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Pope Francis' Financial Reforms Rattle Vatican's Old Guard

Sat, 2015-03-14 03:35

As the second anniversary of his papacy nears, Pope Francis has made significant progress in bringing transparency to the Vatican's finances and Cardinal George Pell is carrying out sweeping reforms.

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Ooze, Fog And Climate Change Threaten Mummies

Sat, 2015-03-14 03:35

The oldest mummies in the world are in northern Chile. Preserved for seven thousand years, the mummies are now deteriorating, and scientists say climate changes are to blame.

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Loretta Lynch To Get A Senate Vote: The Week In Politics

Sat, 2015-03-14 03:35

Washington Desk editor Ron Elving joins NPR's Scott Simon to discuss the week in politics: Hillary Clinton's email troubles, the Secret Service accident, the Republican senators' letter to Iran, and more.

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'Midnight Rider' Director Gets Two-Year Sentence In Camera Assistant's Death

Sat, 2015-03-14 03:35

NPR's Scott Simon talks with the Los Angeles Times' Richard Verrier about Sarah Jones, who died on the Midnight Rider set. Director Randall Miller will serve two years for involuntary manslaughter.

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Egyptians Diffuse ISIS's Power With Punchlines

Sat, 2015-03-14 03:35

Some Egyptians have decided to fight back against ISIS propaganda with video parodies of the militant group's gruesome propaganda.

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The Family Peach Farm That Became A Symbol Of The Food Revolution

Sat, 2015-03-14 03:35

Heirloom peach trees, and an essay about them, turned one California farm into a landmark of local food. It's now the scene of another unconventional choice: a daughter's return to take the helm.

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Reverend Willie T. Barrow, A "Little Warrior" For Civil Rights, Dies

Sat, 2015-03-14 03:03

Small in size, tiny Willie T. Barrow had a giant profile in civil rights and Chicago politics. When she talked, people paid attention.

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New Dads In Togo Are Guaranteed Something That U.S. Dads Aren't

Sat, 2015-03-14 03:03

It's paid paternity leave, which is the law in an increasing number of low- and middle-income countries, but not in the U.S. Research shows that time off for pops can provide lasting benefits.

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Palestinians Ask: The Two-State Solution Or The Two-State Illusion?

Sat, 2015-03-14 01:27

Palestinians are viewing Israeli elections with tremendous skepticism. After 20 years of on-and-off peace talks, a growing number have given up on a negotiated solution to the conflict.

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Palestinians Ask: The Two-State Solution Or The Two-State Illusion?

Sat, 2015-03-14 01:27

Palestinians are viewing Israeli elections with tremendous skepticism. After 20 years of on-and-off peace talks, a growing number have given up on a negotiated solution to the conflict.

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Several Americans Possibly Exposed To Ebola, As Epidemic Smolders

Fri, 2015-03-13 17:15

This week an American aid worker contracted Ebola in West Africa and may have infected other people. No one else is showing symptoms, but one person is being flown to Atlanta for observation.

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Fraternity's Defense Lawyer Not Ruling Out Suing OU

Fri, 2015-03-13 16:56

Stephen Jones, famous for defending Oklahoma City Bomber Timothy McVeigh, argues for due process. He says "every student deserves a second chance."

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Lego Says You Can't Build That — Because Of Politics

Fri, 2015-03-13 15:19

LEGO rejects submission of women Supreme Court justices as product, reflecting view that the high court has become political.

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CIA Chief Says Governing Is Too Big A Job For ISIS

Fri, 2015-03-13 14:28

Director John Brennan sees discord within the group, despite its great success at attracting new fighters.

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Lumber Liquidators Defends Its Products After '60 Minutes' Report

Fri, 2015-03-13 13:55

The flooring retailer says the tests used by its critics give a misleading impression of product safety. But Lumber Liquidators says it will pay for safety testing for customers who want it.

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Nurses Have To Translate When Medical Devices Fail To Communicate

Fri, 2015-03-13 13:47

Medical technology can make patient care better and more precise. But the gadgets and computers can cause trouble, too. One big problem is that most of the devices often can't talk with one another.

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Univision Incident Reignites Questions About Diversity In Latino Media

Fri, 2015-03-13 13:45

Fashion critic and host Rodner Figueroa has been let go for offensive comments about First Lady Michelle Obama. Critics see the incident as an example of racism in Spanish-language broadcasts.

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Drumbeat Grows Louder For Impeachment Of Brazil's Rousseff

Fri, 2015-03-13 13:32

The second-term president faces a massive corruption scandal at the state oil company that implicates her party, rising inflation and a tanking currency. Now, her popularity is at an all-time low.

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Ferguson Mayor Knowles Slams 'Hostile Language' From Eric Holder

Fri, 2015-03-13 13:13

Saying that he's trying to save Ferguson, Mo., Mayor James Knowles adds that he is frustrated and concerned by the tone of the attorney general's remarks.

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Athletes Help Cheerleader With Down Syndrome Defy Bullies

Fri, 2015-03-13 12:15

Desiree Andrews is a cheerleader at Lincoln Middle School in Wisconsin. She has Down syndrome — and as some hecklers learned last year, she also has the support of her school's basketball team.

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