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FAA Clarifies Fuel Tax Rule, Municipalities To Lose Needed Funds

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 4:01am

The FAA ruled that all jet fuel tax revenue collected by states or local units of government must be spent on airports or aviation related programs, and not on roads, schools or other uses.

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Paris Attack Stuns World, Free Speech Advocates

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep talks to Sylvie Kauffmann, editorial director and a columnist for the French newspaper Le Monde about Wednesday's murderous attack on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

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Nebraska Residents Weary Of Keystone XL Pipeline Debate

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 4:01am

As Congress and the president go toe to toe on the Keystone XL pipeline, that battle is resonating across oil country and especially in Nebraska, the state at the center of the controversial project.

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Will Low Oil Prices Affect Debate Over Keystone KL Pipeline?

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 4:01am

Oil prices continue their slide, falling below $50 a barrel. Does the slump factor into the debate over building the Keystone Pipeline which would carry oil from western Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast?

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Paris Attack Demonstrates Perils Of Free Speech

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 4:01am

Renee Montagne talks to Joel Simon executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists about how it is no longer just going to a war zone that puts a journalist's life at risk.

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Police Identify Suspects In Paris Attack That Killed 12

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 4:01am

Authorities in Paris are searching for two brothers who are accused in Wednesday's brazen attack on a satirical magazine. The prosecutor's office says a third suspect has turned himself into police.

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'Charlie Hebdo' Laughed In The Face Of Violence; Will Future Satirists?

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 2:43am

The French magazine responded to a 2011 firebombing of its offices with a cover that showed a Muslim and an editor making out. Its lead editor, described by a peer as fearless, was killed Wednesday.

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For 'Charlie Hebdo,' A History Defined By Humor, Controversy — And Cartoons

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 10:46am

Renee Montagne talks to NPR's David Folkenflik about the provocative editorial stance adopted by the French satirical magazine, which was attacked by gunmen this morning in Paris.

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Between Speech And Religion, Freedoms Often Spell Friction

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 9:03am

Renee Montagne speaks with Suzanne Nossel, executive director for PEN American Center, to discuss how issues of free speech and religious freedom can clash.

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Gunmen Storm Satirical Magazine's Office In Paris

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 6:43am

At least 11 people were killed in what French President Francois Hollande said was a "terrorist operation."

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Oregon, Ohio, Wants You To Know They Are Buckeye Fans

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 6:00am

As Ohio State gets ready to play Oregon in the college football championship, the town is temporarily changing its name. It will be known as: "Oregon, Ohio Buckeyes on the Bay, City of Duck Hunters."

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Man Who Didn't Want His Name In A News Story, Is Now A Story

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 5:50am

Frederick County, Md., Council Member Kirby Delauter threatened a local reporter with a lawsuit for using his name in a story without permission. The Frederick News-Post responded in an editorial.

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Should Minnesota Bid Adieu To The Midwest, Hello North?

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 5:32am

A panel in Minnesota wants to establish a new region called the North. Supporters say it will help the area differentiate itself from other parts of the Midwest.

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In Typical Biden Fashion, Vice President Welcomes Senators

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 4:07am

A third of the Senate was re-elected this past election, which means the presiding officer of the chamber, Vice President Joe Biden, had to swear them in. This also provided an opportunity for Biden to socialize with the families of those serving in his longtime stamping grounds.

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Boston Time Capsule Reveals Colonial Trove

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 4:07am

The time capsule found at the Massachusetts State House in Boston has been opened, revealing objects from 1795.

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Greek Opposition Party Seizes On Public's Anger Over Austerity Measures

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 4:07am

We've been hearing a lot about economic anxiety in Europe lately. Much of that anxiety center's around Greece. Steve Inskeep talks to economist Platon Tinios about what's happening in Greece.

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Obama Begins State Of The Union Preview In Michigan

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 4:07am

President Obama hits the road to promote his upcoming State of the Union address, and perhaps, to try to steal the spotlight away from Republicans in their first week leading the new Congress.

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NOAA To Upgrade Its Computer-Driven Weather Forecasts

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 4:07am

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has announced it will boost its computer forecasting ability ten-fold. Steve Inskeep talks to Jason Samenow, weather editor of The Washington Post.

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Art Installation Opens Passage To A Different World

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 4:07am

In New York and Tehran, visitors in both cities are invited to enter a portal for 10 minutes or longer to communicate with a stranger, as though they're standing in the same room.

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Shell Reaches Settlement Over Oil Spills In Niger Delta

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 4:07am

Royal Dutch Shell reached an out-of-court settlement with a Nigerian fishing and farming community for two oil spills in 2008. About $85 million will go to individuals as well as the local government.

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