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Old Land Battle Resurfaces In Georgia Between The Gullah Vs. Government

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 7:18pm

The Gullah people, who are descendants of West African slaves, want to return to land the U.S. government took away during WWII. But the land has been a wildlife refuge for 40 years.

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Cervantes' Remains Have Been Found In Madrid, Scientists Say

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 7:07pm

Almost 400 years after his death, researchers have found bone fragments that seem to match what they know about the celebrated author's burial.

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More San Francisco Police Officers Accused Of Sending Racist Texts

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 6:28pm

The investigation started with a sergeant accused of wire fraud and other federal charges. It has expanded to involve offensive messages and more than a dozen officers.

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Secret Service Director Grilled About Agency Scandals In House Hearing

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 5:50pm

Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy faced tough questions about a string of agency embarrassments before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security Tuesday.

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Breast-Feeding Boosts Chances Of Success, Study In Brazil Finds

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 5:34pm

A study with more than 3,000 babies found those who were breast-fed had slighter higher IQ test scores, stayed in school longer and earned more money as adults.

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U.S. Loses Control Of Drone Over Syria

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 5:25pm

The Syrian government said it shot down the drone. A Pentagon official said though it wasn't clear that had happened, the claim was being investigated.

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Lost Camera Survives Two Years Submerged In Wyoming's Salt River

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 4:40pm

Idaho resident John Cassinelli lost his digital camera when he went fishing on the Salt River two years ago. It was recently found by a couple who posted its images on Facebook.

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Tea Tuesdays: South America Runs On Yerba Mate

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 4:31pm

Legend has it the moon gifted this drink to the Guaraní people of South America. It was banned by the colonial government. The Jesuits made it their most profitable crop. Oh, and the pope drinks it.

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European Allies Defy U.S. In Joining China-Led Development Bank

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 4:22pm

Germany, Italy, and France have become members of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, one week after the U.K. joined. The U.S. says there's no need for another international lending institution.

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Can New York Police Build Trust Among Public Housing Residents?

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 4:21pm

Many New York public housing residents once trusted the police who patrolled their communities. Since an officer killed an unarmed man in public housing, some are pressing to change police tactics.

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The Long Road To 'Single, Carefree, Mellow'

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 4:20pm

Writer Katherine Heiny has published her first collection of short stories, Single, Carefree, Mellow.

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Netanyahu Hopes To Win 4th Term In Israeli Election

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 4:19pm

Polls are now closed in Israel's parliamentary elections. NPR's Emily Harris says that voter turnout was a little higher than expected Tuesday.

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Tsarnaev's Former Best Friend Takes The Stand In Boston Bombing Trial

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 4:17pm

Two starkly different pictures of admitted Boston bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, emerged at his trial in Boston Tuesday when his former best friend went under cross-examination.

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Your Drinking Habits May Be Influenced By How Much You Make

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 4:13pm

Genetic differences explain more of the wide variation in drinking habits among people with low incomes, while higher-income people tended to drink alike.

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Book Review: 'The Discreet Hero'

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 3:52pm

Alan Cheuse reviews one of his all-time favorite authors, Nobel Prize-winning Mario Vargas Llosa. His new book is called The Discreet Hero, and it was translated by Edith Grossman.

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Ukraine Finance Minister On Rebuilding The Economy In The Midst Of War

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 3:52pm

NPR's Don Gonyea speaks with Ukraine Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko about strengthening and rebuilding Ukraine's economy. She took her position just a few months ago.

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U.N. Peacekeeping Behind The Curve Technologically, Experts Say

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 3:52pm

The Obama administration describes U.N. peacekeeping as a "growth industry," but experts warn that troops and police sent to global hotspots are "way behind the curve" when it comes to technology.

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France, Germany, Italy Defy U.S. In Joining China-Led Development Bank

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 3:52pm

The three nations said they would join the fledging Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, which is largely funded by China. But the U.S. sees the new bank as a rival to the World Bank.

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Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock Resigns Amid Spending Scandal

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 3:52pm

Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock resigned Tuesday after questions were raised about mileage reimbursements he received for his personal vehicle.

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