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The Start Of School Is Not The Only Risky Time For Campus Rape

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-07 23:24

It's sometimes called "the red zone" — the first few weeks of college, when freshmen women are more vulnerable to sexual assault. But researchers say it's more complicated than that.

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Cheap Drinks And Risk-Taking Fuel College Drinking Culture

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-07 23:22

Many students go to college expecting to drink, and all too often the college culture encourages it. That makes students more vulnerable to sexual assault, car accidents and other dangers.

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Harvard Receives Largest-Ever Donation

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-07 21:27

The $350 million gift pledged to Harvard University's School of Public Health will help bolster research in several key areas including global pandemics, officials said.

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U.S. Border Patrol Apprehending Fewer Central Americans

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-07 13:24

Increased Mexican patrols along that country's southern border may be one factor in the drop in numbers seen by the U.S. Some migrants appear to be giving up and staying in southern Mexico.

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As Scotland Eyes Independence, Poll Gives Edge To Leaving The U.K.

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-07 13:03

For the first time, a poll shows the push to break away from the United Kingdom now has the edge over the "unity" vote in Scotland.

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Serena Williams Wins U.S. Open For 18th Grand Slam Title

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-07 11:54

The U.S. Open win ties Serena Williams with Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova for fourth on the all-time list of Grand Slam winners.

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Black, Gay Cowboy: Michael Sam Steps Up

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-07 10:18

Gay football player Michael Sam didn't make an NFL team, but he will play for the Dallas Cowboys practice squad. Writer Michael Arceneaux says that's an important step forward for gay black men.

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New Ebola Vaccine Is Tested In Humans, After Success In Monkeys

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-07 09:37

The vaccine was developed by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and at Okairos, a Swiss-based biotech company owned by the British drug company GlaxoSmithKline.

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Cuomo Gets More Of An Opponent Than He Bargained For

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-07 07:23

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was expected to cruise to victory in next Tuesday's Democratic primary. But he faces a surprisingly vigorous challenge from the left.

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Obama To Speak Wednesday On U.S. Strategy Against Islamic State

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-07 06:54

Citing a broad threat posed by the Islamic State, President Obama said Sunday that he will deliver a national address Wednesday to discuss the U.S. approach to the group.

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U.S. Pacific Blue Whales Seen Rebounding Close To Historic Levels

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-07 06:12

With their population estimated at roughly 97 percent of historical levels, blue whales off the West Coast are being called a conservation success story.

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U.S. Airstrikes Hit Islamic State Fighters Near Haditha Dam

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-07 03:58

U.S. fighters and bombers carried out the attack in western Iraq's Anbar Province, trying to protect a key piece of Iraq's infrastructure.

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U.S. Launches New Airstrikes To Protect Iraqi Dam

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-07 03:52

NPR's Lynn Neary speaks with correspondent Alice Fordham from Baghdad about the latest round of U.S. airstrikes to support Iraqi forces on the ground in Iraq.

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In Kiev, A New Patriotism Cemented In Russia's Shadow

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-07 03:52

Residents of the Ukrainian capital say the conflict has been devastating, yet has also helped forge a real sense of Ukrainian identity.

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Congress Returns To A Plateful Of Foreign Problems

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-07 03:52

Congress returns next week in the midst of a crisis in Ukraine and the rise of the Islamic State. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to Mara Liasson about Congress's role in shaping foreign policy strategy.

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For Lack Of Mississippi Silt, The Gulf Is Losing Coastal Land

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-07 03:52

Thousands of miles of Louisiana's coastline have been disappearing over the last century. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to fishing guide Ryan Lambert about what's happening to his community.

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Will Apple Sell A Smart Wallet For Your Smartphone?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-07 03:52

Rumors are swirling about the unveiling of the newest iPhone this Tuesday. But will it be enough to keep Apple at the top of the pack? NPR's Lynn Neary talks with Farhad Manjoo of the New York Times.

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Ex-Cia Operative: Isilamist Groups Virtually Impossible To Penetrate

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-07 03:52

This week marks the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. NPR's Lynn Neary speaks with former CIA operative Robert Baer about how U.S. intelligence gathering has evolved in the aftermath.

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Volunteer Recap: Megaphones, Machetes And Unexpected Tears

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-07 03:03

At 4:30 a.m., medical student Ryan Klitgaard would wake up to a Nicaraguan newspaper vendor yelling through a megaphone. Then came a day of treating patients — and fending off dogs and chickens.

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Mapping What You Cannot See, Cannot Know, Cannot Visit

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-07 02:47

We live on a planet, next to a star that's part of galaxy that's part of ... ah, here comes the new discovery. We are at the very tip of a giant galactic "supercluster." Take a look.

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