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Mixed Reactions In Miami On Diplomatic Overtures To Cuba

NPR Politics - December 18, 2014 - 5:11am

When he announced the release of Alan Gross and plans to resume diplomatic ties with Cuba, Obama also referenced Miami. Some Cuban Americans welcome the changes, others see the action as a betrayal.

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Research Examines Character Concerns Versus Performance In The NFL

NPR Health&Science - December 18, 2014 - 5:11am

There has been a spate of interest recently in criminal behavior among NFL athletes. Research examines the performance of athletes charged with wrongdoing, and raises questions about NFL policy.

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Rep. Sires Pushes Back Against Obama's Cuba Plans

Morning Edition - December 18, 2014 - 5:11am

President Obama's action to begin normalizing relations with Cuba has drawn harsh criticism from members of Congress in both parties. One of those critics is Rep. Albio Sires, who was born in Cuba.

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S.C. Judge Rules 1944 Execution Of 14-Year-Old Boy Was Wrong

Morning Edition - December 18, 2014 - 5:11am

An African-American boy, George Stinney Jr., who was executed in the killing of two young white girls has been exonerated, 70 years after he became the youngest person executed in the U.S.

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Rapprochement With Cuba: What It Includes And Excludes

Morning Edition - December 18, 2014 - 5:11am

President Obama's move to restore diplomatic ties with Cuba does not lift the trade embargo. That jurisdiction belongs to Congress, but do the upcoming changes all but undermine the embargo?

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Cubans Curious To See If Diplomatic Shift Leads To Democracy

Morning Edition - December 18, 2014 - 5:11am

Obama announced diplomatic relations will be restored with Cuba. Travel and trade restrictions will be relaxed. What does this mean for Cubans who have been pushing for democracy?

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How Tchaikovsky's 'Nutcracker' Became A Holiday Tradition

Morning Edition - December 18, 2014 - 5:11am

Renee Montagne talks with Miles Hoffman about the history of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker Suite. Hoffman is the violist of the American Chamber Players, and authored The NPR Classical Music Companion.

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Richard Hottelet, Last Of 'Murrow Boys', Dies At 97

Morning Edition - December 18, 2014 - 5:11am

Richard C. Hottelet, the last of the legendary Murrow boys, who covered World War II for CBS radio. Edward R. Murrow hired the pioneering group of journalists.

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Citing Health, Environment Concerns, New York Moves To Ban Fracking

Morning Edition - December 18, 2014 - 5:11am

Officials in New York said on Wednesday that the state will ban hydraulic fracturing there. The move follows years of efforts by environmentalists, who have called on the state to ban the practice.

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Obama Announces Diplomatic Thaw With Cuba

Morning Edition - December 18, 2014 - 5:11am

In re-opening ties with Cuba, the president follows through on strategy he outlined during his first White House campaign. He believes engagement with Cuba is a more powerful tool than isolation.

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Research Examines Character Concerns Versus Performance In The NFL

Morning Edition - December 18, 2014 - 5:11am

There has been a spate of interest recently in criminal behavior among NFL athletes. Research examines the performance of athletes charged with wrongdoing, and raises questions about NFL policy.

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TSA Administrator Says Airport Screening Is More Efficient, Risk-Based

Morning Edition - December 18, 2014 - 5:11am

The head of the government agency that screens airline passengers is winding down his duties. John Pistole reflects on the TSA's move away from a one-size-fits-all approach.

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Cubans React To U.S. Moves To Normalize Relations With Cuba

Morning Edition - December 18, 2014 - 5:11am

President Obama announced the most significant change in U.S. policy toward Cuba in more than 50 years. Renee Montagne talks to journalist Marc Frank in Havana for Cuban reaction to the announcement.

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Mixed Reactions In Miami On Diplomatic Overtures To Cuba

Morning Edition - December 18, 2014 - 5:11am

When he announced the release of Alan Gross and plans to resume diplomatic ties with Cuba, Obama also referenced Miami. Some Cuban Americans welcome the changes, others see the action as a betrayal.

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With Sony Hack, Nation State Attacks Go From Quiet To Overt

Morning Edition - December 18, 2014 - 3:45am

U.S. intelligence officials claim that North Korea was centrally involved in the hack against Sony. That's major news in the world of cyberwarfare, where nation states typically make covert attacks.

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With Sony Hack, Nation-State Attacks Go From Quiet To Overt

NPR News - December 18, 2014 - 3:45am

U.S. intelligence officials claim that North Korea was centrally involved in the hack against Sony. That's major news in the world of cyberwarfare, where nation-states typically make covert attacks.

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Arctic Is Warming Twice As Fast As World Average

NPR Health&Science - December 18, 2014 - 3:36am

Polar bears continue to take a hit in regions with the greatest loss of snow and ice, the latest report card on the Arctic shows. Meanwhile, plankton are thriving as the sea heats up.

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Arctic Is Warming Twice As Fast As World Average

NPR News - December 18, 2014 - 3:36am

Polar bears continue to take a hit in regions with the greatest loss of snow and ice, the latest report card on the Arctic shows. Meanwhile, plankton are thriving as the sea heats up.

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Arctic Is Warming Twice As Fast As The Rest Of The Planet

NPR Health&Science - December 18, 2014 - 3:36am

Polar bears continue to take a hit in regions with the greatest loss of snow and ice, the latest report card on the Arctic shows. Meanwhile, plankton are thriving as the sea heats up.

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Arctic Is Warming Twice As Fast As Anyplace Else On Earth

Morning Edition - December 18, 2014 - 3:36am

Polar bears continue to take a hit in regions with the greatest loss of snow and ice, the latest report card on the Arctic shows. Meanwhile, plankton are thriving as the sea heats up.

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