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As Cities Push For Their Own Broadband, Cable Firms Say Not So Fast

January 17, 2015 - 9:43am

Some U.S. cities are bypassing private Internet providers and creating their own, faster networks. But laws in 19 states impede those efforts, and some cities want the FCC to get involved.

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As Cities Push For Their Own Broadband, Cable Firms Say Not So Fast

January 17, 2015 - 9:43am

Some U.S. cities are bypassing private Internet providers and creating their own, faster networks. But laws in 19 states impede those efforts, and some cities want the FCC to get involved.

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United Noshes: Dinner Party Aims To Eat Its Way Through Global Cuisine

January 17, 2015 - 9:38am

A couple is cooking its way through meals from all 193 members of the United Nations. The series of dinner parties for friends and strangers is also a fundraiser and way to foster global connections.

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United Noshes: Dinner Party Aims To Eat Its Way Through Global Cuisine

January 17, 2015 - 9:38am

A couple is cooking its way through meals from all 193 members of the United Nations. The series of dinner parties for friends and strangers is also a fundraiser and way to foster global connections.

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Gunmen Kidnap Top Official In Yemen

January 17, 2015 - 9:08am

President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi's chief of staff is kidnapped from his car in the heart of the capital Sanaa. Security officials blame Houthi rebels.

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Gunmen Kidnap Top Official In Yemen

January 17, 2015 - 9:08am

President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi's chief of staff is kidnapped from his car in the heart of the capital Sanaa. Security officials blame Houthi rebels.

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Gunmen Kidnap Top Official In Yemen

January 17, 2015 - 9:08am

President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi's chief of staff was kidnapped from his car in the heart of the capital Sanaa. Security officials blame Houthi rebels.

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Storm Causes Pope To Cut Short Visit To Typhoon Hit Tacloban

January 17, 2015 - 8:25am

Francis led a prayer in memory of the thousands killed in 2013 by Typhoon Haiyan — the strongest cyclone ever to make landfall.

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In Nigeria, Boko Haram Continues Its Campaign Of Terror

January 17, 2015 - 7:43am

World attention has been focused on terrorism in Paris, but meanwhile Boko Haram has murdered thousands just this month. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with journalist Alex Perry about the Nigerian group.

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Falling Oil Prices: Good For Drivers, Bad For Banks

January 17, 2015 - 7:30am

Lending money to energy companies can be pretty profitable, but if oil prices drop enough, the threat of bank defaults becomes real, Portales Partners analyst Charles Peabody tells NPR's Scott Simon.

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Supreme Court Will Rule On Gay Marriage Nationwide

January 17, 2015 - 7:30am

The Supreme Court announced Friday it would hear appeals this term from four circuit courts that ruled on gay marriage last year. NPR's Nina Totenberg and Scott Simon discuss the implications.

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Hollande's Approval Soars After Terror Attacks

January 17, 2015 - 7:30am

Police in France continue operations aimed at capturing people suspected of involvement in the recent terror attacks in Paris. Correspondent Eleanor Beardsley shares the latest with NPR's Scott Simon.

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Split By War, Syrian Siblings Reunite As Refugees

January 17, 2015 - 7:30am

Three Syrian refugee siblings managed to reunite branches of their family after years of displacement and separation — but one of them is gravely ill.

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An Early Lineup Emerges For 2016 Presidential Race

January 17, 2015 - 7:30am

The 2016 Republican presidential field is getting crowded. Is the Democratic field already filled by one candidate? NPR's Scott Simon talks presidential politics with politics editor Ron Elving.

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Europe's Massive Task: Tracking Extremists By The Thousands

January 17, 2015 - 7:30am

Police in Western Europe have rounded up suspected terrorists this week. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Raffaello Pantucci of the Royal United Services Institute about how countries track extremists.

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Fire Doors And Sprinklers Debut At Garment Factories In Bangladesh

January 17, 2015 - 7:30am

In April 2013, the Rana Plaza in Bangladesh collapsed, killing over 1,100 workers employed in the garment factories in the building. Now there's an effort to make sure all garment factories are safe.

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Do You Harp A Slib Of The Ling? One Small Town's Opaque Language

January 17, 2015 - 5:27am

Tiny Boonville, California, is known for a few things. Its wineries, its tight-knit community, and its very own language. Boontling was created in the late 1800s as a way to gossip covertly.

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Lower Gas Prices, Faster Economy Float Boating Industry

January 17, 2015 - 5:27am

With hiring up and fuel prices down, a sales rebound is in the boating forecast. For power boaters, gas prices make a big difference: They measure fuel consumption in gallons per hour.

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'Critical Mass' Of Rape Allegations Prompted NBC To Cancel Cosby Project

January 16, 2015 - 5:22pm

NBC Chairman Bob Greenblatt said it was "safe to say" there won't be any future projects with the comedian who starred in the network's iconic The Cosby Show.

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French Immigrants To Israel Bring Part Of Home With Them

January 16, 2015 - 5:21pm

French Jews, many with roots in North Africa, have immigrated to Israel since the country's founding. Unlike previous generations, the latest wave of arrivals is retaining more of its French identity.

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