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Protesters Hope To Sustain Momentum In Baltimore

NPR Top Stories - May 3, 2015 - 3:45am

The day after Baltimore's top prosecutor announced murder charges against six officers in the death of Freddie Gray, more than 1,000 turned out for a mostly peaceful rally in front of city hall.

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A Boat Of Their Own: All-Women Team Tackles Sailing's Toughest Race

NPR Top Stories - May 3, 2015 - 3:45am

For the first time since 2001, an all-women team is competing in the Volvo Ocean Race, an around-the-world slog through some of the most unforgiving water on the planet.

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China Promises $46 Billion To Pave The Way For A Brand New Silk Road

NPR Top Stories - May 3, 2015 - 3:45am

Improving Pakistan's infrastructure will be the first step in creating a network of roads, railways, pipelines and shipping lanes that stretch all the way to Europe.

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Demystifying The Art World In 'Playing To The Gallery'

NPR Books - May 3, 2015 - 3:45am

Have you ever stared at a piece of art and thought, I just don't get it? Artist Grayson Perry gives NPR's Rachel Martin the answers to questions about art that some are too embarrassed to ask.

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Why Your Future Vaccination Might Not Be A Shot

NPR Top Stories - May 3, 2015 - 3:03am

Step aside, injections! The next flu vaccine you see might look more like a bandage — a patch covered in 100 microscopic needles that dissolve in the skin in just a few minutes.

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What Happens To A Country When An Outbreak Of Ebola Ends?

NPR Top Stories - May 3, 2015 - 1:39am

Dr. Peter Piot co-discovered the virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1976. He went back on his 65th birthday to see how the country has fared since then.

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Who Keeps Track If Your Surgery Goes Well Or Fails?

NPR Top Stories - May 3, 2015 - 1:20am

The outcomes of many medical procedures and treatments done in hospitals nationwide aren't tracked or even measured, says a surgeon who thinks that's bad. Understanding outcomes, he says, saves lives.

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5 Things You Should Know About Carly Fiorina

NPR Top Stories - May 3, 2015 - 1:03am

The former CEO of Hewlett-Packard once had a stint filing and typing for the company. She also dropped out of law school, survived breast cancer and once ran a campaign ad featuring demon sheep.

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After Police Are Charged In Gray's Death, Baltimore Awaits Next Steps

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2015 - 1:48pm

A day after Baltimore chief prosecutor Marilyn Mosby announced charges against six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, residents of the neighborhood where he grew up hope change will come to the area.

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Psychological Association Accused Of 'Complicity' In Bush-Era Torture

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2015 - 1:48pm

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with James Risen of the New York Times about a new report alleging that the American Psychological Association helped justify prisoner torture.

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For The Record: The Voices Of Baltimore

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2015 - 1:48pm

Some residents of Baltimore say the relationship with the police is badly damaged. But it wasn't always that way.

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An Ohio Couple Would Like To Forget 'A Gronking To Remember'

NPR Books - May 2, 2015 - 1:48pm

A lawsuit alleges that the popular erotica e-book — which centers on Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski — used an engagement photo on its cover without permission.

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Author Hopes Holocaust-Themed Picture Book Will Prompt Conversations

NPR Books - May 2, 2015 - 1:48pm

Jane Yolen's latest is a children's book about a family trying to survive the Holocaust in France. "I consider Stone Angel a kind of starting place for parents to talk to their kids," she says.

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Full Senate Debates May Reveal Recent Bipartisanship As An Illusion

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2015 - 12:17pm

On the committee level in the Senate, Republicans and Democrats have been able to get deals done. The problem will be what happens after bills leave the committees and head to the Senate floor.

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Mayweather, Pacquiao Ready For The Ring — And A Big Payday

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2015 - 11:55am

The two fighters, battling each other for the welterweight title, have been in negotiations for tonight's fight in Las Vegas for some six years. Win or lose, they each stand to earn millions.

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John Lydon: The Foul-Mouthed Yob Sets The Record Straight

NPR Books - May 2, 2015 - 11:34am

"After reading so much rubbish written about me over the years, it became obvious that I had to just tell it like it is," Lydon tells NPR's Arun Rath. Lydon just wrote his memoir, Anger Is An Energy.

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30 Graves, Thought To Be Burmese Migrants, Found In Thailand

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2015 - 9:25am

Remains from the graves are believed to be illegal migrants who were likely victims of human trafficking.

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Death Toll In Nepal Crosses 6,800

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2015 - 6:51am

The United Nations has complained that Nepal's bureaucracy is getting in the way of relief efforts. Government officials in Kathmandu say they aren't receiving enough of the right kind of aid.

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Novelist Ruth Rendell, Author Of 'Wexford' Books, Dies At 85

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2015 - 6:12am

She is credited with being a pioneer of the psychological thriller and wrote more than 60 books.

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Novelist Ruth Rendell, Author Of 'Wexford' Books, Dies At 85

NPR Books - May 2, 2015 - 6:12am

She is credited with being a pioneer of the psychological thriller and wrote more than 60 books.

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