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Flake: Senate GOP Letter To Iran 'Not Appropriate'

Tue, 2015-03-10 12:16

Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake is one of seven Senate Republicans who did not sign a letter to Iran warning about a nuclear deal with the Obama administration. He speaks with NPR's Melissa Block.

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Senate's Letter To Iran Complicates Nuclear Negotiations

Tue, 2015-03-10 12:16

As they try to reach a nuclear deal with Iran, the White House says it does want Congress to have a role — just not now. So, could Republican interference scuttle the whole thing?

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Iraq Archaeologist Asks U.S. To Help Protect Antiquities

Tue, 2015-03-10 12:16

ISIS has been destroying Iraq's historic artifacts. Iraqi archaeologist Abdulamir al-Hamdani has asked the White House to help in protecting his country's heritage. He speaks with NPR's Melissa Block.

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Clinton Says She Didn't Think Private Email Would Be 'An Issue'

Tue, 2015-03-10 12:16

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton answered questions Tuesday about her use of a private email account. Correspondents Tamara Keith and Mara Liasson join NPR's Melissa Block.

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Florida Gov. Scott Denies Banning Phrase 'Climate Change'

Tue, 2015-03-10 12:16

University scientists and former state employees say Florida Gov. Rick Scott's administration has directed them to avoid using the phrase "climate change." Scott denies the charge.

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Collision, Chemical Leak Closes Part Of Houston Ship Channel

Tue, 2015-03-10 12:04

An "unknown quantity" of a gasoline additive leaked from a 600-foot tanker. It's the Houston Ship Channel's second crash in less than a week.

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No Big Money Or TV Ads — What's With The U.K.'s Low-Key Election?

Tue, 2015-03-10 12:03

There may not even be any televised debates, but the U.K. really is less than two months from national elections. Why is it so different from the U.S., where attention is already on 2016?

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A Sheriff And A Doctor Team Up To Map Childhood Trauma

Tue, 2015-03-10 11:33

Sometimes a different perspective can help you see a problem with fresh eyes. The problem to be solved in Gainesville, Florida? A hotspot of poverty, child abuse and neglect.

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Taking U.S. Politics Beyond 'The Water's Edge'

Tue, 2015-03-10 11:29

For generations, Congress has deferred to presidents when it comes to foreign policy. The concept was tossed out in the past week as Republicans reached out to foreign leaders, one an ally, one a foe.

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Climate Change May Be Destroying World's Oldest-Known Mummies

Tue, 2015-03-10 11:17

The Chinchorros, who lived between modern-day Peru and Chile, mummified their dead at least 2,000 years before the Egyptians. But some mummies have begun to turn to ooze, so scientists investigated.

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Via Satellite, Tracking The Plunder Of Middle East Cultural History

Tue, 2015-03-10 11:11

ISIS militants now control the long-running black market in stolen artifacts. Experts are tracking damage to heritage sites in Iraq and Syria by satellite and doing what little they can to stop it.

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New HBO Now Streaming Service Shows Consumer's Will Is King

Tue, 2015-03-10 10:55

HBO on Monday announced a new service presenting its shows online without a cable subscription. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says it also shows the power of consumers to bring change in a digital world.

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6.5 Million Social Security Numbers Linked To Those 112 Or Older

Tue, 2015-03-10 10:28

That's not a typo. A watchdog review of the Social Security Administration also found more than 4,000 people availed of the E-Verify system using numbers belonging to those over that age.

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'Test Kitchen': How To Make Vegetarian Dishes Pop With A Little Umami

Tue, 2015-03-10 10:22

Cooking with plant foods naturally high in compounds called glutamates can stimulate the same taste receptors that meat does. America's Test Kitchen explains in The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook.

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Playing The Odds With Statins: Heart Disease Or Diabetes?

Tue, 2015-03-10 09:55

Doctors hand out cholesterol-lowering statins like breath mints, but like any drug they come with risks. Less heart disease, sure, a slightly higher risk of diabetes, too. So what's a person to do?

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Genetic Disorder May Reveal How Statins Boost Diabetes Risk

Tue, 2015-03-10 09:54

People with a hereditary form of very high cholesterol are much less likely to get diabetes, a study finds. And that offers clues as to why cholesterol-lowering drugs sometimes raise diabetes risk.

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University Of Oklahoma Expels 2 Students Seen As Leading Racist Chant

Tue, 2015-03-10 09:23

Saying they had "created a hostile learning environment for others," University of Oklahoma President David Boren expelled two students who have been identified as the leaders of a racist chant.

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Neighbors Surprise Man By Using Sign Language; Hearts Melt

Tue, 2015-03-10 09:04

The story of how Istanbul residents learned sign language to create a special day for a neighbor has turned a Samsung ad into an international viral hit.

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The Accidental Hunter: For One Outdoorsman, Roadkill Is His Only Red Meat

Tue, 2015-03-10 08:32

When a car hits and kills a deer or other creature, Jeff Potter swoops in and recovers the meat, then feeds it to friends and family. No one has ever gotten sick, he says.

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Hillary Clinton Will Address Her Use Of Private Email While In Office

Tue, 2015-03-10 08:21

Instead of using an official account, Clinton routed her email through a server in her house in New York. She'll discuss the arrangement Tuesday afternoon.

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