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'Hurricane' Carter Dies; Boxer Was Wrongfully Convicted Of Murder

NPR Top Stories - April 20, 2014 - 7:31am

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the former boxing champion who served nearly 20 years in prison, has died of prostate cancer. Carter's story inspired a Bob Dylan protest song; he was 76.

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This May Be Rogue Parishioners' Last Easter In Closed Church

NPR Top Stories - April 20, 2014 - 7:28am

Ten years after sneaking into a church slated for closing, parishioners at Saint Frances Cabrini Catholic Church maintain a 24-hour vigil in attempt to keep their house of worship open.

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Google Frecking: The Week In Pandas

NPR Top Stories - April 20, 2014 - 7:13am

Based on Google Alerts, a snapshot of pandas in black-and-white. In the here-and-now.

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Ukraine: Deadly Gunfight Rattles Easter Truce

NPR Top Stories - April 20, 2014 - 6:34am

The shootout took place at a checkpoint near Slovyansk in eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian militants have held a government building since last week.

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Pope Francis Leads Easter Mass For Thousands

NPR Top Stories - April 20, 2014 - 4:41am

The pope gave his traditional Easter blessing before a large crowd in St. Peter's Square; he also called for help for people who are living in desperate conditions.

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Tiny Liechtenstein Loses A Precious Quarter-Acre

NPR Top Stories - April 20, 2014 - 4:05am

The tiny principality of Liechtenstein spreads across a grand total of 62 square miles. Now, it's getting smaller.

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Hindu Nationalist Topping Polls In World's Largest Election

NPR Top Stories - April 20, 2014 - 4:05am

In India, hundreds of millions are casting their ballots in parliamentary elections over the next month. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Indian reporter Supriya Sharma.

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S. Korean Community Waits And Prays For Its Missing Students

NPR Top Stories - April 20, 2014 - 4:05am

It's been a week of tragedy for the community of Ansan, an industrial town near Seoul. Many of the high school teenagers who sank with the South Korean ferry last week attended high school there.

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Measures Of Change After Bangladesh Garment Factory Collapse

NPR Top Stories - April 20, 2014 - 4:05am

One year ago, 1,100 garment workers were killed when a Bangladesh factory collapsed. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Steven Greenhouse, labor reporter for The New York Times, about what has changed.

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Ukraine's Divide, Too Broad For Easter To Bridge?

NPR Top Stories - April 20, 2014 - 4:05am

Most Ukrainians are primarily Orthodox Christians, and Easter is the most important religious holiday of the year. Many in the country are hoping the holiday will calm current tensions.

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Legal At Last, Colorado's Pot Contest Gets Competitively Mellow

NPR Top Stories - April 20, 2014 - 4:05am

Denver is playing host to the annual Cannabis Cup this weekend. Editor Ricardo Baca of The Denver Post's The Cannabist blog gives NPR's Rachel Martin the high scores.

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Conservationist Shot In Africa's Oldest Nature Preserve

NPR Top Stories - April 20, 2014 - 4:05am

An internationally recognized conservationist is recovering after he was attacked in the Democratic Republic of Congo. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Allard Blom of the World Wildlife Fund.

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Organizers Predict Huge Crowd For Boston Marathon

NPR Top Stories - April 20, 2014 - 4:05am

Monday is the 2014 Boston Marathon. Security will be tight, and this year's race will be an emotional event that will be about more than who wins.

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Relatives Grieve As Divers Pull Bodies From S. Korean Ferry

NPR Top Stories - April 20, 2014 - 12:43am

The grim recovery operation off South Korea continues Sunday. Police boats brought bodies ashore to the deafening cries and screams of family members.

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Divers Begin Pulling Bodies From Sunken Ferry

NPR Top Stories - April 19, 2014 - 8:43pm

Divers begin pulling bodies from sunken ferry

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