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Protesters Keep Pressure On Brazil's Government Post Corruption Scandal

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 3:56am

A worsening economy combined with a massive corruption scandal in the state oil firm, Petrobras, are fueling continuing widespread anti-government protests across Brazil.

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21-Year-Old Jordan Spieth Wins Masters Golf Tournament

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 3:56am

Jordan Spieth was in the lead after every round in the tournament — a feat last achieved in 1976. David Greene talks to Christine Brennan, sports columnist with USA Today.

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SuperPACS Are Back And They Are More Powerful Than Ever

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 3:56am

Presidential campaign donors can give as much as they want to superPACs. These groups aren't officially affiliated with the candidate, but they're changing the nature of presidential campaigns.

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2016 Presidential Field Expands; Obama Returns From Americas Summit

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 3:56am

Hillary Clinton has made it official: she's running for president in 2016. Sen. Marco Rubio is set to announce his presidential plans Monday. In Panama, leaders wrapped up the Summit of the Americas.

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NHL Aims To Include More Minority Players To Expand Fan Base

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 3:56am

The National Hockey League is by far the least diverse of the four major pro sports leagues in the U.S. The numbers of minority players is on the rise, but barriers still remain.

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1912 Tree Helps Park Service Determine Cherry Blossoms' Peak

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 3:56am

Tens of thousands of people were in Washington, D.C. to enjoy an explosion of pink and white. The National Cherry Blossom Festival wrapped up on Sunday just as the blossoms were hitting their peak.

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Armenian 'Genocide' Remarks By Pope Francis Spark Row With Turkey

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 3:56am

The pope continues his theme of outspoken criticism against the complicity of silence of today's world community against the persecution of Christians and other minorities by Islamic extremists.

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Marco Rubio Expected To Announce Presidential Bid

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 3:56am

Miami will be the scene of another expected presidential announcement. Sen. Marco Rubio is set to announce he's running for the GOP presidential nomination on Monday.

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Britain Backs Away From World Stage In Lead-Up To Elections

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 2:50am

As the U.K. heads into elections, its role on the world stage is shrinking. Foreign policy is barely an issue for British voters, as the country remains focused almost entirely on domestic issues.

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Gay Marriage

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 2:32am

Across the United States, there has been a sea change in public opinion on the issue of same-sex marriage. But that's not the whole story — as NPR's David Greene found on a trip to North Dakota.

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Why Some Doctors Are Hesitant To Screen Smokers For Lung Cancer

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 2:30am

Medicare now pays for some long-term smokers to get an annual lung cancer screening test. These scans could save thousands of lives each year, but some doctors still worry risks outweigh benefits.

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In Pennsylvania, Employment Booms Amid Oil And Natural Gas Bust

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 2:29am

While oil and natural gas prices are great for the wallet, they're leading to layoffs. NPR visits Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale region, which is still seeing a growth in high-paying natural gas jobs.

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For Some Superstorm Sandy Victims, The Government Wants Its Money Back

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 2:29am

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is demanding that more than 3,600 people pay back almost $24 million in disaster grants they were given years ago in error.

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The Hidden Cost Of Mammograms: More Testing And Overtreatment

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 2:27am

Each year the U.S. spends billions of dollars on unnecessary tests and treatments that result from inaccurate mammograms, some scientists say. They're calling for more selective screening.

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Hillary Clinton, Polarizing Or Misunderstood, Jumps Into Race For President

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 2:26pm

As Clinton launches into her second presidential campaign, she'll be re-introducing herself to voters who largely think they have her figured out.

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TV Channel In China Fails With Good News

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 6:18am

The channel focused on, "the brighter side of human nature," not "murder" or "fire." Nobody watched. At least that's according to the China Youth Daily, which reported on the channel's failure.

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German Student Tries To Use FOI Law To His Advantage

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 6:13am

Germany, like the U.S., has freedom of information laws. A German student used the law to request access to his final exam — before the test date. He's not likely to succeed.

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ISIS Militants Control Most Of Area Near Yarmouk Refugee Camp

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 4:06am

Steve Inskeep talks Chris Gunness, a spokesman for the U.N.'s relief agency, about the rapidly worsening humanitarian situation at Syria's Yarmouk refugee camp. Refugees are pinned down in fighting between the Syrian Army and militants from the self-proclaimed Islamic State, also known as ISIS.

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Pro, Anti-Castro Demonstrators Clash At Panama Summit

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 4:06am

On the sidelines of the Americas summit, tensions rose for a second day in a row between pro and anti-Castro participants. On Wednesday, the two sides scuffled in front of the Cuban Embassy in Panama City, at a protest held by dissidents of the communist regime. And on Thursday, the dispute spilled over to a gathering of civil society activists from throughout the Americas.

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Pakistan's Dilemma: Should It Assist Saudi Arabia In Yemen Operation?

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 4:06am

For the last three days, Pakistan's parliament's been wringing its hands over whether to send troops, and possibly aircraft, to help out the Saudis in Yemen.

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