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Buzz Aldrin Wants People To Be Living On Mars In 24 Years

Friday, August 28, 2015

Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the Moon, and the Florida Institute of Technology are working on a plan to colonize Mars. He'd like it to happen by the 70th anniversary of his Moon landing.

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Segway-Riding Cameraman Knocks Over Sprinter Usain Bolt

Friday, August 28, 2015

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt had just beat American Justin Gatlin in the 200 meter World Championship when a cameraman riding a Segway lost control and crashed into him. Bolt was knocked down.

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White House Explores Ways To Do Business With Cuba

Friday, August 28, 2015

It will take an act of Congress to lift the trade embargo against Cuba. President Obama, however, does have ways to make it easier for Americans to go to Havana or to sell goods there.

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Scientific Findings Often Fail To Be Replicated, Researchers Say

Friday, August 28, 2015

A massive effort to test the validity of 100 psychology experiments finds that more than 50 percent of the studies fail to replicate. This is based on a new study published in the journal "Science."

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California Battles The Drought With Successful Conservation Efforts

Friday, August 28, 2015

California's cities managed to cut their water usage by 31.3 percent during July — surpassing the amount mandated by the state's governor because of the four-year drought.

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After Foiled Mass Shooting, France Examines Train Safety

Friday, August 28, 2015

French officials are hosting an emergency meeting on train security in Paris. Saturday's meeting follows last week's thwarted mass shooting against passengers on a high-speed train bound for Paris.

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A Plan To Boost Police Presence Causes Friction In The Nation's Capital

Friday, August 28, 2015

Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser devised a plan to combat the city's spiking crime rate. Her idea to put more officers on the street sparked anger from the group Black Lives Matter.

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Has A Long-Lost Nazi Train Packed With Gold Been Found In Poland?

Friday, August 28, 2015

Officials in Poland are investigating claims that two men have discovered a Nazi-era train full of gold. Two men, who want a finder's fee, say they found it in an abandoned coal mine.

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The Secret To Japan's Little League Success: 10-Hour Practices

Friday, August 28, 2015

A Japanese team has again reached the final four of the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. Its training involves strict discipline, relentless drilling and group responsibility.

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Obama Acknowledges There's Much More Work To Do In New Orleans

Friday, August 28, 2015

President Obama celebrated the progress made to rebuild New Orleans but said what started out as a natural disaster became something much worse when government didn't "look out for its own citizens."

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Associated Press Files Suit; Demands FBI Arrest Records

Friday, August 28, 2015

The Associated Press has filed suit against the Justice Department, accusing the FBI of creating fake news in order to entrap a criminal suspect. The AP is demanding more information about the ruse.

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Migrants Risk It All To Get To Richer E.U. Countries

Friday, August 28, 2015

Hundreds of thousands of migrants risk their lives to reach Europe. But when they get to the continent their journey isn't over. Most go on at more risk and greater cost to reach Germany and Sweden.

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Movie Review: 'The Second Mother'

Friday, August 28, 2015

The Brazilian movie, The Second Mother, is a film about the unspoken class barriers that exist within a home that come crashing down when the live-in housekeeper's daughter suddenly appears.

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Disney And Universal Bask In The Glow Of Summer Box Office Sales

Friday, August 28, 2015

Steve Inskeep looks at what was hot and what was not at the summer box office with Kim Masters, editor-at-large for The Hollywood Reporter and host of member station KCRW's The Business.

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Darryl Dawkins, NBA's 'Chocolate Thunder,' Dies At 58

Friday, August 28, 2015

Ex-NBA player Darryl Dawkins was known for thunderous dunks. Dawkins played 13 seasons in the NBA after being drafted out of high school by the Philadelphia 76ers. He died on Thursday at age 58.

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NLRB Ruling Could Pave The Way For Fast-Food Unions

Friday, August 28, 2015

The National Labor Relations Board ruling says companies that use franchises and contractors will be held responsible for working conditions of employees, even if they don't directly supervise them.

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The Survivors' Street: 10 Years Of Life After Katrina

Friday, August 28, 2015

NPR first visited Schnell Drive in St. Bernard Parish 10 years ago to speak with the Bordelon family as they rebuilt their home after Katrina's destruction. Unlike many, they're still there today.

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Peek Inside The 'Little Black Books' Of Some Famous American Artists

Friday, August 28, 2015

Mary Savig, curator at the Archives of American Art in Washington, D.C., says the contact lists reveal a lot about the artists' personal and professional networks.

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Stargazing From The Street Corner, Telescope And Hat In Hand

Friday, August 28, 2015

Herman Heyn has stood on a Baltimore street corner with a telescope almost nightly for 27 years. He does it for tips, for love of the stars — and for the hope he may inspire the same love in others.

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A Colombian Kingpin Gets The 'Goodfellas' Treatment In 'Narcos'

Friday, August 28, 2015

A new Netflix series offers a fictionalized account of how smuggler Pablo Escobar built his cocaine empire. The show is compelling and complex — especially for fans of classic crime stories.

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