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Dog Team Races To Rescue Lost Hiker In The Himalayas

NPR Top Stories - April 15, 2015 - 10:34am

A 47-year-old man disappeared 11 days ago on a popular trail. The weather is so bad that helicopters can't help. His only chance of survival is via a small search team with four dogs.

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Documents Show Global Outpouring Of Grief Over Lincoln's Assassination

NPR Top Stories - April 15, 2015 - 10:29am

The State Department has released documents from 1865 that highlight the disbelief and profound sympathy over the president's death from governments and private citizens the world over.

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Postman Carrying Letters For Congress Lands On Capitol Grounds In A Gyrocopter

NPR Top Stories - April 15, 2015 - 10:03am

The Florida postal worker had told many that he had planned to make the flight to raise awareness about graft and corruption in Congress. He was met by police with their guns drawn.

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U.S. Predicted To Be Net Energy Exporter In Next Decade; First Time Since 1950s

NPR Top Stories - April 15, 2015 - 9:28am

Citing a boom in natural gas and shifts in demand, the Energy Information Administration says the U.S. could stop being a net energy importer "sometime between 2020 and 2030."

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ArtsBeat: Dictionary of American Regional English Faces Shutdown

New York Times book reviews - April 15, 2015 - 9:21am
The 52-year-old project tracking regional language variations across the country is searching for a new source of funding.






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Pentagon To Exhume Remains Of Sailors From USS Oklahoma

NPR Top Stories - April 15, 2015 - 8:39am

The ship with 429 sailors and Marines capsized Dec. 7, 1941, in the attack on Pearl Harbor; 388 were unidentified. The Pentagon decision, citing scientific advances in DNA testing, marks a reversal.

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Who's On The List Of State Sponsors Of Terrorism, And Why

NPR Top Stories - April 15, 2015 - 8:26am

The White House said Tuesday that President Obama would remove Cuba from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism. Iran, Sudan and Syria are also on it. But some states have made it off, too.

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Some Doctors Still Dismiss Parents' Concerns About Autism

NPR Top Stories - April 15, 2015 - 8:20am

Most children don't get diagnosed with autism until they start school, a study finds, though the signs may be visible much earlier. Earlier diagnosis means more time to get therapy.

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Real-World Math: A Bit Of Trig And Hay For The Horses

NPR Top Stories - April 15, 2015 - 8:03am

The Common Core math standards say students need more than a textbook understanding of concepts like the Pythagorean theorem. So two Colorado teachers teamed up for a lesson in real-world math.

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Congress Says It Will Not Tolerate 'Agents Gone Wild'

NPR Top Stories - April 15, 2015 - 7:40am

The latest episode: sexual misconduct and security lapses by employees at the DEA and Secret Service. Members of a House panel say they've lost confidence in DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart.

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Former NFL Player Aaron Hernandez Found Guilty Of Murder

NPR Top Stories - April 15, 2015 - 6:26am

In 2013, Aaron Hernandez was a three-year NFL veteran who was accused of killing the boyfriend of his fiancee's sister. A jury found him guilty of first-degree murder Wednesday.

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When Keeping A Secret Trumps The Need For Care

NPR Top Stories - April 15, 2015 - 6:08am

Young adults covered by their parents' health plans may balk at getting treatment for mental health or other conditions they would rather not have show up on family insurance statements.

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You Didn't Check The 'Presidential Election Campaign' Box On Your Taxes, Did You?

NPR Top Stories - April 15, 2015 - 6:03am

The little box is for presidential public financing. At first, it was relatively popular but now fewer people are checking the box and more candidates are rejecting the funds.

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'All The Rage' Has All The Despair, And All The Confusion, Too

NPR Books - April 15, 2015 - 6:03am

Courtney Summers' new YA novel centers on a girl who was raped at a party, and the community that mostly doesn't believe her. Critic Tasha Robinson says the book's portrait of trauma packs a punch.

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EU Charges Google With Antitrust Violations, Will Also Look At Android

NPR Top Stories - April 15, 2015 - 5:16am

Saying that Google abused its grip on the online search market by "systematically favoring" its own shopping services at the expense of others, a European panel releases a list of antitrust charges.

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Children’s Books: Frank Viva’s ‘Outstanding in the Rain’

New York Times book reviews - April 15, 2015 - 5:00am
Frank Viva’s ingenious new picture book fashions a charming story out of sound-alike phrases.






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At Walter Scott's Funeral, An Unexpected Conversation

NPR Top Stories - April 15, 2015 - 4:39am

When Clemson University professor Chenjerai Kumanyika attended the funeral this weekend, he found himself discussing gentrification — and his own role in the changes in North Charleston, S.C.

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On 'One Boston Day,' City Marks Marathon Bombings' Anniversary

NPR Top Stories - April 15, 2015 - 3:31am

A moment of silence will be observed at 2:49 p.m. ET, the time when the first of two devastating bombs went off in the crowds gathered to watch the marathon in 2013.

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'The Fishermen' Ventures Into Dark Waters

NPR Books - April 15, 2015 - 3:03am

Chigozie Obioma's novel follows a group of young boys who disobey their elders to spend afternoons fishing on the banks of an unlucky river, and the terrible consequences that flow from that choice.

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'The Fishermen' Ventures Into Dark Waters

NPR Books - April 15, 2015 - 3:00am

Chigozie Obioma's novel follows a group of young boys who disobey their elders to spend afternoons fishing on the banks of an unlucky river, and the terrible consequences that flow from that choice.

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