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Nicaragua's Renewable Energy Revolution Picks Up Steam

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-10 23:37

A few years ago, Nicaragua was almost totally dependent on imported fuel. Now the country's fierce winds, sun and volcanoes generate half the country's electricity, and perhaps 80 percent soon.

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Nicaragua's Renewable Energy Revolution Picks Up Steam

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-10 23:37

A few years ago, Nicaragua was almost totally dependent on imported fuel. Now the country's fierce winds, sun and volcanoes generate half the country's electricity, and perhaps 80 percent soon.

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States Aim To Restrict Medically-Induced Abortions

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-10 23:36

One in four abortions is induced with medications rather than a surgical procedure. But the process faces a growing number of legal restrictions, including a law in Ohio.

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States Aim To Restrict Medically-Induced Abortions

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-10 23:36

One in four abortions is induced with medications rather than a surgical procedure. But the process faces a growing number of legal restrictions, including a law in Ohio.

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Deford: NCAA Fans Continue To Drink Deeply Of The (Sports) Spirits

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-10 23:35

Recent scandals involving student athletes at Syracuse University and other prominent athletic departments, remind commentator Frank Deford of speakeasies during Prohibition.

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Deford: NCAA Fans Continue To Drink Deeply Of The (Sports) Spirits

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-10 23:35

Recent scandals involving student athletes at Syracuse University and other prominent athletic departments, remind commentator Frank Deford of speakeasies during Prohibition.

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Feds Add Coal-Dust Coverup Allegation To Mine CEO's Indictment

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-10 19:14

Six weeks before trial, the government accused Don Blankenship of hiding the true levels of breathable coal dust in a West Virginia mine that later exploded. He already faced conspiracy charges.

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Feds Add Coal-Dust Coverup Allegation To Mine CEO's Indictment

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-10 19:14

Six weeks before trial, the government accused Don Blankenship of hiding the true levels of breathable coal dust in a West Virginia mine that later exploded . He already faced conspiracy charges.

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Ferguson, Mo., City Manager Out Amid Shakeup

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-10 17:04

John Shaw's departure follows a Justice Department report that accused the city's police department and court system of racial bias. The report followed the death of Michael Brown, 18, in 2014.

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Ferguson, Mo., City Manager Out Amid Shakeup

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-10 17:04

John Shaw's departure follows a Justice Department report that accused the city's police department and court system of racial bias. The report followed the death of Michael Brown, 18, in 2014.

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Utah Lawmakers OK Firing Squad If Lethal Injection Unavailable

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-10 16:45

It's unclear if GOP Gov. Gary Herbert will sign the measure, which would make Utah the only state in the nation to allow firing squads, into law. Utah abandoned the practice more than a decade ago.

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Utah Lawmakers OK Firing Squad If Lethal Injection Unavailable

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-10 16:45

It's unclear if GOP Gov. Gary Herbert will sign the measure, which would make Utah the only state in the nation to allow firing squads, into law. Utah abandoned the practice more than a decade ago.

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Italy's Top Court Upholds Berlusconi's Acquittal In 'Bunga Bunga' Case

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-10 16:01

Last year an appeals court overturned the seven-year sentence against the controversial former Italian leader. Judges on the Court of Cassation backed that decision Tuesday.

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