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Obama Administration Won't Seek To End 529 College Tax Break

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-27 14:56

All 50 states and the District of Columbia sponsor 529 plans. Critics had called the proposal to limit them a tax hike on the middle class.

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VIDEO: Inside Libya: Living with fear

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 14:40
The BBC's Ian Pannell travelled to Libya's capital to discover a country now in the hands of militias.

Koch Brothers Put Price Tag On 2016: $889 Million

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-27 14:28

The political network led by industrialists Charles and David Koch plans to spend about as much money as the entire national Republican Party spent in the last presidential election cycle.

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Tell us what the economy feels like to you

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2015-01-27 14:13

It’s doing better by lots of measurements – but people don’t feel it. Which is part of what President Obama was out stumping for through November.

The data says the economy’s doing better – much better. But does it feel better? How’s your economy doing? 

Tell us your story below, and we might include it in the show.

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For Dollars Donated To Vaccine Campaigns, Norway Wears The Crown

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-27 14:12

Donations to the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization hit $7.5 billion. The UK and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation were the most generous dollar-wise. Norway is the per capita champ.

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Pakistanis View Obama's India Visit With A Touch Of Irritation

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-27 13:57

Obama's trip to India has prompted Pakistanis to leaf back through their visitors' book with an aggrieved eye, and reinforced their view that U.S. policy tends toward cynical pragmatism.

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In Case You Were Wondering, Marshawn Lynch Is Here For One Reason

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-27 13:51

At a (mandatory) NFL media appearance for the upcoming Super Bowl, Lynch stuck to one response Tuesday: "I'm just here so I won't get fined."

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Shetland celebrates Up Helly Aa

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 13:37
Shetland's spectacular annual Up Helly Aa fire festival, which celebrates its Viking heritage, is celebrated with the burning of a replica longship.

How Did Obama Play In India? We Ask Four Villagers To Weigh In

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-27 13:37

President Obama paid a visit, watched a parade and promised $4 billion in investments and loans. He made headlines, of course — but what did the village people think of it all?

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Mexico insists 43 students are dead

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 13:33
Mexico's attorney general insists that 43 students who disappeared four months ago were killed and their bodies burnt and disposed of.

Could you see your dog in the snow?

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 13:28
Charting snow depth in the US - using six dogs

Operator Of Drone That Crashed At White House Works At Intelligence Agency

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-27 13:25

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency said one of its employees was operating the quad copter that crashed Monday on the grounds of the executive mansion. The worker was off duty at the time.

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Southern California's Water Supply Threatened By Next Major Quake

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-27 13:22

As if the drought wasn't bad enough, four of the area's aqueducts sit on the San Andreas Fault. Engineers are working to protect the water system against the next major earthquake.

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Allenby maintains 'kidnap' claim

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 13:20
Golfer Robert Allenby says police are continuing to investigate his claim that he was kidnapped, robbed and beaten in Hawaii.

Chelsea 1-0 Liverpool (agg 2-1)

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 13:16
Chelsea reach the 2015 Capital One Cup final after Branislav Ivanovic's header earns a 2-1 aggregate win over Liverpool.

US museums consider London outpost

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 13:09
The world's largest museum and research institution could be heading for London as part of a multi-million dollar redevelopment of the 2012 Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Apple earnings beat expectations

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 13:06
Apple reports first quarter earnings of $18bn and record iPhone sales of 74.5 million, beating investor expectations.

To Protect His Son, A Father Asks School To Bar Unvaccinated Children

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-27 13:05

A 6-year-old can't be vaccinated against measles because he is recovering from leukemia. He faces a higher risk because parents at his California school have chosen not to vaccinate their kids.

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Spain charges priests with sex abuse

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 13:05
A judge in the southern Spanish city of Granada charges 10 Roman Catholic priests and two Catholic lay workers with child sex abuse.

City Link overtime 'will be paid'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 13:04
City Link employees will receive overtime payments, according to Jon Moulton, the founder of the company which owns the collapsed parcel delivery firm.

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