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To West Baltimoreans, 'The Largest Gang Is The ... Police'

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-25 03:33

NPR's Scott Simon takes a walk through the neighborhoods of West Baltimore to talk with residents in the wake of Freddie Gray's death in police custody.

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Powerful Quake Hits Nepal; Death Toll Rising

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-25 03:33

An estimated 7.9 magnitude earthquake shook Nepal on Saturday. It's being described as the strongest quake to hit the country in 81 years. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Red Cross spokesman Mark South.

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Surgeon General Vivek Murthy On Gun Control, Vaccines And Science

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-25 03:33

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy was officially sworn in this week. His confirmation was held up for more than a year because of comments he made about gun violence. Murthy talks with NPR's Scott Simon.

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Protesters Plan To 'Shut Down' Baltimore Saturday

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-25 03:33

Demonstrations continue in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Grey while in police custody. State troopers have been brought in to help control crowds. Grey will be laid to rest on Monday.

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Patti Reagan: Hinkley Still Capable Of Violence

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-25 03:33

Doctors are recommending that the man who shot President Reagan, be released from a mental hospital. Patti Reagan Davis, the former president's daughter, tells NPR's Scott Simon she disagrees.

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International Guard: How The Vietnam War Changed Guard Service

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-25 03:33

During the war, young men often tried to join the National Guard to avoid being sent overseas. But that war changed the nature of the guard — paving the way for today's deployments abroad.

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Flood Of Desperate Refugees Tests Spaniards' Tolerance

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-25 03:33

Arab and African migrants are landing on Spain's coast in a region with a 34 percent unemployment. That's created friction and prompted a debate about how best to help them.

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Hubble's Other Telescope And The Day It Rocked Our World

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-25 03:33

Amid this week's hoopla celebrating the Hubble Space Telescope, don't forget the clever astronomer for whom the space scope was named. In the 1920s, he changed our sense of ourselves and the universe.

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Rap City: Sweat, Hope & Hip-Hop In Dakar

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-25 03:03

Around the world, hip-hop gives a voice to the voiceless. Our photo essay spotlights rappers in Senegal, who shout out their frustrations about living in poverty and their dreams of a better future.

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Invisible For Generations, 'Hidden Armenians' Emerge In Turkey

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-25 01:20

Many Armenian Christians were slaughtered by the Ottomans a century ago, but some survivors were taken in by Muslim families. A growing number are now reclaiming their Armenian heritage.

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Invisible For Generations, 'Hidden Armenians' Emerge In Turkey

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-25 01:20

Many Armenian Christians were slaughtered by the Ottomans a century ago, but some survivors were taken in by Muslim families. A growing number are now reclaiming their Armenian heritage.

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Pop-Up Podcast: Same-Sex Marriage And The Supreme Court

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-25 01:03

As the Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments on same-sex marriage, NPR's legal and political correspondents break down the historic case.

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Strong Earthquake Shakes Kathmandu

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-24 23:56

The 7.9 earthquake caused extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings. Dozens of were brought to the main hospital in central Kathmandu. There was no immediate estimate on fatalities.

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Jenner: 'For All Intents And Purposes, I Am A Woman'

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-24 17:12

In an interview with Diane Sawyer on ABC's "20/20", the former gold-medal-winning Olympic decathlete described a struggle with gender identity that began in childhood.

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Apprehensions Along Southern Border Drop Dramatically In 2015

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-24 17:00

Apprehensions dropped by 28 percent compared to the same time period last year. Apprehensions of minors also dropped by 50 percent.

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A Most Indelible Ink: A Magazine Printed Using Blood

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-24 15:06

A Lebanese magazine published its latest issue using donated blood to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the massacre of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians.

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PepsiCo Swaps Diet Drink's Aspartame For Other Artificial Sweeteners

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-24 15:06

The company says Diet Pepsi consumers are concerned about aspartame. But the Food and Drug Administration has long affirmed that the sweetener is safe in amounts commonly used by beverage companies.

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#NPRreads: Rube Goldberg Machine's Dark Orgins And Spalding Gray's Last Days

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-24 15:04

For your weekend reading, our staff also recommends a piece on an HIV outbreak in Austin, Indiana.

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These Animals Might Go Extinct Because No One Wants To Eat Them

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-24 14:47

Many species have gone extinct because humans hunted them into oblivion for their meat. But there's another group of animals that are endangered because we've lost interest in breeding them.

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Baltimore Police: Freddie Gray Should've Gotten Medical Help At Scene Of Arrest

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-24 13:31

Giving an update about how Gray was injured, police said they still have many gaps to fill, but the picture is becoming clearer. Police now know that Gray was never buckled into the police van.

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