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In 'God Loves Haiti,' Clutching Memories When The Earth Moves

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 6:46am

In his debut novel, Haitian expat Dimitry Elias Legér uses the 2010 earthquake in Haiti as a backdrop to a love triangle. Leger tells NPR's Rachel Martin why he titled his new book God Loves Haiti.

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Former Sen. Edward Brooke Of Massachusetts Dies At 95

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 6:46am

The first African-American popularly elected to the U.S. Senate has died. We take a look back at the extraordinary life of Edward Brooke, politician, war hero and celebrated attorney.

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Faith And Aquarium Pumps: The Stuff Of Science In 2014

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 6:46am

It may seem scientists are aloof geniuses who churn out discoveries. Joe Palca's NPR series, Joe's Big Idea, shows us how science really works. He reviews 2014 highlights with NPR's Rachel Martin.

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How A Skeptic Learned To Love Meditation

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 6:46am

Fancy feeling happy in 2015? Dan Harris, co-anchor of ABC's Nightline, has written a book called 10% Happier. He shares with NPR's Rachel Martin the reasons that drove him to write a self-help book.

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CDC Recommends Antiviral Drugs For At-Risk Patients

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 6:46am

If you think the flu season is especially bad, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says you're right. He also tells NPR's Rachel Martin why taking antivirals are a good idea.

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A Light Goes Out In Memphis: Remembering John Fry

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 6:46am

Music producer Rick Clark remembers John Fry, co-founder of Ardent Studios, who died last month after 50 years of nurturing some of the best music to ever come out of Memphis.

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Newark Mayor Ras Baraka: From Poetry To Power

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 6:46am

He was a poet and a community activist. Now, as mayor of Newark, N.J., Ras Baraka faces the challenges of struggling schools, municipal corruption and mistrust between citizens and police.

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Border Businesses Lose Bank Accounts Amid Money Laundering Fears

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 6:46am

Some U.S. banks are closing the accounts of certain businesses along the Mexican side of the border. It's part of an effort to stay in line with anti-money laundering regulations.

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'I Was So Grateful For My Body': Jennifer Aniston On Portraying Chronic Pain

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 6:46am

In Cake, Aniston plays a haunted woman who is suffering from debilitating pain. While Aniston is not actively looking for dramatic roles, she says "comedy and drama go hand in hand."

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How Ebola Took A Toll On One American Church

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 4:33am

Congregants at Trinity Episcopal Church come from many countries, including in West Africa. No one had visited the virus-stricken nations, yet fearful worshippers began skipping services.

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If You Shouldn't Call It The Third World, What Should You Call It?

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 4:31am

There are many ways to refer to the parts of our planet where people lack decent health care, education and services like electricity and clean water. And just about every label has its problems.

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Paralympic Champion Makes The Case For Meningitis Vaccine

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 4:29am

Amy Purdy lost both legs below the knee to meningitis at age 19. She's now using her cred as a champion snowboarder to encourage teenagers to get vaccinated.

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