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Posted: 2019-04-17 17:09:00
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Several of the refugee camps in Bangladesh have had to set up what the U.N. calls a "tusk force" to respond when elephants enter.
Posted: 2019-04-16 16:30:01
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It's not clear how the animal ended up stranded in the middle of the Gulf of Thailand. But the pup, now named Boonrod, is gaining strength and looks happy and well-fed.
Posted: 2019-04-16 16:30:01
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It's not clear how the animal ended up stranded in the middle of the Gulf of Thailand. But the pup, now named Boonrod, is gaining strength and looks happy and well-fed.
Posted: 2019-04-16 06:28:00
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An Unusual Family Of Bald Eagles Adds 3 Eaglets
Valor I, Valor II and Starr, a trio of bald eagles in Illinois, hatched three eaglets this year. No such luck for the closely watched eagle couples of Washington, D.C.
Posted: 2019-04-15 09:00:00
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Researchers Worry Right Whales Could Be Harmed During Seismic Testing
Oil and gas companies will do seismic testing to see what's under the ocean floor, part of the Trump administration's push to expand drilling. Experts say that could harm some endangered animals.
Posted: 2019-04-12 21:01:30
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The Mystery Of Julian Assange's Cat
Assange was arrested Thursday after the Ecuadorian Embassy in London said he was no longer welcome. But what happened to the self-proclaimed master of "counter-purrveillance?"
Posted: 2019-04-11 10:32:00
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Fans Boo Baseball Umpire Who Did Bat Dog's Job
Finn, a black lab, is a bat dog for the Minor League Las Vegas Aviators. Finn was dashing to the plate, but an umpire beat him there and tossed the bat aside. Fans were not happy and booed the...

Posted: 2019-04-16 11:52:00
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After years of tension over expanded oil and gas drilling, including a deadly explosion that galvanized critics, the state is moving to tighten regulations on the booming industry.
Posted: 2019-04-16 11:52:00
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After years of tension over expanded oil and gas drilling, including a deadly explosion that galvanized critics, the state is moving to tighten regulations on the booming industry.
Posted: 2019-04-12 15:50:05
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Anadarko, an oil and gas production and exploration company, has assets in Mozambique, the Gulf of Mexico and, significantly, in Texas — where multinationals are doubling down on the Permian...
Posted: 2019-04-11 20:48:00
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Alaska's Ice Roads Are Melting Early This Year, With Devastating Consequences
In Bethel, Alaska, record warm temperatures mean a frozen river that serves as an ice road is melting early. That's been deadly for some, and is leaving others unable to travel.
Posted: 2019-04-11 13:48:00
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Trump Signs Executive Orders In Push To Make It Easier To Build Oil And Gas Pipelines
President Trump issues two executive orders that could make it harder for states to block companies from building oil and gas pipeline projects.

Posted: 2019-04-18 09:43:51
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The Eastern hellbender salamander may not be a looker. But its sensitivity to pollution and changing water conditions makes the creature a useful indicator for water quality in rivers and streams.
Posted: 2019-04-17 18:42:37
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Activists occupied four of London's landmarks and thoroughfares and, on Wednesday, targeted the city's rail service. The organizers want a zero-carbon Britain by 2025.
Posted: 2019-04-17 14:41:11
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Maria was the rainiest storm known to have hit Puerto Rico. Scientists say a storm of such severity is nearly five times more likely to occur today, with warmer air and ocean water, than in the...
Posted: 2019-04-16 15:36:00
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Paradise, Calif., Water Is Contaminated But Residents Are Moving Back Anyway
Despite public health warnings about benzene contamination in the town's water supply, some Paradise residents say they have no choice but to return.
Posted: 2019-04-16 11:52:00
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Colorado's Oil And Gas Regulators Must Now Consider Public Health And Safety
After years of tension over expanded oil and gas drilling, including a deadly explosion that galvanized critics, the state is moving to tighten regulations on the booming industry.
Posted: 2019-04-15 22:05:00
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Microplastic Found Even In The Air In France's Pyrenees Mountains
Tiny fragments broken down from larger pieces of plastic have already been found in rivers, lakes, oceans and in agricultural soil. But very few studies of wind-borne microplastic have ever been...
Posted: 2019-04-15 20:15:00
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Trump Administration Moves Forward With Proposal To Re-Define Waterway Protections
The Trump administration's revisions to the Waters of the U.S. rule will strip federal water protections from millions of miles of rivers. The impact will be even more pronounced in the arid...
Posted: 2019-04-13 12:16:00
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Can This Breakfast Cereal Help Save The Planet?
Some environmentalists say food production needs a fundamental reboot, with crops that stay rooted in the soil for years, like Kernza, a prairie grass. Even General Mills says it likes the idea.
Posted: 2019-04-12 14:06:30
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Friday News Roundup - Domestic
A shakeup at the Department of Homeland Security has left some wondering about the direction of President Trump's immigration policy.
Posted: 2019-04-12 10:43:19
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Tusk Luck: Alaska Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Stealing Mammoth Fossil
An Alaska man and his co-conspirator took a fossilized tusk from a Bureau of Land Management museum. Then, they cut it up and sold off the pieces.

