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How 'Empire' Quickly Became The TV Show To Beat

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 4:05pm

The TV show Empire is the first in 10 years to gain viewers with each of its first four episodes. NPR's Arun Rath talks with TV critic Eric Deggans about the show and its success.

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University Endowments Reached Record Levels In 2014

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 4:05pm

Contributions to colleges and universities were greater in 2014 than ever before. Harvard alone collected over $1.1 billion. NPR's Arun Rath talks with Stacy Palmer of the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

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It's Not All Bad News For Earth's Oceans

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 4:05pm

Ocean habitats seem to be in pretty good shape, according to the latest study of ocean species. NPR's Arun Rath talks to ecologist Douglas McCauley.

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Examining The Role Of Citizen Journalism In Mexico

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 4:05pm

The rise and fall of citizen journalism in the cartel-controlled parts of Mexico is deeply chronicled by writer Eric Benson in the latest Texas Monthly Magazine. He sits down with NPR's Arun Rath.

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Why Are Americans Getting Bigger?

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 4:05pm

The National Bureau of Economic Research recently published a new paper about obesity rates and average BMI. NPR's Arun Rath talks with economist Charles Courtemanche, who worked on the study.

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Another Florida Case Puts Crosshairs On 'Stand Your Ground'

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 4:05pm

Marissa Alexander, a Jacksonville woman behind bars for three years for firing a "warning shot" near her estranged husband, was recently released. NPR's Arun Rath talks with Larry Hannan of the Florida Times-Union.

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Deadly Clashes Rage In East Ukraine

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 4:05pm

Fierce fighting over the weekend has displaced thousands in Ukraine. NPR's Arun Rath talks with NPR's Corey Flintoff, who is stationed in Svyatogorsk, about the latest news for Eastern Ukraine.

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As America Grays, A Call For Dignity In Aging And Elder Care

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 4:05pm

In The Age of Dignity, Ai-jen Poo says rather than viewing aging from a place of scarcity and fear, we should see getting older as an opportunity. And, she writes, we must fix our flawed care system.

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Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Activists Stage New Protest

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 3:07pm

Organizers say 13,000 showed up for the rally, far fewer than had joined previous protests against China's insistence on hand-picking candidates for the territory's next chief executive.

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Argentina's Foreign Minister: Jewish Community Supports Deal With Iran

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 2:15pm

Hector Timerman talked to NPR about the possible role of Iran in a bombing attack on a Jewish center in 1994, the conspiracy theories gripping his country and why he negotiated secretly with Iran.

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'Happy' Isn't So Happy, But It Packs A Punch

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 2:03pm

Novelist and playwright Yasmina Reza's new book is a slim collection of interlocking stories that's confusing but compelling. Reviewer Nishant Dahiya says it crackles with emotion and playfulness.

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Seahawks, Patriots, Face Off For Super Bowl XLIX

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 1:49pm

Seattle, the defending champs, hope to do it again in Glendale, Ariz., but the face slightly favored New England.

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