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Aid Workers Ramp Up Efforts In Nepal Before Monsoon Season

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 4:04am

With Nepal suffering its second massive earthquake in a month, Steve Inskeep learns about the impact on the ground from Caroline Brennan, an aid worker with Catholic Relief Services.

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Why Did Amtrak Train Accelerate Into A Curve Before Derailing?

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 4:04am

Investigators say the train that derailed in Philadelphia, killing 8 people, accelerated as it entered its final turn. It's not known whether it was accelerated by the engineer or another source.

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It's Like The Story Of Job: Ebola Survivors Who Continue To Suffer

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 3:53am

A mysterious set of medical complications plagues some survivors: joint pain, vision loss, rashes. Doctors aren't sure why it's all happening. But they have a name for it: Post-Ebola syndrome.

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Dad Aches For Tween Son Killed By Policeman 20 Years Ago

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 3:52am

Thirteen-year-old Nicholas Heyward Jr. was playing with a toy gun in the stairwell of the housing complex where he lived in Brooklyn when a police officer shot and killed him in 1994.

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What It Takes To Lift Families Out Of Poverty

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 3:51am

New charities pop up all the time. But how do you know which ones work? Economists have come up with a strategy to figure it out. They've used it to tackle one of the biggest problems in the world.

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A First: City Council In Austin, Texas, Has A Majority Of Women

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 6:37am

Training was arranged for city employees on how to deal with women. Experts said women ask a lot of questions. The Austin American-Statesman quotes an academic who called that "benevolent sexism."

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Police Say Mass. Man Went 'All Davy Crockett' On Bear

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 6:18am

A man in North Adams, Mass., wanted bears off his property. Police say he got drunk and pulled out his axe. Authorities advise residents not to chase bears through the woods drunk with a dull tool.

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TV Networks Count On Reborn Old Shows To Bring In Ad Dollars

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 4:10am

Network officials are gathered in New York this week to present their new fall lineups to advertisers. Renee Montagne talks to Kim Masters, of The Hollywood Reporter and host of KCRW's The Business.

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GOP Presidential Hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio Releases Foreign Policy Plan

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 4:10am

Foreign policy has become a big issue in the 2016 presidential race. On Wednesday, Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio laid out his vision. Critics say Rubio's plan isn't very detailed.

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NTSB Probe Focuses On Speed In Amtrak Derailment In Philadelphia

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 4:10am

Investigators want to know why the Amtrak train that derailed Tuesday night was traveling at a speed of over 100 miles an hour into a curve where the speed limit is just 50. And they say a new safety system could have slowed the train automatically and prevented the tragedy, but Amtrak and other railroads are behind schedule in implementing the technology.

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Safety Is The First Responsibility, Former Railroad Engineer Says

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 4:10am

The Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia is raising a lot of questions about safety. Doug Riddell, a retired locomotive engineer, says, "The first responsibility of any railroader is safety."

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Feds Probe Failure To Collect Mine Safety Penalties After NPR Report

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 4:10am

The Labor Department's investigation follows an NPR/Mine Safety and Health News series about the failure of federal regulators to collect millions in safety penalties at the nation's mines.

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NTSB Investigators Plan To Interview Engineer Of Derailed Amtrak Train

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 4:10am

Investigators are sifting through the wreckage trying to determine what caused the deadly accident. The NTSB says the train was traveling more than twice the recommended speed for the area.

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Calif. Bottled Water Plants Are Scrutinized During Severe Drought

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 4:10am

Companies like Nestle are being eyed for how and where they're drawing the water. Steve Inskeep talks to Ian James, a reporter with The Desert Sun Newspaper in Palm Springs, Calif.

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Violence Reported During Yemen's Humanitarian Ceasefire

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 4:10am

Steve Inskeep talks to Andre Perache of Doctors Without Borders about the situation in Yemen, where a humanitarian ceasefire began on Tuesday. Houthi rebels have controlled the capital for months.

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David Letterman's Top 10 Late-Night Memories (Well, Not Really)

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 2:37am

No one has been a late-night TV host longer than David Letterman, who retires Wednesday after 33 years. Here's what he told NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans on leaving the Ed Sullivan Theater one last time.

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A Database Of All Things Brainy

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 2:34am

A mouse brain boasts more than 200 different kinds of cells, say scientists, who are busy cataloging everything known about each type. Next up: a data trove of details on human brain cells.

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N.Y. Police Shooting Case Divides City's Asian-Americans

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 2:34am

NYPD officer Peter Liang has been indicted for the death of Akai Gurley. Some in the Asian-American community support holding Liang accountable; others say he is being scapegoated because of his race.

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Long-Term Depression May Boost Stroke Risk Long After Mood Improves

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 2:32am

Even after the psychological pain is effectively treated, damage from long years of depression may linger. It seems to double the risk of stroke among adults over age 50, research suggests.

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Police Rethink Tactics Amid New Technologies And Social Pressure

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 2:29am

One officer says relations with the public are "about as bad as I've seen," as a take-charge method of policing collides with a more skeptical citizenry that can record and disseminate video anywhere.

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