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Another Coyote Found Wandering New York City

11 hours 27 min ago

The coyote was found in the sprawling complex known as Stuyvesant Town. It's been released into a Bronx wildlife area. It's the second time this month a coyote turned up in the nation's largest city.

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Fallen Prey To Love's Cruel Sting?

11 hours 32 min ago

Consider the San Francisco Zoo's Valentine's Day special. Adopt a giant hairy scorpion in honor of your ex-lover because, according to the zoo, scorpions are also low-lifes.

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Sling TV Could Be Cable-Cutter's Dream

12 hours 28 min ago

Sling TV launches in a few weeks. That's the new streaming service from Dish that allows viewers to stream content previously only available through cable.

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Guinea's Grand Imam Pulls No Punches In His Ebola Message

13 hours 41 min ago

Religious leaders must play a role in stopping the outbreak in this West African country, the cleric says. And that will mean changing not only attitudes but funeral practices.

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Greek Voters Usher Leftist Party Into Office

13 hours 41 min ago

Greece's radical left Syriza party is the first anti-austerity party to win elections in Europe, throwing into doubt whether the troubled country stays the course on an international austerity plan.

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Weekend Shelling Kills 30 People In Eastern Ukraine

13 hours 41 min ago

Steve Inskeep talks to Shaun Walker, Moscow bureau chief for The Guardian, who is covering renewed fighting in eastern Ukraine. The latest shelling killed 30 people in the port city of Mariupol.

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A Closer Look At Saturday's Iowa Freedom Summit

13 hours 41 min ago

Some potential Republican candidates, such as Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush, stayed away from the event in Des Moines. Was that a smart move?

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Possible GOP Presidential Candidates Woo Iowa

13 hours 41 min ago

The 2016 Iowa caucuses are a year away. On Saturday, a long list of potential candidates showed up at a political forum in Des Moines to begin courting the state's most conservative GOP activists.

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Baseball Hall Of Fame Legend Ernie Banks Dies At 83

13 hours 41 min ago

The Chicago Cubs slugger was affectionately called "Mr. Cub" and "Mr. Sunshine." He spoke about his life in baseball with Steve Inskeep. (This piece initially aired Oct. 13, 2009 on Morning Edition).

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Argentinians Doubt Prosecutor's Death Was Suicide

13 hours 41 min ago

Rumors are rampant that the death of Alberto Nisman had something to do with alleged government wrongdoing related to the investigation of a terror attack in the 1990s.

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Guinea Cleric Demands Safer Burials To Stop Ebola's Spread

13 hours 41 min ago

Efforts to alter customs have been stymied by fear and suspicion surrounding the disease. In Guinea's third-largest city Kindia, the Grand Imam is trying to galvanize people to adopt best practices.

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Obama Honored As Chief Guest At India's Republic Day Festivities

13 hours 41 min ago

Republic Day is marked with a colorful parade and coincides this year with President Obama's visit to India. It was raining but that didn't dampen the spirits of the 125,000 Indians who showed up.

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Hagel: Stress Of 'Nonstop War' Forcing Out Good Soldiers

13 hours 45 min ago

In an interview with NPR's Morning Edition, outgoing Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel says he is concerned about the toll of repeatedly rotating the same soldiers back to the front lines.

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Rising Football Star: Prepare For The Worst, Pray For The Best

14 hours 45 min ago

Football is the most watched sport in America — and increasingly, one of the most controversial. High school football star Nahshon Ellerbe shares what he loves about the game.

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High Schools Seek A Safer Path Back From Concussion

14 hours 46 min ago

Returning immediately to demanding physical or mental activities after a concussion can be bad for the brain, neuroscientists agree. But what about after symptoms resolve? How much rest is best?

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DNA Blood Test Gives Women A New Option For Prenatal Screening

14 hours 47 min ago

A simple blood test can analyze bits of fetal DNA leaked in the mother's bloodstream. It's less risky than invasive alternatives like amniocentesis, but it doesn't tell as much about fetal health.

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Obama Proposes New Protections For Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

January 25, 2015 - 2:54pm

The president recommends more than 12 million acres of the region receive the highest level of protection available for public lands.

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Soccer Player Suspended For Making Calls During Match

January 23, 2015 - 7:13am

In Ukraine, a pro soccer player for the other team said he'd watch as his opponent got the phone out from time to time, called someone and conversed. The calls didn't help, that team lost 2-1.

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What Is ... 'Morning Edition'?

January 23, 2015 - 7:03am

This was a Daily Double answer on Jeopardy: "Steve Inskeep and David Greene host this show in the A.M. in D.C.; Renee Montagne not far from us here, in Culver City."

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Who Are The Houthis Of Yemen?

January 23, 2015 - 5:03am

The Houthis have burst onto the scene in recent months and effectively taken control of the capital, Sanaa. Members espouse an offshoot of Shiite Islam and are now a major force in a volatile country.

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