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Egypt Frees One Al Jazeera Journalist From Prison

Sun, 2015-02-01 07:06

Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste will be deported to Australia. He is one of three Al Jazeera journalists who were arrested in December 2013. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Leila Fadel in Cairo.

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As In Greece, Voters In Spain Appear Ready To Oust Conservatives

Sun, 2015-02-01 03:32

Thousands of supporters of the Spanish anti-austerity party, Podemos, marched through Madrid on Saturday. Polls show they could defeat Spain's mainstream parties in elections this year.

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Democrat Seeks Limits On Operations Against ISIS

Sun, 2015-02-01 03:32

Rep. Adam Schiff of California plans to introduce a bill that would authorize military operations against ISIS. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Rep. Schiff about the new legislation.

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Family Struggles With Father's Wish To Die If Pain Overwhelms

Sun, 2015-02-01 03:32

Robert Schwimmer, 66, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2013; he wants to hasten his death if he finds himself in agonizing pain. But assisted suicide is illegal in his family's home state.

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Ex-Secret Service Agent: Management Should Be More Proactive

Sun, 2015-02-01 03:32

Former Secret Service agent Jonathan Wackrow spent five years on President Obama's detail. He talks to NPR's Rachel Martin about the problems that have led to the agency's current scandals.

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Jordan Waits On Fate Of Its ISIS Prisoner

Sun, 2015-02-01 03:32

The prisoner swap between the self-proclaimed Islamic State and Jordan is at a standstill. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to reporter Taylor Luck about how Jordanians are reacting to the hostage situation.

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In Sweden, Remote-Control Airport Is A Reality

Sun, 2015-02-01 03:32

Sweden is the first country in the world to use new technology to land passenger airplanes remotely. At an airport in a tiny town, flights are guided by operators sitting miles away.

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Class Of 2015 Faces The World: Introducing The 'Howard Project'

Sun, 2015-02-01 01:52

NPR's Weekend Edition will spend a few months following four seniors from Howard University in Washington, D.C., to tap into the challenges and preoccupations of soon-to-be college graduates.

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College Life Doesn't Have To Mean Crummy Cuisine, Says Dorm Room Chef

Sun, 2015-02-01 01:44

Sick of dining hall pizza, public health student Emily Hu taught herself how to cook — even with no oven. Now she's hoping to inspire her peers to pick up cooking skills and healthier eating habits.

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College Life Doesn't Have To Mean Crummy Cuisine, Says Dorm Room Chef

Sun, 2015-02-01 01:44

Sick of dining hall pizza, public health student Emily Hu taught herself how to cook — even with no oven. Now she's hoping to inspire her peers to pick up cooking skills and healthier eating habits.

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At Long Last: It's Super Sunday

Sun, 2015-02-01 01:31

The pre-Super Bowl week of hype — which ran the gamut from frivolous to ominous — finally ends and we can turn to what could be one of the closest, most exciting championship games ever.

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Mindy Kaling's Super Bowl Ad: Are Indian Women Invisible?

Sat, 2015-01-31 13:13

In a commercial, the comedian pretends no one can see her. One Indian journalist says there's more to the ad than selling insurance. Being visible comes with a risk of violence for women in India.

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After Alzheimer's Diagnosis, 'The Stripping Away Of My Identity'

Sat, 2015-01-31 13:04

Greg O'Brien talks about how his life has changed in the five years since he was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. "More and more I don't recognize people," he says.

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Cumberbatch Wants Britain To Pardon Men Convicted Under Anti-Gay Law

Sat, 2015-01-31 12:15

The Oscar-nominated star of the Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game has joined actor and comedian Stephen Fry in calling for a blanket pardon of 49,000 men punished under long-defunct law.

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Video Appears To Show Beheading Of Japanese Hostage Kenji Goto

Sat, 2015-01-31 11:50

The SITE Intelligence group has acquired footage that appears to show the execution of the Japanese journalist a week after another Japanese hostage was killed by the so-called Islamic State.

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Islamic State Blames Coalition Airstrikes For Losing Kobani

Sat, 2015-01-31 09:22

For the first time, the extremist group acknowledges its defeat earlier this week in the heavily contested Syrian border town.

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Four Years After Revolution, Libya Slides Into Chaos

Sat, 2015-01-31 07:41

Libya was hopeful after Moammar Gadhafi was overthrown, but today Libya is a country torn apart, with two competing governments in two different cities, each with its own parliament and military.

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U.Va. Sorority Women Say Party Ban Is Patronizing

Sat, 2015-01-31 07:16

National sorority leaders have told members at the University of Virginia not to attend a multi-frat Bid Night party after a discredited article about a gang rape. Students call the order patronizing.

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Record-Setting Balloonists Touch Down In Mexico After Pacific Crossing

Sat, 2015-01-31 06:36

Pilots Troy Bradley and Leonid Tiukhtyaev, dubbed the "Two Eagles," traveled the farthest and stayed aloft the longest for anyone in a gas-filled balloon.

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All Is Not So Well In The NFL Ahead Of Super Bowl Sunday

Sat, 2015-01-31 05:46

Deflategate tops a "tough year" for the league, says Commissioner Roger Goodell. The NFL has also grappled with domestic violence and child abuse claims.

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