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Euro's Drop Raises Questions About Its Long-Term Prospects

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 4:00am

The Euro fell to a nine-year low against the dollar on Monday as investors worried about Europe's economic doldrums. Linda Wertheimer talks to Callum Williams of The Economist.

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With Downloads In Decline, Can iTunes Adapt?

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 2:59am

Digital downloads of iTunes fell sharply in 2014, as consumers abandoned Apple's music store in favor of cheap, easy-to-use subscription services.

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For Many Of Navajo Nation, Water Delivery Comes Monthly

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 2:57am

When residents see Darlene Arviso driving her water delivery truck, it's like they've seen Santa coming down the chimney. But these deliveries to the Navajo Nation are far from the perfect solution.

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The Russian Who Claims Credit For Fanning The Flames In Ukraine

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 2:55am

Igor Girkin claims to have touched off the conflagration and he says he's proud of what he did. The former member of the Russian security service has a knack for turning up in tumultuous places.

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Addiction Patients Overwhelm Vermont's Expanded Treatment Programs

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 2:54am

Last year, Gov. Peter Shumlin devoted his entire State of the State address to Vermont's opiate addiction problem. Since then it has expanded treatment, but doctors say demand is outpacing services.

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N.J. Gov. Christie Proud To Be A Dallas Cowboys' Fan

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 5:23am

Christie attended Sunday's playoff game between Dallas and the Detroit Lions. He hugged owner Jerry Jones when the Cowboys won. Many in his state ask why he doesn't follow teams closer to New Jersey.

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County Barks At Couple: Parts Of Treehouse Must Be Removed

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 4:58am

Mike and Pat Splinter's treehouse was featured on TV and a kitchen was built for the show. Officials reminded the couple that the kitchen and other parts of the deluxe treehouse must go.

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Tunisian Craftsman Worries Oud Making Will Die Out

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

A craftsman in the old Medina neighborhood of Tunis tries to keep alive the art of making the traditional oud — a guitar-like instrument. An oud is basically a Middle Eastern lute.

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Pope Francis Announces 20 New Cardinals

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

The 20 new cardinals come from 18 different countries, including several from Asia, Africa and Oceania. Steve Inskeep talks to Vatican-watcher John Allen, a correspondent for The Boston Globe.

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Previewing The New Year's Political Landscape

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

Republicans in the Senate are talking about raising gas taxes. Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker suggested a gas tax hike some time ago, and this weekend another Republican said his party is open to the idea.

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Liu's Funeral Blended NYPD And Chinese Traditions

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

Sunday's funeral for slain officer Wenjian Liu reflected the new ethnic diversity of the NYPD. The rites were overshadowed by another show of disrespect for the mayor by some officers.

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Boko Haram Fighters Reportedly Seize Nigerian Army Base

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

Suspected militants from the Islamist group Boko Haram have launched attacks on civilians in northeast Nigeria. Over the weekend, they seized another town and a military base in the remote northeast.

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Longtime ESPN Sportscaster Stuart Scott Dies At 49

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

During his 22 years at ESPN, Scott became well-known for his signature catchphrases that connected with younger audiences and the hip-hop generation. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2007.

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Entrepreneurs Find Ways To Make Money From Carbon Emissions

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

President Obama in September set a formidable goal for American industry and agriculture — reduce greenhouse gases by a quarter in 10 years. But several states are ahead of the game.

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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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