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'Someone Had To Do It': Airman Gives Fallen Soldiers A Final Salute

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 1:59am

While serving in Iraq, MaCherie Dunbar didn't know quite what she was signing up for when she volunteered for "patriot detail." It turned out to be one of the hardest things she did while overseas.

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What Those Baby Photos On Social Media Can Teach Us About Moms

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 1:58am

Today's babies are part of the first generation with their entire lives documented on social media. Researchers are finding lessons in the streams of their photos.

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Impressionists With Benefits? The Painting Partnership Of Degas And Cassatt

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 1:57am

A new exhibit explores the intense relationship between French painter Edgar Degas and American painter Mary Cassatt. No one knows whether it was romantic, but there was certainly no lack of passion.

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Thai Military Says Coup Necessary To Restore Order

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 6:36am

Two days ago, Thailand's military declared martial law. The army chief went on television on Thursday to say that he'd changed his mind, and the army is taking control of the government.

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Reporter Reveals He's Allergic To Newspaper Ink

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 5:28am

Michael Dresser of the Baltimore Sun says he'll be wearing rubber gloves in the newsroom because the ink irritates his skin and eyes. He told The Wall Street Journal the irony is not lost on him.

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Instant Cat Celebrity Declines First Pitch Honor

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 5:02am

Tara the cat gained notoriety after saving a California boy from an attack by a dog. The boy Tara saved threw the first pitch instead.

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On The Internet, A Penny Is Nothing To Sneeze At

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 4:05am

It's hard to find anything in a store that costs 1 penny. There is one place where people still dream of 1 cent sales: the Internet. NPR's planet money team reports on the value of the virtual penny.

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House Panel Wants More Done To Undermine Boko Haram

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 4:05am

The House Foreign Affairs Committee got a briefing on the threat from Boko Haram, a terrorist group that has kidnapped and is holding hundreds of Nigerian girls captive.

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Attack On Market In Northwest China Leaves At Least 31 Dead

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 4:05am

China's state-run news agency says more than two dozen people have been killed in an attack on a busy street market in the capital of the country's volatile northwestern region of Xinjiang.

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Russian Economic Forum Boycotted Over Ukraine Crisis

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 4:05am

The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum is seen as Russia's answer to the economic gathering in Davos, Switzerland. The Obama administration has been pressing U.S. corporations not to attend.

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U.S. Ordered To Turn Over Video Of Force-Feeding At Guantanamo

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 4:05am

Renee Montagne talks to Miami Herald reporter Carol Rosenberg about a federal judge's order that the Justice Department must release videotapes of force-feeding at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp.

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Ukraine's Oligarchs Still Entwine Business With Politics

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 4:05am

The leading candidate in Sunday's presidential election is an oligarch. And the interim government is turning to other oligarchs to help restore calm in some crisis-plagued provinces.

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Scientists Discover Carbon Cycle Is Out Of Whack

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 4:05am

Scientists who track carbon say the way it cycles from the atmosphere back to earth and into plants and animals has apparently changed. It could be the whole planetary carbon treadmill is speeding up.

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Fiat Is Tired Of losing Money On Its Electric Car

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 4:05am

The CEO of Fiat-Chrysler says the automakers loses $14,000 each time his company sells the Fiat 500e. Even federal tax credits do not make it profitable.

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Online Gambling Dealt A Blow To State Expansion

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 4:05am

Citing a contentious split among the major casino operators over the issue of expansion, the group representing the U.S. casino industry has dropped its support for legalizing online gaming.

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Democratic Team Picked For Benghazi Panel

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 4:05am

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has named Democrats to the special committee investigating the death of the U.S. ambassador in Libya in 2012. There have already been 8 probes into the attacks.

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'Foxcatcher' A Standout At Cannes Film Festival

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 4:05am

Directed by Bennet Miller, Foxcatcher, starring Steve Carrell, is getting Oscar buzz. This is a straight dramatic role for Carrell. It tells the story of the murder of Olympic wrestler Dave Schultz.

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Regime Photos Said To Show Gruesome Killings In Syrian Prisons

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 4:05am

Stephen J. Rapp, the U.S. ambassador-at-large for war crimes issues, has seen photos obtained by Syria's opposition. A government photographer allegedly took them to document people killed in prisons.

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Separatist Muslims Blamed For Deadly Attack In Xinjiang

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 4:05am

China's state-run news agency says more than two dozen people have been killed in an attack on a busy street market in the capital of the country's volatile northwestern region of Xinjiang.

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VA's Health System: Some Love It, Some Hate It

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 4:05am

Nearly 30 VA facilities are accused of falsifying statistics on how long veterans must wait for care. President Obama said the problems go back decades, but most veterans are satisfied with the care.

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