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10 Dead After Prison Bus Crashes Into A Train

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 11:07am

The bus hit the train near a town in West Texas. Eight inmates and two correctional officers were killed. The bus was transporting inmates from Abilene to El Paso.

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State Budgets Sag Under Weight Of Slow-Moving Economy

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 11:06am

New governors and lawmakers will be making difficult policy decisions right out of the gate.

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Pop Zeus & Wyatt Blair, 'I've Never Been More Alive'

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 11:05am

Hear a posthumous pop song by Pop Zeus' Mikey Hodges, an underground musician who died in a December motorcycle crash.

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Controversial French Comedian Arrested Over Facebook Post On Paris Attacks

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 10:46am

Dieudonne's alleged crime: writing "Je suis Charlie Coulibaly" [I am Charlie Coulibaly]. He was one of 54 people held across the country; none has been linked to the deadly attacks.

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Mexico Charges Former Iguala Mayor In Missing Students Case

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 10:39am

The country's attorney general also said that the mayor's wife had been linked to the organized crime group that police say likely murdered the students.

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NPR Presents Michel Martin: Long Way Home

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 10:33am

NPR's Michel Martin is headed to Miami, a city transformed by modern immigration, to spotlight accounts of diaspora alongside artists who share stories of their own journeys.

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Pope Francis Canonizes First Sri Lankan Saint

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 9:58am

Francis is in Asia on a six-day tour intended to build the Roman Catholic Church's following on a continent that holds 60 percent of the world's population but only 12 percent of Catholics.

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Working Longer Hours Can Mean Drinking More

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 9:33am

Working more than 48 hours a week makes risky drinking more likely, a study of people in 14 countries finds. And that held true for rich and poor, men and women.

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AirAsia Search: Singapore Ship Finds Aircraft's Fuselage

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 9:27am

A Singapore official said images taken by a remote-controlled vehicle showed parts of the wing and words on the fuselage. Singapore has informed the Indonesian team that is trying to find the plane.

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Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, 'Whenever You See Me'

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 9:19am

The retro-rocking siblings worked with The Clash's Mick Jones on this brassy kiss-off.

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What If Mitt And Jeb Really Do Go At It, Hammer And Tong?

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 9:09am

If Romney is serious, and follows through, it will fundamentally change the nature of the GOP primaries next year. And if both he and Jeb Bush run, they become each other's first hurdle.

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The Daily Texture Of Life Becomes Art In 'The First Bad Man'

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 9:03am

Miranda July's new novel The First Bad Man defies neat summaries; reviewer Annalisa Quinn calls July "a master of the intimate weirdnesses of human thought," who treats dusty mental corners with care.

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A Tour De France First: An African Team Will Compete This Year

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 8:54am

South Africa's MTN-Qhubeka received a wildcard from organizers of the world's most prestigious cycling race that begins in July.

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Gluten-Free Craze Is Boon And Bane For Those With Celiac Disease

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 8:24am

Many people who don't have celiac disease have ditched gluten, thinking it will improve their health. That's created more dining options — and more derision — for those with the autoimmune disorder.

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Top Stories: Al Qaida Claims Paris Attack; Charlie Hebdo Sells Fast

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 7:49am

Also: International space station astronauts are safe while a potential problem is checked out; Uganda now holds an African rebel leader; and the Razzie nominations are out for the worst in films.

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