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New ISIS Video Purports To Show Shooting, Beheading Of Christians

1 hour 2 min ago

The footage shows some 30 people it says are Ethiopian Christians killed in two separate locations in Libya.

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Up To 700 Migrants Feared Dead In Capsized Boat Off North Africa

2 hours 4 min ago

The vessel, carrying would-be migrants, appears to have been headed for the Italian island of Lampedusa.

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Security Tightens For Second Boston Marathon Since The Bombing

2 hours 23 min ago

The Boston Marathon bombing two years ago changed how organizers run the annual race. Despite stepped-up security, 1 million fans will be cheering on runners from the sidelines on Monday.

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Nepal Diverts Climbing Fees To Sherpa Welfare Fund

2 hours 23 min ago

One year ago, 16 Nepalis guiding climbers up Mount Everest were swept away by a hanging glacier that had peeled off the mountain. It was the worst single accident in the history of Everest.

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Hundreds Missing As Migrant Boat Sinks Off Libya

2 hours 23 min ago

A major rescue operation is underway in the Mediterranean Sea after a migrant ship carrying as many as 700 people capsized Sunday. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to the U.N.'s Adrian Edwards in Geneva.

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Remembering The Day The Murrah Building Was Bombed

2 hours 23 min ago

Twenty years after the bombing in Oklahoma City, the U.S. views security and privacy in a very different way. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to correspondent Dina Temple-Raston about the changes.

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VW Camper Van Gets An Electric Makeover

2 hours 23 min ago

Talk about a time warp! The iconic VW camper is getting a modern reboot. This time, it's electric.

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Greece Risks Losing Future Bailout Funds

2 hours 23 min ago

The question of what to do about Greece if it defaults on its debts is a topic at World Bank and IMF meetings in Washington this week.

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U.S. And Saudis Place Sanctions On Pakistani Charity

2 hours 23 min ago

The U.S. and Saudi Arabia are imposing sanctions on a Pakistan-based charity thought to be funneling money to terror groups. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Daniel Glaser at the Treasury Department.

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Candidates And Candidates-To-Be Woo New Hampshire's GOP

2 hours 23 min ago

Republican candidates — those who've already declared and those who have yet to — gathered in New Hampshire this weekend to speak to their party. Whose messages resonated? And whose did not?

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See Priya Cook: Gender Bias Pervades Textbooks Worldwide

3 hours 5 min ago

In almost every corner of the world, women are either completely written out of school books, or they're portrayed in stereotypical, subservient roles, a report says. What will it take to fix this?

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This Robot Chef Has Mastered Crab Bisque

4 hours 48 min ago

The system, a pair of robotic arms, learned to cook by mimicking the motions of a top chef. Even though it can't smell or taste, its maker says the robot should be able to make 2,000 meals by 2017.

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This Robot Chef Has Mastered Crab Bisque

4 hours 48 min ago

The system, a pair of robotic arms, learned to cook by mimicking the motions of a top chef. Even though it can't smell or taste, its maker says the robot should be able to make 2,000 meals by 2017.

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Netflix Adds Audio To Bring 'Daredevil' To Life For The Blind

Sat, 2015-04-18 14:49

After releasing the new Marvel superhero series, Daredevil, which features a blind hero, Netflix has added audio description options to the show.

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After Fan Pressure, Netflix Makes 'Daredevil' Accessible To The Blind

Sat, 2015-04-18 14:49

The series stars a blind superhero — but at first, it lacked audio descriptions for the visually impaired. Netflix has added that option, but the issue raises larger questions of online accessibility.

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WHO Leader Says End Of Ebola Outbreak Is Near, But Hard Work Remains

Sat, 2015-04-18 13:34

The new head of the World Health Organization's Africa region predicts the Ebola outbreak will end by this fall. But the world must remain vigilant until transmission has completely stopped, she says.

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Gazing Into Those Puppy-Dog Eyes May Actually Be Good For You

Sat, 2015-04-18 13:34

Gazing into your dog's eyes apparently triggers happy feelings in both parties - suggesting that dogs really may love us back. (This piece originally aired on All Things Considered on April 16, 2015.)

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Setting The Record Straight On The Phrase 'Gateway Drug'

Sat, 2015-04-18 13:34

Denise Kandel coined the term, often associated with marijuana, in a research paper 40 years ago. But her work suggested nicotine, not pot, was most likely to lead to the use of harder drugs.

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Rules For No-Fly List Disclosures Get An Update

Sat, 2015-04-18 13:34

Hundreds of Americans are on the list, but often don't know it — or how they got there. The Washington Post's Adam Goldman explains the DOJ's new guidelines for informing people of their status.

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When Politicians Lose Their Accents

Sat, 2015-04-18 13:34

Some say Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's Midwestern accent has become less pronounced. Georgetown professor Deborah Tannen says politicians' voices often change, depending on their audience.

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