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Controversy Follows Women's Group As It Crosses Inter-Korean Border

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-24 01:29

The symbolic gesture was aimed at reunifying two nations still technically at war. But an event staged in the name of peace ended up exposing some distrust that's lasted for decades.

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No Resume? Criminal Background? No Problem At This Yonkers Bakery

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-24 01:10

Social justice is part of the recipe at New York's Greyston Bakery. The firm, whose clients include Ben & Jerry's, hires locals whose legal status or work history might otherwise make them unhirable.

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Cleveland Protesters Arrested After Officer's Acquittal

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-23 22:48

Cleveland police in riot gear made a number of arrests overnight Saturday as angry residents protested the acquittal of a patrolman charged in the shooting deaths of two unarmed suspects.

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Oil-Soaked Wildlife Turn Up On California Coast, As Cleanup Efforts Continue

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-23 13:00

Workers continue to clean the coastline near Santa Barbara, where some 105,000 gallons of crude oil were spilled. Several pelicans, both dead and alive, have been found soaked in oil.

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Cleveland Simmers In Wake Of Officer's Manslaughter Acquittal

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-23 13:00

Cleveland residents are on edge after a white police officer is found not guilty in the 2012 shooting deaths of an unarmed black motorist and his passenger. The shooting followed a high-speed car chase that ended in a barrage of gunfire.

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Huge Crowd In El Salvador For Beatifcation Of Slain Archbishop

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-23 12:36

The ceremony for Oscar Romero — who was gunned down during mass in the capital, San Salvador, in 1980 — is the last step before being declared a saint by the Vatican.

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Email Slip Reportedly Reveals United Kingdom Plan For Possible EU Exit

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-23 11:08

In the communication that The Guardian says it received accidentally from the Bank of England, officials outlined details of the plan known as "Operation Bookend."

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Cleveland Police Officer Receives Not Guilty Verdicts

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-23 08:23

The verdicts for Officer Michael Brelo came on allegations of voluntary manslaughter and lesser charges, stemming from a 2012 police shooting of an unarmed couple.

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Cleveland Officer Not Guilty In Fatal Shooting Of Unarmed Suspects

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-23 07:01

Michael Brelo was one of 13 officers involved in the incident that involved 137 shots and killed Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams after a high-speed car chase.

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Gates: Obama Should Step Up Military Assistance To Iraq

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-23 04:56

The former secretary of defense says that even stepping up the rules of engagement for U.S. troops in Iraq might not keep ISIS in check. "There's no certainty about any of this," he says.

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Dozens Dead In Mexican Shootout Between Gangs, Police

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-23 04:44

At least 43 people were killed in what is being described as the worst gun battle with drug gangs in recent memory.

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'They're Not Gang Members': Bikers Protest Mass Arrests In Waco

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-23 04:10

Bikers claim that many who were arrested in the Waco, Texas, brawl last week were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. But police say the bikers were "known criminal gang members."

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Historian May Have Discovered Henry I's Final Resting Place

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-23 03:54

Yet another English monarch might be buried underneath an English parking lot. Scott Simon has more.

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Takata Air Bag Recall Could Take Years

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-23 03:54

The recall of Takata airbags this week was the largest automotive recall in U.S. history. NPR's Scott Simon talks to correspondent Sonari Glinton about how and when companies announce a recall.

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Ireland Appears To Approve Same-Sex Marriage

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-23 03:54

Results are coming in from Ireland's vote on same-sex marriage. It's not just a referendum on gay rights; it's also a litmus test for how much this socially conservative country has changed recently.

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TLC's '19 Kids' Pulled For Sex-Abuse Scandal

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-23 03:54

Josh Duggar of TLC's 19 Kids and Counting admitted "wrongdoing" amid media reports that he allegedly fondled underage girls as a teenager. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with TV critic Eric Deggans.

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Santa Barbara Oil Spill Reopens Fierce Environmental Debate

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-23 03:54

The long-term environmental impacts of this week's oil spill in California may not be clear for some time. Meantime, the spill has reignited a fierce local debate over off-shore oil drilling.

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People-Smuggling Is Big Business In Myanmar

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-23 03:54

Thousands of migrants remain trapped on boats in Southeast Asia's Andaman Sea. NPR's Scott Simon talks to reporter Michael Sullivan about what he heard from some of the people who've reached Thailand.

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Senate Blocks Measures To Extend NSA Data Collection

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-23 03:54

The Senate worked late into the night but was not able to figure out what to do about expiring provisions in the Patriot Act that authorize the NSA's bulk collection of Americans' phone records.

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Clean Your Grill, And Other Hot Holiday Tips From Alton Brown

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-23 03:03

Whether you're barbecuing OR grilling, a meat-eater or a vegetarian, here's how to keep your flavor from going up in smoke this Memorial Day weekend.

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