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5:00 am
Mon June 15, 2015

Having An Older Sister Can Change Siblings' Lives, Study Finds

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 11:17 am

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Animals
7:19 am
Fri June 12, 2015

Scottish Charity Get Calls About All Sorts Of Animals

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Afghanistan
7:19 am
Fri June 12, 2015

Buddha Statues Return To Afghanistan's Bamiyan Valley

Originally published on Fri June 12, 2015 7:30 am

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5:03 am
Fri June 12, 2015

Dinosaur Franchise Reboots; It's Time For 'Jurassic World'

Originally published on Fri June 12, 2015 7:30 am

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Two decades ago, a massive dinosaur movie stomped into American theaters, crushing the summer blockbuster competition.

(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "JURASSIC PARK")

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5:03 am
Fri June 12, 2015

Scientists Investigate What Makes Us Itch

Originally published on Fri June 12, 2015 12:23 pm

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Scientists have just scratched the surface of another important problem - why some things make us itch. Today, there's progress to report. Researchers in California have found a molecule that may be crucial for our brains to sense itch. NPR's Joe Palca has more.

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5:03 am
Fri June 12, 2015

Warriors' Shooters Get The Job Done, Tie NBA Finals 2-2

Originally published on Fri June 12, 2015 7:30 am

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Business
7:32 am
Thu June 11, 2015

Older Taco Bell Employees Try To Connect With Millennials

Originally published on Thu June 11, 2015 11:30 am

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World
7:32 am
Thu June 11, 2015

Iceland Glacier Hosts Rave

Originally published on Thu June 11, 2015 11:30 am

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5:02 am
Thu June 11, 2015

Magna Carta Copy Offered As Incentive For U.S. To Get Into World War II

Originally published on Thu June 11, 2015 11:30 am

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The Magna Carta has a big birthday coming up. That document, establishing the foundation of the modern judicial system, will turn 800 years old on Monday.

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Middle East
5:02 am
Thu June 11, 2015

Saudi Arabia's King Shakes Up Region With Assertive Foreign Policy

Originally published on Thu June 11, 2015 2:25 pm

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Asia
5:02 am
Thu June 11, 2015

Pakistan Executes Man Who Was 15 When Charged With Murder

Relatives of convicted murderer Aftab Bahadur mourn beside his body after his execution in Lahore, Pakistan, on Wednesday. Bahadur was just 15 when he was accused of a 1992 murder. Pakistan has executed more than 150 people since lifting a moratorium on the death penalty last December.
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Originally published on Thu June 11, 2015 3:36 pm

Shortly before he was put to death, Aftab Bahadur wrote an essay. He spoke of his alienation and loneliness, of the comfort he found in art and poetry, and of the anguish of awaiting execution on death row in Pakistan.

"I doubt there is anything more dreadful than being told that you are going to die, and then sitting in a prison cell just waiting for that moment," he said, according to a text translated from Urdu and released by Reprieve, a human rights group based in Britain.

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News
11:28 am
Wed June 10, 2015

During Amtrak Derailment, Engineer Was Not On Cellphone, According To NTSB

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Animals
7:16 am
Wed June 10, 2015

Therapy Dog Loses License Over Costume

Originally published on Wed June 10, 2015 8:01 am

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Sports
7:16 am
Wed June 10, 2015

As NHL Players Pursue Lord Stanley's Cup, Shaving Is A Jinx

Originally published on Wed June 10, 2015 8:01 am

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Law
5:03 am
Wed June 10, 2015

Court Decision On Texas Abortion Law Could Hasten Clinic Closures

Abortion-rights supporters (foreground) try to disrupt an anti-abortion march to the Texas Capitol during a Texas Rally for Life on Jan. 24 in Austin, Texas.
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Originally published on Wed June 10, 2015 3:10 pm

A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld a controversial state law requiring nearly all Texas facilities that perform abortions to operate like hospital-style surgical centers.

If the ruling stands, abortion providers say another dozen could close in the next few weeks. They say that would leave nearly a million women at least 150 miles from the nearest abortion provider.

Since the law first passed in 2013, about half the state's 40 clinics have shut down.

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5:03 am
Wed June 10, 2015

EPA, Farmers Divided Over Proposed Ethanol Standards

Originally published on Wed June 10, 2015 8:01 am

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Sports
5:03 am
Wed June 10, 2015

Cleveland Takes 2-1 Lead In NBA Finals Over Golden State

Originally published on Wed June 10, 2015 8:01 am

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Africa
5:03 am
Wed June 10, 2015

Threats Of Renewed Civil War Forces Thousands To Flee Burundi

Originally published on Fri June 12, 2015 10:31 am

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Around the Nation
6:55 am
Tue June 9, 2015

Bird Flu Forces 4-H Fair To Get Creative

Originally published on Tue June 9, 2015 8:08 am

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Asia
6:43 am
Tue June 9, 2015

Japanese Author Builds Monument To Honor Dead Insects

Originally published on Tue June 9, 2015 8:08 am

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5:04 am
Tue June 9, 2015

FIFA Movie Lands With A Thud In U.S. Theaters

Originally published on Tue June 9, 2015 8:08 am

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The women's World Cup isn't the only thing premiering from FIFA. There's also a feature film that opened in the U.S. on Friday - a $30 million drama called "United Passions."

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5:04 am
Tue June 9, 2015

Apple Jumps Into The Music Streaming Business

Originally published on Tue June 9, 2015 2:07 pm

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Now to some news about how you get your music. Apple has jumped into the streaming music business. It announced the new service, Apple Music, at its developers conference yesterday in San Francisco. And as NPR's Laura Sydell reports, DJs may be key to its success.

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5:04 am
Tue June 9, 2015

'Sesame Street' Improves School Readiness, Researchers Say

Originally published on Sun June 14, 2015 9:58 pm

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It turns out classroom training in this country has been given a boost by "Sesame Street." A new study shows that the PBS program leads to long-lasting academic gains similar to those of preschool. NPR's Will Huntsberry reports.

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5:04 am
Tue June 9, 2015

South Korea Scrambles To Contain MERS Virus

Originally published on Tue June 9, 2015 2:14 pm

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Theater
8:12 am
Mon June 8, 2015

'Fun Home,' 'Curious Incident' Take Home Top Tony Honors

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Broadway has been having a boom. The past year has brought record attendance and the best ticket sales ever. That provided a nice backdrop for the Tony Awards last night. Reporter Jeff Lunden brings us all the big winners.

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Around the Nation
7:50 am
Mon June 8, 2015

Fake Orca Will Get Another Try To Scare Off Sea Lions

Originally published on Mon June 8, 2015 8:12 am

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Around the Nation
6:54 am
Mon June 8, 2015

Video Game Hall Of Fame Inducts First Class

Originally published on Mon June 8, 2015 8:12 am

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Around the Nation
5:06 am
Mon June 8, 2015

3 Generations Of Law Enforcement Speak Out About Policing In America

Originally published on Mon June 8, 2015 8:50 am

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NPR Story
5:06 am
Mon June 8, 2015

Politics In The News: Obama At G7 Summit

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 5:11 pm

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5:06 am
Mon June 8, 2015

Federal Judge To Assess Damages In Chinese Drywall Lawsuit

Originally published on Mon June 8, 2015 7:51 pm

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