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UVA Sororities Push To Host Their Own Parties

January 23, 2015 - 5:06pm

Audie Cornish talks to Nicolette Gendron, a member of Kappa Alpha Beta Sorority at the University of Virginia and a writer for the C-Ville Weekly.

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New Generation Of Saudi Royals In Line To Run Country

January 23, 2015 - 4:49pm

For 62 years, Saudi Arabia has been ruled by sons of the founder of the Kingdom, Abdul Aziz. Robert Siegel talks to Middle East specialist Joseph Braude about Saudi succession.

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Study Finds Huge Disparities In Costs Of Common Surgeries

January 23, 2015 - 4:41pm

Robert Siegel talks to Maureen Sullivan, senior vice president of strategic services and chief strategy officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, which did the study.

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U.S.-Cuba Talks First Step In Long Process Of Restoring Relations

January 23, 2015 - 4:35pm

U.S. diplomats have wrapped up two days of talks with Cuban officials — the highest-level meeting in 35 years. The aim is to start talking through how to restore diplomatic relations following the historic warming of ties announced last month by President Obama and President Raul Castro.

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Paris Attacks Refocus Attention On Homegrown Terrorist Threats

January 23, 2015 - 4:35pm

Thousands of European men and women have traveled to Syria to fight, and some have returned home — possibly battle hardened. The concern is that they haven't come back to resume their lives, but instead have been dispatched by al Qaida or the so-called Islamic State to attack the West.

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U.S. Careful Amid Turmoil And Transition In Yemen, Saudi Arabia

January 23, 2015 - 4:35pm

The White House is facing uncertainty in the wake of political turmoil in Yemen and political transition in Saudi Arabia.

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International Criminal Court To Try Former Child Soldier With War Crimes

January 23, 2015 - 4:35pm

The international criminal court in the Hague was founded to prosecute those who commit war crimes — particularly the crime of abducting and conscripting children as soldiers. But for the first time in that court's 15 year history, it's putting on trial a man who was once a victim of that same crime.

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Investigation Into Paris Attack Leads Authorities To Spain

January 23, 2015 - 4:35pm

In the wake of attacks in Paris, part of the investigation into terror cells in Europe has led to Spain. One of the Paris gunmen, Amedy Coulibaly, is believed to have visited Madrid in the days before he burst into a kosher market, killing four people.

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DNA Exonerates Man Who Served Nearly 40 Years For Murder

January 23, 2015 - 4:30pm

Joseph Sledge, now 70, spent 37 years in prison for a crime that a three-judge panel said Friday he did not commit.

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Iowa Freedom Summit Looks Something Like 2016 Is Underway

January 23, 2015 - 4:23pm

Republican presidential contenders have converged in Des Moines for the Iowa Freedom Summit, an event hosted by conservative lightning rod Steve King.

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After The Slaughter, A Pakistani School Seeks To Heal

January 23, 2015 - 4:16pm

In northwest Pakistan, a school has reopened after last month's Taliban attack that killed more than 130. Most all of the survivors chose to come back, but the healing will take years, they say.

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Leaky Blood Vessels In The Brain May Lead To Alzheimer's

January 23, 2015 - 4:06pm

As vessels become more porous, researchers say, they allow toxins in the bloodstream to reach, and damage, delicate brain cells and raise the risk for dementia.

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Brewers Gone Wild: Taming Unpredictable Yeast For Flavorful Beer

January 23, 2015 - 4:01pm

A handful U.S. craft brewers are reviving an age-old way of making beer that was practically unthinkable a decade ago. Welcome to the wacky world of Brett, a local yeast can impart funky flavors.

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NFL Hires Investigators, Says Patriots Used Under-Inflated Balls

January 23, 2015 - 3:55pm

It's the latest twist in a story that, to some, exemplifies the over-hyped talking points that often get blown out of proportion during the two-week wait for the Super Bowl.

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Taking Antibiotics During Travel Fosters Drug-Resistant Germs

January 23, 2015 - 3:36pm

Many of us take antibiotics when we get tummy troubles in developing countries. Scientists say this opens the door for a dangerous visitor in the GI tract. These microbes can stick around for months.

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For The Saudis, A Smooth Succession At A Difficult Moment

January 23, 2015 - 2:21pm

The royal family carried out the transition to a new monarch without a hitch. Still, the region is facing unprecedented turmoil and King Salman assumes the monarchy with several major challenges.

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Ukrainian Separatists Reportedly Abandon Peace Talks

January 23, 2015 - 2:16pm

The rebels are reported to have seized control of the Donetsk Airport days after the Kiev government had declared it had taken the destroyed facility.

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Who Is The New Saudi King?

January 23, 2015 - 1:24pm

King Salman, 79, presided over the transformation of the Saudi capital, with a record of good governance, but he isn't known as a reformer and is unlikely to shift the course of Saudi politics.

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Young Women And Men Seek More Equal Roles At Work And Home

January 23, 2015 - 11:54am

Young couples would prefer to share responsibilities equally at work and at home, a study finds. But they realize that workplace policies and child care can make that a tough go in real life.

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Goodbye, Garden Yeti: In-Flight Catalog SkyMall Files For Bankruptcy

January 23, 2015 - 11:49am

The kitschy catalog fell victim to online shopping and the growing ubiquity of in-flight Wi-Fi, according to the company's Chapter 11 filing.

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