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Kerry To Resume Talks Over Iran's Nuclear Program

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 1:38pm

Today's meeting in Switzerland comes a week after 47 Senate Republicans signed an open letter to Iran suggesting any deal reached would lapse the day President Obama leaves office.

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Arrest Made In Shooting Of Two Officers In Ferguson, Police Say

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 12:37pm

The St. Louis County Police Department announced the arrest on social media. A news conference announcing the details of the arrest was scheduled for 2:30 p.m.

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'We Have To Negotiate In The End' With Syria's Assad, Kerry Says

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 12:06pm

The comments were made to CBS. The U.S. has previously said the Syrian leader "needs to go." But nearly four years into the Syrian civil war, there are few signs of that happening.

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5 Obama Jokes That Stood Out From His Gridiron Club Routine

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 12:00pm

The Gridiron Club's motto is "singe but never burn." The president and other distinguished jokers did plenty of singeing at the club's annual dinner Saturday.

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Robert Durst, Subject Of HBO's 'The Jinx,' Arrested In New Orleans

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 10:41am

Durst, the troubled heir to a New York real estate fortune, has been questioned in the past over two deaths and a disappearance. It is unclear if his arrest is linked to those cases.

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Suicide Bombers Target Sunday Services At 2 Pakistani Churches; 14 Dead

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 9:21am

The attack is the latest in a series targeting the country's Christian minority. Irate protesters attacked people whom they suspected of being behind the explosions, killing at least one person.

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Instead Of Tickets, N.H. Police Hand Out Good-Deed Coupons

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 9:17am

Getting a ticket isn't all bad when it's in Farmington, N.H. Police Chief John Drury tells NPR's Rachel Martin that officers there are giving out pizza coupons for good behavior.

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The Truth About Humanitarian Work: High Ideals Vs. Hard Realities

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 9:14am

In this week's For the Record, we meet three humanitarian aid workers: one confronting the Ebola crisis, another trying to educate Syrian refugees and another who's stepped back from field work.

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Gather Ye Rosebuds: 'Citizen Kane' Screened At Hearst Castle

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 8:27am

Citizen Kane by Orson Welles was inspired by media mogul William Randolph Hearst, who hated it with a passion. But this weekend, the film was finally shown at Hearst's legendary California castle.

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Aid Effort Underway As Vanuatu Assesses Storm's Damage

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 8:19am

The scale of the destruction wreaked by Cyclone Pam is becoming slowly apparent. The storm, which struck Vanuatu late Friday, destroyed buildings and crops, killed at least 8 people and injured 20.

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Univision Race Gaffe Shows Culture Gap

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 8:03am

A Univision commentator's racist remarks about Michelle Obama reveal an ugly truth about Latin American culture: It's really racist.

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Six Things We Learned At South By Southwest EDU

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 8:03am

At the annual event in Austin, Texas: Big data, privacy, physics and the power of Twitter.

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March Madness: Keeping Society Sane Since 1908

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 8:03am

Think you know your NCAA tournament facts? Try these on for size: What are the odds of a perfect bracket? What surgery is performed more frequently during the madness?

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Haunted Dolls Are A Thing, And They're Not Cheap, Either

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 7:48am

Some dolls don't look quite right. There's just something creepy about them. Turns out those dolls fetch a high price on eBay and Etsy.

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