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6 Gitmo Detainees Transferred To Uruguay, U.S. Says

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-07 04:51

Four Syrians, one Tunisian and one Palestinian were released to the South American country early today as part of a deal to reduce the inmate population at the controversial prison.

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Protests Over Police Killings Turn Violent In Berkeley, Calif.

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-07 04:05

At least two officers were injured trying to quell vandalism and looting among demonstrators protesting the deaths of Michael Brown and chokehold victim Eric Gardner.

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Police In Other Communities Are Consumed By Ferguson

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-07 03:37

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to high- and low-ranked police officers for their views on Ferguson, New York, body cameras, and why they think there's such a divide between police and communities of color.

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Rolling Stone 'Blurred The Lines' In Its Campus Rape Story

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-07 03:37

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Emily Renda, who handles sexual misconduct response and prevention at the University of Virginia, about the fallout from the retraction of a Rolling Stone article.

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Red Cross Finances Called Into Question

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-07 03:37

For years, the American Red Cross has said that 91 percent of donations go to help victims of disasters. The only problem? It's not true. This story originally aired Dec. 4 on All Things Considered.

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For Iran, The Trend Lines All Seem To Point In The Wrong Direction

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-07 03:37

Many Iranians were upbeat when Hassan Rouhani was elected last year. But much of that optimism has faded due to the nuclear talks that are dragging and a bleak economic outlook.

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In Troubled Times, Does 'The Black Church' Still Matter?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-07 03:37

As the nation endures a season of racial tension, NPR's Michel Martin talks about the mission of the black church and whether it remains relevant in the social justice movement.

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Stephen Hawking Gets A Voice Tech Upgrade

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-07 03:37

Stephen Hawking has been using the same communication system for more than 20 years — until now. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Horst Haussecker of Intel about the new and faster technology.

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Mideast Conflicts Converve In Once-Quiet Turkish City

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-07 03:37

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Robin Wright, of the Wilson Center, about her recent trip to Gaziantep, Turkey, a city that brings together Syrian rebels, U.S. aid workers, and suspected ISIS militants.

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GOP Unseats Landrieu In Louisiana

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-07 03:37

Republicans have reason to party in New Orleans this weekend. The GOP picked up a ninth Senate seat in Louisiana's runoff election Saturday — and by a wide margin.

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Lame Duck Congress Waddles Up Against A Deadline

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-07 03:37

As Congress wraps up for the year, it still must pass a federal budget, address immigration and release a torture report. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to NPR's Mara Liasson about Congress's agenda.

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In Liberia, 'Looking Good Is A Business'

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-07 03:37

Liberians have been through a lot. A long devastating civil war left the nation in a shambles, and now Ebola. But even when things are bad, Liberians like to look good.

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In The Philippines, More Than 1 Million Flee Typhoon Hagupit

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-07 02:31

The storm toppled trees and flooded neighborhoods across a swath of the island nation, but so far appears to have spared the region the deadly destruction of last year's Typhoon Haiyan.

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The Decreasing Loneliness Of The Indian Long-Distance Runner

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-07 01:21

Our India correspondent used to say she'd only run if a tiger were chasing her. Now she's a jogger in New Delhi — and finds that many former non-runners are joining her in parks and in races.

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The Decreasing Loneliness Of The Indian Long-Distance Runner

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-07 01:21

Our India correspondent used to say she'd only run if a tiger were chasing her. Now she's a jogger in New Delhi — and finds that many former non-runners are joining her in parks and in races.

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If Slow Is Good For Food, Why Not Medicine?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-07 01:20

Industrialized medical care drives up costs and leaves doctors and patients frazzled. Now some doctors are trying a more deliberate and mindful approach to the practice of medicine.

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If Slow Is Good For Food, Why Not Medicine?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-07 01:20

Industrialized medical care drives up costs and leaves doctors and patients frazzled. Now some doctors are trying a more deliberate and mindful approach to the practice of medicine.

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A Pop-Up Cafe Caters To Hikers Along The Pacific Crest Trail

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-07 01:19

The 2,650-mile trail is grueling. But for a few weekends each season, hikers on the stretch near California's Sonora Pass encounter a hiker's dream: fresh fruit, cakes and other goodies for the weary.

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A Pop-Up Cafe Caters To Hikers Along The Pacific Crest Trail

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-07 01:19

The 2,650-mile trail is grueling. But for a few weekends each season, hikers on the stretch near California's Sonora Pass encounter a hiker's dream: fresh fruit, cakes and other goodies for the weary.

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