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Who Fails To Pay Child Support? Moms, At A Higher Rate Than Dads

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-01 04:07

The number of dollars of unpaid child support each year in the U.S. is well into the billions. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with data expert Mona Chalabi of FiveThirtyEight.com about the numbers.

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After Delays, Jury Selection To Wrap Up In Boston Bombing Trial

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-01 04:07

Jury selection in the trial of the Boston marathon bomber is expected to finish on Tuesday. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to Boston correspondent Tovia Smith about the start of Dzokhar Tsarnaev's trial.

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Fracking Opponents Feel Police Pressure In Some Drilling Hotspots

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-01 03:48

Anti-fracking activists say they're being targeted by law enforcement agencies that work with the oil and gas industries to monitor threats to infrastructure.

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Mr. Spock, Mixed-Race Pioneer

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-01 03:06

As Mr. Spock on Star Trek, the late Leonard Nimoy embodied the conflicts faced by many biracial and other people of color. Even on the diverse crew of the Enterprise, he stood out.

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The Art Of Syrian Refugees Sends A Message. Is Anyone Listening?

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

Syria's refugees are waiting for a new life. The artists among them are depicting this life in limbo — and their memories of the country they left behind.

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How A Group Of Lung Cancer Survivors Got Doctors To Listen

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

Lung cancer survivors who met online banded together to get an option they credited with helping them added to treatment guidelines used by cancer specialists.

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Teaching The Holocaust: New Approaches For A New Generation

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-01 02:15

Amid the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camps, a focus more on 'how Jews lived than about how they perished.'

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Teaching The Holocaust: New Approaches For A New Generation

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-01 02:15

Amid the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camps, a focus more on 'how Jews lived than about how they perished.'

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Italian Cheese Lovers Find Their Bovine Match Through Adopt A Cow

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-01 01:56

The cheeses of the Italian Alps are prized for their flavor. But the tradition of cheese-making here is dying off. Now remaining farmers are banding together around an unusual adoption program.

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To Curb Bear Population, Florida Reinstates Hunting Season

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 14:12

In the past decade, the number of bear-related calls Florida wildlife officials have received has increased by 400 percent. To stop the rise in bear population, officials have agreed to start hunting.

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Is The Battle Won And Done For Those Who Fought For Net Neutrality?

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 12:56

In a 3-2 vote on Feb. 26, the FCC approved new rules, regulating broadband internet as a public utility. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Mat Honan, San Francisco bureau chief for BuzzFeed News, about the political implications of the vote.

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Homeland Security Gets Stopgap Funding, But More Political Battles Loom

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 12:56

Congress will fund the Department of Homeland Security for one more week. Political correspondent Mara Liasson talks with NPR's Arun Rath about the politics of the battles being waged by congressional Republicans.

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One Man's Race To Outrun Alzheimer's

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 12:56

Cape Cod journalist Greg O'Brien has always found solace in running, and a diagnosis of Alzheimer's hasn't stopped him. But making it work — for himself and his family — isn't always easy.

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How Conservatives Are Readying Their 'Grassroots Army' For 2016

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 11:25

The message from the Conservative Political Action Conference's first-ever Activism Boot Camp was clear: a win for Republicans in 2016 must be a team effort.

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Iraq's National Museum To Open For First Time Since 2003 Invasion

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 09:12

The planned reopening was moved up following the release of a video showing self-declared Islamic State extremists destroying priceless ancient artifacts in the Mosul museum.

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While New England Gets Snow, West Africa Gets Sand

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 07:51

A hot wind blows from the Sahara Desert across West Africa each winter. This year, the clouds of sand are so thick that flights are grounded, cocoa trees are suffering and everyone has a cough.

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Egypt Declares Hamas 'Terrorist' Group

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 06:39

The organization, an offshoot of Egypt's banned Muslim Brotherhood, controls the Gaza Strip.

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A 'Show Boat' With An Asian-American Cast Hits The Rocks

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 06:03

Racial tensions between blacks and whites are at the heart of the "Ol' Man River" musical. Asian-American actors say it doesn't make sense to get on board.

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West Calls On Russia For Independent Probe Of Nemtsov's Murder

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 05:44

The opposition leader and harsh critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down in public on Friday.

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Silly, Saucy, Scary: Photos Show The Many Faces Of Ugly Fruit

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 05:24

Wonky produce can take on absurdly entertaining shapes. But one food activist says learning to love these crazy contours is key to stopping mounds of food waste.

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