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Patriots Meet Seahawks In Super Bowl XLIX On Sunday

19 hours 24 min ago

The Seattle Seahawks will be trying to win a second straight championship when they play the New England Patriots. Both teams have a 14-4 record.

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Winning At Short Selling May Not Be A Reason To Celebrate

19 hours 24 min ago

Our Planet Money team talks to a well-known short seller who tells the story of one stock he bet against. He made a bunch of money, betting against a stock a lot of people liked.

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'Morning Edition' Says Goodbye To Ellen McDonnell

19 hours 24 min ago

Ellen McDonnell was an original staff member of the show — starting in 1979 as a news writer, then overnight producer and eventually executive producer. She later oversaw all of NPR's news programs.

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African-American NASCAR Driver Raced Like 'A Great Artist'

20 hours 11 min ago

Wendell Scott becomes the first African-American NASCAR driver to be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Friday. Although Scott faced racism during his career, his son says he would never stop racing.

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Could This Virus Be Good For You?

20 hours 14 min ago

Scientists studying HIV and Ebola have noticed another virus hitching along for the ride in some blood samples. Now they're trying to figure out whether the lurker helps the body fend off disease.

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Should Ray Rice Get A Second Chance? 'Maybe,' Parcells Says

20 hours 15 min ago

In part two of David Greene's conversation with Bill Parcells, the legendary football coach discusses how he dealt with players' drug use, and redemption for the former Baltimore Raven running back.

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From Laundering To Profiteering, A Multitude Of Sins At The Vatican Bank

20 hours 15 min ago

In God's Bankers Gerald Posner explores the history of money, power and the church. During World War II, he says, the Vatican made money off of the life insurance policies of Jews sent to death camps.

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Russian Economic Woes Hit France's Ski Slopes

20 hours 16 min ago

For the past decade, wealthy Russians have flocked to the fabled slopes in the French Alps. But the drop in the ruble is now keeping them away, and the region's economy is starting to feel the effect.

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4 Reasons Why It's Veto Season At The White House

20 hours 28 min ago

In his first six years in office, President Obama issued just two vetoes, the fewest of any president going all the way back to James Garfield. But that's about to change.

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Death Row Records Co-Founder Involved In Fatal Hit-And Run

20 hours 59 min ago

The attorney for Marion Knight says his client plans to turn himself in to police after he accidentally ran over and killed a friend and injured another man as he fled attackers in Compton, Calif.

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Everyone Around You

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 11:15pm

Lulu explores the idea that you may be entangled with the people around you. Comedian Maria Bamford talks to the hosts about a very specific kind of entanglement: The one you have with your mother.

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Mirror Touch

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 11:15pm

NPR Science Reporter Geoff Brumfiel gives Alix and Lulu a primer on the theory of quantum entanglement. Then, the hosts introduce you to Amanda, who can physically feel what other people are feeling.

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You Can Be Convinced To Confess To An Invented Crime, Study Finds

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 10:08pm

With a little misinformation, encouragement and three hours, researchers convinced 70 percent of the study's participants that they'd committed a crime. Some even recalled the fake events in detail.

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Courtney Barnett, 'Pedestrian At Best'

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 9:17pm

Count on 2015 as the year many will fall in love with Courtney Barnett, the best lyricist in rock. Barnett's debut album, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, comes out in March.

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A Pillar Of Atlanta's Community Also Has An Outsize Shoe Collection

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 8:37pm

It takes anchors to keep neighborhoods lively; key restaurants and stores that draw people from far and wide. For decades in Atlanta, Walters Clothing has been that space.

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Arrested For Resisting Arrest — Yes, It's Possible

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 8:07pm

Resisting arrest is usually a secondary charge against someone already being arrested for something else, but not always.

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Car Safety Improves: Study Lists Those With Most, And Least, Driver Deaths

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 7:54pm

For 2011 models through the 2012 calendar year, driver deaths per million registered vehicle years fell to 28 from 48 just three years earlier, says the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

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Rise In Measles Cases Marks A 'Wake-Up Call' For U.S.

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 6:21pm

The latest wave of measles cases and potential infections is in Arizona, where 1,000 people may have been exposed to measles from seven people confirmed to have been infected.

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Ebola Cases Plummet In West Africa, As Endgame Begins

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 6:00pm

Only 99 Ebola cases were reported worldwide last week. That's the lowest weekly count since June. But getting down to zero cases is still a long way off.

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'Female Husbands' In The 19th Century

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 5:15pm

In newspapers, magazines and novels, the "female husband" was a person of great interest.

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