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Pope Accepts Resignation Of Cardinal Accused Of Sexual Misconduct

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-21 08:58

Keith O'Brien, who stepped down as Archbishop of St. Andrews in Scotland two years ago, will be stripped of his privileges but not his title, the Vatican says.

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2 Men Convicted In Canada In 2013 Train Derailment Plot

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-21 07:18

Raed Jaser and Chiheb Esseghaier were found guilty on terrorism-related charges for a plan to derail a passenger train traveling from New York to Toronto.

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Police In India Arrest Hundreds In 10th Grade Cheating Scandal

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-21 06:38

The crackdown follows the airing of video taken in the northeast that showed parents, relatives and friends of students scaling school walls to pass cheat sheets through windows.

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A New 3-D Printing Method Is Rising Out Of The Ooze

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-21 05:58

Remember how the T-1000 in Terminator 2 re-formed out of molten metal? The folks at Carbon3D figured out how to do that in real life, and what they created may be the next iteration of 3-D printing.

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As Americans Eat Healthier, Processed Foods Starting To Spoil

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-21 05:34

Kraft Foods recently announced a massive recall of its macaroni and cheese. The company — and the processed food industry in general — are hitting some stressful times.

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Fire In Brooklyn Home Kills 7 Children

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-21 05:13

The fatal blaze that started shortly after midnight is being described as New York City's worst in seven years.

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Kerry Cites Progress In Iran Talks, Saying Deal Is Possible

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-21 03:58

The secretary of state says all sides appear to be getting closer to an agreement, although he acknowledges remaining differences.

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Tsarnaev Friend Testifies: He Was Never Violent

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-21 03:11

NPR's Tovia Smith tells NPR's Scott Simon about the prosecution's case against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. He has admitted to carrying out the Boston Marathon bombing with his brother.

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Expert: Iran Has Territorial Ambitions

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-21 03:11

The U.S. and its international partners continue nuclear negotiations with Iran. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Yale professor Stephen Carter about Iran's position in the Middle East.

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400 Years Later, Spain May Have Found 'Don Quixote' Author's Grave

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-21 03:11

Archaeologists in Madrid may have discovered the long-lost remains of Miguel de Cervantes. NPR's Scott Simon asks whether or not the bones are his, and if they'll attract tourists to the site.

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Opinion Editor: Penn State Frats Need Immediate Reevaluation

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-21 03:11

Penn State is investigating the Kappa Delta Rho fraternity for a private Facebook page with pictures of nude women. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Emily Chappell, opinions editor for The Daily Collegian.

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In Tunisia, Society 'Wasn't Quite Prepared' For Liberal Reforms

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-21 03:11

More than 20 people were killed this week when two gunmen stormed Tunisia's national museum. NPR's Scott Simon talks with William McCants of the Brookings Institution about the attack's repercussions.

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Ex-Boxing Champ Steps Back Into Spotlight As A Face Of Addiction

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-21 03:11

Mexican boxer Julio Cesar Chavez rarely fell in the ring, but alcohol and drugs knocked him down for decades. He's clean now and telling his story to help fellow Mexicans get clean too.

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Under ISIS, Life In Mosul Takes A Turn For The Bleak

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-21 03:11

The militants have held Iraq's second largest city since June. Now, local Sunni residents are weary of ISIS, there are signs of strain within their ranks, and it's almost impossible to flee.

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Justice Department Weighs In On Assembly-Line Justice For Children

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-21 03:11

For the first time, the federal government asserting juveniles' right to counsel by wading into a Georgia case alleging inadequate counsel. Authorities say the problems occur nationwide.

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On Libel And The Law, U.S. And U.K. Go Separate Ways

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-21 03:11

An HBO documentary about Scientology, Going Clear, won't be released in Britain. Neither will the book on which it's based. That's because British and U.S. free speech protections are very different.

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Why Some Mushrooms Glow In The Dark

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-21 03:11

Scientists outfitted some fake fungi with LEDs and put them in a Brazilian forest to test their theory that light, not some funky mushroom fragrance, was luring bugs.

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With Fewer New Teachers, Why Do Some Stick Around?

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-21 03:03

As teacher training enrollment drops, we wanted to know: Why do some teachers stay in the profession?

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A Year Of Ebola: Memorable Moments From Our Reporters' Notebooks

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-21 01:29

They remember an early survivor, the crying baby, the teenager who wouldn't give up, the woman who had only bananas to eat, people shaking hands again despite the risks.

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After Alleged Machete Attack On TSA Agent, Man Shot In New Orleans Airport

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-20 20:51

A former taxi driver attacked two TSA agents with was spray and a large blade before a sheriff's deputy shot him three times, authorities say. The alleged assailant was in surgery Friday night.

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