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Why Would A Fish Make Its Own Sunscreen?

Wed, 2015-05-13 11:16

Research suggests that genes that make a natural sunscreen jumped from algae to an ancestor of vertebrates hundreds of millions of years ago. Some animals kept the ability. Others didn't.

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How To Feed A Numbat: Zoo Cookery Aids Endangered Species

Wed, 2015-05-13 10:29

Zoo nutritionists these days have to do more than try to keep displayed animals happy and healthy. Sometimes the goal is to bring endangered wildlife back from the brink.

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Vatican Officially Recognizes State Of Palestine

Wed, 2015-05-13 10:02

In a treaty between the two sides, the Holy See switches its diplomatic relations from the Palestine Liberation Organization to the State of Palestine. Israel said it was "disappointed."

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Nothing More To Say On Brian Williams, Tom Brokaw Says

Wed, 2015-05-13 08:40

The former NBC Nightly News anchor's comments came on Fresh Air. Williams, the man who succeeded him, is serving a six-month suspension for exaggerating his experiences in the Iraq War.

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Harriet Tubman Wins Unofficial Contest To Be On $20 Bill

Wed, 2015-05-13 08:16

The Women on 20s campaign is petitioning President Obama to put the face of Harriet Tubman, the escaped slave who led others to freedom, on the $20 bill. She edged Eleanor Roosevelt in a close vote.

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What It's Like Living On The Block That Philadelphia Bombed 30 Years Ago

Wed, 2015-05-13 08:01

Long-time Philly resident Gerald Renfrow wants you to know that there's more to his block than what happened on May 13, 1985.

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I'm From Philly. 30 Years Later, I'm Still Trying To Make Sense Of The MOVE Bombing

Wed, 2015-05-13 07:55

Philly native Gene Demby was four years old when city police dropped a bomb on a house of black activists in his hometown. Thirty years later, he's still trying to make sense of it all.

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One Woman's Struggle To Survive 'Too Much Vacation' In France

Wed, 2015-05-13 07:18

NPR Paris correspondent Eleanor Beardsley doesn't expect a ton of sympathy when she complains about unending holidays in France. But when you have a kid who's always off school, it's tough. Really.

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Military General In Burundi Claims Coup Against Its President

Wed, 2015-05-13 06:55

The country has been the scene of mass protests over President Pierre Nkurunziza seeking a third term. It's unclear whether the coup has the support of the full military.

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Nepal Update: Quake's Death Toll Rises; U.S. Chopper Still Missing

Wed, 2015-05-13 06:35

Emergency officials in Nepal say at least 76 people have died in Tuesday's earthquake, which hit as the small country is still coping with a prior quake that killed more than 8,000.

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Here's A Radical Approach To Big Hospital Bills: Set Your Own Price

Wed, 2015-05-13 06:09

Some companies are refusing to pay employee hospital bills that they think are out of line. Instead, they pay what they think is reasonable. So far the gambit appears to be working.

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Bill Endorsing Illegal Immigrants To Serve In Military Splits GOP

Wed, 2015-05-13 05:03

Some members of Congress would like to allow immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally to serve in the armed forces. But some Republicans are threatening to hold up a key defense bill over it.

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A Rust Belt Story Retold, Through Portraits Of The Women Who Lived It

Wed, 2015-05-13 05:03

LaToya Ruby Frazier's photography tells the story of the black community living in the shadow of Andrew Carnegie's first steel mill through portraits of her grandmother, her mother and herself.

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Jury Will Hear Final Arguments In Sentencing Of Boston Marathon Bomber

Wed, 2015-05-13 04:25

The jury will decide whether 21-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be sentenced to death or life in prison. They are expected to begin deliberations today.

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Spy Agency: North Korea Executes Its Defense Chief With Anti-Aircraft Guns

Wed, 2015-05-13 04:25

Officials from South Korea's intelligence agency say North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's latest high-level purge took place in front of hundreds of onlookers at a shooting range.

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A Key Researcher Says 'Grit' Isn't Ready For High-Stakes Measures

Wed, 2015-05-13 02:43

Angela Duckworth worries that when it comes to measuring students' resilience, education policy may be getting ahead of science.

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NTSB Team On Its Way To Investigate Amtrak Derailment

Wed, 2015-05-13 02:34

The derailment, which happened just north of Philadelphia, left five people dead and dozens injured. Amtrak cancelled service between New York and Philadelphia.

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Imprisoned Nuclear Activist Nun Granted Victory On Appeal

Wed, 2015-05-13 01:02

A federal appeals court thew out the most serious charge, sabotage, against 85-year-old Sister Megan Rice. Her case gained attention after supporters said she was being held in unfair conditions.

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The 13 Questions Hillary Clinton Has Answered From The Press

Wed, 2015-05-13 01:01

It has been more than three weeks since Hillary Clinton has answered a question from the press. That hasn't stopped reporters from trying.

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Puerto Rico Wants To Grow Your Next Cup Of Specialty Coffee

Tue, 2015-05-12 23:22

More than a century ago, Puerto Rico used to produce world-class coffee. Now farmers there are trying to rebuild the industry by focusing on growing higher-quality beans, which command higher prices.

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