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The Art World Gets In On The Super Bowl Rivalry

1 hour 44 min ago

Seattle Art Museum and New England's Clark Art Institute are wagering major paintings — on a three-month loan. Both dramatic seascapes of their regions.

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Richard Sherman Is On Baby Watch

1 hour 55 min ago

The Seattle Seahawks cornerback is preparing for the Super Bowl, and he's also preparing to be a father. Sherman says he's hoping his son will wait to make an appearance until after the game.

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Former Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va, Explores Presidential Bid

3 hours 50 min ago

In considering whether to launch a presidential campaign, former Senator Jim Webb of Virginia says his big challenge would be raising money to promote his ideas. Steve Inskeep talks to Webb, who is currently working on a cable TV series on Vietnam.

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Study Sheds Light On Benefits of Multi-Vitamins

3 hours 50 min ago

Lots of experts diss multivitamins- saying there's not enough evidence that they're beneficial. Nonetheless-- many Americans buy them. A new study out this month suggest — at least for women-- taking a multivitamin can help prevent death from CVD. And researchers say they're a good option for the vast majority of Americans who don't eat enough fruits and vegetables

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Russia's Economic State Is A Dangerous Reversal Of Fortune For Putin

3 hours 50 min ago

Renee Montagne discusses the state of Russia's economy with Sergei Guriev, a former economic adviser to Vladimir Putin. Guriev is now living in exile in Paris.

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Civilians In Debaltsevo Flee Russian-Backed Separatists Offensive

3 hours 50 min ago

The Ukrainian army reinforced its positions and evacuated civilians on Thursday from an enclave north-east of Donetsk that has Russian-backed separatists attacking on three sides.

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Media Outlets Partner With Snapchat To Appeal To Younger Users

3 hours 50 min ago

As people disappear from the audiences of conventional news organizations, 11 media outlets have partnered with Snapchat in the U.S. to offer its younger users easily digested fare within the app.

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Turkish Officials Seem To Ignore Threats Of Extremist Violence

3 hours 50 min ago

Alert levels were raised in Europe after the Paris terrorist attacks. Experts say Turkey should be concerned, pointing out that "being a Muslim country won't exempt Turkey from violence."

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Patriots Meet Seahawks In Super Bowl XLIX On Sunday

3 hours 50 min ago

The Seattle Seahawks will be trying to win a second straight championship when they play the New England Patriots. Both teams have a 14-4 record.

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Winning At Short Selling May Not Be A Reason To Celebrate

3 hours 50 min ago

Our Planet Money team talks to a well-known short seller who tells the story of one stock he bet against. He made a bunch of money, betting against a stock a lot of people liked.

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'Morning Edition' Says Goodbye To Ellen McDonnell

3 hours 50 min ago

Ellen McDonnell was an original staff member of the show — starting in 1979 as a news writer, then overnight producer and eventually executive producer. She later oversaw all of NPR's news programs.

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African-American NASCAR Driver Raced Like 'A Great Artist'

4 hours 37 min ago

Wendell Scott becomes the first African-American NASCAR driver to be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Friday. Although Scott faced racism during his career, his son says he would never stop racing.

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Could This Virus Be Good For You?

4 hours 40 min ago

Scientists studying HIV and Ebola have noticed another virus hitching along for the ride in some blood samples. Now they're trying to figure out whether the lurker helps the body fend off disease.

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Should Ray Rice Get A Second Chance? 'Maybe,' Parcells Says

4 hours 41 min ago

In part two of David Greene's conversation with Bill Parcells, the legendary football coach discusses how he dealt with players' drug use, and redemption for the former Baltimore Raven running back.

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From Laundering To Profiteering, A Multitude Of Sins At The Vatican Bank

4 hours 42 min ago

In God's Bankers Gerald Posner explores the history of money, power and the church. During World War II, he says, the Vatican made money off of the life insurance policies of Jews sent to death camps.

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Russian Economic Woes Hit France's Ski Slopes

4 hours 43 min ago

For the past decade, wealthy Russians have flocked to the fabled slopes in the French Alps. But the drop in the ruble is now keeping them away, and the region's economy is starting to feel the effect.

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4 Reasons Why It's Veto Season At The White House

4 hours 54 min ago

In his first six years in office, President Obama issued just two vetoes, the fewest of any president going all the way back to James Garfield. But that's about to change.

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Los Angeles Sheriff's Deputy Avoids Angering Mother Bear

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 6:27am

Ricky Hernandez was lowered by helicopter to check out an abandoned car, and inside he spotted bear cubs. KABC-TV reports he made a quick exit before mama bear spotted him.

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Bar Patrons Duct-Taped Rowdy Customer

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 6:18am

A man was kicked out of a bar in Florence, Mont. He returned to the bar and reportedly assaulted the bartender. Fellow customers taped his hands together until police arrived.

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Examining The Sinister Background Of Argentina's Spy Agency

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 4:42am

The mysterious death of an Argentine prosecutor has renewed scrutiny of the country's Intelligence Secretariat, which conducts domestic surveillance on a scale reminiscent of the former Soviet Union.

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