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Homeland Security Warns Of Terrorist Threats Against U.S. Malls

February 23, 2015 - 5:02am

The secretary of Homeland Security has issued a warning after a video purportedly from the al-Qaida-linked militant group al-Shabab called for Muslims to attack shopping malls.

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Runway Collections Inspired By Vibes From '60s And '70s

February 23, 2015 - 5:02am

Renee Montagne looks back at the best of New York Fashion Week with Deborah Needleman, editor-in-chief of T: The New York Times Style Magazine, and looks forward to what will hit the European runways.

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Wil Smith, Single Dad And Beloved StoryCorps Participant, Dies At 46

February 23, 2015 - 5:02am

Wil Smith, a single dad whom listeners met through StoryCorps, died Sunday. A few years ago he was diagnosed with colon cancer. (This conversation initially aired on Oct. 23, 2013 on Morning Edition).

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Advanced Placement History Test Accused Of Being Unpatriotic

February 23, 2015 - 5:02am

An Oklahoma legislative panel is reviewing the latest Advanced Placement U.S. History course and could cut funding for it in the state's schools. Lawmakers complain the course focuses on the negative.

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Cynthia Bond's 'Ruby' Gets Oprah Winfrey's Attention

February 23, 2015 - 5:02am

Cynthia Bond' tale of a beautiful, abused woman in an east Texas hamlet was praised for its lyrical language. Oprah Winfrey named it her March book club selection, and she bought the film rights.

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OSCE Needs Better Technology To Monitor Ukrainian Truce, Zannier Says

February 23, 2015 - 5:02am

Lamberto Zannier is the secretary general of the organization monitoring the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has sent about 400 observers.

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Kerry In Geneva For Latest Nuclear Talks With Iran

February 23, 2015 - 5:02am

The latest round of nuclear talks regarding Iran have begun in Geneva. The U.S. and Iran are trying to iron out their differences ahead of a March 31 deadline for a framework on a potential deal.

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How We Talk About Our Teachers

February 23, 2015 - 5:02am

The words college students use to describe their professors say a lot about how men and women are judged differently.

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Lots Of Seniors Are Overweight, But Few Use Free Counseling For It

February 23, 2015 - 4:24am

A little-known part of the Affordable Care Act pays primary care doctors to help overweight seniors lose weight. So why aren't more seniors taking advantage of the free weight loss counseling?

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Brutal ISIS Tactics Create New Levels Of Trauma Among Iraqis

February 23, 2015 - 4:23am

The self-styled Islamic State has made a practice of public beheading and other horrific acts of violence. It's taking a huge toll on Iraqis, only a fraction of whom are getting the help they need.

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For TSA Officers, Congress' Inaction On Funding Could Hit Home

February 23, 2015 - 4:22am

If Congress doesn't fund the Department of Homeland Security this week, most DHS employees will likely be ordered to stay on the job — and make do without a paycheck until funding is restored.

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Immigration Courts 'Operating In Crisis Mode,' Judges Say

February 23, 2015 - 4:21am

The nation's immigration courts are jammed with the asylum cases of some 60,000 unaccompanied minors who crossed the southern border last summer. There are 429,000 cases pending and only 223 judges.

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Bad Weather Kept North Carolina Senators At Home — Except 1

February 20, 2015 - 6:44am

Democratic Sen. Jeff Jackson had the chamber to himself, and he decided not to waste any time. He got right to work passing his agenda. Jackson tracked his imaginary progress on Facebook.

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Harris Wittels, Coined Term Humblebrag, Dies At 30

February 20, 2015 - 6:35am

Harris Wittels was found dead in his Los Angeles home on Thursday. He was the executive producer of the NBC show Parks and Recreation. A humblebrag is a type of boast disguised in modesty.

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Learning More About Longshoremen And Their Powerful Union

February 20, 2015 - 5:32am

The standoff between dock workers and shipping lines at 29 West Coast ports is costing millions each day. Renee Montagne talks Steven Greenhouse, who covered labor issues for The New York Times.

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U.S. West Coast Port Dispute Forces Shippers To Find Alternatives

February 20, 2015 - 5:32am

Global shipping companies are looking for other seaports to unload their goods, including those in Canada and along the East Coast of the U.S.

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First Listen: Public Service Broadcasting's 'Race For Space'

February 20, 2015 - 5:04am

Public Service Broadcasting's new album, The Race For Space, combines news footage and music to tell the story of the first 15 years of the Space Age.

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FEMA In Talks To Settle Sandy Flood Insurance Claims

February 20, 2015 - 5:04am

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has been holding talks with lawyers representing Superstorm Sandy victims who say insurance claims fraud cheated them out of tens of thousands of dollars.

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U.S. Outlines Timetable To Force ISIS Out Of Mosul

February 20, 2015 - 5:04am

Mosul is Iraq's second-largest city, and it has been under the control of the self-proclaimed Islamic State, also known as ISIS, since June. The effort to force ISIS out could begin as early as April.

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Good Acting, Directing And Story Make 'McFarland USA' Effective

February 20, 2015 - 5:04am

McFarland USA is an apologetically inspirational Disney sports movie. Kevin Costner plays a coach who starts a high school cross-country team of Mexican-American kids in California's Central Valley.

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