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Blind Waiters Give Diners A Taste Of 'Dinner In The Dark' In Kenya

May 26
Gregory Warner / NPR
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It's a worldwide chain that lets "the blind become our eyes." But there's a difference in the new Nairobi branch. The servers themselves had never eaten in a restaurant before.

What Will The Next President Face On #Day1?

May 26
Amita Kelly / NPR
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This week, NPR looks at four seemingly intractable problems that await the 45th president: stagnant wages, violent extremism, cybersecurity and the federal debt.

Photographer Mary Ellen Mark Dies At 75

May 26
Krishnadev Calamur / NPR
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The influential photographer was known mostly for her humanist work.

Prolific Fantasy And Science Fiction Writer Tanith Lee Has Died

May 26
Bill Chappell / NPR

Lee wrote dozens of books, including Don't Bite The Sun and Death's Master -- the latter of which was part of her popular Flat Earth series. She was 67.

Despite An Economy On The Rise, American Paychecks Remain Stuck

May 26
Scott Horsley / NPR
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NPR's "Day 1" series looks at major issues the next president will face in office. One issue is that Americans still aren't seeing big raises, even though the job market is slowly recovering.

Federal Appeals Court Leaves Hold On Obama's Immigration Orders

May 26
Bill Chappell / NPR
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The president has sought to give temporary protection from deportation to people who were brought to the U.S. as children, and to the parents of people who live in the U.S. legally.

British Pub Ye Olde Fighting Cocks Is Asked To Change Its Name

May 26
Bill Chappell / NPR
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PETA says the pub's name should reflect "society's growing compassion for animals and in celebration of intelligent, sensitive chickens."

Got A Voice For Radio? The Algorithm Speaks

May 26
NPR Staff / NPR
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In response to our call, nearly a thousand NPR listeners submitted voice samples. Now, the algorithm has rendered its judgment.

In Search Of Bandwidth, Cuban Entrepreneurs Head To Miami

May 26
Tim Padgett / NPR
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Cuba needs the Internet to rebuild its ragged economy. That's why fledgling private businesspeople are traveling to Miami to learn how to do business online.

Malaysia Airlines Plans To Cut A Third Of Its Workforce

May 26
Brian Naylor / NPR
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The airline has been losing money for several years, and its brand was irreparably damaged by the loss of two planes last year.