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Golden Gate Bridge To Get Suicide Net

Sat, 2014-06-28 03:49

San Francisco officials approved $76 million to install suicide prevention nets around the Golden Gate Bridge. NPR's Scott Simon notes that last year a record 46 people jumped to their deaths.

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Region's Leaders Promise To Protect Iraq's Holy Sites

Sat, 2014-06-28 03:49

Last week, Iran's president vowed to protect Shiite holy sites in Iraq, but will that be possible in the midst of a civil war? NPR's Scott Simon talks to Karim Hendili, an Arab specialist for UNESCO.

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Sarajevo Celebrates WWI Centennial With Joy And The Macabre

Sat, 2014-06-28 03:49

Saturday marks 100 years since the Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated in Sarajevo. NPR's Scott Simon talks with correspondent Ari Shapiro about how Sarajevans are commemorating the event.

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In Argentina, Pope Francis' Legacy Is Complex

Sat, 2014-06-28 03:49

The pope was a young priest during his nation's "Dirty War." Journalist Alma Guillermoprieto talks with NPR's Scott Simon about Francis' controversial history and her article "Francis's Holy War."

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Oklahoma, Arizona Inmates Sue To Stop Executions

Sat, 2014-06-28 02:05

The suits take aim at the kind of multi-drug execution procedures that resulted in botched executions in Oklahoma and Ohio, calling them a form of human experimentation.

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Tech Week: Google's Plans, Aereo's Loss And Occupied Stalls

Sat, 2014-06-28 01:13

Google rolled out a slew of new products and ideas at its annual developers conference, the Supreme Court dealt a blow to a TV startup, plus more headlines in this week's tech news roundup.

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A Rogue Libyan General Tries To Impose Order With An Iron Fist

Sat, 2014-06-28 01:10

Khalifa Hifter was one of Moammar Gadhafi's top generals who eventually fled to the U.S. Now he's back in Libya, a polarizing figure waging a harsh crackdown on Islamist militants.

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A Rogue Libyan General Tries To Impose Order With An Iron Fist

Sat, 2014-06-28 01:10

Khalifa Hifter was one of Moammar Gadhafi's top generals who eventually fled to the U.S. Now he's back in Libya, a polarizing figure waging a harsh crackdown on Islamist militants.

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Older Moms Take Heart: You May Be More Likely To Live Longer

Sat, 2014-06-28 01:08

There's mounting evidence that women who have children later in life are also more likely to make it to 95 or 100. But delaying childbearing just to live longer is not a good idea.

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Soul Singer Bobby Womack Dies At 70

Fri, 2014-06-27 17:04

The legendary singer rose to prominence with such hits as "Lookin' For A Love" and "It's All Over Now."

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In The Stands At World Cup, It Was The U.S. That Beat Germany

Fri, 2014-06-27 16:09

In the David and Goliath match, American fans dominated the cheering section.

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Court Stays Decision Striking Down Indiana's Gay Marriage Ban

Fri, 2014-06-27 16:05

The appeals court decision puts a halt to gay marriages in the state pending an appeal of the lower court ruling.

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Ukraine Extends Cease-Fire With Pro-Russia Separatists

Fri, 2014-06-27 14:56

A hiatus in fighting was set to expire Friday, but Kiev says it's extending the deadline for three days.

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Armed Drones Over Baghdad To Protect U.S. Forces, Pentagon Says

Fri, 2014-06-27 14:25

The decision to arm some of the unmanned planes flying over the city was made to protect American advisers deployed to assess the security situation.

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SCOTUS On Cellphones And The Privacy Of Poetry

Fri, 2014-06-27 14:12

To put a literary spin on the Supreme Court's recent decision to limit warrantless cellphone searches, author Craig Morgan Teicher turns to A.R. Ammons' book of poetry, Tape for the Turn of the Year.

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Norway Does A Ctrl+Alt+Delete On E-Voting Experiment

Fri, 2014-06-27 13:52

After trying out online balloting in elections in 2011 and 2013, Oslo has concluded that it didn't improve turnout and might undermine the democratic process.

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Got Leftovers To Share? In Germany, There's A Website For That

Fri, 2014-06-27 13:35

Europeans throw away about 90 million tons of food each year. A new German website aims to ratchet that number down a bit by connecting people with leftovers to spare with people who could use them.

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What's The Matter With Wendy Davis?

Fri, 2014-06-27 13:22

The Texas state senator galvanized Democrats across the nation with her 11-hour filibuster to block restrictive abortion laws. Then she ran for governor — and got a big dose of political reality.

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In Iraq, Coordination With Iran Not Impossible, Gen. Dempsey Says

Fri, 2014-06-27 13:22

"I'm not predicting that it's entirely impossible that we would at any point act collaboratively with Iran," the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff tells NPR.

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Podcaster Risks Excommunication For Defending Gay Mormons

Fri, 2014-06-27 12:57

Earlier this week, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints excommunicated an advocate for female priesthood. This weekend, a Utah man who questioned church doctrine might face a similar fate.

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