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In South Korea, Ferry Rescue Efforts Yield Only Grisly Results

NPR Top Stories - April 20, 2014 - 1:00pm

It's been a grim Easter Sunday in South Korea as the death toll continues to rise from the ferry disaster that left nearly 300 passengers, many of them high school students, dead or missing.

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California's Drought Ripples Through Businesses, Then To Schools

NPR Top Stories - April 20, 2014 - 1:00pm

California farmers produce an enormous proportion of American produce, but the state is now experiencing a record-breaking drought that is being felt throughout the state and the U.S.

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Far From 'Infinitesimal': A Mathematical Paradox's Role In History

NPR Books - April 20, 2014 - 1:00pm

It seems like a simple question: How many parts can you divide a line into? The troublesome answer was square at the root of two of Europe's greatest social crises.

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Ferry Transcript Shows Confusion And Panic: 'Please Come Quickly'

NPR Top Stories - April 20, 2014 - 12:59pm

The radio call transcript gives new detail to a tragedy that has left about 240 people missing. Early in its plight, the South Korean ferry seems to have listed too far to deploy its life boats.

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It's 4:20 On 4/20: Denver Hosts The Cannabis Cup Today

NPR Top Stories - April 20, 2014 - 12:20pm

The Cannabis Cup festival's date is no coincidence – it's a conversion of the pot smoker's favorite time of 4:20 into a date. Denver is hosting it for the first time since state pot laws were relaxed.

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Service Dog Guides Marathon Bombing Victims Through A Grim Year

NPR Top Stories - April 20, 2014 - 12:16pm

Newlyweds Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes each lost a leg in the Boston Marathon bombing. Rescue the assistance dog helps fetch keys and push buttons, bringing warmth and joy as the couple recovers.

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'A Wound That Doesn't Close': Armenians Suffer Uncertainty Together

NPR Top Stories - April 20, 2014 - 11:17am

The Easter holiday finds Christians in the Middle East concerned over what the future may hold. As the violence in Syria deepens, many Armenians remember a history of genocidal tragedies.

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The Florida Church Whose Worshipers Are All Tourists

NPR Top Stories - April 20, 2014 - 8:39am

The Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe has no permanent members, but it's hosting tens of thousands of worshipers today –- it's across the street from Walt Disney World.

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'Hurricane' Carter Dies; Boxer Was Wrongfully Convicted Of Murder

NPR Top Stories - April 20, 2014 - 7:31am

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the former boxing champion who served nearly 20 years in prison, has died of prostate cancer. Carter's story inspired a Bob Dylan protest song; he was 76.

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This May Be Rogue Parishioners' Last Easter In Closed Church

NPR Top Stories - April 20, 2014 - 7:28am

Ten years after sneaking into a church slated for closing, parishioners at Saint Frances Cabrini Catholic Church maintain a 24-hour vigil in attempt to keep their house of worship open.

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Google Frecking: The Week In Pandas

NPR Top Stories - April 20, 2014 - 7:13am

Based on Google Alerts, a snapshot of pandas in black-and-white. In the here-and-now.

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Ukraine: Deadly Gunfight Rattles Easter Truce

NPR Top Stories - April 20, 2014 - 6:34am

The shootout took place at a checkpoint near Slovyansk in eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian militants have held a government building since last week.

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Pope Francis Leads Easter Mass For Thousands

NPR Top Stories - April 20, 2014 - 4:41am

The pope gave his traditional Easter blessing before a large crowd in St. Peter's Square; he also called for help for people who are living in desperate conditions.

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