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The Heartbreaking Plight Of Zimbabwe's Doctors

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 13:11

Inflation in Zimbabwe is sky-high — marked by long lines for fuel and ill-equipped hospitals. NPR talks with two doctors who say they don't have the supplies to keep patients, and themselves, safe.

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'We Live With It Every Day': Parkland Community Marks One Year Since Massacre

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 12:31

Following a year of outraged activism, some survivors went silent Thursday. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School invited students to participate in community service projects.

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Greeting Cards Are Still A Thing In The Digital Age. Thanks, Millennials

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 12:30

Greeting card companies have weathered some tough times as more people send good wishes online. But millennials are purchasing more cards, which has helped stabilize the industry.

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With Constitution Changes, Egypt's President Could Stay In Power Until 2034

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 12:13

The parliament overwhelmingly approved the changes, which require a referendum to enter into force. Human rights groups are expressing alarm, saying they "sanction lifelong presidency."

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Amazon Drops Plans For New York Headquarters

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 12:01

An Amazon spokeswoman told NPR that this decision is not reversible, and the company plans no further negotiations. The company will not search for a new HQ location.

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Federal Watchdog Issues Scathing Report On Ed Department's Handling Of Student Loans

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 11:20

The department's own inspector general says student loan companies aren't following the rules, and that the government isn't doing enough to hold them accountable.

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Anger, Confusion Over Dwindling Refunds. Is Trump's Tax Plan To Blame?

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 10:46

Tax refunds so far have been smaller than last year's. Some taxpayers kept a bigger share of their income, but for others it reflects an overhaul that rewarded high earners the most.

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Despite Prevention Programs, Sexual Assaults Rise At Military Academies

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 09:44

An anonymous survey found 747 students suffered unwanted sexual contact in the last school year at the Army, Navy and Air Force academies. That's up nearly 50 percent from a survey two years earlier.

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Denver Teachers Reach Tentative Deal To End Walkout

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 08:55

"This agreement is a win, plain and simple: for our students; for our educators; and for our communities," said Denver Classroom Teachers Association President Henry Roman.

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Congress Sprints To Pass Border Security Package With Trump's Support Unclear

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 08:21

Congressional leaders are prepared to vote Thursday on a $333 billion bipartisan spending package to avoid the threat of a partial government shutdown.

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Texas Man With 3D-Printed Gun And 'Hit List' Of Lawmakers Sentenced To 8 Years

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 07:36

The man printed the gun after a background check stopped him from purchasing a firearm legally. His sentencing comes as lawmakers around the country are trying to expand background check requirements.

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Conspiracy Theorist And Frequent Presidential Candidate Lyndon LaRouche Dies At 96

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 07:09

LaRouche was connected to bizarre conspiracy theories and ran for president eight times between 1976 and 2004.

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Same-Sex Couples Sue For The Right To Marry In Japan

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 06:47

They say the constitution's language on marriage should be reinterpreted. It's the first ever lawsuit challenging the country's rejection of same-sex marriage.

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When Your Shared Netflix Account Outlasts The Relationship

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 05:01

Sharing of online streaming video and music passwords among sweethearts is a territorial marker, like wearing a boyfriend's sweater. But what happens to custody of the accounts when the love is gone?

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You May Be Surprised To Learn Which Two Countries Are Making The Globe A Lot Greener

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 05:00

Satellite images show the amount of green vegetation on Earth increasing, despite deforestation. But some of the added greenery has a down side.

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Poll: A Year After Parkland, Urgency For New Gun Restrictions Declines

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 05:00

A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds the percentage of Americans who think laws covering the sale of firearms should be stricter has dropped 20 points from immediately after the Parkland shooting.

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Airbus To Stop Production Of A380 Superjumbo Jet

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 04:43

The European company says it has no reason to continue production after its biggest customer cut back its orders. Despite much fanfare, the double-decker plane has struggled to find a market.

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NRA Facing Most Formidable Opposition Yet, A Year After Parkland

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 00:02

The gun rights group says it has more dues-paying members than any other grassroots organization, but shifting power in Congress and changing public opinions on gun laws may present challenges.

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3 Syrian Ex-Intelligence Officials Arrested On Charges Of Torture

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 21:26

Two former members of President Assad's intelligence agency were arrested in Germany for allegedly participating in the abuse of captive dissidents. A third Syrian national was apprehended in Paris.

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Military Families In Privatized Housing 'Afraid To Come Forward,' Survey Says

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 19:32

The Military Family Advisory Network gathered responses from families in 46 states. It concluded that residents' complaints were ignored and fear of retaliation on service members' careers persisted.

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