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Back In D.C. From The Ebola Hot Zone, I Broke Out In A Fever

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-10 01:52

An NPR producer found out firsthand what happens when a returnee from Liberia registers a temperature and must contact the U.S. health bureaucracy.

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Rescuers Recover The Tail Of Crashed AirAsia Plane

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-10 00:20

It was not immediately clear whether the black box recorders were still inside the tail or had detached when the Airbus A320 plummeted into the Java Sea on Dec. 28., killing all 162 people on board.

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Massive Pile-Up Snares 123 Cars On Michigan Interstate

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-09 17:26

One fatality was reported, from a scene a witness calls "unreal." Several semis were involved, including one carrying fireworks; video footage shows billowing flames and a barrage of explosions.

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French Woman Believed To Be Gunmen's Associate Is Still At Large

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-09 16:26

French officials are searching for Hayat Boumeddiene, whom they say was involved in the killing of a policewoman in Paris on Thursday and possibly a later hostage-taking.

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Retired Gen. Petraeus Should Face Charges, Prosecutors Say

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-09 15:03

Attorney General Eric Holder must now decide whether to pursue charges against the former head of the CIA over a leak of classified documents.

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Palpable Relief On Parisian Streets After Hostage Crises End

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-09 14:15

A Paris neighborhood found itself at the center of a violent stand-off on Friday, with shoppers taken hostage at a local supermarket

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Vatican Committee Reportedly Declares Slain Archbishop A Martyr

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-09 13:35

Oscar Romero, was gunned down in 1980 after he denounced a crackdown by El Salvador's junta on its left-wing opponents at the start of a 13-year civil war.

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Concern Over The Future Of 36 Released Cuban Dissidents

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-09 13:30

Activists are concerned over the future of prisoners reportedly let to by the government. Rights groups say officials attached conditions to the dissidents' freedom.

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Nebraska Ruling On Pipeline Could Be A Blow To TransCanada

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-09 13:22

The Senate is set to vote on the Keystone XL pipeline although President Obama has vowed to veto it. What does Nebraska's Supreme Court ruling allowing the pipeline to proceed mean for those involved?

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Paris Attack Suspects Would Have Been Hard To Track

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-09 13:11

Robert Siegel talks to Paris-based terrorism and security expert Jean-Charles Brisard about the terrorist cell in France known as the Buttes-Chaumont network.

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Massachusetts Will Limit Practice Of Restraint And Seclusion In Schools

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-09 13:08

Massachusetts is one of a growing number of states that are putting new restrictions on the practice of restraining and secluding public school students.

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New York Police Commissioner Confirms Work Slowdown By Officers

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-09 12:54

But William Bratton tells NPR the issue was being corrected. The death of Eric Garner in police custody and the subsequent slaying of two New York City police officers has created a tense atmosphere.

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Congressional Budget Watchdogs Change The Way They Keep Score

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-09 12:36

House Republicans voted this week to change the way Congress measures the effects of tax and spending bills.

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Former 'Onion' Editor On Why We Need Satire

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-09 12:36

Former Onion editor Joe Randazzo reacts to the attack of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo this week.

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Future Of Keystone XL Pipeline Back In Obama's Hands

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-09 12:36

The U.S. House passed legislation to approve the pipeline on Friday and the Senate is expected to take up the issue in coming weeks. President Obama has threatened a veto. In the meantime, a legal challenge over the route the pipeline would take through Nebraska has been resolved — for now.

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France Hostage Crises End After Chaotic Day

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-09 12:36

A Paris neighborhood found itself at the center of a violent stand-off on Friday, with shoppers taken hostage at a local supermarket

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First Amendment Arguments Overshadow Sterling Espionage Case

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-09 12:36

Former CIA employee Jeffrey Sterling goes to trial next week on charges he violated his oath and leaked confidential information to reporter James Risen. But Sterling's legal plight is largely overshadowed by Risen's First Amendment arguments and media backlash to the Justice Department decision to subpoena him.

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Los Angeles May Have Been A Safer Bet Than Boston For Olympics Bid

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-09 12:36

The U.S. Olympic Committee surprised everyone by tabbing Boston as its bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. Robert Siegel talks with expert on all things Olympics, David Wallechinsky for some answers.

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Week In Politics: New Congress, Keystone XL Pipeline, Paris Attack

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-09 12:36

Melissa Block speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne, of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks, of the New York Times. They discuss the new Congress, Keystone XL Pipeline votes and terror in Paris.

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Hostage Sieges End In France, With Seven People Dead

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-09 12:36

Police in France have ended both of the hostage sieges they were facing in and near Paris. Three gunmen are dead, along with four of the hostages.

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