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A Far-Right Family Feud In France Appears To Claim Movement's Icon

Mon, 2015-04-13 05:19

National Front founder Jean-Marie Le Pen won't run in the upcoming regional elections after his daughter and political successor criticized his remarks about gas chambers being a "detail" of history.

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Golf Celebrates Its New Hero: Masters Winner Jordan Spieth

Mon, 2015-04-13 04:42

The New York Times is calling Spieth, 21, "a composite of several of the best golfers the United States has produced."

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China Restricts Travel By Shenzen Residents To Hong Kong

Mon, 2015-04-13 04:04

The move, NPR's Frank Langfitt says, is "designed to assuage Hong Kongers angry with mainlanders who buy up goods." Critics say visitors from the mainland have driven up prices in Hong Kong.

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Günter Grass, Who Confronted Germany's Past As Well As His Own, Dies At 87

Mon, 2015-04-13 03:30

In 2006, the Nobel prize-winning author of The Tin Drum admitted that as a teen during World War II, he had served with the Waffen-SS — the combat unit of the Nazi Party's elite military police force.

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Gunter Grass, Nobel-Winning Author Of 'The Tin Drum,' Dies At 87

Mon, 2015-04-13 03:08

The news was announced by his publisher, which did not provide a cause. Grass was one of Germany's leading intellectuals after World War II, but admitted in 2006 that he had served in the Waffen SS.

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'Hillary Clinton' Is Back, But Will There Be A Return Of The Rodham?

Mon, 2015-04-13 03:03

The former first lady and secretary of state has staked out her own ground. But it's notable that as she runs to be the first woman president, she's dropped the maiden name that was once a staple.

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With A Handshake And More, Obama Shifts U.S.-Latin America Policy

Mon, 2015-04-13 01:03

President Obama made history with a handshake of Cuba's Castro at the Summit of the Americas. Beyond that, he tried new engagement with Latin America, moving beyond the drug trade and military action.

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Rubio's Path To The Nomination And 3 Obstacles In His Way

Mon, 2015-04-13 00:03

The junior Florida Republican senator is expected to jump into the race for the presidency Monday. He has some strengths but also hurdles to overcome.

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Britain Backs Away From World Stage In Lead-Up To Elections

Sun, 2015-04-12 23:50

As the U.K. heads into elections, its role on the world stage is shrinking. Foreign policy is barely an issue for British voters, as the country remains focused almost entirely on domestic issues.

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Gay Marriage

Sun, 2015-04-12 23:32

Across the United States, there has been a sea change in public opinion on the issue of same-sex marriage. But that's not the whole story — as NPR's David Greene found on a trip to North Dakota.

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Why Some Doctors Are Hesitant To Screen Smokers For Lung Cancer

Sun, 2015-04-12 23:30

Medicare now pays for some long-term smokers to get an annual lung cancer screening test. These scans could save thousands of lives each year, but some doctors still worry risks outweigh benefits.

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In Pennsylvania, Employment Booms Amid Oil And Natural Gas Bust

Sun, 2015-04-12 23:29

While oil and natural gas prices are great for the wallet, they're leading to layoffs. NPR visits Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale region, which is still seeing a growth in high-paying natural gas jobs.

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For Some Superstorm Sandy Victims, The Government Wants Its Money Back

Sun, 2015-04-12 23:29

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is demanding that more than 3,600 people pay back almost $24 million in disaster grants they were given years ago in error.

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The Hidden Cost Of Mammograms: More Testing And Overtreatment

Sun, 2015-04-12 23:27

Each year the U.S. spends billions of dollars on unnecessary tests and treatments that result from inaccurate mammograms, some scientists say. They're calling for more selective screening.

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Video Records White Deputy's Comments After Black Man's Fatal Shooting

Sun, 2015-04-12 22:04

The video shows the encounter of a black suspect with a white reserve sheriff's deputy who police said thought he had a stun gun instead of a handgun when he shot the man during an arrest in Oklahoma.

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1 Person Killed At High-Speed Disney World Racing Attraction

Sun, 2015-04-12 21:54

The attraction lets racecar fans be drivers or passengers in luxurious cars such as Lamborghinis, Porsches or Ferraris.

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Clinton Announces Presidential Campaign, Hops In A Van To Iowa

Sun, 2015-04-12 18:21

The former first lady, protected by Secret Service for 20 years, and the former secretary of state, who logged the most miles traveled ever, is headed to Iowa... in a van she calls her "Scooby" van.

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Discovery Gives New Ending To A Death At The Civil War's Close

Sun, 2015-04-12 13:23

Hannah Reynolds, a slave, was the only civilian killed in the Battle of Appomattox Court House during the Civil War. A new discovery suggests, contrary to earlier belief, that she died a free woman.

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Hillary Clinton, Polarizing Or Misunderstood, Jumps Into Race For President

Sun, 2015-04-12 11:26

As Clinton launches into her second presidential campaign, she'll be re-introducing herself to voters who largely think they have her figured out.

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It's Official: Hillary Clinton Announces Presidential Run

Sun, 2015-04-12 11:11

Clinton, a former secretary of state, U.S. senator from New York and first lady, is the first Democrat to officially announce a presidential run — and she's by far the favorite to win the nomination.

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