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Revisiting Pulitzer Nominees That Touch On Issues Of Race

NPR Top Stories - 3 hours 28 min ago

The announcement of the winners and finalists for the Pulitzer Prizes gives us an opportunity to herald great journalism that illuminates matters relating to race, ethnicity and culture.

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43-Year-Old Cold Case Closed: South Dakota Girls Died In Accident

NPR Top Stories - 3 hours 44 min ago

The two teens disappeared in 1971. Last year, their bodies were found in the Studebaker they were last seen in. Now, authorities say it appears they mistakenly drove into a creek.

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Tasting With Our Eyes: Why Bright Blue Chicken Looks So Strange

NPR Top Stories - 3 hours 57 min ago

The color of food can affect how we perceive its taste, and food companies aren't afraid to use that to their advantage. An artist tests perceptions by dousing familiar foods with unorthodox colors.

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In Ukraine: Reports Of Soldiers Switching To Pro-Russia Side

NPR Top Stories - 5 hours 3 min ago

As the government tries to assert control in the eastern part of the nation, there's word that some Ukrainian troops may now be on the side of locals who wish to join Russia.

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Hundreds Missing After Ferry Sinks Off South Korea's Coast

NPR Top Stories - 6 hours 3 min ago

Most of the passengers, according to news reports, were high school students and teachers on a school trip. Of the nearly 500 people who were on board, nearly 300 were initially unaccounted for.

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A T. Rex Treks To Washington For A Shot At Fame

NPR Top Stories - 9 hours 16 min ago

The Smithsonian is set to unpack something it's never had before: a rare, nearly complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton. It's a gift from a Montana museum that says this T. rex deserves to be famous.

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How One Michigan City Is Sending Kids To College Tuition-Free

NPR Top Stories - 9 hours 16 min ago

In 2005, a group of anonymous donors in Kalamazoo launched a bold program. It pays for graduates of the city's public schools to attend any of Michigan's public universities or community colleges.

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As La. Coast Recedes, Battle Rages Over Who Should Pay

NPR Top Stories - 9 hours 18 min ago

A flood protection authority is suing to try to hold the oil and gas industries responsible for Louisiana's land crisis. But policymakers are trying to stop the lawsuit, saying it's bad for business.

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Is Obamacare A Success? We Might Not Know For A While

NPR Top Stories - 9 hours 19 min ago

Fans and foes want to know whether the Affordable Care Act is meeting its goals. But, for good reasons, there are no clear answers yet.

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After Losing A Leg, Woman Walks On Her Own — In 4-Inch Heels

NPR Top Stories - 9 hours 20 min ago

A year after the Boston Marathon bombing, Heather Abbott has adapted to life with her prostheses, including a blade for running and one that allows her to wear her favorite shoes.

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College Board Provides A glimpse Of New SAT

NPR Top Stories - 9 hours 32 min ago

Sample questions for the new version of the college-entrance test were released on Wednesday. The College Board announced last month the test will include real-world applications and more analysis.

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GM To Ask Bankruptcy Court For Lawsuit Protection

NPR Top Stories - 10 hours 47 min ago

General Motors revealed in court filings late Tuesday that it will soon ask a federal bankruptcy judge to shield the company from legal claims for conduct that occurred before its 2009 bankruptcy.

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South Korea Says Nearly 300 Missing In Ferry Disaster

NPR Top Stories - April 15, 2014 - 9:31pm

Dozens of boats, helicopters and divers scrambled Wednesday to rescue more than 470 people, including 325 high school students on a school trip, after a ferry sank off South Korea's southern coast.

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NYPD Shuts Down Controversial Unit That Spied On Muslims

NPR Top Stories - April 15, 2014 - 3:06pm

The New York Police Department's Demographics Unit reportedly carried out systematic surveillance of Muslim neighborhoods to root out terrorist threats, but it never produced a single usable lead.

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In India, Landmark Ruling Recognizes Transgender Citizens

NPR Top Stories - April 15, 2014 - 2:30pm

The country's Supreme Court handed down a decision that acknowledges for the first time India's large population of eunuchs and transvestites.

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Saturn Might Have A New Baby Moon Named Peggy

NPR Top Stories - April 15, 2014 - 11:12am

The Cassini spacecraft spotted a disturbance in the 6th planet's outermost main ring that is thought to be caused by a tiny moon measuring just half-a-mile across.

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Gingrich 2012 Campaign Still Owes $4.7 Million

NPR Top Stories - April 15, 2014 - 10:26am

Topping the list of the former GOP presidential candidate's creditors is an air charter company called Moby Dick Airways. The second biggest creditor? Newt Gingrich himself.

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Details On Abortion Coverage Still Elusive In Some Health Plans

NPR Top Stories - April 15, 2014 - 8:47am

Both supporters and opponents of abortion want to know whether their insurance provider covers abortion. But in some states, consumers are still having a tough time figuring that out.

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Think You Can Mail Your Taxes At Midnight? Think Again, Gramps

NPR Top Stories - April 15, 2014 - 8:43am

Back in the day — say, up until about a decade or so ago — the big news on April 15 was always about last-minute filers lining up at post offices as the clock ticked down. Now? It's a different story.

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WATCH: Israel's New Low-Cost Airline Has Catchy Safety Video

NPR Top Stories - April 15, 2014 - 8:24am

The safety message is described as a "sort of cross between a Ricky Martin video, mixed with Devo's 'Whip It' and a heaping spoonful of Robert Palmer's 'Simply Irresistible.' "

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