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Creepers, Golliwog, Spalding

Studio 360 - January 18, 2038 - 10:14pm
Kurt Andersen talks to novelist Anne Rice about the mystery and allure of monsters across movies, art, and literature.
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Argentina's President Dissolves Intelligence Agency, Citing Prosecutor's Death

NPR News - 1 hour 20 min ago

A week after an Argentine prosecutor was found dead on the eve of his testimony about an alleged government cover-up of a terrorist attack, President Cristina Fernandez unveils a new plan.

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Backed By U.S.-Led Coalition, Kurds Take Kobani From ISIS

NPR News - 2 hours 16 min ago

The Syrian town was not seen as militarily important, but Islamic State propaganda bumped it up the list of targets.

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Obama's Arctic Refuge Drill Ban Won't Change Much, For Now

NPR News - 2 hours 35 min ago

Oil industry representatives are criticizing the decision, but analysts say the shale revolution will buy the industry time to develop safe technology in the threatened environment.

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Medicare Looks To Speed Up Pay For Quality Instead Of Volume

NPR News - 4 hours 13 min ago

The administration wants to tie more of Medicare's spending on health care to quality and to encourage doctors and hospitals to be more frugal in their spending.

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Jeffrey Sterling, Former CIA Officer, Is Convicted Of Espionage

NPR News - 4 hours 14 min ago

Jeffrey Sterling was fired from the CIA in 2002. His case has drawn wide attention in part because he was accused of giving secret information to James Risen of The New York Times.

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The CBO's Good News, Bad News Economic Report

NPR Politics - 4 hours 22 min ago

New numbers from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office show Obamacare implementation will cost 20 percent less than expected through its first decade.

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Accused Bomber's Lawyers Say Boston Jury Pool Is Too Biased

NPR News - 4 hours 46 min ago

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's attorneys are again asking that his trial, now in the jury selection phase, be moved. Lawyers say they have data showing that enough impartial jurors cannot be found in the city.

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An Asteroid Is Passing Very Close To Earth Today. Here's How To See It

NPR News - 5 hours 8 min ago

At its closest point, asteroid 2004 BL86 came within about 750,000 miles from Earth — or almost three times farther away than the moon.

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At Koch Summit, A Freewheeling Debate Among GOP Hopefuls

NPR News - 5 hours 20 min ago

Do billionaires have too much influence in both major parties? Three top Republican presidential prospects — Sens. Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz — say no.

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At Koch Summit, A Freewheeling Debate Among GOP Hopefuls

NPR Politics - 5 hours 20 min ago

Do billionaires have too much influence in both major parties? Three top Republican presidential prospects — Sens. Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz — say no.

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New Technology Immerses Audiences At Sundance Film Festival

NPR Arts & Culture - 5 hours 27 min ago

From flying like a bird to walking through a refugee camp in Syria, virtual reality has enabled journalists, filmmakers and artists to immerse their audience in their stories like never before.

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GOP Says Obama Must Act First On New ISIS Resolution

NPR Politics - 5 hours 27 min ago

In his State of the Union address, President Obama asked Congress to pass a resolution to show national unity in the war on ISIS. GOP lawmakers say Obama must draft that resolution, even as they sue him for acting alone on immigration.

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India Rolls Out Red Carpet — And Camels — For Obama's Second Visit

NPR Politics - 5 hours 27 min ago

Camels, dancers, military hardware and marching bands — all are on display in India before an American president trying to open a new chapter in U.S.-Indian relations.

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On The Ant Highway, There's Never A Backup

NPR Health&Science - 5 hours 27 min ago

A team of Indian physicists has made a mathematical model that purports to explain why ants don't have traffic jams. NPR's Joe Palca explains as part of his series, Joe's Big Idea.

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Another Day, Another 'Close Call' Between Earth And An Asteroid

NPR Health&Science - 5 hours 27 min ago

A rare large asteroid zipped very close to Earth Monday morning. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Paul Chodas, head of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Near-Earth Object program, about the "close call."

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Sandwich Monday: Girl Scout Cookie Coffeemate

NPR News - 5 hours 30 min ago

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try Girl Scout Cookies in a new form. Coffeemate has somehow blended them into nondairy creamer, so you can start your day the disturbing way.

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It'd Be No 'Folly' To Remake This Musical Classic

NPR Arts & Culture - 5 hours 36 min ago

Now that the Stephen Sondheim musical Into the Woods has made more than $100 million at the box office in just three weeks, NPR's movie critic Bob Mondello has a modest musical proposal.

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Intended For Millennials, Dish's Sling TV Is A Cord Cutter's Dream

NPR Arts & Culture - 6 hours 4 min ago

Dish Network soon debuts its Sling TV streaming service, with a small group of cable channels for $20 a month. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans tried it and says Sling TV is a welcome challenge to cable.

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Intended For Millennials, Dish's Sling TV Is A Cord Cutter's Dream

NPR News - 6 hours 4 min ago

Dish Network soon debuts its Sling TV streaming service, with a small group of cable channels for $20 a month. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans tried it and says Sling TV is a welcome challenge to cable.

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