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Cuba Frees 53 Political Prisoners As Part Of Deal, U.S. Says

Mon, 2015-01-12 10:11

A senior administration official said Cuba has made good on conditions of last month's historic agreement to begin normalizing ties with the U.S.

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CentCom's Twitter Feed, YouTube Channel Hacked

Mon, 2015-01-12 09:30

The hackers then put out Islamic State propaganda and published what they purported was a phone list of retired U.S. generals.

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What World Leaders Say, And What They Do

Mon, 2015-01-12 09:26

Many leaders have criticized the attacks in Paris. How does this square with their own records on freedom of the press and human rights?

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Duncan's Post-NCLB Vision Maintains Testing

Mon, 2015-01-12 08:59

The Education Secretary calls for scrapping the "tired" No Child Left Behind law — but advocates keeping annual tests.

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What Might Be Missing From MyPlate? Water

Mon, 2015-01-12 08:14

Since the 2010 Dietary Guidelines, more evidence has piled up showing the benefits of drinking water and the risks of sugary beverages. So scientists say it's time for a water symbol on MyPlate.

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Ford's New Aluminum F-150, VW Golf Take Top Detroit Auto Show Honors

Mon, 2015-01-12 07:44

Also notable was the unveiling of General Motors' all-electric Chevrolet Bolt concept car, which seems a clear rival to the Tesla.

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Pakistani School, At Center Of Taliban Massacre, Reopens

Mon, 2015-01-12 07:23

Taliban militants killed about 150 people at the military school in an attack last month. Students returned Monday amid heavy security.

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5 Years After Haiti's Earthquake, Where Did The $13.5 Billion Go?

Mon, 2015-01-12 07:06

Governments and nonprofits have insisted on keeping control of their projects in Haiti. So projects have cost several times more than they should. And Haiti is a long way from "building back better."

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Your Online Avatar May Reveal More About You Than You Think

Mon, 2015-01-12 06:46

Even if your avatar for games and social media doesn't look at all like you, it still says a lot about your personality, a study finds. Want to look friendly? Skip the shades, wear a sweater.

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NPR Appoints Longtime Print Reporter As New Ombudsman

Mon, 2015-01-12 05:35

Elizabeth Jensen, who has written extensively about public broadcasting, says she is keen to explain NPR's journalistic choices to the public and offer criticism when warranted.

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NYPD Officers Have Faced Light Punishments For Chokeholds, Report Finds

Mon, 2015-01-12 04:51

The Inspector General found chokeholds were sometimes used as a first act of physical force and in the 10 cases reviewed, most officers were given light punishments.

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Meet The Classroom Of The Future

Mon, 2015-01-12 03:28

When a computer runs a classroom, is it more efficient? Do kids learn more? A middle school in New York is finding out.

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Kerry Announces Paris Trip, Brushes Off Criticism On Missing March

Mon, 2015-01-12 03:01

The Obama administration was criticized for not sending a high-ranking official to a unity rally in Paris. The British, German, Israeli and Palestinian leaders were all at the march.

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TV Wins At Golden Globes Hint At A TV Revolution

Mon, 2015-01-12 03:00

Transparent, a show about a man coming out as transgender, won two Golden Globes — the first wins for original programming by Amazon.

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Regulators Take Action Against Delinquent Mines

Mon, 2015-01-12 00:59

In reaction to an NPR/MSHN investigation, federal regulators, a member of Congress and others are considering ways to crack down on mining companies that fail to pay delinquent mine safety penalties.

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In Haiti, Politics And An Earthquake Anniversary Collide

Mon, 2015-01-12 00:59

It's been five years since an earthquake devastated Haiti. Meanwhile, opposition lawmakers are blocking a compromise that would avert the dissolution of parliament and the president ruling by decree.

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In Haiti, Politics And An Earthquake Anniversary Collide

Mon, 2015-01-12 00:59

It's been five years since an earthquake devastated Haiti. Meanwhile, opposition lawmakers are blocking a compromise that would avert the dissolution of parliament and the president ruling by decree.

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Iowa's Largest City Sues Over Farm Fertilizer Runoff In Rivers

Sun, 2015-01-11 23:26

Fertilizer runoff has provoked a confrontation between Des Moines, Iowa, and the farms that surround it. The city's water utility wants to sue neighboring counties for nitrate in the Raccoon River.

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Supreme Court Sees The Signs — But Can They Stay?

Sun, 2015-01-11 23:26

The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Monday in a case that looks at how municipal governments may regulate where and when signs are posted.

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The Doctor Who Championed Hand Washing And Briefly Saved Lives

Sun, 2015-01-11 23:22

One of the most important medical advances may also be the simplest — hand washing. It's the best defense against spreading disease. And its power was discovered long before anyone knew about germs.

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