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After Ending Polio, India Turns To Stop Another Childhood Killer

Sun, 2014-03-30 04:00

India declared itself polio-free on Thursday, but it isn't wasting time celebrating. Leaders are already applying the tools used to fight polio to end a disease that kills more than 150 kids each day.

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Miss Lonelyhearts No More: Three Surprising Books of Advice

Sun, 2014-03-30 03:00

Author Roy Peter Clark recommends three books that are hardly the work of your average agony aunt: a WWII-era cookbook, an zoological sex guide and a compilation of 60 years of no-nonsense advice.

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A Few More Thoughts On Sexism In Latin America

Sun, 2014-03-30 01:09

NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro recently compared sexism in the Middle East and Latin America. It generated a massive response from readers, and she addresses some of those comments in this followup.

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A Few More Thoughts On Sexism In Latin America

Sun, 2014-03-30 01:09

NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro recently compared sexism in the Middle East and Latin America. It generated a massive response from readers, and she addresses some of those comments in this followup.

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No-Kill Caviar Aims To Keep The Treat And Save The Sturgeon

Sun, 2014-03-30 01:09

A method of extracting eggs from sturgeon without killing or cutting aims to revamp the industry and lower prices for this long-luxe treat. Critics say the idea is great. The taste? That's debatable.

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What's With This Video Of McConnell Doing Stuff?

Sat, 2014-03-29 14:51

Congressional campaigns have been releasing b-roll of their candidates, which can then be used for superPAC ads in their favor. Footage of Sen. Mitch McConnell got some extra attention online.

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In Arizona, Citizens Keep Close Eye On Immigration Checkpoint

Sat, 2014-03-29 12:36

Residents of a small town in southern Arizona say a local Border Patrol checkpoint is unnecessary and that agents have overstepped legal bounds. So now they conduct their own form of surveillance.

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Activists: We Want An Emancipator, Not A 'Deporter In Chief'

Sat, 2014-03-29 12:34

Latino activists have changed their strategy, tired of waiting for Congress to pass immigration legislation. Instead of pursuing lawmakers, many are calling on the White House to act on its own.

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The Story Of Calif. Senator's Arrest Reads Like Pulp Fiction

Sat, 2014-03-29 09:12

In a case that has stunned California's political community, Sen. Leland Yee is charged with trafficking shoulder-fired missiles and plotting with a character known as "Shrimp Boy."

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West Virginia's Governor Vetoes Abortion Ban

Sat, 2014-03-29 09:05

Calling a ban on abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy unconstitutional, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin vetoed a bill that would have made it a crime to conduct such a procedure in West Virginia.

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Latinos Wary Of All-Out Push To Sign Up For ACA

Sat, 2014-03-29 08:51

Latinos are the most uninsured group in the country, but they're newly leery of President Obama and the Affordable Care Act.

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Mudslides And Landslides: Widely Cited Data Is Decades Old

Sat, 2014-03-29 08:15

The official death toll in the mudslide that turned a community into a disaster area in Oso, Wash., holds steady. And it seems a figure about damage done by landslides is nearly 30 years out of date.

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Vladimir Putin Is Right Out Of A Russian Novel

Sat, 2014-03-29 07:11

Russia has a long and legendary literary tradition that can perhaps give us insight into their president today.

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Boeing's Iconic 747 May Be Flying Into The Sunset

Sat, 2014-03-29 07:11

Sales of the airliner are flagging, and airlines are retiring their 747 fleets. The end may be near for the original "jumbo jet," but in its glory days, it offered an experience like no other.

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Russia Says It Doesn't Plan To Invade Ukraine

Sat, 2014-03-29 06:48

"We have absolutely no intention of — or interest in — crossing Ukraine's borders," Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told a Russian TV station Saturday.

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NCAA's Elite 8 Is Set; A Listing Of Weekend Games

Sat, 2014-03-29 05:19

Kentucky came back to beat defending champ Louisville, and Michigan State upset Virginia Friday night, as the NCAA men's basketball championship finalized its Elite Eight lineup.

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Taliban Attack On Election HQ Makes Good On Campaign Promise

Sat, 2014-03-29 05:06

It's the latest violence leading up to the April 5 vote. The Taliban is warning citizens that heading to the polls could be deadly.

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Tape Of Hobby Lobby Case Shows Justices' Gender Differences

Sat, 2014-03-29 04:00

This week the Supreme Court heard arguments that test an important part of the Affordable Care Act. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with NPR's legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg.

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McCain: Sanctions Are Not Enough Against Putin

Sat, 2014-03-29 04:00

Some lawmakers are saying that the annexation of Crimea could fundamentally change how the U.S. relates to Russia. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Sen. John McCain.

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GM Expands Ignition Switch Recall To Newer Cars

Sat, 2014-03-29 04:00

General Motors announced Friday that it was recalling 824,000 more small cars due to faulty ignition switches. NPR's Sonari Glinton speaks with NPR's Scott Simon about GM's woes.

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