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Terrorist Group Suspected In Nigerian Attacks

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

An attack on the Nigerian city of Jos has killed at least 118 people. No group has claimed responsibility, but suspicion quickly fell on Boko Haram, the group now holding nearly 300 girls hostage.
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Rift Divides U.S. And Russia About Space Station

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Political tension is disrupting collaboration between the U.S. and Russia on the International Space Station. John Logsdon, founder of the Space Policy Institute at George Washington University, explains the consequences.
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Penny Hoarders Hope For The Day The Penny Dies

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

A pre-1982 penny has about 2 cents worth of copper in it. Some people hoard them, betting that the U.S. will kill the penny and then it will be legal to melt them down and they can make a killing.
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The Universe Cares About How Fast You — Yes, You — Travel

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

NPR's resident physicist and commentator, Adam Frank, reflects on how your velocity — how quickly you move — affects how you experience life.
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The 1,000-Year-Old Schism That Pope Francis Seeks To Heal

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The Catholic and Orthodox churches split in 1054. In the Holy Land this week, the pope and Orthodox leaders will meet to try to start restoring unity. But not everyone is eager for reconciliation.
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In Kentucky Primary, McConnell Bests Tea Party Challenger

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

In a day packed full of primaries, voters headed to the polls in six states — including three that are expected to have highly competitive Senate races.
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Despite Drama, Oregon GOP Choice Comes Down To Purity, Practicality

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Two Republicans with compelling personal stories, Monica Wehby and Jason Conger, are vying for the chance to unseat Oregon's incumbent Democratic senator, Jeff Merkley.
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Filmmaker Brings Light To Roma, Holocaust Victims Lost To History

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Filmmaker Aaron Yeger tells the story of Roma Holocaust victims in the documentary A People Uncounted, and he joins the program to explain more.
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Heir To A Jazz Legacy, A Trumpeter Finds His Own Way

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Theo Croker is a descendant of old-school New Orleans jazz royalty, but his fusion of different genres is anything but traditional.
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Ukraine's Richest Man Pushes Back Against Pro-Moscow Separatists

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

There are increasing signs of friction between pro-Moscow separatists and local residents in eastern Ukraine, as some local people demand an end to the violence and lawlessness in the region.
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Big Bang's Ripples: Two Scientists Recall Their Big Discovery

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Fifty years ago today, two astronomers in New Jersey accidentally discovered the Big Bang's afterglow. The roaring space static their hilltop antenna detected came from the birth of the universe.
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Anatomy Of A Great Commencement Speech

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

What makes a good commencement address great? We read more than 300 speeches and singled out the qualities that made them rise to the top.
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Young Poet, Big Prize: A Conversation With The Sophie Kerr Winner

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Robert Siegel speaks with Alexander Stinton, the winner of the 2014 Sophie Kerr Prize, the nation's largest undergraduate literary award. Stinton is a graduate of Washington College.
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Brash On The Campaign Trail, Modi Steps Into Parliament Humble

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Narendra Modi made his maiden visit to the halls of India's parliament Tuesday, shortly after being unanimously voted his party's leader. Then, he was off to the presidential palace to receive the invitation to form a government.
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In A Bid To End Political Impasse, Thai Army Imposes Martial Law

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Thailand's army imposed martial law overnight, as the country's political crisis continues to deepen. Journalist Michael Sullivan reports on the crisis from Bangkok.
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Big Fees For The Big Easy's Poorest Defendants

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

In the next installment of an NPR investigation, Joseph Shapiro goes to New Orleans to look at the ways poor people are charged for their public defender in court.
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Child Abuse Victims Bring Some Unlikely Backup: Bikers

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

A report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds in the U.S., and victims often find themselves feeling helpless. But some children are getting assistance from a group of unlikely heroes — on motorcycles. Gloria Hillard reports on Bikers Against Child Abuse, an organization that promises to support scared kids on their way to court.
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To Combat Malware Tool, U.S. Undertakes Massive Cyber Crackdown

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

U.S. officials announced they've arrested over 90 people in 19 countries for using and distributing a malware tool that makes cybercrime simple. Brian Krebs of the website Krebs on Security explains.
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UK Government Asks: What's The Greatest Challenge Of Our Time?

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

In 1714, the British government established a prize to solve the greatest challenge of that time: Pinpoint a ship's location at sea by knowing its longitude. Now, 300 years later, it's bringing back the Longitude Prize. This time, the public will choose the greatest challenge in a vote that begins Thursday.
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CIA Announces Plans To End Fake Vaccination Programs

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The phony vaccination programs were used in its spy operations abroad. The decision comes after leaders from U.S. public health schools brought the practice to light.
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