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Give A Goat Your Old Christmas Tree

Morning Edition - December 26, 2014 - 6:59am

Vince Thomas is launching a program for his goats to help recycle holiday trees. Thomas says he got tired of people discarding trees in landfills or in the desert, where they become fire hazards.

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We Raise A Glass To The Leathers Family And Their Names

Morning Edition - December 26, 2014 - 6:54am

Jack Daniels Leathers and his wife Lydia named their baby boy Jim Beam. The Courier in Terrebonne Parish, La., reports the couple was married by Judge Johnny Walker.

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Nutmeg Spice Has A Secret Story That Isn't So Nice

NPR News - December 26, 2014 - 6:33am

Nutmeg is a feel-good holiday spice. But it once caused serious bloodshed and may have even been a reason the Dutch were willing to part with Manhattan in the 1600s.

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Solving The Mystery Of Why Rock Ants Avoid Right Turns

NPR Health&Science - December 26, 2014 - 5:11am

Ants that live in a rocky maze-like setting prefer to turn left when they enter a space. Ants aren't as symmetrical as they appear. Their left eye may be better than the right for detecting predators.

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Do Fish Have Fingers?

NPR Health&Science - December 26, 2014 - 5:11am

Of course they don't, but they do have the genetic machinery to make fingers — something that shows how similar fish are to modern mammals.

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Solving The Mystery Of Why Rock Ants Avoid Right Turns

Morning Edition - December 26, 2014 - 5:11am

Ants that live in a rocky maze-like setting prefer to turn left when they enter a space. Ants aren't as symmetrical as they appear. Their left eye may be better than the right for detecting predators.

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Do Fish Have Fingers?

Morning Edition - December 26, 2014 - 5:11am

Of course they don't, but they do have the genetic machinery to make fingers — something that shows how similar fish are to modern mammals.

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Turkish President's Aggressive Behavior In 2014 Gets More Notice

Morning Edition - December 26, 2014 - 5:11am

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan used 2014 to assert new powers but found no clear path for handling the militant threat next door in Syrian and Iraq.

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'The Interview' Attracts Movie Fans, Free Speech Advocates

Morning Edition - December 26, 2014 - 5:11am

The Sony comedy, The Interview, opened in independent theaters across the country on Christmas Day. Seth Rogin, one of the stars of the movie, made an unannounced visit to a theater in Los Angeles.

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Kremlin Choreographs Politics To Make Putin Look Good, Author Says

Morning Edition - December 26, 2014 - 5:11am

Author Peter Pomerantsev talks to David Greene about how the Kremlin has maintained Russian President Vladimir Putin's popularity at home despite this year's challenges.

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Remembering When Johnny Cash Stopped To Talk To A Young Reporter

Morning Edition - December 26, 2014 - 5:11am

In 1981, NPR's Don Gonyea's was working as a disc jockey in Michigan when he got an interview with Johnny Cash at a county fair. (This piece first aired on Feb. 23, 2013 on Weekend Edition Saturday).

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For Indian Coastal Town, Tsunami Ushered In Change

Morning Edition - December 26, 2014 - 5:11am

Ten years ago, the Indian Ocean tsunami killed more than 100,000 people in Indonesia, Sri Lanka and India. Some 7,000 people died in the Indian town of Nagapattinam. How has the town recovered?

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Reviewing Sports Stories That Made News In 2014

Morning Edition - December 26, 2014 - 5:11am

David Greene talks to sports analyst Kevin Blackistone about some of 2014's big sports stories. Blackistone is a sports analyst for TV and radio, and he's a professor at the University of Maryland.

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Most Federal Workers Get Day After Christmas Off

Morning Edition - December 26, 2014 - 5:11am

Thanks to an executive order signed by President Obama, most federal workers are also off on Friday. The cost for the extra day off is $660 million.

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Most Federal Workers Get Day After Christmas Off

NPR Politics - December 26, 2014 - 5:11am

Thanks to an executive order signed by President Obama, most federal workers are also off on Friday. The cost for the extra day off is $660 million.

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Sony Hack Highlights The Global Underground Market For Malware

NPR News - December 26, 2014 - 3:36am

The software used in the Sony data breach is available on the underground market. This makes it easier for criminals to execute an attack but harder to identify the perpetrators.

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Sony Hack Highlights The Global Underground Market For Malware

Morning Edition - December 26, 2014 - 3:36am

The software used in the Sony data breach is available on the underground market. This makes it easier for criminals to execute an attack but harder to identify the perpetrators.

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Sony Hack Highlights The Global Underground Market For Malware

NPR News - December 26, 2014 - 3:36am

The software used in the Sony data breach is available on the underground market. This makes it easier for criminals to execute an attack but harder to identify the perpetrators.

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The Grocery Delivery Man Who Brings Joy To A Housing Complex

NPR News - December 26, 2014 - 3:35am

A San Francisco man talks about why he volunteers to deliver groceries to his elderly and disabled neighbors.

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The Grocery Delivery Man Who Brings Joy To A Housing Complex

NPR News - December 26, 2014 - 3:35am

A San Francisco man talks about why he volunteers to deliver groceries to his elderly and disabled neighbors.

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