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Patriot's Coach: Team 'Followed Rules' On Inflation Of Footballs

Sat, 2015-01-24 12:09

Bill Belichick says that after an exhaustive investigation he determined that temperature differences between the locker room and the field inadvertently caused the discrepancies.

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Closing Gitmo 'Going To Be Very Difficult,' Hagel Says

Sat, 2015-01-24 09:22

The outgoing secretary of defense conceded his handling of the Guantanamo Bay detainee issue "hasn't always made me popular in some quarters."

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First Attempt To Lift AirAsia Fuselage Fails

Sat, 2015-01-24 08:12

Ropes supporting the core piece of wreckage as it was lifted from the sea floor snapped just as the fuselage neared the surface, officials say.

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Japan Vows To Continue Efforts To Free Hostages From ISIS

Sat, 2015-01-24 06:13

The deadline to pay a $200 million ransom for the lives of Kenji Goto and Haruna Yakaw has passed with no confirmed word from their Islamic State captors.

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Heavy Fighting Resumes In Eastern Ukraine

Sat, 2015-01-24 04:59

Rebel rocket fire hit an open-air market in the port city of Mariupol, killing at least 15 civilians.

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Facebook Aims To Weed Fakes From Your News Feed

Sat, 2015-01-24 04:42

No, Macauley Culkin didn't die — that was a fake news story you saw on Facebook. This week, Facebook added a feature for reporting hoaxes. NPR's Laura Sydell explains the details to Scott Simon.

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Foe Of 'Fiscal Waterboarding' Leads As Greek Election Nears

Sat, 2015-01-24 04:42

Greece could elect an anti-austerity party on Sunday, a development which could trigger another Greek debt crisis.

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Obama To Cut Short India Visit For Stop In Saudi Arabia

Sat, 2015-01-24 04:10

The president will shave one day from the planned three-day visit to India to make room in his schedule to visit the new Saudi king in Riyadh.

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'What Do I Do?' For Sexual Assault Survivors, An App Has All The Answers

Sat, 2015-01-24 03:57

The D.C.-based smartphone tool connects people with a ride to the hospital and a team of medical professionals trained in dealing with sexual assault. But students aren't rushing to download the app.

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'En Garde' Takes On New Urgency In A Duel With Machetes

Sat, 2015-01-24 03:03

The short film 'Papa Machete,' which is having its U.S. premiere this week at Sundance, introduces viewers to a 70-year-old Haitian farmer who's the master of a secret martial arts form.

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Chicago Cubs Legend Ernie Banks, 1st Black Player In Team History, Dies

Fri, 2015-01-23 21:00

The shortstop known as "Mr. Cub," who began his career in the Negro leagues, hit 512 home runs in his 19 seasons with the team and remained a cherished figure to the team and its fans. He was 83.

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4-Year Prison Term For Colorado Woman Over Plot To Join ISIS

Fri, 2015-01-23 17:01

When she was arrested, Conley was living in the Denver suburb of Arvada. She told FBI agents that she planned to live with a man in Syria and be a camp nurse for ISIS there.

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Will Environmentalists Fall For Faux Fish Made From Plants?

Fri, 2015-01-23 15:17

A handful of chefs and food companies are experimenting with fish-like alternatives to seafood. But the market is still a few steps behind plant-based products for meat and dairy.

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'Modern Farmer' Owner Says It Will Live On, Despite Staff Exit

Fri, 2015-01-23 15:04

Several people associated with Modern Farmer tweeted their farewells to the magazine that became known for printing arch photos of handsome animals and writing audacious headlines.

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Supreme Court Agrees To Rule On Constitutionality Of Execution Drug Cocktail

Fri, 2015-01-23 13:59

Three Oklahoma inmates say they face the risk of extreme suffering, which would violate the Eighth Amendment.

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Auto Loan Surge Fuels Fears Of Another Subprime Crisis

Fri, 2015-01-23 13:44

Dealers are extending loans to a growing number of people with weak credit, and more of them are having trouble making payments. The situation is evoking comparisons to the subprime mortgage boom.

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In Recruitment Effort, Akron Police Seeks To Mirror The Community

Fri, 2015-01-23 13:06

The city's recruitment effort has a very different feel from years past as it tries to attract more diverse candidates. The force is 80 percent white; the population is more than 30 percent black.

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UVA Sororities Push To Host Their Own Parties

Fri, 2015-01-23 13:06

Audie Cornish talks to Nicolette Gendron, a member of Kappa Alpha Beta Sorority at the University of Virginia and a writer for the C-Ville Weekly.

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New Generation Of Saudi Royals In Line To Run Country

Fri, 2015-01-23 12:49

For 62 years, Saudi Arabia has been ruled by sons of the founder of the Kingdom, Abdul Aziz. Robert Siegel talks to Middle East specialist Joseph Braude about Saudi succession.

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Study Finds Huge Disparities In Costs Of Common Surgeries

Fri, 2015-01-23 12:41

Robert Siegel talks to Maureen Sullivan, senior vice president of strategic services and chief strategy officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, which did the study.

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