Posts Tagged 'news'

Old Ways Disappearing In The New Mongolia

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Mongolia, the land of Genghis Khan and nomadic herders, is in the midst of a remarkable transition. Rich in coal, gold and copper, this country of fewer than 3 million people in Central Asia is riding a mineral boom that is expected to more than double its GDP within a decade. The rapid changes simultaneously excite and unnerve many Mongolians, who hope mining can help pull many out of poverty, but worry it will ravage the environment ...

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Blacks, Gays And The Church: A Complex Relationship

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The Apostolic Tabernacle Mass Choir performs in Oakland, Calif., in 2010.
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Romney Wins Ky., Ark. Primaries; Nomination Close

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Mitt Romney has swept the Kentucky and Arkansas Republican presidential primaries, inching closer to the GOP nomination he is certain to win.

With no serious opposition left, the former Massachusetts governor easily won both contests.

Romney is within 110 delegates of winning the nomination, a threshold he should reach next week, when voters go to the polls in Texas.

Romney has 1,024 delegates, leaving him 120 shy of the 1,144 delegates needed to win the GOP nomination for president. If ...

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Stolen Phone Beams Photos To Owner, Who Puts Them On Facebook

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A month after Katy McCaffrey's iPhone was stolen, photographs began streaming from the phone to ...</p><a class=Continue Reading →

Lockerbie Bomber Dies, Three Years After Release

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Security officers escort convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi (center) in Tripoli in 1992.
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NATO Buzzword: ‘Sustainment’ In Afghanistan

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World leaders are gathered in Chicago for a two-day NATO summit starting Sunday morning. This is the third time the U.S. has hosted a NATO summit since the alliance was formed, and the first time it’s being held in a city other than Washington, D.C. As NPR’s Jackie Northam reports, the agenda will center on a theme: Afghanistan.

Article source: http://www.npr.org/2012/05/20/153132078/nato-buzzword-sustainment-in-afghanistan?ft=1&f=1001

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Lessons For Egyptian Elections From Turkey

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When Egyptians go to the polls on May 23, many will be looking to celebrate the end of military rule that began some 50 years ago. Observers warn that it won’t be easy to send a deeply entrenched military back to its barracks, and they point to Turkey’s experience as an example. NPR’s Peter Kenyon reports from Istanbul.

Article source: http://www.npr.org/2012/05/20/153132098/lessons-for-egyptian-elections-from-turkey?ft=1&f=1001

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Hepatitis C Cases In Rural Wisconsin Underscore Drug Link

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Fungus, Fruit Flies, Old Age: It’s The End Times For NPR’s AntCam

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Back in 1969, when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon, there were no guarantees. There were no guarantees that they’d make it there and there were no guarantees that they could make it back home.

President Richard Nixon and his speech writer William Safire knew that. So, imagining a situation in which the American astronauts were doomed in an alien land, Safire drew up a plan to mark their inevitable demise in ...

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Preakness: Will I’ll Have Another Take Another Win?

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Exercise rider Jonny Garcia takes I'll Have Another over the track at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md., Thursday. The colt has a chance to win the ...</p><a class=Continue Reading →

New Evidence Released: Trayvon Martin Had Traces Of Pot In System

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A photocopy of a picture of George Zimmerman taken the night of the shooting.
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Facebook Stock Priced At $38 A Share Ahead Of Friday IPO

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