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NPR Story
3:04 am
Fri May 15, 2015

'Done Fighting This Madness,' Akron Mayor Steps Down

Akron, Ohio Mayor Donald Plusquellic in 2013.
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Originally published on Fri May 15, 2015 9:21 am

Everybody says Mayor Don Plusquellic loves Akron, Ohio. It's just some of the people he can't stand, as he said in March to a packed crowd at his State of the City address.

Now Plusquellic, one of the longest-serving mayors in the country, plans to attend his last ribbon-cutting this weekend.

Soon after that, he is cutting ties with city government. Plusquellic spent decades in office in Akron — he's credited with transforming the local economy.

But he is also called bombastic and a bully, and he recently said he feared that a City Council member might kill him.

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NPR Story
3:04 am
Fri May 15, 2015

Obama Reaffirms Security Commitment To Gulf Partners

Originally published on Fri May 15, 2015 2:34 pm

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Around the Nation
6:05 am
Thu May 14, 2015

A First: City Council In Austin, Texas, Has A Majority Of Women

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Around the Nation
5:19 am
Thu May 14, 2015

Police Say Mass. Man Went 'All Davy Crockett' On Bear

Originally published on Thu May 14, 2015 6:05 am

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3:33 am
Thu May 14, 2015

Safety Is The First Responsibility, Former Railroad Engineer Says

Originally published on Thu May 14, 2015 1:58 pm

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Around the Nation
3:18 am
Thu May 14, 2015

Feds Probe Failure To Collect Mine Safety Penalties After NPR Report

Originally published on Thu May 14, 2015 12:55 pm

The inspector general of the Labor Department is conducting an audit of the Mine Safety and Health Administration's handling of delinquent mine safety penalties.

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Television
3:10 am
Thu May 14, 2015

TV Networks Count On Reborn Old Shows To Bring In Ad Dollars

Originally published on Thu May 14, 2015 8:13 pm

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NPR Story
3:10 am
Thu May 14, 2015

Calif. Bottled Water Plants Are Scrutinized During Severe Drought

Originally published on Thu May 14, 2015 6:05 am

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NPR Story
3:10 am
Thu May 14, 2015

GOP Presidential Hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio Releases Foreign Policy Plan

Originally published on Thu May 14, 2015 7:24 pm

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Around the Nation
5:23 am
Wed May 13, 2015

Dog Sniffs Out Illegally Caught Fish

Originally published on Wed May 13, 2015 5:35 am

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Around the Nation
5:23 am
Wed May 13, 2015

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

Originally published on Wed May 13, 2015 5:58 am

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Business
4:43 am
Wed May 13, 2015

Vinyl's Comeback Keeps Record Pressers Busy

Originally published on Wed May 13, 2015 5:58 am

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NPR Story
3:07 am
Wed May 13, 2015

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

Originally published on Thu May 14, 2015 11:59 am

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NPR Story
3:07 am
Wed May 13, 2015

Dozens Die After Another Major Earthquake Hits Nepal

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Media
3:07 am
Wed May 13, 2015

Facebook Debuts Instant News Articles From News Organizations

Originally published on Wed May 13, 2015 5:58 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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Business
7:33 am
Tue May 12, 2015

Verizon Acquires AOL For $4.4 Billion

Originally published on Tue May 12, 2015 8:11 am

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Business
5:46 am
Tue May 12, 2015

IKEA Offers Breakfast In Bed

Originally published on Tue May 12, 2015 6:12 am

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Asia
5:05 am
Tue May 12, 2015

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

Originally published on Tue May 12, 2015 8:18 am

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NPR Story
3:09 am
Tue May 12, 2015

Sold Out Grateful Dead Chicago Concerts Attract High-End Scalpers

Originally published on Tue May 12, 2015 6:12 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
3:09 am
Tue May 12, 2015

Report: Inmates With Mental Disabilities Often Subjected To Excessive Force

Originally published on Tue May 12, 2015 11:24 am

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NPR Story
3:09 am
Tue May 12, 2015

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

Originally published on Tue May 12, 2015 6:12 am

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Television
3:09 am
Tue May 12, 2015

Fox Announces 'American Idol' To End After 15 Seasons

Originally published on Tue May 12, 2015 6:12 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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NPR Story
3:09 am
Tue May 12, 2015

Venezuela Faces Crime Epidemic

Originally published on Tue May 12, 2015 6:12 am

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Around the Nation
5:39 am
Mon May 11, 2015

Pepper Spray Thwarts Robbery Attempt

Originally published on Mon May 11, 2015 8:45 am

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5:24 am
Mon May 11, 2015

Phillies Fan Catches Foul Ball With Son Strapped To His Chest

Originally published on Mon May 11, 2015 8:45 am

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Asia
3:05 am
Mon May 11, 2015

Human Traffickers Victimize Fleeing Muslims In Myanmar

Originally published on Mon May 11, 2015 1:06 pm

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NPR Story
3:05 am
Mon May 11, 2015

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

Originally published on Mon May 11, 2015 6:30 pm

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NPR Story
3:05 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 3:58 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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NPR Story
3:05 am
Mon May 11, 2015

Courier Strike In Berlin Keeps ATMs From Being Replenished

Originally published on Mon May 11, 2015 8:45 am

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Politics
6:00 am
Fri May 8, 2015

Senate OKs Congressional Oversight Of Iran Nuclear Deal

Originally published on Fri May 8, 2015 7:47 am

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