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NBA Probes 'Disturbing and Offensive' Comments Attributed To Clippers Owner

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-26 13:57

An audio recording that allegedly captures remarks by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling criticizing a woman for publicly "associating with black people" prompts an NBA investigation.

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Fear For Sherpas' Future Grows With Each Climbing Tragedy

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-26 13:19

Sherpas have a great reputation as the world's best climbers. But when something goes wrong up in the mountains, it deeply affects the small ethnic group and its communities around the world.

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E.T.'s Home Is Found: Trove Of Atari Games Unearthed At Landfill

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-26 12:36

For decades, it was mere legend: an "Atari Dump" rumored to harbor millions of copies of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, a video game so bad that burying it in the desert seemed the best way to move on.

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Former NFL QB Earl Morrall Dies; Key Part Of Dolphins And Colts Teams

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-26 11:16

Earl Morrall, who played an integral role in the Miami Dolphins' perfect season of 1972, died Friday at age 79. Morrall played 21 seasons in the NFL.

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At The NRA Meeting: Come For The Guns, Stay For The Camaraderie

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-26 10:57

Upwards of 70,000 people are attending the NRA's annual convention this weekend. They're hearing from plenty of politicians, but for most it's a social confab and a chance to try out new weapons.

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Afghan Election Heads Toward Runoff; Women Cast 36 Percent Of Votes

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-26 08:35

Preliminary results show Afghanistan's former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah leading the field in a presidential election that saw a relatively high turnout among women voters.

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Letter Written Aboard Titanic On Fateful Last Day Sells For $200,000

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-26 07:48

"The sailors say we have had a wonderful passage up to now," reads the letter from a passenger to her mother. It was sold at auction in England Saturday.

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What Russia Might Gain From A Decentralized Ukraine

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-26 07:22

Moscow is demanding that Kiev's new constitution give so much autonomy to its diverse regions — particularly the Russian-speaking ones — that they could even conduct their own foreign policy.

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African Food With A Twist: Dakar Pop-Up Restaurant Raises The Bar

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-26 05:50

Three chefs in Senegal are helping put West Africa on the culinary map. They move their monthly pop-up restaurant around Dakar, introducing diners to new takes on familiar ingredients like the peanut.

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Rep. Michael Grimm To Face Criminal Charges, Lawyer Says

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-26 05:38

The exact charges haven't been announced. The Staten Island lawmaker and former FBI agent, who was first elected to Congress in 2010, has been under investigation for campaign finance and fraud.

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Ukraine: International Observers Arrested, More Sanctions Approved

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-26 04:37

The world's largest economies are poised to punish Russia over its role in Ukraine's crisis with a new round of sanctions. In eastern Ukraine, a team of European monitors was arrested by separatists.

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Come Dance With Me

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-26 04:03

One song, danced two totally different ways. First, two dancers who sculpt the giddiness, the beats, onto their rhyming bodies. Then a second version, this time, a crazy story. Vive la difference!

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Family Celebrates The Return Of Missing WWII Soldier's Remains

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-26 03:50

The remains of William T. Carneal were found on the coastline of Saipan last year. After 70 years, Pfc. Carneal was remembered in a ceremony in his hometown of Paducah, Ky.

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Fear Of Addiction Means Chronic Pain Goes Untreated

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-26 03:50

The FDA's decision to approve a new painkiller has met with fierce opposition. Judy Foreman, author of A Nation in Pain, tells NPR's Scott Simon why pain relief is such a highly polarized subject.

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Syrian Composer-Turned-Activist Asks Americans For Support

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-26 03:50

Syrian composer Malek Jandali's parents were beaten after he criticized the Assad regime in a performance abroad. Now Jandali is asking American and European audiences to donate to Syrians in need.

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Obama: May Be Time For A Pause In Mideast Peace Talks

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-26 03:50

After a breakdown in talks between Israeli and Palestinian leaders, President Obama said it may be time to take a step back from peace talks. An agreement now seems very far off.

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Egypt's Activists Battle Anti-Protest Law — And Protest Fatigue

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-26 03:50

Thousands have been jailed in Egypt since a crackdown on dissent last November. But most Egyptians are unwilling to risk jail for reform; most wish things would finally quiet down.

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China's Rising Influence Looms Over Obama's Asia Trip

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-26 03:50

President Obama wrapped up a two-day visit to South Korea, warning Pyongyang that pursuing nuclear weapons will only lead to more isolation. Correspondent Anthony Kuhn talks with NPR's Scott Simon.

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Tech Week: Look At The Cloud, Aereo In Court, Net Neutrality

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-26 01:28

Where's your digital stuff? These days, probably in the cloud. We explored just what the cloud is and the implications of its growth. Also in the news: arguments over the future of TV and Web traffic.

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Syria Gives Up Chemical Weapons ... But A War Rages On

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-26 01:27

Syria appears likely to meet Sunday's deadline for handing over its chemical arsenal. But President Bashar Assad hasn't been weakened. His forces currently have the upper hand in the civil war.

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