Posted: 2019-04-17 11:41:00
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Steve Inskeep talks to Father Jim Martin, an American Jesuit priest who is editor-at-large of America magazine, about Notre Dame Cathedral's relevance to Catholics worldwide.
Posted: 2019-04-17 09:01:00
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Hugo's novel tops Amazon's best-seller list in France, following Monday's fire that ravaged the cathedral. The 19th century story was a campaign to get the cathedral restored.
Posted: 2019-04-16 23:39:00
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France's wealthiest families and businesses pledged hundreds of millions of euros to restore one of their nation's cultural touchstones.
Posted: 2019-04-16 19:40:17
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David Brion Davis, Who Helped Remake The Study Of Slavery, Dies At 92
The historian's trilogy, The Problem of Slavery, won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, among others. More than that, though, a colleague says Davis' work "shook up the field of...
Posted: 2019-04-15 21:18:00
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Art Historian Discusses The History Of Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral
NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with art historian Caroline Bruzelius about the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, which caught on fire Monday.
Posted: 2019-04-15 21:18:00
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Art Historian Discusses The History Of Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral
NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with art historian Caroline Bruzelius about the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, which caught on fire Monday.
Posted: 2019-04-15 18:56:21
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Pulitzer Prizes Honor Journalists Under Threat With New Crop Of Winners
Judges sought to support the media "even if some wrongly degrade [it] as the enemy of the very democracy it serves." Honors went to The Advocate in Baton Rouge, La., Florida's Sun-Sentinel and...
Posted: 2019-04-15 15:06:30
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'Bless Your Heart' And Beyond
How does where we're from shape how we express ourselves?
Posted: 2019-04-15 09:00:22
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Mueller Report Release Will Likely Escalate Tensions Between Trump and Congress
And unlike the attorney general's predecessors who were caught between warring branches of government, William Barr seems intent on being at the center of the conflict.
Posted: 2019-04-15 09:00:22
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Mueller Report Release Will Likely Escalate Tensions Between Trump And Congress
And unlike the attorney general's predecessors who were caught between warring branches of government, William Barr seems intent on being at the center of the conflict.

Posted: 2019-04-18 09:03:50
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Virginia Hall was an American spy who worked for Britain and the U.S. and played a key role in undermining the Nazi occupation of France during World War II. Her story was rarely told — until...
Posted: 2019-04-17 17:27:34
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Woods' recent Masters title follows a 10-year drought of major tournament victories. Jeff Benedict, co-author of Tiger Woods, says: "What we're seeing now is someone who loves what he's doing."
Posted: 2019-04-16 17:59:05
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Bill McKibben, who first warned of climate change 30 years ago, says its effects are now upon us: "The idea that anybody's going to be immune from this anywhere is untrue." His new book is Falter.
Posted: 2019-04-16 09:05:00
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What Does It Mean To Be A Normal Person?
That is the question a the heart of the new book — Normal People — from the acclaimed Irish novelist Sally Rooney. She talks to NPR's Rachel Martin.
Posted: 2019-04-16 09:05:00
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'Late Bloomers' Makes The Case For Patience In A Culture Focused On Early Success
In an interview with NPR about his new book Late Bloomers, Forbes magazine publisher Rich Karlgaard talks about the idea that early achievement is not necessary for lifelong success.
Posted: 2019-04-15 19:06:00
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Biographer Robert Caro On Fame, Power And 'Working' To Uncover The Truth
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist was never interested in only telling the stories of famous men. Instead, he says, "I wanted to use their lives to show how political power worked."
Posted: 2019-04-15 11:00:22
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For April, 3 Novels Of Love At Any Age, In Any Era
This month's romance roundup includes the latest in Lucy Parker's London Celebrities series, an older woman chucking convention in Victorian England, and a reworking of The Taming of the Shrew.
Posted: 2019-04-15 09:00:00
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'Women's Work' Delves Into Gender Roles At Home, And Relationships With Domestic Help
Former L.A. Times foreign correspondent Megan Stack talks with NPR about her new book, her relationships with her nannies, and the need to further involve men in conversations about work in the...
Posted: 2019-04-15 09:00:00
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'Women's Work' Delves Into Gender Roles At Home And Relationships With Domestic Help
Former L.A. Times foreign correspondent Megan Stack talks with NPR about her new book, her relationships with her nannies, and the need to further involve men in conversations about work in the...
Posted: 2019-04-14 12:01:50
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After Decades Of Comics, 'Cathy' Cartoonist Found Writing 'So Liberating'
Cathy Guisewite drew her comic strip for more than 30 years. Her new book is called Fifty Things that Aren't My Fault. Writing essays "was like coming home and taking off the Spanx," she says.