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Le Pen Victory In France Presents A Paradox For Hollande

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 03:44

In France, the far right's victory in last week's election was one more crisis for President Francois Hollande. Even before the vote, he was rated the most unpopular French president in 50 years.

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For Many Of China's Youth, June 4 May As Well Be Just Another Day

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 03:44

Students were the driving force behind the 1989 pro-democracy protests in Beijing. China's youth now have other worries, the events of 25 years ago forgotten and buried by time and the government.

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Creativity, Dirty Eggs And Vocal Fry: The Week In Science

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 03:44

Science is always churning out weird, funny and fascinating findings. What did we miss this week? NPR's Rachel Martin checks in with science writer Rose Eveleth.

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Did Suicide Bomber Catch The 'Virus Of Jihadism' In Florida?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 03:44

A U.S. citizen who blew himself up in a suicide attack in Syria last week grew up in Florida, according to U.S. officials. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to former FBI Intelligence adviser Philip Mudd.

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Obama To Wield Executive Power To Limit Carbon Emissions

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 03:44

President Obama plans to announce Monday his most ambitious plan yet to combat climate change. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Princeton professor Michael Oppenheimer about the significance of the plan.

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Obama's Europe Trip To Mark Poland, D-Day Anniversaries

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 03:44

President Obama observes two big anniversaries in Europe this week. But White House reporter Scott Horsley tells NPR's Rachel Martin that this trip is more about the future than the past.

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New Orleans Closes Its Last Traditional Schools

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 03:44

Last week, the New Orleans school district became the first all-charter district in the country. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Sarah Carr, a reporter who's been following the city's changing schools.

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POW's Hometown Worked For Years To Bring Him Home

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 03:44

Stefanie O'Neill has been leading the "Bring Bowe Back" campaign in Hailey, Idaho. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to O'Neill about the hometown reaction to POW Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release.

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Taliban Release U.S. Soldier Taken Hostage In 2009

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 03:44

POW Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was freed Saturday after five years in captivity. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to correspondent Sean Carberry in Kabul, Afghanistan, for the latest information.

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Once A Year, Cancer Research News Comes In A Flood, Not A Trickle

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 03:31

The annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology features thousands of presentations but no big news. That's how cancer treatment improves, in small increments.

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Panama's Canal Divides A Country Into Haves And Have Nots

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 01:06

Panama City's skyline is full of gleaming office towers and the economy is the fastest growing in Latin America thanks to the canal. But the country still suffers from glaring social inequalities.

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The Humble Knish: Chock-Full Of Carbs And History

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 01:05

The knish is a classic Jewish comfort food — a pillow of dough filled with savory fillings like mashed potatoes. Author Laura Silver says that the New York knish is also filled with stories.

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The Humble Knish: Chock-Full Of Carbs And History

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 01:05

The knish is a classic Jewish comfort food — a pillow of dough filled with savory fillings like mashed potatoes. Author Laura Silver says that the New York knish is also filled with stories.

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What Is Courage?: 'Korengal' Breaks Down War In Afghanistan

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-31 13:04

The documentary follows up on Sebastian Junger's Oscar-nominated film Restrepo. Junger says, "I'm hoping as the soldiers understand their experience better through this film, civilians will as well."

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Who Are The Five Guantánamo Detainees In Prisoner Swap?

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-31 12:58

According to documents leaked to the organization WikiLeaks, all five prisoners were high-ranking Taliban officials. Some were considered high-risk and "likely to post a threat to the U.S."

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A Modern Milestone: Psy's 'Gangnam Style' Hits 2 Billion Views

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-31 12:19

The South Korean pop star is in rarified territory. The next most-popular video — Justin Bieber's "Baby" — has only 1.04 billion views.

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Regulators And Airlines Fight Over Fares, Fees And Fairness

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-31 09:21

So exactly how much are we paying for an airline ticket? Do you count the fares, the fees and taxes? The government wants airlines to be more up front with passengers about the total cost.

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Afghan Taliban Release U.S. Soldier Taken Hostage In 2009

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-31 08:35

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been released after almost five years in captivity, the White House said on Saturday. Bergdahl was released in exchange for five detainees from Guantanamo.

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Taliban Release U.S. Soldier Taken Hostage In 2009

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-31 08:35

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been released after almost five years in captivity, the White House said on Saturday.

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Hagel Says China's Territorial Claims Are Destabilizing

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-31 08:22

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel issued a blunt warning to China, saying it will not ignore challenges against "fundamental principles of international order."

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