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When Loved Ones Go Missing, Ambiguity Can Hold Grief Captive

Sat, 2014-03-15 11:59

As families of those on the missing jetliner struggle to get answers, one grief counselor says moving forward requires accepting the unknown. But right now, she says, they're in survival mode.

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Did The Malaysian Airliner Land? Here Are Possible Runways

Sat, 2014-03-15 11:02

Experts say it isn't likely to have landed. But with the mystery persisting, a look for runways that could have received flight MH370 finds more than 600 candidates.

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What Are The Rules For Changing A Country's Borders?

Sat, 2014-03-15 10:54

Drawing borders feels like an anachronism that was the domain of 19th-century diplomats, but Crimea shows that national boundaries still aren't considered fixed in many parts of the world.

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Senate-CIA Clash Goes Behind Closed Doors

Sat, 2014-03-15 09:22

The dust is still settling on Capitol Hill after California Democrat Dianne Feinstein fired a verbal bazooka at the Central Intelligence Agency on Tuesday, and the fight is far from over.

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Tiny Italian Town Thumbs Its Nose At Lenten Abstinence

Sat, 2014-03-15 08:54

The town of Poggio Mirteto celebrates its independence from papal rule with a Freedom Festival. But the hamlet is still religious, and some residents wish the revelers would just go away.

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Russia Vetoes U.N. Security Council Resolution On Crimea

Sat, 2014-03-15 08:04

The resolution would declare Sunday's referendum on leaving Ukraine invalid. Meanwhile, Ukrainian official say Russian troops took over an area outside of Crimea Saturday.

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Gay Couples Entitled To Equal Family Health Coverage, Fed Says

Sat, 2014-03-15 07:56

Insurers must give spouses in same-sex marriages identical coverage offered to those in traditional marriages, the government says. The rule applies to all married couples, no matter where they live.

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Why You Won't Win Warren Buffett's Billion-Dollar Bracket

Sat, 2014-03-15 07:05

The billionaire investor has teamed up to offer a $1 billion prize to anyone who picks the winner of all 63 games of the NCAA basketball tournament. Chances are he won't have to pay out.

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Why You Won't Win Warren Buffet's Billion-Dollar Bracket

Sat, 2014-03-15 07:05

The billionaire investor has teamed up to offer a $1 billion prize to anyone who picks the winner of all 63 games of the NCAA basketball tournament. Chances are he won't have to pay out.

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Indian Court Stays Death Penalty For Two In Rape Case

Sat, 2014-03-15 06:51

Four men were sentenced to death in September for a crime that sparked shock, anger and intense debate over how India handles violence against women.

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Afghans Don't Need Help Securing Country, Karzai Says

Sat, 2014-03-15 06:15

President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan says that more than a decade of warfare was imposed on his country by the U.S. conflict with the Taliban.

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Under 30? The President Would Like You To Know Health Care Is Hip

Sat, 2014-03-15 05:52

The White House is desperate to recruit the millennial crowd, prompting some unusual media appearances for the president. Will they work?

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U.S. Beats Russia To Win Sled Hockey Gold At Sochi Paralympics

Sat, 2014-03-15 05:50

In the sport many call "murder ball on ice," the U.S. team becomes the first to repeat at consecutive Paralympics. The game was broadcast live on NBC.

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Draught Closes Oregon Resort Before The Season Ever Opened

Sat, 2014-03-15 04:00

Severe drought in the West forced the Mt. Ashland Ski Area in Oregon to do what it hasn't for 50 years. It closed for the season this week due to lack of snow.

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Ill And Malnurished, CAR Refugees Flood Cameroon

Sat, 2014-03-15 04:00

Last month alone 20,000 people, mostly Muslim, fled interreligious violence in Central African Republic and entered Cameroon. UN agencies and NGOs are now tasked with caring for them.

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Syrian In Exile Writes On Despite Threats, Kidnappings

Sat, 2014-03-15 04:00

This weekend marks the third anniversary of the Syrian uprising. For perspective, NPR's Jacki Lyden speaks with Yassin Haj Saleh, a Syrian writer who spent 16 years in Syrian prisons.

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'Deliberate Action' Took Malaysian Airliner Off Its Route

Sat, 2014-03-15 04:00

Malaysia's prime minister said Saturday that the missing airline left its planned route as the result of deliberate action by someone aboard. Reporter Anthony Kuhn gives NPR's Jacki Lyden the latest.

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New Zealanders Search For Symbol Of Identity, Independence

Sat, 2014-03-15 04:00

The Union Jack may not last long in the New Zealand flag. NPR's Jacki Lyden talks to journalist Tim Watkin about the flag, which some see as a symbol of British colonialism.

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Week 2 Of Pistorius Trial Gruesome, Disturbing

Sat, 2014-03-15 04:00

Oscar Pistorius' calm demeanor cracked this week. The paralympic champion is on trial for the murder of his girlfriend. NPR's Jacki Lyden speaks with The Guardian's David Smith.

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Author: Putin Has Always Been A 'Playground Bully'

Sat, 2014-03-15 04:00

Is Vladimir Putin insane? Not at all, according to Masha Gessen, author of the political biography, The Man Without a Face. She talks to NPR's Jacki Lyden about Putin's world view.

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