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Do Try This At Home: 3 Korean Banchan (Side Dishes) In One Pot

NPR Top Stories - July 5, 2015 - 3:54am

If you've ever eaten at a Korean restaurant, you're used to the endless side dishes that come out with the meal. They're called banchan, and they're remarkably simple to make for yourself.

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Want A Taste Of Virtual Reality? Step One: Find Some Cardboard

NPR Top Stories - July 5, 2015 - 3:03am

Fancy headsets can cost between $200 and $500. But if you have a smartphone, some extra time and an empty pizza box, you can make your own.

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You Haven't Left The Building But Your Brain's On A Virtual Reality Trip

NPR Top Stories - July 5, 2015 - 3:03am

You can now experience the aftermath of Nepal's earthquake or get a sense of what it's like to be in a refugee camp without leaving home. Will that make you more likely to donate to a cause?

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Trump's Campaign Theme Song Headache? Blame Michael Jackson, Sort Of

NPR Top Stories - July 5, 2015 - 1:46am

Candidates keep getting in trouble for picking theme songs without getting approval from the artist. You can trace this back to changes in both campaigning and the way companies sell products.

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Israel And The West Bank Through Fresh Eyes

NPR Top Stories - July 5, 2015 - 1:06am

A dozen photographers were set loose with the aim of seeing an old conflict in a new light. The result is a photo exhibit now showing in Tel Aviv and coming soon to the U.S.

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As Greece Stares Down Its Money Troubles, A Decisive Vote Looms

NPR Top Stories - July 4, 2015 - 1:04pm

Greeks vote Sunday on a referendum that will determine the future of the country's troubled economy and the question of whether Greece remains part of the eurozone.

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'Firework, Not Fire Fun': The Serious Jobs Of Pyrotechnic Pros

NPR Top Stories - July 4, 2015 - 1:04pm

With some 50,000 fireworks going off in just 25 minutes, Macy's Fourth of July fireworks display in New York City is the biggest in the U.S. — but the task of putting it all together is even bigger.

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Charleston Reporters Tell The National Story Of Local Violence

NPR Top Stories - July 4, 2015 - 1:04pm

The staff of hometown paper The Post and Courier feels the emotional toll of covering the church shootings and other traumatic events.

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Aphrodisiacs Can Spark Sexual Imagination, But Probably Not Libido

NPR Top Stories - July 4, 2015 - 1:04pm

Going on a picnic with someone special? Make sure to pack watermelon, a food that lore says is an aphrodisiac. No food is actually scientifically linked to desire, but here's how some got that rep.

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U.N.: Report On Iran's Atomic Program Possible By Year's End

NPR Top Stories - July 4, 2015 - 11:29am

International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Yukiya Amano says that, "with cooperation" from Tehran, a report could be finalized before January.

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Matt Stonie Downs 62 Hot Dogs For Coney Island Title

NPR Top Stories - July 4, 2015 - 10:18am

The new champion, who came in second last year in the annual contest put on by Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs, bested eight-time champ Joey "Jaws" Chestnut by two dogs on Saturday.

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Week After Beach Attack, Tunisia Declares State Of Emergency

NPR Top Stories - July 4, 2015 - 8:25am

Beji Caid Essebsi's office says the president needs the expanded powers to deal with extremists following the attack in Sousse that killed 38 foreign tourists.

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Lawrence Herkimer, The Father Of Modern Cheerleading, Dies At 89

NPR Top Stories - July 4, 2015 - 6:36am

He invented the pompom and the iconic "Herkie jump" that remains a staple of cheering squads to this day. And his National Cheerleading Association trains 150,000 cheerleaders a year.

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When America's Librarians Went To War

NPR Top Stories - July 4, 2015 - 6:03am

During the world wars of the 20th century, librarians played a role worth remembering.

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