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Transgender Man Leads 'Men's Health' Cover Model Contest  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 18:32:00 -0400
Aydian Dowling is leading the popular vote by a landslide in the magazine's annual "Ultimate Guy" contest. If he wins the judges' round, he'd be the first trans man ever on the magazine's cover. 
Murrah Building Bombing Prompted Oklahoma City's Downtown Revival  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 17:18:29 -0400
Oklahoma City's decaying downtown has changed into a thriving entertainment district over the past 20 years. A former city official says the bombing sharpened the city's desire to revitalize the area. 
Boston Marathon Bombing Bystander, Injured In Blast, Runs Again  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 17:18:00 -0400
Michelle L'Heureux was among the hundreds injured during the bombing at the Boston Marathon in 2013. Then she was just a spectator. Now, she's readying to run the marathon for the first time. 
Remembering The Oklahoma City Bombing 20 Years Later  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 17:18:00 -0400
NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center about the bombing and the threat of domestic terrorism today. 
2 Decades Later, 168 Victims Of Oklahoma City Attack Are Remembered  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 12:47:00 -0400
Former President Bill Clinton and Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin spoke at a ceremony remembering the April 19, 1995 bombing — the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in U.S. history. 
'This Is Going To Be Too Hard': Keeping Kids From Using Pot  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 08:02:17 -0400
Once a symbol of the counterculture, pot is now part of the culture. In Colorado, it's part of everyday culture, raising concerns for parents and those working to keep young people away from drugs. 
Security Tightens For Second Boston Marathon Since The Bombing  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 07:45:27 -0400
The Boston Marathon bombing two years ago changed how organizers run the annual race. Despite stepped-up security, 1 million fans will be cheering on runners from the sidelines on Monday. 
U.S. And Saudis Place Sanctions On Pakistani Charity  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 07:45:00 -0400
The U.S. and Saudi Arabia are imposing sanctions on a Pakistan-based charity thought to be funneling money to terror groups. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Daniel Glaser at the Treasury Department. 
Candidates And Candidates-To-Be Woo New Hampshire's GOP  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 07:45:00 -0400
Republican candidates — those who've already declared and those who have yet to — gathered in New Hampshire this weekend to speak to their party. Whose messages resonated? And whose did not? 
Remembering The Day The Murrah Building Was Bombed  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 07:45:00 -0400
Twenty years after the bombing in Oklahoma City, the U.S. views security and privacy in a very different way. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to correspondent Dina Temple-Raston about the changes. 
Jon Krakauer Tells A 'Depressingly Typical' Story Of College Town Rapes  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 05:21:00 -0400
Krakauer's Missoula looks at stories of women who have been sexually assaulted by people they know. He says rape is unlike other crimes because in other crimes, "the victim isn't assumed to be lying." 
This Robot Chef Has Mastered Crab Bisque  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 05:20:00 -0400
The system, a pair of robotic arms, learned to cook by mimicking the motions of a top chef. Even though it can't smell or taste, its maker says the robot should be able to make 2,000 meals by 2017. 
Setting The Record Straight On The Phrase 'Gateway Drug'  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 17:34:00 -0400
Denise Kandel coined the term, often associated with marijuana, in a research paper 40 years ago. But her work suggested nicotine, not pot, was most likely to lead to the use of harder drugs. 
Rules For No-Fly List Disclosures Get An Update  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 17:34:00 -0400
Hundreds of Americans are on the list, but often don't know it — or how they got there. The Washington Post's Adam Goldman explains the DOJ's new guidelines for informing people of their status. 
Late Chicago Chef Sought To Open 'A New Page In Gastronomy'  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 17:34:00 -0400
A star of molecular gastronomy, Homaro Cantu, 38, took his own life this week. Cantu owned a Michelin-starred restaurant, but he also wanted to cure world hunger and improve Americans' eating habits. 
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National News From NPR
Transgender Man Leads 'Men's Health' Cover Model Contest  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 18:32:00 -0400
Murrah Building Bombing Prompted Oklahoma City's Downtown Revival  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 17:18:29 -0400
Boston Marathon Bombing Bystander, Injured In Blast, Runs Again  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 17:18:00 -0400
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Migrant deaths renew pressure on EU  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 21:26:18 GMT
Hundreds held over S Africa violence  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 14:46:10 GMT
Poland fury at FBI Holocaust comment  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 22:17:21 GMT
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