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Richard III, Whose Remains Were Found Under A Parking Lot, Reburied

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 11:27am

The last English king to die in battle was finally given a burial fit for a king — some 530 years after he was killed.

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Some Messy History Behind A Fight Over A Restaurant Called 'Chop Chop Chinaman'

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 11:00am

Both "chop chop" and "Chinaman" have long, complicated histories, which we thought we'd surface in light of this story.

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The End Of The Estate: 'Downton Abbey' Is Officially Saying Goodbye

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 10:56am

Recent reports were confirmed today when the official announcement landed that Downton Abbey's upcoming sixth season will be the end of the series.

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Board Games That Bored Gamers

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 10:48am

Strolling through the board games of yesteryear we find some that succeeded and some that faded away.

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KCRW Presents: Twin Shadow

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 10:42am

The synth-pop band, led by George Lewis Jr., performs a haunting track from its grandiose new album.

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Pilots Downing Their Planes Is Unusual, But Not Unprecedented

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 10:39am

Investigators looking into the crash of Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 this week now believe it was the result of a "deliberate act" of the co-pilot. If so, it wouldn't be the first time.

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How Snobbery Helped Take The Spice Out Of European Cooking

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 10:22am

Complex, contrasting flavors are a hallmark of Indian cooking. They used to dominate Western food, too. What changed? When spices became less exclusive, Europe's elite revamped their cuisines.

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High-Deductible Health Plans Cut Costs, At Least For Now

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 9:31am

Health plans that require people to pay thousands of dollars up front cut costs in the first three years, a study finds. But no one knows if costs will rise later as people avoid preventive care.

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What's Up With Parents Who Don't Vaccinate Their Children?

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 8:52am

It could be a lack of confidence in the medicine. Maybe they don't think the risk of infection is that high. Or the clinic may be far from home. A new report looks at reasons in five countries.

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Details Emerge About Germanwings Co-Pilot Andreas Lubitz

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 8:49am

His flying club says Lubitz "wanted to see his dream of flying fulfilled." Investigators say he appears to have deliberately crashed Flight 4U 9525 into the French Alps, killing 150 people.

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French Prosecutor Points Toward Co-Pilot's Actions In Jet's Crash

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 8:17am

French officials believe the co-pilot of the Germanwings plane that went down in the Alps intentionally crashed the plane. Steve Inskeep speaks with NPR's Eleanor Beardsley for the latest.

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Genevieve, 'Colors'

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 8:11am

The debut single by Chicago singer Genevieve Schatz is the one new tune the entire All Songs Considered crew loved before heading down to SXSW.

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What Drove Neanderthals To Extinction? Maybe Us.

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 7:50am

Anthropologist Barbara J. King reviews a new book that suggests domesticating the wolf gave early modern humans an extra edge in hunting that pushed Neanderthals to extinction.

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A Reporter Chauffeurs A Chinese Couple 500 Miles To Their Rural Wedding

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 7:47am

NPR's Frank Langfitt, who has been driving Chinese people around Shanghai to meet a variety of people and better understand the rapidly changing country, takes his experiment to a whole new level.

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Former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Released From Prison

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 7:46am

The son of the Rev. Jesse Jackson will serve out the remainder of his sentence for misappropriating campaign funds for personal use at a halfway house in Washington, D.C.

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Top Stories: Co-Pilot Likely Crashed Plane; Saudis Attack In Yemen

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 7:16am

Also: The U.S.-led coalition starts airstrikes in Tikrit; suspected tornadoes strike parts of Oklahoma; and Zayn Malik quits the popular boy-band, One Direction.

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For Mick Jenkins, Water Is A Way Of Life

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 7:03am

At SXSW, when a good portion of the crowd is likely drinking cheap beer, it's important to stay healthy in the heat. The Chicago hip-hop artist wants you to stay hydrated. No, really.

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Why It's So Hard For Us To Agree About Dong From 'The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 7:03am

With a name like Dong — and so few roles for Asian-American men on TV — it's understandable that this character has been raising eyebrows. But in the context of the show, Dong makes complete sense.

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Are Women's Colleges Doomed? What Sweet Briar's Demise Tells Us

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 7:03am

Administrators say that the Virginia institution has been grappling with financial troubles for decades. And they blame an increasing lack of interest in single-sex education.

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Payday Loans — And Endless Cycles Of Debt — Targeted By Federal Watchdog

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 6:58am

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is readying new regulations on payday loans and other high-cost forms of credit. Officials with the agency say the loans can trap borrowers in a cycle of debt.

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