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Survivor Tree Stands Strong 20 Years After Oklahoma City Bombing

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 4:03am

Sunday marks the 20th anniversary of the bombing at Oklahoma City's Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. Today, the so-called Survivor Tree remains as a symbol of hope and resilience after tragedy.

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Vatican Ends Battle With U.S. Nuns

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 4:03am

The Vatican took over the Leadership Conference of Women Religious three years ago claiming the group undermined Catholic teaching while promoting "certain radical feminist themes."

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Anniversary Of Oklahoma City Bombing Reopens Wounds For Survivors

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 3:54am

When the truck bomb exploded at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995, there were 21 kids in the building's day care. Six survived, including Chris Nguyen and PJ Allen.

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Clone Drama 'Orphan Black' Returns As Complex And Complicated As Ever

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 3:39am

BBC America's Orphan Black, returns for a third season on Saturday. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says the show's dense stories are one of its coolest traits and biggest weaknesses.

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When The World Bank Does More Harm Than Good

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 2:43am

Large projects funded by the bank have left millions of poor people worse off, an investigation found. The bank says the vast majority of its projects don't fall into this category.

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Turkish Educator Pledges $10M To Set Up Universities For Syrian Refugees

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 2:42am

The war has put dreams of college on hold for some 40,000 Syrian refugees in Turkey. Enver Yucel hopes to create a higher ed system to meet their needs, with coursework in English, Arabic and Turkish.

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Boston Marathon Surveillance Raises Privacy Concerns Long After Bombing

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 2:41am

Boston jurors in the marathon bombing trial watched a nine-minute-long video pieced together from different surveillance cameras — some with surprisingly high resolution.

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Deaths Of Unarmed Black Men Revive 'Anti-Lynching Plays'

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 2:40am

The recent killings of unarmed black men by police have inspired a Brooklyn theater company to stage new readings of dramas written in the early 1900s about the lynching of African-Americans.

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As Joan Jett Is Inducted, Women Still Scarce At Rock Hall

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 1:03am

Of the more than 700 artists in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, only about 8 percent are women. Joan Jett is now one of them.

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Off-Ramp: Actress Jane Lynch Finds "Glee" Singing on Stage

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 8:10pm

Off-Ramp: Actress Jane Lynch Finds "Glee" Singing on Stage

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Feds Cancel Commercial Sardine Fishing After Stocks Crash

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 7:42pm

Federal regulators close commercial sardine fishing in an effort to rebuild the depleted populations of the fish. Sardine shortages are blamed for the high rates of starvation deaths of sea lion pups

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WikiLeaks Makes It Easy to Access Hacked Sony Pictures Information

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 7:33pm

Sony reacted angrily to the news that the leaked emails and private documents are now available in a searchable archive. WikiLeaks says they belong in the public domain.

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The Hidden FM Radio Inside Your Pocket, And Why You Can't Use It

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 6:39pm

Most smartphones have a built-in FM chip. But whether or not it's activated is in the hands of the mobile carriers, who profit when you stream radio. The broadcast industry is pushing to change this.

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Family Of Unaccounted For USS Oklahoma Sailor Wouldn't 'Let Him Go'

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 6:18pm

Edward Hopkins was on the USS Oklahoma when it was attacked in Pearl Harbor, and was one of hundreds buried as an unknown. His family is grateful for the decision to try to ID some of the remains.

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NPR's Underwriting Guidelines, Part Two

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 5:27pm

Concerned listeners question the practice of taking underwriting credits from America's Natural Gas Alliance.

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Use Of E-Cigarettes Triples Among U.S. Teens

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 5:19pm

Even as the use of traditional cigarettes and most other tobacco products dipped or stayed the same from 2013 to 2014, the use of e-cigarettes climbed among students in high school and middle school.

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Florida Mailman Who Flew Gyrocopter Onto Capitol Lawn Charged

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 5:02pm

Douglas Mark Hughes, 61, made his initial appearance in court Thursday. He was released on his own recognizance. He says his flight was a political protest.

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Iraq's Leader Finds Friends In Washington, But Faces Battles At Home

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 4:50pm

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has a much better relationship with the U.S. than his predecessor. But he's still struggling to entrench his position in Iraq and defeat the Islamic State.

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The Internet Of Spooky Things Is Alive In 'Unfriended'

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 4:33pm

It's a tradition for horror films to find teenagers where they live, so it makes sense that Unfriended would find them saying nasty things to and about each other online.

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Mad Cow Disease In Texas Man Has Mysterious Origin

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 4:20pm

It's only the fourth case of the deadly disease in the U.S. And it has doctors on an international hunt. How did a disease linked to contaminated beef in the U.K. more than a decade ago get to Texas?

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