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'Looks Like Laury' Shines The Power Of Friendship On A Failing Mind

Thu, 2015-03-19 11:29

When actress and writer Laury Sacks started losing words fast, her best friends, who happened to be filmmakers, captured her experience. Looks Like Laury, Sounds Like Laury shows how they reached her.

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Netanyahu Says A Palestinian State Is 'Unachievable' Today

Thu, 2015-03-19 11:20

Israel's prime minister tells NPR he doesn't want a "zero-state solution" that will jeopardize Israel's existence. Separately, Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat accuses Netanyahu of "exporting fear."

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Qatar To Host Final of Soccer's 2022 World Cup On Dec. 18

Thu, 2015-03-19 11:04

FIFA, soccer's governing body, also said the tournament will be played over "a reduced timeframe." Separately, FIFA announced that France will host the 2019 Women's World Cup.

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Obama Orders Reduction In Government's Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Thu, 2015-03-19 10:28

He directed the federal government to cut its emissions of greenhouse gases by 40 percent within the next decade and to increase its use of renewable energy sources to 30 percent of total consumption.

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What If Everyone In America Had To Vote?

Thu, 2015-03-19 09:43

President Obama called the idea of mandatory voting potentially "transformative." That's true, and Democrats might love it, but it's not likely to happen.

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Virginia's Governor Orders Inquiry Into Black Student's Bloody Arrest

Thu, 2015-03-19 09:04

The case created an uproar after photos emerged showing a member of UVA's Honor Committee bleeding as he lay on the sidewalk with a uniformed ABC agent crouching over him.

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For A Good Snooze, Take One Melatonin, Add Eye Mask And Earplugs

Thu, 2015-03-19 08:40

Hospitals are notoriously difficult places to sleep, despite efforts to make them less noisy. Cheap, simple workarounds can help, a study says. Taking the sleep hormone melatonin helped the most.

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Botched Ritual Circumcision Leads To World's First Penile Transplant

Thu, 2015-03-19 08:35

The recipient is a 21-year-old from a tribe in South Africa, whose organ was amputated due to complications from the circumcision. The hope is that transplants could be one way to aid other victims.

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Cramped Chicken Cages Are Going Away. What Comes Next?

Thu, 2015-03-19 07:31

The results are in from a long-running study of three different ways to house egg-laying chickens. It found that more hens survive in cages, and cages are cheaper. But consumers prefer cage-free eggs.

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NPR Appoints Michael Oreskes As New News Chief

Thu, 2015-03-19 07:00

Oreskes is a top Associated Press executive and former New York Times editor who has led newsrooms in such global centers as New York, Washington and Paris.

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Japan, China Hold Security Talks, Hoping To Defuse Tensions

Thu, 2015-03-19 06:54

The meeting between foreign ministers on both sides is the first such dialogue in four years after relations were frozen by Beijing in 2011 over a disputed island chain in the East China Sea.

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The Chinese Tourism Boom Has South Koreans Cramming

Thu, 2015-03-19 05:50

South Korea is the top foreign destination for Chinese tourists, which means Koreans are scrambling to adjust to the hordes of travelers from the mainland.

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Thai Court Charges Ex-Premier Yingluck With Negligence

Thu, 2015-03-19 05:38

Yingluck Shinawatra, whose government was ousted in a military coup in May, will be tried for her role in overseeing a failed policy to boost the price of rice paid to mostly poor, rural farmers.

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Tunisian Museum Attack: 'I Thought It Was A Game,' Witness Says

Thu, 2015-03-19 05:22

Tunisia's president says his country is "in a merciless war against terrorism." The victims reportedly include travelers from Japan, France, Poland, Italy, Colombia, Australia, Britain and Spain.

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When The KKK Was Mainstream

Thu, 2015-03-19 05:08

In 1920s America the insidious Invisible Empire was not only visible, it participated in otherwise polite society.

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Questions To Ask About Ed-Tech At Your Kids' School

Thu, 2015-03-19 04:03

America's schools are rocketing into the digital age. But parents are often in the dark as to how or, more importantly, why.

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A First For Joe: Biden Could Break Tie For Attorney General

Thu, 2015-03-19 04:01

Vice presidents have cast 244 tie-breakers in the Senate, but if Biden rescues Loretta Lynch's nomination it will be the first time it has been used for a Cabinet nomination.

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Australian Leader Raises Furor In Parliament With Goebbels Comment

Thu, 2015-03-19 03:38

Roars of disapproval rang out in Australia's Parliament Thursday, after Prime Minister Tony Abbott called Labor leader Bill Shorten "the Dr. Goebbels of economic policy."

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Scientists Catch Up On The Sex Life Of Coral To Help Reefs Survive

Wed, 2015-03-18 23:35

It's all in the timing. Biologists haven't been able to breed embryos of the rare, pillar coral in the lab because it's been tough to catch the creatures in the act.

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More Americans Opt For Risky Long-Term Car Loans

Wed, 2015-03-18 23:33

The length of the average car loan isn't just creeping up, it's leaping up. Nearly 40 percent of people secure car loans that take more than five years to pay off. The trend has some analysts alarmed.

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