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Pope Francis' Financial Reforms Rattle Vatican's Old Guard

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-14 03:35

As the second anniversary of his papacy nears, Pope Francis has made significant progress in bringing transparency to the Vatican's finances and Cardinal George Pell is carrying out sweeping reforms.

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Ooze, Fog And Climate Change Threaten Mummies

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-14 03:35

The oldest mummies in the world are in northern Chile. Preserved for seven thousand years, the mummies are now deteriorating, and scientists say climate changes are to blame.

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Loretta Lynch To Get A Senate Vote: The Week In Politics

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-14 03:35

Washington Desk editor Ron Elving joins NPR's Scott Simon to discuss the week in politics: Hillary Clinton's email troubles, the Secret Service accident, the Republican senators' letter to Iran, and more.

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'Midnight Rider' Director Gets Two-Year Sentence In Camera Assistant's Death

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-14 03:35

NPR's Scott Simon talks with the Los Angeles Times' Richard Verrier about Sarah Jones, who died on the Midnight Rider set. Director Randall Miller will serve two years for involuntary manslaughter.

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Egyptians Diffuse ISIS's Power With Punchlines

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-14 03:35

Some Egyptians have decided to fight back against ISIS propaganda with video parodies of the militant group's gruesome propaganda.

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The Family Peach Farm That Became A Symbol Of The Food Revolution

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-14 03:35

Heirloom peach trees, and an essay about them, turned one California farm into a landmark of local food. It's now the scene of another unconventional choice: a daughter's return to take the helm.

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Reverend Willie T. Barrow, A "Little Warrior" For Civil Rights, Dies

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-14 03:03

Small in size, tiny Willie T. Barrow had a giant profile in civil rights and Chicago politics. When she talked, people paid attention.

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New Dads In Togo Are Guaranteed Something That U.S. Dads Aren't

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-14 03:03

It's paid paternity leave, which is the law in an increasing number of low- and middle-income countries, but not in the U.S. Research shows that time off for pops can provide lasting benefits.

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