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White House Won't Seek To End 529 College Tax Break

January 28, 2015 - 5:14am

All 50 states and the District of Columbia sponsor 529 plans. Critics had called the proposal to limit them a tax hike on the middle class.

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Chicago Twins Who Snitched On Drug Cartel Get Reduced Terms

January 28, 2015 - 5:14am

The brothers who ran one of the largest drug networks ever have been sentenced to 14 years in prison. They had received life sentences but will serve 14 years instead.

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Grassley Leads Senate Judiciary Panel As Loretta Lynch Hearings Begin

January 28, 2015 - 5:14am

Iowa Republican Charles Grassley, the first non-lawyer to head the committee, gets his turn in the spotlight as he leads the hearing on President Obama's choice for attorney general Loretta Lynch.

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No More's Anti-Domestic Violence Spot To Air In Super Bowl

January 28, 2015 - 5:14am

The group No More has been using public service announcements to raise awareness about domestic violence.

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First Listen: Israeli Singer Asaf Avidan

January 28, 2015 - 5:14am

Israeli singer Asaf Avidan is little known in the U.S., but his new release is expected to change that. His new album, Gold Shadow is his first official release in North America.

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Bilingual Studies Reveal Flaw In How Info Reaches Mainstream

January 28, 2015 - 5:14am

A host of studies and popular reports tout the cognitive benefits of being bilingual. Is that because being bilingual has mental benefits, or because the science is biased?

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Measles Outbreak Spreads; Unvaccinated Urged To Get Vaccine

January 28, 2015 - 5:14am

There are now 88 confirmed cases of measles linked to the December outbreak of the disease at Disneyland. Most of the cases are in California and most of those infected were not vaccinated.

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Yahoo Plans To Spin Off Remaining Stake In Alibaba

January 28, 2015 - 5:14am

Yahoo has announced it will spin off its 15 percent stake in the Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba. Shareholders had been waiting for that decision. The move needs regulatory approval.

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Fighting Intensifies In Eastern Ukraine

January 28, 2015 - 5:14am

Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine appear to have started an offensive aimed at grabbing more territory. Meanwhile, the U.S. has announced new financial support to the government in Kiev.

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Obama Moves To Cement His Environmental Legacy

January 28, 2015 - 5:14am

He took steps to protect land in Alaska from oil and gas drilling, and to allow offshore drilling along the coasts of Virginia, the Carolinas and Georgia — all part of a climate change strategy.

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Officers Ask Map App To Remove Police Tracking

January 28, 2015 - 3:34am

In the aftermath of the shooting death of two NYPD officers, law enforcement officials are asking the popular navigation app Waze to remove a feature that allows users to see officers' locations.

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Frank Deford: NFL Could Learn A Lesson From The Tennis Court

January 28, 2015 - 3:31am

As Deflategate and other embarrassing incidents continue to hit the NFL, Frank Deford says a selfless act by a little-known tennis player could teach the league something about fairness.

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VA Steps Up Programs As More Veterans Enter Hospice Care

January 28, 2015 - 3:26am

Millions of Americans who served in Korea, World War II and Vietnam are reaching their 70s and beyond. So the VA is putting focus on how to make veterans comfortable in their final weeks and months.

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The Cape Bears Brunt Of Blizzard's Onslaught

January 27, 2015 - 9:59am

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

January 27, 2015 - 9:45am

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

January 27, 2015 - 9:04am

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

January 27, 2015 - 9:04am

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

January 27, 2015 - 8:52am

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

January 27, 2015 - 7:11am

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

January 27, 2015 - 7:11am

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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