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Ex-White House Economist Alan Krueger Dies; Saw Lessons For Economy In Rock Music





Princeton economist Alan Krueger, who served in the Obama White House, has died. Krueger's research interests included the minimum wage, the opioid epidemic and rock 'n' roll. He was 58.

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Supreme Court To Take Up D.C. Sniper Case, Raising Issue of Sentencing Minors





Lee Boyd Malvo was convicted in the 2002 killings and is serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole. But he was a minor, and the Supreme Court says that's not allowed in most cases now.

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Utrecht Shooting: Assailant Wounds Several People On Dutch Tram


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Dutch police are searching for the person who opened fire inside a tram in the city of Utrecht, investigating a "possible terrorist motive" for the attack.

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After Years Of Abuse By Priests, #NunsToo Are Speaking Out





A #NunsToo movement has emerged from #MeToo, as Roman Catholic nuns start speaking out about sexual abuse by priests. Cases of rape and forced abortion have begun coming to light.

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Bernie Sanders Pledges To Do A Better Job Of Explaining Socialism





In an interview with NPR, the Vermont independent talked about why he's running again and his place as a white man in a diverse field of candidates.

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Misophonia: When Life's Noises Drive You Mad





Some people experience intense rage or fear when they hear the sound of people chewing, spitting, or throat-clearing. Turns out they may have a rare condition known as misophonia

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Is It Alzheimer's Or Another Dementia? The Right Answer Matters


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Many older people diagnosed with Alzheimer's actually have dementia caused by something else. Without the right diagnosis, these people are less likely to get the best care.

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New Zealand Prime Minister Promises Tighter Gun Laws





The country's cabinet has agreed "in principle" to tighten laws in the aftermath of the most deadly shooting in the country's history.

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Dick Dale, Surf Guitar Legend, Dead At 81





Dick Dale, the surf rock pioneer who took guitar distortion to new levels and whose version of "Misirlou" became pop-culture shorthand, died on Saturday night.

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Tropical Cyclone Leaves Ruin Across Mozambique, Malawi And Zimbabwe





The cyclone made landfall in Mozambique on Thursday and has destroyed roads, bridges and homes, leaving people stranded and displacing tens of thousands.

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'This Has Rocked Us To Our Knees:' Christchurch Mourns After Shooting





Christchurch's residents are coming to terms with Friday's shooting that killed at least 50 people. Many are showing support for the Muslim community, which is struggling to process the attacks.

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'We Are Not Safe Unless We Are Together' — Interfaith Vigils Follow Mosque Shootings





Many American Muslims feel vulnerable following the attacks in New Zealand. Other faith and community groups are stepping in to offer solace and to say they are not alone.

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Thieves Steal A Famous Painting From An Italian Church — But Don't Worry, It's Fake





After authorities were tipped off about the heist, they replaced the Flemish masterpiece with a replica.

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Flash Floods And Landslides In Indonesia Leave Dozens Dead





Torrential rain led to flash floods and landslides which swept away homes, buildings and people. Rescuers continue to search for survivors as waters recede in one of the poorest parts of the country.

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Mass Funeral Held For Ethiopian Airlines Crash Victims, As Investigation Continues


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Relatives of the people who died in the crash say they were given soil from the site of the plane crash, since it's expected to take months to identify the remains of their loved ones.

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Feeling Lucky? 7 Stories Of Good Luck For St. Patrick's Day





As luck would have it, NPR reported plenty of stories this past year of people who have been fortunate — whether by gaining something good, or escaping something bad. Here are seven "lucky" tales.

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For Some Colorado Lawmakers, The Death Penalty Debate Is Personal





Bills to abolish the death penalty are being debated in state legislatures across the country. In Colorado, a couple of lawmakers have a very personal connection to this political lightning rod.

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Why Are So Many Farmers Markets Failing? Because The Market Is Saturated





Farmers aren't producing enough to keep up with the number of smaller markets that keep popping up, often in close proximity to others. This results in fewer customers, unsold food, and maybe closure.

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Flying Taxis. Seriously?





They're not quite here yet, but Uber and others are working on them and have set some bullish timelines. Flying taxis promise to ease traffic on the ground, but some worry they'll boost inequality.

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The Risks Of A Cesarean Section





A new study on maternal mortality finds that the rate is up to 50 times higher in many African countries than in high-income countries.

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A 'Mainstreaming Of Bigotry' As White Extremism Reveals Its Global Reach





In the aftermath of the New Zealand mosque shootings, experts who monitor hate groups say violent white extremism is on the rise, and is the most prominent threat.

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The Midwest Battles Historic Floods In The Aftermath Of 'Bomb Cyclone'





A powerful weather system swept through the region last week, bringing blizzard conditions and leaving many communities with record-setting floods.

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Australian Lawmaker Is Egged After Comments Blaming New Zealand Attack On Immigration





A 17-year-old smashed an egg on the head of the controversial Australian senator who made comments blaming the mass shooting in New Zealand on Muslim immigration.

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John Boehner Was Once 'Unalterably Opposed' To Marijuana. He Now Wants It To Be Legal





The former speaker of the House says he has never used marijuana. But he says that "if other people use the product, who am I to say they shouldn't?"

