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Two Decades Later, 168 Victims Of Oklahoma City Attack Are Remembered

NPR Top Stories - April 19, 2015 - 8:47am

Former President Bill Clinton and Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin spoke at a ceremony remembering the April 19, 1995 bombing — the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in U.S. history.

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Shroud Of Turin Goes Back On Display In Italy For A Limited Engagement

NPR Top Stories - April 19, 2015 - 6:53am

The 14-by-3.5-foot cloth, believed by many faithful to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ, will be shown to the public until June 24.

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New ISIS Video Purports To Show Shooting, Beheading Of Christians

NPR Top Stories - April 19, 2015 - 5:06am

The footage shows some 30 people it says are Ethiopian Christians killed in two separate locations in Libya.

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Up To 700 Migrants Feared Dead In Capsized Boat Off North Africa

NPR Top Stories - April 19, 2015 - 4:04am

The vessel, carrying would-be migrants, appears to have been headed for the Italian island of Lampedusa.

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Security Tightens For Second Boston Marathon Since The Bombing

NPR Top Stories - April 19, 2015 - 3:45am

The Boston Marathon bombing two years ago changed how organizers run the annual race. Despite stepped-up security, 1 million fans will be cheering on runners from the sidelines on Monday.

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Hundreds Missing As Migrant Boat Sinks Off Libya

NPR Top Stories - April 19, 2015 - 3:45am

A major rescue operation is underway in the Mediterranean Sea after a migrant ship carrying as many as 700 people capsized Sunday. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to the U.N.'s Adrian Edwards in Geneva.

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Memoir Chronicles The Joy And Loss Of 'The Light Of The World'

NPR Books - April 19, 2015 - 3:45am

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to author Elizabeth Alexander about her new memoir, The Light of the World.

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VW Camper Van Gets An Electric Makeover

NPR Top Stories - April 19, 2015 - 3:45am

Talk about a time warp! The iconic VW camper is getting a modern reboot. This time, it's electric.

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Greece Risks Losing Future Bailout Funds

NPR Top Stories - April 19, 2015 - 3:45am

The question of what to do about Greece if it defaults on its debts is a topic at World Bank and IMF meetings in Washington this week.

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Nepal Diverts Climbing Fees To Sherpa Welfare Fund

NPR Top Stories - April 19, 2015 - 3:45am

One year ago, 16 Nepalis guiding climbers up Mount Everest were swept away by a hanging glacier that had peeled off the mountain. It was the worst single accident in the history of Everest.

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U.S. And Saudis Place Sanctions On Pakistani Charity

NPR Top Stories - April 19, 2015 - 3:45am

The U.S. and Saudi Arabia are imposing sanctions on a Pakistan-based charity thought to be funneling money to terror groups. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Daniel Glaser at the Treasury Department.

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Candidates And Candidates-To-Be Woo New Hampshire's GOP

NPR Top Stories - April 19, 2015 - 3:45am

Republican candidates — those who've already declared and those who have yet to — gathered in New Hampshire this weekend to speak to their party. Whose messages resonated? And whose did not?

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Remembering The Day The Murrah Building Was Bombed

NPR Top Stories - April 19, 2015 - 3:45am

Twenty years after the bombing in Oklahoma City, the U.S. views security and privacy in a very different way. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to correspondent Dina Temple-Raston about the changes.

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'Spinster' Celebrates The Single Ladies

NPR Books - April 19, 2015 - 3:45am

Writer Kate Bolick says that, growing up, she just assumed she'd get married some day — but it hasn't happened. Her new book looks at five women who upend traditional assumptions about women's lives.

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See Priya Cook: Gender Bias Pervades Textbooks Worldwide

NPR Top Stories - April 19, 2015 - 3:03am

In almost every corner of the world, women are either completely written out of school books, or they're portrayed in stereotypical, subservient roles, a report says. What will it take to fix this?

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Jon Krakauer Tells A 'Depressingly Typical' Story Of College Town Rapes

NPR Books - April 19, 2015 - 1:21am

Krakauer's Missoula looks at stories of women who have been sexually assaulted by people they know. He says rape is unlike other crimes because in other crimes, "the victim isn't assumed to be lying."

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This Robot Chef Has Mastered Crab Bisque

NPR Top Stories - April 19, 2015 - 1:20am

The system, a pair of robotic arms, learned to cook by mimicking the motions of a top chef. Even though it can't smell or taste, its maker says the robot should be able to make 2,000 meals by 2017.

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After Fan Pressure, Netflix Makes 'Daredevil' Accessible To The Blind

NPR Top Stories - April 18, 2015 - 2:49pm

The series stars a blind superhero — but at first, it lacked audio descriptions for the visually impaired. Netflix has added that option, but the issue raises larger questions of online accessibility.

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WHO Leader Says End Of Ebola Outbreak Is Near, But Hard Work Remains

NPR Top Stories - April 18, 2015 - 1:34pm

The new head of the World Health Organization's Africa region predicts the Ebola outbreak will end by this fall. But the world must remain vigilant until transmission has completely stopped, she says.

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Gazing Into Those Puppy-Dog Eyes May Actually Be Good For You

NPR Top Stories - April 18, 2015 - 1:34pm

Gazing into your dog's eyes apparently triggers happy feelings in both parties - suggesting that dogs really may love us back. (This piece originally aired on All Things Considered on April 16, 2015.)

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