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How The Rape And Murder Of An 8-Year-Old Girl Sparked Protests Across India

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 16:47

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with New York Times reporter Jeffrey Gettleman about how the rape and murder of an 8-year-old girl sparked protests across India.

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As DACA Debate Drags On, Some DREAMers Are Moving Back To Mexico Voluntarily

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 16:47

For some DACA recipients, the dream became too hard to hold onto. Noe Martinez came to the U.S. when he was 15. By 29, he had a college degree and a thriving business in Oklahoma. But he missed his parents in Mexico. Now he's back there and wondering what lies in store for him.

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Justices May Not Disturb Status Quo When It Comes To Sales Tax For Online Purchases

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 16:47

The last time the Supreme Court considered whether businesses had to collect sales taxes for out-of-state purchases, the court ruled that they did not have to do so. But that was before the Internet. On Tuesday, the court considered the question again.

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Lawmakers Want To Change Senate Rules, Allowing Mothers To Care For Newborns And Vote

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 16:47

The first senator to give birth while in office wants to bring her newborn on the Senate floor. Now, lawmakers are trying to change Senate rules so Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., can stay close to her baby and cast votes.

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What You Learn When You Put Smelly Socks In Front Of Mosquitoes

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 16:46

Researchers are trying to figure out what makes a mosquito more likely to bite people infected with malaria.

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Trump Asks For More Time To File His Taxes

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 16:26

The president, who has kept his taxes under wraps, will file his tax return by Oct. 15 — the deadline set for taxpayers who ask for extensions.

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With Philadelphia Arrests, Starbucks Again Becomes Focus Of Cultural Debate

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 16:25

Starbucks faces protests after the arrests of two black men last week in one of its locations. From #BlackLivesMatter to refugee resettlement, the coffee chain is no stranger to social causes.

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Former FBI Director James Comey Says Holding The Job In 2016 Felt Like A 500-Year Flood

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 16:25

Former FBI director James Comey sat down for an interview with NPR to talk about the drama of the 2016 election in which he played a central role and defended the decisions that he made.

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Fantasy And Childlike Wonder Are Among Common Themes In Places People Long For

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 16:25

The German word "fernweh" translates to "farsickness": a longing for a place you've never been. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Eric Grundhauser of Atlas Obscura about fernweh and the common threads of our desires for far-flung places.

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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photographer Discusses Far-Right Rally At Charlottesville

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 16:25

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Ryan Kelly, whose photograph from a far-right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia won the Pulitzer Prize Monday.

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Should U.S. Strikes On Syria Be Referred To As 'Acts Of War?'

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 16:25

The U.S. has launched two rounds of strikes against the Syrian government in a year. But does that mean the countries are at war? NPR's Ari Shapiro asks retired Army officer John Nagl for his take.

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Starbucks To Close 8,000 Stores For Employee Racial-Bias Training

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 16:25

This follows the arrest of two African American men in one of Starbucks' Philadelphia stores after an employee called police. The two men hadn't bought anything and were waiting on a friend to arrive.

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Trade And Nukes On The Agenda As Trump Meets Japan's Prime Minister

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 14:37

President Trump begins two days of meetings with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday. North Korea's nuclear threat and trade are expected to dominate the discussions.

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'We Are Going Down': Southwest Makes Emergency Landing In Philadelphia

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 14:36

Passengers said a woman was injured and that one of the windows was blown out when the plane had engine trouble. The flight from New York was bound for Dallas with 148 people on board.

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'Father Of Gynecology,' Who Experimented On Slaves, No Longer On Pedestal In NYC

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 13:39

J. Marion Sims perfected a new surgical procedure by repeatedly operating, without anesthesia, on enslaved women in the 1840s. New York City is moving his Central Park statue to a cemetery.

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It's Tax Day. And The IRS' Online Payment Service Is Down

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 13:31

The Internal Revenue Service's online payment tool is "currently unavailable," as a note on the site informs users ahead of the midnight filing deadline. The IRS acknowledges "technical difficulties."

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Amid Protests, Armenian Lawmakers Preserve Ex-President's Place In Power

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 13:16

The parliament overwhelmingly elected Serzh Sargsyan prime minister Tuesday. But demonstrators are rejecting the move as a de facto third term for a man who has already governed for a decade.

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To Prevent Falls In Older Age, Try Regular Exercise

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 13:04

After reviewing the medical evidence, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended exercise as the most effective approach for older people seeking to minimize the risk of falling.

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Beijing Forges Ahead With 'Made In China' Policy, Targeted By Proposed U.S. Tariffs

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 12:46

"Why should one country take aim at another country's policy to develop its own economy?" a Chinese auto industry leader says of U.S. threats and tariffs. "Just mind your own business."

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Welcome, 'Little One': Critically Endangered Gorilla Born At National Zoo

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 12:31

He's named "Moke," which is a Lingala word meaning "little one." He's the first of his kind to be born at the National Zoo in nine years, perfect and wrinkly and clinging to his mother.

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