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Vanuatu President Calls For Help After 'Monster' Cyclone

Mon, 2015-03-16 03:33

President Baldwin Lonsdale told The Associated Press that the storm, which hit over the weekend, damaged or destroyed 90 percent of the buildings in the capital. Six are confirmed dead, he said.

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A Man's Incomplete Brain Reveals Cerebellum's Role in Thought And Emotion

Sun, 2015-03-15 23:08

Jonathan Keleher is one of a handful of people known to have lived their entire lives without a cerebellum. His experiences are helping scientists show how this brain structure helps shape who we are.

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A Rail Line That Crosses Jerusalem's Divide, But Can't Unite It

Sun, 2015-03-15 23:05

The city's light rail has attracted Israeli and Palestinian riders. But it has also been a source of controversy in a conflict where even the trains are freighted with political significance.

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Spring Training Has Begun — For Baseball, And For Candidates

Sun, 2015-03-15 23:02

Baseball has long been labeled America's pastime, but some have argued that politics actually deserves that title. It turns out there are more than a few parallels between the two this time of year.

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Amid Rising Concern About Addiction, Universities Focus On Recovery

Sun, 2015-03-15 13:17

The Center for Students in Recovery at the University of Texas is one of a small but growing number of programs catering to former addicts at U.S. colleges and universities.

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Nuclear Talks Resume With Iran

Sun, 2015-03-15 13:15

NPR's Arun Rath talks with international correspondent Peter Kenyon about the resumption of nuclear talks with Iran, as Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Iran's foreign minister in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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Arrest Made In Ferguson Police Shooting

Sun, 2015-03-15 13:15

The St. Louis County Police Department arrested a suspect in the shooting that wounded two police officers last Thursday in Ferguson, Mo. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Emanuele Berry of St. Louis Public Radio about the arrest and investigation.

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Police Dog On Payroll: 'Indiana Bones' Is Woman's Best Friend

Sun, 2015-03-15 13:15

Dogs are routinely used by police forces for crime investigations, drug sniffing or search and rescue missions. But to L.A. county K-9 handler, Karina Peck, "Indy" the dog is more than a co-worker.

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Massive Protests Against Brazil's President Seek Her Ouster

Sun, 2015-03-15 11:44

NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro says protesters don't just want Dilma Rousseff gone: They are demanding the ruling party be booted as well. Some estimates say 1 million people protested across Brazil.

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Kerry To Resume Talks Over Iran's Nuclear Program

Sun, 2015-03-15 10:38

Today's meeting in Switzerland comes a week after 47 Senate Republicans signed an open letter to Iran suggesting any deal reached would lapse the day President Obama leaves office.

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Arrest Made In Shooting Of Two Officers In Ferguson, Police Say

Sun, 2015-03-15 09:37

The St. Louis County Police Department announced the arrest on social media. A news conference announcing the details of the arrest was scheduled for 2:30 p.m.

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'We Have To Negotiate In The End' With Syria's Assad, Kerry Says

Sun, 2015-03-15 09:06

The comments were made to CBS. The U.S. has previously said the Syrian leader "needs to go." But nearly four years into the Syrian civil war, there are few signs of that happening.

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Robert Durst, Subject Of HBO's 'The Jinx,' Arrested In New Orleans

Sun, 2015-03-15 07:41

Durst, the troubled heir to a New York real estate fortune, has been questioned in the past over two deaths and a disappearance. It is unclear if his arrest is linked to those cases.

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Suicide Bombers Target Sunday Services At 2 Pakistani Churches; 14 Dead

Sun, 2015-03-15 06:21

The attack is the latest in a series targeting the country's Christian minority. Irate protesters attacked people whom they suspected of being behind the explosions, killing at least one person.

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Instead Of Tickets, N.H. Police Hand Out Good-Deed Coupons

Sun, 2015-03-15 06:17

Getting a ticket isn't all bad when it's in Farmington, N.H. Police Chief John Drury tells NPR's Rachel Martin that officers there are giving out pizza coupons for good behavior.

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Aid Effort Underway As Vanuatu Assesses Storm's Damage

Sun, 2015-03-15 05:19

The scale of the destruction wreaked by Cyclone Pam is becoming slowly apparent. The storm, which struck Vanuatu late Friday, destroyed buildings and crops, killed at least 8 people and injured 20.

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Univision Race Gaffe Shows Culture Gap

Sun, 2015-03-15 05:03

A Univision commentator's racist remarks about Michelle Obama reveal an ugly truth about Latin American culture: It's really racist.

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Six Things We Learned At South By Southwest EDU

Sun, 2015-03-15 05:03

At the annual event in Austin, Texas: Big data, privacy, physics and the power of Twitter.

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March Madness: Keeping Society Sane Since 1908

Sun, 2015-03-15 05:03

Think you know your NCAA tournament facts? Try these on for size: What are the odds of a perfect bracket? What surgery is performed more frequently during the madness?

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Haunted Dolls Are A Thing, And They're Not Cheap, Either

Sun, 2015-03-15 04:48

Some dolls don't look quite right. There's just something creepy about them. Turns out those dolls fetch a high price on eBay and Etsy.

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