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As La. Coast Recedes, Battle Rages Over Who Should Pay

NPR Top Stories - April 15, 2014 - 11:40pm

A flood protection authority is suing to try to hold the oil and gas industries responsible for Louisiana's land crisis. But policymakers are trying to stop the lawsuit, saying it's bad for business.

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Is Obamacare A Success? We Might Not Know For A While

NPR Top Stories - April 15, 2014 - 11:39pm

Fans and foes want to know whether the Affordable Care Act is meeting its goals. But, for good reasons, there are no clear answers yet.

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'Before India,' A Young Gandhi Found His Calling In South Africa

NPR Books - April 15, 2014 - 11:38pm

The racism Gandhi encountered in South Africa helped spark a lifetime of activism. Historian Ramachandra Guha says without that experience, "he would never have become a political animal."

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After Losing A Leg, Woman Walks On Her Own — In 4-Inch Heels

NPR Top Stories - April 15, 2014 - 11:37pm

A year after the Boston Marathon bombing, Heather Abbott has adapted to life with her prostheses, including a blade for running and one that allows her to wear her favorite shoes.

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College Board Provides A glimpse Of New SAT

NPR Top Stories - April 15, 2014 - 11:26pm

Sample questions for the new version of the college-entrance test were released on Wednesday. The College Board announced last month the test will include real-world applications and more analysis.

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GM To Ask Bankruptcy Court For Lawsuit Protection

NPR Top Stories - April 15, 2014 - 10:11pm

General Motors revealed in court filings late Tuesday that it will soon ask a federal bankruptcy judge to shield the company from legal claims for conduct that occurred before its 2009 bankruptcy.

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South Korea Says Nearly 300 Missing In Ferry Disaster

NPR Top Stories - April 15, 2014 - 9:31pm

Dozens of boats, helicopters and divers scrambled Wednesday to rescue more than 470 people, including 325 high school students on a school trip, after a ferry sank off South Korea's southern coast.

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NYPD Shuts Down Controversial Unit That Spied On Muslims

NPR Top Stories - April 15, 2014 - 3:06pm

The New York Police Department's Demographics Unit reportedly carried out systematic surveillance of Muslim neighborhoods to root out terrorist threats, but it never produced a single usable lead.

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In India, Landmark Ruling Recognizes Transgender Citizens

NPR Top Stories - April 15, 2014 - 2:30pm

The country's Supreme Court handed down a decision that acknowledges for the first time India's large population of eunuchs and transvestites.

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In Pakistan, Literary Spring Is Both Renaissance And Resistance

NPR Books - April 15, 2014 - 12:00pm

For the past decade Pakistan has faced war, political instability and the rise of religious extremism. But those crises have fueled a new generation of Pakistani writers and artists.

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Pakistan, The Taliban And The Real 'Enemy' Of The Afghanistan War

NPR Books - April 15, 2014 - 10:25am

In a new book, New York Times correspondent Carlotta Gall offers new information about how Pakistan has helped the Taliban in Afghanistan and may have helped hide Osama bin Laden.

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Bookends: Which Books From Your Past Do You Read Now With Ambivalence?

New York Times book reviews - April 15, 2014 - 6:30am
Adam Kirsch and Zoë Heller discuss how their opinions of certain books have changed over the years.






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