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Deep Underground, Oceans Of Water May Be Trapped In A Crystal 'Sponge'

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-15 11:27

Scientists have discovered evidence of a vast reservoir of water, maybe three times the volume of all the world's oceans, hiding up to 400 miles beneath the Earth's surface.

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Team USA 101: Five Things You Should Know Before The Game

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-15 10:46

The U.S. is facing Ghana in its first game of the World Cup. Unfortunately, team USA is facing an uphill battle because of the formidable opponents in what's been dubbed the "group of death."

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Pakistani Army Starts Offensive Against Militants

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-15 08:27

The Pakistani army said Sunday that it had launched a "comprehensive operation" against foreign and local militants in a tribal region near the Afghan border.

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Casey Kasem, An Iconic Voice Of American Radio

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-15 07:12

There was a time when you didn't know what the No. 1 song in America was until Casey Kasem said so. The listener had an emotional relationship with the American Top 40 host for four decades.

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Casey Kasem, Legendary Radio DJ, Dies

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-15 07:00

Kasem was the host of the American Top 40 countdown and was known for voicing cartoon characters like Shaggy on Scooby-Doo.

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Iraq Says It's Halted Militant Group's Advance On Baghdad

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-15 06:36

Meanwhile the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, released dozens of photos that appear to show the mass killing of Shiite Iraqi soldiers.

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Militants' Advance In Iraq Agitates Oil Markets

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-15 05:38

Oil prices have spiked since Sunni militants seized Baiji, home of Iraq's biggest refinery. The nation's production capability is under threat, but there's a broader geopolitical story unfolding.

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Chelsea Manning Says She Leaked Classified Info Out Love For Country

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-15 05:23

Manning, a former Army intelligence analyst, had not spoken at length since she was convicted over the unclassified disclosures. Manning says the issues she exposed have yet to be addressed.

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How Trauma Affects The Brain Of A Learner

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-15 05:03

Science may be able to help schools combat the adverse effects of poverty.

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Obama Steps In To End Philadelphia Commuter Rail Strike

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-15 03:43

President Obama established an emergency board to mediate the dispute between Southeast Pennsylvania Transportation Authority and its engineers and electricians unions.

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Dorm Living For Staff Of New British Embassy In Somalia

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-15 03:23

With Somalia now somewhat safer, Britain returned its ambassador to Mogadishu last year. Neil Wigan's "residence" is sparse, almost a shipping container. He tells NPR's Rachel Martin why he's hopeful.

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Three Factions Vie In Iraq's Growing Crisis

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-15 03:23

Shiites in Iraq appear to be joining militias to defend themselves against Sunni insurgents. NPR's Scott Simon gets the latest from NPR's Leila Fadel in Erbil.

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Congressman Pushes Income-Based Student Loan Plan

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-15 03:23

A plan to pay down student debt with taxes on the wealthy failed this week in the Senate. Rep. Tom Petri, R-Wisc., tells NPR's Rachel Martin about another plan he's been pushing for years.

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The Pros And Cons Of U.S. Air Strikes In Northern Iraq

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-15 03:23

Retired Col. Peter Mansoor was an aide to Gen. David Petraeus during the U.S. surge in Iraq. NPR's Scott Simon asks him to weigh in on U.S. military options now, with Iraq fracturing.

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In London, An Underground Home For The World's Mosquitoes

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-15 00:35

The location is a cavern beneath the streets of London, but it looks like a horror movie set in the tropics. Mosquitoes from all over the world live here in the interest of science.

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In London, An Underground Home For The World's Mosquitoes

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-15 00:35

The location is a cavern beneath the streets of London, but it looks like a horror movie set in the tropics. Mosquitoes from all over the world live here in the interest of science.

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It's Pink, It's Fresh, It's Everywhere: Rosé Is Rising!

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-14 14:35

Years ago, your wine snob friends would have laughed if you brought a rosé out for Father's Day. Now rosé is the summer's coolest wine, not to mention a lot more complex than you thought.

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As ISIS Advances, Iraq's Military Melts Down

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-14 13:03

Forces from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, now control much of Iraq, as the country's military has disintegrated. NPR's Arun Rath talks to The Guardian's Martin Chulov about the latest.

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To Explain Iraq's Crisis, Some Lawmakers Point To 2011 Withdrawal

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-14 13:03

The Obama administration is drawing criticism from Republicans for its handling of the deteriorating security situation in Iraq. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with national political correspondent Mara Liasson about the administrations choices and the possible political consequences for the President.

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Before Vegas Shooting, Couple Traveled To Bundy Ranch Stand-Off

NPR News - Sat, 2014-06-14 13:03

Last weekend, news was focused on Las Vegas, where a husband and wife went on a shooting spree. We've since learned that the couple spent time at an armed stand-off on the cattle ranch east of Las Vegas owned by Cliven Bundy. NPR's Arun Rath talks with Kirk Siegler about the shootings and his trip to the Bundy Ranch.

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