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Nigerian Forces Fight To Free Town From Terrorists

Sat, 2015-01-10 03:49

Hundreds are feared killed after Boko Haram militants seized the northeastern Nigerian town of Baga. Nigerian government forces are battling to regain control of the town and nearby base.

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Keystone Supporters Hope Amendments Will Soften Pipeline Opposition

Sat, 2015-01-10 03:49

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell promised to make Keystone XL pipeline the first order of business in the new term. But one week in, the bill is still a long way from passing.

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Editor Fears Paris Attack Will Fuel Extremism On The Far Right

Sat, 2015-01-10 03:49

France is reeling from attacks by Islamist extremists this week. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Natalie Nougayrède, former executive editor of Le Monde, about the future of French media and culture.

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Rocket Landing At Sea Was 'Close But No Cigar'

Sat, 2015-01-10 03:49

An experimental rocket launched by SpaceX Saturday was a partial success. A cargo capsule will reach the International Space Station, but the spent rocket failed to land on a barge in the Atlantic.

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California's Brown On Governing: 'Practice Tends To Make More Perfect'

Sat, 2015-01-10 03:49

Jerry Brown was inaugurated this month for his second term is governor of California — his second second term. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the 34th and 39th governor about the issues facing his state.

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Paris Standoffs End In Explosions, Bloodshed

Sat, 2015-01-10 03:49

France is recovering from three days of violence and murder — and trying to understand what happened and why. Correspondent Lauren Frayer updates NPR's Scott Simon on the latest from Paris.

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As Dallas Comes To Town, Green Bay Remembers Historic 'Ice Bowl'

Sat, 2015-01-10 03:49

This weekend's playoff game between the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys is being billed as the second "Ice Bowl." The 1967 game in Green Bay was one of the coldest football games ever played.

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7 Decades On, Israel Still Seeks Resolutions For 'Holocaust Art'

Sat, 2015-01-10 03:49

The Nazis seized up to 600,000 works of art and much of it has never been returned to its rightful heirs, assuming their are any. Some of the art has ended up in Israel, creating complicated issues.

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Courted By The U.S. And Russia, Uzbekistan Ignores Critics

Sat, 2015-01-10 03:49

Uzbekistan has been a key partner for the U.S. in the Afghan war. Now that the U.S. role in that war is winding down, will Uzbekistan's poor human rights record become more of an issue?

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Why You're Not Seeing Those 'Charlie Hebdo' Cartoons

Sat, 2015-01-10 03:49

News organizations, including NPR, support the satirical magazine's right to be offensive. But mainstream news outlets also avoid publishing such material.

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'Selma' Backlash Misses The Point

Sat, 2015-01-10 03:03

Historian Peniel Joseph says Selma is the first major film about civil rights history that properly honors the contributions of the movement's African-American foot soldiers.

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In Vegas, Intel Makes A Big Bet On Wearables

Sat, 2015-01-10 02:20

Chipmaker Intel made Silicon Valley possible. But now the company is searching for a new identity — and business stream. As consumers abandon PCs, the CEO is looking toward an untested area.

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In Vegas, Intel Hopes A Smart Idea Takes Flight

Sat, 2015-01-10 02:20

Chipmaker Intel made Silicon Valley possible. But now the company is searching for a new identity — and business stream. As consumers abandon PCs, the CEO is looking toward an untested area.

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SpaceX Launches Rocket But Misses The Landing

Sat, 2015-01-10 02:14

SpaceX pulled off another launch of supplies to the International Space Station on Saturday, but its revolutionary attempt to land the leftover booster on an ocean barge fared less well.

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SpaceX Lauches Rocket But Misses The Landing

Sat, 2015-01-10 02:14

SpaceX pulled off another launch of supplies to the International Space Station on Saturday, but its revolutionary attempt to land the leftover booster on an ocean barge fared less well.

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Back In D.C. From The Ebola Hot Zone, I Broke Out In A Fever

Sat, 2015-01-10 01:52

An NPR producer found out firsthand what happens when a returnee from Liberia registers a temperature and must contact the U.S. health bureaucracy.

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Rescuers Recover The Tail Of Crashed AirAsia Plane

Sat, 2015-01-10 00:20

It was not immediately clear whether the black box recorders were still inside the tail or had detached when the Airbus A320 plummeted into the Java Sea on Dec. 28., killing all 162 people on board.

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Massive Pile-Up Snares 123 Cars On Michigan Interstate

Fri, 2015-01-09 17:26

One fatality was reported, from a scene a witness calls "unreal." Several semis were involved, including one carrying fireworks; video footage shows billowing flames and a barrage of explosions.

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French Woman Believed To Be Gunmen's Associate Is Still At Large

Fri, 2015-01-09 16:26

French officials are searching for Hayat Boumeddiene, whom they say was involved in the killing of a policewoman in Paris on Thursday and possibly a later hostage-taking.

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Retired Gen. Petraeus Should Face Charges, Prosecutors Say

Fri, 2015-01-09 15:03

Attorney General Eric Holder must now decide whether to pursue charges against the former head of the CIA over a leak of classified documents.

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