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When Alzheimer's Steals Your Appetite, Remember To Laugh

Sat, 2015-07-25 13:12

Fresh grilled swordfish now tastes like rolled newspapers to Greg O'Brien, an unexpected effect of his Alzheimer's. And shopping without a grocery list is futile. But summer barbecues are still sweet.

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Judge Says Detained Immigrant Women, Children Should Be Released

Sat, 2015-07-25 12:42

A federal judge has given the government 90 days to prove that holding hundreds of minors and their mothers in unlicensed secure facilities does not violate a 1997 settlement.

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Clinton To Testify Again Before Benghazi Committee

Sat, 2015-07-25 10:22

The former secretary of state and current Democratic presidential candidate says she will appear to discuss the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks that killed four Americans, including the ambassador to Libya.

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Britain's Pearson In Talks To Sell Stake In The Economist Group

Sat, 2015-07-25 08:42

The announcement comes just days after the publisher said it was selling The Financial Times.

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In Syria, Chlorine Attacks Continue To Take A Toll

Sat, 2015-07-25 05:53

Activists say the Syrian regime continues to attack its people with chlorine gas — with little reaction from an international community once focused on preventing Syria's use of chemical weapons.

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Obama In Kenya: 'Africa Is On The Move'

Sat, 2015-07-25 05:40

The president told a summit of entrepreneurs in Nairobi that there were enormous opportunities for commerce in the continent.

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Pentagon Asks 'Armed Citizens' Not To Stand Guard At Recruiting Centers

Sat, 2015-07-25 04:18

The Department of Defense said it appreciates the "outpouring of support" but that the practice "could adversely impact our mission, and potentially create unintended security risks."

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What Do We Value More: Young Kids Or Fast Food?

Sat, 2015-07-25 04:03

A study shows persistently low wages for early childhood education.

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First Chattanooga Shooting Victim Is Laid To Rest

Sat, 2015-07-25 03:47

Family and friends gathered to say goodbye to Marine Staff Sgt. David Wyatt at his church and along the streets of Chattanooga on Friday.

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Proposed Muslim Cemetery Rattles North Texas Town

Sat, 2015-07-25 03:47

A plan for a cemetery in Farmersville, north of Dallas, sparked a debate among residents. The mayor of the mostly white community says it will likely be approved, but some are pushing for a no vote.

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A Navajo Speaker Says The Language Connects Her With Her Culture

Sat, 2015-07-25 03:47

Navajo Nation voters decided this week that their tribal presidents should not be required to speak fluent Navajo. One 23-year-old, a fluent Navajo speaker, disagrees.

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3 Things To Know About NPR's Policy Regarding Offensive Language

Sat, 2015-07-25 03:47

There are times when obscene words are heard, but they are rare. Editors balance respect for listeners against the news value of the language.

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Obama Gets A Warm Welcome In His Father's Homeland

Sat, 2015-07-25 03:47

There's a festive air in Nairobi with the arrival of President Obama for his first visit since being elected. His focus is on promoting African entrepreneurs and getting electricity to rural areas.

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5 Airlines Investigated For Post-Derailment Price-Gouging

Sat, 2015-07-25 03:47

The Transportation Department is examining airline ticket prices before and after the Philadelphia Amtrak derailment in May. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the AP's Scott Mayerowitz.

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Traffic Takes A Tremendous Global Toll, But Cheap Fixes Can Save Lives

Sat, 2015-07-25 03:03

It's a global issue, and deaths are often high in the developing world. A new report looks at inexpensive ways to cut down on fatalities.

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Put An Herb In It: Lebanon's Fresh Approach To Beer And Cocktails

Sat, 2015-07-25 01:34

Herbs like za'atar and sumac have long been stars of Lebanese cuisine. Now they're moving out of the kitchen and into beers and cocktails, infusing them with a patriotic taste.

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Put An Herb In It: Lebanon's Fresh Approach To Beer And Cocktails

Sat, 2015-07-25 01:34

Herbs like za'atar and sumac have long been stars of Lebanese cuisine. Now they're moving out of the kitchen and into beers and cocktails, infusing them with a patriotic taste.

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When Detecting Land Mines, The Nose Knows — Or, In This Case, The Trunk

Sat, 2015-07-25 01:27

In Angola, elephants avoid leftover land mines by using their prodigious sense of smell. The U.S. Army took notice — and now it's hoping to learn from elephants how to develop a better detector.

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California Judge Throws Out Lawsuit On Medically Assisted Suicide

Fri, 2015-07-24 17:08

The superior court judge says questions raised in the case should be decided by legislatures or voters, not the court. The terminally ill plaintiffs say they'll appeal his decision.

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Convicted Spy Jonathan Pollard Is Eligible For Parole In November, Could Be Released

Fri, 2015-07-24 14:10

"Under the laws in place at the time [of his sentencing], Pollard is eligible for parole unless he's acted up in prison or likely to commit another crime," NPR's Carrie Johnson reports.

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