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Dozens Killed In Nigerian Election Violence As Polling Continues

KPLU News - 1 hour 55 min ago
Islamist insurgents in Nigeria have reportedly killed about 40 people, including a lawmaker, as the polling for a new president continues in the West African country.

Voting was extended for a second day after technical problems kept some from casting their ballots on Saturday. Incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan is squaring off against former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari.

According to The Associated Press: "Boko Haram extremists killed 41 people, including a

At Palm Sunday Mass, Pope Remembers Germanwings Crash Victims

KPLU News - 2 hours 48 min ago
Pope Francis, addressing tens of thousands at St.

Afghan Chief Executive: Leaders Set Aside Egos To Rally For Nation

KPLU News - 3 hours 19 min ago
Afghanistan's leaders were in Washington last week asking for more assistance from the U.S. They got what they wanted: President Obama announced he would postpone the withdrawal of thousands of U.S. troops this year. Those forces are needed to help Afghanistan troops battle the Taliban as the spring

Indiana Governor: Lawmakers To 'Clarify' Anti-Gay Law

KPLU News - 3 hours 26 min ago
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How Singapore Became One Of The Richest Places On Earth

KPLU News - 4 hours 23 min ago
Singapore has been called the 20th century's most successful development story.

"I don't think any other economy," says Linda Lim, an economist at the University of Michigan, "even the other Asian tigers, have that a good a statistical record of rapid growth, full employment, with very good social indicators — life expectancy, education, housing, etc.

As Iraqi Forces Press Into Tikrit, Hundreds Of ISIS FIghters Remain

KPLU News - 4 hours 31 min ago
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Cheez Whiz Helped Spread Processed Foods. Will It Be Squeezed Out?

KPLU News - 4 hours 36 min ago

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Ukrainian Protestants Say Religious Intolerance Rising In Donetsk

KPLU News - 4 hours 36 min ago
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Clinton Seeks A 'New Relationship' With The Press

KPLU News - 4 hours 36 min ago
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Greek Voters Want Their Government To Show Some Fight

KPLU News - 4 hours 36 min ago
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Heat Tolerant, Tough Teeth, Lots Of Milk — They're Supergoats!

KPLU News - 6 hours 37 min ago
Villagers in a rural district of Kenya are getting a helping hoof to adapt to climate change. A newly introduced breed of supergoat is cutting the number of months per year that villagers in the district of Nyando go hungry.

Galla goats are tough but loving. They tolerate heat and drought and have great teeth (which means they rarely need to be culled due to worn-down chompers). The goats also produce lots of nutritious milk and mature more quickly than the old straggly looking breeds that the Nyando farmers are used to keeping.

The Cautionary Tale Of A Big-Time Bracket Bust

KPLU News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 15:35
About 25 years ago, John Bovery started a modest football pool out of his home in New Jersey. It had 57 participants, all friends and co-workers.

But thanks to word of mouth — and the multiplying factor of email — Bovery's pool grew to staggering proportions.

An Update On Yemen's Escalating Crisis

KPLU News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 14:22
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Assessing The Ellen Pao Verdict

KPLU News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 14:22
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What Is The Mystery Goo That Killed Seabirds In The Bay Area?

KPLU News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 14:22
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Nigerians Go To The Polls

KPLU News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 14:22
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British Fraudster Walks Out Of Jail Using Forged Bail Letter

KPLU News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 12:42
Earlier this month, convicted fraudster Neil Moore showed prison authorities his bail letter and walked out the front gate of Britain's Wandsworth jail in south London.

There was only one thing wrong with the picture: the letter was a fake — an elaborate forgery produced by the 28-year-old inmate.

According to The Telegraph, Moore hatched the plan a year ago, using a mobile phone smuggled into the prison to set the scheme in

Sound Effect, Episode 12: Lost And Found

KPLU News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 11:00

"Sound Effect" is your weekly tour of ideas, inspired by the place we live. The show is hosted by KPLU's Gabriel Spitzer.

Each week's show explores a different theme, and this time around, it’s tales of lost and found.

Indiana's 'Religious Freedom' Bill Sparks Firestorm Of Controversy

KPLU News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 10:45
When Indiana's Republican Gov.

Snowdrift, The Lost Cat That Didn't Really Want To Be Found

KPLU News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 10:15

If you've ever lost a pet and were lucky enough to find it, you know the sharp pain of expecting the worst and then the huge wave of relief when you are reunited with animal. I experienced this roller coaster so many times I lost count.

These searches and reunions involved the same animal; a cat named Snowdrift.  This clever little cat was technically lost, a lot, and I’m not so certain he ever really wanted to be found, by me.