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With Savvy And New-Age Speeches, A First Couple Runs Nicaragua

Sun, 2014-09-28 06:53

Daniel Ortega is not the bombastic revolutionary of years past. He's toned down the rhetoric and his wife runs day-to-day operations. Critics say it's not unlike the regime he toppled 30 years ago.

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Turkey Signals Willingness To Join Coalition Against ISIS

Sun, 2014-09-28 06:46

Saying his country will do "whatever is needed" to help fight the extremist group ISIS, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he has reached what media are calling "a point of determination."

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What Drives Abortion: The Law or Income?

Sun, 2014-09-28 06:25

About 5 million women worldwide are admitted to hospitals each year because of complications after an abortion. But the key to stopping these injuries may have nothing to with changing the law.

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With The End In Sight, Holder Reflects On His Legacy

Sun, 2014-09-28 06:12

Attorney General Eric Holder tells NPR's Carrie Johnson that he's sorry his parents couldn't see Obama's tribute to him on Thursday — and that his greatest regret hit home on a visit to Newtown.

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Hong Kong Police Use Tear Gas On Large Pro-Democracy Protest

Sun, 2014-09-28 05:36

Video footage from earlier in the day showed protesters using umbrellas to try to deflect pepper spray and water cannons as officers attempted to disperse the crowd.

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Reporter's Notebook: In Eastern Ukraine, A Bellicose Mood Prevails

Sun, 2014-09-28 05:04

On a return trip to eastern Ukraine, NPR's Eleanor Beardsley found a ceasefire that feels shaky and separatists who are full of swagger and determined to press their fight for independence.

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More Than 30 Feared Dead In Japanese Volcano's Eruption

Sun, 2014-09-28 04:25

Officials say the hikers were found close to the mountain's peak, in cardiac and respiratory arrest. More than 200 hikers survived Saturday's eruption.

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Tear Gas Flies As Pro-Democracy Protests Swell In Hong Kong

Sun, 2014-09-28 03:50

Hong Kong police used tear gas on Sunday as they tried to clear thousands of pro-democracy protesters gathered in a challenge to Beijing over its decision to restrict democratic reforms for the city.

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Detroit Salon Finds New Ways To Use Old Hair

Sun, 2014-09-28 03:35

New businesses in Detroit are helping revitalize the economy. One of those new businesses is the Social Club Grooming Company, a barbershop/salon that promotes sustainability.

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Some Democrats At Odds Over Obama's Claim To Airstrike Authority

Sun, 2014-09-28 03:35

President Obama did not seek permission from Congress to launch airstrikes last week. Legal experts and some lawmakers question how valid his claims for action are.

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Russia Moves To Protect Its 'Information Sovereignty'

Sun, 2014-09-28 03:35

Russia's parliament, the Duma, approved a bill on Friday that would limit foreign ownership of Russian media to less than 20 percent.

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Refugees Find Afghanistan Less Than Hospitable

Sun, 2014-09-28 03:35

Currently, there are about 100 refugees live in Afghanistan. But the country has no asylum laws, and the refugees are fighting for legal status or resettlement elsewhere.

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2 Ways To Think About Nothing, One Mo' Time

Sun, 2014-09-28 01:48

Let's compare two kinds of nothing: an empty patch of deep space and an empty piece of paper that was once beautiful. There's nothing to see in either. Or is there?

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2 Ways To Think About Nothing, One Mo' Time

Sun, 2014-09-28 01:48

Let's compare two kinds of nothing: an empty patch of deep space and an empty piece of paper that was once beautiful. There's nothing to see in either. Or is there?

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Tiny Spanish Island Nears Its Goal: 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Sun, 2014-09-28 01:42

El Hierro, the most remote of Spain's Canary Islands, used to import thousands of tons of diesel each year. Now a new power plant will let the island run entirely on renewable energy.

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Japan Police: More Than 30 People Believed Dead At Volcano

Sat, 2014-09-27 22:28

Rescuers found the bodies near the peak of an erupting volcano.

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Police Officer Shot In Ferguson, Mo. As Protests Continue

Sat, 2014-09-27 20:44

The shooting does not appear to be connected to the protests, police said. The officer, a woman, is expected to recover.

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I Thought It Was Just Stress, Until It Broke My Heart

Sat, 2014-09-27 13:25

Sure, she felt sick, but it was probably just stress. She had to make it to the crucial meeting at her son's school and solve the day care problem. But all along her heart was whispering, "enough."

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At U.N., India's Modi Discusses Pakistan, Terrorism, And Peace

Sat, 2014-09-27 12:53

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke at the U.N. one day after Pakistan's prime minister, Nawaz Sharif. Modi said it's up to Pakistan to create an "appropriate atmosphere" for peace talks.

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Why Youngstown, Ohio, Loved 'Jimbo' Traficant

Sat, 2014-09-27 10:48

Former congressman Jim Traficant, who died Saturday at age 73, served prison time for bribery and racketeering. But he always remained popular in Youngstown — a city that felt abandoned by others.

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