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Keeping Women Out Of The Workforce Is Economic Nonsense

Sunday, March 22, 2015

New studies show how much a country loses if it discriminates. Not only would the women themselves benefit — to the tune of $9 trillion in developing countries alone — the national economy would, too.

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ISIS Issues 'Wanted' List Of 100 U.S. Military Personnel

Sunday, March 22, 2015

U.S. defense and intelligence officials tell NPR that the list appears to have been derived from publicly available sources and not a breach of a government server.

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Qatar Digital Library Preserves The Music Of A Vanishing Past

Sunday, March 22, 2015

The tiny, super-rich state of Qatar takes pride in its modernity, with its gleaming skyscrapers and lucrative gas fields. But it is also investing in a huge history project.

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Decades Before YouTube, Video Pioneers Captured Turbulent Era

Sunday, March 22, 2015

In the pre-digital age, shooting video was unwieldy and expensive. But in the late 1960s, storytellers calling themselves "Videofreex" used the first portable video recorders to film a changing world.

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What's Last Comes First

Sunday, March 22, 2015

For each word given, name another that can follow it to complete a compound word or two-word phrase. The last and first letters of the first word must be the first and second letters of the second.

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Twin Shadow Meets His Muse At The Cemetery Gates

Sunday, March 22, 2015

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with frontman George Lewis Jr. about his new album, Eclipse.

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For The Underdogs, Winning The NCAA Was Extra Sweet

Sunday, March 22, 2015

The 1988 Kansas Jayhawks came from behind and won the championship. Three members of the team reflect on what they learned from the big game and what happened to them in the years after.

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Ted Cruz Set To Announce Presidential Bid

Sunday, March 22, 2015

The firebrand Texas senator will announce on Monday, bypassing an exploratory committee and instead launching directly into the campaign for the Republican nomination.

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'How Unromantic It Is To Die Of Tuberculosis In The 21st Century'

Sunday, March 22, 2015

That's what a patient in Russia said a few years ago. In fact, 1.5 million people do die of the airborne infection each year. Here's what the world needs to do to fight this generally curable scourge.

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Deep In The Heart Of Texas, Muslim Music Blossoms

Sunday, March 22, 2015

There are plenty of musicians pouring into Austin this week for SXSW. But not all are cut from the same indie cloth. Meet Riyaaz Qawwali.

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Foraging In The Office Fridge: Petty Theft Or Public Service?

Sunday, March 22, 2015

A splash of milk for your coffee might pass, but helping yourself to a whole sandwich? Like any controversial office issue, the ethical lines that cut through the fridge aren't so clear.

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All Things Considered

Thanks To Chance (And Craigslist), A Writer Becomes A Carpenter

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Writer Nina MacLaughlin hit her low point producing a listicle of the world's 100 Unsexiest Men. Six years and a lucky Craigslist ad later, she's a carpenter and author of the new memoir Hammer Head.

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All Things Considered

After Students Went To Wage Jihad, Teacher Highlights Youth Radicalization

Saturday, March 21, 2015

A German-Syrian religious studies teacher was shocked when she heard that five of her former students had left Germany to join jihadist groups in Syria. "It felt like a personal defeat," she says.

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All Things Considered

'We Wanted To Entertain': Jon Spencer On 25 Years In New York

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Spencer is equal parts Little Richard and Iggy Pop, the funky, yelping frontman for the Blues Explosion. The band's new album is called Freedom Tower: No Wave Dance Party 2015.

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All Things Considered

'I'm Perd Hapley, And I Just Realized I'm Played By An Actual Newscaster'

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Jay Jackson plays the hilariously odd newscaster on NBC's Parks and Recreation. But before he was a fake anchor, Jackson spent 22 years as a real TV reporter — and he became an actor by accident.

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Courtney Barnett, Live In Concert: SXSW 2015

Saturday, March 21, 2015

The famously anxious Melbourne singer-songwriter is now a full-fledged rock 'n' roll star. Watch her perform songs from Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit at our SXSW showcase.

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Judge Rules U.S. Must Release Photos Of Prisoner Abuse In Iraq, Afghanistan

Saturday, March 21, 2015

The ACLU has fought for years for the release of photos documenting abuse in prisons like Abu Ghraib. The government argues releasing the photos would pose a threat to American military.

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Pope Accepts Resignation Of Cardinal Accused Of Sexual Misconduct

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Keith O'Brien, who stepped down as Archbishop of St. Andrews in Scotland two years ago, will be stripped of his privileges but not his title, the Vatican says.

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2 Men Convicted In Canada In 2013 Train Derailment Plot

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Raed Jaser and Chiheb Esseghaier were found guilty on terrorism-related charges for a plan to derail a passenger train traveling from New York to Toronto.

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Police In India Arrest Hundreds In 10th-Grade Cheating Scandal

Saturday, March 21, 2015

The crackdown follows the airing of video taken in the country's northeast that showed parents, relatives and friends of students scaling school walls to pass cheat sheets through windows.

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