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Gates Memoir Could Prove Helpful To Hillary Clinton In 2016

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 4:17pm

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton takes a hit in a new book by former Defense Secretary Robert Gates. But she also receives high praise, which could prove very helpful.

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Activist Poet-Playwright Amiri Baraka Dies At 79

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 4:15pm

Activist poet-playwright Amiri Baraka dies at 79

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Nuclear Launch Officers Tied To Narcotics Probe

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 4:12pm

Nuclear launch officers tied to narcotics probe

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Alcoa Posts $2.3 Billion 4Q Loss On Write-Downs

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 4:08pm

Alcoa posts $2.3 billion 4Q loss on write-downs

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Lawyer Says Indicted Indian Diplomat Remains In US

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 4:01pm

Lawyer says indicted Indian diplomat remains in US

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'Culture Of Disrespect' Fuels Academy Sex Assaults

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 4:01pm

'Culture of disrespect' fuels academy sex assaults

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Mick Mountz, Founder Of Kiva Systems

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 4:01pm

Host Jessica Harris speaks with Mick Mountz, the Founder of Kiva Systems, a mobile robotics company that automates the warehouse fulfillment process. Kiva robots deliver inventory shelves to stationary human operators who then pick and pack the product. Harris also speaks with Dan Yates, CEO of O Power.

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The FBI's Comey On Snowden: 'Confused' By Hero Talk

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 4:00pm

"I see the government operating the way the founders intended," says FBI Director Jim Comey, who notes that branches of the U.S. government approved the bulk collection of U.S. phone records.

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A Tournament Of Terror, But It's All About ... Empowerment?

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 4:00pm

In Raze, women are made to fight each other to the death in the name of feminine self-determination. Critic Ian Buckwalter says John C. Waller's directorial debut doesn't have much to say about the violence-as-entertainment it purports to examine.

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An Under-The-Radar Albums Preview For 2014

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 2:22pm

Here's a remedy to the new year's rush of overhyped albums by already famous musicians: a week-by-week selection of albums from worthy underdogs, up-and-comers and veterans

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Afghan Leader Orders Prisoner Release Despite US

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 2:17pm

Afghan leader orders prisoner release despite US

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Louisville Hires Petrino Again As Football Coach

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 2:17pm

Louisville hires Petrino again as football coach

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Boehner: US Should Help Iraq In Anti-Terror Fight

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 2:16pm

Boehner: US should help Iraq in anti-terror fight

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Mo. Man Accused Of Rape Charged With Misdemeanor

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 2:06pm

Mo. man accused of rape charged with misdemeanor

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'Stringer': Finding Your Feet In The Chaos Of Congo

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 2:00pm

Anjan Sundaram's new memoir Stringer chronicles his adventures as a budding journalist in one of the world's most chaotic spots: the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Reviewer and veteran journalist Ted Koppel says Stringer "is a book about a young journalist's coming of age, and a wonderful book it is, too."

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Spirit Of Cooperation Frays In Fracking Debate

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 1:53pm

Spirit of cooperation frays in fracking debate

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AP Exclusive: New Jobless Benefit Plan Advanced

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 1:52pm

AP Exclusive: New jobless benefit plan advanced

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NSA Says It Would Welcome Public Advocate At FISA Court

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 1:45pm

In the wake of revelations about the National Security Agency's surveillance programs, there have been calls for changes in oversight of the agency. The outgoing deputy director tells NPR that the NSA believes some of those suggestions can be implemented.

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The Good Listener: When Good Musicians Do Bad Things

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 1:45pm

Our favorite musicians aren't always model citizens. Should that affect our enjoyment of the music?

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FBI Chief Doesn't See Snowden As A Whistleblower

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 1:42pm

FBI chief doesn't see Snowden as a whistleblower

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