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How Sierra Leone's Most Famous Journalist Helped NPR Get The Ebola Story

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 6:03am

At the height of the epidemic, Umaru Fofana was our guide — and a one-man solution system. This summer, he stopped by NPR's headquarters for a reunion with our Ebola reporting team.

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Coding Camp to Baltimore Schools: Bring Us Your Bored!

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 4:32am

A summer program in Baltimore has black middle-schoolers coding, designing apps and altogether hooked on engineering.

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With 'Faded Gloryville,' Lindi Ortega Explores The Rougher Edges Of Fame

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 4:30am

It's hard to believe a sound so country and Americana is coming out of Ontario — NPR's Scott Simon speaks with singer Lindi Ortega about her new album, Faded Gloryville.

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Blueprints Before High Tide: An Architect Explains The Perfect Sandcastle

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 4:27am

Famed architect Renzo Piano is best known for his massive skyscrapers and innovative designs. But the sandcastle enthusiast also has thoughts on how to plan a building that's a bit more ephemeral.

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Israeli Officials Promise To Find Arsonists Who Killed Palestinian Child

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 3:03am

The Israeli prime minister says he's shocked and outraged at the attack. An analyst says public concern could make this a defining moment for Israelis.

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Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook Update: Expecting A Baby

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:58pm

The co-founder of the world's largest social network also disclosed that the couple had suffered three miscarriages over the last two years.

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Pacific Trade Pact In Limbo As Talks End Without A Deal

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 10:47pm

Disagreements remain among the 12 countries regarding drug patents, market access and more, and likely will delay congressional debate of any eventual agreement into 2016.

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Watch: 164 Skydivers Fall Into Formation, Breaking World Record

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 10:43pm

One of the dangers was that parachutes or people could collide. The previous skydiving record was set by 138 people in 2012.

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Chimps In Habeas Corpus Case Will No Longer Be Used For Research

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 10:37pm

Hercules and Leo were used for researched at Stony Brook University will be retired. They were at the center of a court case that tested whether chimps had the same legal "personhood" as humans.

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Professional Wrestling World Mourns Longtime Star 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 8:58pm

The Canadian entered the WWF as a villain and fought Hulk Hogan and Mr. T in the first Wrestlemania event. The career gave the often-bekilted grappler many chances to show off his bagpipe skills.

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Episode 643: The Taxi King

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 8:52pm

Gene Freidman built a taxi empire in New York City. Now his empire is starting to crumble.

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Redactions, Pirates And Streisand: Inside New Hillary Clinton Emails

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 6:08pm

Lots of questions about coats, how to send better email and Clinton's attire, new batch of email reveals the often-mundane inner workings at the State Department.

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Zimbabwe Official Calls For Extradition Of American Lion Hunter Walter Palmer

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 4:48pm

Minister of Environment, Water and Climate Oppah Muchinguri wants Palmer to face justice in Zimbabwe, wire services report. U.S. authorities are investigating whether any American laws were broken.

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Decades Of Limbo Ends For Some Indians, Bangladeshis Along Border

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 4:47pm

The fate of pockets of Bangladeshis and Indians living on opposite sides of the border was left unresolved after the partition of the former British colony in 1947. A new agreement has changed that.

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Juvenile Justice System Failing Native Americans, Studies Show

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 4:43pm

One report shows that state courts are twice as likely to incarcerate Native teens for minor crimes like truancy and alcohol use. Another, that alternatives like treatment programs are more effective.

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Ebola Vaccine Hailed As 'Game Changer' In Fight Against The Virus

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 4:38pm

In a small trial, an experimental vaccine protected 100 percent of people at high risk for Ebola. But more data are needed to figure out exactly how well the vaccine works.

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Hillary Clinton To Release 8 Years Of Tax Returns

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 4:25pm

The returns will show that she and her husband Bill Clinton paid nearly $44 million in federal taxes since 2007, according to her campaign. "We've come a long way," she said.

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As Beijing Prepares To Host Winter Olympics, Where Will It Get The Snow?

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 4:24pm

NPR's Melissa Block talks with Jennifer Turner, director of the China Environment Forum at the Woodrow Wilson Center, about water resources and environmental concerns in the extremely arid region.

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Despite Host Controversy, Amazon Takes A Chance On 'Top Gear'

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 4:23pm

The trio that made Top Gear the world's biggest car show will return to the small screen in a new show for Amazon Prime. The BBC canned one of its hosts last year after a fight with a producer.

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Dispute Emerges Over Drone Shot Down By Kentucky Man

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 4:11pm

William Meredith, 47, of Bullitt County, Ky., was arrested Sunday after he used his shotgun to bring down a drone that he said hovered above his property in a suburb of Louisville.

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