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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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Russia Celebrates WWII Victory Over Germany

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-09 07:24

Casualties for Soviet Russia far exceeded other allies arrayed against the Nazis. An estimated 24 million soldiers and civilians were killed.

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Las Vegas High School Has A Proud History Of Political Involvement

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-09 06:29

Hillary Clinton brought her presidential campaign to Rancho High School in Las Vegas this week. It's a school full of DREAMers with big plans for the future, and they aren't afraid of politics.

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Mubarak And Sons Sentenced (Again) To 3 Years For Corruption

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-09 06:26

It was the second court to give the same sentence after the earlier conviction was overturned. The latest ruling can be also be appealed, Mubarak's attorney says.

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Seattle Restaurants Scramble To Pay A Higher Minimum Wage

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-09 06:19

Business has been good for Seattle restaurants as high-tech firms flourish. But the city's rising minimum wage has restaurant owners struggling to revise their business plans.

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Ana Crawls Up Coast As More Tornadoes Possible In Plains

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-09 05:18

The first tropical storm of the Atlantic season arrives early, as Texas, Oklahoma and other states hope to avoid a repeat of devastating tornadoes that his earlier this week.

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