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10 More Bodies Found Inside Sunken Ferry By Divers

NPR Top Stories - April 19, 2014 - 4:33pm

10 more bodies found inside sunken ferry by divers

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Training For An Uncertain Military Future In The Calif. Desert

NPR Top Stories - April 19, 2014 - 1:38pm

The military's training center at Fort Irwin in California is complete with mock Middle Eastern villages. But as the U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan winds down, how will this facility change?

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Writing The Wicked Ways Of The 'Worst. Person. Ever.'

NPR Books - April 19, 2014 - 1:07pm

Raymond Gunt is profane, rude, heartless and truly the Worst. Person. Ever. Author Douglas Coupland says he's not exactly sure how the character, with no redeeming qualities, came into his mind.

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GM Was Slow To Recall Saturn Cars With Steering Flaw

NPR Top Stories - April 19, 2014 - 1:02pm

General Motors delayed a safety recall of more than 330,000 cars, newly released federal documents show. The Saturn Ions were found to have defective power steering systems.

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Mount Everest: Avalanche Death Toll Rises To 13

NPR Top Stories - April 19, 2014 - 11:16am

Search teams are digging through ice and snow on Mount Everest in hopes of finding Sherpa guides who are still missing. Survivors say the avalanche was like being trapped in a cloud.

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Extra Vaccination Push Underway In Ohio As Mumps Outbreak Spreads

NPR Top Stories - April 19, 2014 - 9:22am

Officials in Columbus, Ohio, are scrambling to contain a burst of mumps cases. There's a new clinic open for vaccinations, and Ohio State University is teaching students how to protect themselves.

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Pakiastani TV Journalist Hamid Mir Wounded In Attack

NPR Top Stories - April 19, 2014 - 9:04am

Prominent TV anchor Hamid Mir is in a Karachi hospital after gunmen opened fire on his car Saturday afternoon. Mir's car was reportedly ambushed by attackers who were riding motorcycles.

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Ancient Landscape Is Found Under 2 Miles Of Ice In Greenland

NPR Top Stories - April 19, 2014 - 8:01am

A revelation goes against widely held ideas about how some glaciers work, and it suggests that at least parts of Greenland's ice sheet survived periods of global warming intact.

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Telltale Rainbow Sheens Show Thousands Of Spills Across The Gulf

NPR Top Stories - April 19, 2014 - 7:07am

Since the disastrous BP spill in 2010, environmentalists have kept watch over Louisiana's coastline. One consortium says there's far more oil leaking into the Gulf than companies are reporting.

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So This Is How They Do It! Zebras Getting Stripes

NPR Top Stories - April 19, 2014 - 7:03am

The pink on a flamingo? Stripes on a zebra? Spots on a giraffe? All explained. Simply. Elegantly. Oddly.

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Ukraine Calls An Easter Truce In Clash With Militants

NPR Top Stories - April 19, 2014 - 5:41am

Citing recent progress and the Easter holiday, Ukrainian officials say they've suspended an "anti-terrorist operation" aimed at pro-Russian forces who have occupied government buildings.

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Captain Apologizes As Death Toll Rises In S. Korea Ferry Accident

NPR Top Stories - April 19, 2014 - 4:55am

The captain of the 6,852-ton ferry has been criticized for allowing 30 minutes to pass before giving an evacuation order. He has been arrested, even as a recovery effort continues.

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Avalanche Sweeps 12 Sherpas Off Mt. Everest

NPR Top Stories - April 19, 2014 - 4:12am

Twelve sherpas died in a recent avalanche on Mount Everest. Climber Conrad Anker explains that the guides were helping prepare a route for hundreds of climbers expected for the coming summer season.

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Syrian Rebel Stronghold On The Verge Of Government Takeover

NPR Top Stories - April 19, 2014 - 4:12am

The Syrian city of Homs has been a rebel stronghold since the anti-government uprising began. But one rebel tells NPR that they're low on ammunition and medical gear.

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Putin Tries To Sell Ukraine's Muslims On Russian Rule

NPR Top Stories - April 19, 2014 - 4:12am

Russian President Putin is reaching out to Muslims in Crimea. Professor Robert Crews tells NPR's Wade Goodwyn that Putin is trying to build alliances in the Muslim world to weigh against the West.

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Watch For The Blind Lets You Feel Time Passing

NPR Top Stories - April 19, 2014 - 4:12am

A new watch allows the blind to feel time on their wrists. Designer Hyungsoo Kim tells NPR's Wade Goodwyn his watch allows users to tell time accurately without revealing their disabilities.

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How A Music Writer Learned Trust Is The Ultimate Backstage Pass

NPR Books - April 19, 2014 - 4:12am

Lisa Robinson knows how to talk — and how to make others, especially musicians, want to talk. The veteran rock journalist speaks with NPR's Wade Goodwyn about her four decades behind the scenes.

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For Chris O'Dowd, 'Of Mice And Men' Is More Than An American Story

NPR Books - April 19, 2014 - 1:20am

"All of us have chased the American dream so there's something very universal about it," the Irish actor says. O'Dowd and James Franco star in a new Broadway production of Steinbeck's novella.

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A Journey Of Pain And Beauty: On Becoming Transgender In India

NPR Top Stories - April 18, 2014 - 3:12pm

Abhina Aher is a member of the country's storied, yet marginalized, transgender community. Last week, the India's highest court legally recognized the group as a new gender — neither male nor female.

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Are Democrats Trying To Energize The Base With The Race Card?

NPR Top Stories - April 18, 2014 - 2:31pm

Top Democrats have said recently that some GOP opposition to President Obama and his agenda is based on race. It's an explosive message that might drive Democratic voters to the polls.

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