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In Pizza Kitchens And On Assembly Lines, Temp Workers Face Abuse

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-31 03:40

The modern Harvest of Shame is the treatment of blue-collar temporary workers, according to ProPublica's Michael Grabell. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Grabell about his investigative series.

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South Korea Repaves For A 'Woman-Friendly Seoul'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-31 03:40

Women-only parking spaces are popping up all over Seoul, South Korea. They are wider, longer and painted pink. It's the city's effort to make a more female-friendly city.

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With VA Hospitals Overtaxed, Vets May Have To Go Private

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-31 03:40

Eric Shinseki stepped down as the chief of veterans affairs, but will things improve at VA hospitals? NPR's Scott Simon speaks to reporter Tom Bowman about what needs to happen to improve services.

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New Acting VA Secretary Faces Cultural Challenges

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-31 03:40

Eric Shinseki, secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, has resigned over the growing health care scandal. He said remaining in office would only distract from carrying out needed reforms.

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Pakistan Signals Possible Opening In Relations With India

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-31 03:40

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif attended the inauguration of India's new prime minister this week. Does this signal a thaw? NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Shuja Nawaz of the Atlantic Council.

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One Wealthy Couple's Mission To Save Marriages, En Masse

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-31 03:40

An Oprah-endorsed self-help guru and his wife are devoting their weekends — and dollars — to large-scale, group relationship counseling sessions for couples who can't otherwise afford it.

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Assad Bound For Re-Election As War Appears At A Stalemate

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-31 03:40

As Syria goes to the polls next week in an election that President Bashar Assad is certain to win, journalist Nick Blanford tells NPR's Scott Simon.

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How far does Boko Haram's reach go?

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-31 03:16
How far could Boko Haram militants extend their reach?

Man charged with child abduction bid

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-31 03:08
A 55-year-old man is due in court in County Tyrone charged with attempted child abduction and common assault.

US 'to take significant step' on climate

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-31 02:46
US unveiling major bid to curb carbon dioxide emissions

Turkey PM issues anniversary warning

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-31 02:44
Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan warns youths to ignore calls for a protest on the anniversary of a deadly crackdown in Istanbul.

Pietersen 'attitude' apology from ECB

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-31 02:13
Kevin Pietersen receives an apology from the ECB following criticism of the batsman's attitude during the Ashes tour.

Love tames 'terrorist' pheasant

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-31 02:02
A male pheasant described as a "terrorist" after attacking "everyone and everything" on a Cambridgeshire farm settles down after "finding love".

VIDEO: Volcano eruption cancels flights

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-31 01:53
A volcano erupting in Indonesia has forced authorities there and in Australia to cancel commercial flights.

VIDEO: Crowds catch first Edinburgh tram

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-31 01:42
Edinburgh's tram service has taken its first paying customers from the airport to the city centre.

Mickelson 'in insider trading probe'

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-31 01:39
The FBI is investigating possible insider trading involving investor Carl Icahn, golfer Phil Mickelson and gambler William Walters, reports say.

Met officer faces drugs charge

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-31 01:28
A Metropolitan Police inspector is charged with intent to supply anabolic steroids and suspended from duty.

Phone App Might Predict Manic Episodes In Bipolar Disorder

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-31 01:22

People's speech patterns change when they are in the manic phase of bipolar disorder, doctors say. And a smartphone app might be able to detect those shifts and improve treatment.

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Phone App Might Predict Manic Episodes In Bipolar Disorder

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-31 01:22

Speech patterns change when people enter the manic phase of bipolar disorder, doctors say. A smartphone app might be able to detect those shifts and improve treatment.

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Expanding The Panama Canal: The Problem Is Money, Not Mosquitoes

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-31 01:21

A century after the canal opened, it's being expanded to accommodate some of the world's biggest cargo ships. But the project has been delayed by a $1.6 billion financial dispute.

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