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LeBron Books 5th Straight NBA Finals Trip As Cleveland Sweeps Atlanta

NPR Top Stories - 1 hour 38 min ago

The Cavaliers, making their second-ever trip to the finals in James' first season back with the team, will face the winner of the Golden State Warriors-Houston Rockets series.

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Nebraska Governor Vetoes Bill That Repealed Death Penalty

NPR Top Stories - May 26, 2015 - 3:44pm

The move sets up a showdown Wednesday with lawmakers in the state's unicameral legislature. A close vote is expected as lawmakers try to override the veto.

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Heat Wave Claims More Than 750 Lives In India

NPR Top Stories - May 26, 2015 - 3:28pm

Most of the deaths have occurred in southern Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states. But high temperatures persist across much of the country of 1 billion people.

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Test Of '1 Person, 1 Vote' Heads To The Supreme Court

NPR Top Stories - May 26, 2015 - 2:51pm

Analysts have noted that dividing districts based on eligible voters rather than total population would tend to shift representative power to localities with fewer children and fewer immigrants.

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How Dorothea Lange Taught Us To See Hunger And Humanity

NPR Top Stories - May 26, 2015 - 2:08pm

Perhaps no one did more to show us the human toll of the Great Depression than Lange, who was born on this day in 1895. Her photos of farm workers and others have become iconic of the era.

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Out Of The Classroom And Into The Woods

NPR Top Stories - May 26, 2015 - 1:53pm

In this Vermont kindergarten, every Monday is "Forest Monday" a day that gets students out of the classroom and into nature.

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Hackers Stole Data From More Than 100,000 Taxpayers, IRS Says

NPR Top Stories - May 26, 2015 - 1:48pm

The thieves used the data to file fraudulent tax returns. The IRS commissioner said less than $50 million had been successfully claimed from the agency.

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Sip It Slowly, And Other Lessons From The Oldest Tea Book In The World

NPR Top Stories - May 26, 2015 - 1:40pm

Over 800 years before tea was known in the West, a Chinese master penned the The Classic of Tea. In it, he blends the practical with the spiritual and emphasizes rituals from cultivation to drinking.

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Sip It Slowly, And Other Lessons From The Oldest Tea Book In The World

NPR Books - May 26, 2015 - 1:40pm

Over 800 years before tea was known in the West, a Chinese master penned the The Classic of Tea. In it, he blends the practical with the spiritual and emphasizes rituals from cultivation to drinking.

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How Worried Should We Be About Lassa Fever?

NPR Top Stories - May 26, 2015 - 1:27pm

The tropical virus has killed a man who returned to New Jersey from Liberia this month. But chances that he could have spread the disease are remote.

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What Will The Next President Face On #Day1?

NPR Top Stories - May 26, 2015 - 12:35pm

This week, NPR looks at four seemingly intractable problems that await the 45th president: stagnant wages, violent extremism, cybersecurity and the federal debt.

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NYU Changes Its Policy On Reviewing Applicants' Criminal Background

NPR Top Stories - May 26, 2015 - 12:27pm

NYU has announced that when looking at applications, it will initially overlook the criminal record of prospective students.

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Higher-Tech Fake Eggs Offer Better Clues To Wild-Bird Behavior

NPR Top Stories - May 26, 2015 - 12:23pm

Faux eggs made with 3-D printers are better than sculpted versions, researchers say, because it's easier to systematically vary their size, weight and other features. Next goal: 3-D fragile shells.

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Blind Waiters Give Diners A Taste Of 'Dinner In The Dark' In Kenya

NPR Top Stories - May 26, 2015 - 12:22pm

It's a worldwide chain that lets "the blind become our eyes." But there's a difference in the new Nairobi branch: The servers themselves had never eaten in a restaurant before.

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Photographer Mary Ellen Mark Dies At 75

NPR Top Stories - May 26, 2015 - 12:10pm

The influential photographer was known mostly for her humanist work.

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Prolific Fantasy And Science-Fiction Writer Tanith Lee Has Died

NPR Top Stories - May 26, 2015 - 12:00pm

Lee wrote dozens of books, including Don't Bite The Sun and Death's Master -- the latter of which was part of her popular Flat Earth series. She was 67.

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Prolific Fantasy And Science-Fiction Writer Tanith Lee Has Died

NPR Books - May 26, 2015 - 12:00pm

Lee wrote dozens of books, including Don't Bite The Sun and Death's Master -- the latter of which was part of her popular Flat Earth series. She was 67.

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A Neurosurgeon Reflects On The 'Awe And Mystery' Of The Brain

NPR Books - May 26, 2015 - 10:30am

In his memoir Do No Harm, Henry Marsh confesses to the uncertainties he's dealt with as a surgeon, revisits his triumphs and failures and reflects on the enigmas of the brain and consciousness.

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Lovely Illustrations From The Story Of A Black Boy Who Dreams Of Going To Mars

NPR Books - May 26, 2015 - 8:39am

The authors — who are black and queer — didn't see a lot of kids like them in children's books growing up. They wanted to help change that.

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ArtsBeat: Margaret Atwood Delivers Work to Be Published in 2114

New York Times book reviews - May 26, 2015 - 7:45am
Ms. Atwood provided the first work in the “Future Library” project taking place in Oslo.







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