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Fallen Prey To Love's Cruel Sting?

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 6:13am

Consider the San Francisco Zoo's Valentine's Day special. Adopt a giant hairy scorpion in honor of your ex-lover because, according to the zoo, scorpions are also low-lifes.

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Sling TV Could Be Cable-Cutter's Dream

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 5:17am

Sling TV launches in a few weeks. That's the new streaming service from Dish that allows viewers to stream content previously only available through cable.

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Greek Voters Usher Leftist Party Into Office

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 4:04am

Greek voters went to the polls on Sunday, and leftists won the election. Greece's radical left Syriza party has become the first anti-austerity party to win elections in Europe, throwing into doubt whether the troubled country stays the course on an international austerity plan.

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Weekend Shelling Kills 30 People In Eastern Ukraine

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 4:04am

Steve Inskeep talks to Shaun Walker, Moscow bureau chief for "The Guardian" newspaper, who is covering renewed fighting in eastern Ukraine. Over the weekend, shelling killed 30 people in the port city of Mariupol.

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A Closer Look At Saturday's Iowa Freedom Summit

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 4:04am

Iowa as a choosing ground for presidential candidates has been problematic for both parties, but especially for Republicans in recent years. Some potential candidates, such as Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush, stayed away from the weekend event. Was that a smart move?

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Possible GOP Presidential Candidates Woo Iowa

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 4:04am

The 2016 Iowa caucuses are more than a year away. On Saturday, a long list of potential candidates showed up at a day-long political forum in Des Moines to begin wooing the states most conservative GOP activists.

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Guinea's Grand Imam Pulls No Punches In His Ebola Message

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 4:04am

Religious leaders must play a role in stopping the outbreak in this West African country, the cleric says. And that will mean changing not only attitudes but funeral practices.

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Baseball Hall Of Fame Legend Ernie Banks Dies At 83

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 4:04am

The Chicago Cubs slugger was affectionately called "Mr. Cub" and "Mr. Sunshine." He spoke about his life in baseball with Steve Inskeep. (This piece initially aired Oct. 13, 2009 on Morning Edition).

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Argentinians Doubt Prosecutor's Death Was Suicide

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 4:04am

Rumors are rampant that the death of Alberto Nisman had something to do with alleged government wrongdoing related to the investigation of a terror attack in the 1990s.

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Guinea Cleric Demands Safer Burials To Stop Ebola's Spread

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 4:04am

Efforts to alter customs have been stymied by fear and suspicion surrounding the disease. In Guinea's third-largest city Kindia, the Grand Imam is trying to galvanize people to adopt best practices.

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Obama Honored As Chief Guest At India's Republic Day Festivities

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 4:04am

Republic Day is marked with a colorful parade and coincides this year with President Obama's visit to India. It was raining but that didn't dampen the spirits of the 125,000 Indians who showed up.

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Hagel: Stress Of 'Nonstop War' Forcing Out Good Soldiers

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 4:00am

In an interview with NPR's Morning Edition, outgoing Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel says he is concerned about the toll of repeatedly rotating the same soldiers back to the front lines.

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Rising Football Star: Prepare For The Worst, Pray For The Best

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 3:00am

Football is the most watched sport in America — and increasingly, one of the most controversial. High school football star Nahshon Ellerbe shares what he loves about the game.

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High Schools Seek A Safer Path Back From Concussion

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 2:59am

Returning immediately to demanding physical or mental activities after a concussion can be bad for the brain, neuroscientists agree. But what about after symptoms resolve? How much rest is best?

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DNA Blood Test Gives Women A New Option For Prenatal Screening

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 2:58am

A simple blood test can analyze bits of fetal DNA leaked in the mother's blood stream. It's less risky than invasive alternatives like amnio, but also doesn't tell as much about fetal health.

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Obama Proposes New Protections For Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 1:54pm

The president recommends more than 12 million acres of the region receive the highest level of protection available for public lands.

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Soccer Player Suspended For Making Calls During Match

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 6:13am

In Ukraine, a pro soccer player for the other team said he'd watch as his opponent got the phone out from time to time, called someone and conversed. The calls didn't help, that team lost 2-1.

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The Answer Is: 'Morning Edition'

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 6:03am

This was a Daily Double question on 'Jeopardy': Steve Inskeep and David Greene host this show in the A.M. in D.C.; Renee Montagne not far from us here, in Culver City."

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American Millennial Missionary In Guinea Isn't Scared Off By Ebola

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 4:03am

Luke Whitworth, 23, came to Guinea from South Carolina 13 months ago. That's when the outbreak there began. His sponsoring group gave him the option to leave — but he's determined to stay.

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Who Are The Houthis Of Yemen?

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 4:03am

Yemen's Houthis have burst onto the scene in recent months and effectively taken control of the capital Sanaa. An offshoot of Shiite Islam, the Houthis are now a major force in a volatile country.

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