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The Cape Bears Brunt Of Blizzard's Onslaught

11 hours 5 min ago

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

11 hours 19 min ago

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

11 hours 59 min ago

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

12 hours ago

An island off the coast of Tanzania has one of the world's highest addiction rates. But the majority of its people, who are Muslims, are uneasy with the 12-step recovery program's Christian concepts.

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Boston Copes With Its Deepening Blanket Of Snow

12 hours 12 min ago

The snowstorm hitting the Northeast is having a major impact in Boston. Steve Inskeep checks in with WBUR's Anne Mostue for the latest on how residents and local officials are handling the storm.

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Thieves With A Guilty Conscience Return Stolen Items

13 hours 53 min ago

A Boy Scout troop in Montana got its camping gear back. After taking items worth about $7,000, the thieves let the Scouts know where they could find their belongings.

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Thieves With A Guilty Conscious Return Stolen Items

13 hours 53 min ago

A Boy Scout troop in Montana got its camping gear back. After taking items worth about $7,000, the thieves let the scouts know where they could find their belongings.

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Rhode Island School Releases Snow Day Video

13 hours 58 min ago

Of all the ways to declare a snow day, this may be the best. The Moses Brown school in Providence released a music video with the refrain: "School is closed, school is closed."

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Family's Long Fight With Pentagon Returns Name To Unknown Soldier

15 hours 47 min ago

The remains of Arthur "Bud" Kelder, a WWII soldier featured in a NPR/ProPublica investigation, have been identified by the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command. The move comes after years spent in court.

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Greece Looks To Renegotiate Bailout Terms

16 hours 3 min ago

The newly elected leadership in Greece is against budget cuts imposed by the European economic zone in return for bailing it out. Renee Montagne talks to Tom Nuttall of The Economist.

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Obama Takes Heat For Proposing To End College Savings Break

16 hours 3 min ago

President Obama has proposed changing the tax treatment of college savings accounts known as 529 plans. Some are calling this a tax increase on the middle class.

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Syrian President Assad Talks To 'Foreign Affairs' Magazine

16 hours 3 min ago

The civil war in Syria has been going on for almost four years. Jonathan Tepperman recently met with President Bashar Assad in Damascus. He talks to Steve Inskeep about how Assad views the conflict.

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Argentina's President Takes Aim At Country's Intelligence Agency

16 hours 3 min ago

Cristina Fernandez went on TV to say she would do away with the agency. It was the latest episode in the mysterious shooting death of a prosecutor who was investigating a 20-year-old terrorist attack.

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How Much Oil And Gas Is At Stake In ANWR?

16 hours 3 min ago

Alaska politicians are furious about Obama's proposal to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil and gas development. They've argued ANWR is vital to the state's economic future.

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Murkowski Critical Of Proposal For Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

16 hours 3 min ago

Renee Montagne talks to Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski about White House plans to designate 12 million acres of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness.

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Northeast Hunkers Down As Snowstorm Hits

16 hours 3 min ago

Forecasters are tracking a winter storm that is moving across the Northeast. In many areas, officials declared emergencies and urged people to stay indoors for their own safety.

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LRA Rebel Commander Appears Before International Criminal Court

16 hours 3 min ago

At a hearing in The Hague, Dominic Ongwen faced war crime charges. As the top Ugandan rebel commander of the Lord's Resistance Army, he's accused of forcing child soldiers to beat, maim and kill.

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Punch Brothers May Look Like A Bluegrass Band But Their Sound Is Unique

16 hours 3 min ago

Punch Brothers sing of distraction and isolation in the digital age on their new album The Phosphorescent Blues. While the group may look like a typical bluegrass band, the sound is all their own.

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Meteorologist Tracks 'Beast' Of A Winter Storm

16 hours 3 min ago

The storm threatening the Northeast will have some people digging out for days. Renee Montagne talks to Ryan Hanrahan, a meteorologist with TV station WVIT in Hartford, Conn., to put it into context.

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Snow Response Blind-Sides Many A Political Career

16 hours 3 min ago

In 1969, New York City was hit with 15 inches of snow. Nearly half the city's snow-removal equipment was out of order. The storm became known as "Lindsay's Storm," for Mayor John Lindsay.

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