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Afghan Political Cartoonist Argues His Drawings Should Be More Critical

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Habib Rahman Habib has a very dangerous job in Afghanistan. He is a political cartoonist who has kept drawing through the communists, mullahs, Taliban and into the present government.

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Morning Edition

Critics Lash Out At Chinese Scientists Who Edited DNA In Human Embryos

Thursday, April 23, 2015

They tried a technique for editing DNA to change the genes in a human embryo. This is very controversial. The scientists say they did it to see if they could fix a gene that causes a blood disorder.

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Morning Edition

Al-Qaida In Yemen Expands During Saudi Bombing Campaign

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Shortly after Saudi Arabia announced the end of the air campaign, airstrikes resumed in several parts of Yemen. On the ground, factions continue to battle as the Houthis push for more territory.

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Morning Edition

Mexican Girl Reunites With Her Parents After Case Of Mistaken Identity

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A 14-year-old Mexican girl pulled screaming from her classroom by police and sent to a woman in Texas, has been returned home after DNA tests proved she is not the Houston woman's daughter.

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All Things Considered

The Nearly Lost Story Of Cambodian Rock 'N' Roll

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Before the Khmer Rouge regime, a thriving pop and rock scene adapted Western music heard on U.S. military radio stations. The documentary Don't Think I've Forgotten took 10 years to make.

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All Things Considered

Yemen Crisis Creates Even Tougher Challenge For U.S. In Middle East

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with R. Nicholas Burns, a professor at Harvard University's School of Government, who says that the U.S. has a tough challenge in the region as four states are in crisis.

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9 Months Pregnant, An African Woman Risks It All And Heads To Europe

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Tatiana Kanga was nine months pregnant when she paid a Moroccan smuggler $1,290 so she and her toddler daughter could ride on a rubber boat, 14 harrowing hours from Africa to Europe.

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All Things Considered

Friday Marks Centennial Of Armenian Mass Killings During World War I

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Peter Balakian, author of The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and America's Response, about the anniversary of the mass killing of Armenians during World War I.

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All Things Considered

Civilians Condemn Airstrikes For Creating Humanitarian Crisis In Yemen

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Yemenis whose lives have been torn apart by factional fighting and the Saudi-led bombing campaign hope for relief.

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Migrants Fleeing Violence Dock At Sicilian Port Of Augusta

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A ship carrying nearly 450 migrants docked at the Italian port of Augusta Wednesday. The International Organization for Migration says many migrants are families fleeing the conflict in Syria.

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Acclaimed Australian Wellness Blogger Says She Made Up Cancer Claims

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Belle Gibson's claims that she cured her terminal brain cancer solely through diet and lifestyle spawned a wellness empire, an award-winning app, a recipe book and a large online following.

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All Things Considered

Turks And Armenians Prepare For Dueling Anniversaries On Friday

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Turkey has moved up a major military celebration by a day this year. Critics say it's a clunky attempt to overshadow the 1915 slaughter of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire.

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A Young Mother's Death Raises Questions Without Answers

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The official cause of death was an accident. Friends believe her husband had beaten her. Yet no one will speak up โ€” part of the hush that descends over domestic abuse in India.

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Of Fruit Hats And 'Happy Tropics,' A Renaissance For Carmen Miranda

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Brazilian performer was a huge hit with American audiences who loved her outrageous costumes and beautiful voice. But she's been less appreciated in her homeland โ€” until now.

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Site Of Capsized Migrant Boat Was 'Like A Floating Cemetery'

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Even to experienced emergency crews that have been working to save migrants at sea, it was a shocking sight: survivors bobbing among corpses in the Mediterranean.

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Bail For Alleged 'Flash Crash' Trader Set At More Than $7M

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

U.S. prosecutors say the U.K. man contributed to the 2010 "flash crash" that wiped about $800 billion from the value of shares. He told a London court that he opposes extradition to the U.S.

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Hungary Joins Poland In Condemnation Of FBI Chief's Holocaust Remarks

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

In a speech last week, James Comey had linked the two countries to the killing of Jews during the Holocaust. They have both said the killings occurred when they were occupied by the Nazis.

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Saudi Arabia Shifts Military Campaign In Yemen; Airstrikes Continue

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

It's unclear what the Saudi-led coalition is planning for the next phase. The group has said it will protect civilians and ensure the flow of humanitarian aid.

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Why Somali Grandmas And Aid Workers Might Be Short On Cash

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Money transfer agencies are the lifeblood of Somalia. But Kenya has shut down 13 East African branches to keep money out of the hands of terrorists blamed for a deadly attack early this month.

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Wilding? Ruff Ride? Dog's Road Romp On Tractor Sparks Puns

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Traffic Scotland took pains to say it was a serious event, not a joke. But that didn't stop people from putting their own spin on the story of the border collie who took control of a tractor.

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