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Meet The Bacteria That Make A Stink In Your Pits  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:19:15 -0400
Scientists say they've IDed the bacteria that emits that rank smell after a hard workout. Future deodorants might target that bad actor rather than blocking sweat glands or nuking all bacteria. 
U.S. Promises To Cut Greenhouse Gases By A Quarter Of 2005 Levels  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:03:00 -0400
The new target was submitted to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Tuesday. Part of a plan for a new international treaty, it would give the U.S. 10 years to reach its goal. 
The Fear Of Black Men In America: Join Our Twitter Chat #FearAndRace  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:32:00 -0400
This week, NPR's Michel Martin has been leading challenging conversations about the fear of black men. Now we want to hear from you. 
Indianapolis Mayor: Religious Law's Backers 'Missing The Bigger Trend'  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:04:00 -0400
Of his Republican colleagues at the state house, Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard says, "Sometimes, they're having trouble understanding the breadth and the depth of what's happening here." 
Live From Small Town America: Teachers Who Blog To Stay In Touch  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:03:00 -0400
Teachers in remote areas say blogging is a great way to plug into conversations with other educators. 
Front-End Of Tunnel-Boring Machine Freed From Seattle Pit  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 04:58:00 -0400
Engineers have removed the cutter head from the enormous tunneling machine nicknamed Bertha. The malfunctioning part had been stuck for more than a year in a highway project under the city's downtown. 
No Easy, Reliable Way To Screen For Suicide  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 04:58:00 -0400
Clinicians correctly predict a suicide attempt about half the time — no better than a coin toss. Certain tests of involuntary responses, although still experimental, aim to improve the odds. 
With 'Single-Stream' Recycling, Convenience Comes At A Cost  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 04:58:00 -0400
Many Americans now have access to a commingled recycling system, which lets users mix plastic, glass, paper and metal together in one bin. It's much easier, but not nearly as efficient. 
After Snowden, The NSA Faces Recruitment Challenge  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 04:58:00 -0400
To keep its code-breaking prowess, the National Security Agency must recruit scores of the brightest students in math and computer science each year. The Snowden revelations are hurting those efforts. 
Mass Tax Foreclosure Threatens Detroit Homeowners  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:59:00 -0400
Tuesday is the deadline to begin what many call the largest U.S. mass tax foreclosure. With the city counting on tax revenue, the owners behind on payments may be forced out of their homes. 
Fear Of The Black Man: How Racial Bias Could Affect Crime, Labor Rates  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:38:28 -0400
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with professors Phillip Atiba Goff of UCLA and Harry Holzer of Georgetown University about how fears of African-American men are manifested in the criminal justice system. 
California's Death Row, The Nation's Largest, Runs Out Of Room  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:34:00 -0400
The death-row population in the state is growing because no one has been put to death in nearly a decade. Gov. Jerry Brown is asking for more money to open 100 more cells. 
Though Most Americans Are Wired, Seniors Lack Internet Access In U.S.  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:46:45 -0400
While the U.S. is pretty well connected, there are still 20 million people who aren't online. Lee Rainie of Pew Research describes who they are and why that matters. 
Iran Talks Shed Light On Nuclear Tensions Between India, Pakistan  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:46:45 -0400
NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Frank O'Donnell, a doctoral candidate at King's College London, about how nuclear powers India and Pakistan manage their bilateral relationship. 
Prosecution Rests Case Against Admitted Boston Marathon Bomber  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:46:00 -0400
Federal prosecutors rested their case against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Monday. Medical examiners revealed the autopsy results of an 8-year-old boy who was the youngest person killed in the bombing. 
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National News From NPR
Meet The Bacteria That Make A Stink In Your Pits  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:19:15 -0400
U.S. Promises To Cut Greenhouse Gases By A Quarter Of 2005 Levels  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:03:00 -0400
The Fear Of Black Men In America: Join Our Twitter Chat #FearAndRace  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:32:00 -0400
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Opposition close to Nigeria victory  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:25:55 GMT
'Good chance' of Iran nuclear deal  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:56:58 GMT
Turkish prosecutor taken hostage  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:39:27 GMT
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