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What Kind Of Parent Are You? The Debate Over 'Free-Range' Parenting

Sun, 04/26/2015 - 8:21am

When a Maryland family let their children walk home alone from a park, it drew the authorities' attention and helped spark a national conversation. Two moms with differing views weigh in.

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High-Altitude Rescue Underway On Everest

Sun, 04/26/2015 - 7:52am

At least 17 people are reported dead on the mountain after a massive quake-triggered avalanche swept through base camp on the south side on Saturday.

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Remembering The Doomed First Flight Of Operation Babylift

Sun, 04/26/2015 - 7:22am

In 1975, the first flight of orphans out of Vietnam made a crash landing, and many died. Forty years later, some of the survivors have reconnected, helping to lessen their lingering grief.

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What If Students Could Fire Their Professors?

Sun, 04/26/2015 - 7:03am

A bill in the Iowa state Senate would rate and fire professors based solely on student evaluations. Research suggests that's not such a good idea.

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Staten Island Candidates Avoid Talk Of Eric Garner Case

Sun, 04/26/2015 - 6:42am

In the New York Congressional district where an an unarmed black man died at the hands of police last year, neither candidate for a special congressional election is using the death to score points.

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Fruit Loops And Crying Travelers: The Trials Of Flight Attendants

Sun, 04/26/2015 - 6:42am

On this week's travel segment, Wingin' It!, NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Gailen David, a flight attendant for more than 20 years, about what life is really like up in the air.

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Pakistani Activists Mourn Slain Bookstore Owner

Sun, 04/26/2015 - 6:42am

On Friday, gunmen killed prominent Pakistani women's rights activist and book store owner Sabeen Mahmud. At a book fair in Karachi, colleagues are mourning her loss.

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This Weekend, Investigate The 'Edges' Of Fred Moten's Musical Poetry

Sun, 04/26/2015 - 6:42am

In honor of National Poetry Month, our latest Weekend Read is Fred Moten's collection The Little Edges. Poet Douglas Kearney says Moten's power is in his attention to music, both in text and subject.

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A Puzzle As Easy As Falling Off A Log

Sun, 04/26/2015 - 6:42am

Every answer to today's puzzle is a familiar two-word phrase or name in which the first word starts with L-O and the second word starts with G.

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Detroit Bulks Up With New Classic Muscle Cars

Sun, 04/26/2015 - 6:42am

Muscle cars of the 1960s and 70s, with their oversized engines and racing stripes, hit the skids when oil prices soared. But in Detroit, some are calling now the new golden era of the muscle car.

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In San Jose, The Public Has An Eye On Police Conduct

Sun, 04/26/2015 - 6:42am

Judge LaDoris Cordell is the independent police auditor for the city of San Jose, Calif. She talks with NPR's Rachel Martin about how civilian review of the police works in her town.

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Number Of The Week: Migrants En Route To Europe

Sun, 04/26/2015 - 6:42am

For this Number of the Week, FiveThirtyEight.com's Mona Chalabi looks into the story of migrants trying to get to Europe — how many attempt the crossing, where they cross, how much it costs and more.

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Everest Climbers Hit By Deadly Snow, Rock After Nepal Quake

Sun, 04/26/2015 - 6:42am

Many climbers are currently trapped on Mount Everest following the earthquake in Nepal. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Outside Magazine Senior Editor Grayson Schaffer about the rescue efforts.

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Alt.Latino Finds Colombia's Mid-Century Afrosound

Sun, 04/26/2015 - 6:42am

Putting the eclectic back in alternative, Felix Contreras of Alt.Latino talks with Rachel Martin and shares some 1960s Colombian throwback tunes, Latin jazz and bluegrass mariachi.

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In This Museum, Visitors Can Eat The Exhibits

Sun, 04/26/2015 - 6:42am

The Southern Museum of Food and Beverage in New Orleans chronicles the eats and drinks of the Southern states. And it may be one of the only museums where visitors can imbibe while viewing exhibits.

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Who's Behind The Latest Ethnic Food Trend? Maybe It's A Government

Sun, 04/26/2015 - 6:03am

It's no accident that Peruvian cuisine has become popular in recent years. It's government policy – one that a number of middle-income nations are adopting to flex their muscles on the global stage.

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A City Full Of Contradictions, And A Trilogy To Match In 'Nocturne'

Sun, 04/26/2015 - 6:03am

The second volume of Anne Opotowsky's lavish trilogy about the Kowloon Walled City is like the city itself — vibrant and contradictory, its skilled atmospherics sometimes marred by sloppy art.

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Actor Nick Kroll: 'I'm A Real Solid Uncle The First Hour'

Sun, 04/26/2015 - 4:38am

"By hour three," Kroll says, "I'm either on my phone or taking a nap." He tells NPR how being a youngest sibling and uncle of 12 informed his new film, Adult Beginners.

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Would Doctors Be Better If They Didn't Have To Memorize?

Sun, 04/26/2015 - 4:36am

For decades, first-year medical students have had to cram the details of the cellular metabolism cycle into their heads. Some med schools say it's time to quit cramming and focus on patients' lives.

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Powerful Aftershock Jars Katmandu; Nepal Quake Toll Rises

Sun, 04/26/2015 - 4:07am

A magnitude 6.7 aftershock rumbled the Nepalese capital and sent people running for open ground Sunday morning. The

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