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Give A Goat Your Old Christmas Tree

12 hours 47 min ago

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

12 hours 52 min ago

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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Solving The Mystery Of Why Rock Ants Avoid Right Turns

14 hours 36 min ago

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?

14 hours 36 min ago

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

14 hours 36 min ago

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

14 hours 36 min ago

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

14 hours 36 min ago

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

14 hours 36 min ago

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

14 hours 36 min ago

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

14 hours 36 min ago

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

14 hours 36 min ago

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

16 hours 11 min ago

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

16 hours 12 min ago

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

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Getting High Safely: Aspen Launches Marijuana Education Campaign

16 hours 14 min ago

Authorities in the Colorado city have dispersed brochures on the do's and don'ts of marijuana use. They lists facts such as where pot is legal and how long the high takes to set in.

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A Split View On Obamacare's Past And Future

16 hours 14 min ago

The Affordable Care Act created insurance subsidies that are under legal challenge. The Supreme Court will hear arguments in 2015 and could rule against a key provision of the law.

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28 Years Later, Lynda Alsip Gets Her Mustang Back

December 25, 2014 - 6:47am

The California woman had her 1967 Mustang stolen when she was 17. She got a call from the Highway Patrol — they'd found the vehicle and traced it back to her after someone tried to register it.

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Dog Races To Catch Up With Ambulance

December 25, 2014 - 6:43am

In Brazil, a man had a seizure and was rushed to the hospital. The animal chased the ambulance until the crew stopped and let the dog climb in.

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Barry Manilow: I Jump At The Chance To Do A Christmas Album

December 25, 2014 - 4:52am

David Greene talks to Barry Manilow about his favorite Christmas music. In 2012, he released a compilation of his 3 Christmas albums. (This piece initially aired on Dec. 17, 2012 on Morning Edition).

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Demand For Audio Books Keeps Penguin Random House Recording

December 25, 2014 - 4:52am

Audiobooks as we know them have been around for about 25 years. But the form really took off when MP3 players like the iPod came out.

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Ecologists Take On Tiny Green Beetles That Infest Ash Trees

December 25, 2014 - 4:52am

The emerald ash borer is spreading across the U.S. and destroying ash trees. The pests usually only bothered ash trees, but an Ohio scientist has made a distressing discovery.

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