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No Rest For The Snow-Weary: Northeast Braces For Round 2

Sat, 2014-02-15 11:51

Maine could get a foot and a half of snow, while Massachusetts and Connecticut could see an additional 12 inches on top of what's already still on the ground.

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Mars 'Jelly Doughnut' Mystery Solved: It's Just A Rock, NASA Says

Sat, 2014-02-15 10:16

The strange red-and-white object that intrigued Mars enthusiasts for weeks turns out to be just a piece of Mars rock chipped off by the Opportunity rover.

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GOP Struggles To Sell Message In Big Cities

Sat, 2014-02-15 10:02

Democrats currently control city hall in 90 percent of the nation's largest cities. But not too many years ago, Republicans had a pretty good chance of winning big-city mayoral races.

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Soaking Sochi In Red And White, Canada Aims To Repeat 2010 Wins

Sat, 2014-02-15 09:14

At the Vancouver games, Canada won the most gold medals. Now fans are cheering on their teams in Russia: A moving, yelling, living, breathing mass of Canadian pride.

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U.S. Men's Hockey Team Triumphs Over Russia In Shootout Ending

Sat, 2014-02-15 09:11

The American and Russian men's ice hockey teams faced off at the Winter Olympics on Sunday, and it wasn't pretty. From Sochi, correspondent Robert Smith tells NPR's Scott Simon about the game that went into overtime.

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Walking Down The Widening Aisle Of Interracial Marriages

Sat, 2014-02-15 08:52

One in 10 opposite-sex marriages in the U.S. are between spouses of different races or ethnicities. At more than 5.3 million, their numbers have increased 28 percent since 2000, according to the Census Bureau.

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Walking Down The Widening Aisle Of Interracial Marriages

Sat, 2014-02-15 08:52

One in 10 opposite-sex marriages in the U.S. are between spouses of different races or ethnicities. At more than 5.3 million, their numbers have increased 28 percent since 2000, according to the Census Bureau.

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Flood Of Gay Marriage Cases Releasing Stream Of Federal Rulings

Sat, 2014-02-15 08:14

A federal judge in Virginia struck down the state's same-sex marriage ban this week. Similar rulings have come down in other conservative states, like Kentucky, Oklahoma and Utah, indicating the strategy for winning marriage equality in federal courts is moving faster than many expected.

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Tenn. Workers Vote To Reject Union At VW Plant

Sat, 2014-02-15 08:12

Workers at the VW plant in Chattanooga have dealt a blow to organized labor in the South. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to reporter Blake Farmer about the close vote.

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U.S. Men's Ice Hockey Beats Russia In Preliminary Round

Sat, 2014-02-15 08:11

Team USA beat out their rivals in a heart-stopping sudden-death shootout as Russian President Vladimir Putin watched from the stands.

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What We Might Learn From Snoring Weather Cats

Sat, 2014-02-15 08:11

In the late 19th century, the U.S. government compiled a list of popular proverbs to help meteorologists predict the weather. Could some of that folk wisdom help us now?

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Push Comes To Shove In Turkey's Parliament Over Judicial Bill

Sat, 2014-02-15 06:44

One legislator broke his nose and another his finger as Parliament erupted into a fist fight over a measure to increase the government's control in selecting judges.

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Mediator: Syrian Peace Talks Have 'Not Come Out With Very Much'

Sat, 2014-02-15 06:25

Lakhdar Brahimi apologizes that the first two rounds of talks between the Syrian government and the opposition have produced little of substance.

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For The South, Add Earthquake To Snow, Ice And Power Outages

Sat, 2014-02-15 05:16

There was no major damage or injuries reported from the small, 4.1-magnitude quake, but the unusual temblor comes in addition to the region's equally unusual winter weather.

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Police Report Naloxone Highly Effective At Reducing Drug Deaths

Sat, 2014-02-15 05:00

The Quincy Police Department was one of the first law enforcement agencies to distribute a drug called Naloxone, a drug used to reverse opiate overdoses. Police Lt. Patrick Glynn speaks to NPR's Scott Simon about the experimental move.

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Emotions Run High For Olympic U.S.-Russia Hockey Game

Sat, 2014-02-15 05:00

Among the highlights of the weekend at the Winter Olympics: The U.S. men's hockey team faces off with the Russians on Saturday. Ice and sparks are expected to fly.

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NFL Releases Grim Report Of Locker-Room Bullying

Sat, 2014-02-15 05:00

The NFL's report about the Miami Dolphins describes the team's "pattern of harassment." NPR's Scott Simon speaks to sports correspondent Tom Goldman about the week in sports.

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Forecasting The Flu, Tweet By Tweet

Sat, 2014-02-15 05:00

The CDC is using a social media contest to forecast the spread of the flu. Johns Hopkins professor Mark Dredze tells NPR's Scott Simon that tweets like "Bieber fever" make tracking the flu more difficult.

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Three Years Later, A Harrowing Visit To Fukushima

Sat, 2014-02-15 05:00

This March will be the third anniversary of the tsunami that led to Japan's nuclear disaster. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to NPR's Anthony Kuhn, who went inside one of the Fukushima reactors.

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Syrian Unrest Explodes Into Beirut Suburbs

Sat, 2014-02-15 05:00

In the once vibrant city of Beirut, sandbags and blast walls are replacing cafes and coffee shops. As Hezbollah becomes more involved in the Syrian conflict, its supporters in Beirut are facing repercussions.

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