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Tweet Suits: Social Media And The Law

NPR Top Stories - 55 min 32 sec ago

In this age of social media, is every negative experience a possible class action?

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Lawyers Use High Court Petition To Highlight Prosecutorial Misconduct

NPR Top Stories - 1 hour 3 min ago

A computer support technician convicted of possessing ricin to use as a weapon wants the Supreme Court to hear his appeal. He says prosecutors denied him due process by failing to disclose evidence.

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Obama: Japan's Administration Of Disputed Islands Shouldn't Change

NPR Top Stories - 1 hour 18 min ago

A standoff over sovereignty of the Senkakus, also claimed by China — which calls the chain Diaoyu — has been a source of deep tension between the two countries in recent years.

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Snoopy, Garfield And Friends Go Bald For Kids With Cancer

NPR Top Stories - 1 hour 37 min ago

Kids don't want to look different, especially if the reason they look different is because they've lost their hair to chemotherapy. If Hello Kitty's gone bald, too, maybe it won't feel so bad.

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Saddened Students Return To Ferry Disaster Victims' School

NPR Top Stories - 1 hour 57 min ago

More bodies were recovered Thursday from the ship, which sank last week. So far, at least 171 deaths have been confirmed. Another 131 people, many of them students from one school, remain missing.

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British Men Win Equal-Pay Claim Against University

NPR Top Stories - 2 hours 15 min ago

At issue was how much money the 18 men – carpenters, plumbers and caretakers – employed by the University of Wales, Trinity St. David, made compared with female workers on the same pay scale.

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Jobless Claims Bounce Up From Earlier Weeks' Low Levels

NPR Top Stories - 3 hours 5 min ago

The 329,000 applications filed last week for unemployment insurance were more than economists expected. One theory: Easter's relatively late date may have skewed the numbers.

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Stowaway Teen's Father Was Shocked To Hear Son Was In Hawaii

NPR Top Stories - 3 hours 29 min ago

The 15-year-old boy hid in the wheel well of a jet that flew Sunday from San Jose, Calif., to Maui. Though temperatures plunged and oxygen was scant, he survived. The father says Allah "saved him."

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No Breakthrough: 'Object Of Interest' Isn't From Missing Jet

NPR Top Stories - 4 hours 35 min ago

A large piece of metal was found this week along the coast of western Australia. But authorities are convinced it is not debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared on March 8.

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Three Americans Dead After Shooting At Kabul Hospital

NPR Top Stories - 5 hours 23 min ago

Authorities say an Afghan security guard opened fire at a hospital run by a U.S.-based Christian group. Two victims were reportedly a father and son. Another U.S. citizen is said to have been hurt.

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Bob Dole Returns To Kansas For Gratitude Tour

NPR Top Stories - 8 hours 29 min ago

The 90-year-old former GOP senator says it's an opportunity to meet with friends and thank voters who supported him during his decades-long career in state and national politics.

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Why Bill Gates Fights Diseases Abroad, Not At Home

NPR Top Stories - 8 hours 30 min ago

The Microsoft founder and philanthropist talks with NPR's David Greene about why he's spent billions on health efforts in developing countries and about the prospect of beating polio and malaria.

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When Money Trumps Need In College Admissions

NPR Top Stories - 8 hours 31 min ago

Some of the factors keeping low-income students from getting into college aren't always obvious to the public, higher education insiders tell Morning Edition's David Greene.

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After Bangladesh Factory Disaster, Efforts Show Mixed Progress

NPR Top Stories - 8 hours 31 min ago

One year ago, a factory building in Bangladesh collapsed, killing more than 1,100 workers. Top retailers have begun inspecting factories more aggressively, but other steps have fallen short.

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Obama: New Sanctions Against Russia Are 'Teed Up'

NPR Top Stories - 9 hours 19 min ago

While on a visit to Japan, President Barack Obama accused Moscow of failing to live up to an agreement last week to ease tensions in eastern Ukraine.

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Pennsylvania Congresswoman Goes All In For Obamacare

NPR Top Stories - April 23, 2014 - 11:27am

Does Rep. Allyson Schwartz's pro-Affordable Care Act television ad signal a new thinking among Democrats running in statewide races?

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2,000 Buses Of Visitors: Rome Braces For Canonization Crowds

NPR Top Stories - April 23, 2014 - 11:04am

Millions of pilgrims are expected Sunday for the joint canonization of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII. Rome is cleaning up, and preparing everything from first aid stands to portable toilets.

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Georgia Law OKs Guns In Schools, Churches

NPR Top Stories - April 23, 2014 - 10:50am

The Safe Carry Protection Act, known to critics as the "Guns Everywhere Bill," was signed into law by Gov. Nathan Deal. It is considered among the most permissive such measures in the country.

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In Lawsuit, American Muslims Claim FBI Used No-Fly List To Bully Them

NPR Top Stories - April 23, 2014 - 10:33am

The four men claim they were approached by FBI agents to become informants. When they declined, they say they were put on the no-fly list.

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Judge OKs WikiLeaker Manning's Name Change To 'Chelsea'

NPR Top Stories - April 23, 2014 - 10:13am

The ex-U.S. Army intelligence analyst formerly known as Bradley Manning, made the request to reflect a change in gender identity.

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