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Measles And Mumps Make A Comeback

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-17 03:47

Measles and mumps outbreaks in the U.S. are at an all-time high. NPR's Scott Simon talks with professor of preventive medicine William Schaffner about how the viruses are spreading and why.

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Iran Reluctant To Disclose Secret Nuclear Activities

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-17 03:47

Iran wants relief from economic sanctions, but the International Atomic Energy Agency wants answers about rumored weapons programs before it makes a new agreement.

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How Will Narendra Modi Change India?

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-17 03:47

In a historic election, Narendra Modi and the Hindu nationalist party ousted India's long-ruling Congress party. Scott Simon talks with NPR's Julie McCarthy about what this political shift means for India.

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High Charges By Doctors May Or May Not Be Red Flags For Fraud

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-17 03:47

The government recently released a trove of information on how much doctors are charging Medicare. It does seem like some doctors are overcharging, but the explanation of high fees can be complicated.

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How South Sudan Came To The Brink Of Civil War

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-17 03:47

South Sudan is being torn apart by ethnic violence. NPR's Scott Simon talks to David Deng, research director for the South Sudan Law Society, about efforts to save the country from a civil war.

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Russia Says It Will End Space Station Collaboration With U.S.

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-17 03:47

With the U.S. imposing sanctions on Russia over Ukraine, what happens to U.S. and Russian co-operation in space? NPR's Scott Simon speaks to reporter Geoff Brumfiel about the future of the program.

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Gender And Money At The Helm Of 'The New York Times'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-17 03:47

Rumors are flying over the firing of The New York Time's first female editor, Jill Abramson. Scott Simon talks with NPR's David Folkenflik about how gender and compensation may have played a roll.

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NAACP Selects Minister, Former Lawyer, As New President

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-17 03:42

Cornell William Brooks replaces Lorraine Miller, who has been serving as interim chief last since year. Brooks once ran for Congress and used to be a lawyer for the Justice Department and the FCC.

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Street closed after sex assault

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 03:38
Police are investigating a serious sexual assault on a woman in Belfast city centre.

Body found during Lough Erne search

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 03:13
A body has been recovered in the search for a missing man in Lough Erne, County Fermanagh.

Care home move 'breached rights'

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 03:11
A judge rules that a council's decision to move a woman with dementia from her house to a care home was unlawful.

VIDEO: Lenders 'blocking' pregnant women

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 02:50
Some lenders are blocking mortgage applications from women who are pregnant, research by the BBC suggests.

Another strike in ambulance dispute

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 02:39
A union is taking more industrial action in a long-running dispute with the Yorkshire Ambulance Service.

Coach fall investigation continues

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 02:38
Investigations are continuing into how a 13-year-old boy from south Wales fell from a coach at a M4-M49 motorway junction.

Academics warn over child protection

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 02:12
A group of academics say they have serious concerns about proposals to allow private contractors to take over some child protection services in England.

In pictures: India election joy for BJP supporters

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 01:47
Across India millions of voters celebrate or mourn

Nostalgia For What's Been Lost Since 'Brown V. Board'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-17 01:39

No one wants to return to the system of American apartheid. Public education, with its glaring inequities, is a reminder of all the work left undone.

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Congress: Down but not yet out

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 01:35
Milan Vaishnav says it is too soon to write off India's Congress party

Nigerian Abductions Part Of A Terrible Pattern In African Conflicts

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-17 01:33

Africa's most notorious warlord, Joseph Kony, began mass abductions of schoolgirls in the 1980s. Since then, it has become a recurring feature in conflicts on the continent.

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Kilty reveals GB sprinting camp feud

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 01:28
World indoor 60m champion Richard Kilty says there is a rift between Britain's two male sprinting camps.

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