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Fighting Bugs With Bugs: Hatching A Solution For Troubled Trees

Sun, 2014-05-18 13:00

The Asian citrus psyllid is a tiny bug that spreads a devastating tree disease. Pesticides can't always control it, so California farmers have turned to a different solution: another bug.

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Nairobi Bombings Are A Sign Of Spreading Militant Influence

Sun, 2014-05-18 13:00

A pair of bombs killed at least 10 people in Kenya's capital on Friday. What do these and a slew of other attacks in Kenya say about the security situation in the country and the region?

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Worst Floods In A Century Kill At Least 24 In The Balkans

Sun, 2014-05-18 11:29

Thousands of others have been displaced, more than 1,000 were flown to safety on helicopters. The floods are the worst on record.

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A Giant Among Dinosaurs Discovered In Argentina

Sun, 2014-05-18 11:11

Paleontologists say the titanosaur fossils are from the biggest dinosaur ever to walk the planet.

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'The Play Of The Game:' Watch A Boy Win Over A Girl With A Foul Ball

Sun, 2014-05-18 09:51

It was the smoothest play during Saturday's Blue Jays/Rangers game: A boy catches a foul ball, turns around and hands it to a much older girl. But, watch the replay and there's more to his play.

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Nigerian Church Spreads African-Style Zeal Across North America

Sun, 2014-05-18 09:22

White missionaries used to travel to Africa to save souls. Today, the trend is reversed, as evangelists from the global south target Americans and Europeans they say are ripe for Christian renewal.

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Unity Is A Difficult Mission For Christians In Israel

Sun, 2014-05-18 08:51

In Israel, Christians make up just 2 percent of the population. Their numbers are rising and the population diversifying.

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Swiss Voters Reject Hiking Minimum Wage To World's Highest Level

Sun, 2014-05-18 07:13

A referendum would have raised the national minimum wage to $25 an hour. It was rejected by 76.3 percent of voters.

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Reports: Syrian Air Defense Chief Killed In Rebel Attack

Sun, 2014-05-18 06:27

Lieutenant General Hussein Ishaq is one of the few high-ranking officials to have been killed during the Syrian civil war.

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Turkey Arrests More Than A Dozen In Connection With Mine Disaster

Sun, 2014-05-18 04:37

Among them are executives from the mine company. With the death toll at 301, this became Turkey's worst mining disaster.

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China To Send More Ships To Evacuate Its Citizens From Vietnam

Sun, 2014-05-18 03:47

Anti-Chinese riots have erupted in Vietnam over a Chinese oil rig in disputed waters. Two Chinese workers have been killed.

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McConnell Faces Challenge From The Right In Tuesday Midterms

Sun, 2014-05-18 03:37

On Tuesday, voters in six states head to the polls for primary elections. NPR's Charles Mahtesian gives NPR's Lynn Neary a preview of what to expect.

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Court User Fees Bill Defendants For Their Punishment

Sun, 2014-05-18 03:37

Courts have found a new source of funding by charging fees to defendants who go through the criminal justice system. NPR's Joe Shapiro tells NPR's Lynn Neary about his year-long investigation into the fees.

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Voters Hope Modi Can Revive India's Economy

Sun, 2014-05-18 03:37

NPR's Lynn Neary talks to Sadanand Dhume of the American Enterprise Institute about the results of the Indian election.

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Child Soldiers Freed In Central African Republic Struggle To Adapt

Sun, 2014-05-18 03:37

The U.N. has negotiated the release of more than 1,000 child soldiers in CAR. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to Alexandra Zavis, a reporter who met with some of the former child fighters.

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Safety Of Ukraine's Presidential Election In Doubt In The East

Sun, 2014-05-18 03:37

Ukraine votes next week in a presidential election, but there's still separatist unrest in the east. NPR's Corey Flintoff tells NPR's Lynn Neary how a local oligarch restored peace in one city.

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Poverty, A Frustrating Mix Of Bad Choices And Bad Luck

Sun, 2014-05-18 03:37

Stories about poverty can evoke strong reactions, in part because Americans are conflicted about the topic. Both bad circumstances and bad choices can be the cause.

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How A Conservative Darling Could Lose His Conservative State

Sun, 2014-05-18 03:03

Sam Brownback's reelection as the GOP governor of Kansas might have been a slam dunk, but he's managed to anger enough constituency groups — including some Republicans — that now he faces a real race.

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Do We Need This Government Agency? 'Let Me Google That'

Sun, 2014-05-18 01:30

Why would anyone pay for something when the exact same thing is available for free? That's the question asked of an obscure federal agency pursuing a Cold War mission in the age of the search engine.

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The Merits Of Income Inequality: What's The Right Amount?

Sun, 2014-05-18 01:29

Economists say too much income inequality is a bad thing. But they also say some inequality is necessary, and even good for society. Here are suggestions for finding that balance.

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