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What Do Conservatives Want For 2016? We Asked

NPR Top Stories - February 27, 2015 - 12:08pm

Attendees at the Conservative Political Action Conference say they want the next president to focus on bipartisanship, faith, security and lower taxes.

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5 Quotes From Earl Lloyd, The First Black Player In The NBA

NPR Top Stories - February 27, 2015 - 11:00am

Earl Lloyd, who died Thursday, once recalled telling a young man who thanked him for blazing a trail, "Man, you owe me absolutely nothing."

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Families Of ISIS Victims React To Identification Of 'Jihadi John'

NPR Top Stories - February 27, 2015 - 10:52am

The family of Steven Sotloff said they hoped the man identified as Mohammed Emzawi is brought to justice. The daughter of aid worker David Haines said she wanted a "bullet between ... [his] eyes."

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When Food Is Too Good To Waste, College Kids Pick Up The Scraps

NPR Top Stories - February 27, 2015 - 10:51am

Millions of tons of food are wasted on college campuses around the country, and students are noticing. Some of them are now rescuing food to make tasty meals for the needy and compost for gardens.

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Parents Choose A Simple Device To Reshape A Baby's Ear

NPR Top Stories - February 27, 2015 - 10:07am

Sometimes a baby's outer ear may be a tad misshapen. Surgery can help later on, but a plastic mold makes the most of the fact that a newborn's ears are pliable. They can reshape within weeks.

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Mexico Says Leader Of Knights Templar Cartel Captured

NPR Top Stories - February 27, 2015 - 9:38am

Authorities say they have detained Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, one of the most wanted men in the country.

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Leonard Nimoy, Mr. Spock On 'Star Trek,' Dies At 83

NPR Top Stories - February 27, 2015 - 9:37am

The cause was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, his wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, told The New York Times.

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U.S. Biologists Keen To Explore, Help Protect Cuba's Wild Places

NPR Top Stories - February 27, 2015 - 9:11am

Birders especially know that Cuba harbors hundreds of rarely seen, little-studied species. As the island nation opens to more U.S. visitors, scientists hope "green Cuba" can survive increased tourism.

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Fines Remain Rare Even As Health Data Breaches Multiply

NPR Top Stories - February 27, 2015 - 8:16am

Since 2009, a federal watchdog has levied only 22 penalties against health care organizations for failing to safeguard information about patients.

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A Glut Of Ph.Ds Means Long Odds Of Getting Jobs

NPR Top Stories - February 27, 2015 - 8:08am

Only 1 in 5 Ph.Ds in science, engineering and health end up with faculty teaching or research positions within five years of completing their degrees. But universities keep churning them out.

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Rocker Gary Glitter Jailed For 16 Years For Child Sex Abuse

NPR Top Stories - February 27, 2015 - 7:23am

The 70-year-old, best known for the stadium rock anthem "Rock & Roll (Part 2)," was convicted for sex offenses during the 1970s and '80s against three girls between the ages of 8 and 13.

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After 6,000 Years, Time For A Renovation At Iraq's Citadel

NPR Top Stories - February 27, 2015 - 7:19am

The Citadel at the heart of the Kurdish city of Erbil has been inhabited for six millennia. Now, amid war and destruction, it's undergoing a much-needed restoration and upgrade of city services.

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It Kills Germs For Up To 6 Hours. Can It Wipe Out Ebola?

NPR Top Stories - February 27, 2015 - 7:11am

Zylast is a hand sanitizer that offers protection far longer than alcohol-based products or chlorine solution. That's why USAID has named it one of its "Fighting Ebola Grand Challenge" winners.

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Bangladeshi-American Blogger Hacked To Death In Dhaka

NPR Top Stories - February 27, 2015 - 7:00am

Avijit Roy's writings denounced fundamentalist thought and earned him death threats from Islamist groups. His wife, Rafida Ahmed, who was with him during the attack Thursday, was severely wounded.

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9 People Found Dead In Southern Missouri

NPR Top Stories - February 27, 2015 - 6:28am

Police say a gunman is among those who died following a series of shootings in multiple locations Thursday night.

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White House Move To Protect Nest Eggs Sparks Hopes And Fears

NPR Top Stories - February 27, 2015 - 1:07am

The Labor Department will draft new rules requiring retirement advisers to put consumers' best interests first. The industry warns low-income people might lose out on financial planning advice.

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Jeb Bush Takes 2016 Show Into Unfriendly Territory At CPAC

NPR Top Stories - February 27, 2015 - 1:03am

Bush has appeared almost exclusively before friendly audiences since leaving the Florida governorship eight years ago, but today he faces a crowd of conservative activists.

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'Ballot Selfies' Clash With The Sanctity Of Secret Polling

NPR Top Stories - February 27, 2015 - 12:45am

New Hampshire is the first state to outlaw voting booth selfies. Some call the ban unconstitutional and are challenging it in court. Others argue selfies compromise privacy and enable voter coercion.

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This Season On 'House Of Cards,' It's Tough To Be The Boss

NPR Top Stories - February 27, 2015 - 12:39am

New episodes of Netflix's House of Cards debut today, and NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says this season's challenges may please critics who say the show's vision of Washington, D.C. runs too smoothly.

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A 10-Hour Ride, A Welcome With Cola Nuts, A Sad Yet Hopeful New Normal

NPR Top Stories - February 27, 2015 - 12:35am

NPR's John Poole and Sami Yenigun visited the village of Barkedu in Liberia to capture the sights and sounds of life after Ebola in a multimedia essay.

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