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Nimoy Is Gone, But Mr. Spock WIll Live Forever

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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A German Muslim Asks His Compatriots: 'What Do You Want To Know?'

Sat, 2015-02-28 00:35

Inside his dentist's office, Sadiqu al-Mousllie is treated like any other German. It's different when the Syrian-born man steps outside. He's trying to fight Islamophobia, one question at a time.

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A German Muslim Asks His Compatriots: 'What Do You Want To Know?'

Sat, 2015-02-28 00:35

Inside his dentist's office, Sadiqu al-Mousllie is treated like any other German. It's different when the Syrian-born man steps outside. He's trying to fight Islamophobia, one question at a time.

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Leonard Nimoy's Mr. Spock Taught Us Acceptance Is Highly Logical

Sat, 2015-02-28 00:33

The Star Trek actor died Friday in Los Angeles, and NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says Nimoy's signature role taught fans the power of accepting their differences rather than fighting them.

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Leonard Nimoy's Mr. Spock Taught Us Acceptance Is Highly Logical

Sat, 2015-02-28 00:33

The Star Trek actor died Friday in Los Angeles, and NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says Nimoy's signature role taught fans the power of accepting their differences rather than fighting them.

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After Second Round Of Talks, Cubans, Americans Emerge Upbeat

Fri, 2015-02-27 16:50

Roberta Jacobson, the American diplomat leading the talks, said the talks were "productive and encouraging" and a U.S. embassy could open in Havana by April.

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Putin Critic Boris Nemtsov Shot Dead In Moscow

Fri, 2015-02-27 14:28

On Friday, gunmen shot to death the prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov. Nemtsov was a longtime Russian opposition leader and a sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin.

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Mexican Attorney General Who Handled Case Of Vanished Students To Step Down

Fri, 2015-02-27 14:27

Murillo Karam ran the investigation when 43 college students disappeared. He's now stepping down.

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New Museum Depicts 'The Life Of A Slave From Cradle To The Tomb'

Fri, 2015-02-27 14:03

A New Orleans attorney has turned an antebellum plantation into a new museum. You won't find hoop skirts and mint juleps, but stark relics at a site devoted entirely to a realistic look at slavery.

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Jeb's Rowdy Supporters Help Him Escape the CPAC Lion's Den

Fri, 2015-02-27 13:58

The former Florida governor's supporters shouted down his hecklers at his much-anticipated appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

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Putin Critic Boris Nemtsov Shot Dead

Fri, 2015-02-27 13:41

Nemtsov served as a governor and deputy prime minister in the 1990s. He later became an opposition leader and sharp critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin. He was killed on a street in Moscow.

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The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, Longtime President of Notre Dame University, Dies

Fri, 2015-02-27 13:19

Father Ted, as he was known to his friends, was influential in reshaping Catholic higher education. He was also a champion for civil rights and nuclear disarmament.

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