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Major Power Outage Darkens Dozens Of Cities In Turkey

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 10:42am

The outage halted public transportation and shuttered business across much of Turkey. An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the country's blackout, the biggest in 15 years.

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The Church On World Cafe

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 10:35am

The Australian rock band, known for "Under The Milky Way," performs songs from its new album.

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Meet The Bacteria That Make A Stink In Your Pits

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 10:19am

Scientists say they've IDed the bacteria that emits that rank smell after a hard workout. Future deodorants might target that bad actor rather than blocking sweat glands or nuking all bacteria.

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New Zealand's Jean-Paul Sartre Experience Gets Box Set Treatment

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 10:15am

Twenty years after it broke up, one of the great underground bands from New Zealand's pop heyday will have its entire discography remastered and re-released.

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U.S. Promises To Cut Greenhouse Gases By A Quarter Of 2005 Levels

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 10:03am

The new target was submitted to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Tuesday. Part of a plan for a new international treaty, it would give the U.S. 10 years to reach its goal.

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Songs We Love: Reptar, 'Cable'

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 10:03am

Once the horn section comes in to add an exclamation point to everything, there's no turning back.

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The Fear Of Black Men In America: Join Our Twitter Chat #FearAndRace

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 9:32am

This week, NPR's Michel Martin has been leading challenging conversations about the fear of black men. Now we want to hear from you.

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From A 'Dragon Tattoo' To The 'Spider's Web': Stieg Larsson's Hero Returns

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 9:15am

The late Stieg Larsson's Millennium series of novels is getting an addition, The Girl in the Spider's Web. The book, written by David Lagercrantz, just got its title and a U.S. release date: Sept. 1.

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'Little Washer Of Sorrows' Morphs The Mundane Into The Fantastic

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 9:03am

Katherine Fawcett's short story collection is comfortably domestic, full of quiet drama and unfussy detail. Until you read further and discover the mermaids, monsters and lonely planets (literally).

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Top Stories: Indiana's New Religion Law; Iran Nuclear Talks

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 8:35am

Also: A Japanese municipality approves same sex marriage; Arizona's governor vetoes a bill shielding police identification after a shooting; and a solar powered plane makes its latest stop in China.

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Tigons And Ligers And Boys, Oh My!

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 8:18am

An ambitious 7-year-old calls into this episode of How To Do Everything with one simple question: Can he one day be half-man, half-cheetah?

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Challenge: Curb Violence In Most Violent City. Hint: Nuns Can Help

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 8:15am

This year, at Emory University's global health challenge, students had to come up with clever solutions for a pressing problem. Only it wasn't a superbug. It was the extreme violence in Honduras.

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How Many Stars Are There?

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 8:09am

The night sky carries the weight of many meanings for humanity. Astrophysicist Adam Frank directs us to a short video addressing the sum of the stars in the sky.

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Deadline Day Arrives For Iran Nuclear Talks

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 8:04am

The six nations that have been debating a plan to curb Iran's nuclear program – and ease economic sanctions — will hit the deadline for a framework agreement at 6 p.m. ET.

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Indianapolis Mayor: Religious Law's Backers 'Missing The Bigger Trend'

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 7:04am

Of his Republican colleagues at the state house, Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard says, "Sometimes, they're having trouble understanding the breadth and the depth of what's happening here."

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Live From Small Town America: Teachers Who Blog To Stay In Touch

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 7:03am

Teachers in remote areas say blogging is a great way to plug into conversations with other educators.

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Alpine, "Foolish"

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 7:03am

"Foolish" is another airy pop song with atmospheric beats and a video that perfectly captures the clean, buoyant world of sound created by this Australian sextet.

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Colorado Allows Sales Of Powdered Alcohol

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 6:36am

Gov. John Hickenlooper signed the law after federal regulators approved Palcohol. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York says powdered alcohol is a dangerous product and he wants it banned.

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Selfie Sticks Get The Boot At Coachella And Lallapalooza

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 6:30am

Coachella in California and Lallapalooza in Chicago say they won't tolerate the photo-taking tools. Coachella even dismissed them as "narciss-sticks."

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A Ghostly Chorus Narrates 'The World Before Us'

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 6:03am

Aislinn Hunter's new novel tells two parallel tales of two young girls — both gone missing in the same place, a century apart. Reviewer Jean Zimmerman says the book's tough truths held her interest.

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