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Egyptians Vote To Elect Country's Next President

Sun, 2014-05-25 23:39

The man who removed the elected president, retired military chief Abdel Fattah el-Sissi, is practically assured of a victory in the vote, which is being held over two days, Monday and Tuesday.

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Wojciech Jaruzelski, Poland's Last Communist Leader, Dies At 90

Sun, 2014-05-25 23:21

The general in tinted glasses, who was best known for his 1981 martial law crackdown on the Solidarity union, died Sunday after a long struggle with cancer and a recent stroke.

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Hunter-Reay Holds Off Castroneves To Win Indy 500

Sun, 2014-05-25 22:05

America has its first Indianapolis 500 winner in eight years. Ryan Hunter-Reay made a dramatic pass of Helio Castroneves on the final lap to win Sunday's race in the second-closest finish in history.

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Educators Not Satisfied With Revised Kansas Social Media Policy

Sun, 2014-05-25 15:36

Critics say a social media policy governing what faculty and staff in Kansas can say online is a severe restriction on free speech for educators.

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Going Dark: The Internet Behind The Internet

Sun, 2014-05-25 14:54

There's much more to the Internet than what you can stumble upon with Google. Hidden sites can market drugs and weapons illegally, but they also provide anonymity for political dissidents.

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PHOTO: Massachusetts Honors Fallen Vets With 37,000 Flags

Sun, 2014-05-25 12:34

Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund estimates that 37,000 of the state's residents have lost their life in combat since the Revolutionary War.

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Weather Helps Firefighters Gain Control Of Wildfire In Arizona

Sun, 2014-05-25 11:27

The fire forced the evacuation for more than 200 residents. Authorities say they will likely lift the pre-evacuation notice for more than 3,000 Flagstaff residents.

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Billionaire Poroshenko Claims Victory In Ukraine Election

Sun, 2014-05-25 09:46

Chocolate magnate Petro Poroshenko was the overwhelming favorite for president, according to exit polls. Official results will not be known until Monday at earliest.

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On Memorial Day Eve, President Obama Visits Troops In Afghanistan

Sun, 2014-05-25 08:02

Obama made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan for a rally with U.S. troops. He said he was hopeful that a new Afghan president would lead to a signed security agreement between the two countries.

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As Protests Continue, Former Thai PM Is Released

Sun, 2014-05-25 06:47

Yingluck Shinawatra was detained after the military took control of Thailand in a coup d'etat. The military junta had said it was holding former leaders to give them a chance to think.

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UC Santa Barbara Hosts Vigil For Victims Of Killing Rampage

Sun, 2014-05-25 04:27

The college community was trying to come to terms with a rampage that left seven dead and 13 others injured. Meanwhile, police were still reviewing a 140-page manifesto left behind by the shooter.

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Separatists Shut Down Polling Places In East Ukraine Cities

Sun, 2014-05-25 03:57

Correspondent Peter Kenyon tells NPR's Rachel Martin that voting is brisk in Sunday's presidential election in Ukraine — except in the east, where pro-Russian separatists have shut down polls.

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Should VA Secretary Shinseki Step Down?

Sun, 2014-05-25 03:57

NPR's Rachel Martin interviews Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., about whether the FBI should be investigating alleged criminal wrongdoing at the VA.

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How To Rescue 20 Million Angry Bees

Sun, 2014-05-25 03:57

What do you do when a truck hauling 20 million bees crashes on the highway? NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Deborah Delaney, bee researcher and professor at the University of Delaware, to find out.

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Contraband Venezuelan Food Pours Into Colombia's Markets

Sun, 2014-05-25 03:57

Shortages of basic foodstuffs have fueled months of protests against Venezuela's socialist government. Some food producers are smuggling food across the border to get higher prices.

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Doing The Laundry For Social Good

Sun, 2014-05-25 03:57

"For-profit, for good" is the mantra of a handful of startups trying to make Philadelphia a social enterprise hub. One of those companies is a bike-delivery laundry service that's now expanding.

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Egypt's Women Face A Struggle No Matter Who Comes To Power

Sun, 2014-05-25 03:57

As Egyptians prepare for the presidential election Monday, Egypt's first female presidential candidate Bothaina Kamel says Egyptian women must pay a price to participate in public life.

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El-Sissi Is Clear Front-Runner In Egypt Presidential Contest

Sun, 2014-05-25 03:57

Egyptians go to the polls this week, and the front-runner is Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi. His supporters say he'll bring order to the country, but others say Mohammed Morsi is still the legitimate president.

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The Pope Walks In Bethlehem, Part Of His 'Pilgrimage For Prayer'

Sun, 2014-05-25 03:57

Pope Francis visits Bethlehem on Sunday in the middle of a three-day trip to the Middle East. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to correspondent Emily Harris about the significance of the pope's visit.

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Isla Vista Killing Spree Claims 7 Lives, Including Suspect

Sun, 2014-05-25 03:57

A mass killing in Isla Vista, Calif., Friday left seven people dead. Authorities are still investigating the motive behind the rampage near the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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