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Two Students In Critical Condition After School Shooting In Roswell, N.M.

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-14 09:49

Police say the suspected shooter has been taken into custody. Early reports are that at least two students were injured.

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Israeli Minister: Kerry Should 'Win A Nobel Prize And Leave Us In Peace'

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-14 09:46

The remarks by defense official Moshe Yaalon indicate just how difficult discussions are over a possible Mideast peace deal.

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8 Excerpts That Explain The Alex Rodriguez Doping Scandal

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-14 09:38

Newly released court documents tell a narrative that sheds light on the secret world of performance enhancing drugs in professional sports. They detail surprising actions taken by both Rodriguez and Major League Baseball to hide or uncover a major doping scheme.

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Feds Can't Enforce Net Neutrality: What This Means For You

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-14 09:20

In a ruling with implications for the future of the Internet, judges say the Federal Communications Commission can't enforce rules that prohibit Internet providers from prioritizing some types of Internet traffic over others.

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Doctors Recommend Universal Diabetes Testing For Pregnant Women

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-14 09:20

More and more women are getting diabetes while pregnant, which can be risky for both mother and child. But the condition can be successfully treated, which is why a panel that sets standards for preventive care has called for all pregnant women to be screened.

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First Land-Walking Fish Looks Like It Had 'All-Wheel Drive'

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-14 09:16

Fossils of Tiktaalik, which lived some 375 million years ago and is believed to be the first fish that walked on land, had more robust hindquarters than previously known.

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Spinach Dinosaurs To Sugar Diamonds: 3-D Printers Hit The Kitchen

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-14 09:06

Pizza printed up for dinner? Or how about an edible photograph for your next birthday cake? The first restaurant-grade approved 3-D printer was unveiled last week, and the gadget can churn out candies in any shape imaginable. Other printers in the works make custom-shaped pastas and assemble ravioli and gnocchi.

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35,000 Or So Have Water Again In W.Va.; 265,000 Or So To Go

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-14 08:43

Officials are slowly lifting the bans on water use in areas that have been affected by last week's chemical spill.

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Bridge Scandal Creates Unique Hurdles For Christie

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-14 08:16

The New Jersey governor's State of the State speech Tuesday will be overshadowed by the scandal surrounding lane closures on the nation's busiest bridge.

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Bridge Scandal Creates Unique Hurdles For Christie

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-14 08:16

The New Jersey governor's State of the State speech Tuesday will be overshadowed by the scandal surrounding the lane closures on the nation's busiest bridge.

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U.K. Aided India In Raid On Sikh Shrine, Documents Suggest

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-14 08:15

The 1984 raid on the Golden Temple in Amritsar, India, killed hundreds in Sikhism's holiest shrine. The revelation has dismayed British Sikh groups and prompted Prime Minister David Cameron to order an inquiry into the claim.

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Ill-Defined Coverage Muddles Insurance For Developmentally Disabled

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-14 07:58

Health plans of all kinds typically cover rehabilitative services, such as physical therapy to help people after an accident or illness. But before the Affordable Care Act passed, coverage of similar services to help people learn or maintain functional skills, rather than regain them, was often excluded.

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Pope's Harley Goes Up For Auction To Help Rome Soup Kitchen

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-14 07:36

The pontiff was given two Harley-Davidson motorcycles in June, one of which will be sold in Paris to raise money for Charitas Roma.

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20 Million DirecTV Customers Just Lost The Weather Channel

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-14 07:05

A dispute over how much the weather network can charge couldn't be resolved before a Monday deadline. The two sides are still talking, but they're also pointing fingers at each other. Their stormy relationship has gotten worse.

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Federal court rules against FCC net neutrality rules

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-01-14 06:54

On Tuesday, a federal appeals court in Washington struck down the Federal Communications Commission's open internet rules. The FCC had wanted to make internet providers treat all web traffic the same -- a concept known as net neutrality.

The ruling means internet service providers will be allowed to grant quicker access to websites willing to pay for the special treatment. For instance, if websites like Netflix will pay more, providers like Verizon will serve up their content faster.  

Marketplace's Nancy Marshall Genzer joins Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson to discuss. 

Hundreds Fleeing South Sudan's Fighting Drown In Nile River

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-14 06:21

At least 200 refugees, mostly women and children, have died in the ferry accident near the northern city of Malakal.

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