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In Oscar Nominations For Best Score, Some Hear Sour Notes

Sun, 2015-02-22 03:51

The distinctive music in the movie Birdman will not win an Oscar — in fact, it wasn't even nominated. Like other acclaimed film scores from years past, it didn't comply with Academy rules.

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As Feds Turn Blind Eye To Pot In Reservations, Some Tribes See Dollar Signs

Sun, 2015-02-22 03:51

American Indians have been given the go-ahead to sell marijuana. Some tribes are taking advantage of this economic opportunity, while others believe pot is as destructive as alcohol to their members.

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Iraqi Kurds: We're Ready To Fight For Mosul

Sun, 2015-02-22 03:51

The Kurdish security chief says his Peshmerga fighters have gained ground against ISIS. But the big prize in northern Iraq is Mosul, and he says the Iraqi army will be needed for that battle.

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Director Of Oscar-Nommed 'Timbuktu' Found A Star In A Refugee Camp

Sun, 2015-02-22 03:03

A 12-year-old girl followed him everywhere. And she got the part. Abderrahmane Sissako tells what it's like to make a reality-based movie in Mauritania.

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If Your Teacher Likes You, You Might Get A Better Grade

Sun, 2015-02-22 01:55

Like likes like: New research supports the notion that teachers favor those who favor them.

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Visual Feast: If The World's Major Cities Were Made Of Food

Sun, 2015-02-22 01:41

A charming photo series called BrunchCity re-creates metropolises in miniature, with famous local noshes are part of the architecture.

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Visual Feast: If The World's Major Cities Were Made Of Food

Sun, 2015-02-22 01:41

A charming photo series called BrunchCity re-creates metropolises in miniature, with famous local noshes are part of the architecture.

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FAA's Proposed Drone Rules Ground Many Commercial Aspirations

Sat, 2015-02-21 13:09

Industries that had hoped for permission to use drones in their business were left out of the FAA's proposed drone rules. The agency said that drones should stay within the operator's line of sight.

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Texas Court Ruling Leaves Undocumented Immigrants In Legal Limbo

Sat, 2015-02-21 13:09

Immigration advocacy groups met yesterday to talk about what is next for those who want to apply for temporary protections offered by President Obama. A Texas judge recently blocked those actions.

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Britain's Cameron Calls On Schools To Help Stop Extremist Recruitment

Sat, 2015-02-21 12:55

The prime minister's remarks follow the disappearance this week of three British girls who are believed to have flown to Turkey with the intent of joining the self-declared Islamic State.

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After Tentative Port Deal, Container Ships Still Line The Horizon

Sat, 2015-02-21 12:09

Shipping companies and dock workers reached a tentative deal after labor disputes jammed cargo along the West Coast. But at the nation's largest port, you can still see the backlog of container ships.

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WATCH: Shipping Around The World In 1:40

Sat, 2015-02-21 11:09

A video that presents a fascinating visual representation of the extent of international shipping.

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Court Blocks White House 'No-Release' Detention Policy

Sat, 2015-02-21 07:19

The American Civil Liberties Union had challenged the policy of detaining mothers and children seeking asylum in the U.S.

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Police Are Learning To Accept Civilian Oversight, But Distrust Lingers

Sat, 2015-02-21 06:18

More than 200 civilian review boards investigate police misconduct in cities across the United States. Reformers say they're essential. But officers tend to be wary of them.

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Fire In Dubai Skyscraper Forces Evacuation Of Residents

Sat, 2015-02-21 05:32

No one was killed in the blaze at the 86-story Torch Tower that began early in the morning in the United Arab Emirates. It was extinguished within a few hours.

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Defense Secretary Carter Hints At Slowing U.S. Exit From Afghanistan

Sat, 2015-02-21 04:21

Ashton Carter, on a surprise visit to Afghanistan, said he was there to assess the situation on the ground and indicated that a "rethinking" of the U.S. troop withdrawal timetable was possible.

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Zambian Prosecutor Drops Charges In Case Against Himself

Sat, 2015-02-21 04:03

It may sound like an episode of The Twilight Zone, but this isn't fiction. Zambia's top prosecutor dropped his own corruption charges and set himself free. NPR's Scott Simon discusses the case.

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Agreement Reached In Ports Labor Dispute

Sat, 2015-02-21 04:03

West Coast ports and the dockworker's union have reached a tentative deal after a nine-month stalemate. Sporadic work stoppages and shutdowns are expected to end, pending ratification by both sides.

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Superstorm Sandy Victims Say FEMA's Role Is Fatally Conflicted

Sat, 2015-02-21 04:03

As Sandy victims and FEMA work to resolve accusations of falsified damage estimates, some are questioning how the agency can be both a flood insurance provider and a regulator of flood insurance.

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Looming Presidiental Race Divides National Governors Group

Sat, 2015-02-21 04:03

The National Governors Association is in Washington for its winter meeting, and there is no lack of talk about the 2016 White House. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Ron Elving about the week in politics.

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