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Navy Funds A Small Robot Army To Study The Arctic

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-15 03:03

The U.S. Navy has completed the largest robotic survey of the Arctic ever attempted. Warming waters are absorbing more sunlight and melting more ice there each summer, the gizmos and gliders suggest.

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How Singapore Transformed Itself Into A Food Lover's Destination

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-15 03:03

More than 14 million tourists visited the island nation last year. Many came for the food. It's all part of the Singapore government's master plan to make culinary enticements a key lure for tourists.

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When A Patient Says 'Everything's Fine,' A Doctor Should Be Wary

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-15 01:45

The retired cop was an easy patient, who took his medicine without complaint. After an operation, the man went into a mental tailspin that his doctor realized had been in the making for years.

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In Argentina, An Explosion Triggers A Lifelong Lesson

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-14 20:50

NPR's Jasmine Garsd, then 9 years old, was just down the street when Israel's embassy in Argentina was blown up in 1992. It was one of several traumatic events the country has been unable to resolve.

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After Over A Year In Egyptian Prison, Freed Journalist Recalls His Nightmare

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-14 12:54

Mohamed Fahmy, one of the Al-Jazeera journalists just freed from Egyptian custody, recounts what he calls the nightmare of the last 14 months and talks about what comes next.

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Netflix Streams Its Way To Cuba — Slowly

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-14 12:54

Netflix, the video-streaming service, announced it was offering monthly packages to Cuba starting this month. But few people on the island have access to high-speed internet.

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Obama Says He Doesn't Need Permission To Strike ISIS — So Why Is He Asking?

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-14 12:54

NPR's Arun Rath talks to political correspondent Mara Liasson about the politics of President Obama's request for further authorization of the use of military force against the self-declared Islamic State.

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In Shadow Of Approaching Truce, Bloodshed Boils Over In Ukraine's East

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-14 12:54

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Max Seddon, a foreign correspondent with BuzzFeed News, about the latest from rebel-held eastern Ukraine.

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Event For Controversial Cartoonist Targeted With Deadly Shooting

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-14 12:54

One person was killed and three police were injured in Copenhagen, after gunmen opened fire at a meeting featuring Swedish artist Lars Vilks. The cartoonist is known for his depictions of the Prophet Muhammad.

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WATCH: The Sun Like You've Never Seen It

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-14 11:00

NASA's Goddard Spaceflight Center has released a video composite of some of the imagery taken over the past five years by the Solar Dynamics Observatory. It's nothing short of breathtaking.

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Attack On Copenhagen Cafe Apparently Aimed At Cartoonist

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-14 07:31

Artist Lars Vilks, who has received numerous death threats for the publication in 2007 of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad, was attending a free-speech gathering in the Danish capital.

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Canadian Police Say They've Foiled Would-Be Valentine's Day Massacre

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-14 06:52

One suspect reportedly killed himself when his home was surrounded by authorities. A 23-year-old woman from Illinois was among three people arrested in connection with the alleged plot.

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Around The U.S., Voting Technology Is All Over The Place

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-14 05:51

Voting machines purchased after the 2000 elections are coming to the end of their useful lives. States are looking to buy new equipment but there's little money and technology is changing rapidly.

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Another Blizzard Curls In From The Northeast

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-14 05:25

From New York to Maine, the upper Atlantic coast is bracing for yet another major winter storm.

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More Tales Of Great Teachers

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-14 05:08

We're celebrating teachers past and present. Here's another selection of the best that you've sent us.

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West Coast Port Closures Are Hitting Several Industries Hard

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-14 04:32

No cargo will go in or out of 29 West Coast ports this weekend because of a labor dispute that has been dragging on for months. And now the economic impacts of the shutdown are starting to be felt.

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Shelling Continues In Eastern Ukraine Ahead Of Truce

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-14 04:16

A cease-fire deal forged earlier this week in Minsk is set to go into effect at midnight Ukraine time, but skepticism abounds over the deal, the second in six months.

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The Other Chocolate Tries For Sweet Redemption

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-14 03:12

Some say white chocolate has a bad reputation because of its history of poor quality ingredients. But aficionados say its mellow sweetness can bring out flavors that bitter dark chocolate smothers.

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With New Cardinals, Pope Aims To Widen Horizons Of Church Leadership

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-14 03:12

In a formal ceremony, 20 prelates became princes of the Catholic Church. The new cardinals mark a shift in the church under Pope Francis toward poor nations — and away from Europe.

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Fighting In Ukraine Appears Untouched By Peace Deals And Cease-Fires

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-14 03:12

Fighting in eastern Ukraine has continued despite a peace deal and a cease-fire set to begin Sunday. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Courtney Weaver of the Financial Times from Donetsk.

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