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U.S. Capitol Briefly Placed On Lockdown Amid Apparent Suicide

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-11 12:49

Police say a gunman was "neutralized" by a self-inflicted wound. No one else was reported to have been hurt in the incident, which occurred amid Washington, D.C.'s annual Cherry Blossom festival.

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Eating To Break 100: Longevity Diet Tips From The Blue Zones

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-11 12:14

The centenarians living in Blue Zones aren't drinking Ensure or eating chocolate ice cream. Instead, many are drinking wine, and all are eating beans. But living to 100 isn't just about diet.

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Part Of Fishing Boat Destroyed In Japan Tsunami Appears Off Oregon

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-11 10:27

The 30-foot piece of the commercial trawler was found Thursday floating off the Ona beach about 65 northwest of Eugene.

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Egyptian Court Sentences U.S. Citizen To Life In Prison

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-11 07:32

Mohamed Soltan, 27, was among 36 defendants sentenced to life in prison. Fourteen others, including the leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, received death sentences.

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Thai Tourist Island Rocked By Car Bomb

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-11 05:47

The explosion in the southern tourist island of Samui slightly wounded seven people. The government has blamed the activists opposed to the country's ruling junta.

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Students Push College Fossil Fuel Divestment To Stigmatize Industry

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-11 04:55

As a way to fight climate change, students at hundreds of campuses are pushing their colleges to divest from fossil fuels with sit-ins. But critics say divestment is the wrong tactic.

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Kansas Man Arrested Alleged ISIS-Inspired Bomb Plot

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-11 04:46

The FBI conducted a sting operation in which the alleged would-be bomber, 20-year-old John T. Booker Jr., was provided inert bomb-making materials.

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Obama, Castro Shake Hands Ahead Of Historic Meeting Saturday

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-11 04:16

In a moment some have looked forward to for more than 50 years, the presidents of the U.S. and Cuba met at the annual Summit of the Americas.

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Historic Meeting Expected Between Obama, Castro At Americas Summit

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-11 04:15

The two leaders are expected to meet on the sidelines of the gathering in Panama City.

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Colorado Deals Inmates A New Deck Of Cards

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-11 04:06

Colorado is the latest state to issue playing cards bearing photos of victims from unsolved crimes in the hopes that prisoners might generate fresh leads.

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Women Join Men On Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race Day

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-11 03:38

For the first time in the Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Race history, the women's event will be held on the same day as the men's. Tamara Keith speaks with American rower Caryn Davies.

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Army Reviewing Rape Charges Against U.S. Troops In Colombia

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-11 03:38

A Colombian report reviewing the last five decades of conflict there offered new allegations that U.S. personnel raped as many as 53 women and girls while stationed there between 2003 and 2007.

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With Paul, Cruz and Clinton On The Verge, 2016 Election Takes Shape

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-11 03:38

Sens. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz have announced they'll run for president, and Hillary Clinton is expected to announce on Sunday. Correspondents Mara Liasson and Don Gonyea join NPR's Tamara Keith.

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Large Crowds Expected For Walter Scott's S.C. Funeral

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-11 03:38

A funeral service is scheduled Saturday for Walter Scott, the black man killed by a white police officer in North Charleston, S.C.. NPR's Tamara Keith speaks with correspondent Martin Kaste.

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Humanitarian Worker In Yemen Sees Catastrophe Ahead

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-11 03:38

Crucial aid shipments carrying much-needed medical supplies have finally reached Yemen. NPR's Tamara Keith talks to Nuha, the humanitarian coordinator for Oxfam in Yemen.

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Family Dispute Tears At France's Far-Right National Front

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-11 03:38

A family feud is raging in France's far-right political party between party leader Marine Le Pen and its founder, Le Pen's father. NPR's Tamara Keith speaks with French journalist Cecile Alduy.

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The Future of Free Online Courses: New Research From MIT And Harvard

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-11 03:03

A new study of free, online college courses found a pattern among the people who take them: They're mostly college-educated, including a surprising number of teachers.

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Former Ebola Fighters Feel As If They Get No Respect

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-11 03:03

Many Liberians who helped battle the virus weren't full-fledged health workers. Now that the outbreak has subsided, they feel forgotten, neglected and stigmatized.

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5 Things You Should Know About Hillary Clinton

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-11 01:03

She started out as a Republican and hasn't driven a car since 1996. Here's what you may not know or just may not remember about the former secretary of state and first lady.

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Plagued By Smog, Krakow Struggles To Break Its Coal-Burning Habit

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-11 00:50

Russian gas is expensive, so many Poles still rely on coal. Krakow is one of the most polluted cities in the EU's most polluted country. All that coal is akin to "smoking 2,000 cigarettes per year."

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