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Former Bank Executive: Women, Ask For A Raise!

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-06 23:22

As leader of the women's network 85 Broads, Sallie Krawcheck lobbies for better gender equality in boardrooms. She also says women need to negotiate tougher to get there.

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Legendary Hollywood Star Mickey Rooney Dies At 93

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-06 21:45

Mickey Rooney's approach to life was simple: "Let's put on a show!" He spent nine decades doing it, on the big screen, on television, on stage and in his extravagant personal life.

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Myths muddle effort to carve a road through Alaska's Izembek refuge

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Sun, 2014-04-06 19:40
Myths muddle effort to carve a road through Alaska's Izembek refuge ANALYSIS: Debate over building a road through the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge has started veering away from reality.April 6, 2014

Free dental clinic in Anchorage to provide care for up to 2,000 Alaskans

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Sun, 2014-04-06 19:39
Free dental clinic in Anchorage to provide care for up to 2,000 Alaskans A two-day clinic in downtown Anchorage next week hopes to provide $1 million in free dental care to Alaskans on a first-come, first-served basis. April 6, 2014

As landfill reaches crisis, Dillingham considers incinerators

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Sun, 2014-04-06 19:21
As landfill reaches crisis, Dillingham considers incinerators Dillingham's solid waste permit is set to expire, and won't be renewed if the city continues open burning. Meanwhile it's landfill is running out of room. This combination has them eyeing a fuel-efficient incinerator designed for remote communities.April 6, 2014

City officials plan Kotzebue bar and grill, but not everyone approves

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Sun, 2014-04-06 19:15
City officials plan Kotzebue bar and grill, but not everyone approves In 2009, Kotzebue residents voted to allow some alcohol. A city-run package store is thriving and producing much-needed revenue. But as the Northwest Alaska city beside the Chukchi Sea considers a bar and grill, not everyone is happy.April 6, 2014

Alaska crab buoys hitch a ride to Hawaii, via humpback whale

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Sun, 2014-04-06 19:12
Alaska crab buoys hitch a ride to Hawaii, via humpback whale NOAA officials were able to identify the crabbing vessel from buoy numbers. They haven't yet been able to free the whale, spotted near the island of Niihau.April 6, 2014

'Stop the Violence' rally honors slain Anchorage teen

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Sun, 2014-04-06 19:12
'Stop the Violence' rally honors slain Anchorage teen Family and friends remembered murdered 15-year-old Precious Alex on Sunday in a community rally that hoped to spark a call to action in Anchorage to choose peace over violence.April 6, 2014

Photos: 'Stop the Violence' rally honors slain Anchorage teen

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Sun, 2014-04-06 19:12
Photos: 'Stop the Violence' rally honors slain Anchorage teen

Hundreds of family, friends and community members gathered for the rally that took place in the Anchorage neighborhood of Mountain View on Sunday in honor of slain teenager Precious Alex, who was shot and killed in the early morning of April 1.

April 6, 2014

How Public Health Advocates Are Trying To Reach Nonvaccinators

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-06 15:21

With new measles outbreaks in Southern California, New York and British Columbia, vaccinating — and not vaccinating — is still an area of great concern.

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Fighting For Rwanda's Justice In France

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-06 14:29

The first Rwandan genocide trial to take place in France sent a man to prison for 25 years last month. Dafroza Gauthier and her organization helped make that conviction possible.

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In western Alaska town of Aleknagik, a bridge to somewhere -- the other side of town

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Sun, 2014-04-06 13:25
In western Alaska town of Aleknagik, a bridge to somewhere -- the other side of town After years of discussion, the village of Aleknagik -- which spans both side of the Wood River at Aleknagik Lake's outlet -- will have a bridge uniting the community.April 6, 2014

Canadian research reveals new clue to rapid Arctic ice melt

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Sun, 2014-04-06 13:15
Canadian research reveals new clue to rapid Arctic ice melt Absence of snow exposes dark areas that absorb solar heat and speeds the melt of Mackenzie River ice, a new study finds.April 6, 2014

'Deltopia' Spring Break Party Morphs Into Riot In Santa Barbara

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-06 13:09

After the annual Deltopia party near the University of California, Santa Barbara turned violent last night. Hundreds of law enforcement officers were sent and there were more than 100 arrests.

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Keeping Robots In Line With The Law

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-06 12:59

Attendees at the annual We Robot conference are peering into the future, pondering questions like, do robots have rights? What kinds of laws do we need to regulate unmanned drones?

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How Abandonment In Rwandan Genocide Changed Peacekeepers' Role

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-06 12:59

A key moment in the butchery occurred at the Ecole Technique Officielle. Thousands of Tutsis sheltering there were left to fight for survival after the school was abandoned by Belgian peacekeepers.

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Obama Is Poised To Sign Executive Order On Equal Pay And Contractors

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-06 12:20

Seeking to advance the cause of equal pay for women, President Obama plans to sign am executive order Tuesday barring federal contractors from retaliating against employees who compare salaries.

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AK Beat: Police arrest 4 in Anchorage home invasion, then arrest residents of the home

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Sun, 2014-04-06 11:02
AK Beat: Police arrest 4 in Anchorage home invasion, then arrest residents of the home Anchorage police reported Sunday that they had arrested four people in connection with an Airport Heights home invasion and robbery, and also arrested the two residents of the home on charges of child neglect.April 6, 2014

As Man Faces Off With Nature More Often, U.S. Agency Scrutinized

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-06 09:36

The Wildlife Service mission is to mitigate conflict between humans and wildlife. But critics, including members of Congress, say the agency uses cruel methods and is not transparent enough.

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Simple Blood Test To Spot Early Lung Cancer Getting Closer

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-06 09:22

Several scientific teams are developing sensitive tests for tumor DNA that, when perfected, could be used to diagnose cancer earlier, and more closely monitor the response to treatment.

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