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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 psychology at Harvard Medical School, about how someone's deep inner turmoil can remain hidden from coworkers, neighbors and casual friends.

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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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Mass Tax Foreclosure Threatens Detroit Homeowners

Monday, March 30, 2015

Tuesday is the deadline to begin what many call the largest U.S. mass tax foreclosure. With the city counting on tax revenue, the owners behind on payments may be forced out of their homes.

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Bringing Internet To The Far Corners Of The Earth

Monday, March 30, 2015

About 5 billion people are mostly or entirely disconnected from the Internet. So to capitalize on this opportunity, Google and Facebook have begun high-profile campaigns to connect the unconnected.

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Nigerians Await Results Of Closely-Contested Election

Monday, March 30, 2015

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, assistant secretary for the Bureau of African Affairs at the State Department, about the latest on Nigeria's elections.

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Fear Of The Black Man: How Racial Bias Could Affect Crime, Labor Rates

Monday, March 30, 2015

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with professors Phillip Atiba Goff of UCLA and Harry Holzer of Georgetown University about how fears of African-American men are manifested in the criminal justice system.

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Bangladeshi Blogger, Known As Free-Thinker, Violently Killed In Dhaka

Monday, March 30, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Zafar Sobhan, editor of the English-language Dhaka Tribune, for more on the death of a Bangladeshi blogger who was murdered near his home in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Monday.

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Iran Talks Shed Light On Nuclear Tensions Between India, Pakistan

Monday, March 30, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Frank O'Donnell, a doctoral candidate at King's College London, about how nuclear powers India and Pakistan manage their bilateral relationship.

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Though Most Americans Are Wired, Seniors Lack Internet Access In U.S.

Monday, March 30, 2015

While the U.S. is pretty well connected, there are still 20 million people who aren't online. Lee Rainie of Pew Research describes who they are and why that matters.

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Jon Stewart's Replacement Is Unlikely Choice For 'The Daily Show'

Monday, March 30, 2015

"The Daily Show" replaces departing host Jon Stewart with South African comedian Trevor Noah. He is a relatively unknown comedian and an unlikely choice for the program.

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