In a week when Governor Jerry Brown announced mandatory water restrictions, NPR's Arun Rath talks with reporter Kirk Siegler about his visit to the Sierra Nevada mountains, where the snowpack so vital to the state water supply is dramatically absent.

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Palestinian Camp In Syria Reportedly Seized By Extremist Fighters

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-04 12:18

The self-declared Islamic State and al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate, al-Nusra Front, appear to have cooperated on an assault to capture the camp earlier this week.

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Owner Of 'Revenge Porn' Site Sentenced To 18 Years In Jail

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-04 09:33

Kevin Bollaert who ran a site allowing people to anonymously post nude photos of others and then charged the victims to have them removed, was convicted of identity theft and extortion.

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Tribal Fighters Lay Siege To Al-Qaida In Coastal Town

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-04 08:54

The coalition of tribesmen have vowed to expel fighters from the extremist group and restore order to the Gulf of Aden port.

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In Kentucky, Rescuers Scramble To Reach People Trapped By Flash Floods

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-04 06:38

Heavy rains on Thursday and Friday in the state triggered flooding, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of people.

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5 Arrested In Kenyan Attack As Al-Shabab Promises 'Bloodbath'

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-04 05:33

Some of those arrested in connection with Thursday's deadly attack on a university in the country's east were reportedly trying to flee to neighboring Somalia, where the extremist group is based.

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