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The Art World Gets In On The Super Bowl Rivalry

January 30, 2015 - 7:13am

Seattle Art Museum and New England's Clark Art Institute are wagering major paintings on the outcome of Sunday's Super Bowl. They'll be on a 3-month loan. Both dramatic seascapes of their regions.

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Richard Sherman Is On Baby Watch

January 30, 2015 - 7:02am

The Seattle Seahawks cornerback is preparing for the Super Bowl, and he's also preparing to be a father. Sherman says he's hoping his son will wait to make an appearance until after the game.

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Multivitamins: The Case For Taking One A Day

January 30, 2015 - 5:07am

Multivitamins have gotten a bad rap. But studies suggest these dietary supplements may help plug the nutrition gaps resulting from our less-than-ideal eating habits.

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Former Democratic Sen. Jim Webb Explores Presidential Bid

January 30, 2015 - 5:07am

In considering whether to launch a presidential campaign, former Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia tells Steve Inskeep his big challenge would be raising money to promote his ideas.

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Study Sheds Light On Benefits Of Multivitamins

January 30, 2015 - 5:07am

Research suggests that, at least for women, taking a multivitamin can help prevent death from cardiovascular disease. They may also be a good for people who don't eat enough fruits and vegetables.

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Russia's Economic State Is A Reversal Of Fortune For Putin

January 30, 2015 - 5:07am

Renee Montagne discusses the state of Russia's economy with Sergei Guriev, a former economic adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Guriev is now living in exile in Paris.

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Civilians In Debaltsevo Flee Russian-Backed Separatists

January 30, 2015 - 5:07am

The Ukrainian army reinforced its positions and evacuated civilians on Thursday from an enclave north-east of Donetsk that has Russian-backed separatists attacking on three sides.

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Media Outlets Partner With Snapchat To Appeal To Younger Users

January 30, 2015 - 5:07am

As people disappear from the audiences of conventional news organizations, 11 media outlets have partnered with Snapchat in the U.S. to offer its younger users easily digested fare within the app.

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Turkish Officials Seem To Ignore Threats Of Extremist Violence

January 30, 2015 - 5:07am

Alert levels were raised in Europe after the Paris terrorist attacks. Experts say Turkey should be concerned, pointing out that "being a Muslim country won't exempt Turkey from violence."

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Patriots Meet Seahawks In Super Bowl XLIX On Sunday

January 30, 2015 - 5:07am

The Seattle Seahawks will be trying to win a second straight championship when they play the New England Patriots. Both teams have a 14-4 record.

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Winning At Short Selling May Not Be A Reason To Celebrate

January 30, 2015 - 5:07am

Our Planet Money team talks to a well-known short seller who tells the story of one stock he bet against. He made a bunch of money, betting against a stock a lot of people liked.

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'Morning Edition' Says Goodbye To Ellen McDonnell

January 30, 2015 - 5:07am

Ellen McDonnell was an original staff member of the show — starting in 1979 as a news writer, then overnight producer and eventually executive producer. She later oversaw all of NPR's news programs.

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African-American NASCAR Driver Raced Like 'A Great Artist'

January 30, 2015 - 4:20am

Wendell Scott becomes the first African-American NASCAR driver to be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Friday. Although Scott faced racism during his career, his son says he would never stop racing.

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Could This Virus Be Good For You?

January 30, 2015 - 4:17am

Scientists studying HIV and Ebola have noticed another virus hitching along for the ride in some blood samples. Now they're trying to figure out whether the lurker helps the body fend off disease.

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Should Ray Rice Get A Second Chance? 'Maybe,' Parcells Says

January 30, 2015 - 4:16am

In part two of David Greene's conversation with Bill Parcells, the football coach talks about how he dealt with players' drug use and about redemption for the former Baltimore Ravens running back.

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From Laundering To Profiteering, A Multitude Of Sins At The Vatican Bank

January 30, 2015 - 4:15am

In God's Bankers Gerald Posner explores the history of money, power and the church. During World War II, he says, the Vatican made money off of the life insurance policies of Jews sent to death camps.

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Russian Economic Woes Hit France's Ski Slopes

January 30, 2015 - 4:14am

For the past decade, wealthy Russians have flocked to the fabled slopes in the French Alps. But the drop in the ruble is now keeping them away, and the region's economy is starting to feel the effect.

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Los Angeles Sheriff's Deputy Avoids Angering Mother Bear

January 29, 2015 - 7:27am

Ricky Hernandez was lowered by helicopter to check out an abandoned car, and inside he spotted bear cubs. KABC-TV reports he made a quick exit before mama bear spotted him.

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Bar Patrons Duct-Taped Rowdy Customer

January 29, 2015 - 7:18am

A man was kicked out of a bar in Florence, Mont. He returned to the bar and reportedly assaulted the bartender. Fellow customers taped his hands together until police arrived.

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Examining The Sinister Background Of Argentina's Spy Agency

January 29, 2015 - 5:42am

The mysterious death of an Argentine prosecutor has renewed scrutiny of the country's Intelligence Secretariat, which conducts domestic surveillance on a scale reminiscent of the former Soviet Union.

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