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Efforts To Free Japanese ISIS Captive 'Deadlocked'

53 min 3 sec ago

A top Japanese diplomat says indirect negotiations to free a captive journalist from the militant Islamic State group have reached a "state of deadlock."

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In Qatar, Released Taliban Member Raises U.S. Concerns

January 30, 2015 - 9:16pm

There are new suspicions that one of the men released from a U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl last year might be trying to contact Taliban fighters.

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An Archer Goes Old-School, And Wows The Internet

January 30, 2015 - 7:33pm

Citing archery's historic methods, a Danish archer has released a video in which he fires three arrows in 0.6 seconds. Lars Andersen argues for speed and agility, in addition to accuracy.

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Argentine Official Says He Sought Cooperation With Iran, Not Cover-Up

January 30, 2015 - 6:19pm

In an exclusive interview with NPR, Foreign Minister Hector Timerman says he met Iranian officials as part of the effort to find out who was behind the 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish center.

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Measles Is A Killer: It Took 100,000 Lives Worldwide Last Year

January 30, 2015 - 5:55pm

The uproar over the U.S. outbreak glosses over a bigger problem: Measles takes a tragic toll in poor countries. But a vaccine can effectively stop this deadly — and highly contagious — disease.

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Shake Shack Sizzles With IPO As McDonald's Fizzles

January 30, 2015 - 5:30pm

Shares of the burger chain shot up Friday, its first trading day. Shake Shack and other fast-casual joints are taking a bite out of McDonald's, which can't recast itself to fit the current trend.

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The Real Super Sunday Battle Is In The Snack Bowl

January 30, 2015 - 5:17pm

The competition over what Americans consume during the Super Bowl has gotten vicious. The nation's top merchants of virtuous and not-so-virtuous munching both want control of the line of scrimmage.

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Republican Gov. Rick Snyder Turns To Voters To Approve Tax Increase

January 30, 2015 - 5:09pm

Some states are experiencing major budget deficits and several Republican governors are opting to increase taxes to make up for the shortfall. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder talks to Robert Siegel.

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Close Friend Of Putin Awarded Contract For Crimea Bridge

January 30, 2015 - 5:04pm

The span to be built across a narrow strait that separates Russia from the newly annexed peninsula, is pegged at $3 billion and scheduled for completion by the end of 2018.

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Is There A #PubRadioVoice That Sounds Like America?

January 30, 2015 - 4:59pm

Earlier this week, we hosted a Twitter chat that tackled questions about diversity in public radio and the pressure some journalists of color feel to sound "white."

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Latvia Keeps Careful Eye Trained On Russia

January 30, 2015 - 4:53pm

Robert Siegel speaks with Edgars Rinkevics, foreign minister of Latvia, on his visit to Washington, D.C. Rinkevics is in town to to discuss Russia and security cooperation with the U.S.

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'Suge' Knight Charged With Murder After Fatal Hit-And-Run

January 30, 2015 - 4:39pm

The former rap music mogul, Marion "Suge" Knight has been arrested again — this time, on suspicion of murder. Knight allegedly ran over two people, killing one, on the set of the movie Straight Outta Compton.

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Seahawk Marshawn Lynch's Silence Becomes The Story

January 30, 2015 - 4:39pm

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has made clear he doesn't like talking to the media. But has his stance helped or hurt his Beast Mode image?

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By Impersonating Her Mom, A Comedian Grows Closer To Her

January 30, 2015 - 4:39pm

Human relationships are entanglements, and those connections often aren't clear to us at all. When Maria Bamford impersonated her mom, she realized what she loved about her — and about herself.

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The True Costs Of Community College

January 30, 2015 - 4:39pm

President Obama has proposed making tuition at community colleges free. But Youth Radio reporter Tylyn Hardamon found that paying for school is just one of many challenges facing today's students.

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Civilians In Eastern Ukraine Flee As Fighting Intensifies

January 30, 2015 - 4:39pm

Civilians in villages near the front lines in Eastern Ukraine are being forced to leave their homes as fighting intensifies between Government forces and Russian-back separatists.

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NBC Courts Women In Hopes Of Record Super Bowl Broadcast

January 30, 2015 - 4:37pm

This year's the Super Bowl telecast is targeting non-sports fans, especially women.

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Ohio Man's IRS Drama The Plight Of The Living Dead

January 30, 2015 - 4:34pm

We explore the case of 94-year-old Siegfried Meinstein. The Internal Revenue Service thinks the Ohio man is dead. They blame the error on the Social Security Administration, but the agency pushes the blame back on the IRS.

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NBA Player Flouts A Critic's Guarantee That He Would Be Arrested

January 30, 2015 - 4:01pm

In 2010, sportswriter Clay Travis said in a tweet, "There is a 100% chance that DeMarcus Cousins is arrested for something in the next five years."

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WATCH: Forget Crop Circles, This Farmer Is Making Art With His Cows

January 30, 2015 - 2:03pm

Derek Klingenberg in Kansas flew a drone equipped with a camera over his farm. Then he dropped feed in strategic places for a happy result.

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