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Winds Of Change? Rhode Island Hopes For First Offshore Wind Farm

Sat, 2015-08-01 03:42

Rhode Island is trying to have more success than a similar project off the coast of Massachusetts. However some residents worry the farm will disrupt the ocean view.

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No Shame, No Euphemism: Suicide Isn't A Natural Cause Of Death

Sat, 2015-08-01 03:03

A doctor's mother loved medicines and their potential for miracles, but she always sought to ditch them the moment she felt better. Her mental health problems eventually overwhelmed her.

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How Sierra Leone's Most Famous Journalist Helped NPR Get The Ebola Story

Sat, 2015-08-01 03:03

At the height of the epidemic, Umaru Fofana was our guide — and a one-man solution system. This summer, he stopped by NPR's headquarters for a reunion with our Ebola reporting team.

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Coding Camp to Baltimore Schools: Bring Us Your Bored!

Sat, 2015-08-01 01:32

A summer program in Baltimore has black middle-schoolers coding, designing apps and altogether hooked on engineering.

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Israeli Officials Promise To Find Arsonists Who Killed Palestinian Child

Sat, 2015-08-01 00:03

The Israeli prime minister says he's shocked and outraged at the attack. An analyst says public concern could make this a defining moment for Israelis.

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Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook Update: Expecting A Baby

Fri, 2015-07-31 20:58

The co-founder of the world's largest social network also disclosed that the couple had suffered three miscarriages over the last two years.

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Pacific Trade Pact In Limbo As Talks End Without A Deal

Fri, 2015-07-31 19:47

Disagreements remain among the 12 countries regarding drug patents, market access and more, and likely will delay congressional debate of any eventual agreement into 2016.

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Watch: 164 Skydivers Fall Into Formation, Breaking World Record

Fri, 2015-07-31 19:43

One of the dangers was that parachutes or people could collide. The previous skydiving record was set by 138 people in 2012.

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Chimps In Habeas Corpus Case Will No Longer Be Used For Research

Fri, 2015-07-31 19:37

Hercules and Leo were used for researched at Stony Brook University will be retired. They were at the center of a court case that tested whether chimps had the same legal "personhood" as humans.

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Professional Wrestling World Mourns Longtime Star 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper

Fri, 2015-07-31 17:58

The Canadian entered the WWF as a villain and fought Hulk Hogan and Mr. T in the first Wrestlemania event. The career gave the often-bekilted grappler many chances to show off his bagpipe skills.

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Zimbabwe Official Calls For Extradition Of American Lion Hunter Walter Palmer

Fri, 2015-07-31 13:48

Minister of Environment, Water and Climate Oppah Muchinguri wants Palmer to face justice in Zimbabwe, wire services report. U.S. authorities are investigating whether any American laws were broken.

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Decades Of Limbo Ends For Some Indians, Bangladeshis Along Border

Fri, 2015-07-31 13:47

The fate of pockets of Bangladeshis and Indians living on opposite sides of the border was left unresolved after the partition of the former British colony in 1947. A new agreement has changed that.

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Juvenile Justice System Failing Native Americans, Studies Show

Fri, 2015-07-31 13:43

One report shows that state courts are twice as likely to incarcerate Native teens for minor crimes like truancy and alcohol use. Another, that alternatives like treatment programs are more effective.

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Ebola Vaccine Hailed As 'Game Changer' In Fight Against The Virus

Fri, 2015-07-31 13:38

In a small trial, an experimental vaccine protected 100 percent of people at high risk for Ebola. But more data are needed to figure out exactly how well the vaccine works.

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Hillary Clinton To Release 8 Years Of Tax Returns

Fri, 2015-07-31 13:25

The returns will show that she and her husband Bill Clinton paid nearly $44 million in federal taxes since 2007, according to her campaign. "We've come a long way," she said.

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The Plan To Give Pell Grants To Prisoners

Fri, 2015-07-31 12:42

The Obama administration unveiled a pilot program Friday morning that will once again allow some prisoners access to federal Pell grants.

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U.K. Officials Instructed To Grant Ai Weiwei's Original U.K. Visa Request

Fri, 2015-07-31 11:55

The Home Office has apologized for denying the prominent Chinese dissident a six-month visa. He got only 20 days, because staff counted secret imprisonment as a criminal conviction.

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Pesticide Drift Threatens Organic Farms

Fri, 2015-07-31 11:45

Conventional farmers use millions of pounds of pesticides each year to protect crops from weeds and insects. When those chemicals drift to neighboring property, they can ruin crops on organic farms.

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Judge Says Virginia Can Refuse To Issue Confederate License Plates

Fri, 2015-07-31 11:42

Citing a June U.S. Supreme Court ruling, the federal judge effectively vacated a 14-year-old state injunction that prohibited officials from refusing to issue such plates.

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Alan Cheuse, Novelist And Longtime NPR Contributor, Dies At 75

Fri, 2015-07-31 11:28

The author and critic died Friday of injuries sustained in a car accident. For years, he was the voice of NPR's literature commentary — and, for many, the "guide to a very exciting world."

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