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Any Chicken In Those School Lunch 'Food-Like Nubbins'?

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 8:03am

It took a Freedom of Information Act to get the Chicago Public Schools to disclose what's in the chicken nuggets they serve in their cafeterias. NPR's Scott Simon reveals the chemical contents.

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PGA Puts On A Masters Without A Tiger

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 8:03am

This week saw an unfortunate late-season swoon for the Pacers, and the first Masters tournament without Tiger Woods in 20 years. Will he return from his injury? NPR's Scott Simon talks to sports correspondent Tom Goldman.

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With A Wink And Nod To Fans, Movies Roll Post-Credit Scenes

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 8:03am

After-credits scenes have a long history in the movies, from the original Ocean's 11 to the latest Captain America. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with writer Alex Suskind about this cinematic trope.

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Revivalist Churches Accused Of Exploiting Cameroon's Poor

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 8:03am

Pentecostalism is spreading rapidly throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Half of the world's pentecostalists live there, and Cameroon's government has deemed the church a national threat.

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Guineans Scramble To Protect Against Deadly Ebola Virus

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 8:03am

A recent outbreak of Ebola in Guinea has the country on edge. Guineans have never experienced the deadly virus, and are having to learn quickly how to protect themselves.

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Armed Men Take Police HQ In Eastern Ukraine City

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 7:21am

A pro-Russian group is one of several that have seized public government buildings in the past week. Ukrainian officials promise a "very tough" response.

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Attempted Libya Jailbreak Leaves 2 Prisoners Dead

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 7:03am

Attempted Libya jailbreak leaves 2 prisoners dead

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Tom Brosseau: Tiny Desk Concert

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 7:03am

The unabashedly earnest and sentimental folksinger stops by the NPR Music offices for an intimate glimpse of three sweet songs from his new album, Grass Punks.

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Autism, Like Race, Complicates Almost Everything

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 6:03am

Parenting any child requires getting comfortable with a degree of anxiety. But parenting an autistic child who is black carries a distinct set of challenges, says one mother.

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Cursed With Mom Guilt? Charlie Brown Might Cure What Ails You

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 6:03am

Whenever writer Yiyun Li feels guilty about her parenting choices, she turns to Peanuts for refuge, holding on to the comforting comic strip as tightly as Linus clutches his security blanket.

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Songwriter Jesse Winchester Dies At Age 69

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 5:53am

Songwriter Jesse Winchester dies at age 69

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Obama Reiterates Call For Equal Pay For Women

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 5:13am

Obama reiterates call for equal pay for women

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Armed Men Seize Eastern Ukraine Police Station

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 5:13am

Armed men seize eastern Ukraine police station

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UN Climate Report Balances Science And Politics

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 5:03am

UN climate report balances science and politics

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Waiting For Water: Myanmar Villages Left Behind

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 4:53am

Waiting for water: Myanmar villages left behind

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Outkast Reunite, Headline Coachella Festival

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 4:43am

Outkast reunite, headline Coachella festival

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Iran Says Has No Plans To Substitute UN Envoy Pick

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 4:13am

Iran says has no plans to substitute UN envoy pick

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A Debut Symphony That Embraced The World

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 4:07am

An action thriller of a symphony, Mahler's First is piled high with ambition, self-reflection and fear. Conductor Marin Alsop shares her approach to Mahler's multilayered music.

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Dog Races The Rails To Manhattan — And Wins New Yorker's Hearts

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 4:07am

Rush hour took on new meaning this week when a dog jumped in front of a commuter train and began to run.

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Gassy Cows Are Warming The Planet, And They're Here To Stay

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 4:06am

Methane from livestock accounts for a huge portion of agricultural greenhouse gas emissions, according to a UN report. But reducing global meat consumption isn't necessarily the answer to the problem.

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