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Possible Signals From Lost Jet's Black Boxes Heard

Mon, 2014-04-07 00:05

Sounds detected by a ship searching the southern Indian Ocean for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet are consistent with the pings from aircraft black boxes, an Australian official said Monday.

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Involuntary Shaking Can Be Caused By Essential Tremors

Sun, 2014-04-06 23:33

It's easy to think that a shaking hand could be a sign of Parkinson's disease. But it's more likely essential tremor, an ailment that's not life-threatening but can become debilitating.

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Welcome To Voting Rights Boot Camp

Sun, 2014-04-06 23:24

In the aftermath of a Supreme Court ruling last year, advocates worry that jurisdictions are quietly making changes to disenfranchise minorities. A training program is designed to counter that.

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Chemo Can Make Food Taste Like Metal. Here's Help

Sun, 2014-04-06 23:22

Patients undergoing chemotherapy need to eat to stay strong. But the drugs can cause nausea and damage taste buds. New flavors and spices can help a lot, a chef says.

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Former Bank Executive: Women, Ask For A Raise!

Sun, 2014-04-06 23:22

As leader of the women's network 85 Broads, Sallie Krawcheck lobbies for better gender equality in boardrooms. She also says women need to negotiate tougher to get there.

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Legendary Hollywood Star Mickey Rooney Dies At 93

Sun, 2014-04-06 21:45

Mickey Rooney's approach to life was simple: "Let's put on a show!" He spent nine decades doing it, on the big screen, on television, on stage and in his extravagant personal life.

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How Public Health Advocates Are Trying To Reach Nonvaccinators

Sun, 2014-04-06 15:21

With new measles outbreaks in Southern California, New York and British Columbia, vaccinating — and not vaccinating — is still an area of great concern.

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Fighting For Rwanda's Justice In France

Sun, 2014-04-06 14:29

The first Rwandan genocide trial to take place in France sent a man to prison for 25 years last month. Dafroza Gauthier and her organization helped make that conviction possible.

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'Deltopia' Spring Break Party Morphs Into Riot In Santa Barbara

Sun, 2014-04-06 13:09

After the annual Deltopia party near the University of California, Santa Barbara turned violent last night. Hundreds of law enforcement officers were sent and there were more than 100 arrests.

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Keeping Robots In Line With The Law

Sun, 2014-04-06 12:59

Attendees at the annual We Robot conference are peering into the future, pondering questions like, do robots have rights? What kinds of laws do we need to regulate unmanned drones?

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How Abandonment In Rwandan Genocide Changed Peacekeepers' Role

Sun, 2014-04-06 12:59

A key moment in the butchery occurred at the Ecole Technique Officielle. Thousands of Tutsis sheltering there were left to fight for survival after the school was abandoned by Belgian peacekeepers.

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Obama Is Poised To Sign Executive Order On Equal Pay And Contractors

Sun, 2014-04-06 12:20

Seeking to advance the cause of equal pay for women, President Obama plans to sign am executive order Tuesday barring federal contractors from retaliating against employees who compare salaries.

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As Man Faces Off With Nature More Often, U.S. Agency Scrutinized

Sun, 2014-04-06 09:36

The Wildlife Service mission is to mitigate conflict between humans and wildlife. But critics, including members of Congress, say the agency uses cruel methods and is not transparent enough.

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Simple Blood Test To Spot Early Lung Cancer Getting Closer

Sun, 2014-04-06 09:22

Several scientific teams are developing sensitive tests for tumor DNA that, when perfected, could be used to diagnose cancer earlier, and more closely monitor the response to treatment.

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Women's Final Four: Powerhouse Teams Match Up

Sun, 2014-04-06 09:00

The undefeated Connecticut and Notre Dame could meet in a record-setting final Tuesday, if they can get past Stanford and Maryland, respectively, today. All four programs have won past titles.

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Since Genocide, Rwanda's Women Have Helped Lead The Recovery

Sun, 2014-04-06 08:19

Women made up 70 percent of Rwanda's population after the genocide in 1994. They joined politics in unprecedented numbers, helping to form a more equitable society. Still, there's much more to do.

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It's Kentucky Vs. UConn For NCAA Championship

Sun, 2014-04-06 07:22

The NCAA tournament is down to two unlikely but familiar finalists. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Slate's Mike Pesca for his take on Monday's championship game.

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Atlanta Archbishop Will Sell Mansion Built With Church Money

Sun, 2014-04-06 07:18

Months after moving in, Archbishop Wilton Gregory says he'll move out of a $2.2 million mansion. Parishioners had expressed anger over his building a Tudor-style mansion in a pricey neighborhood.

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UConn To Face Kentucky In NCAA Final

Sun, 2014-04-06 06:42

The matchup is set for Monday's men's NCAA basketball championship. The Connecticut Huskies will take on the Kentucky Wildcats.

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After Scandal, Barcelona Football Club Banned From Trades

Sun, 2014-04-06 06:42

The Barcelona soccer club has been banned from trading for 14 months for signing overseas players under 18 years old, against FIFA rules. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with soccer reporter Ashish Sharma.

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