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The Story Of The Parties' Crucial Appeals To Women In 'She Votes'

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 6:36am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to reporters Tamara Keith and Ailsa Chang about NPR's She Votes series, and the critical role women could play in the 2014 midterm elections.

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A Quest For Higher Power In 'The Snow Queen'

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 6:36am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Michael Cunningham about his new book, The Snow Queen, in which his characters plunge into the metaphysical world while navigating family relationships.

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Marathoning In Pyongyang: A Unique Way To See The City

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 6:36am

For the first time, foreign amateur competitors were allowed to participate in the Pyongyang marathon in North Korea. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with British runner Will Philipps about his experience.

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Read Between The Letters

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 6:36am

Every answer is a five-letter word. You will be given a clue for the word. Besides describing the answer, the clue will also contain the answer in consecutive letters.

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Ex-Security Head: Israel Soft On Anti-Arab Crimes

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 4:53am

Ex-security head: Israel soft on anti-Arab crimes

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Report: Rebel Infighting In Eastern Syria Kills 62

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 4:33am

Report: Rebel infighting in eastern Syria kills 62

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SC Sen. Graham Avoids Big Re-Election Challenge

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 4:13am

SC Sen. Graham avoids big re-election challenge

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When Science Becomes News, The Facts Can Go Up In Smoke

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 4:12am

It's hard to bring science to the public. The subtleties of research are often lost in translation when they surface in the news. Commentator Alva Noë wonders why.

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Snapchat's New Video Messages Feature Is Meant To Last Longer

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 4:12am

As social media companies clamor to build their messaging services, Snapchat's new chat feature brings the intimacy and immediacy of the app to longer lasting conversations.

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Saving The World's Babies Simply Starts At Birth

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 4:11am

There has been great progress in improving the health of most young kids, but newborns have not seen the same success. Researchers know the main causes of death. The challenge now is combating them.

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Listen To These Lovely Cats. No, Actually, Don't

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 4:05am

They are so sleek, so graceful, with such gorgeous eyes, tufted ears — but then they speak. And you think, "Oh no! Why? Why?"

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A Window To Executions: How To Cover Death For A Living

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 4:05am

Michael Graczyk has been witnessing and writing about executions in Texas for 30 years as a criminal justice reporter for The Associated Press. One challenge, he says, is not falling into a formula.

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The 'Marvelous Living' Of Soprano Jessye Norman

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 4:05am

One of the most celebrated voices of her generation talks about her new autobiography, Stand Up Straight and Sing! The opera star journeyed from the segregated South to a divided Berlin and beyond.

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Hans Zimmer Went Looking For The Next Great Screen Composer. Hear The Winning Entry

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 4:03am

The mind behind the music of Inception, Gladiator and more says he was looking for someone who would take his prompt and "ignore it as much as possible." He and the winner joined NPR's Rachel Martin.

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Bridge Collapses In South China, Killing 11

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 3:53am

Bridge collapses in south China, killing 11

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Passenger Train Derails In India; At Least 10 Dead

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 3:33am

Passenger train derails in India; at least 10 dead

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South Korea Leader Visits Kin Of Ferry Missing

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 3:33am

South Korea leader visits kin of ferry missing

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Ukraine Claims Advances On Rebel-Held Positions

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 3:33am

Ukraine claims advances on rebel-held positions

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Egypt Militants Claim Responsibility For 2 Attacks

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 3:03am

Egypt militants claim responsibility for 2 attacks

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Obamacare To Gridlock, Fair Game For Obama's Jokes

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 3:03am

Obamacare to gridlock, fair game for Obama's jokes

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