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Black Doll Show Inspires With Wakandan Heroes And Jazz Superstars

January 25, 2015 - 5:23pm

For 34 years, the William Grant Still Arts Center in Los Angeles has showcased diverse dolls for children. This year's theme, Jazz Superheroes, incorporates Marvel characters and musical giants.

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Rising Oceans A Slow-Moving Disaster, But Also A Business Opportunity

January 25, 2015 - 5:12pm

Miami is being swallowed by the Atlantic Ocean. NPR's Arun Rath talks to reporter Laura Parker about how developers in south Florida are hoping to capitalize on rising water levels.

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Putting #Deflategate To The Test

January 25, 2015 - 5:12pm

The NFL is investigating whether the New England Patriots under-inflated footballs against the Indianapolis Colts. Players for Occidental College's football squad help NPR test out how much air pressure affects throwing and catching.

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Will We See Veto Battles On Capitol Hill?

January 25, 2015 - 5:12pm

With President Obama promising to vetoes, what are the possibilities of a few veto overrides during the next two years? NPR's Arun Rath puts that questions to the National Journal's Fawn Johnson.

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Behind The Oscars, An Academy Lacking Variety

January 25, 2015 - 5:12pm

Membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are largely white, male and older than 60 years old. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Darnell Hunt of UCLA about how the lack of diversity affects their decisions.

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After Brief Respite, Conflict In Ukraine Flares Back Up

January 25, 2015 - 5:12pm

After a holiday lull, the war in Ukraine has reignited and is spreading amid signs that Russian troops have been flowing into the region. NPR's Arun Rath talks with Corey Flintoff from Kyiv.

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U.S. And India Make Climate Change Announcement On First Day Of Obama's Trip

January 25, 2015 - 5:12pm

President Obama met with India's prime minister on the first day of his second visit to India. NPR's Arun Rath talks with Julie McCarthy about an agreement between the two to tackle climate change.

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How'd A Cartoonist Sell His First Drawing? It Only Took 610 Tries

January 25, 2015 - 5:12pm

Tom Toro was a directionless 20-something film school dropout. Then, after an inspired moment at a used book sale, he started submitting drawings to The New Yorker ... and collecting rejection slips.

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Hip-Hop Collective Doomtree On Getting Seven Artists In One Room

January 25, 2015 - 5:12pm

The Minneapolis rap crew is back with the album All Hands. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with members Dessa and P.O.S.

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In 'Fatherland,' A Daughter Outlines Her Dad's Radicalization

January 25, 2015 - 5:12pm

Falling in love with your handsome pen pal, moving overseas to marry him, then finding out he's part of a terrorist organization: That's the Bunjevac family story, told in a new graphic memoir.

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Got $15 Million? Actor Rowan Atkinson Has A Car For Sale

January 25, 2015 - 4:58pm

The actor who most famously plays Mr. Bean wrecked the high-performance car back in 2011. Luckily, he wasn't seriously injured. But it did cost him $1.4 million to get it fixed.

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Coach 1K: Mike Krzyzewski Gets 1,000th Career Win

January 25, 2015 - 4:56pm

"Coach K" became the first NCAA Division I men's coach to reach the milestone when No. 5 Duke surged past St. John's in the second half for a 77-68 victory at Madison Square Garden.

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Ukraine's President Hopes To Revive Shattered Peace Process

January 25, 2015 - 3:07pm

Petro Poroshenko says that the only way forward in ending the conflict with Russian-backed separatists in the country's east is to revive a cease-fire agreement forged in September in Minsk.

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Obama Proposes New Protections For Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

January 25, 2015 - 2:54pm

The president recommends more than 12 million acres of the region receive the highest level of protection available for public lands.

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Several Killed In Egypt Amid Clashes Marking Anniversary Of Uprising

January 25, 2015 - 11:17am

Police cracked down on demonstrators marking the fourth anniversary of mass protests that ousted President Hosni Mubarak.

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The Doomsday Clock Moves 2 Minutes Closer To Midnight

January 22, 2015 - 7:40pm

A group of prominent scientists use the clock as a symbol of imminent disaster for humanity.

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Saudi King Abdullah, Who Laid Foundation For Reform, Dies

January 22, 2015 - 7:28pm

Abdullah put forward the Arab Peace Initiative for a deal with Israel, cracked down on al-Qaida within the kingdom, and became known as a ruler committed to reform. But the moves were limited.

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Police Departments Issuing Body Cameras Discover Drawbacks

January 22, 2015 - 6:57pm

They are being hailed as a technological solution to bad police-community relationships, but research on the cameras' impact is thin, and some departments are dealing with unintended consequences.

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Investment Fund Pours Cash Into Cleaner, Greener Fish Farming

January 22, 2015 - 6:43pm

Aqua-Spark is the world's first investment fund for sustainable aquaculture. So far it has bet on an alternative fish feed that could take pressure off the oceans and a tilapia farm in Mozambique.

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Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah Dies; Witnessed A New Era

January 22, 2015 - 6:28pm

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has died, according to his state TV. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud was 90 years old; when he was born, Saudi Arabia was not a country, let alone an oil-producing power.

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