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Soaking Rains In Texas and Oklahoma Wash Away Homes, Kill 2 People

May 24
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Record rainfall was wreaking havoc across a swath of Texas and the Midwest on Sunday, causing flash floods in normally dry riverbeds, spawning tornadoes and forcing at least 2,000 people to flee.

A Home Air Quality Monitor That Can Be Checked Out From The Library

May 24
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In polluted Pittsburgh, a new device from a local university helps residents assess indoor air. It's not the only monitor on the market — but is the only one available to borrow from a public library.

'It's For You To Know That You Forgive,' Says Holocaust Survivor

May 24
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Eva Kor, who was held at Auschwitz and recently testified against former Nazi guard Oskar Groening, says that when a victim chooses to forgive, they take the power back from their tormentors.

Defense Secretary Carter: Iraqi Forces Lack 'Will To Fight' ISIS

May 24
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Ash Carter, in an interview on CNN, said that the ISF lost Anbar despite "vastly outnumbering" fighters of the self-declared Islamic State.

Malaysia Finds Gravesites In Camps Used By People Smugglers

May 24
Scott Neuman / NPR

The gruesome discovery of the sites thought to contain dozens or possibly hundreds of remains of migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh, follows a similar find this month across the border in Thailand.

To Build Up Its History, Macedonia Going Baroque

May 24
Joanna Kakissis / NPR
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Macedonia is one of the poorest countries in Europe, but it's been on a building spree that includes elaborate buildings and hundreds of statues, including an enormous one of Alexander the Great.

'Beautiful Mind' Mathematician John Nash Jr. Dies In New Jersey Car Crash

May 24
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The Nobel Prize winner who struggled with schizophrenia and was portrayed by Russell Crowe in the 2001 film, died with has wife in a taxi on the New Jersey Turnpike, officials say. He was 86.

Greece Warns That It Will Probably Miss Next Month's Debt Payment

May 24
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Interior Minister Nikos Voutsis says a $1.76 billion payment due next month "will not be given and is not there to be given."

Nepali Villagers Flee After Landslide Cuts Off Major River

May 24
Scott Neuman / NPR
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Rising waters behind the earth dam created by the landslide could burst through, inundating villages for miles downstream, officials say.

Accusations Pile Up Against Panama's Former President

May 24
Carrie Kahn / NPR
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One of Central America's richest and most eccentric former politicians, Ricardo Martinelli, may soon face charges for stealing millions of dollars from the government during his five years in power.

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