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Home, Food Or Health Care: A Choice Many Renters Can't Afford

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-15 13:40

As of 2012, rentals made up 35 percent of American households. Their numbers are growing, but the demand isn't easing rental rates. Many renters now pay more than 50 percent of their income on rent.

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From Resumes To Romance, Giving Young Dads The Skills To Succeed

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-15 13:11

The L.A. Fathers Program at Children's Hospital Los Angeles helps fathers of all ages learn job and parenting skills to support their children.

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U.S. Faces Long Odds In First World Cup Match

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-15 12:55

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with sports correspondent Tom Goldman about the U.S. national team's first game of the World Cup. The team faces off against Ghana in what promises to be a tough match for the Americans.

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Fighting Across Iraq Creates Fear Of Sectarian War

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-15 12:55

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with correspondent Leila Fadel in Erbil, Iraq, about the advance of forces from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, also known as ISIS.

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Pakistan Launches Large Ground Offensive Against Taliban

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-15 11:51

The offensive comes a week after a terrorist attack on the country's busiest airport left 36 dead. The government said it was mobilizing 70,000 soldiers.

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Deep Underground, Oceans Of Water May Be Trapped In A Crystal 'Sponge'

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-15 11:27

Scientists have discovered evidence of a vast reservoir of water, maybe three times the volume of all the world's oceans, hiding up to 400 miles beneath the Earth's surface.

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Team USA 101: Five Things You Should Know Before The Game

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-15 10:46

The U.S. is facing Ghana in its first game of the World Cup. Unfortunately, team USA is facing an uphill battle because of the formidable opponents in what's been dubbed the "group of death."

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Pakistani Army Starts Offensive Against Militants

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-15 08:27

The Pakistani army said Sunday that it had launched a "comprehensive operation" against foreign and local militants in a tribal region near the Afghan border.

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Casey Kasem, An Iconic Voice Of American Radio

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-15 07:12

There was a time when you didn't know what the No. 1 song in America was until Casey Kasem said so. The listener had an emotional relationship with the American Top 40 host for four decades.

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Casey Kasem, Legendary Radio DJ, Dies

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-15 07:00

Kasem was the host of the American Top 40 countdown and was known for voicing cartoon characters like Shaggy on Scooby-Doo.

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Iraq Says It's Halted Militant Group's Advance On Baghdad

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-15 06:36

Meanwhile the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, released dozens of photos that appear to show the mass killing of Shiite Iraqi soldiers.

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Militants' Advance In Iraq Agitates Oil Markets

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-15 05:38

Oil prices have spiked since Sunni militants seized Baiji, home of Iraq's biggest refinery. The nation's production capability is under threat, but there's a broader geopolitical story unfolding.

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Chelsea Manning Says She Leaked Classified Info Out Love For Country

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-15 05:23

Manning, a former Army intelligence analyst, had not spoken at length since she was convicted over the unclassified disclosures. Manning says the issues she exposed have yet to be addressed.

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How Trauma Affects The Brain Of A Learner

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-15 05:03

Science may be able to help schools combat the adverse effects of poverty.

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Obama Steps In To End Philadelphia Commuter Rail Strike

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-15 03:43

President Obama established an emergency board to mediate the dispute between Southeast Pennsylvania Transportation Authority and its engineers and electricians unions.

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Dorm Living For Staff Of New British Embassy In Somalia

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-15 03:23

With Somalia now somewhat safer, Britain returned its ambassador to Mogadishu last year. Neil Wigan's "residence" is sparse, almost a shipping container. He tells NPR's Rachel Martin why he's hopeful.

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Three Factions Vie In Iraq's Growing Crisis

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-15 03:23

Shiites in Iraq appear to be joining militias to defend themselves against Sunni insurgents. NPR's Scott Simon gets the latest from NPR's Leila Fadel in Erbil.

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Congressman Pushes Income-Based Student Loan Plan

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-15 03:23

A plan to pay down student debt with taxes on the wealthy failed this week in the Senate. Rep. Tom Petri, R-Wisc., tells NPR's Rachel Martin about another plan he's been pushing for years.

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The Pros And Cons Of U.S. Air Strikes In Northern Iraq

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-15 03:23

Retired Col. Peter Mansoor was an aide to Gen. David Petraeus during the U.S. surge in Iraq. NPR's Scott Simon asks him to weigh in on U.S. military options now, with Iraq fracturing.

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In London, An Underground Home For The World's Mosquitoes

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-15 00:35

The location is a cavern beneath the streets of London, but it looks like a horror movie set in the tropics. Mosquitoes from all over the world live here in the interest of science.

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