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Two Guys In Paris Aim To Charm The World Into Climate Action

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-10 23:24

It's a nightmarish job: No exercise or fresh air and little food and sleep for days at a time, all in an effort to convince 200 countries to save Earth's climate and the planet. Can they do it?

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For Headache Pain, A Lifestyle Change May Be Better Than a Doctor Visit

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-10 23:22

Each year more than 12 million Americans go to the doctor because of severe, chronic headaches. Many are sent for expensive tests. Researchers say all this testing isn't doing people much good.

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Hundreds Of Rohingya Refugees Rescued At Sea After Fleeing Myanmar

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-10 11:14

The Muslim minority has long been persecuted in the country also known as Burma. Many Bangladeshis were also rescued.

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Raul Castro Says Pope Inspiring Him To Return To Church

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-10 09:24

The Cuban leader, who went to Jesuit schools as a child, says he might "resume praying and turn to the Church again" if Francis "continues in this vein."

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Yemen's Houthis Agree To 5-Day Cease-Fire To Allow Humanitarian Aid

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-10 06:59

The temporary truce comes amid an upsurge in Saudi-led airstrikes, including one in the capital that hit the private residence of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, said to be a rebel ally.

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Coming Soon To A Highway Near You: A Semi Truck With A Brain

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-10 06:06

Self-driving cars are hot news, with Google and others showing off their latest innovations. Now expand that concept from four to 18 wheels, and you get the Freightliner Inspiration.

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Tornadoes Hit Texas As Tropical Storm Ana Makes Landfall In S.C.

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-10 05:10

At least one person is dead and others still missing in Texas. Meanwhile, near Myrtle Beach, a weakening Ana has stormed ashore.

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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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