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The Florida Church Whose Worshipers Are All Tourists

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-20 08:39

The Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe has no permanent members, but it's hosting tens of thousands of worshipers today –- it's across the street from Walt Disney World.

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'Hurricane' Carter Dies; Boxer Was Wrongfully Convicted Of Murder

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-20 07:31

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the former boxing champion who served nearly 20 years in prison, has died of prostate cancer. Carter's story inspired a Bob Dylan protest song; he was 76.

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This May Be Rogue Parishioners' Last Easter In Closed Church

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-20 07:28

Ten years after sneaking into a church slated for closing, parishioners at Saint Frances Cabrini Catholic Church maintain a 24-hour vigil in attempt to keep their house of worship open.

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Google Frecking: The Week In Pandas

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-20 07:13

Based on Google Alerts, a snapshot of pandas in black-and-white. In the here-and-now.

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Ukraine: Deadly Gunfight Rattles Easter Truce

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-20 06:34

The shootout took place at a checkpoint near Slovyansk in eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian militants have held a government building since last week.

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Pope Francis Leads Easter Mass For Thousands

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-20 04:41

The pope gave his traditional Easter blessing before a large crowd in St. Peter's Square; he also called for help for people who are living in desperate conditions.

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Tiny Liechtenstein Loses A Precious Quarter-Acre

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-20 04:05

The tiny principality of Liechtenstein spreads across a grand total of 62 square miles. Now, it's getting smaller.

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Hindu Nationalist Topping Polls In World's Largest Election

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-20 04:05

In India, hundreds of millions are casting their ballots in parliamentary elections over the next month. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Indian reporter Supriya Sharma.

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S. Korean Community Waits And Prays For Its Missing Students

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-20 04:05

It's been a week of tragedy for the community of Ansan, an industrial town near Seoul. Many of the high school teenagers who sank with the South Korean ferry last week attended high school there.

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Measures Of Change After Bangladesh Garment Factory Collapse

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-20 04:05

One year ago, 1,100 garment workers were killed when a Bangladesh factory collapsed. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Steven Greenhouse, labor reporter for The New York Times, about what has changed.

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Ukraine's Divide, Too Broad For Easter To Bridge?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-20 04:05

Most Ukrainians are primarily Orthodox Christians, and Easter is the most important religious holiday of the year. Many in the country are hoping the holiday will calm current tensions.

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Legal At Last, Colorado's Pot Contest Gets Competitively Mellow

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-20 04:05

Denver is playing host to the annual Cannabis Cup this weekend. Editor Ricardo Baca of The Denver Post's The Cannabist blog gives NPR's Rachel Martin the high scores.

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Conservationist Shot In Africa's Oldest Nature Preserve

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-20 04:05

An internationally recognized conservationist is recovering after he was attacked in the Democratic Republic of Congo. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Allard Blom of the World Wildlife Fund.

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Organizers Predict Huge Crowd For Boston Marathon

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-20 04:05

Monday is the 2014 Boston Marathon. Security will be tight, and this year's race will be an emotional event that will be about more than who wins.

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Relatives Grieve As Divers Pull Bodies From S. Korean Ferry

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-20 00:43

The grim recovery operation off South Korea continues Sunday. Police boats brought bodies ashore to the deafening cries and screams of family members.

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Senate passes new approach to pension obligation

Southeast Alaska News - Sun, 2014-04-20 00:12

JUNEAU — The Alaska Senate unanimously passed legislation setting out a new approach for addressing the state’s pension obligation Saturday, less than three hours after the plan emerged from the Senate Finance Committee.

It will be up to the House to decide whether to accept the Senate plan, which advanced on the 89th day of the scheduled 90-day session. If the House doesn’t, the bill could go to a conference committee.

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Analysis: In final day, major issues still unresolved

Southeast Alaska News - Sun, 2014-04-20 00:12

Legislators spent much of Friday and Saturday working to secure votes for various bills while tying up loose ends on others. With a midnight deadline looming to finish the state’s business, there’s much for lawmakers to accomplish concerning several pieces of key legislation.

The debate on two of the session’s biggest issues has been pushed to today. Those issues are education reform and funding and the capital budget.

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Education funding picture still murky

Southeast Alaska News - Sun, 2014-04-20 00:11

Democrats, teachers, parents and school officials aren’t happy with what appears to be the future of education funding in Alaska.

Their unhappiness comes as members of the powerful Senate Finance Committee recommended funneling $124.3 million toward education this year — that’s $24.3 million more than was proposed Friday.

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House Finance advances gas line bill

Southeast Alaska News - Sun, 2014-04-20 00:11

JUNEAU — The House Finance Committee on Friday advanced a bill setting the state’s participation in a major liquefied natural gas project, with members expressing a mix of both optimism and skepticism about whether the process would yield a long hoped-for gas line.

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Feds release initial report on crash near Bethel

Southeast Alaska News - Sun, 2014-04-20 00:11

ANCHORAGE — A small commercial plane was flying at about 3,400 feet when it crashed near Bethel, killing the two pilots on board, according to a preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board.

Investigators still don’t know what caused the Cessna 208 operated by Hageland Aviation to go down on April 8 during a training flight, KYUK reported Thursday.

Investigators were digging through data sent from the plane that crashed in clear, calm weather.

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