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It's World Book Day: Time For Reading Lists And Dress-Up

Thu, 2015-03-05 09:43

Put down that screen: Today's the day to celebrate holding a bound book in your hands. For World Book Day, we bring you a roundup of stories and reading lists.

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Florida Man's Facebook Post Against Employer In Emirates Leads To Jail

Thu, 2015-03-05 09:42

While on vacation in the U.S., Ryan Pate called Abu Dhabi-based Global Aerospace Logistics "backstabbers" and described Arabs as "filthy." He was arrested upon his return. He faces 5 years in prison.

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Ringling Bros. Says No More Circus Elephants By 2018

Thu, 2015-03-05 09:24

The "Greatest Show on Earth" has been under pressure for years from animal rights advocates over its use of Asian elephants in its 5,000 annual shows.

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U.S. Appeals Court Overturns Gag Order In Mine Disaster Case

Thu, 2015-03-05 08:55

Dozens of news organizations, including NPR, appealed after a judge issued the gag order in a criminal case involving ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship and the 2010 Upper Big Branch mine disaster.

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State Lawmakers Keep Busy While Supreme Court Weighs Obamacare

Thu, 2015-03-05 08:54

Bills concerning health care exchanges are pending in at least 16 states. The measures are split pretty evenly between ones that seek to bolster the exchanges and those that would impede or bar them.

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Plane Skids Off Runway At New York's LaGuardia

Thu, 2015-03-05 07:58

The Delta Air Lines flight inbound from Atlanta slid off the runway and into a fence on the side of the tarmac. There were no immediate reports of injuries.

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Michael Brown's Family Will File Civil Suit Over His Death

Thu, 2015-03-05 07:55

The news comes one day after the Justice Department cleared Wilson in a civil rights probe — and delivered a scathing appraisal of the Ferguson Police Department.

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India Threatens BBC Over Decision To Air Rape Documentary In U.K.

Thu, 2015-03-05 07:38

The government, which has banned the Indian media from broadcasting India's Daughter or even showing clips from it pending an investigation, also ordered YouTube to take down the documentary.

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We're Not Taking Enough Lunch Breaks. Why That's Bad For Business

Thu, 2015-03-05 06:47

Research shows that only 1 in 5 five people take a break and leave their desks to eat. Most workers are simply eating at their desks. But creativity can take a big hit without a change of scenery.

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Second-Day Proceedings Under Way In Boston Marathon Trial

Thu, 2015-03-05 06:32

Jurors will hear more testimony in the trial of Dzhokar Tsarnaev, the accused bomber, a day after a dramatic admission of guilt and often-heartbreaking accounts from victims of the deadly 2013 attack.

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Winter's Final Punch? Forecasters Say Maybe

Thu, 2015-03-05 05:34

Up to 10 inches of snowfall is possible in some areas of the mid-Atlantic and a slippery "wintry mix" causes the closing of federal government offices.

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'Grand Bargain' In Workers' Comp Unravels, Harming Injured Workers Further

Thu, 2015-03-05 05:19

Changes to workers' compensation laws mean families and government bear more of the costs that result from injuries on the job.

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Singapore Court Sentences Two Germans To Caning And Jail Over Graffiti

Thu, 2015-03-05 05:16

The pair were tracked down and arrested in Malaysia last November. For spray-painting graffiti on a commuter train car, they are sentenced to nine months in prison and three strokes from a cane.

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North Korea: Attack On U.S. Ambassador Is 'Deserved Punishment'

Thu, 2015-03-05 04:22

Pyongyang said it welcomed the attack on Mark Lippert, who was assaulted in Seoul by a knife-wielding political activist who said he opposed joint U.S.-South Korea military exercises.

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In Israel, A Vote To Choose A Leader And An Identity

Thu, 2015-03-05 03:51

Israel is a small country with an extremely diverse population. NPR's Emily Harris spoke to five very different Israelis about their hopes for the election and the kind of country they want to see.

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Hillary Clinton Asks State Dept. To Release Her Emails To The Public

Thu, 2015-03-05 03:08

The State Department says it will review thousands of messages for possible release. Clinton announced her intentions Wednesday, after a House panel issued a subpoena for some of the emails.

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The Legacy Of Booker T. Washington Revisited

Thu, 2015-03-05 03:03

In the centennial year of Booker T. Washington's death, for our 50 Great Teachers project NPR Ed decided to look back at his leadership.

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Federal Regulators Link Workers' Comp Failures To Income Inequality

Thu, 2015-03-05 00:03

Changes to workers' compensation laws mean families and government bear more of the costs that result from injuries on the job.

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In Berlin, Grassroots Efforts Work To Integrate Inner-City Schools

Wed, 2015-03-04 23:57

In parts of the city, racial segregation in schools is often a reality. But small parent-led initiatives — one immigrant-led, one native-led — have been working to change perceptions and enrollment.

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Jaw Fossil In Ethiopia Likely Oldest Ever Found In Human Line

Wed, 2015-03-04 23:45

The 2.8 million-year-old bone may mark the first human branch in the primate family tree. It wasn't just a bigger brain that marked the shift, scientists say. It was also big changes in the mouth.

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