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News
8:56 am
Wed May 27, 2015

Attempt To Get More People On Board With Organ Donation Backfires

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Europe
5:03 am
Mon May 25, 2015

From 'Occupying' A Spanish Bank To City Hall: Barcelona's New Mayor

Ada Colau (center), leader of the Barcelona en Comú party, celebrates in Barcelona during a press conference following the results in Spain's municipal and regional elections on May 24. She is the first member of Spain's indignados protest movement to win public office.
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Originally published on Mon May 25, 2015 9:55 am

One of the most-tweeted photos in Spain these days shows riot police hauling away Ada Colau. The image is from July 2013, when the anti-poverty protester was trying to "occupy" a Barcelona bank that was foreclosing on homes.

The caption added by Twitter users: "Welcome, new mayor."

Colau is the first of the indignados, or angry ones — Spain's Occupy movement — to win office. She narrowly defeated Barcelona Mayor Xavier Trias in local elections Sunday.

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Mara's Music Mix
8:26 am
Fri May 22, 2015

Upcoming Atlanta Concerts: A Diva, Canadians And CounterPoint

Legendary singer Diana Ross will perform Friday at Chastain Park Amphitheatre.
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Looking ahead at concert picks: Electronic music takes over Kingston Downs; the Canadians are coming to Verizon, and a bona fide diva celebrates 50 years of R&B at Chastain. WABE contributor Mara Davis joins us for this week’s Music Mix.

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Africa
9:20 am
Thu May 21, 2015

Freed From Boko Haram, Hostages Now Held By Nigeria's Military

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Around the Nation
7:44 am
Thu May 21, 2015

California Drought Creates Business Opportunities

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Asia
7:44 am
Thu May 21, 2015

Personal Ad First: Mother In India Places Gay-Marriage Ad For Son

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Around the Nation
7:57 am
Fri May 15, 2015

Political Science Professor's Name Added To Presidential Survey

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Around the Nation
7:57 am
Fri May 15, 2015

Despite Listeria Warnings Recalled Ice Cream Shows Up Online

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Television
7:57 am
Fri May 15, 2015

Network's Fall TV Shows Embrace Diverse Casts

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NPR Story
5:10 am
Thu May 14, 2015

NTSB Probe Focuses On Speed In Amtrak Derailment In Philadelphia

Originally published on Thu May 14, 2015 9:21 pm

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Around the Nation
7:32 am
Wed May 13, 2015

Pa. Man Loses Housing Subsidy After Prostitute Found Under His Bed

Originally published on Wed May 13, 2015 7:58 am

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Around the Nation
7:23 am
Wed May 13, 2015

Dog Sniffs Out Illegally Caught Fish

Originally published on Wed May 13, 2015 7:35 am

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Business
6:49 am
Wed May 13, 2015

Vinyl's Comeback Keeps Record Pressers Busy

Originally published on Wed May 13, 2015 7:58 am

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Media
5:07 am
Wed May 13, 2015

Facebook Debuts Instant News Articles From News Organizations

Originally published on Wed May 13, 2015 7:58 am

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This item just popped up in our newsfeed - Facebook's latest move to be your prime destination on the Internet.

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NPR Story
5:07 am
Wed May 13, 2015

Subscriptions We No Longer Need: Do You Still Have An AOL Account?

Originally published on Thu May 14, 2015 1:59 pm

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NPR Story
5:07 am
Wed May 13, 2015

Dozens Die After Another Major Earthquake Hits Nepal

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Business
9:33 am
Tue May 12, 2015

Verizon Acquires AOL For $4.4 Billion

Originally published on Tue May 12, 2015 10:11 am

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Business
7:12 am
Tue May 12, 2015

IKEA Offers Breakfast In Bed

Originally published on Tue May 12, 2015 8:12 am

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Asia
7:06 am
Tue May 12, 2015

Hong Kong Shoppers Watch A Pig Fly — Or, Rather, Fall From Above

Originally published on Tue May 12, 2015 10:18 am

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NPR Story
5:09 am
Tue May 12, 2015

Sold Out Grateful Dead Chicago Concerts Attract High-End Scalpers

Originally published on Tue May 12, 2015 8:12 am

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GRATEFUL DEAD: (Singing) I set out running, but I'll take my time. A friend of the devil is a friend of mine.

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NPR Story
5:09 am
Tue May 12, 2015

Venezuela Faces Crime Epidemic

Originally published on Tue May 12, 2015 8:12 am

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NPR Story
5:09 am
Tue May 12, 2015

Report: Inmates With Mental Disabilities Often Subjected To Excessive Force

Originally published on Tue May 12, 2015 1:24 pm

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NPR Story
5:09 am
Tue May 12, 2015

Kerry Flies To Russia To Discuss Ukraine, Syria Conflicts With Putin

Originally published on Tue May 12, 2015 8:12 am

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Around the Nation
5:09 am
Tue May 12, 2015

San Francisco's Ugly Yard Contest Promotes Water Conservation

Originally published on Tue May 12, 2015 8:12 am

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Television
5:09 am
Tue May 12, 2015

Fox Announces 'American Idol' To End After 15 Seasons

Originally published on Tue May 12, 2015 8:12 am

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OK, never mind the national political stage. Americans are pausing to mark the passing of a different national stage.

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Around the Nation
7:31 am
Mon May 11, 2015

Pepper Spray Thwarts Robbery Attempt

Originally published on Mon May 11, 2015 10:45 am

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Around the Nation
7:25 am
Mon May 11, 2015

Phillies Fan Catches Foul Ball With Son Strapped To His Chest

Originally published on Mon May 11, 2015 10:45 am

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Asia
5:05 am
Mon May 11, 2015

Human Traffickers Victimize Fleeing Muslims In Myanmar

Originally published on Mon May 11, 2015 3:06 pm

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NPR Story
5:05 am
Mon May 11, 2015

Ebola Outbreak Is Over In Liberia, Continues In Sierra Leone, Guinea

Originally published on Mon May 11, 2015 8:30 pm

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NPR Story
5:05 am
Mon May 11, 2015

Ladysmith Black Mambazo to South Africans: Stop Attacking Immigrants

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Originally published on Mon May 11, 2015 5:58 pm

"United we stand, divided we shall fall."

Ladysmith Black Mambazo's latest song, with Malian singer Salif Keita, is a plea for peace in South Africa, which has been grappling with the fallout from deadly violence against immigrants from other parts of Africa.

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