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Kentucky Is Now Just Two Games Away From Perfect Season

NPR Top Stories - March 28, 2015 - 7:09pm

It was down to two final free throws, but the Wildcats finally overcame Notre Dame's upset bid in a 68-66 win. They'll go on to face the Wisconsin Badgers in a rematch from last year's Final Four.

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The Cautionary Tale Of A Big-Time Bracket Bust

NPR Top Stories - March 28, 2015 - 2:35pm

In 2010, police arrested a New Jersey man running an football pool — with a payout totaling nearly $900,000. If you're the one holding money in your office's college basketball pool, take heed.

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What Is The Mystery Goo That Killed Seabirds In The Bay Area?

NPR Top Stories - March 28, 2015 - 1:22pm

More than 200 birds died earlier this year. Now, scientists and federal agencies are running forensic tests and looking for clues to the goo as part of a national investigation.

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Nigerians Go To The Polls

NPR Top Stories - March 28, 2015 - 1:22pm

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton, who's been at a polling station in the capital, Abuja, where they're counting votes.

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Assessing The Ellen Pao Verdict

NPR Top Stories - March 28, 2015 - 1:22pm

NPR's Arun Rath talks with Wired.com's Davey Alba about the outcome of the landmark gender discrimination case against a Silicon Valley venture capital firm.

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An Update On Yemen's Escalating Crisis

NPR Top Stories - March 28, 2015 - 1:22pm

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Iona Craig, a freelance journalist who's spent the last four years reporting from the country, about this week's airstrikes and prospects for a ceasefire.

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'Night At The Fiestas' Spins Stories Of Faith And Family

NPR Books - March 28, 2015 - 1:22pm

Kirstin Valdez Quade's debut book of short fiction is inspired by her family and its long history in the "romanticized" region of northern New Mexico.

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British Fraudster Walks Out Of Jail Using Forged Bail Letter

NPR Top Stories - March 28, 2015 - 11:42am

The man, who was serving time for a $2.7 million fraud, simply showed guards the letter and walked free. He later changed his mind and turned himself back in to authorities.

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Indiana's 'Religious Freedom' Bill Sparks Firestorm Of Controversy

NPR Top Stories - March 28, 2015 - 9:45am

When Gov. Mike Pence signed a law that allows his state's businesses to refuse to serve same-sex couples, he could hardly have anticipated the dramatic backlash he's received.

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Arab Airstrikes Against Yemen Reportedly Could Continue For Months

NPR Top Stories - March 28, 2015 - 6:51am

At a summit in Egypt, the embattled Yemeni President Abed Raboo Mansour Hadi also described Houthi rebels as "puppets of Iran."

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Amid Violence, Nigerians Go To The Polls To Choose A President

NPR Top Stories - March 28, 2015 - 5:19am

Incumbent Goodluck Jonathan faces off against former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari in what is being described as the closest contest in the history of the West African country.

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Pilot Who Downed Airliner Vowed 'To Do Something' To Be Remembered

NPR Top Stories - March 28, 2015 - 3:59am

Andreas Lubitz is believed to have locked the pilot of the Germanwings Flight 4U 9524 out of the cockpit before deliberately putting the aircraft into a fatal descent.

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Nigerians Vote In Tight Presidential Election

NPR Top Stories - March 28, 2015 - 3:38am

The top contenders in Nigeria's election are incumbent Goodluck Jonathan, who has battled an Islamist insurgency for years, and a former military leader who promises to be tough on corruption.

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Expert: Iranians In Favor Of Nuclear Deal

NPR Top Stories - March 28, 2015 - 3:38am

A potential nuclear deal with Iran would have big implications for national politics in both the U.S. and Iran. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Najmeh Bozorgmehr of the Financial Times about the talks.

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Ex-Ambassador: Rebels In Yemen Exploited A Vacuum

NPR Top Stories - March 28, 2015 - 3:38am

A Saudi-led coalition carried out airstrikes on Yemen for the third night in a row. NPR's Scott Simon talks about the crisis in Yemen and what led up to it with the former U.S. Ambassador Barbara Bodine.

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Germanwings Pilot Had Extensive Medical History

NPR Top Stories - March 28, 2015 - 3:38am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Matthias Gebauer of Der Spiegel about the co-pilot who investigators say deliberately crashed a Germanwings plane in the French Alps this week.

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Birder Finds Panama Packed With Species, But No Harpy Eagles

NPR Top Stories - March 28, 2015 - 3:38am

There are more species of birds in Panama than all of North America. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Ray Brown, host of the radio program Talkin' Birds, who just returned from the country.

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Safety Experts Question Mental Screenings For Pilots

NPR Top Stories - March 28, 2015 - 3:38am

German authorities now say the co-pilot who brought down the Germanwings aircraft hid an illness from his employers. These reports have raised concerns about the mental health screening of pilots.

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In Argentina, Friends, Families Torn Apart By Political Discord

NPR Top Stories - March 28, 2015 - 3:38am

In Argentina these days no one talks politics. It's not because no one cares but rather because one stray word can lose you a friend or a family member.

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Indiana's HIV Spike Prompts New Calls For Needle Exchanges Statewide

NPR Top Stories - March 28, 2015 - 3:38am

Southeastern Indiana is battling an HIV outbreak. The new cases are mostly linked to injection drug use and have reignited a debate over needle exchanges, which are currently illegal in the state.

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