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Around the Nation
6:53 am
Mon May 4, 2015

Flight Student Takes Plane For A Joyride Over Las Vegas

Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 7:32 am

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Asia
6:04 am
Mon May 4, 2015

Exam-Stressed Students Enter Sleeping Contest

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NPR Story
5:04 am
Mon May 4, 2015

After Mayweather-Pacquiao Bout, Fans Evaluate Boxing

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NPR Story
5:04 am
Mon May 4, 2015

Kenya Threatens Again To Close Dadaab, World's Largest Refugee Camp

Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 7:32 am

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NPR Story
5:04 am
Mon May 4, 2015

Protesters Clash With Israeli Police Over Treatment Of Ethiopian Jews

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Around the Nation
12:47 pm
Fri May 1, 2015

Baltimore Reacts To State Attorney's Announcement Of Charges

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Law
11:08 am
Fri May 1, 2015

State's Attorney: Freddie Gray's Death Was A Homicide

Originally published on Fri May 1, 2015 12:47 pm

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Around the Nation
7:32 am
Fri May 1, 2015

South Dakota Election Settled By Dice Roll

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World
7:32 am
Fri May 1, 2015

Mayor Of Turkish Capital Replaces Giant Robot Statue With T-Rex

Originally published on Fri May 1, 2015 11:08 am

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NPR Story
5:02 am
Fri May 1, 2015

Does Reading Harry Potter Have An Effect On Your Behavior?

Originally published on Fri May 1, 2015 3:00 pm

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A famous fictional conflict in children's literature has a happier ending. Tomorrow is the day "Harry Potter" fans know as the date of the Battle of Hogwarts. And there is evidence the boy wizard's power might extend beyond the book.

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NPR Story
5:02 am
Fri May 1, 2015

'Curvy Brides' Debuts Friday On TLC

Originally published on Fri May 1, 2015 11:08 am

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NPR Story
5:02 am
Fri May 1, 2015

Electric Carmaker Tesla To Sell Batteries Designed To Power Homes

Originally published on Fri May 1, 2015 1:51 pm

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NPR Story
5:02 am
Fri May 1, 2015

Judge Reduces 3 Educators' Sentences In Atlanta Cheating Scandal

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Around the Nation
7:28 am
Thu April 30, 2015

New York Takes Migrating Birds Into Consideration

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Around the Nation
7:28 am
Thu April 30, 2015

Will Big-Screen Movies Turn Astronauts Into Couch Potatoes?

Originally published on Thu April 30, 2015 11:07 am

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NPR Story
5:16 am
Thu April 30, 2015

With Only One Runway, Kathmandu's Airport Hinders Earthquake Relief

Monks and aid workers walk to the arrival terminal at Kathmandu's international airport. The plane was unable to secure an arrival gate when it landed on Wednesday.
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Originally published on Thu April 30, 2015 2:04 pm

There's a lot of aid headed toward Nepal, but it's not getting there as fast as people would like.

The reason: There aren't enough runways.

The country's only international airport is Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. It's tiny. It has just one runway. So it can't accommodate all the planes flying in.

The single runway has been closed several times for earthquake repairs. Also, there are limited places for planes to park. On many days, pilots circled for hours waiting for another plane to take off because there's no room to land.

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NPR Story
5:16 am
Thu April 30, 2015

In An Empty Camden Yards, Orioles Beat White Sox 8-2

Originally published on Thu April 30, 2015 2:17 pm

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NPR Story
5:16 am
Thu April 30, 2015

Bipartisan Measure Would Protect Juveniles In The Justice System

Originally published on Thu April 30, 2015 2:19 pm

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Latin America
7:37 am
Wed April 29, 2015

Thrown Mango Bonks Venezuela's President In The Head

Originally published on Wed April 29, 2015 8:51 am

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Remembrances
7:37 am
Wed April 29, 2015

Jack Ely, Known For 'Louie Louie,' Dies At 71

Originally published on Wed April 29, 2015 8:51 am

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NPR Story
5:03 am
Wed April 29, 2015

4 Americans Were Hiking In Nepal When Quake Hit

Originally published on Wed April 29, 2015 8:51 am

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NPR Story
5:03 am
Wed April 29, 2015

High Court Hears Challenge To 4 States' Gay-Marriage Ban

Originally published on Wed April 29, 2015 8:51 am

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NPR Story
5:03 am
Wed April 29, 2015

Baltimore Is Not Ferguson. Here's What It Really Is

A man makes a heart shape with his hands during a peaceful protest near the CVS pharmacy that was set on fire on Monday in Baltimore.
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Originally published on Wed April 29, 2015 2:19 pm

This week's Baltimore riot could not have happened to a nicer city.

Baltimore residents welcome strangers and even call them "hon." They sit on benches painted with the slogan "The Greatest City in America."

Baltimore is also where people looted stores and burned cars Monday night. They did it when a man died a week after being arrested.

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NPR Story
5:03 am
Wed April 29, 2015

Nepalis In Worst-Hit Areas Suffer Through Devastating Destruction

Originally published on Wed April 29, 2015 8:51 am

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NPR Story
5:03 am
Wed April 29, 2015

Searing Memories Of Nazi Germany's First Concentration Camp

People stand beside the entrance gate of the former concentration camp in Dachau, southern Germany, on Wednesday. Dachau was opened in 1933, less than two months after Adolf Hitler became German chancellor, to house political prisoners. This week marks 70 years since U.S. forces liberated the camp.
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Originally published on Wed April 29, 2015 6:43 pm

American troops liberated Dachau concentration camp 70 years ago Wednesday. Scores of survivors and World War II veterans are gathering there to commemorate the event, the biggest ceremony of which will be on Sunday.

Located in a wooded patch north of Munich, Dachau opened in 1933 as the Nazis' first concentration camp, not long after Adolf Hitler came to power.

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NPR Story
5:03 am
Wed April 29, 2015

Troubled Chicago Neighborhood Wary Of Spike Lee's 'Chiraq'

Originally published on Fri May 1, 2015 6:44 pm

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Around the Nation
5:03 am
Wed April 29, 2015

Police In Baltimore Clear Defiant Crowds

Originally published on Wed April 29, 2015 8:51 am

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Business
6:50 am
Tue April 28, 2015

For A Resume, Type Font Matters

Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 4:06 pm

Before you even get your foot in the door of your next job, your resume can say a lot about you — starting with typeface.

"Using Times New Roman is the typeface equivalent of wearing sweatpants to an interview," Bloomberg says in an article in which it turns to typography experts to ask which typefaces work and which don't.

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Around the Nation
6:19 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Charred 'Easy Mac' Forces Iowa Capitol To Evacuate

Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 8:09 am

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5:15 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Defense Team Urges Jury To Send Boston Bomber To Prison For Life

Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 1:46 pm

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In a few words, here is the defense for the Boston Marathon bomber. He was drawn into the deadly plot by his older brother.

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