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Author: Mitch McConnell's Focus On Winning Is 'Single-Minded'

Sat, 2015-01-03 03:58

The new Senate majority leader will soon take office. NPR's Eric Westervelt asks Alec MacGillis, author of The Cynic: The Political Education of Mitch McConnell, what his leadership might look like.

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U.S. Sanctions Against North Korea Are Mostly Symbolic

Sat, 2015-01-03 03:58

The cyber attack on Sony has prompted the U.S. to impose new sanctions on North Korea. NPR's Eric Westervelt talks with correspondent Tamara Keith about why the U.S. is taking this action.

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U.N.'s Anthony Banbury: Zero Cases Of Ebola Is The Only Option

Sat, 2015-01-03 03:58

Anthony Banbury is stepping down as the head of the U.N.'s Ebola mission. He says the Ebola can't become entrenched in West Africa. And he thinks the fight is heading in the right direction.

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Libyan On Trial For 1998 U.S. Embassy Bombings Dies

Sat, 2015-01-03 01:28

A man accused by federal prosecutors of being an al-Qaida member involved in the bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania died of complications from liver surgery, his wife said.

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Tech Week: FBI Still Blames North Korea; App Encourages Sharing

Sat, 2015-01-03 01:21

This week in tech, private security experts continued to question the FBI's claim that North Korea was behind the cyberattack on Sony Pictures. Also, a new app connects people and their stuff.

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Tech Week: FBI Still Blames North Korea; App Encourages Sharing

Sat, 2015-01-03 01:21

This week in tech, private security experts continued to question the FBI's claim that North Korea was behind the cyberattack on Sony Pictures. Also, a new app connects people and their stuff.

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15 Education Predictions for 2015

Sat, 2015-01-03 01:19

From educators, academics, liberals, conservatives, teachers, a student ... and Arne Duncan.

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15 Education Predictions for 2015

Sat, 2015-01-03 01:19

From educators, academics, liberals, conservatives, teachers, a student ... and Arne Duncan.

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Underwater Cameras Said To Identify AirAsia Jet

Fri, 2015-01-02 20:04

Bad weather continues to hamper the search for bodies, but the chief search official says a remotely operated vehicle has found the missing jet that crashed last Sunday.

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7-Year-Old Survives Ky. Small Plane Crash

Fri, 2015-01-02 19:55

The girl walked to a home nearby and reported the crash, which killed the other four people on board.

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Snow Angels: Men Dig Out Moose Buried By Avalanche

Fri, 2015-01-02 15:28

The snowmobilers who found the moose said they couldn't leave it to die. But they risked becoming buried in an avalanche themselves to save it.

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Our Most Popular Stories Of 2014: Ebola ... And Bed Rails?

Fri, 2015-01-02 14:12

In July, the Goats and Soda blog was born. We came into a world obsessed with Ebola. But our readers also loved stories about chocolate, bed rails and jet-setting viruses.

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A Resolution For Foodies Who Want To Do Good: Pick A Campaign

Fri, 2015-01-02 13:39

Want to change the food system? You can vote with your fork, but you can also support a campaign that's confronting the problems head on.

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Donna Douglas, Elly May On 'The Beverly Hillbillies,' Dies At 81

Fri, 2015-01-02 13:13

The actress who played the tomboy daughter of Ozark mountain man Jed Clampett also appeared on screen alongside Elvis Presley and starred in a classic episode of The Twilight Zone.

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For The New Year, Ray Bradbury's Buoyant Vision Of The Future

Fri, 2015-01-02 12:18

We saw a lot of dystopias in both films and books this year. Author Jason Sheehan has had enough. He plans to celebrate the new year with some science fiction that's actually hopeful about the future.

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After Uprising, A Struggle To Restore Tunisia's Ancient Emblems

Fri, 2015-01-02 12:18

Preservationists are struggling to renew the ancient Medina in Tunis — one of the oldest Arab Muslim cities and a warren of elegant doorways, fountains and faded palaces mansions.

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Congress Could Find Energy Compromise With Hydropower

Fri, 2015-01-02 12:18

With the Republicans in the majority in both the House and Senate in Washington, there will be changes in energy policy in the next few years. Republicans are pledging to approve the Keystone XL pipeline and to delay or derail the Obama administration's clean air proposals.

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Flu Vaccines Still Helpful Even When The Strain Is Different

Fri, 2015-01-02 12:18

The influenza season is under way and experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warn it may be particularly severe. We have an update on the flu and what you can do to protect yourself.

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Life Getting Tougher For Syrian Migrants, Refugees In Russia

Fri, 2015-01-02 12:18

Even Syrians who made their way to Russia long before their country's civil war are finding life tougher since the war started, with employers exploiting their desperation for a safe home.

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A Battle To Wash Away A Fountain's Controversial Namesake

Fri, 2015-01-02 12:18

In Washington, D.C., a local commissioner is working to get Sen. Francis Newlands' name removed from a fountain. Newlands was an outspoken white supremacist who tried to repeal the 15th Amendment.

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