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'Mormon Stories' Podcast Founder Contemplates Excommunication

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 6:32am

John Dehlin of the Mormon Stories podcast will soon find out if he has been excommunicated from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to him before his hearing.

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Family Struggles With Father's Wish To Die If Pain Overwhelms

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 6:32am

Robert Schwimmer, 66, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2013; he wants to hasten his death if he finds himself in agonizing pain. But assisted suicide is illegal in his family's home state.

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In Sweden, Remote-Control Airport Is A Reality

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 6:32am

Sweden is the first country in the world to use new technology to land passenger airplanes remotely. At an airport in a tiny town, flights are guided by operators sitting miles away.

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A Portrait Of The Boy Band As Grown Men: Backstreet Boys' New Documentary

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 6:32am

Nick Carter and A.J. McLean discuss how life has changed for themselves and their bandmates in 20 years of making music together.

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Class Of 2015 Faces The World: Introducing The 'Howard Project'

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 4:52am

NPR's Weekend Edition will spend a few months following four seniors from Howard University in Washington, D.C., to tap into the challenges and preoccupations of soon-to-be college graduates.

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College Life Doesn't Have To Mean Crummy Cuisine, Says Dorm Room Chef

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 4:44am

Sick of dining hall pizza, public health student Emily Hu taught herself how to cook — even with no oven. Now she's hoping to inspire her peers to pick up cooking skills and healthier eating habits.

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At Long Last: It's Super Sunday

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 4:31am

Even if actual football is only a sliver of NBC's four-hour broadcast, it's still a relief to be done with the pre-Super Bowl week of hype — which ran the gamut from frivolous to ominous.

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