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Stephen Hawking Covers Monty Python's 'Galaxy Song'

Sunday, April 12, 2015

The renowned physicist is featured in a soon-to-be-released video of the classic song from the 1983 film The Meaning of Life.

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Pope's Remarks On Armenian 'Genocide' Spark Row With Turkey

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Francis, marking the 100th anniversary of the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks during World War I, described the deaths as a "genocide," causing Turkey to recall its Vatican ambassador.

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In A Spanish Enclave, Women Recruit Women To Join ISIS

Sunday, April 12, 2015

The tiny Spanish territory of Ceuta has been the home of an all-female recruiting ring that helped persuade Muslim women to join the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, according to Spanish authorities.

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New START Nuke Deal With Russia May Be Aging — But It's Not Over

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Five years have gone by since President Obama signed the nuclear treaty with then-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. Long after negotiations reached their end, the deal's merits still provoke debate.

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Trapped In Yemen's 'Armageddon,' An American Made A Dangerous Escape

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Shortly after Saudi airstrikes began in Yemen, an American importer realized he was stuck in a war zone. Only with some quick thinking — and a tiny boat — did he narrowly escape back to the U.S.

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Family Dispute Tears At France's Far-Right National Front

Saturday, April 11, 2015

A family feud is raging in France's far-right political party between party leader Marine Le Pen and its founder, Le Pen's father. NPR's Tamara Keith speaks with French journalist Cecile Alduy.

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Women Join Men On Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race Day

Saturday, April 11, 2015

For the first time in the Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Race history, the women's event will be held on the same day as the men's. Tamara Keith speaks with American rower Caryn Davies.

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Plagued By Smog, Krakow Struggles To Break Its Coal-Burning Habit

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Russian gas is expensive, so many Poles still rely on coal. Krakow is one of the most polluted cities in the EU's most polluted country. All that coal is akin to "smoking 2,000 cigarettes per year."

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Dog Didn't Bite Man, Blind Pot Customer Tells French Court

Friday, April 10, 2015

A blind man who was sold actual grass instead of the grass he was looking for has told a French court that it was he, and not his guide dog, who bit a deceitful dealer.

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Morning Edition

German Student Tries To Use FOI Law To His Advantage

Friday, April 10, 2015

Germany, like the U.S., has freedom of information laws. A German student used the law to request access to his final exam — before the test date. He's not likely to succeed.

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Twitter Outrage Takes Toronto, Canceling Two Pianists

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Classical pianist Valentina Lisitsa is a YouTube star. Reactions to her divisive and fiercely political Twitter account became the catalyst for a string of problems at the Toronto Symphony.

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Financially-Troubled Greece Meets IMF Deadline

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Greece managed to make a $494 million debt payment to the International Monetary Fund Thursday, despite a precarious financial situation that had many speculating it would fail to do so. The problem for Greece is that there are several more deadlines on the horizon.

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Queen Victoria's Childhood Story To Be Published

Thursday, April 09, 2015

A short story written by Queen Victoria when she was just 10 years old is to be published for the first time in June.

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French Officials Investigate Hack Of Television Network

Thursday, April 09, 2015

NPR's Audie Cornish interviews Damien Leloup, a technology writer for the French paper Le Monde, about the cyberattack on the French global TV network, TV5Monde.

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French TV Network Hacked By 'Cyber Caliphate' Group

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Screens went blank and normal programming for TV5Monde viewers was replaced by a message: "Je suIS IS." It's unknown whether the hackers have actual ties to ISIS.

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Morning Edition

Rome's Plan For Prostitutes Upsets Sex Workers And The Catholic Church

Thursday, April 09, 2015

One neighborhood is creating a "zone of tolerance" to confine prostitutes to certain areas. The community likes it and says it had to act because Italian society has failed to address the issue.

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London Thieves Take Up To $300 Million In Gems In Easter Heist

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

The daring crime targeted Hatton Garden Safe Deposit company, which is used by many firms in London's jewelry quarter to store their wares.

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Tea Tuesdays: How Tea + Sugar Reshaped The British Empire

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

When tea met sugar, they formed a power couple that altered the course of history. It was a marriage shaped by fashion, health fads and global economics. And it doomed millions of Africans to slavery.

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Upcoming British Election May Determine Welfare State's Fate

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

British voters will go to the polls in one month in an election that may determine the future of the British welfare state. Prime Minister David Cameron will face Labour Party leader Ed Miliband.

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Greece Puts A Number On Nazi-Era Reparations From Germany

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Deputy Finance Minister Dimitris Mardas told a parliamentary panel the figure was about $305.17 billion. It's the first time Greece has set a figure for the German occupation in the 1940s.

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