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Russia Says It Will End Space Station Collaboration With U.S.

Sat, 2014-05-17 03:47

With the U.S. imposing sanctions on Russia over Ukraine, what happens to U.S. and Russian co-operation in space? NPR's Scott Simon speaks to reporter Geoff Brumfiel about the future of the program.

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Gender And Money At The Helm Of 'The New York Times'

Sat, 2014-05-17 03:47

Rumors are flying over the firing of The New York Time's first female editor, Jill Abramson. Scott Simon talks with NPR's David Folkenflik about how gender and compensation may have played a roll.

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NAACP Selects Minister, Former Lawyer, As New President

Sat, 2014-05-17 03:42

Cornell William Brooks replaces Lorraine Miller, who has been serving as interim chief last since year. Brooks once ran for Congress and used to be a lawyer for the Justice Department and the FCC.

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Nostalgia For What's Been Lost Since 'Brown V. Board'

Sat, 2014-05-17 01:39

No one wants to return to the system of American apartheid. Public education, with its glaring inequities, is a reminder of all the work left undone.

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Nigerian Abductions Part Of A Terrible Pattern In African Conflicts

Sat, 2014-05-17 01:33

Africa's most notorious warlord, Joseph Kony, began mass abductions of schoolgirls in the 1980s. Since then, it has become a recurring feature in conflicts on the continent.

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Lao Military Plane Carrying Defense Chief Crashes

Sat, 2014-05-17 00:43

The plane was carrying about 20 people, including the country's defense minister and other senior officials. There was no word on casualties.

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Apple, Google, Agree To Drop Patent Infringement Dispute

Fri, 2014-05-16 16:33

The highest-profile suit between the two companies involved one patent essential to the way cellphones operate on a 3G network.

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Record Flooding In Balkans Destroys Communities

Fri, 2014-05-16 16:08

It's the worst flooding in Bosnia and Serbia in at least 120 years, triggering dozens of landslides and killing several people.

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Arkansas Supreme Court Suspends Ruling Allowing Gay Marriage

Fri, 2014-05-16 14:33

In an on again, off again, legal tussle, the high court granted a request from the state's attorney general to put the issuing of licenses on hold.

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FDA Dangles Golden Ticket To Spur Drugs For Neglected Diseases

Fri, 2014-05-16 13:39

The Food and Drug Administration's approval of a new drug for leishmaniasis came with a voucher that can be redeemed to speed up the approval of a much more lucrative drug in the future.

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Ancient Skeleton In Mexico Sheds Light On Americas Settlement

Fri, 2014-05-16 13:27

DNA from a 12,000-year-old skeleton of a teenage girl found in a cave in the Yucatan Peninsula shows the same markers found in modern Native Americans.

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Will Soda Lovers Drink To Less Sugar?

Fri, 2014-05-16 12:39

U.S. sales of sugared and diet sodas have slumped. So soda-makers are trying to win back consumers with new flavors and less sugar. But historically, midcalorie sodas haven't sold very well.

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European Ruling On Removing Google Links May Leave A Mess

Fri, 2014-05-16 12:12

Europeans now have the right to have search results about them deleted from online databases. But legal experts say each of the EU's 28 countries could interpret the decision differently.

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After Eastern Ukrainian Steel Magnate Flexes Muscle, Barricades Fall

Fri, 2014-05-16 12:01

Barricades in the eastern Ukrainian town of Mariupol have been dismantled, following a deal between separatist leaders, police and steelworkers from the city's biggest steel mill.

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Feds Slap GM With $35 Million Penalty For Safety Law Violations

Fri, 2014-05-16 12:01

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has announced that General Motors has entered into a consent decree with the U.S. government, a response to how the company handled its ignition switch recall. As part of the agreement, GM will pay a record penalty of $35 million.

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What's To Blame For California's Early Fire Season?

Fri, 2014-05-16 12:01

John Laird, the secretary of the California Natural Resources Agency, discusses how to fight fires differently, as well as the role climate change may play in the frequency of fires in California.

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To Pay For Hepatitis C Drugs, Medicare Might Face A Steep Bill

Fri, 2014-05-16 12:01

The federal Medicare program for the elderly and disabled will cover two new drugs that can cure hepatitis C, a liver disease that can cause cancer and lead to death. The drugs are very expensive, but they cure hepatitis C in most cases. The government and insurers are concerned about these costs; three million Americans have hepatitis C, most of whom don't know they have it.

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After Weeks Of Voting, India's Opposition Party Gets A Sweeping Win

Fri, 2014-05-16 12:01

After several weeks, India's parliamentary elections have finally finished. Voters swept opposition leader Narendra Modi into power as prime minister, voting for the Hindu nationalist party he leads.

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Amid Raging Wildfires, Southern Californians Find Blaze On Doorstep

Fri, 2014-05-16 12:01

Wildfires are burning in California's San Diego County. Megan Burks of KPBS says that one person has been killed in the blaze, and high temperatures are frustrating containment efforts.

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Watergate Conspirator Jeb Stuart Magruder Dies At 79

Fri, 2014-05-16 11:45

As President Nixon's deputy campaign committee head, Magruder helped authorize the unsuccessful break in of the Democratic National Committee's headquarters on June 17, 1972.

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