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5:07 am
Tue April 21, 2015

Stories Behind This Year's Pulitzer Prize Winners

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5:07 am
Tue April 21, 2015

Sad And Smelly: Massive Fish Die-Off At Rio's 2016 Olympic Site

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5:07 am
Tue April 21, 2015

Universities Target MBA Programs Toward Professional Athletes

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5:07 am
Tue April 21, 2015

Immigrants Flee South Africa After Xenophobic Attacks

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5:07 am
Tue April 21, 2015

Ariz. Sheriff Who's Tough On Illegal Immigration Faces Contempt Hearing

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5:07 am
Tue April 21, 2015

3D Printers Are Changing The Way People Think About Manufacturing

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Goats and Soda
5:07 am
Tue April 21, 2015

Palm Oil Plantations Are Blamed For Many Evils. But Change Is Coming

A forest worker fells palm trees on an illegal palm oil plantation in Aceh Province, Indonesia.
Anthony Kuhn NPR

Palm oil is in everything, from pizza dough and chocolate to laundry detergent and lipstick. Non-governmental organizations blame it for contributing to assorted evils, from global warming to human rights abuses.

But in the past year, this complex global industry has changed, as consumers put pressure on producers to show that they're not destroying forests, killing rare animals, grabbing land or exploiting workers.

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Your Money
5:07 am
Tue April 21, 2015

Proposed Retirement Advice Rule Has Worrisome Loopholes, Experts Say

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Religion
3:58 am
Tue April 21, 2015

Construction Of Giant Telescope In Hawaii Draws Natives' Ire

Native Hawaiians dance in honor of Mauna Kea at the base of Pu'u Huluhulu on the Big Island.
Molly Solomon NPR

Originally published on Tue April 21, 2015 5:07 am

In Hawaii, a battle is going on over the future of a mountaintop. Native Hawaiians say it's sacred ground, while astronomers say it's the best place in the world to build a massive, 18-story telescope.

This is not simply a story of religion versus science. Activists consider the construction of a giant telescope on the island of Hawaii to be a desecration of their sacred land.

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U.S.
3:57 am
Tue April 21, 2015

Solar Power Makes Electricity More Accessible On Navajo Reservation

This solar panel unit cost about $17,000, less than half as much as it costs to extend the electrical grid a mile. Homeowner Leo Thompson pays the power company $75 a month to maintain and service the unit.
Ibby Caputo NPR

Originally published on Tue April 21, 2015 5:07 am

Most people can't imagine living without smartphones or the Internet, let alone without electricity. But even today — even in the United States — there are still people who live without lights and refrigeration. Many are Native Americans living on tribal reservations.

For many, electricity is a luxury; it can even be magical. Derrick Terry remembers the first winter when there were lights on at his grandmother's house.

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