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Life Goes On (And On) In 'The Age Of Adaline'

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 4:03pm

The conceptually intriguing story of a woman who doesn't age is let down by the (ironically?) lifeless way it presents the many, many years she has to work with.

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Lawmakers Urge Boehner To Act On Obama's Use Of Force Request

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 3:55pm

Two months after Congress held hearings on President Obama's proposal for an authorization of military force against the self-declared Islamic State, Congress has done precisely nothing.

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'We Built A Robot That Types': The Man Behind Computerized Stock Trading

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 3:46pm

NPR's Planet Money profiles a Hungarian immigrant who pioneered computerized trading. Thomas Peterffy struggled for years and experimented with many techniques, including a typing robot.

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Return Of Horses A Sign Of Spring On Michigan Island

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 3:46pm

Over the next two months, more than 300 draft and riding horses will be transported by ferry to Mackinac Island.

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Award-Winning Poets Write For Passersby In New York

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 3:30pm

In New York City, award-winning poets are sitting in booths Thursday, ready to write poems on demand for passersby. Organizers of the event say they want to bring poetry to everyone in the city.

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Five Months Later, Senate Confirms Loretta Lynch As Attorney General

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 3:30pm

President Obama nominated Loretta Lynch to be his attorney general last November. Five months later, the full Senate finally voted to confirm her nomination Thursday. NPR looks at what will be on her plate at the Justice Department.

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Hubble Telescope Celebrates 25 Years In Space

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 3:30pm

Friday marks 25 years since the Hubble Space Telescope was launched. Astrophysicist and NPR blogger, Adam Frank, celebrates what it's shown us.

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Mediterranean Migrants Stay In 'Reception Centers' While Awaiting Asylum

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 3:30pm

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Carlotta Sami, spokesperson at UNHCR for Southern Europe, about the survivors of what is being called the biggest migrant boat disaster to date in the Mediterranean.

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European Leaders Hold Summit To Address Migrant Crisis

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 3:30pm

European leaders are gathering in Brussels to address the crisis. A tentative plan calls for more money for border security in the Mediterranean and possible military action against traffickers.

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Father Details Daughter's Heroin Addiction In Obituary

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 3:30pm

NPR's Melissa Block talks to Tom Parks of Saco, Maine, whose daughter Molly Parks died April 16 of a heroin overdose. Parks shared details of his daughter's death on Facebook and in her obituary.

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Book Review: 'The Language Of Paradise'

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 3:30pm

NPR's Alan Cheuse reviews The Language of Paradise by Barbara Klein Moss.

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Clinton Foundation Linked To Russian Effort To Buy Uranium Company

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 3:30pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Jo Becker of The New York Times about Russia's foray into the U.S. uranium market and how the Clinton Foundation may have facilitated and benefited from it.

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Prime Minister Says France Faces 'Unprecedented Terrorist Threat'

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 3:30pm

The French prime minister said Thursday that security forces have prevented six terrorist attacks in France over the last few months. Police say an attack Sunday on a church outside Paris was only averted because the alleged assailant shot himself by accident.

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American Al-Qaida Member Killed In Strike Was Star Of Propaganda Videos

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 3:30pm

The White House said Thursday that anti-terror operations inadvertently killed two American members of al-Qaida, Adam Gadahn and Ahmed Farouq, in the Afghan-Pakistan border region.

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Dr. Oz Responds To Criticism On His Show

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 3:29pm

Dr. Oz is in the spotlight after a number of doctors signed an open letter to Columbia University asking that it revoke his faculty position. On his show Thursday, Dr. Oz addressed his critics.

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Obama Takes Full Responsibility For Death Of Hostages In U.S. Strike

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 3:25pm

President Obama disclosed that two hostages, including an American citizen, were killed during a U.S. counterterrorism operation against al-Qaida. The White House also revealed that two al-Qaida leaders, who were Americans, were killed in operations earlier this year.

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15 Years After The Dot-Com Bust, A Nasdaq Record

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 3:05pm

The Nasdaq has closed at a new high. It last peaked just before the dot-com crash, and "Nasdaq 5000" soon became code for stock market bubble. Does the record hold any of the same warnings today?

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#TBT: With Year To Go In White House, First Lady Runs For Senate

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 2:20pm

It was almost unthinkable at the time, but Hillary Clinton wouldn't be where she is today without taking the bold chance on running for a U.S. Senate seat in a state where she never lived.

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Indian Farmer's Apparent Suicide Sparks Political Backlash

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 2:16pm

Gajendra Singh was found hanging from a tree at a political rally in New Delhi earlier this week. His presumed suicide has become a cause célèbre for the country's disaffected farmers.

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Grab Your Bionic Chanclas: Alt.Latino's Mixtape For The Robot Apocalypse

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 1:28pm

You knew this was going to happen eventually — might as well face it with a mix of great music.

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