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Painting the 'Epic Drama' Of The Great Migration: The Work Of Jacob Lawrence

Fri, 2015-04-10 12:48

A rare exhibition at New York's Museum of Modern Art features 60 paintings by Jacob Lawrence about the journey of 6 million African-Americans, who fled the segregated South during the Great Migration.

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#NPRreads: In Defense Of California And Wearing The Same Thing To Work Daily

Fri, 2015-04-10 12:10

This week, we highlight an Internet confessional of a woman who decided to do like men: wear the same outfit to work every day. We also baseball and fancy food at schools.

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What's Bigger: Yemen Or Virginia? There's An App For That

Fri, 2015-04-10 12:06

A web site lets you compare countries around the world to your home state. You can check out other stats, too, from lifespan to income to free time.

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Lunch, Not Landfill: Nonprofit Rescues Produce Rejected At U.S. Border

Fri, 2015-04-10 11:57

Each year, millions of pounds of Mexican produce are rejected just past the border even though they're tasty and edible. Instead of the landfill, they're now going to needy families across the U.S.

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Alleged Mastermind Of 2008 Mumbai Attack Out On Bail

Fri, 2015-04-10 11:36

Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi, accused of plotting the Mumbai attack that left more than 160 people dead, walked out of a Pakistani prison on Friday. The move threatens to strain relations with India.

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A Hermaphrodite Goat Could Be The Ultimate Scapegoat

Fri, 2015-04-10 11:05

It lives in Gaza. It has male private parts and udders. People think its milk might have special powers. The government think it's a scam and wants to kill the goat. We'll find out its fate on Sunday.

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Cool Atlantic, Warm Pacific Could Mean Few Hurricanes

Fri, 2015-04-10 10:56

A cool Atlantic Ocean and a mild to moderate El Niño in the Pacific equatorial region has forecasters predicting only four or five Atlantic hurricanes this year.

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A Forgotten Generation: Half Of S. Korea's Elderly Live In Poverty

Fri, 2015-04-10 08:22

In a country known for its tech advances and rapid economic rise, the generation responsible for the growth isn't faring so well. Half of South Korea's seniors live below the poverty line.

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President Obama Spoke To Raul Castro By Phone; Leaders May Meet Today

Fri, 2015-04-10 08:07

It's only the second time in the past 50 years that the heads of the U.S. and Cuba are known to have spoken. The two leaders are expected to meet Friday, at a regional meeting in Panama.

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Molossia Heads Up Big Micronation Summit In California

Fri, 2015-04-10 08:05

In the first gathering of its kind, representatives from such micronations as Slabovia and Westarctica will attend Saturday's meeting at the Anaheim Central Library.

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Cooking With Emoji: We're Taking Eggplant Back From The Bros

Fri, 2015-04-10 06:58

The eggplant emoji has become a favorite of salacious sexters. To rescue its sullied rep, we turn to our emoji keyboards and conjure recipes to highlight the fruit's, ahem, culinary attributes.

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Bundle Of Joyful Microbes: Mom's DNA Alters Baby's Gut Bacteria

Fri, 2015-04-10 06:40

Babies have a microbe in their gut that prevents infections and helps the immune system. But not all infants get the bacteria at the same time, or in the same amount. Scientists have figured out why.

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Hillary Clinton Expected To Go Small With Big Announcement

Fri, 2015-04-10 06:39

A source with knowledge of Hillary Clinton's campaign plans says she will announce on Sunday that she's running for president. But don't expect a big campaign rally with thousands of supporters.

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Defeating The Disease That Paralyzed America

Fri, 2015-04-10 06:33

On April 12, 2015, the world will celebrate the 60th anniversary of Jonas Salk's vaccine that led to the eradication of polio.

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Dog Didn't Bite Man, Blind Pot Customer Tells French Court

Fri, 2015-04-10 06:32

A blind man who was sold actual grass instead of the grass he was looking for has told a French court that it was he, and not his guide dog, who bit a deceitful dealer.

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Hillary Clinton To Announce Presidential Bid On Sunday

Fri, 2015-04-10 05:42

NPR has learned that the former first lady and secretary of state will formally announce her plan to seek the Democratic nomination, ending years of speculation about her intentions.

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Pakistan's Parliament Rejects Joining Saudi Coalition In Yemen

Fri, 2015-04-10 05:06

Lawmakers in Islamabad instead approved a draft resolution calling on the government to play a mediating role in the conflict against the Houthi rebels.

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80 Municipal Courts In St. Louis County Change Fees After Criticism

Fri, 2015-04-10 04:30

The courts have agreed to set uniform fees and fines, changing a process that fueled anger and frustration with the legal system in Ferguson, Mo.

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'Game Of Thrones' And 'Veep' Anchor HBO's Killer Sunday Lineup

Fri, 2015-04-10 04:04

HBO's Game of Thrones, Veep and Silicon Valley all start new seasons Sunday. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says these three shows just might form the best Sunday night lineup on TV this spring.

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Huge Tornadoes Tear Through Illinois And The Midwest

Fri, 2015-04-10 03:05

The tornado was so massive and the damage so extensive that in some areas, plows had to push debris off the streets so emergency crews could reach survivors.

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