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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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Novelist Robert Stone, Known For 'Dog Soldiers,' Dies At 77

Sun, 2015-01-11 21:43

Robert Stone, the award-winning novelist who spun out tales worldwide of seekers, frauds and other misbegotten American dreamers in such works as A Flag for Sunrise and Dog Soldiers, died on Saturday.

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Obama To Propose Laws On Hacking Notification, Student Privacy

Sun, 2015-01-11 21:02

President Obama wants to require companies to inform customers within 30 days if their data has been hacked. He also wants to prevent companies from selling student data to third parties.

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Ancient Scottish Sea Reptile Not 'Nessie,' But Just As Cute

Sun, 2015-01-11 15:08

It was 15 feet long, with a snout shaped like a dolphin's. This newly identified meat-eater swam the seas near the Isle of Skye in the time of dinosaurs.

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Sri Lanka's Transition Of Power Maybe Not So Peaceful After All

Sun, 2015-01-11 12:57

When President Mahinda Rajapaksa lost in last week's elections, he said he looked forward to "the peaceful transition of power." But the new government says he tried for a last-minute power grab.

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Indian Man, A No-Show At Work For 25 Years, Finally Gets The Ax

Sun, 2015-01-11 11:32

A.K. Verma left his desk at the Central Public Works Department in 1990 and never came back. On Thursday, it finally caught up with him.

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If A Smart Stove Could Suggest Recipes, Would You Buy It?

Sun, 2015-01-11 10:48

Tech companies are lining up to sell us "smart" things that learn what we might want and give it to us before we ask. But so far consumers seem wary, in part because of privacy concerns.

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Searchers Say They've Located 'Black Box' From AirAsia Flight

Sun, 2015-01-11 09:00

Officials say divers will go down Monday to the bottom of the Java Sea in an effort to retrieve the flight data recorder from the wreckage of the Airbus A320.

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'Selma' Stirs Powerful Memories In Its Namesake Town

Sun, 2015-01-11 08:27

At a free screening of the film in Selma, Ala., many in the audience — both black and white — had firsthand connections to the history portrayed on the screen.

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Anita Ekberg, 50's Screen Star And Sex Symbol, Dies At 83

Sun, 2015-01-11 07:01

The Swedish-born actress whose most famous role was as Sylvia in Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita, died outside Rome this morning.

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Mideast Conflict Could Bog Down International Criminal Court

Sun, 2015-01-11 05:30

Palestinians have joined the court, hoping for war crimes investigations against Israel. This presents a challenge for the ICC, which has had its share of setbacks.

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Paris Suspects Declared Allegiance To Al-Qaida, ISIS

Sun, 2015-01-11 05:28

In a video, the now-dead suspect in the seizure a kosher supermarket in Paris announces his loyalty to the leader of the self-declared Islamic State.

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Mideast Conflict Could Bog Down International Criminal Court

Sun, 2015-01-11 03:49

Palestinians have joined the International Criminal Court hoping to see investigations against Israel. But, some ICC watchers say this is dangerous territory for a court that is floundering elsewhere.

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For The Record: Aging Out and Moving On

Sun, 2015-01-11 03:49

The number of Americans over the age of 65 is expected to double in 35 years. That means more families grappling with what to do when a loved one can't live alone anymore.

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Giving Coats To Syrian Refugees To Fend Off A Bitter Winter

Sun, 2015-01-11 03:49

Winter weather is making a vulnerable situation even worse for millions of Syrian refugees. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to UNICEF's Lucio Melandri about a program to provide winter clothes to refugees.

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Despite Charlie Hebdo, Optimism On The Future Of Islam In Europe

Sun, 2015-01-11 03:49

A decade ago, Irshad Manji called for reform within Islam in her book, The Trouble with Islam Today. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Manji about her reaction to the recent events in France.

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Voices Of The Week: The 'Grim Reality' Of The Paris Attack

Sun, 2015-01-11 03:49

We hear perspectives on the Charlie Hebdo attack, from Secretary of State John Kerry, French philosopher Bernard Henri Levy, Conan Obrien, Imam Anjem Choudary and Somali-born writer Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

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Eric Holder Heads To Paris In Wake Of Charlie Hebdo Attack

Sun, 2015-01-11 03:49

Attorney General Eric Holder is attending international talks in Paris after the deadly attack on the satirical newspaper, Charlie Hebdo. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to reporter Lauren Frayer in Paris.

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World Leaders Converge To Join Unity March In Paris

Sun, 2015-01-11 03:37

Many will also join an expected crowd of hundreds of thousands marching in solidarity with the victims and in support of the republican ideals of free speech.

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