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A Home Air Quality Monitor That Can Be Checked Out From The Library

NPR Top Stories - 1 hour 43 min ago

In polluted Pittsburgh, a new device from a local university helps residents assess indoor air. It's not the only monitor on the market — but is the only one available to borrow from a public library.

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Remembering Nobel Prize-Winning Mathematician John Nash

NPR Top Stories - 2 hours 30 min ago

The great mathematician, whose accomplishments and struggle with schizophrenia were depicted in the 2001 film A Beautiful Mind, died with his wife, Alice, in a car accident on Saturday. "His suffering, I know, was real," says University of Chicago economist Roger Myerson. "But he was touched by glory."

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'It's For You To Know That You Forgive,' Says Holocaust Survivor

NPR Top Stories - 2 hours 30 min ago

Eva Kor, who was held at Auschwitz and recently testified against former Nazi guard Oskar Groening, says that when a victim chooses to forgive, they take the power back from their tormentors.

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Defense Secretary Carter: Iraqi Forces Lack 'Will To Fight' ISIS

NPR Top Stories - 4 hours 1 min ago

Ash Carter, in an interview on CNN, said that the ISF lost Anbar despite "vastly outnumbering" fighters of the self-declared Islamic State.

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Malaysia Finds Gravesites In Camps Used By People Smugglers

NPR Top Stories - 6 hours 3 min ago

The gruesome discovery of the sites thought to contain dozens or possibly hundreds of remains of migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh, follows a similar find this month across the border in Thailand.

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'Beautiful Mind' Mathematician John Nash, Jr. Dies In New Jersey Car Crash

NPR Top Stories - 9 hours 7 min ago

The Nobel Prize winner who struggled with schizophrenia and was portrayed by Russell Crowe in the 2001 film, died with his wife in a taxi on the New Jersey Turnpike, officials say. He was 86.

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Greece Warns That It Will Probably Miss Next Month's Debt Payment

NPR Top Stories - 10 hours 34 min ago

Interior Minister Nikos Voutsis says a $1.76 billion payment due next month "will not be given and is not there to be given."

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Accusations Pile Up Against Panama's Former President

NPR Top Stories - 11 hours 10 min ago

One of Central America's richest and most eccentric former politicians, Ricardo Martinelli, may soon face charges for stealing millions of dollars from the government during his five years in power.

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Nepali Villagers Flee After Landslide Cuts Off Major River

NPR Top Stories - 11 hours 28 min ago

Rising waters behind the earth dam created by the landslide could burst through, inundating villages for miles downstream, officials say.

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Colorado's Free IUD Program Set To End In July

NPR Top Stories - 12 hours 19 min ago

A program that made IUDs accessible to Colorado teenagers is running out of funding. State Rep. Don Coram, a Republican, fought to save it. He credits the initiative with the drop in teen pregnancies.

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Activists Cross The DMZ In Controversial Peace Demonstration

NPR Top Stories - 12 hours 19 min ago

Famed American feminist Gloria Steinem has taken her activism to the border between North and South Korea. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to NPR's Elise Hu about the demonstration aimed at reunifying two nations.

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With Syria's Army Losing Ground, A Boost From Hezbollah

NPR Top Stories - 12 hours 19 min ago

President Bashar Assad has suffered a series of recent military setbacks. But Hezbollah keeps fighting in alliance with Syria's army, and it scored a recent victory along the border with Lebanon.

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Ohio To Set Standards For Police Use Of Deadly Force

NPR Top Stories - 12 hours 20 min ago

Ohio Gov. John Kasich recently put together a group in Cleveland to look at the divide between the city and the police. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to a member of that task force, Nina Turner.

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Author Says Researcher Faked Gay Marriage Opinon Study

NPR Top Stories - 12 hours 20 min ago

A much-publicized study suggesting door-to-door canvassing could change opinions about same-sex marriage has been discredited. The co-author of the study has asked Science to retract its article.

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As ISIS Expands Its Control, U.S. Policy Is Questioned

NPR Top Stories - 12 hours 20 min ago

The so-called Islamic State captured two strategic cities recently: Ramadi, Iraq, and Palmyra, Syria. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to Vali Nasr of Johns Hopkins about the U.S. strategy toward ISIS.

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Cleveland Protesters Arrested After Officer's Acquittal

NPR Top Stories - 16 hours 59 min ago

Cleveland police in riot gear made a number of arrests overnight Saturday as angry residents protested the acquittal of a patrolman charged in the shooting deaths of two unarmed suspects.

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Oil-Soaked Wildlife Turn Up On California Coast, As Cleanup Efforts Continue

NPR Top Stories - May 23, 2015 - 1:00pm

Workers continue to clean the coastline near Santa Barbara, where some 105,000 gallons of crude oil were spilled. Several pelicans, both dead and alive, have been found soaked in oil.

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Cleveland Simmers In Wake Of Officer's Manslaughter Acquittal

NPR Top Stories - May 23, 2015 - 1:00pm

Cleveland residents are on edge after a white police officer was found not guilty in the 2012 shooting deaths of an unarmed black driver and his passenger. The shooting ended a high-speed car chase.

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Huge Crowd In El Salvador For Beatifcation Of Slain Archbishop

NPR Top Stories - May 23, 2015 - 12:36pm

The ceremony for Oscar Romero — who was gunned down during mass in the capital, San Salvador, in 1980 — is the last step before being declared a saint by the Vatican.

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Email Slip Reportedly Reveals United Kingdom Plan For Possible EU Exit

NPR Top Stories - May 23, 2015 - 11:08am

In the communication that The Guardian says it received accidentally from the Bank of England, officials outlined details of the plan known as "Operation Bookend."

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