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'Touch Tours' Help Blind Experience Philadelphia's Historic Food Scene

NPR Top Stories - 42 min 42 sec ago

A hands-on tour of Philadelphia's historic Italian Market includes time to appreciate the scents and sounds — and opportunities to sample the district's delicious chocolate, cheeses and fresh pastas.

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Talking Book Service in local news

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Karen Lehr, Anchor/Reporter for KIVI 6 On Your Side and KNIN Fox 9, came to Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) on April 29 to do a story on our Talking Books Service and volunteer program. She interviewed ICfL's Volunteer Coordinator Sheila Winther and Regional Talking Book Librarian Sue Walker. She also stepped into one of our two recording booths to film volunteer Kris Query narrating a story as volunteer Ruby Weaver monitored the narration.

View the story (2:39) at www.kivitv.com/news/volunteers-with-talking-book-program-provide-audio-books-to-physically-and-visually-impaired.

Kudos to ICfL volunteers and also to our fabulous staff members who give such great customer service to the Talking Book Service users!

Categories: Idaho Library News

100 Meters, 100 Years Old: Ida Keeling Breaks Racing Record

NPR Top Stories - 1 hour 29 min ago

Over the weekend, the runner completed the 100-meter dash in 1 minute and 17.33 seconds, the fastest time recorded for a centenarian. Keeling has some advice for the rest of us.

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The Man At The Center Of Iraq's Political Storm

NPR Top Stories - 1 hour 50 min ago

In the years after the 2003 U.S. invasion, the radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr emerged as a powerful anti-government force. Now he's reinvented himself. What role will he play in Iraq's future?

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A 'Tough Decision': Puerto Rican Governor Says Island Will Miss Debt Payment

NPR Top Stories - 1 hour 57 min ago

"I've decided that your basic needs come before anything else," Gov. Alejandro García Padilla said, adding that he will not close hospitals in order to pay the island's debt.

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As Democrats Look To General Election, Clinton Raises More Money Than Sanders

NPR Top Stories - 1 hour 57 min ago

It was the first time Clinton has raised more money than Sanders in months - a sign the momentum is shifting toward a general election fight.

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Biotech's Theranos Offers A Cautionary Tale For Silicon Valley

NPR Top Stories - 2 hours 8 min ago

The blood-testing startup led by Elizabeth Holmes soared on hype and celebrity boosters. Now it's under federal scrutiny. It could show that Silicon Valley's success model doesn't work in biotech.

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Under Attack, Commodity Promotion Programs Try To Hide Their Emails

NPR Top Stories - 2 hours 13 min ago

Federal programs that collect money from farmers in order to promote pork, beef and eggs have been under attack. They now want to exempt their documents from the Freedom of Information Act.

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CIA 'Live Tweets' Bin Laden Raid On 5th Anniversary

NPR Top Stories - 2 hours 37 min ago

Osama bin Laden was killed in May 2011. The Internet isn't sure that reconstructing the raid through tweets was the best idea. However you remember that day, here are some things to keep in mind.

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Idaho Library Snapshot Day 2016 Results

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In April 2016, during National Library Week, 35 Idaho libraries from around the state tracked their activities with statistics and photos, creating a snapshot of a day in the life of Idaho libraries and capturing the impact they have on their communities.

Results:

- 4:13 video
- Document with complete results and participating libraries
- View the results and find the video link at 
http://libraries.idaho.gov/IdahoSnapshot

Categories: Idaho Library News

3 Strange Worlds Circling A Cool Star Might Be Prime Spots To Support Life

NPR Top Stories - 3 hours 14 min ago

Scientists say each of these planets has one searingly hot side that's always facing the star and one frigidly cold side that's always facing away. But the regions in between might be cozy.

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Can An Online Game Help Create A Better Test For TB?

NPR Top Stories - 3 hours 25 min ago

In a vote of confidence for citizen science, researchers who created an online RNA-folding game launched the project's first challenge aimed at a disease — creating a better tuberculosis test.

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Ringling Bros. Circus Holds Final Shows Featuring Elephants

NPR Top Stories - 4 hours 16 min ago

In the world of animal rights, one activist compares it to the fall of the Berlin Wall. The original plan called for phasing out elephants' role in the circus by 2018.

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Bitcoin's Maker Revealed? Australian Man Says He Is 'Satoshi Nakamoto'

NPR Top Stories - 5 hours 47 min ago

Craig Wright, 45, is an entrepreneur whose name has often been mentioned in conversations about bitcoin's creator; in recent months, he was also investigated by tax authorities.

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Taking It To The Limit: Cruz, Sanders, Kasich Could Revive Convention Wars

NPR Top Stories - 8 hours 6 min ago

Beyond the prospect of winning the actual nomination, each of these men sees a chance to frame the issues and politics of the general election — and to influence party dynamics for years to come.

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Trump Could Be A Real Drag On GOP: Here Are The Top 10 Senate Races To Watch

NPR Top Stories - 8 hours 25 min ago

Illinois, Wisconsin, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania top list of Senate seats most likely to change hands — and they're all currently Republican-controlled.

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How College Students Are Sleeping ... Or Not

NPR Top Stories - 8 hours 25 min ago

A new study breaks down 1.4 million nights of sleep on college campuses. The results are surprising.

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Fiction: Joshua Ferris Reviews Don DeLillo’s ‘Zero K’

New York Times book reviews - 8 hours 55 min ago
In Don DeLillo’s 16th novel, a billionaire hopes to rid the world of death.
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Nonfiction: ‘Alter Egos: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and the Twilight Struggle Over American Power,’ by Mark Landler

New York Times book reviews - 8 hours 55 min ago
A correspondent surveys the relationship between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
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Leicester City: From Last Place To Now Poised To Win English Soccer Crown

NPR Top Stories - 17 hours 39 min ago

One of the greatest underdog stories in sports history is happening in England, where small-town Leicester is poised to win the Premier League — the world's richest and most-watched soccer league.

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