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Around the Nation
5:58 am
Tue March 24, 2015

Authorities Find Businessman Accused Of Faking His Own Death

Originally published on Tue March 24, 2015 9:10 am

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Music News
4:15 am
Tue March 24, 2015

First Listen: 'Carrie & Lowell' By Sufjan Stevens

Originally published on Tue March 24, 2015 7:15 pm

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NPR Story
4:04 am
Tue March 24, 2015

Tsarneav Defense Team Tries To Make Its Point Before Sentencing

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4:04 am
Tue March 24, 2015

U.S. Withdraws Remaining Personnel From Volatile Yemen

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4:04 am
Tue March 24, 2015

Family-Owned Louisville Slugger Sold To Wilson Sporting Goods

Originally published on Tue March 24, 2015 9:10 am

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Middle East
4:04 am
Tue March 24, 2015

Netanyahu Reveals Aversion To 2-State Solution, White House Says

Originally published on Tue March 24, 2015 9:10 am

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Afghanistan
4:04 am
Tue March 24, 2015

Afghanistan Still Relies On U.S., President Ghani Reiterates

Originally published on Tue March 24, 2015 9:10 am

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Around the Nation
6:34 am
Mon March 23, 2015

Wisconsin Men's Basketball Team Tests NCAA Stenographer

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Animals
6:04 am
Mon March 23, 2015

Phoenix Zoo Misidentifies Gender Of Andean Bear

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3:56 am
Mon March 23, 2015

Jurors Resume Deliberating Atlanta Public Schools Cheating Case

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3:56 am
Mon March 23, 2015

Eurozone Threatened By Divide Between Greece And Germany

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3:56 am
Mon March 23, 2015

Former NPR Audio Engineer Bill Deputy Dies At 58

Originally published on Mon March 23, 2015 7:03 am

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Sound is at the heart of what we do. And we've lost a colleague who personified the art of gathering it.

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BILL DEPUTY: I was hoping we could do some ambience here.

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Strange News
4:26 am
Fri March 20, 2015

It's A Party, Dude!

Originally published on Fri March 20, 2015 5:55 am

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Fine Art
4:15 am
Fri March 20, 2015

This Museum Lets You Play The Artist

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Animals
4:05 am
Fri March 20, 2015

No Pain, No Scientific Gain: One Man's Quest To Quantify Bug Stings

University of Arizona entomologist Justin Schmidt was stung well over 1,000 times while creating the Schmidt Sting Pain Index.
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Originally published on Fri March 20, 2015 6:03 pm

Spring is officially here and that means flowers, gardens and bugs. At least one man couldn't be happier about the return of insects — especially the ones that hurt.

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Africa
4:05 am
Fri March 20, 2015

Nigerian Army Advances Against Boko Haram As Election Looms

Originally published on Fri March 20, 2015 5:55 am

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Sports
4:05 am
Fri March 20, 2015

March Madness Kicks Off With High Drama

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Strange News
6:02 am
Thu March 19, 2015

Ending The Over-Under Debate On Toilet Paper

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Around the Nation
5:50 am
Thu March 19, 2015

He's Fixing A Hole

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Television
4:02 am
Thu March 19, 2015

Swagger On Display At 'Empire' Season Finale Parties

Jamal (played by Jussie Smollett) and Cookie (played by Taraji P. Henson) attend the all white party in the "The Lyon's Roar" episode of Empire.
Matt Dinnerstein FOX

Originally published on Fri March 20, 2015 11:18 am

Last night was Empire's season finale, and at one of D.C.'s biggest Empire watch parties, a sharply dressed crowd of hundreds is huddled around every flat-screen in The Stone Fish Grill Lounge downtown.

"Here we go! Here we go! Here we go, come on everyone! Round of applause!" shouts one of the hosts for the night. "It's Empire time!"

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Middle East
4:02 am
Thu March 19, 2015

Filmmakers Find A Different Way To Show The Syrian Conflict

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A film said to be made in Syria shows a man on a chair. You can't really see where he is - maybe some cafe. But it's quiet. The camera never moves. The man looks at his hands. He stays silent for 40 seconds. At last, he speaks.

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Business
4:02 am
Thu March 19, 2015

Blue Shield Of California Loses Its Tax-Exempt Status

Originally published on Thu March 19, 2015 5:03 am

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Middle East
4:02 am
Thu March 19, 2015

Benjamin Netanyahu And Washington

Originally published on Thu March 19, 2015 6:14 am

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U.S.
5:22 am
Wed March 18, 2015

Secret Service Wants Another White House (For Practice)

Originally published on Wed March 18, 2015 11:23 am

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Food
4:38 am
Wed March 18, 2015

Tea Not For Two (Minutes, That Is)

Originally published on Wed March 18, 2015 11:23 am

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Politics
4:18 am
Wed March 18, 2015

The Sudden Fall Of Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock

Originally published on Wed March 18, 2015 11:23 am

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Middle East
4:14 am
Wed March 18, 2015

Report Cites Abuses By Iraqi Militias

Originally published on Wed March 18, 2015 11:23 am

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StoryCorps
4:14 am
Wed March 18, 2015

A New Smartphone App Expands The Reach Of StoryCorps

Originally published on Wed March 18, 2015 11:23 am

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Next, were going to listen to the man behind this music.

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Strange News
4:56 am
Tue March 17, 2015

It's Hard Getting Work When The Government Says You're Dead

Originally published on Tue March 17, 2015 6:25 am

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World
4:34 am
Tue March 17, 2015

Four Tropical Cyclones At Once: How Unusual Is That?

Originally published on Tue March 17, 2015 6:25 am

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