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Bangladeshi Blogger Hacked To Death; 2 Alleged Attackers Arrested

NPR Top Stories - 15 hours 6 min ago

Washiqur Rahman's killing comes a month after a deadly attack by Islamists on Bangladeshi-American blogger Avijit Roy in the country's capital.

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Five Thoughts On Trevor Noah Taking Over 'The Daily Show'

NPR Top Stories - 15 hours 14 min ago

South African comedian Trevor Noah was announced Monday as the next host of The Daily Show. It might not be the most obvious pick, but why make the most obvious pick?

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Trevor Noah Will Replace Jon Stewart As Host Of 'The Daily Show'

NPR Top Stories - 16 hours 41 min ago

Comedy Central President Michele Ganeless says that Trevor Noah "has a huge international following and is poised to explode here in America."

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Germanwings Crash: Co-Pilot Was Treated For Suicidal Tendencies

NPR Top Stories - 16 hours 52 min ago

But a prosecutor says "documents don't show any hints of [Andreas Lubitz] being suicidal or being aggressive toward other people." The plane crash last week killed 150 people.

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Sticking Points In Iran Nuclear Talks: Sanctions And A Fuel Stockpile

NPR Top Stories - 18 hours 19 min ago

With Tuesday's deadline for an international agreement on Iran's nuclear program approaching, foreign ministers from Iran and six world powers are trying to hash out a deal.

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Hillary Clinton's Email Controversy Hasn't Changed Much For 2016

NPR Top Stories - 19 hours 42 min ago

Three weeks after the Democratic front runner's widely covered news conference about her use of private emails, polls continue to show her ahead of Republicans in the 2016 presidential race.

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How Many Crimes Do Your Police 'Clear'? Now You Can Find Out

NPR Top Stories - 20 hours 34 min ago

Police say a crime is "cleared" when they make an arrest or identify a suspect. Clearance rates vary widely by city, but you can use our tool to look up how the police are faring where you live.

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Open Cases: Why One-Third Of Murders In America Go Unresolved

NPR Top Stories - 20 hours 41 min ago

Police today are identifying fewer murder suspects than they did a generation ago. One criminologist says that may be because departments are more focused on preventing crimes than on making arrests.

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In New York's Multinational Astoria, Diversity Is Key To Harmony

NPR Top Stories - 20 hours 41 min ago

The neighborhood in Queens has become a kind of urban United Nations, with people from 100 countries living there. The more diverse it becomes, the better its residents appear to get along.

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Employers And Insurers Gain Control In Workers' Compensation Disputes

NPR Top Stories - 20 hours 42 min ago

In 10 states, injured workers are finding it more difficult to get or keep medical treatment their doctors prescribe because of reforms to workers' comp laws.

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With So Much Oil Flowing, U.S. May Be Reaching Storage Limits

NPR Top Stories - 22 hours 3 min ago

Amid record production, some analysts worry the U.S. will run out of places to put it all. One says lack of storage space could drive oil down to around $20 a barrel, less than half the current price.

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Uphill Skiing Gains Traction In Colorado

NPR Top Stories - 22 hours 4 min ago

There's a growing trend of hiking up mountains — in skis. Though it's banned at some resorts for safety reasons, enthusiasts in Aspen want make the town a hub for the emerging sport.

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Sure, Use A Treadmill Desk — But You Still Need To Exercise

NPR Top Stories - 22 hours 5 min ago

Treadmill desks were the hot new trend in exercising a few years ago. The idea was to get moving and lose weight at work. But a new study suggests people don't use them enough to make a difference.

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Compression Clothing: Not The Magic Bullet For Performance

NPR Top Stories - 22 hours 6 min ago

Tight elasticized socks, sleeves and T-shirts supposedly make you a better athlete. But alas, science is pouring some cold water on those alluring claims.

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Tony Award-Winning Director Gene Saks Dies At 93

NPR Top Stories - March 29, 2015 - 9:43pm

Gene Saks teamed with playwright and fellow New Yorker Neil Simon on Broadway and movie productions of such Simon comedies as The Odd Couple and Brighton Beach Memoirs. He died Saturday in New York.

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Searching For Buried Treasure In China, A Writer Discovers Himself

NPR Books - March 29, 2015 - 1:30pm

During the Second Sino-Japanese War, Huan Hsu's great-great-grandfather buried his vast porcelain collection to protect it. Hsu went to find it 70 years later, on a trip about more than missing china.

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Videos On End-Of-Life Choices Ease Tough Conversation

NPR Top Stories - March 29, 2015 - 1:21pm

A program in Hawaii aims to reduce the number of older people who spend their final days of life in a hospital. Hawaii has one of the highest rates of hospital deaths for those over age 65 in the U.S.

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Iran, West Said To Be Closing Gap On Nuke Deal As Deadline Looms

NPR Top Stories - March 29, 2015 - 11:29am

The two sides are reportedly close to a deal ahead of a Tuesday deadline, but diplomatic sources caution that an agreement could still fall apart.

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Arab League Approves Idea Of Ground Forces For Regional Security

NPR Top Stories - March 29, 2015 - 9:18am

The 22-member body agreed in principle to the military force that could be rapidly deployed to regional trouble spots.

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Dozens Killed In Nigerian Election Violence As Polling Continues

NPR Top Stories - March 29, 2015 - 6:07am

Boko Haram extremists are being blamed for more than 40 deaths, including one lawmaker, as balloting continues in a closely-fought presidential elections.

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