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If You Shouldn't Call It The Third World, What Should You Call It?

Sun, 2015-01-04 01:31

There are many ways to refer to the parts of our planet where people lack decent health care, education and services like electricity and clean water. And just about every label has its problems.

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Paralympic Champion Makes The Case For Meningitis Vaccine

Sun, 2015-01-04 01:29

Amy Purdy lost both legs below the knee to meningitis at age 19. She's now using her cred as a champion snowboarder to encourage teenagers to get vaccinated.

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After Making Waves In 2014, ISIS' Power Appears To Ebb

Sat, 2015-01-03 13:18

By the summer of 2014, a third of Iraq was under the control of the self-proclaimed Islamic State or ISIS, and people worried the capital might be next. Six months on, that's changed.

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Former Republican Sen. Edward Brooke Dies At 95

Sat, 2015-01-03 13:10

Brooke was the first African-American to be popularly elected to the U.S. Senate, serving in the chamber for 13 years. He was a major champion of fair housing laws.

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Appeals Court Rules No Delay For Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

Sat, 2015-01-03 12:27

A federal appeals court reject a request from attorneys representing bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to delay the start of trial, which is scheduled to begin Monday.

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A Young Generation Sees Greener Pastures In Agriculture

Sat, 2015-01-03 11:15

The average age of a farmer in the U.S. is over 58 and climbing. But in places like Maine, a growing number of under-35 farmers see an opportunity for better lives growing food for their communities.

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Israel To Freeze Tax Revenue To The Palestinians

Sat, 2015-01-03 10:04

The move to cut off about $127 million a month in funding follows Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' decision to push for joining the International Criminal Court.

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Rural Doctor Launches Startup To Ease Pain Of Dying Patients

Sat, 2015-01-03 09:22

Getting basic health care to rural areas has always been difficult, and delivering specialized care even harder. One doctor is raising money to bring palliative care to patients in rural California.

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The Goal: To Remember Each Jim Crow Killing, From The '30s On

Sat, 2015-01-03 07:10

The Civil Rights Restorative Justice Project wants to document every racially motivated killing in the American South between 1930 and 1970. The project's director says it's a race against the clock.

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The Goal: To Remember Each Jim Crow Killing, From The '30s On

Sat, 2015-01-03 07:10

The Civil Rights Restorative Justice Project wants to document every racially motivated killing in the American South between 1930 and 1970. The project's director says it's a race against the clock.

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Japanese Tourist Allegedly Kidnapped, Repeatedly Raped In India

Sat, 2015-01-03 06:44

The 20-something student was allegedly abducted at the sacred Buddhist site of Bodh Gaya by an organized gang. After being held for weeks, she managed to escape her captors.

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Needle Exchange Program Creates Black Market In Clean Syringes

Sat, 2015-01-03 05:47

Some drug users in Philadelphia are reselling syringes they get for free at needle exchanges. That's illegal, but researchers say the practice still helps prevent the spread of diseases like HIV.

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Six Education Stories To Watch in 2015

Sat, 2015-01-03 05:03

A veteran reporter's view on the hot-button issues in the coming year: Police in schools, the fallout from the Vergara case and more.

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Man Accused In 1998 Bombings Of U.S. Embassies Dies In Custody

Sat, 2015-01-03 04:07

Abu Anas al-Libi, who was captured in 2013, stood accused of conspiracy to kill Americans in connection with the explosions at embassy compounds in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 224 people.

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NASA Hopes A Hack Will Overcome Mars Rover's Memory Gap

Sat, 2015-01-03 03:58

The Mars rover Opportunity is getting on in years. It has been on Mars' surface for over a decade, and now it's having memory problems. NASA has come up with a plan to fix it.

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The Week In Sports: NFL Playoffs, College Football Finals

Sat, 2015-01-03 03:58

College football has a championship coming, the NBA's LeBron James is out with injuries, and the NFL playoffs are starting. ESPN's Howard Bryant tells NPR's Eric Westervelt what to watch for.

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Utilities Fight For Revenue Lost To Solar Power

Sat, 2015-01-03 03:58

Solar energy had a banner year in 2014. But as more U.S. households make their own electricity, they're paying electric utilities less. Utility companies across the nation are fighting back.

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Rift Between NYC Mayor And Police Could Become Dangerous

Sat, 2015-01-03 03:58

NPR's Eric Westervelt talks to New York Times police reporter David Goodman about what's behind New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's fraught relationship with the city's police.

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Orca Calf Shows Signs Of Orca Midwifery

Sat, 2015-01-03 03:58

A whale researcher has a new hypothesis about orca whales: Whale "midwives" may be assisting births.

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Author: Mitch McConnell's Focus On Winning Is 'Single-Minded'

Sat, 2015-01-03 03:58

The new Senate majority leader will soon take office. NPR's Eric Westervelt asks Alec MacGillis, author of The Cynic: The Political Education of Mitch McConnell, what his leadership might look like.

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