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In Argentina, Friends, Families Torn Apart By Political Discord

Saturday, March 28, 2015

In Argentina these days no one talks politics. It's not because no one cares but rather because one stray word can lose you a friend or a family member.

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Safety Experts Question Mental Screenings For Pilots

Saturday, March 28, 2015

German authorities now say the co-pilot who brought down the Germanwings aircraft hid an illness from his employers. These reports have raised concerns about the mental health screening of pilots.

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Saying Goodbye: Reflections Of A Music Teacher

Saturday, March 28, 2015

An Ohio music teacher looks back at the school that defined her more than 30 years of teaching.

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Why South African Students Say The Statue Of Rhodes Must Fall

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Twenty years after the end of apartheid, South Africa is in its teenage phase: Questioning everything, including the statue of British colonialist Cecil Rhodes on the University of Cape Town campus.

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Guess What Makes The Cut As A 'Smart Snack' In Schools? Hot Cheetos

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Frito-Lay has reformulated Flamin' Hot Cheetos to meet new federal nutrition standards for school snacks. That's been a big hit with school kids, but the rules' creators say the snack is still junk.

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The Takeaway Weekender: To Have or Not to Have Children

Saturday, March 28, 2015

This weekend, the Takeaway Weekender Podcast looks at family.

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#NPRreads: Leaving Guantanamo, And Why Black People Don't Call Police

Friday, March 27, 2015

For this weekend, we recommend pieces that touch on what's happened to some of the prisoners released from Guantanamo and an essay from one of India's few foreign correspondents.

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All Things Considered

Southern Baptists Don't Shy Away From Talking About Their Racist Past

Friday, March 27, 2015

The denomination held a summit in Nashville, Tenn., this week to consider how the Gospel speaks to race relations. It wasn't easy, and moving from words to actions may be a challenge.

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Jury Rules Against Ellen Pao, Clearing Kleiner Perkins Of Discrimination

Friday, March 27, 2015

The case was the highest-profile gender discrimination case to come out of Silicon Valley. Pao had sued her former employers for $16 million in damages.

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Calif. Governor Can't Make It Rain, But Can Make Relief Money Pour

Friday, March 27, 2015

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed his sweeping $1.1 billion emergency drought relief bill Friday. It funds water infrastructure improvements like flood control and aid for farmworkers.

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Italy's Highest Court Overturns Amanda Knox Conviction

Friday, March 27, 2015

The decision puts an end to a story that began in 2009 when Knox was found guilty of murdering 21-year-old Meredith Kercher two years earlier.

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All Things Considered

Nostalgic Cars: Sour Automotive Fruit Of Cuban Embargo Gets New Life

Friday, March 27, 2015

In Havana, Cuba, the old cars that crowd the streets used to symbolize a stagnant nation. Now enterprising Cubans have begun renting cars out to tourists who are hungry for the cars of their youth.

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Thai Ruler Says He's Prepared To End Martial Law

Friday, March 27, 2015

Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, who seized power last May, says he will lift martial law and replace it with a constitutional provision that gives him the very same powers.

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WNYC News

As Schumer Ascends, Menendez Fights for Political Life

Friday, March 27, 2015

Two local U.S. Senators find themselves in the headlines, for very different reasons.

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Scrappy Chefs Transform Food Waste Into Primo Grub

Friday, March 27, 2015

A restaurant takes snout-to-tail cooking one step beyond.

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Yemen's Turmoil Sparks Big Swings In The Global Oil Market

Friday, March 27, 2015

Yemen is minor producer of crude oil but controls a strategic energy waterway. More than 3.8 million barrels a day pass through the Bab el-Mandeb Strait at the southern entrance to the Red Sea.

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All Things Considered

LISTEN: A Cuban Protest Singer On The State Of U.S.-Cuba Relations

Friday, March 27, 2015

For decades, Carlos Varela has doled out incisive criticism of the Cuban government. On our recent visit to Havana, he sang a song he says reflects the mood of the country at this historic moment.

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After A Tough Election, Israel's Netanyahu Looks To Ease Tensions

Friday, March 27, 2015

The Israeli leader ruffled feathers during the bruising campaign. Since then, he has sought to make amends. In the latest move, Israel is handing over money it had withheld from the Palestinians.

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App That Aims To Make Books 'Squeaky Clean' Draws Ire From Edited Writers

Friday, March 27, 2015

Clean Reader — an app designed to find, block and replace profanity in books — has drawn considerable criticism from authors. This week, makers of the app announced they would no longer sell e-books.

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University Of Oklahoma: Racist Chant Learned At National Frat Event

Friday, March 27, 2015

President David Boren, releasing an investigation into the incident involving Sigma Alpha Epsilon, contradicts statements by the fraternity's national office that the chant was learned locally.

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