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Hundreds Of Rohingya Refugees Rescued At Sea After Fleeing Myanmar

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-10 11:14

The Muslim minority has long been persecuted in the country also known as Burma. Many Bangladeshis were also rescued.

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Raul Castro Says Pope Inspiring Him To Return To Church

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-10 09:24

The Cuban leader, who went to Jesuit schools as a child, says he might "resume praying and turn to the Church again" if Francis "continues in this vein."

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Yemen's Houthis Agree To 5-Day Cease-Fire To Allow Humanitarian Aid

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-10 06:59

The temporary truce comes amid an upsurge in Saudi-led airstrikes, including one in the capital that hit the private residence of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, said to be a rebel ally.

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Coming Soon To A Highway Near You: A Semi Truck With A Brain

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-10 06:06

Self-driving cars are hot news, with Google and others showing off their latest innovations. Now expand that concept from four to 18 wheels, and you get the Freightliner Inspiration.

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Tornadoes Hit Texas As Tropical Storm Ana Makes Landfall In S.C.

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-10 05:10

At least one person is dead and others still missing in Texas. Meanwhile, near Myrtle Beach, a weakening Ana has stormed ashore.

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2 Suspects In Custody Following Fatal Shooting Of Mississippi Officers

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-10 04:06

The suspects were arrested after a manhunt that followed the deaths of Hattiesburg police officers Benjamin Deen and Liquori Tate.

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So You Want To Be A Great Mother? Ask A Village Mom For Advice

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-10 03:03

Mothers love their kids like crazy! Our man in India knows from firsthand experience. To find out what it takes to be a crazy loving amma, he interviewed moms in his village.

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Counting Poor Students Is Getting Harder

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-10 02:53

Changes to the Free and Reduced-Price Lunch program undermine a long-used measurement for child poverty.

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Can Volleyball Fight Crime? East Palo Alto Says, 'Game On'

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-10 01:51

A California city with a crime problem — shootings, drug dealing and gang activity — finds that getting more kids and cops playing sports together regularly in the park can make a big difference.

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Political Postcard: Still Love For Bill Clinton In A Place Called Hope

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-09 20:14

Bill Clinton won Arkansas twice when he ran for president. The state's politics have taken a dramatic turn to the right since, but some in his hometown like the idea of Clinton as First Gentleman.

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Boosting Education For Babies And Their Parents

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-09 14:07

The Harlem Children's Zone Baby College program offers classes and supplies to expectant parents and those with kids up to age 3. It also helps create a vital sense of community.

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Boosting Education For Babies And Their Parents

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-09 14:07

The Harlem Children's Zone Baby College program offers classes and supplies to expectant parents and those with kids up to age 3. It also helps create a vital sense of community.

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Planetary Society Set To Launch Solar Sail Experiment

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-09 11:47

The first of two satellites carrying the sail is set to launch later this month. A second, scheduled for launch next year, will go into higher orbit to fully test the concept.

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GIs Helped Bring Freedom To Europe, And A Taste For Oregano To America

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-09 09:54

Now ubiquitous, oregano was a rarity in U.S. cuisine before World War II. But the GIs who encountered it in Sicily fell for the herb, especially in pizza, fueling a boom in Italian-American cuisine.

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'Million Moms March' Walks Washington To Protest Police Violence

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-09 09:32

Mothers who have lost their children to deadly encounters with law enforcement will march on the nation's capital Saturday to protest police brutality.

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