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Deported For An Old Crime, Jamaican Loses His American Dream

NPR Top Stories - 14 hours 2 min ago

Howard Dean Bailey made a good life for himself in the U.S. But then, a decades-old run-in with the law led to his deportation. Does his story show the system failing or working?

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One Man's Pee Pushes Portland To Flush 38 Million Gallons Of Water

NPR Top Stories - 14 hours 16 min ago

The trespasser relieved himself into one of the city's reservoirs of treated water. Officials say there's not much of a danger to public health, but they're being cautious.

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Police In Canada Make Arrest Related To 'Heartbleed' Bug

NPR Top Stories - 14 hours 30 min ago

A 19-year-old computer science student was taken into custody for allegedly exploiting the bug to steal sensitive information from government servers.

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Fate Of Girls Abducted In Nigeria Now Uncertain

NPR Top Stories - 15 hours 55 min ago

About 100 girls were grabbed Monday. Officials have blamed a radical Islamist group. Late Wednesday, Nigeria's military said almost all the girls had been accounted for. That claim is in dispute.

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Ukraine Crisis: Diplomats Meet, Putin Admits Russia's Role In Crimea

NPR Top Stories - 16 hours 29 min ago

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is among those gathering in Geneva to see if they can find a diplomatic solution. The prospects for progress appear to be slim.

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Weekly Jobless Claims Stay Near 7-Year Low

NPR Top Stories - 17 hours 2 min ago

The 304,000 applications filed last week means they were close to the lowest level since May 2007. Analysts say the news is another sign that the economy continues to grow.

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Putin Tells Snowden That Russia Doesn't Do Mass Surveillance

NPR Top Stories - 17 hours 45 min ago

It was one spy speaking to another, as Putin put it, when "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden asked the Russian leader on national TV whether his nation has a program like the U.S. National Security Agency's.

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Book News: Did Amazon Unintentionally Create A Drug Dealer Starter Kit?

NPR Books - 18 hours 4 min ago

Also: Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez's health is said to be stable but "very fragile"; Dave Eggers' new book is called Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?

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To Increase Productivity, UPS Monitors Drivers' Every Move

NPR Top Stories - 18 hours 6 min ago

A typical UPS truck now has hundreds of sensors on it. That's changing the way UPS drivers work — and it foreshadows changes coming for workers throughout the economy.

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'Over Easy' Serves Up Savory Memories Of A Vintage Diner

NPR Books - 18 hours 37 min ago

Mimi Pond's graphic memoir is a rose (or in this case aqua) tinted recollection of her time waitressing at a bohemian diner in Oakland in the 1970s. Reviewer Etelka Lehoczky says it's a sweet tribute.

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No Sign Yet Of Hundreds Missing After South Korean Ferry Disaster

NPR Top Stories - 18 hours 45 min ago

Divers are having difficulty getting into the capsized ship. It was sailing to a resort island Wednesday when it capsized. Most of the passengers were high school students on a school trip.

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Ukraine: 3 Killed After Black Sea Base Attack

NPR Top Stories - 21 hours 15 min ago

A crowd of around 300 men armed with stun grenades and Molotov cocktails attacked the base, in the south-east part of the country late Wednesday, the interior ministry said in a statement.

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Plant Breeders Release First 'Open Source Seeds'

NPR Top Stories - 22 hours 10 min ago

Scientists and food activists are launching a campaign to promote seeds that can be freely shared, rather than protected through patents and licenses. They call it the Open Source Seed Initiative.

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Polio Hits Equatorial Guinea, Threatens Central Africa

NPR Top Stories - 22 hours 11 min ago

The two cases are the first in the country since 1999. The virus spread from neighboring Cameroon. When polio is on the move in Central Africa, the toll can be tragic.

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Meet The Sisters Saving Spanish Horses From Slaughter

NPR Top Stories - 22 hours 12 min ago

Once status symbols for newly minted millionaires, horses are now the voiceless victims in Spain's economic crash. Two sisters are adopting horses that might otherwise end up in the food supply.

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Free Drug Samples Prompt Skin Doctors To Prescribe Costlier Meds

NPR Top Stories - April 16, 2014 - 3:01pm

A new study adds to growing evidence that free drug samples influence doctors' prescribing habits. The cost difference to patients can be hundreds of dollars per office visit.

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Rescuers Deliver Most, But Not All, Nigerian Schoolgirls To Safety

NPR Top Stories - April 16, 2014 - 2:14pm

According to the Nigerian military, all but eight of the girls kidnapped from a Nigerian boarding school have been rescued. As many as 100 girls had been abducted by militants earlier in the week.

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Israel's Ultra-Orthodox Put Faith In Unorthodox Dating Service

NPR Top Stories - April 16, 2014 - 2:00pm

Young ultra-Orthodox Jews are increasingly pursuing college degrees or joining the workforce. That's challenged matchmaking customs and led to a new service that connects like-minded men and women.

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Bloomberg Seeks To Alter Gun Debate With $50 Million, And Moms

NPR Top Stories - April 16, 2014 - 1:49pm

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is committing more of his considerable fortune to getting gun safety laws passed. The initiative will support a grass-roots effort that seeks to enlist women.

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Book Review: 'Kinder Than Solitude'

NPR Books - April 16, 2014 - 1:44pm

Ellah Allfrey reviews Kinder Than Solitude, by Yiyun Li.

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