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Looming Budget Cuts Pit National Guard Against The Army

Tue, 2015-04-21 12:42

In Washington state, a friendly family rivalry is taking place at the Joint Base Lewis McChord as the National Guard and active Army lobby to protect their interests against deep budget cuts.

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Report Lays Out 10 Most Censored Countries

Tue, 2015-04-21 12:38

The Committee to Protect Journalists says Eritrea, North Korea, and Saudi Arabia are tops at silencing journalists.

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Smuggler To Desperate Migrants: 'Now I Am Sending You To Your Death'

Tue, 2015-04-21 12:37

More migrants are leaving from chaotic Libya in a bid to reach Europe. The overcrowded boats are at risk of sinking, and some do. A Syrian man tells of the treacherous journey with his young son.

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Screening Tests For Breast Cancer Genes Just Got Cheaper

Tue, 2015-04-21 11:54

A company has priced its test for mutations linked to breast and ovarian cancer at $249 — far less than the thousands of dollars another firm charges. But is there a downside for the worried well?

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Should The Government Get Out Of The Air Traffic Control Business?

Tue, 2015-04-21 11:54

Efforts to replace air traffic control's aging radar-based system have been stuck in the Federal Aviation Administration's bureaucracy and lacked funding from Congress.

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NPR Presents Michel Martin: Chartered Waters

Tue, 2015-04-21 11:46

NPR's Michel Martin is headed to New Orleans, to examine how the New Orleans school system is reinventing itself, ten years after the flood.

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Saudis Say Operation In Yemen Enters New Phase

Tue, 2015-04-21 11:36

A military spokesman said the airstrikes were giving way to a period that would include diplomatic and political efforts, alongside military operations against the Shiite Houthi rebels.

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Supreme Court: Police May Not Detain Traffic Violators Longer Than Necessary

Tue, 2015-04-21 10:59

Writing for the majority, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said a traffic stop becomes "unlawful if it is prolonged beyond the time reasonably required to complete the mission of issuing a warning ticket."

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Young Adults With Autism More Likely To Be Unemployed, Isolated

Tue, 2015-04-21 10:31

More than half of young people with autism had neither a job nor educational plans in the first two years after high school, a study finds.

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DEA Chief Expected To Step Down Amid Scandal

Tue, 2015-04-21 10:25

Earlier this month, lawmakers said they had no confidence in Michele Leonhart after a watchdog agency found DEA agents cavorted with prostitutes paid for by drug cartels.

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Iowa Farm To Kill 5 Million Chickens In Effort To Contain Avian Flu

Tue, 2015-04-21 09:53

This is the worst outbreak since the H5N2 influenza was first detected in December. The disease has been found in seven other states over the past five months.

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In Pakistan Visit, China's President Announces $45B In Investment

Tue, 2015-04-21 09:42

Up to $37 billion of that money will go toward the South Asian nation's electricity grid. But as NPR's Philip Reeves reports the challenge now is to make the projects happen.

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What A Bleeping Day: Reds Manager Takes Media To Task

Tue, 2015-04-21 09:25

More than 80 profanities in under six minutes. That's the statistic baseball writers are talking about Tuesday, after Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price's tirade against the media.

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Tea, Tao and Tourists: China's Mount Hua Is Three-Part Harmony

Tue, 2015-04-21 08:54

One of China's five sacred mountains, Mount Hua is a lotus-shaped range of peaks and hub of Taoism. It has many harrowing paths to well-being — and to tea.

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How Modern Life Depletes Our Gut Microbes

Tue, 2015-04-21 08:23

For the first time, scientists have looked at the microbiome of an isolated Amazon tribe. The study finds that the Western lifestyle has wiped dozens of species out of American guts.

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On The High School Diploma: A 'Bilingual' Stamp Of Approval?

Tue, 2015-04-21 08:03

Indiana may soon allow high school students to graduate with a 'seal of biliteracy.' Eight other states already do.

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Ex-Auschwitz Guard Says He Was 'Morally Complicit' In Atrocities

Tue, 2015-04-21 07:47

But in his opening statement to a court in Germany, Oskar Groening, 93, said the judges must decide on his "criminal liability." He has been charged with 300,000 counts of accessory to murder.

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Menaced By War, An Ancient Christian Village In Iraq Returns To Life

Tue, 2015-04-21 07:12

When the Islamic State threatened al-Qosh last year, the village turned into a ghost town. The residents are now back, but say they remain worried about the future of Christians in the Middle East.

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Californians Can Now Pay Cash For Health Insurance At 7-Eleven

Tue, 2015-04-21 07:06

Many people who are eligible for federal health insurance subsidies don't have bank accounts, which makes it hard to pay premiums. A system in California lets them pay with cash at stores.

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N.Y. Judge Grants Legal Rights To 2 Research Chimps

Tue, 2015-04-21 06:41

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jaffe's order Monday grants two research chimps the writ of habeas corpus. The decision effectively recognizes chimps as legal persons.

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