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Firefighters Rescue Parrots After Hearing Their Cries For Help

Firefighters in Middleton, Idaho, heard cries from a burning house — cries they thought were people trapped inside. Luckily for the parrots, they had been trained to cry for help in an emergency.

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Cubs Pitcher Thinks On The Fly To Get The Out At First

Pitcher Jon Lester caught a ground ball but it got stuck in the webbing of his glove — he couldn't throw the ball. Finally, he threw the entire glove to the first baseman, who caught it for the out.

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Ringo Starr Makes Second Appearance Into Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

On Saturday, Ringo Starr became the last of The Beatles to get inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his solo work. At the ceremony in Cleveland, Ringo got a little help from an old friend.

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South African Authorities Try To Quell Xenophobic Violence

Hundreds of people were detained in an effort to end the recent anti-foreigner violence that has swept South Africa. Renee Montagne talks to David Smith, the Africa correspondent for The Guardian.

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Italy Calls On EU To Act After Migrants Drown In Mediterranean

Hundreds of migrants are believed dead after a smugglers' boat carrying hundreds of migrants capsized off the Libyan coast. Pressure is growing on EU leaders to prevent such tragedies.

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New York Teen Gets Accepted To All Ivy League Schools

High school senior Harold Ekeh plans to go to college. He applied to 13 schools — including 8 Ivy League schools. He got into all of them. His family moved to the U.S. from Nigeria when he was eight.

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Clinton Returns To New Hampshire, Site Of 2008 Comeback

After talking to voters in Iowa last week, Hillary Clinton will be in New Hampshire, where she already has 19 paid staffers. She wants to tell voters the election is about them — it's not about her.

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Weighing A Presidential Bid, O'Malley Cites Differences With Clinton

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is weighing a presidential bid. He talks to Steve Inskeep about what it would take to defeat the biggest Democratic name in the field — his friend Hillary Clinton.

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Why Handsome Men May Be At A Disadvantage When It Comes To Hiring

Researchers have known that beautiful people have advantages. But experiments find that in many hiring and evaluation decisions, being a good looking man can be a distinct disadvantage.

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O'Malley: America's Economy Needs 'Sensible Rebalancing,' Not 'Pitchforks'

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, who will decide on a presidential run soon, is for a higher minimum wage and wants to increase Social Security benefits even though some would pay higher taxes.

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Anti-Test 'Opt Out' Movement Makes A Wave In New York State

Activists say that about 175,000 students refused to take federally mandated tests last week.

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Social Media Can Help Track Tornadoes, But Was That Tweet Real?

Researchers at Purdue are using software to mine tweets for data that can help warn that a dangerous storm is approaching. But the data may not always be reliable and analyzing it can be tricky.

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Jazz's 'Sound Seeker' Finds Ancient Strings From Hungary And Greece

Saxophonist Charles Lloyd has built his career on merging musical styles, places and times. For his latest album, the newly minted NEA Jazz Master worked in two old European instruments.

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So Long 'Cinderella,' Website Helps Chinese Find Better English Names

Billboard. Mo Money. Lady Gaga. Cinderella. Those are just a few of the unusual names young Chinese have adopted over the years. An American entrepreneur hopes to suggest more appropriate ones.

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Mellow Pastimes Can Be Good For Your Health, Too

You don't have to be out running marathons to get health benefits from leisure activities. Engaging pastimes like reading, sewing or listening to music improved health markers, a study finds.

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5 Years After BP Oil Spill, Effects Linger And Recovery Is Slow

The 2010 explosion at the Deepwater Horizon rig set off an environmental and economic catastrophe. Towns and ecosystems along the Gulf Coast are still struggling to rebound.

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