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Notre Dame Defeats South Carolina In NCAA Women's Final Four

Sun, 2015-04-05 17:00

After holding the lead through most of the game, the Fighting Irish had to hold off a last-minute challenge from the Gamecocks. They'll meet either Maryland or Connecticut in Tuesday's finals.

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Report On Retracted 'Rolling Stone' Rape Story Cites 'Systematic Failing'

Sun, 2015-04-05 15:52

The now-retracted 2014 article on campus rape, according to a report by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, involved errors made at "basically every level of the newsroom."

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Will Turning Seawater Into Drinking Water Help Drought-Hit California?

Sun, 2015-04-05 14:28

During its last major drought, Santa Barbara built a desalination plant. It was never used. Now it's being reopened, but critics say desalination is costly, energy-intensive and may harm marine life.

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Strongwoman Shoulders The Weight Of A Male-Dominated Sport

Sun, 2015-04-05 13:13

Brittany Diamond, 22, wants to challenge what you might think you know about strong women. "My sport has nothing to do with aesthetics," she says.

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Community Takes Passover Tradition Back To The Desert Wilderness

Sun, 2015-04-05 13:06

Wilderness Torah celebrates the holiday in a setting rooted in heritage. Participants immerse in Jewish culture but also find meaningful personal connections from isolation not felt in everyday life.

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After Nigeria's Election, A Call For Unity

Sun, 2015-04-05 13:06

Following a bitterly contested election, outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan offered congratulations to his successor, Muhammadu Buhari, who said, "We must begin to heal the wounds and work towards a better future."

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Puberty Suppression Now Choice For Teens On Medicaid In Oregon

Sun, 2015-04-05 11:37

Medicaid in Oregon now pays for medication to suppress puberty in teens who may want to change their gender. Oregon officials decided the benefits outweigh possible trade-offs of stopping puberty.

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Netanyahu: 'I'm Not Trying To Kill Any Deal' With Iran

Sun, 2015-04-05 10:55

The Israeli leader, who appeared on CNN and NBC, urged the U.S. and Western powers to seek a better agreement to limit Tehran's nuclear program.

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Lowering A City's Homeless Population — By Forcing The Homeless Out

Sun, 2015-04-05 05:42

Officials in Hollywood, Fla., have long battled a controversial homeless advocate. Now they've bought his shelter — and made a deal for him and the homeless people who stayed there to go elsewhere.

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In Easter Address, Pope Condemns Violence Against Christians

Sun, 2015-04-05 05:07

Francis, in his annual Urbi et Orbi message, decried the bloodshed in Africa and the Middle East. He also expressed hope for the framework deal on Iran's nuclear program.

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Kenyans Mourn Dead From Al-Shabab Attack

Sun, 2015-04-05 04:15

Many Christians in the east African country gathering at churches for Easter Sunday used the occasion to remember 148 killed in the campus assault.

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Millions At Stake In California Tribe Membership Dispute

Sun, 2015-04-05 03:34

A dispute over membership is riling a Native American tribe near Yosemite. The Chukchansi tribe has been disenrolling members for decades, meaning the tribe's casino profits are going to fewer people.

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Wisconsin's Dramatic Defeat Of Kentucky Is A Case Of Role Reversal

Sun, 2015-04-05 03:34

The Kentucky Wildcats will not finish the college basketball season undefeated. Last night at the final four event, Wisconsin beat Kentucky in a dramatic showdown between number-one seeds.

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Wisconsin Upsets Kentucky, Faces Duke In Championship

Sun, 2015-04-05 03:34

In a down-to-the-wire showdown, Wisconsin beat Kentucky in the men's final four basketball tournament. NPR's Rachel Martin gets a preview of the upcoming games from Mike Pesca of Slate.com.

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Will New Zealand Rebuild The Cathedral My Forefather Erected?

Sun, 2015-04-05 03:34

NPR's Philip Reeves recently visited the earthquake-battered cathedral in New Zealand built by a 19th-century ancestor. He found his family history entwined in a fierce contemporary controversy.

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In New York, A Sculptor's Got Some S'plaining To Do

Sun, 2015-04-05 03:34

Residents of Lucille Ball's hometown in western New York want a life-sized statue of the star removed. They say it's terrifying.

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Lifting Sanctions Would Be Watershed Moment For Iranian Businessman

Sun, 2015-04-05 03:34

A framework was announced last week to curb Iran's nuclear program. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Iranian businessman Rouzbeh Pirouz about how the proposal will affect his business.

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Drinking With 'Mad Men:' Cocktail Culture And The Myth Of Don Draper

Sun, 2015-04-05 03:03

The culture of retro cocktails that the show helped reignite is intriguing, considering how much of Mad Men is actually about excessive — even abusive — drinking.

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Kenyan Police: One Gunman Was Son Of Government Official

Sun, 2015-04-05 02:56

Kenyan officials say they have identified the son of a government official as one of the gunmen who took part in an Islamic extremist attack on a Kenyan university that killed 148 people.

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Treating Saudi Arabian Jihadists With Art Therapy

Sun, 2015-04-05 01:35

The Saudis are trying to rehabilitate convicted terrorists with programs such as art therapy in a resort setting. More than 80 percent have reformed, the Saudis say. But some returned to al-Qaida.

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