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Iran Signals More Openness Toward Nuclear Deal

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 4:07am

Iran's leaders have been negotiating a nuclear deal with the U.S. and other countries. A deal could transform Iran, although a final agreement is considered uncertain at best.

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Jon Stewart To Leave 'Daily Show,' NBC Suspends Brian Williams

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 4:07am

NBC News announced it suspended anchor Brian Williams without pay for six months over a story inaccuracy. And, Jon Stewart revealed he would leave Comedy Central's The Daily Show later this year.

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Berkeley Lab Identifies Game-Changing Technologies

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 4:07am

The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has pinpointed tech breakthroughs that could impact global development. Renee Montagne talks to Shashi Buluswar about implementing some of the ideas.

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Examining The Years Since Egypt's Arab Spring

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 4:07am

It's been four years since Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resigned during the Arab Spring. Since then, the new government has cracked down on dissent.

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Tiny Desk Concert Judges To Announce Contest Winner

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 4:07am

More than 400 performances since the Tiny Desk Concert series began, NPR Music on Thursday will announce the winner of the Tiny Desk Concert Contest to find a great undiscovered musician.

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How Banks Are Transforming Canada's Cannabis Industry

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 4:07am

In the U.S., possessing and selling marijuana is a federal crime, so banks have ignored this emerging market. In Canada, financial institutions are beginning to back corporate cannabis producers.

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Deford: 'Gentleman and Coach' Dean Smith Did What He Believed In

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 2:41am

The Hall of Famer led the University of North Carolina to two national titles during his 35-year career coaching basketball. Commentator Frank Deford remembers Smith, who died Saturday.

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What Causes Breast Cancer? These Families Want To Help Find Out

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 2:40am

Many things raise the risk for cancer, including exposure to various toxins and radiation. But our knowledge about the range of chemicals and compounds that can trigger cancer is limited.

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What It Means To Play Pablo Casals' Cello

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 2:39am

"I would call him the grandfather of classical music of the 20th century," says cellist Amit Peled, who grew up idolizing the late master and now tours with his instrument.

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How Many Licks Does It Take To Get To A Tootsie Pop's Center?

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 6:28am

Mathematicians at New York University have come up with an answer: 1,000. Previous studies, however, found it only took a few hundred licks to get to the chewy center.

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Dog In Croatia Banned From Barking

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 6:24am

The temporary ban on barking between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m. only applies to a three-year-old mutt named Medo. Neighbors were demanding damages from Medo's owner.

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Can Employers Require Workers To Be Vaccinated? It Depends

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 4:07am

Even though a disease like measles can spread easily through a workplace, employers often are reluctant to require employee vaccinations. Hospitals are one big exception.

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State Budgets To Be Hit By Slide In Oil Prices

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 4:07am

In North Dakota, falling prices have barely caused a ripple. In Alaska, lawmakers are calling it a "fiscal apocalypse." Wyoming is neither panicking or ignoring the decline in prices.

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UAW Criticizes Nissan For Use Of 'Perma-Temps'

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 4:07am

Nissan's increasing use of temporary workers is coming under scrutiny. The automaker's U.S. workforce now exceeds 22,000. But about half are considered temporary. Unions are eyeing the situation and hoping they will enable to begin unionizing in the south.

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Southern New Hampshire Takes The Brunt Of Recent Snow Storms

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 4:07am

New England plow drivers are getting plenty of hours this month. Workers are pulling double and triple shifts to keep the roads clear, and they're running out of places to put the snow.

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Nevada's Gaming Commission Considers Olympic Wagers

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 4:07am

Nevada gaming officials are mulling a proposal that would allow gambling on the Olympic Games. If approved at a hearing this month, gamblers could start placing bets on the Summer Olympics in 2016.

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African Migrants' Deaths Blamed On Italy Ending Large Rescue Missions

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 4:07am

Twenty-nine African immigrants have died of exposure after being rescued off the Libyan coast by Italian coast guard patrol boats. More migrants fleeing conflict zones are seeking refuge in Europe.

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Can Employers Require Workers To Be Vaccinated? It Depends

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 4:07am

More often than not, employers are reluctant to require employee vaccinations. There are legal rights — and pitfalls — of trying to require vaccinations among the American workforce.

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Judicial Chaos Complicates Same-Sex Marriage In Alabama

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 4:07am

Some same-sex couples across Alabama received marriage licenses on Monday despite protests and an order by the state's chief justice ordering probate judges not to issue the licenses.

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In Likely Democratic Primary, Who's Joining Hillary Clinton?

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 3:03am

Pretty much everyone expects Hillary Clinton to run for president in 2016. But will she have any competition? A look at the Democratic bench and finds a rather short, short list.

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