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'This Is Going To Be Too Hard': Keeping Kids From Using Pot

12 hours 47 min ago

Once a symbol of the counterculture, pot is now part of the culture. In Colorado, it's part of everyday culture, raising concerns for parents and those working to keep young people away from drugs.

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NBA And NFL Playoffs Dominate The Week In Sports

13 hours 4 min ago

It's playoff time for basketball and hockey. NPR's Rachel Martin talks the week in sports with Mike Pesca of Slate.com.

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Security Tightens For Second Boston Marathon Since The Bombing

13 hours 4 min ago

The Boston Marathon bombing two years ago changed how organizers run the annual race. Despite stepped-up security, 1 million fans will be cheering on runners from the sidelines on Monday.

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Nepal Diverts Climbing Fees To Sherpa Welfare Fund

13 hours 4 min ago

One year ago, 16 Nepalis guiding climbers up Mount Everest were swept away by a hanging glacier that had peeled off the mountain. It was the worst single accident in the history of Everest.

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Hundreds Missing As Migrant Boat Sinks Off Libya

13 hours 4 min ago

A major rescue operation is underway in the Mediterranean Sea after a migrant ship carrying as many as 700 people capsized Sunday. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to the U.N.'s Adrian Edwards in Geneva.

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Remembering The Day The Murrah Building Was Bombed

13 hours 4 min ago

Twenty years after the bombing in Oklahoma City, the U.S. views security and privacy in a very different way. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to correspondent Dina Temple-Raston about the changes.

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Live At Guitar Center: A Lot Of Noise And A Little Fun

13 hours 4 min ago

New York musician Noah Wall surreptitiously recorded amateurs fiddling with guitars, pianos, keyboards, drums and more at a Guitar Center. He captured a lot of bad music and some wild ambition.

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Memoir Chronicles The Joy And Loss Of 'The Light Of The World'

13 hours 4 min ago

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to author Elizabeth Alexander about her new memoir, The Light of the World.

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Candidates And Candidates-To-Be Woo New Hampshire's GOP

13 hours 4 min ago

Republican candidates — those who've already declared and those who have yet to — gathered in New Hampshire this weekend to speak to their party. Whose messages resonated? And whose did not?

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VW Camper Van Gets An Electric Makeover

13 hours 4 min ago

Talk about a time warp! The iconic VW camper is getting a modern reboot. This time, it's electric.

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Greece Risks Losing Future Bailout Funds

13 hours 4 min ago

The question of what to do about Greece if it defaults on its debts is a topic at World Bank and IMF meetings in Washington this week.

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U.S. And Saudis Place Sanctions On Pakistani Charity

13 hours 4 min ago

The U.S. and Saudi Arabia are imposing sanctions on a Pakistan-based charity thought to be funneling money to terror groups. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Daniel Glaser at the Treasury Department.

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See Priya Cook: Gender Bias Pervades Textbooks Worldwide

13 hours 46 min ago

In almost every corner of the world, women are either completely written out of school books, or they're portrayed in stereotypical, subservient roles, a report says. What will it take to fix this?

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Jon Krakauer Tells A 'Depressingly Typical' Story Of College Town Rapes

15 hours 28 min ago

Krakauer's Missoula looks at stories of women who have been sexually assaulted by people they know. He says rape is unlike other crimes because in other crimes, "the victim isn't assumed to be lying."

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This Robot Chef Has Mastered Crab Bisque

15 hours 29 min ago

The system, a pair of robotic arms, learned to cook by mimicking the motions of a top chef. Even though it can't smell or taste, its maker says the robot should be able to make 2,000 meals by 2017.

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After A Change Of Heart, Marina Reclaims The Diamonds

18 hours 46 min ago

For about two years, Marina Diamandis donned a platinum-blonde wig and became Electra Heart. But the pop singer has ditched her alter ego for a sound and persona that's all her own.

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Netflix Adds Audio To Bring 'Daredevil' To Life For The Blind

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 5:49pm

After releasing the new Marvel superhero series, Daredevil, which features a blind hero, Netflix has added audio description options to the show.

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After Fan Pressure, Netflix Makes 'Daredevil' Accessible To The Blind

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 5:49pm

The series stars a blind superhero — but at first, it lacked audio descriptions for the visually impaired. Netflix has added that option, but the issue raises larger questions of online accessibility.

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WHO Leader Says End Of Ebola Outbreak Is Near, But Hard Work Remains

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 4:34pm

The new head of the World Health Organization's Africa region predicts the Ebola outbreak will end by this fall. But the world must remain vigilant until transmission has completely stopped, she says.

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Gazing Into Those Puppy-Dog Eyes May Actually Be Good For You

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 4:34pm

Gazing into your dog's eyes apparently triggers happy feelings in both parties - suggesting that dogs really may love us back. (This piece originally aired on All Things Considered on April 16, 2015.)

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