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Workers Brave Militant Attacks To Vaccinate For Polio

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-30 04:06

Those who vaccinate children in Pakistan risk their lives. Correspondent Philip Reeves tells NPR's Rachel Martin that the Taliban is gunning down health workers, who are suspected of being spies.

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Why Colleges Adjudicate Their Own Campus Crimes

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-30 04:06

Colleges are under scrutiny for bungling recent sexual assault cases. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to correspondent Tovia Smith about why schools, and not police, typically handle these cases.

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Podcasts Rise In Popularity, Funded By Advertisers And Listeners

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-30 04:06

Millions are downloading and listening to podcasts. It's the source of original material and growing ad revenue. Apple's iTunes has 1 billion subscribers, and advertisers are seeing dollar signs.

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Three Lifetimes Spent With Hope In Check After Wrongful Conviction

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-30 04:06

They were young men when they went to prison in 1975 for a murder they did not commit. The last two of them were freed this month, releasing a joy they could finally savor together.

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The History of Campus Sexual Assault

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-30 04:03

Sixty years of research on campus rape yields scholarly insight into prevention and accountability.

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With Shopping, Holy Sites, Najaf Offers Respite From Iraq's Violence

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-30 01:40

When you think of Iraq, you may picture a desert battlefield. But life is not like that everywhere. The southern Shiite heartland of Najaf is full of religious pilgrims and bustling business.

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For Some Uninsured, Simply Signing Up Is A Challenge

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-30 01:40

Leaburn Alexander works two jobs and has a monstrous commute. There's no wiggle room in his budget to pay a health insurance premium — and no time even to meet with an enrollment counselor.

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With Shopping, Holy Sites, Najaf Offers Respite From Iraq's Violence

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-30 01:40

When you think of Iraq, you may picture a desert battlefield. But life is not like that everywhere. The southern Shiite heartland of Najaf is full of religious pilgrims and bustling business.

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For Some Uninsured, Simply Signing Up Is A Challenge

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-30 01:40

Leaburn Alexander works two jobs and has a monstrous commute. There's no wiggle room in his budget to pay a health insurance premium — and no time even to meet with an enrollment counselor.

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Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson Resigns

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-29 14:46

Wilson, the Ferguson Police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown nearly four months ago, has resigned, according to his attorney.

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'The Banh Mi Handbook': A Guide To A Viet-French Sandwich

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-29 12:57

Food writer Andrea Nguyen dives into the story of banh mi, a Vietnamese street sandwich with a French colonial past that's been popping up on menus around the country.

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Millennials Might Be 'Generation Twin.' Is That A Bad Thing?

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-29 12:57

Between 1981 and 2012, 1 million extra twins were born in the U.S. One economist says all of those twins could be hurting the economy — but another expert points out some perks of twinhood.

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Former U.S. Poet Laureate Mark Strand Dies At 80

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-29 11:10

The Canadian-born poet was known for his wit and introspection. He also won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and Yale University's Bollingen Prize.

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The Market For Low-End Smartphones Is Looking Up

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-29 11:00

Smartphones that don't scrimp on performance but sell for less than $200 off contract are gaining traction. And the low end is quickly becoming one of the most innovative spaces in mobile tech.

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Taiwan's Premier Quits After Ruling Party's Ballot Box Rebuff

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-29 09:16

Prime Minister Jiang Yi-huah stepped down after the Kuomintang party (KMT) suffered losses in districts across the country.

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A Musical Tribute For A Waiter Who Spoke Out Against Racism

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-29 07:41

Fifty years after the desegregation of the South, an oratorio will pay tribute to an unlikely civil rights activist — a waiter named Booker Wright who spoke out about discrimination on the job.

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Taliban Attack A Second Foreign Guesthouse In Kabul

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-29 07:15

The militant group targeted a different guesthouse in an attack on Friday. The incidents are part of a major uptick in violence in the country in recent days.

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13,000 Modern Slaves Working In U.K., London Says

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-29 06:13

The Home Office says a re-analysis of its statistics shows more trafficked individuals — including women and children forced into prostitution — than previously thought.

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Foreign Dollars Fuel A New Condo Boom In Miami

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-29 05:59

After the bust of the Great Recession, construction cranes once again tower over Miami. The transformation masks a difficult reality: This flashy city also remains one of the nation's poorest.

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Few Arrests In Ferguson Amid Largely Peaceful Protests

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-29 05:28

People protesting a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown thwarted shoppers and blocked traffic near the police headquarters.

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