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West Coast Port Closures Are Hitting Several Industries Hard

Sat, 2015-02-14 04:32

No cargo will go in or out of 29 West Coast ports this weekend because of a labor dispute that has been dragging on for months. And now the economic impacts of the shutdown are starting to be felt.

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Shelling Continues In Eastern Ukraine Ahead Of Truce

Sat, 2015-02-14 04:16

A cease-fire deal forged earlier this week in Minsk is set to go into effect at midnight Ukraine time, but skepticism abounds over the deal, the second in six months.

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The Other Chocolate Tries For Sweet Redemption

Sat, 2015-02-14 03:12

Some say white chocolate has a bad reputation because of its history of poor quality ingredients. But aficionados say its mellow sweetness can bring out flavors that bitter dark chocolate smothers.

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With New Cardinals, Pope Aims To Widen Horizons Of Church Leadership

Sat, 2015-02-14 03:12

In a formal ceremony, 20 prelates became princes of the Catholic Church. The new cardinals mark a shift in the church under Pope Francis toward poor nations — and away from Europe.

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Fighting In Ukraine Appears Untouched By Peace Deals And Cease-Fires

Sat, 2015-02-14 03:12

Fighting in eastern Ukraine has continued despite a peace deal and a cease-fire set to begin Sunday. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Courtney Weaver of the Financial Times from Donetsk.

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Pope Welcomes 20 New Cardinals

Sat, 2015-02-14 03:12

Twenty Catholic prelates become princes of the church on Saturday. Many of them come from poor countries, reflecting the pope's focus on ministering to the impoverished.

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Embattled Oregon Governor Says He Will Resign

Sat, 2015-02-14 03:12

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber says he'll resign next week, just months after re-election. He had been under pressure to resign amid ethics investigations related to his fiancée's consulting work.

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Video Made The Internet Star: YouTube Turns 10

Sat, 2015-02-14 03:12

YouTube was registered as a domain name 10 years ago today, and yes, it's gone viral. NPR's Scott Simon looks back on a decade's worth of cat videos, politics, self-help and everything in between.

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Buried Boston Copes With Piles Of Snow

Sat, 2015-02-14 03:12

Boston has been buried under piles of snow this winter. The streets are covered and there's more snow on the way. Car Talk's Ray Magliozzi talks to NPR's Scott Simon about how the city is coping.

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Not Everyone Agrees On How To Tame Obama's Cyber 'Wild West'

Sat, 2015-02-14 03:12

President Obama wants to stop cyberattacks by getting companies and law enforcement to coordinate. He signed an executive order that could pave the way, but some in the business world are skeptical.

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Valentine's Day Has Another Side: Fighting For Freedoms For Women

Sat, 2015-02-14 03:03

The V-Day Movement aims to fight unfair laws that abuse and discriminate against women. In Malta, for example, a man can abduct a woman and get away with it if he marries her.

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How Long Is An Ebola Victim's Body Contagious? You Don't Want To Know

Sat, 2015-02-14 02:03

New research confirms that even after a victim dies, viral cells on the corpse can infect others for as long as 7 days.

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'Wall Street Journal': Apple Working On An Electric Car

Fri, 2015-02-13 15:57

Basing its story on unnamed Apple employees, the paper reported that Apple was gearing up to challenge Telsa in the electric car market.

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Gary Owens, 'Rowan And Martin's Laugh-In' Announcer, Dies

Fri, 2015-02-13 15:05

Owens, known for his baritone, parlayed his role on Laugh-In into a long career of voice-over work in more than a dozen movies and many TV shows. He was 80-years-old.

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Déjà vu All Over Again: Northeast Braces For Another Blizzard

Fri, 2015-02-13 13:54

February has already become the snowiest on record for Boston, but this weekend's storm may bring up to a foot of more snow.

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Obama Calls UNC Murders 'Brutal And Outrageous'

Fri, 2015-02-13 13:51

The president spoke a day after the Justice Department announced an investigation into the killings of three Muslim university students as a possible hate crime.

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Obama Calls For Better Response To Cybersecurity Threats

Fri, 2015-02-13 13:43

President Obama signed an executive order that aims to stem attacks by hackers. The order encourages companies to share information about cyber threats with each other and the federal government.

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GMO Apples Get The Nod, But Not Much Of A Welcoming Party

Fri, 2015-02-13 13:38

Government regulators have approved the first genetically modified apples, which don't turn brown when you cut them open. But planting these trees will be a gamble since consumers may not want them.

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Execution By Firing Squad Passes Key Vote In Utah Legislature

Fri, 2015-02-13 12:31

The Republican-controlled House has voted to revive the option, which was discontinued in 2004, if the state cannot obtain the drugs needed to perform an execution by lethal injection.

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GOP 'Trailblazers' Gala Honors Largest Class Of Black Lawmakers

Fri, 2015-02-13 12:28

The Republican National Convention hosted its "Trailblazers" gala where it honored its largest class of Black Republicans since Reconstruction.

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