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For Students In Ohio, A Crib Sheet For Interacting With Police

February 20, 2015 - 3:31am

In Akron, Ohio, some students made a reference card designed to improve relations between the community and police. It offers tips on how to behave — and how to report police misconduct.

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As 'Hollywood Jobs' Turns 10, We Follow Up With The Folks In The Credits

February 20, 2015 - 3:29am

NPR's Susan Stamberg has talked to everyone from focus pullers to foley artists. She finds that in the last 10 years, technology and out-of-state tax incentives have been Hollywood game-changers.

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Mayor Who Got Bit By Groundhog Loses Primary Election

February 19, 2015 - 6:30am

On Groundhog Day in Sun Prairie, Wis., Mayor Jonathan Freund got bit by the rodent and the video went viral. This week he lost a primary election, finishing third in a field of three

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Massachusetts Seminary Doesn't Give Up Joking For Lent

February 19, 2015 - 6:22am

Having had enough of postponements due to recent snow storms, the Andover Newton Theological School put out a statement jokingly suggesting it would postpone Lent a week.

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Safety Fears Force Changes To Mount Everest Route

February 19, 2015 - 5:00am

The new route will bypass the area where 16 Sherpa guides were killed last year, and perhaps offer a safer path to the summit. Renee Montagne talks to Pete Athans, a veteran of Everest.

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Ecuador's Answer To The Global Cocoa Shortage

February 19, 2015 - 5:00am

The world is running out of chocolate. A scientist in Ecuador has come up with a solution. But if you love chocolate, you might not like it.

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Ukraine's President Appeals For U.N. Help To Maintain Truce

February 19, 2015 - 5:00am

The president urges the U.N. to deploy peacekeepers to the eastern part of his country to help bolster the cease-fire. Renee Montagne talks to reporter Alec Luhn in eastern Ukraine about the truce.

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Whatever Floats Your Goat: The 2015 Lunar New Year Animal Is Up For Debate

February 19, 2015 - 5:00am

According to some East Asian zodiacs, 2015 is the year of the sheep. Or is it the goat? Different cultures will give you a different answer for which animal symbolizes this Lunar New Year.

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Tens Of Thousands Mark Argentine Prosecutor's Mysterious Death

February 19, 2015 - 5:00am

Before Alberto Nisman could give his testimony to congress implicating Argentina's president in a cover up of a 1994 bombing, he was found dead with a bullet to the head.

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Italian Island Bears The Brunt Of Migrant Surge From Libya

February 19, 2015 - 5:00am

Italy has recently rescued more than 2,000 migrants off Libya's coast. The holding center on Lampedusa can't handle the surge. Authorities worry Islamist militants might arrive amid the migrants.

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Kidnappings Inspire Photojournalist Lynsey Addario's Memoir

February 19, 2015 - 5:00am

American photojournalist Lynsey Addario, who has survived kidnappings in Iraq and Libya, talks to Renee Montagne about her new book, It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War.

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Captivated Afghans Watch Cricket Team's World Cup Debut

February 19, 2015 - 5:00am

In Afghanistan, an unlikely sport has grabbed the nation's attention. Cricket only took root there a few decades ago, and only took off after the fall of the Taliban in 2001.

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Chocolate Makeover: Nestle Dumps Artificial Colorings

February 19, 2015 - 3:26am

Nestles says it's removing artificial flavors and dyes from its chocolate candies, and Hershey's says it's shifting to simpler ingredients. The moves come amid growing demand for natural food.

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Iran's Jews: It's Our Home And We Plan To Stay

February 19, 2015 - 3:25am

Iran's Jewish population has dropped dramatically since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. But nearly 9,000 Jews remain and many say they've built comfortable lives and learned to accept the limitations.

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For The First Time, An Afghan First Lady Steps Into The Spotlight

February 19, 2015 - 3:23am

In a country where women are seen but not often heard, Rula Ghani intends to play a prominent role. The wife of Afghanistan's new president hopes to help the country's most vulnerable people.

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Why A Court Once Ordered Kids Vaccinated Against Their Parents' Will

February 19, 2015 - 3:23am

Measles infected hundreds of children at a Philadelphia church whose members didn't believe in modern medicine. In a rare step, health officials moved to compel the families to vaccinate the kids.

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Never Seen And Sometimes Barely Heard, Loopers Fill In Hollywood's Soundtrack

February 19, 2015 - 3:22am

In movies, crowd noise, hospital waiting room chatter and barroom brawl sounds are created by voice actors called loopers. "If it's done right, you shouldn't even notice it," one sound mixer says.

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