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U.S. Communities Called On To Prevent Home-Grown Terrorism

Wed, 2015-02-18 00:01

Preventing home-grown terrorism is the focus of meetings at the White House this week. Experts say more than 20,000 foreign fighters have traveled to Syria to sign up with the so-called Islamic State.

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Oregon Ushers One Governor Out; Another One In On Wednesday

Tue, 2015-02-17 22:36

Secretary of State Kate Brown will become the second woman to serve as Oregon's governor. She replaces fellow Democrat John Kitzhaber who is resigning amid a criminal ethics investigation.

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Beagle Miss P Is Named Westminster Dog Show's Best

Tue, 2015-02-17 21:10

The Canadian canine is only the second beagle to win, following her great-uncle Uno in 2008.

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U.S. And Cuba Will Hold Second Round Of Normalization Talks In Washington

Tue, 2015-02-17 16:21

The talks will be held next Friday at the State Department. Last month, the two sides held the first high-level talks since the Cuban revolution.

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Joe Biden Gets A Bit Too Close To New Secretary Of Defense's Wife

Tue, 2015-02-17 15:19

After swearing in Ash Carter as Defense Secretary, Vice President Biden pulled Stephanie Carter close and then whispered something in her ear. It was, um, awkward.

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Have The Rich Really Gotten Richer?

Tue, 2015-02-17 14:13

Conventional wisdom is that income inequality has gotten worse in the years since the financial crisis. But a new study by a George Washington University professor says that's not what the data shows.

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ISIS Beheadings In Libya Devastate An Egyptian Village

Tue, 2015-02-17 13:45

The small hamlet of el-Aour is reeling from the mass execution of 13 of its men in Libya, where they worked. A lack of jobs in Egypt means laborers still head to neighboring Libya, despite the danger.

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The Grandpa Who Saved His Granddaughter From Ebola

Tue, 2015-02-17 13:19

Ebola is especially deadly for children and babies. About 80 percent of those infected have died. But one man knew instinctively that love and affection could make a difference.

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New York's Top Judge Calls For Overhaul Of State's Grand Jury System

Tue, 2015-02-17 13:01

Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman called the system a "relic of another time," and said prosecutors have been unable to shake a perception that they are not objectively presenting cases to grand juries.

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Princeton Gifted Rare Books Valued At $300 Million

Tue, 2015-02-17 12:55

Audie Cornish speaks with Paul Needham, the Schiede Librarian at Princeton University, about the gift from the late philanthropist and alum, William Scheide.

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Judge's Decision Leaves Immigrants In Legal Limbo

Tue, 2015-02-17 12:06

A federal judge in Texas has blocked the start of President Obama's controversial executive action on immigration. Now some unauthorized immigrants are waiting to see what happens to new programs designed to temporarily protect them from deportation.

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Greek Finance Minister Becomes A Hero Back Home During Bailout Talks

Tue, 2015-02-17 12:06

Once again, Greece and Europe are at an impasse. The new Greek government wants to replace the existing bailout program, but its Eurozone partners have rejected that idea. The negotiations have been difficult and at times contentious. But the flashy Greek minister at the center of the storm has become a hero back home.

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Haiti Government Cancels Carnival After 18 People Die In Accident

Tue, 2015-02-17 12:06

More than a dozen people died during Haiti's celebration of Carnival when a power line came into contact with people on a float in the capital, Port au Prince. Some died of electrocution, others died in the ensuing panic, say officials.

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Despite Recovery, Many Find Home Loans Still Hard To Get

Tue, 2015-02-17 12:06

The housing market and the economy are both well on their way back from the Great Recession. But housing advocates say banks, stung by the housing crisis and its fallout, remain reluctant to lend.

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After Sandy: Insurance Claim Battles Cost Homeowners, Taxpayers

Tue, 2015-02-17 12:06

More than two years after Superstorm Sandy flooded homes in New Jersey and New York, legal battles still rage over insurance claims to repair the damage. But insurance is not playing by the rules.

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EU-Greek Drama Deepens As A Deadline Approaches

Tue, 2015-02-17 12:01

Greece has threatened to quit the euro if an agreement over its debt isn't reached. There were hints that a deal with the new Greek government could be worked out. But turmoil looms if the talks fail.

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Swiss Village + West Virginia + Mardi Gras Feast = Fasnacht

Tue, 2015-02-17 11:54

Isolated in the West Virginia wilderness, the tiny town of Helvetia clings to its distinctly Swiss character and foodways. It all culminates with a pre-Lenten festival where food takes center stage.

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Some Thoughtful Words — And Many Unanswered Questions — After Chapel Hill

Tue, 2015-02-17 11:51

Here are some of the many powerful essays we've come across in the wake of this terrible tragedy.

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At His Villa, Pakistan's Musharraf Awaits Trial And Holds Court

Tue, 2015-02-17 11:35

Pakistan's former military ruler, Pervez Musharraf, faces charges of treason and murder. But in an interview with NPR, he says he has no regrets about returning to his homeland to face trial.

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For Congressional Committees, It's All In The Name

Tue, 2015-02-17 11:34

A Senate Judiciary subcommittee dropped "human rights" and "civil rights" from its name last month, sparking some controversy. But does the congressional name game even matter?

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