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Argentinian Orangutan May Be Free To Enjoy Some Privacy

Sun, 2014-12-28 03:37

NPR's Linda Wertheimer takes a moment to note that Sandra, a shy Orangutan in Argentina, has been granted some legal rights that will allow her some freedom.

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German Protesters Express Their 'Defensive Nationalism'

Sun, 2014-12-28 03:37

More than 17,000 protesters have marched in Dresden, Germany, protesting what they call the Islamification of Europe. Linda Wertheimer talks to Josef Joffe, editor of the German weekly Die Zeit.

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How To Pitch A Hamburgers In A War Zone

Sun, 2014-12-28 03:37

Even as Ukraine remains in a military and financial crisis after the upheavals of 2014, Ukrainian business owners are trying to drum up interest from Western investors.

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Economist: This Recovery Is Broad-Based And Stable

Sun, 2014-12-28 03:37

As 2014 comes to a close, the economy is looking up. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Mark Zandi of Moody's Analytics about the economic picture for 2015, and why he's feeling optimistic.

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Thalidomide Victims In Spain Still Waiting For Compensation

Sun, 2014-12-28 03:37

Five decades on, the battle for justice over birth defects caused by the drug thalidomide continues in only one European country. Victims in Spain are the only ones still left without compensation.

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Military Children

Sun, 2014-12-28 03:37

Nearly 2 million children have parents currently serving in the military. And yet their everyday lives are mostly invisible to the rest of us, especially their education.

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Wonder Abides, Even For A Skeptical Doctor

Sun, 2014-12-28 01:36

When science cannot explain patients' recoveries, even a doctor who studiously makes decisions based on the medical evidence is forced to rethink his ideas about hope and miracles.

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Wonder Abides, Even For A Skeptical Doctor

Sun, 2014-12-28 01:36

When science cannot explain patients' recoveries, even a doctor who studiously makes decisions based on the medical evidence is forced to rethink his ideas about hope and miracles.

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Adebisi Alimi: Gay Nigerian Actor Puts His Sexuality In The Spotlight

Sun, 2014-12-28 01:35

The rising star was the first Nigerian to come out on national TV, was nearly beaten to death in his home and is now an international activist for LGBT rights and for men with HIV.

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AirAsia Plane Missing After Takeoff From Indonesia

Sat, 2014-12-27 19:50

Search and rescue operations are underway for an AirAsia plane that lost contact with air traffic control after takeoff from Indonesia on a flight to Singapore.

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AirAsia Plane Missing After Takeoff From Indonesia

Sat, 2014-12-27 19:50

Search and rescue operations are underway for an AirAsia plane that lost contact with air traffic control after takeoff from Indonesia on a flight to Singapore.

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AirAsia Passenger Plane Missing After Takeoff From Indonesia

Sat, 2014-12-27 19:03

An AirAsia plane with 162 people aboard lost contact with ground control on Sunday after takeoff from Indonesia on the way to Singapore, officials said.

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Slain NYPD Officer's Funeral Draws Mourners From Around The Country

Sat, 2014-12-27 13:23

The funeral for slain police officer Rafael Ramos was held today. Ramos, along with his partner, was gunned down by a man said to be avenging the killings of black men at the hands of police.

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Facebook Finds That Not All Users Like The 'Year In Review' App

Sat, 2014-12-27 12:18

The social media giant's "Year in Review" app has upset some who prefer to forget 2014's unpleasant memories.

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Dwarf Galaxy, Long Overlooked, Discovered In Our 'Hood

Sat, 2014-12-27 10:48

Tiny Kks3, 7 million light years distant, is made up mostly of star stuff that's just a billion or so years younger than the Big Bang.

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Pakistan Says It's Killed Dozens Of Extremists In Military Operation

Sat, 2014-12-27 08:50

The operation in tribal North Waziristan involved airstrikes and ground forces, the Pakistan military says.

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Finding A Jury Of Your Peers Actually Is Pretty Complicated

Sat, 2014-12-27 06:55

Prospective jurors can be dismissed for lateness, the financial burden of taking off work, or any number of other reasons. Add race as a consideration and jury selection can take weeks to complete.

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Police, Politicians, Gather In New York For Ramos Funeral

Sat, 2014-12-27 06:07

Officer Rafael Ramos is being remembered at a service at Christ Tabernacle Church in Queens a week after he and his partner were fatally shot in an unprovoked attack.

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For Cubans In Key West, A Longing To Fill In 'Gaps Of Who We Are'

Sat, 2014-12-27 05:21

Some Cuban-American families are rejoicing at the possibility of visiting their homeland, but not everyone has embraced President Obama's new policy toward the island nation.

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Top Somalia Extremist Leader Reportedly Surrenders

Sat, 2014-12-27 05:17

Reports vary as to whether al-Shabab's Zakariye Ismail Ahmed Hersi turned himself in or was captured in a raid. The U.S. had placed a $3 million bounty on the leading Islamist extremist.

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