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Family Of Unaccounted For USS Oklahoma Sailor Wouldn't 'Let Him Go'

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Edward Hopkins was on the USS Oklahoma when it was attacked in Pearl Harbor, and was one of hundreds buried as an unknown. His family is grateful for the decision to try to ID some of the remains.
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Iraq's Leader Finds Friends In Washington, But Faces Battles At Home

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has a much better relationship with the U.S. than his predecessor. But he's still struggling to entrench his position in Iraq and defeat the Islamic State.
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Experts Divided Over Iran's Cyberactivity Since Start Of Nuclear Talks

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The U.S. government and cybersecurity companies agree that Iran has greatly improved its cyberattack capability over the past two years.
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Congress Repeals Medicare 'Doc Fix' Law, Ending Annual Scramble

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The "doc fix", which postpones cuts in Medicare payments to doctors, has been an annual ritual in Congress for years. Now a permanent repeal of the doc fix takes care of the problem for good.
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Thousands Flee After Anti-Immigrant Violence Strikes South Africa

Thursday, April 16, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with South African journalist S'thembile Cele about how violence against immigrants has flared in South Africa.
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California Cities Struggle To Enforce Mandatory Water Restrictions

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Gov. Jerry Brown ordered the state to cut back its water use by 25 percent overall and mandated specific targets for each city.
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Some Patients Lack Contraceptive Coverage Under Health Law, Study Finds

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Under the Affordable Care Act, women are supposed to have access to free birth control. But a new study shows that some insurers are not covering all kinds of contraception.
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Broadway Passes The Bechdel Test With 'Fun Home'

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Alison Bechdel's bestselling graphic novel memoir about growing up gay with a closeted father doesn't seem like an obvious choice for a musical, but it's coming to Broadway. NPR's Neda Ulaby reports.
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New Asian Development Bank Seen As Sign Of China's Growing Influence

Thursday, April 16, 2015

China says 57 countries have signed on as members of the new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, but the U.S. is not among them. Some analysts say the bank is a sign of diminished U.S. power.
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Wiz Khalifa's 'See You Again' Breaks Spotify Streaming Record

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The song by Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth broke the record this week for Spotify streams in a single day with 4.2 million plays.
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How Success Almost Killed A Game, And How Its Creators Saved It

Thursday, April 16, 2015

When Magic: The Gathering became a hit, its creators faced a surprising problem.
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They Speak Hebrew And Keep Kosher: The Left-Behind Ethiopian Jews

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Two years ago, Israel ended with great fanfare a program that brought tens of thousands of Ethiopian Jews to Israel. But many are in limbo, separated from family, the result of stricter religious law.
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Diego Garcia Islanders Displaced In U.K. Failure Hope To Return Home

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Natives of Diego Garcia were displaced over 40 years ago when the U.S. built a military base on the Indian Ocean island nation.
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Muslim Migrants Threw Christians Overboard, Italian Police Say

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Tens of thousands of people are trying to flee Africa by boarding rickety and often overcrowded boats for the journey across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe. Many ships capsize or are abandoned by smugglers, and hundreds have already died en route. More than 10,000 people were rescued this week alone.
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58 Percent Of Bostonians Oppose Death Penalty For Bomber, Poll Finds

Thursday, April 16, 2015

A new poll commissioned by member station WBUR looks at Greater Boston's attitudes toward capital punishment as the penalty phase of the Boston Marathon bombing trial gets underway.
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How The South Korean Government Made K-pop A Thing

Thursday, April 16, 2015

K-pop โ€” or Korean pop โ€” makes its latest move toward the center of American pop culture with Nickelodeon's new show, Make It Pop. But beyond "Gangnam Style," how did K-pop evolve?
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Street Food No More: Bug Snacks Move To Store Shelves In Thailand

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Many Thais, and others around the world, eat insects. An entrepreneur is trying to expand the market in Thailand by bringing deep-fried insects off the street and into convenience and gourmet shops.
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Seattle Police Body Camera Program Highlights Unexpected Issues

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with the Seattle Police Department's Chief Operating Officer Mike Wagers about the challenges that bodycams and dashcams present to the department.
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President Obama To Remove Cuba From State-Sponsored Terrorism List

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

President Obama intends to take Cuba off of the list of state sponsors of terrorism, and now Congress has a month and a half to decide if it wants to stop the process.
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Chess Grandmaster Caught In High-Tech Cheating Scheme

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Tony Rich, chief arbiter for the U.S. Chess Championship and International Arbiter for the World Chess Federation.
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