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ISIS Attack On Kobani Looms Over Turkish Elections

Sat, 2015-06-06 03:34

Last year's battle for the Syrian town of Kobani and dissatisfaction with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's huge new palace are issues in Sunday's Turkish parliamentary elections.

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Presidential Candidates Encounter Bumps In Early Campaigns

Sat, 2015-06-06 03:34

It's a long road to November 2016, but there are already some bends in that road. NPR's Scott Simon talks to NPR's Ron Elving about where each of the candidates stands now.

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With New Hires, Snapchat Moves Beyond Messaging

Sat, 2015-06-06 03:34

Sean Mills was recently named Snapchat's new head of original content. NPR's Scott Simon talks with NPR's David Folkenflik about where the app is headed and how it could be used in the next election.

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OPM Hackers Could Be Building Personal Databases

Sat, 2015-06-06 03:34

The Office of Personnel Management was the target of a massive cyberattack. Four million people may have had their data stolen. OPM says it will start notifying victims on Monday.

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'Guardian' Editor: Edward Snowden 'Deserves Respect'

Sat, 2015-06-06 03:34

Alan Rusbridger, former editor in chief of the Guardian, was the man who decided to publish Edward Snowden's stolen data. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Rusbridger about how Snowden will be remembered.

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The Hidden World Of Cambodia's Sex Workers: New Risks, New Hope

Sat, 2015-06-06 03:03

The government closed brothels to clamp down on human trafficking. But that move put the country's prostitutes in grave danger.

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Schools Say Ciao To Plastic Lunch Trays, Hello To Compostable Plates

Sat, 2015-06-06 02:48

Six of the nation's largest school districts are ditching polystyrene lunch trays in favor of compostable plates. The hope is that they'll incentivize cities to build more composting facilities.

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The Iowa Beyond Hay Bales, Corn Fields And Deep-Fried Butter

Sat, 2015-06-06 01:03

Each political season, Iowa attracts candidates and the hoardes of staff and media that follow them. But some wish campaigns would broaden their scope.

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Halibut Dumping Stirs Fight Among Fishing Fleets In Alaska

Fri, 2015-06-05 14:10

Last year, big fleets in the Bering Sea caught more halibut, by accident, than local fishermen caught on purpose. The big ships throw out that halibut; the local fishermen make their living from it.

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Baltimore Community Engagement Efforts Slowed By Crime Spike

Fri, 2015-06-05 14:00

Accusations against police of a slowdown has heightened longstanding mistrust of police. While steps are being taken to rebuild that trust, that's hard to do when police are out combating violence.

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Irish Soccer Details $7 Million FIFA Payment Over Handball

Fri, 2015-06-05 13:29

While earlier news has alleged hefty bribes over the awarding of the tournament, this case centers on a pivotal play in a World Cup playoff game that played in a key role in Ireland staying home.

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Why Are Only Three Observant Sikh Men Serving In The U.S. Military?

Fri, 2015-06-05 13:06

The Pentagon's ban on facial hair and religious headgear has long been an obstacle for Sikh men, who wear turbans and don't cut their hair. Sikhs are hoping a court ruling might lead to a rule change.

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Who Are America's Suspected ISIS Followers?

Fri, 2015-06-05 12:52

More than 60 U.S. citizens have been accused of joining or supporting the Islamic State in the past two years. NPR has documented their individual cases.

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Politics Rewind: Everyone Into The 2016 Pool!

Fri, 2015-06-05 12:31

At this point, the better question might be who in the Republican field isn't going to run for president.

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More Preventive Health Services Approved For No-Cost Coverage

Fri, 2015-06-05 12:02

The newest recommended services are hepatitis B screening for adolescents and adults at high risk for infection and low-dose aspirin for pregnant women who are at high risk for preeclampsia.

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Prosecutor Charges Minnesota Archdiocese With Turning 'Blind Eye' To Abuse

Fri, 2015-06-05 11:46

The six gross misdemeanor charges and a related civil complaint stem from abuse by former St. Paul priest Curtis Wehmeyer.

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Man Changes Name To 'Adam West' To Avoid Paying $336 Airline Fee

Fri, 2015-06-05 11:35

On Facebook, Adam Armstrong playfully used the name Adam West, the actor who played Batman in the 1960s. But then his girlfriend's stepfather bought him a plane ticket in that name.

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Apple's Cook Takes Rivals To Task Over Data Privacy

Fri, 2015-06-05 11:35

Tim Cook didn't mention Google, Facebook or Twitter by name, but it's pretty clear those were the companies he meant. But is Apple faultless on privacy issues? It collects lots of data too.

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Teens Hoping For More Jobs, Higher Wages This Summer

Fri, 2015-06-05 10:30

Younger workers are likely to find more job opportunities and better wages. But still, it's tough out there. The May unemployment rate for teens was 17.9 percent, about triple the national average.

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2 Dead, More Than 100 Trapped By Avalanche On Mountain In Borneo

Fri, 2015-06-05 10:25

Many of the climbers, including an unknown number of foreign tourists, are said to have been descending Mt. Kinabalu after reaching the peak before sunrise.

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