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Who's To Blame? Eritrean Refugee Killed By ISIS After Israel Deported Him

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 4:02am

An Eritrean refugee, who had made his way to Israel, spent time in a detention center and prison, but Israeli officials sent him back Africa. In Libya, he was killed by members of the Islamic State.

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Relentless Flow Of Migrants Causes Alarm In Italy

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 4:02am

In just four days, some 7,000 migrants on dozens of flimsy vessels were rescued from the Mediterranean Sea. Italian authorities are scrambling to find shelters for them.

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Blame Cognitive Biases When Efforts To Conserve Water Aren't Effective

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 4:02am

As California's drought draws national headlines, we look at what a psychology-minded engineer has discovered when it comes to conserving water at home.

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Protesters Park On Karachi's Press Club Sidewalk Waiting To Be Heard

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 4:02am

In Pakistan, the people of Karachi have much to complain about but speaking out can cost you your life. But there is a patch of sidewalk where frustrated citizens feel they can raise their voices.

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'My Brother's Keeper' To Expand Opportunities For Young Men Of Color

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 4:02am

President Obama is turning his My Brother's Keeper initiative into an outside alliance that will live on after his presidency. He described the new effort at an event in New York City on Monday.

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Gunshot Reminds Residents That Tension Still Hangs Over Baltimore

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 4:02am

During an arrest in Baltimore on Monday, a suspect's gun accidentally discharged. No one was injured. Police quickly held a news conference to clear up the misinformation that someone had been shot.

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Join The 'Morning Edition' Book Club As We Read 'A God In Ruins'

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 4:00am

Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn, who selected the book, tells NPR's David Greene that Kate Atkinson is "one of those writers that really can make you weep on one page and laugh on the next."

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The Civics Teacher Who Turned His Arrest Into A Classroom Lesson

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 3:33am

One Pittsburgh middle-school teacher is giving his black students a valuable education in social studies. And life.

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Santa Barbara Leads California In Cutting Water Use

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 3:31am

California officials are finalizing a mandatory plan to cut water use across the state. Cities looking for a road map on how to save water might consider Santa Barbara's example.

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Teens Say California Drought Makes Tap Water Taste Funky

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 3:30am

A firsthand look at how the historic drought is affecting local teens' quest to quench their thirsts.

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At LA Museum, A Powerful And Provocative Look At 'Islamic Art Now'

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 3:28am

The dramatic images at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art linger in the mind. Curator Linda Komaroff says she hopes the collection challenges an American audience to rethink preconceptions.

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Willie Nelson: 'Ain't Many Of Us Left'

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 1:03am

The Red-Headed Stranger has a new memoir out, titled It's A Long Story. On a tour bus in Thackerville, Okla., Nelson explains to NPR's David Greene why no one can tell him what to do.

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Hop Along's 'Painted Shut' Invokes Two Mysterious Musicians

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 1:03am

Frances Quinlan, singer and guitarist for Hop Along, says that writing a song is an experience that's almost painful. "When you record something," she says, "it's forever."

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Flight Student Takes Plane For A Joyride Over Las Vegas

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 5:51am

Evan Grant took off from the airport where he trained. Air traffic controllers talked him into landing. He's charged with grand theft auto, under a law that also covers planes.

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Exam-Stressed Students Enter Sleeping Contest

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 5:04am

Students at Duksung Women's University in Seoul held a sleeping contest. Contestants had 5 minutes to fall into a deep sleep. The winner and runner-up got cash prizes. Third place received a pillow.

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Politics In The News: GOP Presidential Candidates

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 4:04am

More Republicans are vying to be the party's nominee for president. Pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson is set to formally announce his candidacy for president in Detroit on Monday. Also getting into the mix this week is former Hewlett-Packard CEO Cary Fiorina. And, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee is expected to announce soon that he will make another run at the presidency.

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Beyond Quid Pro Quo: What Counts As Political Corruption?

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 4:04am

Under narrow definitions of corruption, candidates courting billionaires to fuel their White House bids doesn't qualify. But some activists, on the left and the right, argue that it should.

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A Town Divided Over The Next Chapter Of An Iconic Harper Lee Book

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 4:04am

There's plenty of speculation about whether the octogenarian author really intended to release the manuscript, discovered by her lawyer last year.

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Sepsis, A Wily Killer, Stymies Doctors' Efforts To Tame It

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 4:04am

It's a deadly combination of infection and inflammation striking more than a million Americans every year. Doctors can treat the symptoms of sepsis, but they still can't treat the underlying problem.

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Beyond Quid Pro Quo: What Counts As Political Corruption?

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 4:04am

Under narrow definitions of corruption, candidates courting billionaires to fuel their White House bids doesn't qualify. But some activists, on the left and the right, argue that it should.

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