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Mobs Blame Muslim Brotherhood After Bombs Rock Cairo

Fri, 2014-01-24 03:40

A huge explosion outside a security headquarters killed at least four people and wounded dozens. Three smaller explosions later left at least two more people dead. Cairo is on edge this weekend, which marks the third anniversary of protests that led to the toppling of President Hosni Mubarak's regime.

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Life-Support Battle Over Pregnant Texas Woman Heads To Court

Fri, 2014-01-24 00:43

Marlise Munoz's husband says she is brain-dead and the health of the fetus in question, but the hospital says state law compels it to keep the woman alive. A judge hears the case Friday.

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Giving Thanks For Two Bonus Decades Of Life And Love

Fri, 2014-01-24 00:42

Most people born with the genetic CHARGE syndrome don't live past age 5. Alexis D'Luna lived until she was 25 years old and, as her family explains, filled those years with her boundless energy.

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When A $65 Cab Ride Costs $192

Fri, 2014-01-24 00:40

NPR's Lisa Chow was in the car for about an hour, rolling around Manhattan in the middle of a snowstorm. She got the car through Uber, the new service that charges more when demand spikes.

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At 30, The Original Mac Is Still An Archetype Of Innovation

Fri, 2014-01-24 00:35

In January 1984, Apple aired one of most iconic commercials in Super Bowl history — introducing the Macintosh computer. The marketing helped position Apple as a plucky upstart, and the machine fundamentally changed the way people interacted with computers.

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Russians Fear A Sochi Legacy Of 'Black Widows,' Not Gold Medals

Fri, 2014-01-24 00:35

Two weeks before the Winter Olympics, Russian security forces are reportedly searching for potential suicide bombers, at least one of whom may already be in the host city of Sochi. The suspects are thought to be linked to Islamist militants who want to create a fundamentalist Muslim state in Russia's North Caucasus Mountains.

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At 30, The Original Mac Is Still An Archetype Of Innovation

Fri, 2014-01-24 00:35

In January 1984, Apple aired one of most iconic commercials in Super Bowl history — introducing the Macintosh computer. The marketing helped position Apple as a plucky upstart, and the machine fundamentally changed the way people interacted with computers.

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Eight Republicans And A Nunn Battle For Georgia's Open Senate Seat

Fri, 2014-01-24 00:34

The retirement of Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss has unleashed a scramble for the job. Eight Republicans are trying to out-conservative one another in battling for the nomination. And Michelle Nunn, the daughter of former Sen. Sam Nunn, has emerged as the likely Democratic nominee.

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Deadly Bombings Rock Cairo, Raising Fears Of More Militancy

Thu, 2014-01-23 22:44

Three bombings hit high-profile areas around Cairo on Friday. That included a suicide car bomber who struck the city's police headquarters, killing five people. It's the first major attack on the Egyptian capital as insurgents step up a campaign of violence following the ouster of the Islamist president.

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3 Dead, 20-Plus Hurt In I-94 Pileup In Indiana

Thu, 2014-01-23 22:16

More than 40 vehicles, many of them semitrailers, collided amid whiteout conditions in a massive highway pileup that left three people dead and more than 20 others injured in northwestern Indiana, police said Thursday.

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Conservative Writer D'Souza Indicted On Campaign Fraud Charges

Thu, 2014-01-23 17:34

Author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza, a vocal critic of President Obama, is accused of making illegal contributions in a 2012 Senate race. Authorities say he also made false statements about the contributions.

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Latest 'Rising Stars' Highlight GOP's Outreach To Women

Thu, 2014-01-23 16:38

As if to underscore GOP efforts at outreach to women voters, a breakout session of the Republican National Committee's latest "rising stars" at the group's winter meeting Thursday in Washington, D.C., entirely comprised young women.

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Welcome To The Edge: NPR's Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Blog

Thu, 2014-01-23 15:47

During the 17 days of the Olympics, we'll bring you the most interesting things we see and learn from the Sochi Games. We hope you tell us what you're seeing, too.

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A Baby Didn't Bump These Moms Out Of Competition

Thu, 2014-01-23 15:39

Not that long ago, female elite athletes thought they had to retire if they wanted to have kids. Now, they're competing throughout pregnancies and getting right back to training once they deliver. In some cases, they're even making the most out of sponsorship deals they might have once lost.

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Study: Upward Mobility No Tougher In U.S. Than Two Decades Ago

Thu, 2014-01-23 15:20

Contrary to widespread belief, it's no harder to climb the economic ladder now than a generation ago. But the study did find that moving up that ladder is still a lot harder in the United States than in other developed countries.

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In Seattle, No Simple Answers For A Stalled Tunneling Machine

Thu, 2014-01-23 15:05

Bertha, the world's largest underground boring tool, ground to a halt late last year as it was tunneling under the city. Authorities still aren't sure what happened.

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How To Follow The Sochi Olympics On Twitter

Thu, 2014-01-23 15:04

Have a favorite Olympic team? We've made it easy to follow all of the athletes on Twitter.

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The Edge: NPR's Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Blog

Thu, 2014-01-23 14:52

During the 17 days of the Olympics, we'll bring you the most interesting things we see and learn – and we hope you tell us what you're seeing, too.

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Rat-Infested Ghost Ship Might Be Heading For U.K.

Thu, 2014-01-23 14:49

The 300-foot Lyubov Orlova snapped its towline a year ago while en route to the scrapyard. The ship could contain hundreds of rats that have been eating themselves to survive.

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Virginia Gay Marriage Shift Generates Sharp Response

Thu, 2014-01-23 14:04

Less than two weeks after taking office, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced he won't defend the state's ban on same-sex marriage. Critics contend he's ignoring the will of a majority of state voters who passed the ban in 2006.

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