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Is The Battle Won And Done For Those Who Fought For Net Neutrality?

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 12:56

In a 3-2 vote on Feb. 26, the FCC approved new rules, regulating broadband internet as a public utility. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Mat Honan, San Francisco bureau chief for BuzzFeed News, about the political implications of the vote.

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Homeland Security Gets Stopgap Funding, But More Political Battles Loom

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 12:56

Congress will fund the Department of Homeland Security for one more week. Political correspondent Mara Liasson talks with NPR's Arun Rath about the politics of the battles being waged by congressional Republicans.

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One Man's Race To Outrun Alzheimer's

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 12:56

Cape Cod journalist Greg O'Brien has always found solace in running, and a diagnosis of Alzheimer's hasn't stopped him. But making it work — for himself and his family — isn't always easy.

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How Conservatives Are Readying Their 'Grassroots Army' For 2016

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 11:25

The message from the Conservative Political Action Conference's first-ever Activism Boot Camp was clear: a win for Republicans in 2016 must be a team effort.

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Iraq's National Museum To Open For First Time Since 2003 Invasion

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 09:12

The planned reopening was moved up following the release of a video showing self-declared Islamic State extremists destroying priceless ancient artifacts in the Mosul museum.

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While New England Gets Snow, West Africa Gets Sand

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 07:51

A hot wind blows from the Sahara Desert across West Africa each winter. This year, the clouds of sand are so thick that flights are grounded, cocoa trees are suffering and everyone has a cough.

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Egypt Declares Hamas 'Terrorist' Group

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 06:39

The organization, an offshoot of Egypt's banned Muslim Brotherhood, controls the Gaza Strip.

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A 'Show Boat' With An Asian-American Cast Hits The Rocks

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 06:03

Racial tensions between blacks and whites are at the heart of the "Ol' Man River" musical. Asian-American actors say it doesn't make sense to get on board.

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West Calls On Russia For Independent Probe Of Nemtsov's Murder

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 05:44

The opposition leader and harsh critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down in public on Friday.

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Silly, Saucy, Scary: Photos Show The Many Faces Of Ugly Fruit

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 05:24

Wonky produce can take on absurdly entertaining shapes. But one food activist says learning to love these crazy contours is key to stopping mounds of food waste.

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Funding Homeland Security: Where Do We Go From Here?

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 04:16

President Obama late Friday signed a stopgap measure to keep the department running for another week, but the tussle over his executive action on immigration, linked to the funding, is not over yet.

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Nimoy Is Gone, But Mr. Spock WIll Live Forever

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 04:01

Leonard Nimoy died Friday at the age of 83. NPR's Scott Simon remembers the man who was best known for his role as Spock.

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Conservatives Heckle Jeb Bush On Education, Immigration

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 04:01

Some Republicans have said that former Gov. Jeb Bush isn't conservative enough. This week he appeared before the Conservative Political Action Conference and made his case for a possible 2016 run.

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Report Urges Britain To Take Small-Claims Cases Online

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 04:01

Instead of settling low-value civil cases in court, a new report from the Civil Justice Council says these disputes should be settled online. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the author, Richard Susskind.

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More U.S.-Cuba Talks Ahead, Including Human Rights Dialogue

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 04:01

The United States hosted a second round of talks with Cuba aimed at restoring diplomatic ties and re-opening embassies.

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Despite Big Advantages, Emanuel Forced To Face Chicago Runoff

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 04:01

Chicago will hold a runoff mayoral election in April. Incumbent Rahm Emanuel will face Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia. NPR's Scott Simon talks to columnist Carol Marin about the race.

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Boris Nemtsov, Shot Friday, Was A Vehement Anti-Putin Critic

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 04:01

Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was gunned down in Moscow Friday night. Nemtsov was a longtime opposition leader and a fierce critic of President Vladimir Putin. Putin condemned the killing.

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House GOP Scurries To Avert Homeland Security Shutdown

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 04:01

A last-minute scramble to fund the Department of Homeland Security exposed rifts among Republicans. NPR's Scott Simon talks to correspondent Ailsa Chang about the latest battle in Congress.

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Can You Dig It? More Evidence Suggests Humans From The Ice Age

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 00:43

Initially dismissed as a hoax a century ago, scientists have found evidence in Florida of humans living 14,000 years ago. If the findings hold up, they will help rewrite the history of early man.

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Can You Dig It? More Evidence Suggests Humans From The Ice Age

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-28 00:43

Initially dismissed as a hoax a century ago, scientists have found evidence in Florida of humans living 14,000 years ago. If the findings hold up, they will help rewrite the history of early man.

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