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Same-Sex Marriage, In The Justices' Words

NPR Top Stories - April 27, 2015 - 12:34am

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on the question of same-sex marriage. In the meantime, though, we do know a good deal about the views of the justices already.

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Drop-In Chefs Help Seniors Stay In Their Own Homes

NPR Top Stories - April 27, 2015 - 12:32am

As people age, cooking can become difficult or even physically impossible. It's one reason people move to assisted living. One company offers a chef to cook healthy, affordable meals at home.

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In Texas, Questions About Prosecuting Truancy

NPR Top Stories - April 27, 2015 - 12:31am

Chronic, unexcused absence in Texas often sends students and parents to adult criminal courts.

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Opening Statements To Begin Monday In Colorado Theater Shooting Trial

NPR Top Stories - April 26, 2015 - 11:25pm

James Holmes' legal team admits he was behind the massacre that killed 12 people in Aurora, Colo., nearly three years ago. Two key questions remain: Was Holmes insane, and should he be put to death?

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South Africa's Xenophobic Attacks 'Vile,' Says Zulu King Accused Of Inciting Them

NPR Top Stories - April 26, 2015 - 2:33pm

Recent attacks against immigrants have reportedly caused at least seven deaths in the country. Accused of incendiary remarks, Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini says his comments were taken out of context.

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As California's Economy Reels From Drought, At Least One Industry Is Doing Fine

NPR Top Stories - April 26, 2015 - 1:25pm

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with a California landscaper who says demand for her business is booming.

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A Day After Earthquake, Nepal Struck By Aftershocks

NPR Top Stories - April 26, 2015 - 1:25pm

Donatella Lorch, a freelance journalist in Kathmandu, gives NPR's Arun Rath an update on the effects of Saturday's devastating quake. She says people are taking it "hour by hour and day by day."

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Putin: 'No Regrets' Over Crimea Annexation

NPR Top Stories - April 26, 2015 - 11:21am

In a new documentary titled The President, the Russian leader says seizing Crimea from Ukraine righted a historical wrong.

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Baltimore Police: 34 Arrested In Freddie Gray Protest

NPR Top Stories - April 26, 2015 - 9:18am

Even with the arrests, police said Saturday's protest over Gray — a 25-year-old black man who died in police custody after receiving a fatal spinal cord injury — was "mostly peaceful."

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2 Dead, 5 Missing After Sudden Squall Hits Alabama Sailing Regatta

NPR Top Stories - April 26, 2015 - 6:35am

Several boats in a race at Dauphin Island in Mobile Bay were capsized when winds unexpectedly gusted to 50 knots, generating waves up to 10 feet high.

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Eliud Kipchoge Edges Out Fellow Kenyans To Win London Marathon

NPR Top Stories - April 26, 2015 - 5:50am

In his first win of the iconic long-distance race, Kipchoge clocked 2:04:47. Wilson Kipsang, who won last year, placed second and world-record holder Dennis Kimetto was third.

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High-Altitude Rescue Underway On Everest

NPR Top Stories - April 26, 2015 - 4:52am

At least 17 people are reported dead on the mountain after a massive quake-triggered avalanche swept through base camp on the south side on Saturday.

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What If Students Could Fire Their Professors?

NPR Top Stories - April 26, 2015 - 4:03am

A bill in the Iowa state Senate would rate and fire professors based solely on student evaluations. Research suggests that's not such a good idea.

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Staten Island Candidates Avoid Talk Of Eric Garner Case

NPR Top Stories - April 26, 2015 - 3:42am

In the New York Congressional district where an an unarmed black man died at the hands of police last year, neither candidate for a special congressional election is using the death to score points.

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Pakistani Activists Mourn Slain Bookstore Owner

NPR Top Stories - April 26, 2015 - 3:42am

On Friday, gunmen killed prominent Pakistani women's rights activist and book store owner Sabeen Mahmud. At a book fair in Karachi, colleagues are mourning her loss.

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Everest Climbers Hit By Deadly Snow, Rock After Nepal Quake

NPR Top Stories - April 26, 2015 - 3:42am

Many climbers are currently trapped on Mount Everest following the earthquake in Nepal. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Outside Magazine Senior Editor Grayson Schaffer about the rescue efforts.

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Baltimore Protests Turn Violent

NPR Top Stories - April 26, 2015 - 3:42am

A week of peaceful protests in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray, a young African-American man, turned violent Saturday. Police arrested twelve people for destroying property and other crimes.

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Kathmandu In Chaos After Massive Saturday Earthquake

NPR Top Stories - April 26, 2015 - 3:42am

One day after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit Nepal, killing more than 2,000 people, NPR's Rachel Martin speaks correspondent Julie McCarthy, who is in Kathmandu.

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Who's Behind The Latest Ethnic Food Trend? Maybe It's A Government

NPR Top Stories - April 26, 2015 - 3:03am

It's no accident that Peruvian cuisine has become popular in recent years. It's government policy – one that a number of middle-income nations are adopting to flex their muscles on the global stage.

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Would Doctors Be Better If They Didn't Have To Memorize?

NPR Top Stories - April 26, 2015 - 1:36am

For decades, first-year medical students have had to cram the details of the cellular metabolism cycle into their heads. Some med schools say it's time to quit cramming and focus on patients' lives.

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