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What Three College Pals Say About Their Dreams In China

Sun, 2014-05-11 07:50

Beyond the superhighways, gleaming skyscrapers and economic growth, China's young urban adults are often struggling, their dreams unfulfilled, their hopes for a better life elusive.

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As India Votes, Muslims Keep A Wary Eye On The Hindu Frontrunner

Sun, 2014-05-11 07:46

Monday is the final day of voting in India's six-week election. One big unknown is whether Muslims will vote for Narendra Modi, who is accused of failing to protect them from slaughter in 2002.

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Portraits Of Mothers (And The Children Who Love Them)

Sun, 2014-05-11 07:34

Mother's Day unfolds with a stream of stunning, emotional and beautiful pictures on social media. Here are some of our favorites.

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Fighting Resumes In South Sudan, Despite Cease-Fire Agreement

Sun, 2014-05-11 05:46

Two days after signing an agreement to halt fighting, there was conflict in the town of Bentiu. The rebels and the government blamed each other for reneging on the pact.

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Seeds Of Political Engagement? They're Planted Early

Sun, 2014-05-11 05:03

NPR listeners shared photos of their early political memories and experiences. This is what we learned.

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WATCH: Michael Sam, Boyfriend React To Draft Pick

Sun, 2014-05-11 03:49

After Sam was drafted by the Rams, he celebrated by kissing his boyfriend. Sam will become the first openly gay player in the NFL.

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Beating The Odds To Become First Female Chief Nuclear Officer

Sun, 2014-05-11 03:33

There are nine men for every woman in nuclear engineering. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Maria Korsnick, the first female chief nuclear officer in the U.S., about her experience as a woman in the industry.

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U.N. Panel Could Find Vatican Guilty Of Torture

Sun, 2014-05-11 03:33

This week the Vatican faced a U.N. panel investigating priest sex abuse. The panel called for an end to what it called a Vatican "climate of impunity."

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Plenty Of Women Enter Academic Science. They Just Don't Stay

Sun, 2014-05-11 03:33

Women are underrepresented in the senior ranks of academic science, but they attend grad school in equal numbers as men. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to science correspondent Joe Palca about the disparity.

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Seperatists Hold Referendum On East Ukraine Independence

Sun, 2014-05-11 03:33

Pro-Moscow separatists hold their unofficial referendum on independence for eastern Ukraine on Sunday. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to correspondents Corey Flintoff and Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson.

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In Run-Up To Egyptian Election, A Crackdown On Dissent

Sun, 2014-05-11 03:33

In Egypt, campaign season has kicked off for the presidential election later this month. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to NPR's Leila Fadel from Cairo.

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The Squabble That Never Ends: Britain and Spain Duel Over Gibraltar

Sun, 2014-05-11 03:33

The Rock of Gibraltar is on a peninsula attached to Spain. It's been sovereign British territory for 301 years, but many Spaniards still say it belongs to them.

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On Income Inequality: A French Economist Vs. An American Capitalist

Sun, 2014-05-11 01:40

Thomas Piketty says governments must impose heavy taxes to break up concentrations of wealth. Edward Conard says governments should cut taxes to encourage wealthy people to pursue even bigger profits.

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Did Homer Simpson Actually Solve Fermat's Last Theorem? Take A Look

Sun, 2014-05-11 01:33

Simon Singh spotted the equation on a Homer Simpson blackboard. Had Homer just solved one of the toughest puzzles in math? His solution, crazily, seemed "valid" – so Singh checked Homer's numbers.

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Voting Begins On Independence For Eastern Ukraine

Sun, 2014-05-11 01:02

Residents of two fractious regions of eastern Ukraine began voting in a controversial referendum over sovereignty from the central government in Kiev.

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Austria's Conchita Wurst Takes Top Prize At Eurovision

Sat, 2014-05-10 15:37

The backlash against this year's winner, who performed in drag, highlights a rift between Europe's liberal side and the traditional values of Russia and other nations taking part.

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Rams Pick Michael Sam, First Openly Gay Player Drafted In NFL

Sat, 2014-05-10 15:29

In the seventh round of the NFL draft, the St. Louis Rams have picked Michael Sam, paving the way for him to be the first openly gay player in the league.

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Athletes Chased By Technology In The Sport Of Anti-Doping

Sat, 2014-05-10 14:40

As testing for doping in sports becomes more sophisticated, so do the drugs. Looking at the recent history of cycling can make you wonder how many cheaters continue to slip by undetected.

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Descendants Of Chinese Laborers Reclaim Railroad's History

Sat, 2014-05-10 13:21

America's first transcontinental railroad was completed with a golden spike 145 years ago. Thousands of Chinese workers helped build it, but their faces were left out of photos from that historic day.

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Youth Football Clinics Try A New Angle To Prevent Concussions

Sat, 2014-05-10 12:30

Heads Up Football is leading hundreds of training sessions across the country to teach kids a safer stance to avoid head injury. But in the heat of the game, will they forget and hit headfirst?

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