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After Retaking Iraqi City, Shiite Militias Accused Of Targeting Sunnis

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 4:13am

Fleeing Iraqi civilians say Shiite militias unleashed sectarian revenge in recaptured areas in and around Tikrit that has included burning, looting and the arrest of Sunni men.

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Obama Compares Iran Deal To A House Under Contract, Awaiting Appraisal

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 4:11am

The president tells NPR's Steve Inskeep the U.S. and other countries have have a solid plan to keep Iran's nuclear program under control.

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Busy Chef Strives For Balanced Mix Of Home Life, Culinary Ambitions

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 2:26am

Restaurant owner and Top Chef finalist Bryan Voltaggio tries to find the right recipe for blending work, family duties, and the pressures of being on the road.

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A New Orleans High School Adapts To 'Unaccompanied Minors'

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 2:23am

About 68,000 unaccompanied minors from Central America have entered the U.S. in the past year. We check back in with a school in New Orleans that took in 50 of them.

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New Orleans Educator Dreams Of Teaching Tech To Beat The Streets

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 2:21am

After the shooting death of one of his students, New Orleans educator Jonathan Johnson was inspired to create a school that gives low income students practical skills to compete in high-tech fields.

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A New Internet Domain: Extortion Or Free Speech?

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 2:20am

New Web suffixes have popped up in recent years to supplement .com or .net. One of the newest — .sucks — has companies worried their reputations will take a hit, so they're buying up the addresses.

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Italy Rethinks Its Disdain For Restaurant Doggy Bags

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 5:46am

In Italy, taking restaurant leftovers home is considered vulgar. But now diners are being encourage to embrace the doggy bag to combat food waste. The push coincides with a food sustainability summit.

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Animals At Houston Zoo Treated To Easter Egg Hunt

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 5:35am

Giant paper mache eggs were filled with meat and veggies. Orangutans cracked them open to find bok choy and broccoli. No word if zoo keepers jumped into bunny costumes to stash the goodies.

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Farmers, Trade Association Debate Merits Of Organic Marketing Fund

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 3:58am

The fast-growing organic sector hasn't enjoyed a succinct motto. The Organic Trade Association wants growers to help pay for one. The idea is splitting farmers, processors and marketers into factions.

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Farmers, Trade Association Debate Merits Of Organic Marketing Fund

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 3:58am

The fast-growing organic sector hasn't enjoyed a succinct motto. The Organic Trade Association wants growers to help pay for one. The idea is splitting farmers, processors and marketers into factions.

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France Takes Aim At Companies That Hire Ultrathin Models

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 3:58am

The controversial measure is part of an overall healthcare bill expected to pass into law. Spain, Israel and Italy have rules against ultrathin models, but none go as far as the French measure would.

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Bomb Attacks Increase In Ukraine's Second-Largest City Kharkiv

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 3:58am

Kharkiv has largely escaped the ravages of the war until recently. It has been hit by several terrorist bombings, including a blast at a Ukrainian national unity rally last month that killed 4 people.

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Next Stage For Iran Nuclear Talks Faces Multiple Challenges

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 3:58am

As much effort as it's taken to get Iran to agree to limit its nuclear ambitions, it will be a monumental sell for the administration to get Congress and key Mideast allies to go along with the deal.

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To Alleviate Confusion, LA Officials Give Color-Coded Parking Signs A Try

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 3:58am

If you find a parking spot in Los Angeles, the signs near it will be confusing. The city has rolled out new parking signs that are supposed to be easier to understand.

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Pirates' McCutchen: Baseball Is Dying In Economically Challenged Communities

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 3:58am

David Greene talks to Andrew McCutchen, centerfielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates, about the future of baseball in America's inner cities.

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College Basketball Championship Games Expected To Be Close

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 3:58am

Men's and women's college basketball seasons are over except for the championships. Wisconsin plays Duke Monday for the men's title, and UConn and Notre Dame play Tuesday for the women's title.

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ISIS Militants Close In On Area Near Syrian Capital

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 3:58am

In Syria, the self-proclaimed Islamic State, also known as ISIS, is gaining ground in an area on the edge of the capital Damascus. The area called Yarmouk was once a Palestinian refugee camp.

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In Long Beach, Calif., Smart Meters Spot Wasteful Water Users

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 3:58am

The city has reduced its water consumption 6 percent since the drought started. The new meters can detect illegal watering in real time, and they've helped to cut some homeowners' use by 80 percent.

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States Tout Crowdfunding As The Future Of Private Investment

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 3:58am

Many states are trying to boost their economies through business startups. But outside of Silicon Valley, funding for private investors is hard to come by.

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Maybe You Should Skip That Annual Physical

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 3:24am

Americans spend billions of dollars every year on annual physicals. But there's little evidence that a yearly checkup helps healthy adults. Some doctors are telling patients to skip it.

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