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Cop Shooting Victim's Family Calls For Calm In South Carolina

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-12 03:19

Walter Scott was laid to rest Saturday, as the Charleston community wrestles with his shooting death. Activists want reform, but others warn against letting the situation become "another Ferguson."

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Obama, Castro Meet In 'Spirit Of Openness'

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-12 03:19

President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro shared a stage for the first time since the U.S. and Cuba began moving toward normalizing relations.

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Beyond Almonds: A Rogue's Gallery of Guzzlers In California's Drought

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-12 03:19

California is parched. Wells are running dry. Vegetable fields have been left fallow and lawns are dying. Who can we blame? From almonds to politicians to cheap water, here are seven candidates.

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In A Spanish Enclave, Women Recruit Women To Join ISIS

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-12 03:19

The tiny Spanish territory of Cueta has been the home of an all-female recruiting ring that helped persuade Muslim women to join the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, according to Spanish authorities.

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Jonas Salk's Polio Vaccine Makes A Comeback

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-12 03:03

As it marks its 60th birthday, the injectable vaccine is still critical. It's "needed to end polio for good" is how Carol Pendak of Rotary's Polio Plus program puts it.

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Adventures In Vietnam — Street Food, Love And Taking Chances

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-12 01:27

Journalist Graham Holliday moved to Vietnam in the '90s and immersed himself in the culture through food. That meant getting "a little bit" poisoned, finding the best Bún chả — and meeting his wife.

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Adventures In Vietnam — Street Food, Love And Taking Chances

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-12 01:27

Journalist Graham Holliday moved to Vietnam in the '90s and immersed himself in the culture through food. That meant getting "a little bit" poisoned, finding the best Bún chả — and meeting his wife.

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'Nurse Jackie' Ends As TV's Most Honest Depiction Of Addiction

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-12 01:27

Showtime's dramedy Nurse Jackie begins its final season Sunday. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says the show offers television's most realistic depiction of a high functioning drug addict.

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Newly-Released Texas Inmates Prepare For A Long Ride To Freedom

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-12 01:23

The first steps of freedom from the prison in Huntsville, Texas, lead to the nearby Greyhound bus station.

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