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The Runner-Up Religions Of America

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-22 07:11

One nation under God, with many different religious traditions.

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Quebec Police Capture 3 Inmates Who Escaped Using Helicopter

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-22 07:02

The three men, charged with murder and drug trafficking, were captured in a luxury condo in Montreal. The suspects escaped June 7.

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Video: Caught In Crossfire As ISIS Claims More Iraqi Cities

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-22 05:35

The Sunni group has taken over four western Iraqi towns since Friday. A BBC crew captured the scene when militants opened fire.

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In Cairo, Kerry Says U.S. Is Not Responsible For Iraq's Current Crisis

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-22 04:14

In the first leg of a trip through the Mideast, Secretary of State John Kerry met with Egypt's new president, but Iraq will be a major subject discussion.

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In LA, Barbers Cut Hair And Check Blood Pressure

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-22 04:00

A Los Angeles doctor is training barbers to check their customers for high blood pressure. He's targeting the social hubs for black men because of the health risks associated with hypertension.

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Verdict Due Monday For 3 Al Jazeera Journalists In Cairo

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-22 04:00

An Egyptian court will issue a verdict Monday in the case of three journalists who have been in jail for months. Correspondent Leila Fadel talks to NPR's Lynn Neary about the controversial case.

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Tensions Rise As Afghan Candidate Rejects Election Results

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-22 04:00

Before the results are even in, Abdullah Abdullah says he won't recognize the outcome of Afghan's presidential election. The one-time front-runner risks pushing the country into political crisis.

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Sexual Harrassment, Abuse Systemic In Modeling World

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-22 04:00

Charges of harassment and abuse against major players in the fashion world have put the industry under scrutiny. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to model Sara Ziff, who founded a nonprofit to protect models.

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As Iraq-Syria Borders Blur, Fears Of A Wider Mideast War Grow

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-22 04:00

As Sunni fighters gain more territory, the entire region faces the prospect of a wider conflict. Correspondent Peter Kenyon gives NPR's Lynn Neary an update on the situation in neighboring countries.

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U.S. Vs. Portugal: 'Now Is The Moment' To Show American Mettle

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-22 03:27

The U.S. soccer team has a tough matchup Sunday against Portugal. Win, and the Americans are in. Lose or tie, and the road gets a lot tougher with next Thursday's game against Germany.

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Americans Weigh Addiction Risk When Taking Painkillers

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-22 01:00

Doctors and patients are trying to balance the need for pain relief and the potential for trouble. In an NPR poll, addiction and side effects were the top concerns.

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Hillary Clinton, The Inevitable? Sure Seems Like It

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-22 00:57

Clinton's path to the Democratic presidential nomination looks to be wide open, with no one in a position to stop her. Here are three reasons she could take the 2016 contest, if she wants it.

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Man Floats Free In Hotel Corridor

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-22 00:56

Hotel hallways are cramped and narrow, like cages. But Storyboard P won't be trapped. Watch this Brooklyn dancer float toward a fire extinguisher — beauty in tight places.

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World Cup Stadium In The Amazon Is Nice, But Is It Needed?

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-21 13:36

The $300 million Arena de Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, has been one of the focal points for critics who say Brazil should be spending money on things other than a World Cup extravaganza.

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In Mob Stronghold, Pope Says Mobsters Are Excommunicated

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-21 12:43

Pope Francis made the statement during an open air mass, saying mafiosos have a "contempt for the common good."

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In Iraq, ISIS Advances, Shiite Cleric Issues Warning

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-21 10:48

During a sermon in Baghdad, Nassir al-Saedi said they would ready for "the occupier" "if you are back." Meanwhile, ISIS took control of two towns.

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Some Of Us Sacrifice More To Stay In Home Sweet Home

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-21 09:07

Blacks and Latinos are much more likely to say housing prices have forced them to move to places where they felt less safe and had worse schools.

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Egyptian Judge Confirms Death Sentence Of More Than 180

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-21 07:44

The same judge had originally sentenced 683 people to the death penalty. The defendants, mostly supporters of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, were accused of attacking a police station.

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Talks Yield Possible Framework For Iran Nuclear Deal

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-21 07:22

Pressure is increasing for a deal over limiting Iran's nuclear program in exchange for reduced economic sanctions. Negotiators have one month until the current temporary agreement will expire.

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Science Of Stink: Blame Sulfur Compounds For Your Garlic Breath

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-21 06:48

A sulfur compound in garlic can linger in the body for up to two days, stinking up your breath, sweat and pee. Milk, parsley or citrus might help break it down more quickly or mask the stench.

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