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Obama's Diplomatic Gamble On Iran Adding Instability In Middle East

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Limited though it may be, analysts say the administration's negotiation with Iran has shaken traditional allies and left both friends and enemies uncertain about what it will do next in the region.
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Remembering Pop Singer Selena, 'The Queen of Tejano'

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The singer Selena elevated Tex-Mex music to a new level. She was about to cross over to the English-language market when she was fatally shot 20 years ago on March 31, 1995.
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Jay Z's Music Service, Tidal, Arrives With A Splash, And Questions Follow

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The premium streaming service, which will be owned in part by musicians, was unveiled in a star-packed ceremony. The first question it needs to answer: Can it attract listeners?
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Defense Rests Case In Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The defense rested its case Tuesday in the trial of admitted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The trial will continue Monday with closing arguments.
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Iraqi Forces Make Advances In Tikrit, Prime Minister Says

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

After a month of fighting in the Iraqi city of Tikrit, the Iraqi Prime Minister said Tuesday that Iraqi forces took a step toward pushing out the self-declared Islamic State.
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Yale University Library Purchases Civil War Photography Collection

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with George Miles, the William Robertson Coe Curator at the Beinecke Library, about the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln photograph collection that has been purchased by Yale.
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Greece Cracks Down On Longtime Tax Evasion Problem

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Greeks don't trust their own state to give them good services, so for decades they have evaded taxes.
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Saudi Arabian Airstrikes Create Dangerous Situation In Yemen

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Farea Al-Muslimi, who is reporting for NPR in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa and is also a visiting scholar with the Carnegie Foundation.
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Iranian Nuclear Talks Continue Past Deadline

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Six world powers and Iran will extend their deadline by a day to form a preliminary nuclear agreement.
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Opposition Candidate Defeats Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Former military leader Mohammadu Buhari has become the first opposition candidate to win a Nigerian presidential election.
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New 'Daily Show' Host Faces Criticism Over Questionable Tweets

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Less than 24 hours after "The Daily Show" made its announcement, new host Trevor Noah is facing backlash over tweets he posted where he ridicules Jews, lesbians and overweight women.
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Native American Tribes Win Child Welfare Case In South Dakota

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A federal court ruled Tuesday in summary judgment that the state of South Dakota has routinely violated federal law by taking Native American children from their families and tribes.
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Non-Profit Helps Young Afghan Women Reach Country's Tallest Peak

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

An American NGO called "Ascend" is training Afghan girls to scale their country's highest peak this year. The young Afghan women are a mix of haves and have-nots.
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Students From Troubled For-Profit Colleges Refuse To Pay Back Loans

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A group of students met with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Tuesday to send a message: They won't pay back the loans they incurred attending troubled for-profit colleges.
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Indiana Governor Reaffirms Support For Criticized Religious Freedom Law

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence addressed the continuing controversy surrounding his state's religious freedom law Tuesday.
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Lufthansa Says Co-Pilot Suffered From Depression During Training

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Speculation about the mental state of the Germanwings co-pilot who crashed his plane in the French Alps a week ago has focused attention on airline industry practices.
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Supporters Work To Reclaim Legacy Of Penn State Coach Joe Paterno

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A campaign is underway to repair former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno's legacy after a child sex abuse scandal involving former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky tarnished his image.
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U.S. Announces Target To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The White House proposal will be submitted at the next big climate meeting in Paris this December. It marks the beginning of a worldwide plan for countries to combat climate change.
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Germanwings Co-Pilot Shines Light On Opaqueness Of Mental Illness

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Dr. Michael C. Miller, assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, about how someone's deep inner turmoil can remain hidden.
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Hackers Teach Computers To Tell Healthy And Sick Brain Cells Apart

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Scientists are still better than computers at assessing a neuron's health by looking at its shape. But an effort that includes an international series of hackathons could help speed the process.
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