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Pope Marks Killing Of Armenians In World War I, Calling It Genocide

Sun, 2015-04-12 04:28

Most non-Turkish scholars believe the deaths of 1.5 million Armenians were part of a systematic slaughter carried out by Ottoman Turks beginning in 1915.

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What Could Go Wrong When Doctors Treat Their Own Kids?

Sun, 2015-04-12 04:03

There's a general rule against doctors treating family members and friends. The relationships can cloud their judgment. But the perils don't stop many doctors from trying.

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Clinton To Roll Out Her Campaign On The Small Stage

Sun, 2015-04-12 03:19

Hillary Clinton is expected to announce Sunday that she is formally a candidate for president. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to NPR's Tamara Keith, who will be covering Clinton's 2016 campaign.

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With Few Choices, Gaza Family Makes Bombed-Out Shell Its Home

Sun, 2015-04-12 03:19

The war between Israel and Hamas completely destroyed nearly 10,000 homes in Gaza. Not one has been rebuilt. Others, like the Otaish family, are cramming into the rubble-strewn rooms that remain.

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Cop Shooting Victim's Family Calls For Calm In South Carolina

Sun, 2015-04-12 03:19

Walter Scott was laid to rest Saturday, as the Charleston community wrestles with his shooting death. Activists want reform, but others warn against letting the situation become "another Ferguson."

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Obama, Castro Meet In 'Spirit Of Openness'

Sun, 2015-04-12 03:19

President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro shared a stage for the first time since the U.S. and Cuba began moving toward normalizing relations.

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Beyond Almonds: A Rogue's Gallery of Guzzlers In California's Drought

Sun, 2015-04-12 03:19

California is parched. Wells are running dry. Vegetable fields have been left fallow and lawns are dying. Who can we blame? From almonds to politicians to cheap water, here are seven candidates.

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In A Spanish Enclave, Women Recruit Women To Join ISIS

Sun, 2015-04-12 03:19

The tiny Spanish territory of Cueta has been the home of an all-female recruiting ring that helped persuade Muslim women to join the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, according to Spanish authorities.

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Jonas Salk's Polio Vaccine Makes A Comeback

Sun, 2015-04-12 03:03

As it marks its 60th birthday, the injectable vaccine is still critical. It's "needed to end polio for good" is how Carol Pendak of Rotary's Polio Plus program puts it.

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Adventures In Vietnam — Street Food, Love And Taking Chances

Sun, 2015-04-12 01:27

Journalist Graham Holliday moved to Vietnam in the '90s and immersed himself in the culture through food. That meant getting "a little bit" poisoned, finding the best Bún chả — and meeting his wife.

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Adventures In Vietnam — Street Food, Love And Taking Chances

Sun, 2015-04-12 01:27

Journalist Graham Holliday moved to Vietnam in the '90s and immersed himself in the culture through food. That meant getting "a little bit" poisoned, finding the best Bún chả — and meeting his wife.

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'Nurse Jackie' Ends As TV's Most Honest Depiction Of Addiction

Sun, 2015-04-12 01:27

Showtime's dramedy Nurse Jackie begins its final season Sunday. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says the show offers television's most realistic depiction of a high functioning drug addict.

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Newly-Released Texas Inmates Prepare For A Long Ride To Freedom

Sun, 2015-04-12 01:23

The first steps of freedom from the prison in Huntsville, Texas, lead to the nearby Greyhound bus station.

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At Summit, All Eyes On Meeting Between Obama And Castro

Sat, 2015-04-11 14:08

Leaders of the Western Hemisphere are wrapping up the Summit of the Americas. A meeting between President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro has been the most anticipated moment of the conference.

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As Scott Family Reels From Police Shooting, Hundreds Turn Out For Funeral

Sat, 2015-04-11 14:08

A funeral was held Saturday in North Charleston, S.C., for Walter Scott, the man shot and killed while fleeing a police officer. That officer, Michael Slager, has been fired and charged with murder.

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Trapped In Yemen's 'Armageddon,' An American Made A Dangerous Escape

Sat, 2015-04-11 14:08

Shortly after Saudi airstrikes began in Yemen, an American importer realized he was stuck in a war zone. Only with some quick thinking — and a tiny boat — did he narrowly escape back to the U.S.

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Federal Government Protects Bat, Angers Industry

Sat, 2015-04-11 14:08

The northern long-eared bat has been designated as a threatened species, triggering new regulations to protect it. But oil and gas and agriculture organizations say those new rules will hurt them.

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As Diplomatic Thaw Settles In, Currency Crisis Looms In Cuba

Sat, 2015-04-11 14:08

Writer Patrick Symmes traces the roots of Cuba's two-currency system — and the potential fallout when that system will be eliminated sometime in the next year.

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U.S. Capitol Briefly Placed On Lockdown Amid Apparent Suicide

Sat, 2015-04-11 12:49

Police say a gunman was "neutralized" by a self-inflicted wound. No one else was reported to have been hurt in the incident, which occurred amid Washington, D.C.'s annual Cherry Blossom festival.

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Eating To Break 100: Longevity Diet Tips From The Blue Zones

Sat, 2015-04-11 12:14

The centenarians living in Blue Zones aren't drinking Ensure or eating chocolate ice cream. Instead, many are drinking wine, and all are eating beans. But living to 100 isn't just about diet.

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