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Longshot Leicester City Wins English Premier League Title

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2016 - 3:00pm

In what's being hailed as a "miracle," Leicester City, a small club from central England that started the season at 5,000-1 odds of winning the prestigious title, has clinched the trophy.

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Trade Opponents Leak Documents They Say Show Corporate Influence

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2016 - 2:35pm

Environmentalists opposed to a US-EU trade deal say documents they leaked prove corporations have too much say. But EU officials say that's "flatly wrong."

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2015 Saw A Decrease In Religious Freedom Around The World, Says Annual Report

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2016 - 2:23pm

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom says the refugee crisis, political strife and economic dislocation all contributed to a worldwide deterioration of religious freedom last year.

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Do The Words 'Race Riot' Belong On A Historic Marker In Memphis?

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2016 - 1:29pm

On May 1, 1866, Memphis was home to a massacre that killed 46 African-Americans and injured many others. Now a historical marker shows an ongoing rift between white historians and black activists.

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At Food World 'Oscars,' Category Sneakily Redefines All-American Cuisine

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2016 - 12:49pm

Most James Beard awards go to haute cuisine, but one prize recognizes classic neighborhood joints. And increasingly, the winners are immigrants whose cultures haven't yet dissolved in the melting pot.

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Should The U.S. Reconsider Its Stand On Foreign Aid For Abortion Clinics?

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2016 - 12:35pm

The Zika epidemic has prompted renewed debate over the controversial Helms Amendment, which prohibits use of U.S. government money to fund abortions in other countries.

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Was It Good, Bad, Or Ugly? Takes On Larry Wilmore's Jokes At Correspondents' Dinner

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2016 - 12:30pm

Some say the Nightly Show host utterly bombed his routine at Saturday's White House Correspondents' Dinner. Others say he simply had a different crowd in mind.

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'Biggest Loser' Lessons: Why The Body Makes It Hard To Keep Pounds Off

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2016 - 12:26pm

New research into the lives of past Biggest Loser contestants found many regain much of the weight they lost in the show --sometimes 100 pounds or more — because their biology works against them.

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As Factory Jobs Slip Away, Indiana Voters Have Trade On Their Minds

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2016 - 12:26pm

The state has been steadily losing manufacturing jobs for years. The issue is already playing a big part in the presidential campaign, and it could drive a lot of people to the polls on Tuesday.

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Left Behind In The Mobile Revolution, Intel Struggles To Innovate

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2016 - 12:25pm

As PC sales fall, the Silicon Valley giant is struggling to remake itself to keep up with cloud computing and mobile. Intel recently announced the layoff of 11 percent of its workforce.

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Critical Drugs For Hospital ERs Remain In Short Supply

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2016 - 12:18pm

The shortages for hospital emergency rooms have persisted even after Congress gave the Food and Drug Administration more power in 2012 to respond when drug supplies are low.

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WATCH: Ted Cruz Clashes With Trump Supporter, 'He Is Playing You For A Chump'

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2016 - 12:03pm

It wasn't the only unfortunate incident that befell Ted Cruz's campaign over the weekend as he's struggling to catch Donald Trump ahead of Tuesday's crucial vote.

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Detroit Teachers' 'Sickout' Closes More Than 90 Schools

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2016 - 11:53am

The public school district says it won't be able to pay employees past June under the current funding plan — even for work already done. A longer-term spending bill is stuck in the state Legislature.

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Halliburton, Baker Hughes Kill $28 Billion Merger Amid Regulator Opposition

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2016 - 11:17am

The two oilfield-services companies faced pressure from U.S. and European regulators concerned that a merger would stifle competition. The Justice Department filed suit in April to stop the deal.

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A Personal History Of L.A. Punk: 'It Was A Free-For-All For Outcasts'

NPR Books - May 2, 2016 - 11:15am

John Doe, Exene Cervenka and Dave Alvin of X join Fresh Air to discuss punk's early days. "Anybody could belong to punk that wanted to be there," Cervenka says. "[It] didn't matter how old you were."

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'Touch Tours' Help Blind Experience Philadelphia's Historic Food Scene

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2016 - 9:43am

A hands-on tour of Philadelphia's historic Italian Market includes time to appreciate the scents and sounds — and opportunities to sample the district's delicious chocolate, cheeses and fresh pastas.

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Talking Book Service in local news

Idaho Commission for Libraries Blog - May 2, 2016 - 9:27am
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Karen Lehr, Anchor/Reporter for KIVI 6 On Your Side and KNIN Fox 9, came to Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) on April 29 to do a story on our Talking Books Service and volunteer program. She interviewed ICfL's Volunteer Coordinator Sheila Winther and Regional Talking Book Librarian Sue Walker. She also stepped into one of our two recording booths to film volunteer Kris Query narrating a story as volunteer Ruby Weaver monitored the narration.

View the story (2:39) at www.kivitv.com/news/volunteers-with-talking-book-program-provide-audio-books-to-physically-and-visually-impaired.

Kudos to ICfL volunteers and also to our fabulous staff members who give such great customer service to the Talking Book Service users!

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100 Meters, 100 Years Old: Ida Keeling Breaks Racing Record

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2016 - 8:56am

Over the weekend, the runner completed the 100-meter dash in 1 minute and 17.33 seconds, the fastest time recorded for a centenarian. Keeling has some advice for the rest of us.

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The Man At The Center Of Iraq's Political Storm

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2016 - 8:35am

In the years after the 2003 U.S. invasion, the radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr emerged as a powerful anti-government force. Now he's reinvented himself. What role will he play in Iraq's future?

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A 'Tough Decision': Puerto Rican Governor Says Island Will Miss Debt Payment

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2016 - 8:28am

"I've decided that your basic needs come before anything else," Gov. Alejandro García Padilla said, adding that he will not close hospitals in order to pay the island's debt.

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