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Thousands March In Moscow In Memory Of Murdered Putin Critic

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-01 04:07

Thousands of people gathered on Sunday in Moscow to mourn opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was killed on Friday. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Corey Flintoff, who was at the march.

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In Fourth Year Of Drought, Many Calif. Farms Won't Get Federal Water

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-01 04:07

The Bureau of Reclamation announced Friday that for the second straight year, many California farmers will not be getting federal water imports because of the ongoing drought.

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ISIS Destroys Objects That Record Region's History Of Cultural Diversity

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-01 04:07

Video has surfaced of ISIS militants smashing ancient artifacts on display in the Mosul, Iraq, museum. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to Axel Plathe, UNESCO's Iraq director, on the huge loss.

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Israelis See Netanyahu's U.S. Speech As Last-Ditch Pitch For Votes

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-01 04:07

Benjamin Netanyahu will address Congress just before Israeli elections. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to Chemi Shalev, the U.S. editor of Haartz, about how the controversial visit is playing back home.

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Spain's Muslim Business Owners Feel Squeezed By New Zoning Proposals

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-01 04:07

Catalonia is home to mainland Spain's largest Muslim population. But politicians in one area are proposing laws to "protect traditional Spanish businesses" that Muslim leaders say are discriminatory.

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Who Fails To Pay Child Support? Moms, At A Higher Rate Than Dads

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-01 04:07

The number of dollars of unpaid child support each year in the U.S. is well into the billions. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with data expert Mona Chalabi of FiveThirtyEight.com about the numbers.

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After Delays, Jury Selection To Wrap Up In Boston Bombing Trial

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-01 04:07

Jury selection in the trial of the Boston marathon bomber is expected to finish on Tuesday. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to Boston correspondent Tovia Smith about the start of Dzokhar Tsarnaev's trial.

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Parades celebrate St David's Day

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 03:49
Parades in Cardiff and Pwllheli celebrate St David's Day as Prime Minister David Cameron sends a goodwill message to people of Wales.

Fracking Opponents Feel Police Pressure In Some Drilling Hotspots

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-01 03:48

Anti-fracking activists say they're being targeted by law enforcement agencies that work with the oil and gas industries to monitor threats to infrastructure.

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Fan pushed Paris man as 'train full'

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 03:31
An ex-police officer and Chelsea fan involved in an alleged racist incident on the Paris Metro says he pushed a black man away from a train carriage "because it was too full".

'Hundreds' of S Sudan boys seized

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 03:20
Hundreds of South Sudanese boys have been kidnapped and forced to become child soldiers, the UN says, blaming a government-allied militia.

Robison call to stop mesh implants

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 03:20
Health Secretary Shona Robison urges health boards to suspend mesh implant operations until an independent review into their use is published.

VIDEO: Syria crisis 'spurred terror surge'

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 03:20
The crisis in Syria has let to a surge in investigations and interventions carried out by anti-terrorism officers, according to the Metropolitan Police.

Pakistan fight back to beat Zimbabwe

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 03:16
Pakistan fight back from a below-par batting display to beat Zimbabwe and keep their World Cup quarter-final hopes alive.

Mr. Spock, Mixed-Race Pioneer

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-01 03:06

As Mr. Spock on Star Trek, the late Leonard Nimoy embodied the conflicts faced by many biracial and other people of color. Even on the diverse crew of the Enterprise, he stood out.

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The Art Of Syrian Refugees Sends A Message. Is Anyone Listening?

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-01 03:03

Syria's refugees are waiting for a new life. The artists among them are depicting this life in limbo — and their memories of the country they left behind.

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How A Group Of Lung Cancer Survivors Got Doctors To Listen

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-01 03:03

Lung cancer survivors who met online banded together to get an option they credited with helping them added to treatment guidelines used by cancer specialists.

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Nichols: 'Test parties on migration'

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 02:28
Politicians should be "tested" on their approach to immigration, the head of the Catholic church in England and Wales says, adding he is "dismayed" it is a big issue.

Teaching The Holocaust: New Approaches For A New Generation

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-01 02:15

Amid the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camps, a focus more on 'how Jews lived than about how they perished.'

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Teaching The Holocaust: New Approaches For A New Generation

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-01 02:15

Amid the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camps, a focus more on 'how Jews lived than about how they perished.'

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