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Ukraine Celebrates Independence Day, Pledges $3 Billion For Army

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-24 05:54

A parade featuring armored personnel carriers and beret-clad soldiers marks the 23rd anniversary since Kiev broke from Russia's orbit at the end of the Cold War.

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Iceland Lowers Volcano Warning

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-24 05:12

Scientists in the island nation say after an earlier sub-glacial eruption, there are no signs of ongoing volcanic activity at Bardarbunga.

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Leading Ferguson's Faithful Through Turmoil And Beyond

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-24 03:54

As things calm down after dramatic weeks in Ferguson, Mo., Rev. Carlton Lee will address his congregation in St. Louis. He talks with NPR's Linda Wertheimer about how the city can begin to heal.

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University Tackles Sexual Assault Before The Parties Start

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-24 03:54

Students entering the University of New Hampshire will be required to complete an online seminar about sexual assault and are urged to talk with their parents about it before arriving on campus.

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Journalist: It's Not Islam That Inspires U.K.'s Young Jihadis

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-24 03:54

The killing of reporter James Foley has brought to light the trend of radicalized U.K. citizens going to fight in Syria and Iraq. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to the Huffington Post UK's Mehdi Hasan.

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Unity Leads The Polls In Scotland Independence Vote

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-24 03:54

On Sept. 18, Scotland votes on whether to break away from the U.K. Correspondent Ari Shapiro just returned from Scotland, and he tells NPR's Linda Wertheimer about the state of the campaign.

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Obama Orders Review Of Military Equipment Sales To Police

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-24 03:54

In the wake of violent clashes between protesters and police in Ferguson, Mo., President Obama is ordering a review of the federal programs that help local police departments purchase military gear.

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In The Midst Of War, Ukraine Marks Its Independence

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-24 03:54

Ukraine marks 23 years of independence from the former Soviet Union on Sunday, but with a war going on in the east, there seems to be little for Ukrainians to celebrate.

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Strong Quake Causes Injuries, Damage, Outages In Northern Calif.

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-24 03:20

The 6.0-magnitude temblor causes nearly 90 injuries, widespread power and water outages and damaged buildings in the wine country just north of San Francisco.

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Are Food Boats The Next Food Trucks? Don't Count On It

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-24 01:01

Food boats occupy a quirky snack-time niche in a few summer communities. But don't expect this floating food truck trend to sweep the nation, at least not until it gets sea legs.

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Are Food Boats The Next Food Trucks? Don't Count On It

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-24 01:01

Food boats occupy a quirky snack-time niche in a few summer communities. But don't expect this floating food truck trend to sweep the nation, at least not until it gets sea legs.

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If Salt-N-Pepa Told You To Brush Your Teeth, You'd Surely Listen

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-24 00:58

Music has a long history of delivering public health messages, with Ebola the latest topic. But do people really pay attention to the lyrics?

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If Salt-N-Pepa Told You To Brush Your Teeth, You'd Surely Listen

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-24 00:58

Music has a long history of delivering public health messages, with Ebola the latest topic. But do people really pay attention to the lyrics?

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Roadways You Can Install Like Throw Rugs

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-24 00:57

You look. You gape. You can't believe your eyes. Well, take a peek at this image and ask yourself, 'How did they do this?'

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Digital Guru May Need More Power To Remake Government IT

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-24 00:57

Mikey Dickerson is the administrator of the new U.S. Digital Service. But it's still to be seen whether the former Google engineer's team will have enough authority to make wholesale changes.

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Italy Undertakes Lonely, Expensive Mission To Aid Migrants At Sea

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-24 00:56

Italian authorities are trying to track and intercept boats bringing migrants on perilous journeys across the Mediterranean. So far, its EU neighbors have failed to help deal with the emergency.

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Italy Undertakes Lonely, Expensive Mission To Aid Migrants At Sea

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-24 00:56

Italian authorities are trying to track and intercept boats bringing migrants on perilous journeys across the Mediterranean. So far, its EU neighbors have failed to help deal with the emergency.

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Obama Orders Review Of Transfers Of Military Surplus To Local Police

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-23 14:12

The White House says it will look at federal programs begun after Sept. 11, 2001, that have given local law enforcement military-grade weapons and equipment.

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Generation Gap Divides Local Opinion On Ferguson Protests

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-23 13:12

In Ferguson, Mo., some younger and older residents have differing views on whether violence among protesters is appropriate and how best to effect change.

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WATCH: Shark Vs. Grouper. Shark Loses.

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-23 10:45

A couple of anglers fishing off the Fla. coast hook a four-foot Blacktip shark. And then ...

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