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Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell Awaits Sentencing

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-06 01:19

McDonnell and his wife, former first lady Maureen, were convicted in September on several charges of corruption while he was in office.

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Speaker Election Reveals Split Among Some House Republicans

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-06 01:00

John Boehner is set to start his third 2-year term as speaker. His election is nearly a foregone conclusion, although a number of his Republican colleagues are likely to vote against him on the floor.

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With Downloads In Decline, Can iTunes Adapt?

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-05 23:59

Digital downloads of iTunes fell sharply in 2014, as consumers abandoned Apple's music store in favor of cheap, easy-to-use subscription services.

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For Many Of Navajo Nation, Water Delivery Comes Monthly

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-05 23:57

When residents see Darlene Arviso driving her water delivery truck, it's like they've seen Santa coming down the chimney. But these deliveries to the Navajo Nation are far from the perfect solution.

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The Russian Who Claims Credit For Fanning The Flames In Ukraine

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-05 23:55

Igor Girkin claims to have touched off the conflagration and he says he's proud of what he did. The former member of the Russian security service has a knack for turning up in tumultuous places.

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Addiction Patients Overwhelm Vermont's Expanded Treatment Programs

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-05 23:54

Last year, Gov. Peter Shumlin devoted his entire State of the State address to Vermont's opiate addiction problem. Since then it has expanded treatment, but doctors say demand is outpacing services.

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How Anglers Are Learning To Save Fish That Get 'The Bends'

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-05 23:52

Millions of deep-water fish die every year because of barotrauma, a condition divers know as "the bends." But scientists say so-called descending devices can help fish survive a trip to the surface.

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Fight Over Son's Allowance May Have Led To Hedge Fund Founder's Death

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-05 21:33

Thomas Gilbert Jr. was arrested on charges of murder and criminal possession of a weapon in the death of Thomas Gilbert Sr.

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L.A., D.C., S.F., Boston? U.S. Pick For Olympic Host May Come Thursday

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-05 17:56

The U.S. Olympic Committee announced Monday that its board would discuss the four cities' bids at Denver International Airport later this week — and then possibly travel to the winning city.

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Student Tuition Now Outweighs State Funding At Public Colleges

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-05 15:33

From 2003 to 2012, state funding decreased by 12 percent overall while median tuition rose 55 percent across all public colleges," the General Accountability Office says.

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U.S. Credit Cards Tackle Fraud With Embedded Chips, But No PINs

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-05 14:03

The nation's biggest banks are leaning toward a new credit card security system that will rely on embedded chips and signatures rather than PINs. But critics say the PIN-and-chip system is superior.

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SpaceX Plans A Perfect Landing

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-05 13:57

The space firm will send a supply capsule into orbit, and then try a new way to recover the part of the rocket that carried it. If it works, that could dramatically reduce the cost of going to space.

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Prosecutors Say Tools For Hiding Online Hinder Cybercrime Crackdowns

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-05 13:49

Advocates say tools that cloak online identities are needed to protect activists. Prosecutors say they hinder efforts to police all kinds of crime, from child pornography to illegal gun sales.

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Car Sales Surged In December, Capping A Good Year For The Industry

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-05 13:07

Boosted by cheap gas and a recovering economy, automakers racked up strong sales gains in December.

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Same-Sex Marriages Start In Florida

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-05 13:02

Florida courts are making last-minute preparations as the state prepares on Tuesday to become the 36th in the nation to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

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