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Mayor Gets Worked Up As Storm Headed Toward New York City

2 hours 28 min ago

The satirists at The Onion had a field day with his vigor. In fact, Mayor Bill de Blasio even read from the article for the City Hall press corps.

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Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch Shows Up For Media Day, Kinda

2 hours 47 min ago

At a mandatory NFL media appearance for the upcoming Super Bowl, Marshawn Lynch stuck to one response Tuesday: "I'm just here so I won't get fined."

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Judge To Exonerate 'Friendship 9' Activists 54 Years After Arrest

4 hours 46 min ago

The "Friendship Nine" were college students arrested for a sit-in at a South Carolina lunch counter in 1961. A judge is set to clear them of a five-decades-old trespassing conviction.

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New Anti-Austerity Party Gathers Support In Spain

4 hours 46 min ago

Following the success of the Syriza party in Greece, another populist anti-austerity party is topping political polls in Spain, and could win power in elections this fall.

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White House Won't Seek To End 529 College Tax Break

4 hours 46 min ago

All 50 states and the District of Columbia sponsor 529 plans. Critics had called the proposal to limit them a tax hike on the middle class.

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Chicago Twins Who Snitched On Drug Cartel Get Reduced Terms

4 hours 46 min ago

The brothers who ran one of the largest drug networks ever have been sentenced to 14 years in prison. They had received life sentences but will serve 14 years instead.

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Grassley Leads Senate Judiciary Panel As Loretta Lynch Hearings Begin

4 hours 46 min ago

Iowa Republican Charles Grassley, the first non-lawyer to head the committee, gets his turn in the spotlight as he leads the hearing on President Obama's choice for attorney general Loretta Lynch.

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No More's Anti-Domestic Violence Spot To Air In Super Bowl

4 hours 46 min ago

The group No More has been using public service announcements to raise awareness about domestic violence.

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First Listen: Israeli Singer Asaf Avidan

4 hours 46 min ago

Israeli singer Asaf Avidan is little known in the U.S., but his new release is expected to change that. His new album, Gold Shadow is his first official release in North America.

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Bilingual Studies Reveal Flaw In How Info Reaches Mainstream

4 hours 46 min ago

A host of studies and popular reports tout the cognitive benefits of being bilingual. Is that because being bilingual has mental benefits, or because the science is biased?

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Measles Outbreak Spreads; Unvaccinated Urged To Get Vaccine

4 hours 46 min ago

There are now 88 confirmed cases of measles linked to the December outbreak of the disease at Disneyland. Most of the cases are in California and most of those infected were not vaccinated.

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Yahoo Plans To Spin Off Remaining Stake In Alibaba

4 hours 46 min ago

Yahoo has announced it will spin off its 15 percent stake in the Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba. Shareholders had been waiting for that decision. The move needs regulatory approval.

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Fighting Intensifies In Eastern Ukraine

4 hours 46 min ago

Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine appear to have started an offensive aimed at grabbing more territory. Meanwhile, the U.S. has announced new financial support to the government in Kiev.

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Obama Moves To Cement His Environmental Legacy

4 hours 46 min ago

He took steps to protect land in Alaska from oil and gas drilling, and to allow offshore drilling along the coasts of Virginia, the Carolinas and Georgia — all part of a climate change strategy.

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Officers Ask Map App To Remove Police-Tracking

6 hours 26 min ago

In the aftermath of the shooting death of two NYPD officers, law enforcement officials are asking the popular navigation app Waze to remove a feature that allows users to see officers' locations.

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Frank Deford: NFL Could Learn A Lesson From The Tennis Court

6 hours 29 min ago

As Deflategate and other embarrassing incidents continue to hit the NFL, Frank Deford says a selfless act by a little-known tennis player could teach the league something about fairness.

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VA Steps Up Programs As More Veterans Enter Hospice Care

6 hours 34 min ago

Millions of Americans who served in Korea, World War II and Vietnam are reaching their 70s and beyond. So the VA is putting focus on how to make veterans comfortable in their final weeks and months.

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The Cape Bears Brunt Of Blizzard's Onslaught

January 27, 2015 - 9:59am

The snowstorm hitting the Northeast is having a big impact on Cape Cod, Mass. Steve Inskeep speaks with WCAI's Sean Corcoran for the latest on how residents and local officials are handling the storm.

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Mourning In Riyadh: Obama Visits New Saudi King To Offer Condolences

January 27, 2015 - 9:45am

President Obama has stopped in Saudi Arabia on his way home from India. He's meeting with the new Saudi king. Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's Scott Horsley, who is traveling with the President.

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It's Been A Hard Road To 12 Step For Zanzibar's Heroin Addicts

January 27, 2015 - 9:04am

On an island with one of the world's highest addiction rates, a 12-step program faces special challenges. The Muslim populace is uneasy with its Christian concepts. And women are seen as beyond hope.

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