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How Sunk Cost Fallacy Applies To Love

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 4:09am

Megan McArdle spent years in a doomed relationship. The reason, she says: She fell victim to a common economic fallacy. Our Planet Money team has a love story with an economic idea at its heart.

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3-Point Shooting Contest Recommended To Watch During All-Star Break

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 4:09am

The NBA is taking taking a break from the regular season for the All-Star Game, which will be played in New York on Sunday. At this point, the league's best teams are in the Western Conference.

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David Carr, 'New York Times' Media Critc, Dies At 58

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 4:09am

The media correspondent for The New York Times died Thursday night after collapsing in the newsroom. David Carr expertly dissected journalism as an industry and as entertainment. He was 58.

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Weighty Issues Topped Agenda Of European Union Summit

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 4:09am

European leaders met in Brussels on Thursday to address a range of crises facing the continent. Terrorism, the Ukraine conflict and Greek debt topped the agenda.

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Reaction To Ukraine Cease-Fire Is Muted

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 4:09am

Fighting continues in eastern Ukraine, but a new cease-fire agreement is set to go into effect on Sunday. Two women in Ukraine say they don't expect the truce to last long.

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Publishing Phenomenon 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Hits The Big Screen

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 4:09am

Fifty Shades of Grey is an R-rated fairy tale, a kind of Cinderella tale with restraints. It's about as believable as Jack and the Beanstalk but considerably kinkier in intent.

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Not In The Mood For Cupid? There Are Alternatives To Valentine's Day

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 4:09am

Don't feel like celebrating Valentine's Day? Feb. 14 is also Ferris Wheel Day and National Organ Donor Day.

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The Black Market For Stolen Health Care Data

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 3:55am

The U.S. is moving to digitize health care with electronic medical records, web portals and mobile apps. But as medical data goes online, it is becoming a hot commodity for hackers.

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Outmanned And Outgunned, Fighters Defend Yazidi Shrine Against ISIS

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 2:43am

Led by a celebrated Yazidi fighter, a small band of Kurdish peshmerga survived a months-long ISIS onslaught. Unlike others in Syria and Iraq, this sacred place still stands, nearly unscathed.

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A Community Takes On Racial Tensions Once Hidden Under The Surface

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 2:34am

People move to Austin's Mueller neighborhood to become part of a progressive community. But some black residents say they haven't always felt welcome — so Mueller decided to do something about it.

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Finding A 'Radio That Is Just A Radio' In The Digital Age

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 2:32am

World Radio Day was created to celebrate the medium's ability to reach all corners of the globe, due to its affordability and portability. But how common are radios that still fit that description?

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Can A Computer Change The Essence Of Who You Are?

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 2:31am

The latest episode of NPR's Invisibilia takes us online. Some people think interacting with these machines is changing us all — for better and worse.

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Chapel Hill Shooting Victims Were 'Radiant,' Teacher Says

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 2:30am

One of the young students killed in Tuesday's shooting in Chapel Hill, N.C., Yusor Abu-Salha, spoke to StoryCorps last year with her former third grade teacher.

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After More Than 400 Days In Egyptian Jail, Journalists Released — For Now

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 8:08am

An Egyptian court released Al-Jazeera journalists Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy on bail, but their case hasn't been dismissed. For more details, David Greene speaks with NPR's Leila Fadel in Cairo.

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Police In New Hampshire Want To Arrest Punxsutawney Phil

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 5:31am

In Merrimack, a warrant has been issued for the weather prognosticating groundhog. Police say that Phil predicted winter would last 6 more weeks, but didn't mention anything about all the snow.

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Why California Drivers Are Slowing Down In Hayward

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 5:22am

Some off-beat traffic signs have been installed along the steep hill of Hayward Blvd. "The idea is for people to do a double take," a city spokesman told Inside Bay Area News.

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The Tiny Desk Concert Contest Winner Is...

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 5:00am

Out of thousands of submissions, one soulful musician came out on top.

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Record Snow Cripples Boston's Subway System

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 4:09am

The lives of Boston commuters have been upended by a string of major snowstorms. One reason for their troubles is a subway system that largely runs on outdated electrical systems.

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Arab-Israeli Parties Join Forces In Upcoming Israeli Election

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 4:09am

Arab political parties in the Jewish state are trying to win more seats in the country's parliament. For the first time, the 4 main Arab-Israeli parties have joined under one banner on the ballot.

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European Leaders Forge Cease-Fire In Ukraine

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 4:09am

Leaders of Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine were in marathon talks in the capital of Belarus trying to agree to a cease-fire that would end fighting in eastern Ukraine. It goes into effect Sunday.

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