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Last Known Native Speaker Of Klallam Dies

The last known native speaker of the Klallam language has died in Port Angeles, Washington. Klallam is the language of three U.S. tribes as well as one in British Columbia. Hazel M. Sampson was 103.
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U.S. Still Working For Syria Resolution, Envoy To U.N. Says

Samantha Power tells NPR the U.S. is enlisting the help of Russia in particular to secure humanitarian access to civilians trapped in the fighting.
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Family Feud Renews Over MLK's Prized Possessions

The children of Martin Luther King Jr. are embroiled in yet another legal battle — this time, over control of the late civil rights leader's Bible and Nobel Peace Prize.
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'Vanity Fair' Adds Color To Hollywood's Golden Moment

Vanity Fair has caught flak in the past for not including actors of color on the cover of its annual Hollywood Issue. This year, six of the 12 actors featured are black. Industry observers say the cover is a tacit acknowledgment of the way the entertainment industry is changing.
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Another SAC Manager Found Guilty Of Insider Trading

Mathew Martoma, a former portfolio manager at the hedge fund, was found guilty of helping his employer reap hundreds of millions dollars in illegal profits.
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Under A Hail Of Barrel Bombs, An Exodus Departs From Aleppo

For the last two weeks, the barrel bombing of the rebel-held area of Aleppo in Syria has intensified. Warplanes drop leaflets on neighborhoods warning civilians to flee — and it seems they're listening. Residents of Aleppo districts held by the regime say they are seeing an influx of families, while aid agencies working in Turkey say hundreds of thousands of the displaced are trying to get in.
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An Surprising Crusader Against Wrongful Convictions

A report from the National Registry of Exonerations released Tuesday revealed 2013 as a record year for overturning wrongful convictions in the U.S. Of the 87 people nationwide who had their convictions overturned, Texas led all states with 13. Melissa Block speaks with Dallas District Attorney Craig Watkins, who established the nation's first Conviction Integrity Unit in Dallas in 2007.
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Even Among Their Own, Consensus Eludes Israelis And Palestinians

Internal disagreements among Israelis and Palestinians can be just as sharp as disputes between the two sides. NPR's Emily Harris heard these conflicting views as she traveled through the Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank.
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Letters From An Egyptian Prison

Detained journalists and activists have been writing about the harsh conditions and remain sharply critical of the government despite the risk that they could face additional punishment.
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'Tiger Mother' Author Spells Out 3 Traits That Drive Success In The U.S.

Yale law professor Amy Chua sparked controversy with her first book, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, where she touted her strict style of parenting. Now she and her husband, Jed Rubenfeld, are out with a new book, The Triple Package. The couple talk about why they believe some cultural groups are better poised for success.

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