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Chomp! Fish Snatches Bird In Flight: VIDEO

Mon, 2014-01-13 11:36

The African tigerfish can apparently leap into the air to catch fast-flying birds as they zoom by. There have been tales about this impressive feat. Now there's video of it.

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Side Effect Of Legal Pot: Police Budgets Take A Hit

Mon, 2014-01-13 11:19

Some states view legalizing marijuana as a way to find new tax revenue. But decriminalization can also remove a strong funding source for police: property forfeitures from drug dealers.

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Italians To New Yorkers: 'Forkgate' Scandal? Fuhggedaboutit

Mon, 2014-01-13 10:18

New York City's newly minted mayor found himself at the center of a minor scandal Friday after eating pizza "like a tourist." His offense? Tackling a slice with — gasp! — a fork and knife. Turns out, he's got some plausible deniability, Italians say.

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Japan's Suntory To Buy Maker Of Jim Beam, Maker's Mark

Mon, 2014-01-13 09:20

The companies said the transaction is worth $16 billion and has been unanimously approved by both boards. It deal will create the world's third-largest maker of premium distilled spirits.

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Supreme Court Declines To Consider Arizona Abortion Law

Mon, 2014-01-13 09:17

The high court declined the state's request to review a lower court ruling that struck down its ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. That effectively blocks the law permanently, since the appeals court found it unconstitutional.

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New Problem For Christie: Audit Of Sandy-Related Spending

Mon, 2014-01-13 09:00

The New Jersey governor's office is already under fire over some seemingly dirty tricks involving the George Washington Bridge. Now there are questions about money spent on ads designed to bring back tourists after Hurricane Sandy.

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Pope Calls Abortion Evidence Of 'The Throwaway Culture'

Mon, 2014-01-13 08:40

Francis, who has been criticized by some conservative Catholics for not speaking out forcefully against abortion, said the practice is "horrific."

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Soft Launching In Nine Months? You'll Need A Social Strategy

Mon, 2014-01-13 08:24

Everyone's announcing their pregnancy on Facebook these days. That means it's important to consider your social media strategy, and NPR's Melody Kramer mines the tech startup culture for some humorous ideas.

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California's Pot Farms Could Leave Salmon Runs Truly Smoked

Mon, 2014-01-13 08:10

Marijuana cultivation is booming along the state's North Coast. But these plantations, critics say, guzzle enormous amounts of water while also spilling pesticides and fertilizers into waterways that are important sources of the West Coast's salmon species.

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California's Pot Farms Could Leave Salmon Runs Truly Smoked

Mon, 2014-01-13 08:10

Marijuana cultivation is booming along the state's North Coast. But these plantations, critics say, guzzle enormous amounts of water while also spilling pesticides and fertilizers into waterways that are important sources of the West Coast's salmon species.

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Airliner Lands At Wrong Airport, Barely Misses Going Off Runway

Mon, 2014-01-13 07:27

None of the 124 passengers aboard the Southwest Airlines 737 were hurt as the aircraft skidded to a halt at a county airport near Branson, Mo.

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Supreme Court Ends Arizona's Bid To Reinstate 20-Week Abortion Ban

Mon, 2014-01-13 07:05

With the high court refusing to hear the state's appeal, a lower court ruling striking down the ban remains.

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The Golden Globes Share The Wealth, Such As It Is

Mon, 2014-01-13 06:25

The Golden Globes are ridiculous, always. And Sunday night was no exception. Still, there's something about the goofball charm of this often tipsy ceremony that's easier to take than some parts of awards season.

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Gates Says He Wept Each Evening Over Troops' Deaths

Mon, 2014-01-13 06:21

The former secretary of defense also tells NPR that he fears extended tours of duty in war zones contributed to a rise in suicides among military personnel.

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Thailand's Opposition Launches Mass Rallies To Close Bangkok

Mon, 2014-01-13 06:20

Demonstrators have vowed to continue the protests until Feb. 2 elections are called off and Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is driven from office.

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Permit To Hunt And Kill One Black Rhino Sold For $350,000

Mon, 2014-01-13 05:45

Namibian officials issue five permits per year to hunt the endangered animal. For the first time, one was auctioned off outside that country. Proceeds will go toward conservation of the herd. But critics say it's not right to kill one animal in a bid to save others.

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Ariel Sharon Remembered As Man Of War And Peace

Mon, 2014-01-13 04:50

The former Israeli leader died Saturday. He was 85. Vice President Biden called Sharon an "indomitable bulldozer." Sharon was buried Monday on his ranch in southern Israel.

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Slowly, Water Is Flowing Again In West Virginia

Mon, 2014-01-13 04:00

A chemical spill Thursday led officials to warn customers across nine counties not to use the water coming from their taps. About 300,000 people are affected. Officials say tests of the water have been encouraging, and that they've begun a systematic restart of the system.

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Israel Holds Memorial Ceremony For Ariel Sharon

Mon, 2014-01-13 01:48

Hundreds of Israeli VIPs and international dignitaries attended a state memorial ceremony for the late Ariel Sharon on Monday. They remembered the controversial former prime minister as a fearless warrior and bold leader who devoted his life to protecting his country's security.

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Balance Of Power At Stake In High Court Case

Mon, 2014-01-13 00:09

At issue in the Supreme Court on Monday is whether the president's power to make temporary appointments during the Senate recess can be curtailed by the use of pro forma Senate sessions during which no business is conducted.

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