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Diabetes Technology Inches Closer To An Artificial Pancreas

NPR News - January 30, 2015 - 11:22am

It's not easy to build machines that control sugar as well as a human pancreas does, but the technology is getting a lot better. The goal is to liberate people on insulin from constant vigilance.

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Mitt Romney Won't Run For President In 2016

NPR News - January 30, 2015 - 10:58am

"I've decided it is best to give other leaders in the party the opportunity to become our next nominee," Romney said in a statement to supporters, according to multiple news reports.

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Mitt Romney Won't Run For President In 2016

NPR Politics - January 30, 2015 - 10:58am

"I've decided it is best to give other leaders in the party the opportunity to become our next nominee," Romney said in a statement to supporters, according to multiple news reports.

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Balloonists Crossing Pacific Set Distance Record

NPR News - January 30, 2015 - 10:51am

American Troy Bradley and Russian Leonid Tiukhtyaev, flying east over the Pacific Ocean, surpassed the previous record of just over 5,200 miles set in 1981 for gas-filled balloons.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Jane The Virgin' And Sexy Sex Thrillers

NPR Arts & Culture - January 30, 2015 - 10:17am

Both the sublime and the ridiculous get thorough airings this week as the team takes on the fine CW show Jane The Virgin and the bonkers sex thriller The Boy Next Door.

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Jailed Saudi Blogger Granted Another Reprieve From Flogging; Reason Unclear

NPR News - January 30, 2015 - 10:04am

Raif Badawi is being punished for insulting Islam. He was flogged Jan. 9, part of a sentence of 50 lashes a week for 20 weeks, along with a decade in prison. Two previous rounds were also canceled.

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Boston Marathon Winner Rita Jeptoo Banned 2 Years For Doping

NPR News - January 30, 2015 - 9:55am

Jeptoo, the three-time winner of the Boston Marathon, tested positive for EPO, a performance-enhancing drug. Last year, she was well on her way to winning the World Marathon Majors championship.

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After Testing Positive For EPO, Running Star Rita Jeptoo Banned For 2 Years

NPR News - January 30, 2015 - 9:55am

Jeptoo, the three-time winner of the Boston Marathon, tested positive for EPO, a performance-enhancing drug. Last year, she was well on her way to winning the World Marathon Majors championship.

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China Cracks Down On University Textbooks Promoting 'Western Values'

NPR News - January 30, 2015 - 9:26am

Education Minister Yuan Guiren says the country's institutions of higher learning should stop using textbooks that criticize China's leaders and political system.

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China Cracks Down On University Textbooks Promoting 'Western Values'

NPR News - January 30, 2015 - 9:26am

Education Minister Yuan Guiren says the country's institutions of higher learning should stop using textbooks that criticize China's leaders and political system.

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Songwriter, Poet Rod McKuen Dies At 81

NPR Arts & Culture - January 30, 2015 - 8:52am

Rod McKuen is credited with more than 200 albums and more than 30 collections of poetry. He died on Thursday after a lengthy illness.

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Songwriter, Poet Rod McKuen Dies At 81

NPR News - January 30, 2015 - 8:52am

Rod McKuen is credited with more than 200 albums and more than 30 collections of poetry. He died on Thursday after a lengthy illness.

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Songwriter, Poet Rod McKuen Dies At 81

NPR News - January 30, 2015 - 8:52am

Rod McKuen is credited with more than 200 albums and more than 30 collections of poetry. He died on Thursday after a lengthy illness.

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As Deadline Passes, The Fate Of ISIS Hostages Is Uncertain

NPR News - January 30, 2015 - 8:30am

The Sunni militants had given Jordan until sunset Thursday to release a convicted terrorist. The exchange did not happen.

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The Art World Gets In On The Super Bowl Rivalry

Morning Edition - January 30, 2015 - 7:13am

Seattle Art Museum and New England's Clark Art Institute are wagering major paintings on the outcome of Sunday's Super Bowl. They'll be on a 3-month loan. Both dramatic seascapes of their regions.

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True Or False? Free And Reduced-Price Lunch = Poor

NPR Education - January 30, 2015 - 7:08am

Poverty is the backdrop to so many discussions about learning. But do we have a good way to measure it in schools?

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True Or False? Free And Reduced - Price Lunch = Poor

NPR News - January 30, 2015 - 7:08am

Poverty is the backdrop to so many discussions about learning. But do we have a good way to measure it in schools?

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Richard Sherman Is On Baby Watch

Morning Edition - January 30, 2015 - 7:02am

The Seattle Seahawks cornerback is preparing for the Super Bowl, and he's also preparing to be a father. Sherman says he's hoping his son will wait to make an appearance until after the game.

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South Africa Grants Parole To Notorious Apartheid-Era Death Squad Leader

NPR News - January 30, 2015 - 6:56am

The country's justice minister said he was ordering the release of Eugene de Kock in the interest of "nation-building and reconciliation." De Kock had been in jail for more than 20 years.

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Multivitamins: The Case For Taking One A Day

Morning Edition - January 30, 2015 - 5:07am

Multivitamins have gotten a bad rap. But studies suggest these dietary supplements may help plug the nutrition gaps resulting from our less-than-ideal eating habits.

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