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Syria's Minorities: Caught Between Sword Of ISIS And Wrath of Assad

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-18 12:03

Many of Syria's minorities have tried to lie low and avoid direct involvement in the country's civil war. But they frequently get caught in the crossfire, with no protector to turn to.

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'Furious 7' Races To New Record, Quickly Hitting $1 Billion Mark

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-18 10:50

Universal says the movie is the studio's first to cross the billion-dollar mark during its first run in theaters, putting it above films such as Jurassic Park and Despicable Me.

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WWII Aircraft Carrier Is Found On Ocean Floor Near San Francisco

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-18 08:43

It fought in World War II and was used in two atomic bomb tests. Now, 64 years after it was scuttled, the USS Independence has been located by an undersea survey team led by NOAA and the U.S. Navy.

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Antitrust Inquiry Reportedly Looks At How Big Theater Chains Snare Movies

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-18 07:52

News of a federal inquiry comes as arguments over preferential treatment and exclusivity have been heating up in recent years.

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Australia Says It Broke Up ISIS-Inspired Plot To Attack WWI Event

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-18 07:07

In a series of early-morning raids, Australian counterterrorism police arrested five men in the Melbourne area Saturday, over their possible involvement in a plot to attack a memorial ceremony.

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Suicide Bombing Kills At Least 35 In Jalalabad; ISIS Reportedly Claims Responsibility

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-18 05:59

Both the United Nations and the Taliban have condemned the attack, which targeted civilians who were in a long line at a bank.

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Heavy Police Presence At Ferry Demonstrations Bring Seoul To A Halt

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-18 04:47

Thousands of police formed a perimeter around the heart of South Korea's capital Saturday, in an effort to dampen a third day of protests over the government handling of a ferry disaster one year ago.

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O'Malley, Possible Clinton Rival, Says A President Can't Let Polls Lead

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-18 04:03

The former Maryland governor also was flatly dismissive of Republican economic theories in an interview with NPR's Steve Inskeep, saying they're 'patently bull----.'

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In New Orleans, Young Lives Adrift

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-18 04:03

Among U.S. cities, New Orleans has the third-highest rate of young people who are neither in school nor working. Craig Adams Jr. is trying not to be one of them.

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In Panama, Restoring Streets And Street-Gangs Together

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-18 03:30

Like its Central American neighbors, Panama is dealing with a rise in gangs. One hotel developer has taken on several of the gangs in his neighborhood, offering them rehabilitation, jobs and hope.

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In Panama, Restoring Streets And Reforming Gangs At The Same Time

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-18 03:30

Like its Central American neighbors, Panama is dealing with a rise in gangs, but a hotel developer has taken on several of the gangs in his neighborhood, offering them rehabilitation, jobs and hope.

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Global Bankers Meet To Resolve A Two-Speed World Economy

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-18 03:30

The IMF and World Bank meet this weekend. Likely on the agenda: the Iran deal, ISIS and Russia. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks with Foreign Policy's David Rothkopf about the state of the global economy.

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Latest Mediterranean Incident Highlights Italy's Migrant Crisis

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-18 03:30

Italian police detained 15 Muslim migrants this week accused of throwing 12 Christians off a smuggling vessel in the Mediterranean because of their faith.

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20 Years Later, Oklahoma City Bombing Victims Fight Stigmas

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-18 03:30

Twenty years after the Oklahoma City bombing, nearly one in four survivors has markers for PTSD. Counselors are still opening up new cases for first responders as a result of the bombing.

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Frustrations Fuel Violence Against Immigrants In South Africa

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-18 03:30

Mobs with machetes attacked immigrants in Durban, South Africa, Thursday, hoping to drive out foreigners looking for work. NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with the BBC's Milton Nkosi about the attacks.

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As Greeks And Germans Negotiate Debt, Reparations Issues Resurface

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-18 03:30

Greece says Germany owes it billions of dollars for its World War II occupation by the Nazis. The German government says it has already paid, but some Germans feel more should be done.

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From Losers To Possible Kingmakers, A Scottish Party Come Back Strong

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-18 01:16

No party is expected to win a majority in the upcoming U.K. elections. That means the Scottish National Party, after losing a vote on independence last year, could determine the country's next leader.

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In 'Song Of Lahore,' A Race To Revive Pakistani Classical Music

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-18 00:56

In 1977, classical music virtually died in Pakistan when the government banned live concerts. Seven musicians are working to bring the art back, and a film premiering Saturday documents their quest.

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The Cat-And-Mouse Game Of The Great Clinton Chase, Iowa Edition

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-18 00:03

Hillary Clinton's campaign went to great lengths to keep her events in Iowa this week intimate. That's easier said than done when the candidate is one of the world's most famous politicians.

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Michigan Billionaire And Mall Developer A. Alfred Taubman Dies

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-17 23:02

Taubman's philanthropy and business success — including weaving the enclosed shopping mall into American culture — was clouded by a criminal conviction late in his career. He was 91.

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