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The Salt
3:44 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

First Lady Fights To Keep Healthful School Lunch Law Intact

First lady Michelle Obama has been doing a lot of high-fiving with schoolchildren like these in Dallas to promote healthful lifestyles. Now she's diving more deeply into the politics of school lunch.
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Originally published on Tue May 27, 2014 6:58 pm

First lady Michelle Obama is by far one of the most popular political figures in America, because she's largely avoided appearing too political — instead devoting much of her attention to encouraging good nutrition and healthful lifestyles for America's children.

But that cause has run head-on into a congressional fight over stalling some of the nutritional gains of the school lunch program, which she helped put in place.

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All Tech Considered
3:19 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

What To Do If Your iPhone Is Hacked And Remotely Locked

A hacker targeted people in Australia, sending a message to their iPhones and iPads that their devices were locked — unless they paid a ransom.
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Originally published on Tue May 27, 2014 4:52 pm

This week, in the hours before daylight, a hacker sent an unsettling alert to iPhone users in Australia. The husband of a Sydney council member received the message at 4 a.m.; a graphic designer was awakened at 2 a.m.

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Media
3:17 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

Months Of Tumult Leave Philly's Biggest Papers On The Auction Block

Originally published on Tue May 27, 2014 6:58 pm

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Philadelphia's two largest newspapers were sold today for the fifth time in the last eight years. This ends a long-standing stalemate between the company's former owners. Holly Otterbein, of member station WHYY reports that newspaper analysts believe the sale will put the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News in a better position.

HOLLY OTTERBEIN, BYLINE: Businessman Lewis Katz and philanthropist Jerry Lenfest made the winning bid of $88 million. Katz says he hopes the size of the Philadelphia Inquirer and its coverage will grow.

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Economy
3:17 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

'Financial Times' Picks Apart Picketty, Sparking An Argument

Originally published on Tue May 27, 2014 6:58 pm

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The feeling among the super-rich that capitalism is under siege may be heightened by the release of the book "Capital In The Twenty-First Century." It's by the French economist, Thomas Piketty. The book, which deals with growing inequality, has been a publishing phenomenon. It currently tops many non-fiction best seller lists. But late last week, The Financial Times published a story citing errors in the book and suggesting that some of its conclusions are mistaken. NPR's John Ydstie reports.

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Around the Nation
3:17 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

High School Coach Sports A Running Streak Even Forrest Gump Would Envy

Originally published on Tue May 27, 2014 6:58 pm

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From NPR News this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel.

MELISSA BLOCK, BYLINE: And I'm Melissa Block. Every day for the last 45 years - that's 16,438 days straight - Jon Sutherland has laced up his running shoes or, sometimes, gone barefoot and run at least one mile, but often much more. Today, the 63-year-old Sutherland broke the record for the longest running streak in the U.S. He ran three miles in Van Nuys-Sherman Oaks Park in Los Angeles.

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Middle East
3:17 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

Egyptian Media Encourages Voters To Get To Polls — Or Else

Originally published on Tue May 27, 2014 6:58 pm

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And I'm Robert Siegel. Egyptian authorities added a third day of voting tomorrow in the country's presidential election. Backers of candidate Abdel Fattah al-Sisi are worried about underwhelming voter turnout. Sisi is the former military chief who led the popular coup against Egypt's last elected president. Sisi is almost certain to win, but his legitimacy could rely on turnout. NPR's Leila Fadel reports.

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Europe
3:17 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

As Poland Buries Its Last Communist Leader, An Old Debate Is Dredged

Originally published on Tue May 27, 2014 6:58 pm

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Afghanistan
3:17 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

Obama Sets A Number For U.S. Troop Levels In Afghanistan

Originally published on Tue May 27, 2014 6:58 pm

President Obama intends to keep a force of 9,800 American troops after the end of 2014. The troops will remain in the country in order to train Afghan forces and support counterterrorism operations. By the end of 2016, all U.S. troops would leave Afghanistan.

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Europe
3:17 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

In European Elections, Far-Right Parties Enjoy A Day In The Sun

Originally published on Tue May 27, 2014 6:58 pm

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Europe
3:17 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

From Kiev, An Olive Branch For Russia — And A Saber For Separatists

Originally published on Tue May 27, 2014 6:58 pm

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And I'm Melissa Block. Fighting in Eastern Ukraine went on today with Moscow and Kiev accusing each other of responsibility for the bloodshed. It's reported that about 50 separatists have been killed since yesterday. Ukraine's likely new president won't be sworn in until next month, but attention is already focusing on what Petro Poroshenko will or can do to resolve Ukraine's numerous crises. NPR's Peter Kenyon reports from Kiev.

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