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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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Cleveland Police Arrest Protesters After Officer's Aquittal

Sun, 2015-05-24 03:27

In Cleveland, residents, protesters and pastors are expressing disappointment following a judge's verdict Saturday acquitting a police officer in the 2012 fatal shooting of two black men.

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Controversy Follows Women's Group As It Crosses Inter-Korean Border

Sun, 2015-05-24 01:29

The symbolic gesture was aimed at reunifying two nations still technically at war. But an event staged in the name of peace ended up exposing some distrust that's lasted for decades.

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No Resume? Criminal Background? No Problem At This Yonkers Bakery

Sun, 2015-05-24 01:10

Social justice is part of the recipe at New York's Greyston Bakery. The firm, whose clients include Ben & Jerry's, hires locals whose legal status or work history might otherwise make them unhirable.

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Cleveland Protesters Arrested After Officer's Acquittal

Sat, 2015-05-23 22:48

Cleveland police in riot gear made a number of arrests overnight Saturday as angry residents protested the acquittal of a patrolman charged in the shooting deaths of two unarmed suspects.

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Oil-Soaked Wildlife Turn Up On California Coast, As Cleanup Efforts Continue

Sat, 2015-05-23 13:00

Workers continue to clean the coastline near Santa Barbara, where some 105,000 gallons of crude oil were spilled. Several pelicans, both dead and alive, have been found soaked in oil.

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Cleveland Simmers In Wake Of Officer's Manslaughter Acquittal

Sat, 2015-05-23 13:00

Cleveland residents are on edge after a white police officer is found not guilty in the 2012 shooting deaths of an unarmed black motorist and his passenger. The shooting followed a high-speed car chase that ended in a barrage of gunfire.

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Huge Crowd In El Salvador For Beatifcation Of Slain Archbishop

Sat, 2015-05-23 12:36

The ceremony for Oscar Romero — who was gunned down during mass in the capital, San Salvador, in 1980 — is the last step before being declared a saint by the Vatican.

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Email Slip Reportedly Reveals United Kingdom Plan For Possible EU Exit

Sat, 2015-05-23 11:08

In the communication that The Guardian says it received accidentally from the Bank of England, officials outlined details of the plan known as "Operation Bookend."

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Cleveland Police Officer Receives Not Guilty Verdicts

Sat, 2015-05-23 08:23

The verdicts for Officer Michael Brelo came on allegations of voluntary manslaughter and lesser charges, stemming from a 2012 police shooting of an unarmed couple.

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Cleveland Officer Not Guilty In Fatal Shooting Of Unarmed Suspects

Sat, 2015-05-23 07:01

Michael Brelo was one of 13 officers involved in the incident that involved 137 shots and killed Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams after a high-speed car chase.

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Gates: Obama Should Step Up Military Assistance To Iraq

Sat, 2015-05-23 04:56

The former secretary of defense says that even stepping up the rules of engagement for U.S. troops in Iraq might not keep ISIS in check. "There's no certainty about any of this," he says.

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Dozens Dead In Mexican Shootout Between Gangs, Police

Sat, 2015-05-23 04:44

At least 43 people were killed in what is being described as the worst gun battle with drug gangs in recent memory.

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'They're Not Gang Members': Bikers Protest Mass Arrests In Waco

Sat, 2015-05-23 04:10

Bikers claim that many who were arrested in the Waco, Texas, brawl last week were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. But police say the bikers were "known criminal gang members."

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Historian May Have Discovered Henry I's Final Resting Place

Sat, 2015-05-23 03:54

Yet another English monarch might be buried underneath an English parking lot. Scott Simon has more.

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Takata Air Bag Recall Could Take Years

Sat, 2015-05-23 03:54

The recall of Takata airbags this week was the largest automotive recall in U.S. history. NPR's Scott Simon talks to correspondent Sonari Glinton about how and when companies announce a recall.

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Ireland Appears To Approve Same-Sex Marriage

Sat, 2015-05-23 03:54

Results are coming in from Ireland's vote on same-sex marriage. It's not just a referendum on gay rights; it's also a litmus test for how much this socially conservative country has changed recently.

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