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For Europe-Bound Migrants, Desperation Outweighs Risks

April 27
Sylvia Poggioli / NPR
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At a charity center in Sicily, survivors of the dangerous sea crossings from Libya to Italy face legal and economic limbo and a frosty welcome. But it's still better than the places they fled.

The Largest For-Profit College Shutdown In History

April 27
Anya Kamenetz / NPR
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Students say goodbye to Corinthian Colleges ... but not necessarily to their debt.

Don't Trust The Goats; Their Ticks Could Make You Sick

April 27
Poncie Rutsch / NPR
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A goat is host to bacteria. A tick visits the goat, picks up bacteria and spreads them to a human. And the bacteria turn out to cause a previously undiscovered disease.

LOOK: Historic Nepal Sites Before And After The Quake

April 27
Krishnadev Calamur / NPR
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The human toll of the weekend's toll is massive, but the temblor has also damaged some of Kathmandu's most historic structures.

Feds Say It's Time To Cut Back On Fluoride In Drinking Water

April 27
Rob Stein / NPR
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Excess fluoride consumption is leading to tiny white marks on many people's teeth. It's mainly a cosmetic problem, but one that could be solved by lowering the fluoride in drinking water.

Sandwich Monday: Deep-Fried Cheese Curds

April 27
Ian Chillag / NPR
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For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try deep-fried cheese curds. They're a regional specialty and the reason we haven't left the Midwest.

Loretta Lynch Sworn In As U.S. Attorney General

April 27
Krishnadev Calamur / NPR
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Lynch's nomination was confirmed last week by the U.S. Senate, five months after President Obama nominated her to succeed Eric Holder.

Chemical Change In Synthetic Marijuana Suspected Of Causing Illnesses

April 27
Angus Chen / NPR
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The number of people seen in the ER with psychotic symptoms or seizures after using a type of synthetic marijuana called K2 has soared. Manufacturers often change its chemistry to evade detection.

With The U.S. In The Background, Afghan Commandos Step It Up

April 27
Tom Bowman / NPR
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With fighting expected to pick up this spring, Afghanistan's security is heavily dependent on elite forces like the commandos. NPR's Tom Bowman profiles the top enlisted man.

Freddie Gray's Funeral Spurs Calls For Calm; Huge Crowd Expected

April 27
Bill Chappell / NPR
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After a weekend that saw violence and arrests, Gray's family and many public and religious figures are calling for peace in Baltimore.