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Stories Of President George H.W. Bush, From 41 Closest Friends

Fri, 2014-06-13 08:58

President George H.W. Bush turned 90 this week. A new CNN documentary 41 On 41 speaks to 41 of his closest family and colleagues. Michel Martin learns more from Executive Producer Mary Kate Cary.

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Could Finland Teach The U.S. A Lesson On Guns?

Fri, 2014-06-13 08:57

Host Michel Martin looks at gun culture in the America and abroad, and asks two experts what the U.S. can learn from how other countries handle firearms.

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In One Map, The Dramatic Rise Of ISIS In Iraq And Syria

Fri, 2014-06-13 08:41

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, was created just last year, but it has seized many towns and cities in both countries. Here's an animated map showing its gains since the start of 2013.

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Can A Female Politician Be Insulted Without It Being Sexist?

Fri, 2014-06-13 08:28

Debate is raging online about whether profane chants directed at President Dilma Rousseff during Brazil's World Cup match against Croatia were sexist.

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6 Questions About Contraception Coverage And The Supreme Court

Fri, 2014-06-13 08:19

The court is expected to render a decision that will determine the implementation of the Affordable Care Act's guarantee that no-cost prescription contraception be part of most health insurance plans.

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Obama Rules Out Troops In Iraq But Says U.S. Is Weighing Other Options

Fri, 2014-06-13 08:18

The president said any action in Iraq will be "targeted and precise" but must be accompanied by political action by Iraqis. The comments come as extremists seized control of parts of Iraq.

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Critics Renew Calls For More Diverse Video Game Characters

Fri, 2014-06-13 08:03

Women make up a significant proportion of dedicated gamers, but they were hardly represented on stage and in games previewed at a big game industry trade event in Los Angeles.

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Pakistani Juice Drink Packs A Sweet And Spicy Punch

Fri, 2014-06-13 07:58

Sometimes NPR's foreign correspondents take a break from war and other serious business to enjoy daily life in their adopted cities. Here our Pakistan correspondent tries a 'miracle' drink.

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In A First, Afghanistan Is Set To Change Leaders At The Ballot Box

Fri, 2014-06-13 06:04

In a country shaped by warlords, Saturday's presidential election features two urbane men with doctorates vying to replace Hamid Karzai. Both want close U.S. relations, including a security deal.

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Crazy Bad Luck: It's Friday The 13th With A Full Moon

Fri, 2014-06-13 05:24

The next time this phenomenon will happen is Aug. 13, 2049.

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Exercise And Protein May Help Good Gut Bacteria Get Their Groove On

Fri, 2014-06-13 04:38

A new study of athletes suggests exercise may help support a rich, diverse mix of bacteria in the gut. But scientists say the athletes' high-protein diet may also be supporting the community.

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Dancing On A Lark: Gov. Christie Struts His Stuff On 'Tonight Show'

Fri, 2014-06-13 04:22

The New Jersey governor showed the Evolution of Dad Dancing with Jimmy Fallon, the show's host.

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iPads In Special Ed: What Does The Research Say?

Fri, 2014-06-13 04:03

There are 8 million iPads in the classroom, but only a few thousand studies of their effectiveness.

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Bergdahl Back In The U.S. To Continue Recovery

Fri, 2014-06-13 03:55

The Army sergeant spent five years as a captive of the Taliban. He arrived at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio early this morning after spending nearly two weeks recuperating in Germany.

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Shiite Leaders Urge Iraqis To Rise Up Against Sunni Extremists

Fri, 2014-06-13 03:25

The militant group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria already controls the cities of Mosul and Tikrit, and has now taken towns in Diyalah province.

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Remembering A Civil Rights Swim-In: 'It Was A Milestone'

Thu, 2014-06-12 23:04

Fifty years ago, J.T. Johnson and Al Lingo jumped into a whites-only pool in Florida as part of a civil rights protest. They were taken to jail — after the hotel owner poured acid into the water.

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Here's One Big Way Your Mobile Phone Could Be Open To Hackers

Thu, 2014-06-12 23:03

Unsecure Wi-Fi networks have been a well-known vulnerability in the tech industry for years. They can let even an unsophisticated hacker capture your traffic and possibly steal your identity.

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Texas Rep. Sessions Withdraws From Bid For Majority Leader Post

Thu, 2014-06-12 17:13

With Rep. Pete Sessions stepping aside, it appears to clear the way for Rep. Kevin McCarthy to succeed outgoing Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who was defeated in a primary race on Tuesday.

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Pew Poll: More Americans Are Political Purists

Thu, 2014-06-12 17:03

Over the past 20 years, Americans who are politically in the middle of the road have lost ground to more ideological hard-liners, a new Pew Research Center survey shows.

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Supreme Court: Inherited IRAs Not Protected From Bankruptcy

Thu, 2014-06-12 15:54

The court agreed with a bankruptcy court's ruling that an inherited IRA represented "an opportunity for current consumption, not a fund of retirement savings."

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