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  1. Pope Francis To Visit U.S. Next Year

    In what will be his first papal visit to the U.S., the pontiff has accepted an invitation to a meeting in Philadelphia and is reportedly considering stops in New York and Washington, D.C.
    News · NPR Story
  2. Riot Fest 2014 to announce new venue after permit denied

    Arapahoe County issued a letter Friday denying a temporary use permit for the three-day Riot Fest music festival scheduled to take place in September in Byers, Colo.
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  3. Ukraine's Prime Minister Quits After Allies Withdraw From Coalition

    The Svoboda and Udar parties pulled out of the governing coalition, prompting Arseniy Yatsenyuk's decision. Parliament's speaker said it was up to the two parties to name a temporary prime minister.
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  4. Snubs And Successes: 6 Lessons Learned From This Year's Emmy Nominations

    HBO's Game of Thrones emerged as the most-nominated series with 19 nods for the Primetime Emmy Awards, but new series such as FX's Fargo and HBO's True Detective scored, too.
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  5. February 25- March 3

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  6. An appreciation of Carlo Bergonzi: A voice of velvet and bronze

    A birthday salute to a famed Italian tenor who knew how to guard his vocal resources. Not as loud or imposing as his rivals, Bergonzi sang with elegance and intensity for decades.
    Classical · NPR Story
  7. A peek inside Yo-Yo Ma's playhouse music party with the Silk Road Ensemble

    The cello virtuoso joins some friends for a unique jam session.
    Classical · Blog Post
  8. UNICEF Report On Female Genital Mutilation Holds Hope And Woe

    The practice is on the decline in many countries. But the population boom in Africa and the Middle East will put millions of girls at risk unless more progress is made.
    News · NPR Story
  9. The Hidden Costs Of Fighting Polio In Pakistan

    The effort to end polio is taking a toll on Pakistan's already overstretched health system. With more children dying of measles and diarrhea, some question whether the focus on polio is worth it.
    News · NPR Story
  10. Shifts In Habitat May Threaten Ruddy Shorebird's Survival

    To withstand their 9,300-mile migration, red knots feast on eggs from horseshoe crabs each spring in Delaware Bay. Scientists worry many crabs are starting to lay eggs before the birds can get there.
    News · NPR Story