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The Risk And Reward Of Monitoring Elections In The Middle East

Sun, 2014-04-27 06:03

Iraqis will head to the polls Wednesday amid a surge in election-related violence. Veteran election observer Les Campbell says what happens after an election is as important as the day itself.

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Obama Discusses Racist Comments Attributed To Clippers Owner

Sun, 2014-04-27 05:13

Calling racist statements allegedly made by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling "incredibly offensive," President Obama says he is confident the NBA will resolve the controversy.

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U.S. And Philippines Agree On 10-Year Military Plan

Sun, 2014-04-27 04:11

More American military troops and assets could soon be placed in the Philippines in a new deal that is expected to be formalized Monday, as President Obama arrives in Manila on his trip to Asia.

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Violence In Iraq Mars Runup To Election

Sun, 2014-04-27 04:03

Next week, Iraqis go to the polls. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Ned Parker, Reuters Baghdad bureau chief, about whether Iraqis will take a stand against extremism in the parliamentary elections.

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S. Korea Prime Minister Resigns Over Ferry Disaster

Sun, 2014-04-27 04:03

South Korea's prime minister has resigned in order to take responsibility for the ferry disaster which killed around 300 people. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Anthony Kuhn about the fallout.

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An Independent Scotland Could Falter Economically

Sun, 2014-04-27 04:03

As Scottish voters prepare for a referendum vote on Scottish independence, NPR's Rachel Martin talks to NPR's Ari Shapiro about whether Scotland would stay in the European Union.

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Scotland Could Prosper Outside The United Kingdom

Sun, 2014-04-27 04:03

In September, voters in Scotland will decide whether to end the union with England and return to independence. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Scottish Parliamentarian Fiona Hyslop about the vote.

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Crisis Escalates In Eastern Ukraine

Sun, 2014-04-27 04:03

A group of international observers has been detained by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine as Kiev ramps up military operations. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson.

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Colosseum Gets A Good 2,000-Year Scouring

Sun, 2014-04-27 04:03

The Colosseum is getting its first top to bottom cleaning in 2 millennia. The scrub-down began in December and is slated to cost $35 million before its completion in 2016.

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Dole Reflects On A Long Career As He Cruises His Home State

Sun, 2014-04-27 04:03

Former Sen. Bob Dole has returned home to Kansas for a "thank you" tour. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with the 90-year-old senator about his career.

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Marines In Australia Aimed To Stabilize A Growing Region

Sun, 2014-04-27 04:03

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Thomas X. Hammes at the Institute for National Strategic Studies about the U.S.'s strategic "pivot to Asia," and the recent deployment of Marines to Australia.

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Crowds Jam St. Peter's For Historic Day Of Four Popes

Sun, 2014-04-27 01:07

Hundreds of thousands of people filled the Vatican's massive plaza to witness the extraordinary sight of two popes — one reigning and one retired — declaring two of their predecessors as saints.

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S. Korea Prime Minister Offers Resignation Over Ferry Sinking

Sat, 2014-04-26 18:24

Chung Hong-won also apologized to a country increasingly angry over the handling of the sinking and for lax regulatory enforcement that authorities say contributed to the accident.

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NBA Probes 'Disturbing and Offensive' Comments Attributed To Clippers Owner

Sat, 2014-04-26 13:57

An audio recording that allegedly captures remarks by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling criticizing a woman for publicly "associating with black people" prompts an NBA investigation.

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Fear For Sherpas' Future Grows With Each Climbing Tragedy

Sat, 2014-04-26 13:19

Sherpas have a great reputation as the world's best climbers. But when something goes wrong up in the mountains, it deeply affects the small ethnic group and its communities around the world.

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E.T.'s Home Is Found: Trove Of Atari Games Unearthed At Landfill

Sat, 2014-04-26 12:36

For decades, it was mere legend: an "Atari Dump" rumored to harbor millions of copies of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, a video game so bad that burying it in the desert seemed the best way to move on.

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Former NFL QB Earl Morrall Dies; Key Part Of Dolphins And Colts Teams

Sat, 2014-04-26 11:16

Earl Morrall, who played an integral role in the Miami Dolphins' perfect season of 1972, died Friday at age 79. Morrall played 21 seasons in the NFL.

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At The NRA Meeting: Come For The Guns, Stay For The Camaraderie

Sat, 2014-04-26 10:57

Upwards of 70,000 people are attending the NRA's annual convention this weekend. They're hearing from plenty of politicians, but for most it's a social confab and a chance to try out new weapons.

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Afghan Election Heads Toward Runoff; Women Cast 36 Percent Of Votes

Sat, 2014-04-26 08:35

Preliminary results show Afghanistan's former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah leading the field in a presidential election that saw a relatively high turnout among women voters.

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Letter Written Aboard Titanic On Fateful Last Day Sells For $200,000

Sat, 2014-04-26 07:48

"The sailors say we have had a wonderful passage up to now," reads the letter from a passenger to her mother. It was sold at auction in England Saturday.

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