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Obama Returns To U.S. To Face Prisoner Release Issue

Sat, 2014-06-07 03:52

This week the veterans health care scandal gave way to a new political storm over the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, as Washington editor Ron Elving tells NPR's Scott Simon.

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No One Judges The Ride At Americade

Sat, 2014-06-07 03:52

This week, bikers in the Northeast are flocking to Lake George, N.Y., for a motorcycle rally called Americade. Some 50,000 visitors take to the streets in tattoos, leather jackets and revving engines.

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Ukraine's New President Vows Not To Give Up Crimea

Sat, 2014-06-07 03:52

Ukraine's new president, Petro Poroshenko, was inaugurated Saturday. Analyst Olexiy Haran tells NPR's Scott Simon that the Chocolate King, as he's known, hopes to mend ties with Russia.

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Actor Tracy Morgan Injured In A Car Accident In New Jersey

Sat, 2014-06-07 03:30

The actor was scheduled for a stand-up gig at a Delaware casino. A tractor trailer is thought to have crashed into a bus limo carrying six passengers, including Morgan.

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Iraq Militants Storm University, Take Dozens Of Students Hostage

Sat, 2014-06-07 02:26

Police and army officials say the attack took place Saturday morning when gunmen stormed Anbar University near the provincial capital Ramadi,

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A Small Device Helps Severely Nearsighted Drivers Hit The Road

Sat, 2014-06-07 01:50

Dustin Jones is visually impaired, but after he got a bioptic telescope he started driving. About 40 states allow severely nearsighted drivers to use this technology on the road.

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A Small Device Helps Severely Nearsighted Drivers Hit The Road

Sat, 2014-06-07 01:50

Dustin Jones is visually impaired, but after he got a bioptic telescope he started driving. About 40 states allow severely nearsighted drivers to use this technology on the road.

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Job Outlook Brightens For Graduates, Though Problems Linger

Sat, 2014-06-07 01:46

The Class of 2014 is coming into a labor market that now offers a record number of jobs. But May's employment report also shows 9.8 million people remain out of work, and the jobless rate is stuck.

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Armed Man Killed In Attack On Atlanta Courthouse

Fri, 2014-06-06 15:26

The man, who was scheduled to plead guilty to drug-related charges later Friday, was armed with an assault rifle, grenades, smoke bombs and tear gas.

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American Detained In Honduras: 'We Came With An Open Heart'

Fri, 2014-06-06 15:18

Six Americans remain in a rural Honduran prison after being arrested last month on suspicion of smuggling weapons into the country.

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GM Recalls 105,000 More Vehicles

Fri, 2014-06-06 14:01

The latest recall comes a day after General Motors admitted that it had failed customers who owned cars with potentially deadly ignition switch problems.

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Doughnut Day Downer: Palm Oil In Pastries Drives Deforestation

Fri, 2014-06-06 13:31

An environmental group is blasting Dunkin' Donuts and Krispy Kreme for buying palm oil from suppliers who destroy rain forest and peatlands. The group says sustainable palm oil should be used instead.

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Clinton Aides Weighed Fallout Of Calling Rwanda Killing 'Genocide'

Fri, 2014-06-06 13:13

A legal adviser to President Clinton wrote in 1994 that concluding that the situation in the central African country amounted to genocide "does not create a legal obligation ... to stop it."

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Prison Rape Law A Decade Old, But Most States Not In Compliance

Fri, 2014-06-06 13:11

A law to educate inmates about their rights and how to report sexual violence crimes went into effect in 2003. But most states are still not in full compliance. Others are protesting the rules.

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Despite Va. Order, Car Services Uber, Lyft Refuse To Pull Over

Fri, 2014-06-06 12:33

The smartphone-linked services have run afoul of taxi drivers who accuse them of having lax insurance and background checks.

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Will Rick Perry Take Another Swing At The Presidency?

Fri, 2014-06-06 12:31

The long-serving Texas governor may be stepping down, but that doesn't mean his political career is over. There's still "tread left in our tires," says his wife.

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President Obama's Globe-Trotting, By The Numbers

Fri, 2014-06-06 12:25

Which countries has President Obama visited the most during his presidency? France and Mexico. His current visit to France is his fifth as president.

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Former Boxer Steps Up As Kiev Mayor, Spars With Remaining Activists

Fri, 2014-06-06 12:13

Former world heavyweight boxing champ Vitaly Klitchko is now set to become mayor of Kiev. In his first major move, Klitchko is asking activists in Independence Square to pack up their tents and allow the square to return to normal. Some activists are resisting, warning that one presidential election doesn't guarantee the success of their revolution — or do justice to the martyrs who were killed there.

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On A Day Of Looking Back, Talks Move Forward On Ukraine

Fri, 2014-06-06 12:13

President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin met during a ceremony to commemorate the anniversary of D-Day. On the same day, Putin met with new Ukrainian President-elect Petro Poroshenko.

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In May Jobs Report, A Milestone: A Return To Pre-Recession Levels

Fri, 2014-06-06 12:13

The May jobs report showed steady job creation. Payrolls expanded by 217,000, and unemployment held steady at 6.3%. And there was a milestone: The U.S. economy now has slightly more jobs than it did in December 2007, when the last recession began.

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