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Training For An Uncertain Military Future In The Calif. Desert

1 hour 46 min ago

The military's training center at Fort Irwin in California is complete with mock Middle Eastern villages. But as the U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan winds down, how will this facility change?

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GM Was Slow To Recall Saturn Cars With Steering Flaw

2 hours 22 min ago

General Motors delayed a safety recall of more than 330,000 cars, newly released federal documents show. The Saturn Ions were found to have defective power steering systems.

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Captain Of Sunken SKorean Ferry, 2 Crew Arrested

3 hours 1 min ago

Captain of sunken SKorean ferry, 2 crew arrested

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Mount Everest: Avalanche Death Toll Rises To 13

4 hours 8 min ago

Search teams are digging through ice and snow on Mount Everest in hopes of finding Sherpa guides who are still missing. Survivors say the avalanche was like being trapped in a cloud.

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Extra Vaccination Push Underway In Ohio As Mumps Outbreak Spreads

6 hours 2 min ago

Officials in Columbus, Ohio, are scrambling to contain a burst of mumps cases. There's a new clinic open for vaccinations, and Ohio State University is teaching students how to protect themselves.

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Extra Vaccination Push Underway In Ohio As Mumps Outbreak Spreads

6 hours 2 min ago

Officials in Columbus, Ohio, are scrambling to contain a burst of mumps cases. There's a new clinic open for vaccinations, and Ohio State University is teaching students how to protect themselves.

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Pakiastani TV Journalist Hamid Mir Wounded In Attack

6 hours 20 min ago

Prominent TV anchor Hamid Mir is in a Karachi hospital after gunmen opened fire on his car Saturday afternoon. Mir's car was reportedly ambushed by attackers who were riding motorcycles.

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Ancient Landscape Is Found Under 2 Miles Of Ice In Greenland

7 hours 23 min ago

A revelation goes against widely held ideas about how some glaciers work, and it suggests that at least parts of Greenland's ice sheet survived periods of global warming intact.

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Telltale Rainbow Sheens Show Thousands Of Spills Across The Gulf

8 hours 17 min ago

Since the disastrous BP spill in 2010, environmentalists have kept watch over Louisiana's coastline. One consortium says there's far more oil leaking into the Gulf than companies are reporting.

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So This Is How They Do It! Zebras Getting Stripes

8 hours 21 min ago

The pink on a flamingo? Stripes on a zebra? Spots on a giraffe? All explained. Simply. Elegantly. Oddly.

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Ukraine Calls An Easter Truce In Clash With Militants

9 hours 43 min ago

Citing recent progress and the Easter holiday, Ukrainian officials say they've suspended an "anti-terrorist operation" aimed at pro-Russian forces who have occupied government buildings.

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Captain Apologizes As Death Toll Rises In S. Korea Ferry Accident

10 hours 29 min ago

The captain of the 6,852-ton ferry has been criticized for allowing 30 minutes to pass before giving an evacuation order. He has been arrested, even as a recovery effort continues.

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Avalanche Sweeps 12 Sherpas Off Mt. Everest

11 hours 11 min ago

Twelve sherpas died in a recent avalanche on Mount Everest. Climber Conrad Anker explains that the guides were helping prepare a route for hundreds of climbers expected for the coming summer season.

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Syrian Rebel Stronghold On The Verge Of Government Takeover

11 hours 11 min ago

The Syrian city of Homs has been a rebel stronghold since the anti-government uprising began. But one rebel tells NPR that they're low on ammunition and medical gear.

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Putin Tries To Sell Ukraine's Muslims On Russian Rule

11 hours 11 min ago

Russian President Putin is reaching out to Muslims in Crimea. Professor Robert Crews tells NPR's Wade Goodwyn that Putin is trying to build alliances in the Muslim world to weigh against the West.

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Watch For The Blind Lets You Feel Time Passing

11 hours 11 min ago

A new watch allows the blind to feel time on their wrists. Designer Hyungsoo Kim tells NPR's Wade Goodwyn his watch allows users to tell time accurately without revealing their disabilities.

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Training Could Avert Another Fertilizer Plant Disaster

11 hours 11 min ago

A year ago, a fertilizer plant explosion in the town of West, Texas, killed 15 people and wounded 160. NPR's Wade Goodwyn reflects on how to avoid a future catastrophe.

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Captain, 2 Crew Members Arrested In S. Korea Ferry Sinking

11 hours 11 min ago

The search continues for hundreds of people, mostly students, who were on board a South Korean ferry when it sank this week. Correspondent Anthony Kuhn shares the latest with NPR's Wade Goodwyn.

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In Silicon Valley, Immigrants Toast Their Way To The Top

11 hours 11 min ago

Immigrant workers in the Silicon Valley attend Toastmasters meetings to improve their public speaking. Organizers say those skills often lead to increased confidence at work and even job promotions.

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Polio Threatens To Spread Through Central Africa

11 hours 12 min ago

A polio outbreak in Cameroon has spread to Equatorial Guinea and threatens to move throughout Central Africa. Before the outbreak, Equatorial Guinea had been free of polio for nearly 15 years.

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