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David Brenner Dies; The Comedian Was 78

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-16 03:58

When he introduced Brenner as a guest on his show for the first time, Johnny Carson described him this way: "He's very clever. Somewhat warped."

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Which Place Is More Sexist, The Middle East Or Latin America?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-16 01:13

NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro has lived and worked in both regions and says there's plenty of sexism to go around, though it comes in different forms.

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Which Place Is More Sexist, The Middle East Or Latin America?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-16 01:13

NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro has lived and worked in both regions and says there's plenty of sexism to go around, though it comes in different forms.

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Crimeans Vote On Splitting From Ukraine To Join Russia

NPR News - Sat, 2014-03-15 22:53

Voters are expected to favor secession. Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he will respect the voters' decision, but annexation could trigger tough sanctions.

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Working Without Pay A Reality For Much Of Greece's Labor Force

NPR News - Sat, 2014-03-15 12:00

Nikos Aivatzidis hasn't been paid since 2012 because his employer is in a dispute with the debt-ridden government. But he's afraid that if he stops working, he'll lose decades' worth of severance pay.

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When Loved Ones Go Missing, Ambiguity Can Hold Grief Captive

NPR News - Sat, 2014-03-15 11:59

As families of those on the missing jetliner struggle to get answers, one grief counselor says moving forward requires accepting the unknown. But right now, she says, they're in survival mode.

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Did The Malaysian Airliner Land? Here Are Possible Runways

NPR News - Sat, 2014-03-15 11:02

Experts say it isn't likely to have landed. But with the mystery persisting, a look for runways that could have received flight MH370 finds more than 600 candidates.

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What Are The Rules For Changing A Country's Borders?

NPR News - Sat, 2014-03-15 10:54

Drawing borders feels like an anachronism that was the domain of 19th-century diplomats, but Crimea shows that national boundaries still aren't considered fixed in many parts of the world.

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Senate-CIA Clash Goes Behind Closed Doors

NPR News - Sat, 2014-03-15 09:22

The dust is still settling on Capitol Hill after California Democrat Dianne Feinstein fired a verbal bazooka at the Central Intelligence Agency on Tuesday, and the fight is far from over.

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Tiny Italian Town Thumbs Its Nose At Lenten Abstinence

NPR News - Sat, 2014-03-15 08:54

The town of Poggio Mirteto celebrates its independence from papal rule with a Freedom Festival. But the hamlet is still religious, and some residents wish the revelers would just go away.

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Russia Vetoes U.N. Security Council Resolution On Crimea

NPR News - Sat, 2014-03-15 08:04

The resolution would declare Sunday's referendum on leaving Ukraine invalid. Meanwhile, Ukrainian official say Russian troops took over an area outside of Crimea Saturday.

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Gay Couples Entitled To Equal Family Health Coverage, Fed Says

NPR News - Sat, 2014-03-15 07:56

Insurers must give spouses in same-sex marriages identical coverage offered to those in traditional marriages, the government says. The rule applies to all married couples, no matter where they live.

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Why You Won't Win Warren Buffett's Billion-Dollar Bracket

NPR News - Sat, 2014-03-15 07:05

The billionaire investor has teamed up to offer a $1 billion prize to anyone who picks the winner of all 63 games of the NCAA basketball tournament. Chances are he won't have to pay out.

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Why You Won't Win Warren Buffet's Billion-Dollar Bracket

NPR News - Sat, 2014-03-15 07:05

The billionaire investor has teamed up to offer a $1 billion prize to anyone who picks the winner of all 63 games of the NCAA basketball tournament. Chances are he won't have to pay out.

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Indian Court Stays Death Penalty For Two In Rape Case

NPR News - Sat, 2014-03-15 06:51

Four men were sentenced to death in September for a crime that sparked shock, anger and intense debate over how India handles violence against women.

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Afghans Don't Need Help Securing Country, Karzai Says

NPR News - Sat, 2014-03-15 06:15

President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan says that more than a decade of warfare was imposed on his country by the U.S. conflict with the Taliban.

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Under 30? The President Would Like You To Know Health Care Is Hip

NPR News - Sat, 2014-03-15 05:52

The White House is desperate to recruit the millennial crowd, prompting some unusual media appearances for the president. Will they work?

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U.S. Beats Russia To Win Sled Hockey Gold At Sochi Paralympics

NPR News - Sat, 2014-03-15 05:50

In the sport many call "murder ball on ice," the U.S. team becomes the first to repeat at consecutive Paralympics. The game was broadcast live on NBC.

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Draught Closes Oregon Resort Before The Season Ever Opened

NPR News - Sat, 2014-03-15 04:00

Severe drought in the West forced the Mt. Ashland Ski Area in Oregon to do what it hasn't for 50 years. It closed for the season this week due to lack of snow.

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Ill And Malnurished, CAR Refugees Flood Cameroon

NPR News - Sat, 2014-03-15 04:00

Last month alone 20,000 people, mostly Muslim, fled interreligious violence in Central African Republic and entered Cameroon. UN agencies and NGOs are now tasked with caring for them.

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