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Snow Response Blind-Sides Many A Political Career

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 4:01am

In 1969, New York City was hit with 15 inches of snow. Nearly half the city's snow-removal equipment was out of order. The storm became known as "Lindsay's Storm," for Mayor John Lindsay.

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Critics Worry Nuclear Reactor Deal With India Has A Dark Side

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 4:01am

The administration says the reactors are good for the climate, good for American industry and for strengthening ties with India. But some worry the deal also has a dark side.

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Obama Wraps Up Visit To India

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 4:01am

After three days, President Obama ended his visit by urging Indians to safeguard the rights of women and of religious freedom.

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Child Abuse And Neglect Laws Aren't Being Enforced, Report Finds

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 2:47am

Almost 680,000 children in the United States were victims of abuse in 2013. And state and local governments aren't doing enough to report abuse and investigate it, an independent report finds.

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'Stronger Than Ever' Sundance Docs Tackle Scientology, Campus Rape

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 2:39am

Critic Kenneth Turan says Going Clear and The Hunting Ground are among the films that "blew people away" at this year's Sundance Film Festival.

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Threats From Russia Underscores Europe's Need To Boost Military

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 2:37am

A series of military confrontations and growing tensions between Western Europe and Russia means armed conflict in northern Europe seems plausible — and shows how ill-prepared the region is now.

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Facebook, Instagram Suffer Outage

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 1:43am

Facebook suffered a widespread outage lasting roughly 40 minutes on Tuesday affecting users in the United States, Asia, the United Kingdom and Australia.

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'Crippling' Snowfall Predicted As Storm Hits Northeast

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 8:24pm

In areas such as New York City, the worst of the snow is expected to hit around midnight. The next time the city will have less than a 50 percent chance of snow won't come until 3 p.m. ET Tuesday.

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Argentina's President Dissolves Intelligence Agency, Citing Prosecutor's Death

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 7:07pm

A week after an Argentine prosecutor was found dead on the eve of his testimony about an alleged government cover-up of a terrorist attack, President Cristina Fernandez unveils a new plan.

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Argentina's President Says She Will Disband Intelligence Agency

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 6:44pm

It's the latest twist in a drama linked to allegations of government corruption and the mysterious death of a prosecutor. NPR's Melissa Block talks about the latest with NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro.

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Backed By U.S.-Led Coalition, Kurds Take Kobani From ISIS

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 6:11pm

The Syrian town was not seen as militarily important, but Islamic State propaganda bumped it up the list of targets.

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Obama's Arctic Refuge Drill Ban Won't Change Much, For Now

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 5:52pm

Oil industry representatives are criticizing the decision, but analysts say the shale revolution will buy the industry time to develop safe technology in the threatened environment.

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Medicare Looks To Speed Up Pay For Quality Instead Of Volume

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 4:14pm

The administration wants to tie more of Medicare's spending on health care to quality and to encourage doctors and hospitals to be more frugal in their spending.

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Jeffrey Sterling, Former CIA Officer, Is Convicted Of Espionage

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 4:13pm

Jeffrey Sterling was fired from the CIA in 2002. His case has drawn wide attention in part because he was accused of giving secret information to James Risen of The New York Times.

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The CBO's Good News, Bad News Economic Report

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 4:05pm

New numbers from the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office shows Obamacare implementation will cost 20 percent less than expected through its first decade.

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Accused Bomber's Lawyers Say Boston Jury Pool Is Too Biased

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 3:41pm

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's attorneys are again asking that his trial, now in the jury selection phase, be moved. Lawyers say they have data showing that enough impartial jurors cannot be found in the city.

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2 Approaches To Ending Smoking: Laws And Labels

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 3:40pm

A fifth of the world's population smokes cigarettes, and countries around the world are trying to lower consumption. Bhutan and Australia present two strikingly different approaches.

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An Asteroid Is Passing Very Close To Earth Today. Here's How To See It

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 3:19pm

At its closest point, asteroid 2004 BL86 came within about 750,000 miles from Earth — or almost three times farther away than the moon.

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BONUS: Falling Off A Cliff

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 3:15pm

We didn't have enough room in our Batman show for this lovely story about Julee-anne Bell, one of the many people who have learned Daniel Kish's echolocation technique. Enjoy!

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At Koch Summit, A Freewheeling Debate Among GOP Hopefuls

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 3:07pm

Do billionaires have too much influence in both major parties? Three top Republican presidential prospects say no.

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