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Record Turnout For Pope's Sunday Mass In Manila

Sun, 2015-01-18 04:08

Francis concludes his four-day visit to the region's only predominately Catholic country advocating for the poor and warning against the government's "insidious" family planning program.

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Researchers Learn To Dust Feathers For Fingerprints

Sun, 2015-01-18 03:40

Researchers in Scotland say they have a new way to investigate the killing of large birds of prey. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to forensic scientist Dennis Gentles about dusting birds for fingerprints.

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State Of The Union Is Obama's Big Chance To Frame The Debate

Sun, 2015-01-18 03:40

During his State of the Union address, President Obama will announce a plan to help the middle class and raise taxes on the wealthy. NPR's Mara Liasson previews the speech with NPR's Rachel Martin.

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Guards Watch Muslim, Jewish Sites As Dark Mood Descends On Paris

Sun, 2015-01-18 03:40

Police continue making arrests in Europe, saying they've halted terrorist plots. NPR's Dina Temple-Raston discusses the latest on the investigation into the attack in Paris with NPR's Rachel Martin.

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Longtime Church Organist Keeps Traditional Hymns Alive

Sun, 2015-01-18 03:40

Churches are retiring their hymnals and organs, hoping to attract younger crowds, but at West Auburn Congregational in Maine, Charles Marshall has been playing for 70 years with no plans to retire.

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Pakistan Pressures Afghan Refugees To Go Home

Sun, 2015-01-18 03:40

Following the massacre of more than 130 students in Pakistan, authorities are responding with draconian measures. Officials are focusing on Afghan refugees, even though the killers were Pakistani.

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Racist Incidents Fall Through France's Information Gap

Sun, 2015-01-18 03:40

There were 1,274 racist incidents in France in 2013, according to the government. But it's not clear who was affected and how. NPR's Rachel Martin learns more from data analyst Mona Chalabi.

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In LA, Building Ties To Counter Religious Extremism

Sun, 2015-01-18 03:40

Law enforcement is working to detect and prevent radical Islam in the U.S. On this week's For The Record, NPR's Rachel Martin presents different perspectives on what prevention looks like today.

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Russia's Prominent Prisoners Reflect Tension With Its Neighbors

Sun, 2015-01-18 01:50

Russia is jailing three prominent figures from Ukraine and Estonia on what critics say are highly questionable charges. The cases also reflect the friction between Russia and its neighbors.

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Russia's Prominent Prisoners Reflect Tension With Its Neighbors

Sun, 2015-01-18 01:50

Russia is jailing three prominent figures from Ukraine and Estonia on what critics say are highly questionable charges. The cases also reflect the friction between Russia and its neighbors.

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One Scientist's Race To Help Microbes Help You

Sun, 2015-01-18 01:46

Moving the American Gut Project to a biotech hub like San Diego may speed the jump from basic research to real treatments. At least that's microbe tracker Rob Knight's plan.

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Obama To Call For Hike In Capital Gains Tax In State Of The Union

Sat, 2015-01-17 16:48

The president's speech Tuesday will call for other populist tax changes, like eliminating tax breaks on inheritances and offering new tax credits for the middle and working class.

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Syrian Opposition Groups Wary Of Russia's Invitation To Moscow

Sat, 2015-01-17 13:31

Russia is proposing peace talks in Moscow, and the U.S. seems to be backing the idea, but some opposition groups resist cooperating with a country that's been backing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

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Sit. Stay. Call 911: FIDO Vest Gives Service Dogs An Upgrade

Sat, 2015-01-17 13:20

Wearable tech is popping up everywhere, and now there's a new vest that has GPS, can make phone calls and can talk back like Siri. But it's not for people — it's for service dogs.

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Greece Arrests Four In Latest Anti-Terror Raids

Sat, 2015-01-17 12:15

The arrests are said to include Abdelhamid Abaaoud, who is believed to have been the mastermind behind a foiled plot to conduct attacks in Belgium.

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MTV Pimps Cars, Brazil Pimps Trash Carts

Sat, 2015-01-17 11:18

It's the brainstorm of a street artist, who wanted folks to pay more respect to the pickers who collect recyclable garbage that would otherwise pile up in landfills.

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France Approves Secret Burials For 'Charlie Hebdo' Attackers

Sat, 2015-01-17 10:28

Said Kouachi has reportedly already been buried at the city of Reims, where he lived before the deadly attack. His brother, Cherif, is to be buried at his hometown of Gennevilliers, outside of Paris.

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Hollande: Anti-'Charlie' Protesters Don't Understand French Values

Sat, 2015-01-17 07:04

As demonstrations against the satirical magazine are staged in many parts of the Muslim world, the French president defends what he says is his country's principle of freedom of expression.

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Traveling To Cuba Getting Easier, But Expect Turbulence On The Way

Sat, 2015-01-17 06:51

Miami businesses expect an upsurge in trade and travel to Cuba under new rules, but travel for tourism is still prohibited and the island has only a limited number of hotel rooms.

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And The Oscar Goes To ... Wait, Who Hasn't Had One In A While?

Sat, 2015-01-17 06:13

It's happened enough that it's a thing: A stellar actor is awarded for a not-so-stellar role. Many feel it happened again this week with the Oscar nominations.

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