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California Cemeteries Adapt To Water Restrictions To Avoid Going Dry

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 4:18pm

New mandates in California will limit how much water graveyards can use to keep their grass green. The people who run cemeteries don't want crispy, parched grass to feel like an insult on top of loss.

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Successful Superhero TV Shows Go Beyond Superpowers

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 4:18pm

Superheroes are big on TV, but why do some shows work and others fail? It's not about the costumes or the special effects.

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Chipotle Says Adios To GMOs, As Food Industry Strips Away Ingredients

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 4:04pm

Chipotle's move is the latest example of the food industry ditching ingredients, as consumers demand a say in what's in their dinner. Some of these ingredients are more questionable than others.

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The Largest For-Profit College Shutdown In History

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 3:48pm

Students say goodbye to Corinthian Colleges ... but not necessarily to their debt.

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Seven Officers Hurt In Clashes With Baltimore Police

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 3:38pm

Television images showed protesters throwing rocks and other objects at a line of police officers in one Baltimore neighborhood.

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Stephen Hawking Says Zayn Malik Could Still Be In One Direction In A Parallel Universe

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 3:22pm

Millions of hearts were broken last month when Zayn Malik left One Direction, but according to physicist Stephen Hawking, that might not be the case after all.

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Tsarnaev Defense Urges Jury To Spare His Life

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 3:22pm

The sentencing phase in convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial continues on Monday. The defense will start making its case that he should not be put to death.

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U.S., Japan Announce Updated Defense Guidelines

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 3:22pm

The updated 18-year-old guidelines reflect concern over China's growing influence and North Korea's nuclear capability. They also call for Japan to take a more active role in the Asia Pacific region.

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President Obama Relaxed Drone Rules For CIA Operations In Pakistan

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 3:22pm

In 2013, President Obama tightened rules for drone strikes in order to reduce civilian casualties. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Wall Street Journal correspondent Adam Entous who learned that the president secretly waived the new rules for CIA operations in Pakistan.

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Thousands Say Goodbye To Freddie Gray In Baltimore

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 3:22pm

Thousands of mourners packed a Baptist church in Baltimore Monday at the funeral service for Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old black man who died of spinal cord injuries last week while in police custody.

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Authors Criticize Pen America's Decision To Honor 'Charlie Hebdo' Survivors

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 3:22pm

Some prominent authors are critical of the PEN American Center's decision to honor Charlie Hebdo staffers, saying the magazine denigrated the oppressed French Muslim population.

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Indonesia Notifies Convicted Drug Dealers Of Imminent Execution

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 3:22pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Alice Budisatrijo, a BBC producer in Southeast Asia, about the impending executions of nine drug traffickers in Indonesia, most of them foreigners. The Indonesian attorney general's office says the death row inmates were given the required 72 hours notice of execution on Saturday.

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Kathmandu Residents Work To Help Communites Ravaged By Earthquake

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 3:22pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with residents of Kathmandu, Nepal, about Saturday's earthquake and their attempts to help communities recover from the disaster.

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Death Toll Continues To Rise After Devastating Earthquake Hits Nepal

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 3:22pm

Some harrowing stories are emerging about people who are trapped among the rubble from the massive earthquake that hit Nepal this weekend.

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For Europe-Bound Migrants, Desperation Outweighs Risks

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 3:12pm

At a charity center in Sicily, survivors of the dangerous sea crossings from Libya to Italy face legal and economic limbo and a frosty welcome. But it's still better than the places they fled.

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Don't Trust The Goats; Their Ticks Could Make You Sick

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 2:46pm

A goat is host to bacteria. A tick visits the goat, picks up bacteria and spreads them to a human. And the bacteria turn out to cause a previously undiscovered disease.

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LOOK: Historic Nepal Sites Before And After The Quake

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 2:43pm

The human toll of the weekend's toll is massive, but the temblor has also damaged some of Kathmandu's most historic structures.

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Feds Say It's Time To Cut Back On Fluoride In Drinking Water

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 1:48pm

Excess fluoride consumption is leading to tiny white marks on many people's teeth. It's mainly a cosmetic problem, but one that could be solved by lowering the fluoride in drinking water.

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Donny Osmond On World Cafe

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 1:10pm

Hear the stories that influenced the songs on the former teen idol's new album, his 60th — and the relationship between the Osmonds and the Jacksons.

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Sandwich Monday: Deep-Fried Cheese Curds

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 1:01pm

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try deep-fried cheese curds. They're a regional specialty and the reason we haven't left the Midwest.

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