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Number Of Dead Rises To 50 In New Zealand Mass Shooting





Police say the number of people dead in the mass shooting that occurred at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand has risen to 50. Another 50 people are injured, with two in critical condition.

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As Families Learn Fates Of Loved Ones, New Zealand Mourns Christchurch Victims





A three-year-old girl is feared dead after Friday's attack. New Zealand's prime minister has said most of the victims may be migrants and refugees.

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Photos: Youth Climate Change Demonstrations Across The World





From St. Paul, Minn., to Stockholm, Sweden, students skipped school Friday to demand decisive action on climate change. Demonstrations were called in more than 100 countries and territories.

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As Parents And Grandparents Age, More And More Millennials Are Family Caregivers





About 40 million people in the U.S. are family caregivers. One in four is a millennial, which presents tensions for a generation still making its way into the world.

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Ending HIV In Mississippi Means Cutting Through Racism, Poverty And Homophobia





More than half the new HIV diagnoses in the U.S. are in Southern states, where the rates among gay and bisexual black men remain stubbornly high, despite the existence of medicine to stop the virus.

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Egg Lovers: New Study Finds Eating Too Many Can Increase Risk Of Heart Disease


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A study found consuming two eggs per day was linked to a 27 percent higher risk of developing heart disease. The finding reopens the debate about the potential risks of too much dietary cholesterol.

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EU Struggles To Rein In Hungary's Hard-Line Government





The center-right European People's Party faces off with its Hungarian partners that keep bashing Brussels and migrants.

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Protests Mount In Algeria, Even As President Promises Transitional Government





President Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced on Monday that he would not seek reelection to a fifth term. But Algerians are demanding that he resign immediately and not prolong his nearly 20-year rule.

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After New Zealand Attacks, Muslim-Americans Call For Action Against Rising Bigotry


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On Friday, Muslim-Americans urged political leaders and tech companies to confront the spread of hate and racism that has led to scores of worshippers being slaughtered in religious institutions.

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Social Media Companies Struggle To Pull Live Streamed Video Of Mass Shootings





The shootings at mosques in New Zealand were live-streamed on Facebook, and shared on YouTube and Twitter. The companies have been challenged on their ability to remove this kind of content quickly.

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In New Zealand, Mass Shootings Are Very Rare





One of the most shocking aspects of the attack that left 49 people dead is that it happened in a country where low crime rates are a part of its identity.

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Trump Vetoes Congressional Effort To Limit Border Wall Funding





President Trump used his veto pen for the first time Friday. GOP senators who bucked the president in Thursday's vote said they did so to preserve congressional control over government spending.

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Episode #1912


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24 hours at the border, and a look at a shelter for stranded youth in Tijuana.

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U.S. Government Beefs Up Presence Near Congo's Ebola Epicenter





The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is dispatching a dozen additional staff and sending some of them closer to the area of the outbreak.

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N. Korea Considering Whether To Resume Nuclear, Missile Tests Amid Impasse With U.S.





Pyongyang blamed U.S. officials for the breakdown in talks in Hanoi last month and said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will soon decide whether to end his country's voluntary moratorium on testing.

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'Strands of Love' Connects Generations Of An African-American Family





For one year, New York-based photographer Shuran Huang followed the Collins family to church, baseball fields and their family-run barbershop.

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'One Of New Zealand's Darkest Days': Shooting At Mosques Kills At Least 49





At least one gunman opened fire during afternoon prayers at two mosques in the city of Christchurch. Police have charged a 28-year-old man with murder.

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As End Nears To Mueller Era, D.C. Lawyers Fear Lasting Politicization Of Justice





Washington's legal community worries the attacks on federal law enforcement, judges and the broader justice system may hurt its reputation long after the special counsel's investigation wraps.

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After A Chaotic Week In Brexit Politics, Here's What You Need To Know





Brexit has convulsed Britain like no other political event in decades. At the end of a week in which Parliament held key votes, things look considerably different than they did on Monday.

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After A Chaotic Week In Brexit Politics, Here's What You Need To Know





Brexit has convulsed Britain like no other political event in decades. At the end of a week in which Parliament held key votes, things look considerably different than they did on Monday.

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Building Teens Into Strong Readers — By Letting Them Teach





Two-thirds of students in Washington, D.C., can't read and write at grade level when they start high school. One program helps teens improve — by giving them the tools to teach younger kids.

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Police Officer Can't Pull Over Driver For Giving Him The Finger, Court Rules





A Michigan woman was engaging in constitutionally protected free speech when she made a crude hand gesture, a federal court ruled.

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From Triumph To Tragedy, 'First' Tells Story Of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor





First is unlike any other book written about the justice. Evan Thomas breaks new ground with extraordinary access to O'Connor, her papers, journals — and even 20 years of her husband's diary.

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Committee Probe Of Trump Organization Could Derail Infrastructure Talks





President Trump and congressional leaders name infrastructure as one area where they think they can reach a bipartisan deal. But the committee working on a plan is also investigating the president.

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Trump Administration Cuts The Size Of Fines For Health Violations In Nursing Homes





Inspectors are citing facilities more often than during the Obama administration. But in response to industry prodding, the average fine is nearly a third lower, and the total assessed is down.

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