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  1. For Brazil's Soccer Stars, Careers Often Begin On Makeshift Fields

    The soccer-mad country produces some of the world's best players. They often come from shantytowns, where they learn the game playing barefoot in the streets or on dusty fields.
    News · NPR Story
  2. Book News: U.K. Plan To Cut American Lit From Tests Prompts Fierce Backlash

    A push to protect To Kill A Mockingbird. Also: Notable books coming out this week include a wildly original collection of poetry and a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad thriller.
    News · NPR Story
  3. St. Martin's Chamber Choir 20th anniversary concerts this weekend

    Choral group performs Saturday in Denver and Sunday in Wheat Ridge.
    Classical · Story
  4. Missing In The Housing Recovery: New Houses

    Even now, five years after the crash, homebuilding is stuck at half its normal level. And a hoped-for bounce after the harsh winter hasn't materialized. Some analysts blame higher mortgage rates.
    News · NPR Story
  5. Tyler Hicks Tells The Story Behind His Pulitzer-Winning Nairobi Mall Photos

    The New York Times photojournalist happened to be nearby when Islamist militants launched an attack on shoppers inside an upscale Kenyan mall — he rushed inside and took photos as the event unfolded.
    News · NPR Story
  6. Oprah Winfrey's Channel Calls Off Michael Sam Series

    OWN had planned a documentary series to feature the first openly gay NFL player in his bid to earn a spot on the St. Louis Rams. The network backed off to give him space "to achieve his dreams."
    News · NPR Story
  7. Peat Bog The Size Of England Discovered In Congo Republic

    The previously undiscovered expanse of ancient, partially decayed vegetation, could cover as much as 80,000 square miles.
    News · NPR Story
  8. Frustrated By The Affordable Care Act, One Family Opts Out

    Many new plans created under Obamacare have consumers and doctors scrambling to figure out which providers accept which plans, and what services are covered.
    News · NPR Story
  9. Ancient Skeleton In Mexico Sheds Light On Americas Settlement

    DNA from a 12,000-year-old skeleton of a teenage girl found in a cave in the Yucatan Peninsula shows the same markers found in modern Native Americans.
    News · NPR Story
  10. Could Diet Soda Really Be Better Than Water For Weight Loss?

    A new study funded by the beverage industry suggests that diet drinks might be more effective than water alone in helping dieters shed pounds. Researchers speculate that soda made people less hungry.
    News · NPR Story

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