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  • Old Land Battle Resurfaces In Georgia Between The Gullah Vs. Government

    March 18, 2015 12:18 AM 62

    More than 70 years ago, the federal government took land from descendants of West African slaves, known as the Gullah, living in Georgia. Now they're fighting to get it back. In 1942, they were given just weeks to leave marsh property on the Georgia coast so that the U.S. military could construct an airbase for training pilots and conducting anti-submarine

  • Breast-Feeding Boosts Chances Of Success, Study In Brazil Finds

    March 17, 2015 10:34 PM 64

    Babies who are breast-fed may be more likely to be successful in life, a provocative study published Tuesday suggests. The study with more than 3,000 babies in Brazil found those who were breast-fed scored slightly higher in intelligence tests in their thirties, stayed longer in school and earned more money than those who were given formula

  • U.S. Loses Control Of Drone Over Syria

    March 17, 2015 10:25 PM 62

    The U.S. lost control of a drone over Syria, a Pentagon official said today, hours after the Syrian government said it had shot down a U.S. drone near the city of Latakia. The Pentagon official said it was not clear if the drone had been shot down, but the Syrian claim was being investigated. The U.S. routinely flies drones over Syria, which has been engulfed

  • Lost Camera Survives Two Years Submerged In Wyoming's Salt River

    March 17, 2015 9:40 PM 66

    Copyright © 2015 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required. Now a story of lost and found. It was 2012. A man from Idaho went fishing on Wyoming's Salt River with his father. JOHN CASSINELLI: Had a pretty good day of fishing, and, of course, I had my camera with to take pictures and - of all the fish we caught

  • European Allies Defy U.S. In Joining China-Led Development Bank

    March 17, 2015 9:22 PM 63

    Chinese President Xi Jinping, center, and Asian leaders approved an agreement on the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank in Beijing in Oct., 2014. European countries are beginning to sign up too. Four key European allies have broken ranks with the U.S. to join a major new development bank created by China. Germany, France, and Italy today agreed to join the Asian

  • If These Two Teenagers Ran The World, We'd All Jump For Joy

    March 17, 2015 7:27 PM 63

    At first glance, it's a typical scene: Two teenage girls lean their heads together engrossed in conversation as they munch on tuna salad on a bagel and fries. But listen to Memory Banda, 18, from Malawi and 16-year old Achie (whose last name is not provided because of her age) from Ethiopia, and you'll hear an earful about a lot of things you wouldn't

  • Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock Resigns Amid Spending Questions

    March 17, 2015 7:00 PM 62

    Rep. Aaron Schock, the Illinois Republican whose lavish has spending come under heavy scrutiny, has resigned, NPR has confirmed. Here's Schock's statement on his resignation, which was first reported by Politico. "Today, I am announcing my resignation as a Member of the United States House of Representatives effective March 31. I do this with a heavy

  • JD McPherson On World Cafe

    March 17, 2015 6:36 PM 1

    To hear JD McPherson say it, he heard Little Richard and there was no turning back. That pioneering hero and the music of Buddy Holly form the basis of the sound of the records McPherson has gone on to make. His song "North Side Gal" caught a lot of attention for his first album, which was made in a bit of a vacuum with nobody having many expectations

  • Open-carry bill gets final Senate approval

    March 17, 2015 6:13 PM 57

    AUSTIN – With the bang of a gavel and a shouted "yeah!" heard from the gallery, the state Senate on Tuesday gave final approval to a bill that would legalize licensed open carry in Texas. After the upper chamber approved the proposal along partisan lines by a vote of 20-10, the proposal's sponsor doubled-down on remarks he made Monday, when he suggested

  • Interview: Daniel Torday, Author Of 'The Last Flight Of Poxl West'

    March 17, 2015 6:10 PM 70

    Daniel Torday's new novel, The Last Flight of Poxl West, is about how memoir and fiction can blur — and how hard it can be to convey truth. "It's very, very difficult to put anything down in writing," Torday tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. "And it's especially [difficult] to put it down about one's self in a way that is exactly 100 percent accurate, especially