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Afghan Taliban Release U.S. Soldier Taken Hostage In 2009

Sat, 2014-05-31 08:35

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been released after almost five years in captivity, the White House said on Saturday. Bergdahl was released in exchange for five detainees from Guantanamo.

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Taliban Release U.S. Soldier Taken Hostage In 2009

Sat, 2014-05-31 08:35

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been released after almost five years in captivity, the White House said on Saturday.

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Hagel Says China's Territorial Claims Are Destabilizing

Sat, 2014-05-31 08:22

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel issued a blunt warning to China, saying it will not ignore challenges against "fundamental principles of international order."

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Chilean Miners Rally To Beat The Odds Again, At The World Cup

Sat, 2014-05-31 07:39

You don't need to speak Spanish to be stirred by the breathtaking ad released in Chile ahead of the World Cup.

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In India, Fifth Person Is Arrested In Gang Rape, Murder Case

Sat, 2014-05-31 06:41

The arrests come amid public outcry over perceived official inaction. The incident is another in a series of rapes against Indian women in recent years that have united the country in anger.

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With Beats, Apple Buys A Quick Start On Smart Headphones

Sat, 2014-05-31 06:23

Apple purchased Beats By Dre this week, suggesting the company is looking at smart headphone technology — headphones that can sense what the body is doing.

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Abortion Services Return To Town Where George Tiller Was Murdered

Sat, 2014-05-31 05:35

Five years ago, abortion provider Dr. George Tiller was shot and killed during church services in Wichita, Kan. His clinic closed after his death, but a new one has just opened to a familiar scene.

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Border Patrol Releases New Use-Of-Force Guidelines, Critical Report

Sat, 2014-05-31 04:49

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske said the release was a push for more transparency. The agency had previously declined to make changes recommended by the panel.

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Measles Hits 20-Year High In U.S.

Sat, 2014-05-31 03:40

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that measles outbreaks in the United States are now at a 20-year high, with 288 cases reported in the first five months of 2014.

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In Pizza Kitchens And On Assembly Lines, Temp Workers Face Abuse

Sat, 2014-05-31 03:40

The modern Harvest of Shame is the treatment of blue-collar temporary workers, according to ProPublica's Michael Grabell. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Grabell about his investigative series.

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South Korea Repaves For A 'Woman-Friendly Seoul'

Sat, 2014-05-31 03:40

Women-only parking spaces are popping up all over Seoul, South Korea. They are wider, longer and painted pink. It's the city's effort to make a more female-friendly city.

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With VA Hospitals Overtaxed, Vets May Have To Go Private

Sat, 2014-05-31 03:40

Eric Shinseki stepped down as the chief of veterans affairs, but will things improve at VA hospitals? NPR's Scott Simon speaks to reporter Tom Bowman about what needs to happen to improve services.

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New Acting VA Secretary Faces Cultural Challenges

Sat, 2014-05-31 03:40

Eric Shinseki, secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, has resigned over the growing health care scandal. He said remaining in office would only distract from carrying out needed reforms.

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Pakistan Signals Possible Opening In Relations With India

Sat, 2014-05-31 03:40

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif attended the inauguration of India's new prime minister this week. Does this signal a thaw? NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Shuja Nawaz of the Atlantic Council.

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One Wealthy Couple's Mission To Save Marriages, En Masse

Sat, 2014-05-31 03:40

An Oprah-endorsed self-help guru and his wife are devoting their weekends — and dollars — to large-scale, group relationship counseling sessions for couples who can't otherwise afford it.

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Assad Bound For Re-Election As War Appears At A Stalemate

Sat, 2014-05-31 03:40

As Syria goes to the polls next week in an election that President Bashar Assad is certain to win, journalist Nick Blanford tells NPR's Scott Simon.

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Phone App Might Predict Manic Episodes In Bipolar Disorder

Sat, 2014-05-31 01:22

People's speech patterns change when they are in the manic phase of bipolar disorder, doctors say. And a smartphone app might be able to detect those shifts and improve treatment.

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Phone App Might Predict Manic Episodes In Bipolar Disorder

Sat, 2014-05-31 01:22

Speech patterns change when people enter the manic phase of bipolar disorder, doctors say. A smartphone app might be able to detect those shifts and improve treatment.

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Expanding The Panama Canal: The Problem Is Money, Not Mosquitoes

Sat, 2014-05-31 01:21

A century after the canal opened, it's being expanded to accommodate some of the world's biggest cargo ships. But the project has been delayed by a $1.6 billion financial dispute.

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Expanding The Panama Canal: The Problem Is Money, Not Mosquitoes

Sat, 2014-05-31 01:21

A century after the canal opened, it's being expanded to accommodate some of the world's biggest cargo ships. But the project has been delayed by a $1.6 billion financial dispute.

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