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Poll Shows Bloom Has Fallen Off Olympic Bid For Most Bostonians

Wed, 2015-02-18 20:03

Opposition to the Olympics has grown by 13 points since Boston was chosen by the Olympic Committee to be the U.S. bid for 2024.

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'We're Racist' Soccer Fans Chant After Pushing Black Man Out Of Paris Metro

Wed, 2015-02-18 15:12

The passengers were identified as Chelsea fans and now British police are trying to find them. Police said they would seek to ban them from attending future matches.

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Red Cross Criticizes NPR's Coverage; NPR And ProPublica Respond

Wed, 2015-02-18 14:23

NPR and ProPublica investigated the charity's response to Superstorm Sandy and other disasters as well as its finances.

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Obama: We Must Change The Narrative On Islam To Combat Violent Extremists

Wed, 2015-02-18 13:21

In a keynote address, Obama said that the stories of successful Muslims in America must be raised to combat what he called a "generational challenge."

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In Argentina, Marchers Mark One Month Since Prosecutor's Death

Wed, 2015-02-18 13:15

A group of prosecutors in Argentina has called a silent protest for Wednesday to demand answers into the gunshot death of a prosecutor investigating the nation's worst terror attack.

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Artist, Believed Target Of Copenhagen Attack, Still In Hiding

Wed, 2015-02-18 13:05

Audie Cornish talks to Lars Vilks, who was at a free speech forum that was attacked over the weekend. He is believed to have been a target for his controversial drawings of the prophet Mohammad.

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For Somalis In Minneapolis, Jihadi Recruiting Is A Recurring Nightmare

Wed, 2015-02-18 12:54

U.S. officials say young Somali-Americans are leaving the Twin Cities for Syria to join the group ISIS, encouraged by an earlier wave of jihadists who had joined al-Shabab in Somalia.

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Ukrainian Soldiers Retreat After Eastern Town Falls

Wed, 2015-02-18 12:54

The forced withdrawal of Ukrainian forces from a strategically important town in eastern Ukraine is a blow to the recent ceasefire agreement — and to President Petro Poroshenko.

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From Haiti's Earthquake To Ebola, He Had Five Busy Years At USAID

Wed, 2015-02-18 12:54

It's the last day on the job for Rajiv Shah — who at age 36 became the youngest ever head of USAID. A key figure in the U.S. Ebola response, Shah has his critics, but he's proud of his record.

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From Jobs To Car Parts, Port Dispute Rippling Through The Economy

Wed, 2015-02-18 12:49

A labor dispute between shipping lines and dock workers has created big cargo backups at many West Coast ports. The slowdown is touching nearly every part of the nation's consumer economy.

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Now This Is An Example Of Truly Educational Radio

Wed, 2015-02-18 12:13

In Sierra Leone, schools have been closed since July to keep Ebola from spreading. So the government began a new way of teaching — on the radio.

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Pain Really Is All In Your Head. Emotion Controls Intensity

Wed, 2015-02-18 12:03

Humiliation, fear and unpredictability all turn up the volume on pain, research shows. And meditation can turn down pain's intensity, according to scientists who are starting figure out why.

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What Would Jeb Do On Iraq? He Won't Say

Wed, 2015-02-18 12:02

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says he loves his father and older brother, but would be his "own man" in matters of foreign policy.

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After a Racial Attack, A South Philly School Tries to Heal

Wed, 2015-02-18 12:00

In 2009, several Asian students were beat up at their high school. Students and teachers said it was a racially motivated attack. Six years later, here's what the school has done change things.

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Hospital To Nurses: Your Injuries Are Not Our Problem

Wed, 2015-02-18 11:51

When Terry Cawthorn severely injured her back on the job, Mission Hospital refused to pay workers' compensation and fired her — an attitude toward nurses that NPR found in hospitals across the U.S.

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Heaps Of Oranges Could Rot As West Coast Dock Dispute Drags On

Wed, 2015-02-18 11:47

Millions of pounds of citrus fruit are stranded and at risk of spoiling in warehouses and boats at major ports in California. It's the result of a dockworker labor dispute that's jammed operations.

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A Sophisticated Version Of Guess The Grape — But Is It A Sport?

Wed, 2015-02-18 11:06

For a half-century, Oxford and Cambridge have competed against each other in blind wine tasting. The big match is this week.

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By The Numbers: White House Takes On Violent Extremism

Wed, 2015-02-18 11:04

Domestic and world leaders gather this week to discuss terror threats. Here's a look by the numbers.

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2014 Midterm Election Was The Most Expensive One Yet

Wed, 2015-02-18 10:46

The $3.77 billion appeared to come from a smaller cadre of donors than in the 2010 midterms, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

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Oregon's New Governor, Kate Brown, Is Sworn In

Wed, 2015-02-18 10:17

Brown took over after John Kitzhaber, Oregon's only four-term governor, stepped down amid scandal. Brown said all of that ends today.

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