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Netanyahu: Reports Of Decline In U.S.-Israel Ties 'Just Wrong'

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 8:41am

He said the U.S. and Israel agreed that Iran shouldn't have nuclear weapons, but disagreed about how to achieve that. His remarks at the annual AIPAC conference come amid tensions between the allies.

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'Downton' Wraps Another Season Of Marriage And (Sigh) Muuuuuurder!

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 7:59am

The fifth season of Downton Abbey, like all of its seasons, certainly wasn't perfect and had way too much murder. On the whole, though: pretty good.

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Netanyahu In Washington For Controversial Speech To Congress

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 7:18am

"The move has created bad blood between Netanyahu and Obama, and relations between the two countries have suffered," NPR's Jackie Northam reports.

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College: I'll Only Go If I Know (That I Can Afford It)

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 7:03am

New research shows if students don't think they can afford college, they may not even apply.

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Canadian Banknotes Honor Spock — More Or Less

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 6:40am

In remembrance of Leonard Nimoy who died last week, Canadians have revived the Spock $5. Those are Canadian $5 bills altered to show a pretty good facsimile of Nimoy's Spock.

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Pilots Jump At The Chance To Land On Ice

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 6:34am

Alton Bay Seaplane Base is the only ice runway in the continental U.S. When the ice is strong enough on New Hampshire's Lake Winnipesaukee, the FAA allows locals to plow a runway.

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Top Stories: Iraqi Troops Attack ISIS; Supreme Court On Redistricting

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 6:11am

Also: North Korea fires short range missiles while U.S., South Korea hold drills; February 2015 was the coldest ever in some northeastern cities; and a NASA spacecraft closes in on a dwarf planet.

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'The Sellout' Is A Scorchingly Funny Satire On 'Post-Racial' America

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 6:03am

Paul Beatty takes no prisoners in this tale of two men trying to save their dying town through provocative moves like reinstituting segregation. Critic Michael Schaub calls it a comic masterpiece.

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Iraq Launches Effort To Retake Tikrit From ISIS Fighters

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 5:51am

An Iraqi force has begun a large-scale operation to recapture Tikrit, according to state TV. Tikrit, the hometown of Saddam Hussein, lies between Baghdad and Mosul.

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What It's Like To Be Young And Muslim In Europe

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 4:35am

Members of the Muslim minority communities In Britain, France and Germany discuss their feelings about how they fit into the culture of the countries in which they reside.

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Nurse Treated For Ebola To Sue Texas Hospital

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 4:09am

Nina Pham, 26, who contracted Ebola after caring for a patient, tells the Dallas Morning News that she will file a lawsuit Monday charging the hospital in Dallas lacked proper training and equipment.

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Health Experts Don't Always Sanitize Their Hands, Data Show

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 4:01am

A massive analysis of hospital data finds doctors and nurses are not following guidelines on washing their hands before and after they come into contact with patients.

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50 Years Ago, Selma's Bloody Sunday Sparked Voting Rights Act

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 4:01am

The year 1965 was an important one for civil rights. One of the biggest events happened in Selma, Alabama. It was in March, 50 years ago, that peaceful marchers were attacked by Alabama state troopers at the Edmund Pettus Bridge. It became known as Bloody Sunday and later led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act.

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Euthanasia Is Illegal In Chile; Young Patient Wants Right To Die

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 4:01am

In Chile, a 14-year-old girl suffering from cystic fibrosis has posted an online video asking the country's president to allow her to die. The case prompted a raging discussion on assisted suicide.

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Russians March In Memory Of Murdered Opposition Leader Nemtsov

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 4:01am

Boris Nemtsov, an outspoken critic of President Putin, was shot and killed in Moscow on Friday. David Greene talks to NPR's Corey Flintoff and independent political analyst Masha Lipman.

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Netanyahu In D.C., DHS Funding Still Not Settled

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 4:01am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses Congress on Tuesday. Funding for the Department of Homeland Security is being negotiated by the House and Senate, they disagree over what to do.

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Netanyahu To Preview Speech To Congress Before AIPAC Conference

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 4:01am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in Washington, D.C, where he is expected to give a contentious speech before Congress on Tuesday. He appears before a powerful pro-Israeli lobby on Monday.

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Architect Turns Old Cleveland Bank Into Heinen's Supermarket

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 4:01am

In 1908, the Cleveland Trust Bank opened in the city's financial district. Inside, a stained glass dome looms above the main floor. The challenge: turn the landmark building into a grocery story.

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Orlando Considers Hiring Private Airport Screeners

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 4:01am

About two dozen airports have stopped using screeners from the Transportation Security Administration. Airport executives say the screening will be better, cheaper and faster.

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People With Low Incomes Say They Pay A Price In Poor Health

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 3:05am

People with household incomes of less than $25,000 a year say in a new poll that the lack of cash really hurts their health. Low-quality food and dangerous housing are two reasons why.

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