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Kentucky Buoys Noah's Ark Park With Millions In New Tax Breaks

NPR Top Stories - 1 hour 47 min ago

The Christian theme park, featuring a 510-foot-long replica of the ark, is getting $18 million in new incentives from the state's tourism board.

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Flight Delays In China Leave Travelers Feeling Squeezed

NPR Top Stories - 2 hours 16 min ago

Air traffic snarls at some of eastern China's busiest airports have stranded thousands of travelers and highlighted the increasing competition for airspace between military and civilian flights.

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'Africa Is Champion': Reporting From A Changing Continent

NPR Top Stories - 3 hours 36 min ago

Tell Me More has been dedicated to covering stories from Africa. Host Michel Martin speaks to NPR's Africa correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton about reporting on the changing continent.

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CIA Chief Apologizes To Sens. Feinstein, Chambliss Over Computer Intrusion

NPR Top Stories - 4 hours 2 min ago

In a rare, scathing speech in March, Dianne Feinstein accused the CIA of tampering with the work of the intelligence committee. Now an internal CIA probe finds some officers acted improperly.

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Hospitals Fight Proposed Changes In The Training Of Doctors

NPR Top Stories - 4 hours 2 min ago

The Institute of Medicine this week urged Congress to allocate to community clinics more of the $15 billion it spends annually on training new doctors. But hospitals say that's the wrong prescription.

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How Will You Die?

NPR Top Stories - 5 hours 10 min ago

Cooking dinner, having sex and going to the bathroom are three of the riskiest things you can do in many parts of the world.

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Scientists Say The Moon Is Hiding A Lumpy Middle

NPR Top Stories - 5 hours 19 min ago

It turns out that our nearest neighbor in space is sort of a squashed sphere. The lead author of a new paper published in Nature describes it as "a lemon with an equatorial bulge."

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds State's Controversial Labor Law

NPR Top Stories - 6 hours 4 min ago

The law, championed by Gov. Scott Walker, sparked mass protests in the state capitol and attracted national attention. The decision gives Walker an important election-year victory.

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Where Love's Concerned, This 'Magic Barrel' Is No Magic Bullet

NPR Books - 6 hours 27 min ago

Anya Ulinich's new graphic novel is inspired by Bernard Malamud's "The Barrel" — both star choosy loners looking for love. But Malamud's swoony violins and lit candles don't apply to Lena Finkle.

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Amy Bloom: By the Book

New York Times book reviews - 6 hours 30 min ago
The author, most recently, of “Lucky Us” would like to invite Sappho, George Bernard Shaw and James Baldwin over for a literary dinner. “It’s not clear to me that everyone will get along.”






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20 Million Gallons Later, UCLA Water Main Finally Plugged

NPR Top Stories - 6 hours 36 min ago

The 93-year-old main burst earlier this week, spewing water into a parking garage on campus.

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How To Order Pizza From A Nuclear Command Bunker

NPR Top Stories - 6 hours 42 min ago

A trip to an underground Air Force nuclear bunker becomes a unexpectedly delicious culinary experience. Just don't order the gravy bowl.

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Conflict In Gaza: What You Need To Know Today

NPR Top Stories - 7 hours 24 min ago

Israel called up 16,000 reservists, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to destroy tunnels built by Hamas "with or without a ceasefire."

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Dutch, Australian Experts Reach MH17 Debris Field In Ukraine

NPR Top Stories - 9 hours 6 min ago

The team's effort had been thwarted for a week by heavy fighting. But the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe said experts were finally able to reach the site using a new route.

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Book News: George W. Bush Coming Out With Biography Of His Father

NPR Books - 9 hours 14 min ago

Also: a novel by Oscar Hijuelos will be published posthumously; Stephen Marche on the inevitability of literary failure.

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This 'Suitcase' Is Packed With Sharp, Funny, Tragic Tales

NPR Books - 9 hours 27 min ago

Yelena Akhtiorskaya's debut is a funny, sometimes heartbreaking, uniquely American chronicle of a family of Soviet immigrants who have transplanted a bit of their home to Brooklyn's Brighton Beach.

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Argentina's Default: 5 Headlines That Tell The Story

NPR Top Stories - 9 hours 32 min ago

After talks with creditors broke down, the country has defaulted on its debt for the second time in more than 12 years. This could mean higher interest rates and higher inflation for Argentina.

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Israel Calls Up 16,000 Reserves Amid Intensive Gaza Fighting

NPR Top Stories - 10 hours 44 min ago

The new call-up follows another day of intensive fighting, in which tank shells struck a U.N. school where Palestinians were sheltering and an airstrike tore through a crowded Gaza shopping area.

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What Somebody's Mummy Can Teach You About Heart Disease

NPR Top Stories - 11 hours 18 min ago

Mummies from Ancient Egypt, Peru and the U.S. all show signs of hardened arteries. But why? Researchers say bad hygiene, open hearths and maybe some deeply ingrained genetic factors were to blame.

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Peace Corps Evacuates Hundreds Of Volunteers Amid Ebola Outbreak

NPR Top Stories - July 30, 2014 - 9:47pm

A State Department official said two volunteers were under isolation after having contact with a person who later died of the virus. Ebola has killed more than 670 people in West Africa.

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