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CIA Chief Says Governing Is Too Big A Job For ISIS

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-13 14:28

Director John Brennan sees discord within the group, despite its great success at attracting new fighters.

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Lumber Liquidators Defends Its Products After '60 Minutes' Report

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-13 13:55

The flooring retailer says the tests used by its critics give a misleading impression of product safety. But Lumber Liquidators says it will pay for safety testing for customers who want it.

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Nurses Have To Translate When Medical Devices Fail To Communicate

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-13 13:47

Medical technology can make patient care better and more precise. But the gadgets and computers can cause trouble, too. One big problem is that most of the devices often can't talk with one another.

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Univision Incident Reignites Questions About Diversity In Latino Media

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-13 13:45

Fashion critic and host Rodner Figueroa has been let go for offensive comments about First Lady Michelle Obama. Critics see the incident as an example of racism in Spanish-language broadcasts.

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Drumbeat Grows Louder For Impeachment Of Brazil's Rousseff

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-13 13:32

The second-term president faces a massive corruption scandal at the state oil company that implicates her party, rising inflation and a tanking currency. Now, her popularity is at an all-time low.

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Ferguson Mayor Knowles Slams 'Hostile Language' From Eric Holder

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-13 13:13

Saying that he's trying to save Ferguson, Mo., Mayor James Knowles adds that he is frustrated and concerned by the tone of the attorney general's remarks.

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Athletes Help Cheerleader With Down Syndrome Defy Bullies

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-13 12:15

Desiree Andrews is a cheerleader at Lincoln Middle School in Wisconsin. She has Down syndrome — and as some hecklers learned last year, she also has the support of her school's basketball team.

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