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Mexico's High Court Overturns Conviction Of Man Jailed For 23 Years

Fri, 2015-03-20 12:50

The country's Supreme Court ruled that Alfonso Martin del Campo Dodd, who holds both U.S. and Mexican citizenship, was convicted based entirely on a confession derived by torture.

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Budget Reconciliation Explained Through Chutes And Ladders

Fri, 2015-03-20 11:41

The president's proposed budget sets the stage for Republicans to use a tool they've lacked until now: reconciliation. But they're not likely to win the game.

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For The Love Of Pork: Antibiotic Use On Farms Skyrockets Worldwide

Fri, 2015-03-20 11:36

For the first time, scientists have estimated how much antibiotics pigs, chickens and cows consume globally — and how fast consumption is growing. Which country uses the most drugs on farms?

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Why Los Angeles' Fast Food Ban Did Nothing To Check Obesity

Fri, 2015-03-20 11:20

A new study finds that restrictions on fast-food restaurants in South Los Angeles didn't reduce obesity as intended. That's partly because the ban didn't cover the most common types of food stores.

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Wireless Sensors Help Scientists Map Staph Spread Inside Hospital

Fri, 2015-03-20 10:53

Over four months of tracking and testing, French researchers mapped the hops that bacteria made from one person to another. Within a month, a third of patients were newly colonized with staph.

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Boehner Plans Trip To Israel

Fri, 2015-03-20 10:27

The house speaker's visit at the end of the month follows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's reelection and his controversial address to the U.S. Congress.

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Petraeus: Iran, Shiite Militias Bigger Threat To Iraq Than ISIS

Fri, 2015-03-20 10:25

The former head of the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq also told The Washington Post the "Iranian regime is not our ally." His remarks come as the U.S. tries to conclude a nuclear deal with Iran.

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#NPRreads: From Supreme Court Justice To The Notorious R.B.G.

Fri, 2015-03-20 10:02

For your weekend, here are four recommendations: How Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg became an Internet meme, how "The Great Wave" went viral, a profile of Hugh Hewitt and why 4Chan's founder walked away.

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Some Anxiety, But No Slowdown For North Dakota Oil Boom Town

Fri, 2015-03-20 09:42

Low oil prices have led to a drop in drilling, but not as much as you might expect. In some parts of the state's Bakken oil patch, production continues at a feverish pace.

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Nation's Oldest Female Veteran Dies At 108

Fri, 2015-03-20 09:25

Lucy Coffey joined the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps. two years after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor.

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The Time A Cartoonist Was Told To 'Lighten Up' A Character

Fri, 2015-03-20 09:22

Artist Ronald Wimberly uses a cartoon essay to tell us this story: He was drawing a Marvel character who's Mexican and African-American, so he drew her brown. But his editor had different ideas.

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Interior Dept. Issues New Fracking Rules For Federal Lands

Fri, 2015-03-20 09:03

The regulations, which go into effect in 90 days, establishes safety measures for wells and for drilling companies to publicly disclose chemicals used in the process.

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Iran Nuclear Talks On Pause As Deadline Looms

Fri, 2015-03-20 08:52

With just days left before a self-imposed deadline to reach a framework agreement, stubborn gaps remain on an array of key issues.

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Nigeria's President Hopes To Push Back Boko Haram In A Month

Fri, 2015-03-20 07:47

Facing reelection in a week, Goodluck Jonathan says he thinks that all the territory seized by the extremist group can be retaken.

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Solar Eclipse Wows Parts Of Europe, Middle East And Russia

Fri, 2015-03-20 06:28

The eclipse, total in some areas far north and partial for many others, lasted about 2 1/2 hours and was visible from South America To Asia.

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On Happiness Day, 6 Nepalis Tell How To Not Worry And Be Happy

Fri, 2015-03-20 05:19

Nepal is a poor country. Unemployment is high. Politics is a mess. But as one resident puts it, "[We] have the ability to be happy about how unhappy we are."

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Mosque Attacks In Yemen Kill Dozens

Fri, 2015-03-20 05:12

Suicide bombers struck at two Shiite mosques said to be frequented by supporters of the country's Houthi rebel movement.

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Despite A Wave Of Data Breaches, Fed Says Patient Privacy Isn't Dead

Fri, 2015-03-20 05:07

Hackers may have gained access to records for 11 million people covered by Premera Blue Cross. It's the latest lapse keeping an obscure government agency that investigates the breaches busy.

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Transcript: NPR's Interview With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Fri, 2015-03-20 01:41

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke with NPR's Steve Inskeep on the heels of a win for Netanyahu's Likud Party in parliamentary elections this week. Read a transcript of the interview.

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A Push To Move Food Stamp Recipients Into Jobs

Fri, 2015-03-20 01:05

Critics say the benefit program discourages people from seeking jobs. The Obama administration is announcing grants to 10 states to find a better way to get recipients back to work.

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