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New York City To Teens: TXT ME With Mental Health Worries

NPR Top Stories - 7 hours 46 min ago

In an effort to connect teenagers with mental health services, New York is testing counseling via text for high school students. They join a growing trend.

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Saudi Arabia Pounds Rebel Targets In Yemen On 2nd Day Of Air Campaign

NPR Top Stories - 8 hours 29 min ago

Airstrikes and anti-aircraft fire rocked the capital, Sanaa, while Houthi rebels continued their push into southern Yemen. Meanwhile, Arab foreign ministers gathered in Egypt.

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Indiana Suspends Ban On Needle Exchanges To Combat HIV Outbreak

NPR Top Stories - 9 hours 31 min ago

The state's governor says he would temporarily OK a program in one county after dozens of new infections were reported stemming from the injection of the prescription drug Opana.

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Is There Any Way To Screen The World's Pilots For Suicidal Tendencies?

NPR Top Stories - 11 hours 1 min ago

There are questionnaires that aim to identify people at risk of killing themselves. But the tests are flawed — and it's not at all clear they'd be effective in assessing the mental state of pilots.

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Airlines Worldwide Rush To Adopt '2-Person' Cockpit Rule

NPR Top Stories - 11 hours 7 min ago

In the wake of the apparently deliberate crash of a German airliner, carriers in Europe, the Middle East and Asia say they will emulate a U.S. rule requiring two people in the cockpit at all times.

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Sen. Harry Reid Says He Won't Seek Re-Election

NPR Top Stories - 12 hours 29 min ago

The Democratic leader later told Nevada Public Radio he was endorsing Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York, the Senate's No. 3 Democrat, to succeed him as minority leader when his term ends in 22 months.

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WATCH: Obama, A 'Wire' Superfan, Talks To Show's Creator David Simon

NPR Top Stories - 12 hours 50 min ago

The president called the show "one of the greatest, not just television shows, but pieces of art in the last couple of decades." Their conversation was about the effects of the war on drugs.

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Stretching One Great Teacher Across Many Classrooms

NPR Top Stories - 13 hours 25 min ago

A Nashville middle school is test-driving a big idea: To put a great teacher in charge of multiple classrooms.

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German Prosecutor: Germanwings Co-Pilot Concealed Medical Condition

NPR Top Stories - 13 hours 37 min ago

The Duesseldorf prosecutor also said torn-up sick notes for the day of the crash supported that "preliminary assessment." He did not say what the illness was. Tuesday's crash killed 150 people.

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German Police Search For Clues To Crash In Co-Pilot's Homes

NPR Top Stories - 15 hours 14 min ago

Police have searched the homes of Andreas Lubitz in two German cities in search of an explanation for why he may have crashed a passenger plane into the French Alps, killing all 150 people on board.

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Senate Follows House In Passing GOP Budget Blueprint

NPR Top Stories - 15 hours 22 min ago

Working into Friday's pre-dawn hours, senators approved the measure by a near party-line 52-46 vote, endorsing a budget that closely follows one the House passed Wednesday.

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As Nigeria Votes, The Specter Of Boko Haram Hangs Over The Election

NPR Top Stories - 15 hours 26 min ago

Nigerians pick their president on Saturday. For election officials, the challenges include providing ballots for more than a million people displaced by Boko Haram attacks.

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Was Your Seafood Caught By Slaves? AP Uncovers Unsavory Trade

NPR Top Stories - 15 hours 45 min ago

Some of the seafood that winds up in American grocery stores, in restaurants, even in cat food, may have been caught by Burmese slaves, a yearlong investigation by The Associated Press finds.

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NASA To Study A Twin In Space And His Brother On Earth

NPR Top Stories - 15 hours 45 min ago

During astronaut Scott Kelly's year in space, scientists will compare his physiology with that of his twin brother, Mark, to study the effect of prolonged space flight on the human body.

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Police Departments Open Up 'Safe Lots' For Craigslist Transactions

NPR Top Stories - 15 hours 46 min ago

Several crimes around the U.S. have been tied to the website's in-person transactions. So police departments are offering up their parking lots to provide a secure space for buying and selling stuff.

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Amazingly, Congress Actually Got Something Done

NPR Top Stories - March 26, 2015 - 2:15pm

The leaders and members must, in a word, compromise. And on this occasion, Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi did just that, with skill and savvy.

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Big Shelves Of Antarctic Ice Melting Faster Than Scientists Thought

NPR Top Stories - March 26, 2015 - 1:32pm

The rate at which the ice is shrinking at the ocean's edge in the West Antarctic has increased by 70 percent over the past decade, an analysis of satellite measurements suggests.

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Think Nobody Wants To Buy Ugly Fruits And Veggies? Think Again

NPR Top Stories - March 26, 2015 - 1:26pm

Remember that old movie trope, in which the mousy girl takes off her glasses to reveal she was a beauty all along? A similar scenario is playing out among food waste fighters in the world of produce.

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Church Of Scientology Calls New HBO Documentary 'Bigoted'

NPR Top Stories - March 26, 2015 - 1:20pm

The filmmaker says Going Clear, harshly critical of the Church of Scientology, is about the dangers of "blind faith." The church has hit back with an aggressive public relations effort of its own.

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How Much Does Cancer Cost Us?

NPR Top Stories - March 26, 2015 - 1:00pm

We asked people on Facebook to share their stories about coping with the cost of cancer care. See what they told us. Also, test your knowledge of cancer costs with a quiz.

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