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Captain, 2 Crew Members Arrested In S. Korea Ferry Sinking

Sat, 2014-04-19 04:12

The search continues for hundreds of people, mostly students, who were on board a South Korean ferry when it sank this week. Correspondent Anthony Kuhn shares the latest with NPR's Wade Goodwyn.

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Polio Threatens To Spread Through Central Africa

Sat, 2014-04-19 04:12

A polio outbreak in Cameroon has spread to Equatorial Guinea and threatens to move throughout Central Africa. Before the outbreak, Equatorial Guinea had been free of polio for nearly 15 years.

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Obama Adds Malaysia To His Asia Itinerary

Sat, 2014-04-19 04:12

Obama travels to Malaysia next week, where the government is under fire for the handling of a missing airliner. NPR's Wade Goodwyn talks to Joshua Kurlantzick of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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In Silicon Valley, Immigrants Toast Their Way To The Top

Sat, 2014-04-19 04:12

Immigrant workers in the Silicon Valley attend Toastmasters meetings to improve their public speaking. Organizers say those skills often lead to increased confidence at work and even job promotions.

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Mental And Physical Toll Of Bullying Persists For Decades

Sat, 2014-04-19 03:03

From increased depression and suicidal thoughts to social isolation and lower socioeconomic status, the negative consequences of being bullied can last well into middle age a large study suggests.

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Captain Of Sunken S. Korean Ferry, 2 Crew Arrested

Sat, 2014-04-19 02:03

Captain of sunken SKorean ferry, 2 crew arrested

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Prince Fans, Prepare For The Deluge

Sat, 2014-04-19 01:17

Prince has re-signed with Warner Bros. Records 18 years after an acrimonious split, and will release an expanded edition of Purple Rain in time for its 30th anniversary.

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Tech Week: Earnings, A Heartbleed Arrest And Digital Distraction

Sat, 2014-04-19 01:08

Fears of a bubble continue as tech titans reported their quarterly earnings; the culture of digital distraction finds more critics; and fallout from the Heartbleed bug raises questions for government.

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Can Wal-Mart Really Make Organic Food Cheap For Everyone?

Sat, 2014-04-19 01:07

The giant retailer says it's adding a new line of organic food that's at least 25 percent cheaper. But a large-scale production and supply of organic food likely can't be achieved overnight.

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Can Wal-Mart Really Make Organic Food Cheap For Everyone?

Sat, 2014-04-19 01:07

The giant retailer says it's adding a new line of organic food that's at least 25 percent cheaper. But a large-scale production and supply of organic food likely can't be achieved overnight.

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Captain Of Sunken S. Korean Ferry, 2 Crew Arrested

Sat, 2014-04-19 00:03

Captain of sunken S. Korean ferry, 2 crew arrested

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A Journey Of Pain And Beauty: On Becoming Transgender In India

Fri, 2014-04-18 15:12

Abhina Aher is a member of the country's storied, yet marginalized, transgender community. Last week, the India's highest court legally recognized the group as a new gender — neither male nor female.

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Are Democrats Trying To Energize The Base With The Race Card?

Fri, 2014-04-18 14:31

Top Democrats have said recently that some GOP opposition to President Obama and his agenda is based on race. It's an explosive message that might drive Democratic voters to the polls.

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In The Land Of Razor Clams, Dinner Hides Deep Within The Sand

Fri, 2014-04-18 13:31

Clam digging satisfies that primeval urge to go out into nature and find free food. And inveterate Washington state clam diggers admit they compete to get their daily limit of 15 clams.

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Somalis In Kenya Are Used To Raids, But They Say This Was Different

Fri, 2014-04-18 13:30

A police sweep after Friday prayers is the latest in a weeks-long crackdown against terrorism. The operations have pulled in thousands of refugees, immigrants and Kenyan citizens of Somali descent.

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Rescue Workers Erect Memorial To Washington Mudslide Victims

Fri, 2014-04-18 13:02

Rescuers say they've recovered 39 bodies from the massive March 22 mudslide and are still searching for four others.

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Airbnb To Start Charging Hotel Taxes In A Handful Of Cities

Fri, 2014-04-18 13:01

Airbnb and other rental websites have made billions marketing existing housing to tourists, without hotel tax. Soon, Airbnb will start collecting tax in New York City, San Francisco and Portland, Ore.

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One Scientist's Quest To Vanquish Epileptic Seizures

Fri, 2014-04-18 12:37

Ivan Soltesz studies epilepsy in mice, but says children with chronic seizures are his inspiration. He's closing in on a way to quell the seizures with light — and without drugs' side effects.

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Disaster On Everest Marks Deadliest Day In Mountain's History

Fri, 2014-04-18 12:08

More than 13 Nepalese climbers died while preparing a route on Mount Everest for Western climbers. Grayson Schaffer of Outside Magazine explains that local porters and guides bear the brunt of the danger on these extreme climbs.

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Pipeline Put Off, As Keystone Review Is Indefinitely Extended

Fri, 2014-04-18 12:08

It looks as though the "comment period" for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project will be extended, delaying a decision past the November elections.

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