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Nepal Diverts Climbing Fees To Sherpa Welfare Fund

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-19 03:45

One year ago, 16 Nepalis guiding climbers up Mount Everest were swept away by a hanging glacier that had peeled off the mountain. It was the worst single accident in the history of Everest.

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Hundreds Missing As Migrant Boat Sinks Off Libya

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-19 03:45

A major rescue operation is underway in the Mediterranean Sea after a migrant ship carrying as many as 700 people capsized Sunday. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to the U.N.'s Adrian Edwards in Geneva.

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Remembering The Day The Murrah Building Was Bombed

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-19 03:45

Twenty years after the bombing in Oklahoma City, the U.S. views security and privacy in a very different way. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to correspondent Dina Temple-Raston about the changes.

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Candidates And Candidates-To-Be Woo New Hampshire's GOP

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-19 03:45

Republican candidates — those who've already declared and those who have yet to — gathered in New Hampshire this weekend to speak to their party. Whose messages resonated? And whose did not?

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VW Camper Van Gets An Electric Makeover

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-19 03:45

Talk about a time warp! The iconic VW camper is getting a modern reboot. This time, it's electric.

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Greece Risks Losing Future Bailout Funds

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-19 03:45

The question of what to do about Greece if it defaults on its debts is a topic at World Bank and IMF meetings in Washington this week.

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U.S. And Saudis Place Sanctions On Pakistani Charity

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-19 03:45

The U.S. and Saudi Arabia are imposing sanctions on a Pakistan-based charity thought to be funneling money to terror groups. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Daniel Glaser at the Treasury Department.

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Candidates And Candidates-To-Be Woo New Hampshire's GOP

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-19 03:45

Republican candidates — those who've already declared and those who have yet to — gathered in New Hampshire this weekend to speak to their party. Whose messages resonated? And whose did not?

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See Priya Cook: Gender Bias Pervades Textbooks Worldwide

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

In almost every corner of the world, women are either completely written out of school books, or they're portrayed in stereotypical, subservient roles, a report says. What will it take to fix this?

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This Robot Chef Has Mastered Crab Bisque

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-19 01:20

The system, a pair of robotic arms, learned to cook by mimicking the motions of a top chef. Even though it can't smell or taste, its maker says the robot should be able to make 2,000 meals by 2017.

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This Robot Chef Has Mastered Crab Bisque

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-19 01:20

The system, a pair of robotic arms, learned to cook by mimicking the motions of a top chef. Even though it can't smell or taste, its maker says the robot should be able to make 2,000 meals by 2017.

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Netflix Adds Audio To Bring 'Daredevil' To Life For The Blind

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-18 14:49

After releasing the new Marvel superhero series, Daredevil, which features a blind hero, Netflix has added audio description options to the show.

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After Fan Pressure, Netflix Makes 'Daredevil' Accessible To The Blind

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-18 14:49

The series stars a blind superhero — but at first, it lacked audio descriptions for the visually impaired. Netflix has added that option, but the issue raises larger questions of online accessibility.

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WHO Leader Says End Of Ebola Outbreak Is Near, But Hard Work Remains

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-18 13:34

The new head of the World Health Organization's Africa region predicts the Ebola outbreak will end by this fall. But the world must remain vigilant until transmission has completely stopped, she says.

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Gazing Into Those Puppy-Dog Eyes May Actually Be Good For You

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-18 13:34

Gazing into your dog's eyes apparently triggers happy feelings in both parties - suggesting that dogs really may love us back. (This piece originally aired on All Things Considered on April 16, 2015.)

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Setting The Record Straight On The Phrase 'Gateway Drug'

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-18 13:34

Denise Kandel coined the term, often associated with marijuana, in a research paper 40 years ago. But her work suggested nicotine, not pot, was most likely to lead to the use of harder drugs.

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Rules For No-Fly List Disclosures Get An Update

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-18 13:34

Hundreds of Americans are on the list, but often don't know it — or how they got there. The Washington Post's Adam Goldman explains the DOJ's new guidelines for informing people of their status.

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When Politicians Lose Their Accents

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-18 13:34

Some say Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's Midwestern accent has become less pronounced. Georgetown professor Deborah Tannen says politicians' voices often change, depending on their audience.

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GOP Presidential Hopefuls Converge In New Hampshire

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-18 13:34

New Hampshire Public Radio's Josh Rogers shares an update from Nashua, N.H., where current and potential Republican presidential candidates have gathered to speak to party leaders and activists.

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Suicide Blast Kills More Than 30 In Afghanistan

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-18 13:34

An attack in Jalalabad killed more than 30 people Saturday. President Ashraf Ghani says ISIS may have claimed responsibility. If confirmed, it would be the group's first major attack in Afghanistan.

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