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Deford: Americans Don't Care About Major League Soccer

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 2:49am

The curmudgeonly sports commentator is pessimistic about the prospect of American soccer becoming popular.

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States Review Laws Revoking Licenses For Student Loan Defaults

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 2:48am

Montana could soon dial back laws that allowed defaulters to have their professional and driver's licenses revoked after failing to pay back debt.

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For The Modern Man, The Sweatpant Moves Out Of The Gym

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 2:46am

High-end sweatpants are becoming a staple in an increasing number of men's wardrobes. It's part of a global fashion trend called "athleisure," where gym clothes find their way out of the workout room.

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Rain Dampens Marlins' Opening Day

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 6:10am

When it started to rain, the retractable roof was open at Marlins Park. It didn't close right away. The baseball team did not have a tarp to cover the field because they rely on the roof closing.

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Mitt Romney Does Well In ESPN's Bracket Challenge

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 5:49am

Romney landed near the top of 11.5 million entries in ESPN's Tournament Challenge. He had a perfect Final Four — finally beating President Obama, who, by the way, had Kentucky winning it all.

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Duke Comes From Behind To Defeat Wisconsin In Men's NCAA Championship

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 4:13am

Duke won another men's college basketball championship Monday night in Indianapolis. The Blue Devils beat the Wisconsin Baders 68-63. It was the school's fifth men's title under coach Mike Krzyzewski.

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Jury In Boston Marathon Bombing Case To Begin Deliberations

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 4:13am

The jury in the Boston Marathon bombing case begins deliberations on Tuesday. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was charged with 30 counts, and he's expected to be found guilty of most of them. The defense team said there would have been no attack if it hadn't been for Tsarnaev's older brother, Tamerlan.

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Amid The Chaos In Somalia, Al-Shabab Expands Its Terrorist Reach

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 4:13am

Al-Shabab's deadly attack on a college in Keyna illustrates the changing face of the militants. Experts describe al-Shabab as a trans-national network across East Africa.

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After Retaking Tikrit, Shiite Militias Accused Of Violence Against Sunnis

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 4:13am

As the U.S. continues airstrikes in Iraq on the self-proclaimed Islamic State, also known as ISIS, one major concern is the conduct of de facto U.S. allies in that fight: Shiite militias.

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In NPR Interview, Obama Answers Critics Of Iran Nuclear Framework

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 4:13am

Critics of a framework agreement on Iran's nuclear plan say it would make the world a more dangerous place. President Obama sat down with Steve Inskeep at the White House, to lay out his argument against those skeptics, and he dips a toe into the 2016 presidential fight.

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Emanuel, Garcia Face-Off In Chicago's First Mayoral Runoff

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 4:13am

Chicago voters head to the polls Tuesday to decide if Mayor Rahm Emanuel will get another term in office. He faces Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy " Garcia in a closely watched runoff.

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Activists Urge U.S. To Evacuate Yemeni-Americans From Yemen

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 4:13am

The U.S. pulled out its diplomats and security personnel as Iranian-backed rebels advanced. Saudi Arabia is leading Arab airstrikes to counter those rebels and civilians are caught in the middle.

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Rand Paul To Follow Father's Lead; Run For GOP Presidential Nomination

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 4:13am

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is expected to throw his hat in the presidential ring on Tuesday. His father Ron Paul ran for the nomination as the standard-bearer for the Libertarian wing of the party.

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Al Shabab: One Terror Group, Many Brands

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 4:13am

Al-Shabab's deadly attack on a college in Keyna illustrates the changing face of the militants. Al-Shabab emerged in Somalia but now its described as a transnational network across East Africa.

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After Retaking Iraqi City, Shiite Militias Accused Of Targeting Sunnis

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 4:13am

Fleeing Iraqi civilians say Shiite militias unleashed sectarian revenge in recaptured areas in and around Tikrit that has included burning, looting and the arrest of Sunni men.

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Obama Compares Iran Deal To A House Under Contract, Awaiting Appraisal

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 4:11am

The president tells NPR's Steve Inskeep the U.S. and other countries have have a solid plan to keep Iran's nuclear program under control.

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Busy Chef Strives For Balanced Mix Of Home Life, Culinary Ambitions

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 2:26am

Restaurant owner and Top Chef finalist Bryan Voltaggio tries to find the right recipe for blending work, family duties, and the pressures of being on the road.

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A New Orleans High School Adapts To 'Unaccompanied Minors'

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 2:23am

About 68,000 unaccompanied minors from Central America have entered the U.S. in the past year. We check back in with a school in New Orleans that took in 50 of them.

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New Orleans Educator Dreams Of Teaching Tech To Beat The Streets

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 2:21am

After the shooting death of one of his students, New Orleans educator Jonathan Johnson was inspired to create a school that gives low income students practical skills to compete in high-tech fields.

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A New Internet Domain: Extortion Or Free Speech?

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 2:20am

New Web suffixes have popped up in recent years to supplement .com or .net. One of the newest — .sucks — has companies worried their reputations will take a hit, so they're buying up the addresses.

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