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Searching Online May Make You Think You're Smarter Than You Are

Thu, 2015-04-02 05:52

Googling that fact can make insufferable know-it-alls even more sure of their superior abilities, a study finds. The mere act of searching seems to boost faith in one's knowledge.

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Al-Shabab Militants Cross Border To Storm University In Kenya

Thu, 2015-04-02 05:50

Gunmen have attacked a university in eastern Kenya, killing at least 14 people. The militant group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility. NPR's Gregory Warner offers the latest from Nairobi.

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Airbnb Starts Listing Homes In Cuba; Average Rate Is $43 A Night

Thu, 2015-04-02 05:22

A look at the offerings finds everything from "beautiful colonial rooms" in the heart of Havana" for $27 to "a holiday sanctuary" villa on the outskirts of Havana for $1000.

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Dozens Killed In Sinking Of Russian Fishing Trawler

Thu, 2015-04-02 05:03

The vessel reportedly capsized while bringing in its nets off the Kamchatka Peninsula. Authorities in Moscow have denied reports that it was overloaded.

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Al-Qaida Force Frees Inmates In Yemen, Seeking To Control Port City

Thu, 2015-04-02 03:36

As violence continues elsewhere in Yemen, al-Qaida has laid siege to a coastal city in the country's southeast, asserting control over key facilities in the port city of al-Mukallah.

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Gunmen Kill At Least 14 In Al-Shabab Attack on College In Kenya

Thu, 2015-04-02 02:26

A siege is ongoing at the school in the town of Garissa. It is reportedly attended by more than 800 students.

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Fact Check: Hillary Clinton, Those Emails And The Law

Thu, 2015-04-02 02:03

A top Republican senator charged that Hillary Clinton "probably" broke the law with her use of private emails as secretary of state. But it's not likely to be so clear.

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After Nazi Plunder, A Quest To Bring The 'Woman In Gold' Home

Thu, 2015-04-02 00:03

The new movie Woman In Gold tells the true story of Maria Altmann, who fought her way to the Supreme Court to force the Austrian government to give back a painting of her aunt, Adele Bloch-Bauer.

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Huge Scandal At Top Of Petrobras Trickles Down, With Devastating Effect

Thu, 2015-04-02 00:01

Tens of thousands of people are suffering after losing their jobs in the wake of wide-scale corruption at Brazil's state oil company. Scores of politicians and executives have been implicated.

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More African-Americans Support Carrying Legal Guns For Self-Defense

Thu, 2015-04-02 00:00

African-Americans are changing their minds about guns, and Detroit's black police chief supports responsible concealed-carry. Still, some remain convinced that having a gun will lead to problems.

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When Wal-Mart Comes To Town, What Does It Mean For Workers?

Wed, 2015-04-01 23:59

Wal-Mart has long been criticized for low pay and erratic work schedules. So when the retailer arrives in a community, it stirs controversy — but it also brings jobs and low prices.

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Still Need A Lawn Yeti? Good News — SkyMall May Be Cleared For Relaunch

Wed, 2015-04-01 19:02

The in-flight catalog went bankrupt earlier this year. But its new owners say SkyMall catalogs might make their way back to airplane seatbacks soon.

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The Sen. Menendez Indictment In Five Excerpts

Wed, 2015-04-01 16:01

The indictment against Sen. Robert Menendez alleges he took hundreds of thousands of dollars and extravagant gifts from a friend and donor in exchange for political favors.

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Germanwings Crash Highlights Workplace Approaches To Mental Health

Wed, 2015-04-01 14:03

The case of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz has focused attention on what Lufthansa, or any employer, can really know about an employee's state of mind. Requiring a psychological evaluation has risks, too.

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Trading Walkathons For Ice Buckets, Charities Try To Hold On To Donors

Wed, 2015-04-01 12:32

Some of the largest, most established walkathons and similar events that raise cash for charity aren't doing as well as they used to. There's more competition, fundraisers say, for money and time.

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Navajos Fight Their Food Desert With Junk Food And Soda Taxes

Wed, 2015-04-01 12:26

Many have dreamed of taxing Cheetos and soda. The Navajo Nation is now doing both. The first-in-the U.S. tax measure aims to raise revenue for health programs and make wholesome food more affordable.

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Justice Department Won't Charge IRS' Lois Lerner With Criminal Contempt

Wed, 2015-04-01 12:25

At issue is whether the former IRS official waived her Fifth Amendment rights when she made an opening statement proclaiming her innocence over the agency's targeting of conservative groups.

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With Nostalgia And A Last Nosh, 1 Of 3 Remaining HoJo's Closes

Wed, 2015-04-01 12:25

The iconic orange roofs of Howard Johnson's restaurants were once fixtures of the American highway. But the chain faded in the '80s. The 60-year-old location in Lake Placid, N.Y., closed Tuesday.

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In Battered Tikrit, Iraqi Forces Claim Much, But Not All Of City

Wed, 2015-04-01 12:20

The Iraqi military, with help from the U.S. and Iran, now holds most of Tikrit after a month of heavy fighting with the Islamic State. NPR's Alice Fordham visited and says the city is still volatile.

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Sen. Robert Menendez Indicted On Corruption Charges

Wed, 2015-04-01 12:18

The indictment alleges that Menendez abused his office to benefit a friend and donor. The New Jersey senator has always maintained his innocence.

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