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For Florists, Roses A Nerve-Racking Business Around Valentines Day

Fri, 2015-02-13 12:21

Valentines Day is this one day when one product — a red rose — is worth two or three times more than it is at any other time of the year. If a florist catches that window, he's golden. But the process of getting the roses to is fraught with risk, middlemen, crazy expense and bad weather.

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For U.S. Presidential Hopefuls, Campaigning In London Is A Tough Task

Fri, 2015-02-13 12:21

There's a new must-stop on the presidential primary tour: London. In recent weeks three potential Republican hopefuls have made the trip, and each made news in ways they hadn't hoped.

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Justices Ginsburg And Scalia: A Perfect Match Except For Their Views On The Law

Fri, 2015-02-13 12:21

The two justices — sometimes called the Odd Couple of the Supreme Court — have been friends for decades. They shared their disagreements and affection at an evening at George Washington University.

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Will Upcoming Ceasefire In Ukraine Hold?

Fri, 2015-02-13 12:21

Rachel Martin talks to Associated Press reporter Peter Leonard about the situation on the ground in Ukraine ahead of Sunday's planned ceasefire.

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Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Facing More Legal Troubles

Fri, 2015-02-13 12:21

A federal judge in Arizona is planning a series of hearings to find out if Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio should be held in contempt of court for violating the court's orders. It's the latest twist in a lawsuit that found the sheriff's exuberant crackdown on illegal immigration racially profiled Latino drivers.

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Week In Politics: DHS Funding, ISIS, Same-Sex Marriage In Alabama

Fri, 2015-02-13 12:21

Rachel Martin reviews the week in politics with our regular commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the Department of Homeland Security funding debate, the authorization of force against the Islamic State and same-sex marriage in Alabama.

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This Valentine's Day, I'm Loving The Boyfriend I Built For Myself

Fri, 2015-02-13 12:21

Single and tired of being asked if you're dating? A new service offers the appearance of having a significant other who texts you and even leaves voice mails. NPR's Jasmine Garsd gave it a try.

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Let Us Review North Korea's Glorious New Slogans!

Fri, 2015-02-13 11:41

North Korea's official news agency released a list of more than 300 new propaganda slogans, commanding everything from more dutiful wives to more scientific cultivation of mushrooms.

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Amid Influence-Peddling Scandal, Oregon Governor Resigns

Fri, 2015-02-13 11:09

Gov. John Kitzhaber apologized to "all those people who gave of their faith, time, energy and resources to elect me to a fourth term last year." Secretary of State Kate Brown will be interim governor.

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Argentine President Is Accused In Cover Up Of 1994 Bombing

Fri, 2015-02-13 10:35

Cristina Fernández de Krishner and other top officials are accused of having tried to cut a deal for oil with Iran in exchange for not punishing two Iranians implicated in the bombing.

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When A School Gets A Bad Report Card

Fri, 2015-02-13 10:02

North Carolina doesn't just give its students grades. Joining several other states, it now grades its schools too, on the old A through F system.

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Governor Puts Moratorium On Pennsylvania's Death Penalty

Fri, 2015-02-13 08:53

Gov. Tom Wolf has declared a moratorium on the death penalty in Pennsylvania, taking a stance he had embraced during his recent campaign. Wolf, a Democrat, was sworn in last month.

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God, Grits And American Dreams: It's Presidential Candidate Book Season

Fri, 2015-02-13 08:12

The Iowa caucuses are a year away, which means it's time for presidential campaign books. Marco Rubio will be in Iowa Friday to hawk his new work.

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Your Brain May Want That Bottle Of Soda Because It's Easy To Pick Up

Fri, 2015-02-13 07:37

Coca-Cola has launched a small, easy-to-hold bottle in Kenya. And the size and shape could make people crave it. That's the belief of psychologist Sian Beilock, author of How the Body Knows Its Mind.

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Your Brain May Want That Bottle Of Soda Because It's Easy To Pick Up

Fri, 2015-02-13 07:37

Coca-Cola has launched a small, easy-to-hold bottle in Kenya. And the size and shape could make people crave it. That's the belief of psychologist Sian Beilock, author of How the Body Knows Its Mind.

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Why Convention Sites Don't Make Very Good Swing State Strategy

Fri, 2015-02-13 07:36

The idea that convention cities are decided with an eye toward winning the host city's state is popular to the point of being irresistible. But it doesn't fare well against the facts.

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Alabama Police Officer Arrested Over Severe Injuries To Indian Man

Fri, 2015-02-13 07:31

Sureshbhai Patel, 57, was stopped last week as he walked in his son's new neighborhood. Patel remains hospitalized after surgery to fuse bones in his neck; his son says he now has limited mobility.

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Internet Pioneer Warns Our Era Could Become The 'Digital Dark Ages'

Fri, 2015-02-13 07:24

Google Vice President Vint Cerf says that our complete reliance on digital information that is often not preserved could result in an information "black hole" for future historians.

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How NAFTA Changed American (And Mexican) Food Forever

Fri, 2015-02-13 07:16

The trade agreement has helped the U.S., Mexico and Canada sell a lot more food to one another. That's meant more seasonal produce for the U.S., and more processed food and supermarkets for Mexico.

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A Radio Journalist Who Put His Life On The Line

Fri, 2015-02-13 06:48

Yusuf Ahmed Abukar did stories about Somalia's poor and suffering souls. He was critical of the government and of militants. Then one day he got a text message that said someone was coming for him.

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