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Record-Setting Balloonists Touch Down In Mexico After Pacific Crossing

Sat, 2015-01-31 06:36

Pilots Troy Bradley and Leonid Tiukhtyaev, dubbed the "Two Eagles," traveled the farthest and stayed aloft the longest for anyone in a gas-filled balloon.

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All Is Not So Well In The NFL Ahead Of Super Bowl Sunday

Sat, 2015-01-31 05:46

Deflategate tops a "tough year" for the league, says Commissioner Roger Goodell. The NFL has also grappled with domestic violence and child abuse claims.

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Merkel: No Relaxing Of Terms On Greek Debt

Sat, 2015-01-31 05:03

The German chancellor says she wants to keep Athens in the eurozone, but that EU lenders have already made substantial concessions on the terms of the bailout.

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Serena Williams Wins Australian Open For 19th Grand Slam Title

Sat, 2015-01-31 04:01

The tennis superstar beat Russia's Maria Sharapova in the final 6-3 7-6 (7-5). She is now third in a list of Grand Slam singles champs.

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An Arctic Institution, Sweden's Ice Hotel Turns 25

Sat, 2015-01-31 03:35

This year marks 25 years of the original Ice Hotel, carved from snow and ice bricks in far northern Sweden. It's also an annual art contest, where visiting artists sculpt and created their own rooms.

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Fighting In Eastern Ukraine Drags On Into WInter

Sat, 2015-01-31 03:35

Government troops are locked in a fierce battle with Russian-backed separatists, while civilians suffer freezing cold. Correspondent Corey Flintoff shares the latest with NPR's Scott Simon.

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Rod McKuen, The Cheeseburger To Poetry's Haute Cuisine

Sat, 2015-01-31 03:35

Poet Rod McKuen was loved by millions but mocked by literary critics. He died this week at age 81.

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Pennsylvania Law Allows NRA To Sue Cities Over Gun Rules

Sat, 2015-01-31 03:35

The NRA has already filed suit against Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Lancaster, claiming the cities' gun ordinances are illegal.

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In LA, Women Build A Mosque Where They Can Call To Prayer

Sat, 2015-01-31 03:35

A women-led mosque held its first jumma'a, or Friday prayer service, in Los Angeles this week. The group is hoping to strengthen the Muslim community in America by empowering the faith's women.

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What Romney's Retreat Means For GOP Hopefuls

Sat, 2015-01-31 03:35

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with senior Washington editor Ron Elving about the narrowing Republican presidential field for 2016 and what we've seen so far in the first month of the new Congress.

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Just Your Typical Teenagers Helping To Fight World Poverty

Sat, 2015-01-31 03:03

Their goal is to make the world a better place 15 years from now. And the U.S. State Department listened to their ideas. But that doesn't mean they are oblivious to Justin Bieber and Gossip Girl.

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A Former Child Soldier Finds Escape, Heaven Through His Music

Sat, 2015-01-31 01:33

Starved, brainwashed and beaten, Emmanual Jal was a child soldier who escaped Sudan's war. Now he's an actor, musician and activist. But he says he still gets nightmares.

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A Former Child Soldier Finds Escape, Heaven Through His Music

Sat, 2015-01-31 01:33

Starved, brainwashed and beaten, Emmanual Jal was a child soldier who escaped Sudan's war. Now he's an actor, musician and activist. But he says he still gets nightmares.

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Why Do We Love Football So Much? Theater Tackles Tough Questions

Sat, 2015-01-31 01:31

A play based on interviews with former NFL players, their families and fans digs deep: What's so fun about a sport that devastates bodies and brains? And what if it can't be made safer?

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Why Do We Love Football So Much? Theater Tackles Tough Questions

Sat, 2015-01-31 01:31

A play based on interviews with former NFL players, their families and fans digs deep: What's so fun about a sport that devastates bodies and brains? And what if it can't be made safer?

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Efforts To Free Japanese ISIS Captive 'Deadlocked'

Fri, 2015-01-30 23:38

A top Japanese diplomat says indirect negotiations to free a captive journalist from the militant Islamic State group have reached a "state of deadlock."

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