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Sgt. Bergdahl's Hometown Rejoices At His Long-Awaited Release

Mon, 2014-06-02 01:12

Bowe Bergdahl spent five years in Taliban captivity; he was released Saturday. He is still weeks away from returning to his hometown of Hailey, Idaho, where residents are celebrating his freedom.

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Spain's King Juan Carlos Plans To Abdicate

Mon, 2014-06-02 01:00

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says King Juan Carlos plans to abdicate and pave the way for his son, Crown Prince Felipe, to become the country's next king.

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For One Soldier At Tiananmen, A Day 'Never Forgotten'

Sun, 2014-06-01 23:36

Chen Guang is now an artist, and since early May, he has been held in police detention after staging a performance that was a comment on attempts to expunge the Tiananmen Square massacre from history.

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Pregnancy Hormone May Reduce Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

Sun, 2014-06-01 23:33

Women with multiple sclerosis often find that they have fewer problems when they are expecting. That led researchers to develop an experimental drug based on a hormone associated with pregnancy.

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Tiny Magnetic Beads Help Tame Severe Reflux For Some People

Sun, 2014-06-01 23:32

Lots of people have heartburn or gastric reflux, and not all of them are helped by medications. A surgical device may help people with severe symptoms, but it hasn't been tested long term.

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EPA Seeks 30 Percent Cut In Power Plant Emissions

Sun, 2014-06-01 21:21

The Obama administration on Monday will roll out a plan to cut earth-warming pollution from power plants by 30 percent by 2030. The proposal was first reported Sunday by The Wall Street Journal.

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Japanese-American Activist And Malcolm X Ally Dies At 93

Sun, 2014-06-01 20:51

Yuri Kochiyama spent two years in an internment camp and helped win reparations for Japanese-Americans. A lifelong champion of civil rights, she had a brief but formative friendship with Malcolm X.

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When A Bullet Misses Its Target, It Can Still Kill

Sun, 2014-06-01 15:00

In places where bullets fly regularly, there's a new kind of "duck and cover" lesson for kids. The impact of stray bullets isn't widely studied, but their indiscriminate nature is known all too well.

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Report: NSA Collects Millions Of Photos For Facial Recognition Project

Sun, 2014-06-01 10:53

Documents leaked by Edward Snowden show the NSA is scouring emails, text messages, social media, videoconferences and other sources looking for facial-recognition quality photographs.

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A Sisyphean Task Begins As 'Forget' Requests Roll Into Google

Sun, 2014-06-01 09:03

Following a European court ruling, the search engine is taking requests to delete personal information. At one point on Friday, Google was getting more than 20 requests a minute.

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In The Midst Of A Historic Lull, Atlantic Hurricane Season Kicks Off

Sun, 2014-06-01 08:59

A major hurricane has not made landfall in the United States in for 3,142 days. That's the longest streak going back to 1900.

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What Elections? Syrian Opposition Rejects Assad's Expected Win

Sun, 2014-06-01 08:46

President Bashar Assad is sure to win in Tuesday's election. Some opponents are boycotting the vote, airing frustrations through bleak satire. There are signs that others will use violence in protest.

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Co-Owner Of 'Philadelphia Inquirer' Among 7 Killed In Plane Crash

Sun, 2014-06-01 05:54

The Atlantic City-bound private jet crashed shortly after it took off from a Massachusetts airfield on Saturday.

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Hagel Defends Trade of Guantanamo Prisoners For U.S. Soldier

Sun, 2014-06-01 03:45

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said officials believed Bowe Bergdahl's life was in danger, so the administration had to act quickly. Bergdahl was released after almost five years in captivity.

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Le Pen Victory In France Presents A Paradox For Hollande

Sun, 2014-06-01 03:44

In France, the far right's victory in last week's election was one more crisis for President Francois Hollande. Even before the vote, he was rated the most unpopular French president in 50 years.

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For Many Of China's Youth, June 4 May As Well Be Just Another Day

Sun, 2014-06-01 03:44

Students were the driving force behind the 1989 pro-democracy protests in Beijing. China's youth now have other worries, the events of 25 years ago forgotten and buried by time and the government.

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Creativity, Dirty Eggs And Vocal Fry: The Week In Science

Sun, 2014-06-01 03:44

Science is always churning out weird, funny and fascinating findings. What did we miss this week? NPR's Rachel Martin checks in with science writer Rose Eveleth.

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Did Suicide Bomber Catch The 'Virus Of Jihadism' In Florida?

Sun, 2014-06-01 03:44

A U.S. citizen who blew himself up in a suicide attack in Syria last week grew up in Florida, according to U.S. officials. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to former FBI Intelligence adviser Philip Mudd.

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Obama To Wield Executive Power To Limit Carbon Emissions

Sun, 2014-06-01 03:44

President Obama plans to announce Monday his most ambitious plan yet to combat climate change. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Princeton professor Michael Oppenheimer about the significance of the plan.

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Obama's Europe Trip To Mark Poland, D-Day Anniversaries

Sun, 2014-06-01 03:44

President Obama observes two big anniversaries in Europe this week. But White House reporter Scott Horsley tells NPR's Rachel Martin that this trip is more about the future than the past.

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