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Former GOP Sen. Edward Brooke Dies At 95

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 4:02am

Former U.S. Senator Edward Brooke died on Saturday. He was 95. When he took office in 1966, Brooke became the first popularly elected African American in the Senate.

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Republican Leaders Vow New Congress Will Get Things Done

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 4:01am

It's the first time since the 2006 election that both chambers will be controlled by Republicans. They pledge an end to gridlock, but they still have to work with the same Democratic president.

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Jury Selection To Begin Monday In Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 2:35am

The surviving suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 21, is charged with 30 counts of murder and terrorism. He faces the death penalty if convicted. An appeals court rejected an emergency bid to move the trial.

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Lacking Internet, Cubans Rely On 'The Package' For Entertainment

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 2:34am

The so-called weekly "package" allows Cubans to watch every current TV show and series available to the world at a fraction of the cost and without government censors.

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Lacking Internet, Cubans Rely On 'The Package' For Entertainment

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 2:34am

The so-called weekly "package," allows Cubans to watch every current TV show and series available to the world at a fraction of the cost and without government censors.

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The Theater Company Is 1927, The Technology Is Cutting Edge

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 2:33am

The British troupe 1927 has used vintage style and distinctive animation to make a name for itself in London and beyond. Its latest play is Golem.

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What Heroin Addiction Tells Us About Changing Bad Habits

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 2:33am

Sure, you resolve to exercise more, but somehow it never happens. It could be that your environment is sabotaging you, psychologists say. A famous study about heroin and the Vietnam War explains how.

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The Original Funky Drummers On Life With James Brown

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 2:31am

Clyde Stubblefield and Jabo Starks should have been rivals: James Brown hired both of them to do one job. Instead, they stuck together, and laid the foundation for modern funk drumming in the process.

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How Driver's License Suspensions Unfairly Target The Poor

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 2:30am

Losing your driver's license is a serious penalty, but often it's for nothing to do with unsafe driving. Without one, many who can't afford to pay the fines, have a hard time finding or keeping a job.

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Hangover Cures Popular With Google Searchers

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 5:18am

Analysis of searches by The Washington Post found that interest in hangover cures is 10 times higher than average on New Year's Day.

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Cat Accidentally Given Away With Sold Mattress

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 5:14am

The cat, named Camo, was hiding in the box spring. Social media helped to track the cat down near Portland's airport. He was a little roughed up but he's home now.

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Democrats Problem: White, Working-Class Voters

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 4:02am

Steve Inskeep talks to Ruy Teixeira, a political demographer with the liberal Center for American Progress, about why Democrats have struggled with this group of voters and what can be done about it.

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High-Tech Tools Help Irish Dairy Farmers Produce More Milk

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 4:02am

In deepest rural Ireland, traditional farmers are developing advanced technology in the name of more milk from happier cows. An old-fashioned dairy has embraced wearable technology for cows.

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How Organizing Like A Chef Can Help You

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 4:02am

"Mise-en-place" is a French phrase that means to gather and arrange the ingredients and tools needed for cooking. But for many culinary professionals "mise-en-place" helps chefs coordinate vast amounts of labor and material, and transforms the lives of its practitioners through focus and self-discipline. For a taste of what this all means, we visit some of the country's top kitchens and culinary schools.(Stations note: This piece initially aired on August 11, 2014.)

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Encore: A Basic Training Workout Mix

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 4:02am

We're again asking listeners to tweet us their favorite workout tunes. In 2012, we asked a variety of people about what music makes them move. We turned their favorites into an Ultimate NPR Workout Mix. Today, we replay the conversations we had with Army nurse Lt. Col. Sheryl Dacy.(Stations note: this conversation initially aired on May 8, 2012.

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Juvenile Incarceration Rates Are Down; Racial Disparities Rise

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 4:02am

More young women are being detained, in part, because of truancy, inability to get along with their families, and finding the wrong crowd, even the wrong boyfriends.

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Charting A Teenager's Attempt To Become A Legal U.S. Resident

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 4:02am

Steve Inskeep took a reporting trip along the U.S.-Mexico border in 2014. Among those he met were principal Oscar Troncoso and his student Junior Adriano, who was trying to resolve his legal status.

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Mario Cuomo Gained Legendary Status Among Democrats

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 4:02am

Mario Cuomo, a three-term governor of New York and icon of American liberalism, died on Thursday at the age of 82. Many recall his spell-binding keynote address to the 1984 Democratic convention.

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Months Later, Examining Russia's Takeover Of Crimea

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 4:02am

Russia seized Crimea from Ukraine in March but sustaining its population is a problem. David Greene talks to Evgeniya NovitskayaI, who served as his interpreter when he reported from Crimea last fall.

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Saudi King, 90, In Riyadh Hospital For Tests

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 4:02am

With the king in the hospital, Steve Inskeep considers the Saudis' status as a regional power with Thomas Lippman. His latest book: Saudi Arabia on the Edge: The Uncertain Future of an American Ally.

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