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After Months Of Homelessness, A Teen Leaves The Woods Behind

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-24 11:12

Homelessness is not just an urban phenomenon. Desiree Wieczorek spent five months living in a makeshift camp with her family near the New York-Canada border. Then her school stepped in to help.

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U.S. Cancels Joint Exercises With Thailand

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-24 09:54

The U.S. had previously suspended foreign assistance to the country following the military coup. The State Department called for an immediate return to civil rule.

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Same-Sex Marriage Supporters Keep Up Their Winning Streak

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-24 07:46

Following court decisions this past week, Oregon and Pennsylvania became the 18th and 19th states to recognize gay marriage. Only North Dakota has a ban in place that's not under legal challenge.

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Opening Mideast Trip, Pope Francis Calls For An End To Syrian War

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-24 07:44

Francis is only the fourth pontiff to visit the Holy Land in 2,000 years. Francis will make stops in the West Bank and Jerusalem during a three-day visit.

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Tech Week: Baby Photos Online, Facebook V. Shazam, Ebay's Fail

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-24 07:04

Also in the week's tech headlines, cops are wearing video cameras in New Orleans, a new GIF-making camera is available on Kickstarter and IBM's in trouble.

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Second Summer Post-Sandy, Jersey Shore Hopes For Tourist Boom

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-24 06:38

Memorial Day weekend kicks off the tourism season on the Jersey Shore, an area that's still rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy. At last, homeowners and businesses say, things are looking up.

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Conservatives Brainstorm To Win Voters In The Middle

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-24 06:11

Election watchers say Republicans could take control of the Senate in 2014, but to guarantee a win, some conservatives are floating ideas to broaden the party's appeal to the middle class.

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Pakistan's Prime Minister Will Attend India's Narendra Modi's Swearing In

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-24 05:41

This is a historic first for two countries with strained ties. Nawaz Sharif will also meet with Modi for bilateral talks following the ceremony.

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Ultra-Nationalist Party Surges In Hungary

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-24 03:47

Hungary's far-right Jobbik party is expected to win a quarter of the country's seats in upcoming EU elections. The country is also experiencing growing anti-Semitism that has Jewish leaders worried.

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Anti-Immigrant Sentiment Helps Fuel Right-Wing EU Candidates

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-24 03:47

EU elections for parliament take place this weekend. Low turnout could mean parties on the fringe will do disproportionately well.

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Retiring Columbine Principal Turned Guilt Into Action

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-24 03:47

Frank DeAngelis, principal of Columbine High School, is retiring. The mass shooting there has defined his career, but he has never felt comfortable being in the national spotlight.

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Separatists Disrupt Ukraine's Election Preparations

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-24 03:47

It was hoped that Ukraine's first presidential elections would bring stability to the region. But pro-Russian separatists have vowed to prevent voting in Sunday's presidential elections.

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Could You Be Driving A Car With A Recall?

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-24 03:47

General Motors has recalled more than 15 million cars this year. Alec Gutierrez of Kelley Blue Book tells NPR's Scott Simon what this means if you own a GMC, Chevrolet, Buick or Cadillac.

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Pot Vape Pens, The Crack Cocaine Of Marijuana

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-24 03:47

Vape pens are the e-cigarettes of the pot world. But marijuana concentrate, which users load into the vape pen, is dangerously potent. (This story originally aired on April 18, 2014.)

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Ukraine's Chocolate King Is Presidential Front-Runner

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-24 03:47

The front-runnner in Sunday's election in Ukraine is called the Chocolate King. Analyst Balazs Jarabik tells Scott Simon why Ukrainians are supporting Petro Poroshenko's bid for the presidency.

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Gates: Would Have Allowed Gay Adults In Scouts

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-24 02:43

Gates: Would have allowed gay adults in Scouts

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If Local Farms Aren't Local Enough, Buy From The Rooftop

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-24 02:38

Urban farmers are experimenting with growing food right near or even inside the grocery store. But it's not yet clear whether customers will value that degree of freshness over other options.

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Gastrodiplomacy Gives Foreign Chefs A Fresh Take And Taste Of America

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-24 01:28

The State Department has a new exchange program for culinary professionals. A delegation from the Middle East and Africa recently discovered there's more to American cuisine than fast food.

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Gastrodiplomacy Gives Foreign Chefs A Fresh Take And Taste Of America

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-24 01:28

The State Department has a new exchange program for culinary professionals. A delegation from the Middle East and Africa recently discovered there's more to American cuisine than fast food.

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Popes In The Holy Land: After 2,000 Years, A New Tradition

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-24 01:20

Pontiffs rarely traveled in centuries past. Pope Francis will become the third consecutive pope to visit the birthplace of Christianity as he reaches out to other faiths as well.

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