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Shadow Seen! Groundhog Predicts 6 More Weeks Of Cold

Sun, 2014-02-02 04:43

Punxsutawney Phil, the most famous of the nation's prognosticating rodents, is reported to have seen his shadow, indicating no early coming of spring.

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5 Points To Help Simplify Sunday's Super Bowl

Sun, 2014-02-02 02:31

Ahead of Sunday's Super Bowl XLVIII, NPR's Mike Pesca dams up the river of hype to create a cool lagoon of Super Bowl reason.

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Press Here To Say You Survived The Latest Bomb In Lebanon

Sun, 2014-02-02 02:31

Bombings are a frequent reality of living in Lebanon, so Lebanese student Sandra Hassan made an app to alert let friends and family know you're okay after violence strikes. It's getting a lot more attention that she had originally imagined.

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Knox Case Could Put U.S. In An Extradition Quandary

Sat, 2014-02-01 16:54

If the Italian government requests Amanda Knox's extradition, it's up to the U.S. to decide whether to comply. It's not necessarily a legal matter; extradition cases are often decided on politics rather than law.

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At Least 14 Dead In Eruption Of Indonesian Volcano

Sat, 2014-02-01 13:10

Mount Sinabung had been active for months and the latest eruption occurred only a day after authorities, believing the worst was over, allowed thousands of evacuees to return to their homes.

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Why It's Hard To Talk About Attraction In Race And Culture

Sat, 2014-02-01 13:07

There are two things people agree on when they talk about racial/cultural preferences in dating. First, many of us have them. Second, that makes many of us uncomfortable. Beyond that, everything is contentious.

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'A Global Bathtub': Rethinking The U.S. Oil Export Ban

Sat, 2014-02-01 12:26

Amid rising production, U.S. oil companies say Congress should end a 1970s-era ban on oil exports. Some energy analysts agree, saying the way we visualize the global marketplace as a sort of chess game is holding us back. They say it's time for a new image: a bathtub.

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Punxsutawney Phil Vs. The Farmers' Almanac: Whom Do You Trust?

Sat, 2014-02-01 12:00

We want to know who you turn to for an accurate weather forecast: is it the groundhog, the Farmers' Almanac or the nerds with supercomputers?

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Pollster Says Bridgegate Could Derail Christie White House Bid

Sat, 2014-02-01 09:52

Patrick Murray, the director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute, tells Weekend Edition Saturday that the latest allegations up the ante on the deepening scandal.

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How To Predict The Super Bowl Champions

Sat, 2014-02-01 08:40

This weekend is all about Sunday's Super Bowl matchup between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks. NPR's Tom Goldman joins Scott Simon to talk about the history of the game, and the one key factoid that predicts Sunday's winner that no one has mentioned yet.

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Texas Overhauls Textbook Approval To Ease Tensions Over Evolution

Sat, 2014-02-01 08:27

The state Board of Education has decided to curtail the use of citizen review panels and instead give educators priority in selecting textbooks.

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What Comes Next In Syria?

Sat, 2014-02-01 08:11

More than a week of negotiations in Geneva failed to produce a breakthrough. The two sides may meet again soon, but there's no sign they are capable of establishing a transitional government.

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Gunfire, Explosions Rock Thai Capital Ahead Of Polls

Sat, 2014-02-01 06:39

At least seven people, including an American photojournalist, have been wounded in the clashes ahead of Sunday's parliamentary elections.

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Sam Cooke And The Song That 'Almost Scared Him'

Sat, 2014-02-01 06:30

Cooke recorded "A Change is Gonna Come" 50 years ago this week. The story of the song is as amazing, and unsettling, as the song itself.

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Scout Leaders Who Toppled Ancient Rock Formation Are Charged

Sat, 2014-02-01 05:38

The men videotaped themselves as one of them pushed over a Jurassic-era sandstone pillar at Utah's Goblin Valley State Park.

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Tainted Heroin Warnings Blanket Pa. As Overdose Deaths Swell

Sat, 2014-02-01 05:00

Pennsylvania public health officials say at least 22 have died from using heroin laced with a more powerful drug called fentanyl.

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British Royal Household Needs To Beef Up Reserves

Sat, 2014-02-01 05:00

The British royal family is in financial trouble, according to a report by members of the British Parliament. Castles are crumbling and the family is down to its last million in reserves. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with London correspondent Ari Shapiro about ways in which the royals could bring in more money.

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State Department: Keystone XL Would Not Worsen Warming

Sat, 2014-02-01 05:00

The Keystone XL oil pipeline proposal cleared a significant hurdle Friday. The State Department concluded the project would not significantly worsen the problem of climate change. The decision has angered environmentalists, who don't want the project to go through.

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Ex-Aide: Christie Knew About Lane Closures As They Happened

Sat, 2014-02-01 05:00

Former Port Authority Director David Wildstein says there's evidence to show that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie knew about lane closures on the George Washington Bridge while they were in place. Christie has said he didn't know about the politically motivated closures until later, as Monmouth University Polling Institute's Patrick Murray tells NPR's Scott Simon.

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Republicans Retreat To Regroup On Immigration, Debt Ceiling

Sat, 2014-02-01 05:00

A year ago, House Speaker John Boehner used a Republican retreat to make peace with the Tea Party caucus. This week's retreat saw Boehner bring up for discussion two divisive issues — the debt ceiling and immigration — with much more self-assurance. Political correspondent David Welna joins NPR's Scott Simon to explain the transformation.

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