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Soaking Rains In Texas and Oklahoma Wash Away Homes, Kill 2 People

Sun, 2015-05-24 16:28

Record rainfall was wreaking havoc across a swath of Texas and the Midwest on Sunday, causing flash floods in normally dry riverbeds, spawning tornadoes and forcing at least 2,000 people to flee.

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In New England, Recognizing A Little Known History Of Slavery

Sun, 2015-05-24 14:21

A burial ground including the remains of 18th century African slaves was uncovered in 2003 in Portsmouth, N.H. Over Memorial Day weekend, the city dedicated the grave site as a special memorial park.

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A Home Air Quality Monitor That Can Be Checked Out From The Library

Sun, 2015-05-24 14:03

In polluted Pittsburgh, a new device from a local university helps residents assess indoor air. It's not the only monitor on the market — but is the only one available to borrow from a public library.

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Long-Time Actress And Comedian Anne Meara Dies

Sun, 2015-05-24 13:51

Meara, who was married to Jerry Stiller and mom to Ben Stiller, had roles on Rhoda, Alf, Sex and the City and The King of Queens.

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Remembering Nobel Prize-Winning Mathematician John Nash

Sun, 2015-05-24 13:16

The great mathematician, whose accomplishments and struggle with schizophrenia were depicted in the 2001 film A Beautiful Mind, died with his wife, Alice, in a car accident on Saturday. "His suffering, I know, was real," says University of Chicago economist Roger Myerson. "But he was touched by glory."

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'It's For You To Know That You Forgive,' Says Holocaust Survivor

Sun, 2015-05-24 13:16

Eva Kor, who was held at Auschwitz and recently testified against former Nazi guard Oskar Groening, says that when a victim chooses to forgive, they take the power back from their tormentors.

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Defense Secretary Carter: Iraqi Forces Lack 'Will To Fight' ISIS

Sun, 2015-05-24 11:45

Ash Carter, in an interview on CNN, said that the ISF lost Anbar despite "vastly outnumbering" fighters of the self-declared Islamic State.

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Malaysia Finds Gravesites In Camps Used By People Smugglers

Sun, 2015-05-24 09:43

The gruesome discovery of the sites thought to contain dozens or possibly hundreds of remains of migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh, follows a similar find this month across the border in Thailand.

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'Beautiful Mind' Mathematician John Nash, Jr. Dies In New Jersey Car Crash

Sun, 2015-05-24 06:40

The Nobel Prize winner who struggled with schizophrenia and was portrayed by Russell Crowe in the 2001 film, died with has wife in a taxi on the New Jersey Turnpike, officials say. He was 86.

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Greece Warns That It Will Probably Miss Next Month's Debt Payment

Sun, 2015-05-24 05:13

Interior Minister Nikos Voutsis says a $1.76 billion payment due next month "will not be given and is not there to be given."

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Accusations Pile Up Against Panama's Former President

Sun, 2015-05-24 04:37

One of Central America's richest and most eccentric former politicians, Ricardo Martinelli, may soon face charges for stealing millions of dollars from the government during his five years in power.

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Nepali Villagers Flee After Landslide Cuts Off Major River

Sun, 2015-05-24 04:19

Rising waters behind the earth dam created by the landslide could burst through, inundating villages for miles downstream, officials say.

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Colorado's Free IUD Program Set To End In July

Sun, 2015-05-24 03:27

A program that made IUDs accessible to Colorado teenagers is running out of funding. State Rep. Don Coram, a Republican, fought to save it. He credits the initiative with the drop in teen pregnancies.

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Macedonia Goes On A Baroque Building Binge

Sun, 2015-05-24 03:27

Macedonia is one of the poorest countries in Europe, but it's been on a building spree that includes elaborate buildings and hundreds of statues, including en enormous one of Alexander the Great.

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Activists Cross The DMZ In Controversial Peace Demonstration

Sun, 2015-05-24 03:27

Famed American feminist Gloria Steinem has taken her activism to the border between North and South Korea. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to NPR's Elise Hu about the demonstration aimed at reunifying two nations.

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With Syria's Army Losing Ground, A Boost From Hezbollah

Sun, 2015-05-24 03:27

President Bashar Assad has suffered a series of recent military setbacks. But Hezbollah keeps fighting in alliance with Syria's army, and it scored a recent victory along the border with Lebanon.

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To Build Up Its History, Macedonia Going Baroque

Sun, 2015-05-24 03:27

Macedonia is one of the poorest countries in Europe, but it's been on a building spree that includes elaborate buildings and hundreds of statues, including an enormous one of Alexander the Great.

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Ohio To Set Standards For Police Use Of Deadly Force

Sun, 2015-05-24 03:27

Ohio Gov. John Kasich recently put together a group in Cleveland to look at the divide between the city and the police. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to a member of that task force, Nina Turner.

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Author Says Researcher Faked Gay Marriage Opinon Study

Sun, 2015-05-24 03:27

A much-publicized study suggesting door-to-door canvassing could change opinions about same-sex marriage has been discredited. The co-author of the study has asked Science to retract its article.

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As ISIS Expands Its Control, U.S. Policy Is Questioned

Sun, 2015-05-24 03:27

The so-called Islamic State captured two strategic cities recently: Ramadi, Iraq, and Palmyra, Syria. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to Vali Nasr of Johns Hopkins about the U.S. strategy toward ISIS.

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