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Meeting Abuse Victims, Pope Francis Begs Forgiveness

Mon, 2014-07-07 09:30

The pope holds his first official meetings with victims of sexual abuse, saying that the priests who hurt them behaved like "a sacrilegious cult."

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Pistorius Trial: Will Judge Buy His 'Tragic Accident' Defense?

Mon, 2014-07-07 09:27

The defense is preparing to wrap in South African track star Oscar Pistorius' murder trial. Host Michel Martin learns more about the trial that's captured the nation from reporter Barry Bateman.

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In California Town, Protests Shed Light On National Immigration Debate

Mon, 2014-07-07 09:15

Residents of Murrieta, California blocked buses of undocumented immigrants, forcing them to go to another town. Host Michel Martin learns more about the protests and the influx of immigrants.

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With Gene Disorders, The Mother's Age Matters, Not the Egg's

Mon, 2014-07-07 08:45

For a long while doctors thought that an egg's age relative to others explained why older women are more likely to produce eggs with genetic abnormalities. But a study finds that's not really true.

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Early Afghan Vote Count Gives Ex-Finance Minister The Lead

Mon, 2014-07-07 08:32

The result is unlikely to quell claims from Ashraf Ghani's rival, Abdullah Abdullah, that the election was fraudulent. Abdullah easily won the first round of voting, but now trails by a million votes.

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Preliminary Results Show Ghani Winning Afghan Presidency

Mon, 2014-07-07 08:17

Former World Bank economist Ashraf Ghani had about a million more votes than Abdullah Abdullah, who had been considered the front-runner. Abdullah has charged massive fraud in the election.

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Will You Ride The World's Tallest Water Slide?

Mon, 2014-07-07 08:17

It's like sliding off the top of a 15-story building on nothing more than an air mattress. The giant Verrückt water slide stands at 168 feet tall.

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Dozens Of Women Reportedly Escape Nigeria's Boko Haram

Mon, 2014-07-07 05:23

More than 60 women and girls who had been abducted by the extremist group reportedly escaped after their captors left for a raid. More than 200 schoolgirls taken in April remain missing.

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What We Don't Know About Summer School

Mon, 2014-07-07 04:36

Lots of kids spend part of their vacation at summer school, but there is very little information about what works.

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TSA Tightens Rules For Devices At Overseas Airports

Mon, 2014-07-07 04:25

People flying to the U.S. on international flights might want to keep their phones and other electronic devices charged. The devices might not be allowed onboard if they can't power up.

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Hamas Vows Revenge For Fighters Killed In Air Attack

Mon, 2014-07-07 03:32

The exchange of rocket and air attacks follows the slaying of a Palestinian teen last week, which set off rioting in several Israeli cities.

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Stressed Out: Americans Tell Us About Stress In Their Lives

Mon, 2014-07-07 03:00

NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health conducted a poll in March and early April to find out how stress is affecting people in the U.S. Here's what we found.

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Eduard Shevardnadze, Former Georgian President, Dies At 86

Mon, 2014-07-07 02:55

The former Soviet minister and Georgian president is credited with helping end the Cold War. He died Monday following a long illness, his spokeswoman tells the media.

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Ex-President Of Georgia Eduard Shevardnadze Dies At 86

Mon, 2014-07-07 01:09

Eduard Shevardnadze, a groundbreaking Soviet foreign minister and later the president of an independent Georgia, died Monday at the age of 86, his spokeswoman said.

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A Presidential Contest ... For Obama's Library

Sun, 2014-07-06 23:18

There are 13 presidential libraries and soon there will be a 14th, for President Obama. Places vying for the prize stretch from Hawaii to New York. Chicago is so eager it's pitched multiple proposals.

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For Many Americans, Stress Takes A Toll On Health And Family

Sun, 2014-07-06 23:18

Half of Americans say they've had a major stressful event in the past year, according to a poll by NPR, the Harvard School of Public Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Here's how it hurts.

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Raw Milk Producers Aim To Regulate Themselves

Sun, 2014-07-06 23:17

To create accountability and transparency, some raw milk producers are coming up with guidelines for testing and safety. But federal agencies say all raw milk is still risky to consume.

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The Marines Are Looking For A Few Good (Combat-Ready) Women

Sun, 2014-07-06 23:16

The Marines will be required to open ground combat jobs to women in 2016. Now more than 160 female Marines have volunteered for a grueling training course that will determine their readiness.

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TSA: Some On U.S.-Bound Flights Must Turn On Phones

Sun, 2014-07-06 22:30

Passengers at some overseas airports that offer U.S.-bound flights will be required to power on their electronic devices in order to board flights, the Transportation Security Administration said.

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Programs Target Poverty In Obama's 5 'Promise Zones'

Sun, 2014-07-06 14:48

The idea is to basically carpet-bomb specific urban neighborhoods and rural areas with programs like after-school classes, GED courses and job training, with the goal of turning those areas around.

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