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Guess What Makes The Cut As A 'Smart Snack' In Schools? Hot Cheetos

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 5:01am

Frito-Lay has reformulated Flamin' Hot Cheetos to meet new federal nutrition standards for school snacks. That's been a big hit with school kids, but the rules' creators say the snack is still junk.

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Germanwings Crash: 'Suicide' Doesn't Seem To Tell The Story

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 4:57am

Though investigators say it looks like the co-pilot deliberately brought down the jet, killing himself and 149 others, there are reasons not to use that word.

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At Last, A Fitting Farewell For Richard III

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 4:56am

Richard III has been buried, two years after his abandoned bones were found under an abandoned parking lot. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the man Shakespeare turned into one of his great characters.

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Nigerian Artist Continues A Family Tradition With 'Sartorial Anarchy'

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 4:46am

In Lagos, Iké Udé's family engaged in a West African tradition: photographing people wearing new clothes. Clothing and portraiture are still at the center of the New York-based photographer's work.

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At Least 17 Dead In Somalia Hotel Attack

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 4:33am

Somali troops on Saturday took full control of a hotel that extremist gunmen stormed and occupied for more than 12 hours following a suicide bombing. At least 17 people died and dozens were wounded.

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#NPRreads: Leaving Guantanamo, And Why Black People Don't Call Police

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 7:34pm

For this weekend, we recommend pieces that touch on what's happened to some of the prisoners released from Guantanamo and an essay from one of India's few foreign correspondents.

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Episode 613: Trash!

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 7:09pm

There's an economic line that separates recyclables from trash. And that line has been moving a lot lately.

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Southern Baptists Don't Shy Away From Talking About Their Racist Past

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 7:06pm

The denomination held a summit in Nashville, Tenn., this week to consider how the Gospel speaks to race relations. It wasn't easy, and moving from words to actions may be a challenge.

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Jury Rules Against Ellen Pao, Clearing Kleiner Perkins Of Discrimination

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 7:04pm

The case was the highest-profile gender discrimination case to come out of Silicon Valley. Pao had sued her former employers for $16 million in damages.

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After Resuming Deliberations, Jury Rules In Favor Of Kleiner Perkins

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 6:50pm

The jury said that the venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers did not retaliate against former partner Ellen Pao by terminating her.

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'The Breakfast Club' At 30: '80s Classic Still Relatable Today

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 4:58pm

The Breakfast Club turned 30 this year. A look at the John Hughes-directed movie and how teenagers today can still relate.

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A Photo I Love: Featuring Astronaut Reid Wiseman

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 4:58pm

NPR hears from astronaut Reid Wiseman who was on the space station for four months in 2014. He discusses his photo of Italy at night from space.

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Calif. Governor Can't Make It Rain, But Can Make Relief Money Pour

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 4:57pm

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed his sweeping $1.1 billion emergency drought relief bill Friday. It funds water infrastructure improvements like flood control and aid for farmworkers.

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As U.S. Energy Industry Booms, Oil Hubs Run Out Of Storage Space

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 4:44pm

U.S. oil production is at near record levels. But the success has led to a question of where to store all that oil. One of the country's biggest oil hubs is now almost full.

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Italy's Highest Court Overturns Amanda Knox Conviction

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 4:42pm

The decision puts an end to a story that began in 2009 when Knox was found guilty of murdering 21-year-old Meredith Kirchner two years earlier.

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Angaleena Presley On Mountain Stage

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 4:39pm

In West Virginia, the Pistol Annies member sings country songs about her colorful rural upbringing.

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Nostalgic Cars: Sour Automotive Fruit Of Cuban Embargo Gets New Life

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 4:35pm

In Havana, Cuba, old cars have filled the streets since the U.S. embargo began. Now enterprising Cubans have begun renting cars out to tourists who are hungry for the cars of their youth.

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Nostalgic Cars: Sour Automotive Fruit Of Cuban Embargo Gets New Life

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 4:35pm

In Havana, Cuba, the old cars that crowd the streets used to symbolize a stagnant nation. Now enterprising Cubans have begun renting cars out to tourists who are hungry for the cars of their youth.

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Thai Ruler Says He's Prepared To End Martial Law

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 4:33pm

Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, who seized power last May, says he will lift martial law and replace it with a constitutional provision that gives him the very same powers.

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Germanwings Co-Pilot Showed No Signs Of Mental Illness, Fellow Pilots Say

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 4:19pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with James Phillips, international affairs director of the German Pilots Association, for the latest on Andreas Lubitz and reaction from German pilots.

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