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How Do Some Highly Paid Athletes Go Bankrupt? They're Risk-Takers

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 8:06am

A study finds that, among NBA players, those most likely to go broke after retirement are the ones who fired off the most three-point shots while playing.

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It's Been A Hard Road To 12-Step For Zanzibar's Heroin Addicts

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 8:04am

On an island with one of the world's highest addiction rates, a 12-step program faces special challenges. The Muslim populace is uneasy with its Christian concepts. And women are seen as beyond hope.

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It's Been A Hard Road To 12 Step For Zanzibar's Heroin Addicts

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 8:04am

On an island with one of the world's highest addiction rates, a 12-step program faces special challenges. The Muslim populace is uneasy with its Christian concepts. And women are seen as beyond hope.

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Gamesmanship Or Cheating: A History Quiz

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 8:03am

Whatever happens with the investigation of Deflategate, there is sometimes a blurry line between gaining a competitive advantage and downright cheating.

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Boston Copes With Its Deepening Blanket Of Snow

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 7:52am

The snowstorm hitting the Northeast is having a major impact in Boston. Steve Inskeep checks in with WBUR's Anne Mostue for the latest on how residents and local officials are handling the storm.

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Gunman Opens Fire At City Council Meeting In Minnesota

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 7:46am

Two police officers were injured and the gunman was killed. The officers had just been sworn in to the New Hope police force.

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Top Stories: Winter Storm Hits Northeast; An Asteroid With A Moon

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 7:11am

Also: It's the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp; the Senate blocks a Keystone XL pipeline bill; and Facebook and other social media sites are briefly down.

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Fifty Years Of Steve Reich's 'It's Gonna Rain'

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 7:03am

In 1965, a happy accident with tape machines, and the words of a Pentecostal preacher, helped launch the celebrated composer's career.

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LOOK! The Asteroid That Flew Past Earth Tuesday Has Its Own Moon

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 7:01am

In celestial terms, asteroid 2004 BL86 buzzed the Earth, coming within 745,000 miles. Scientists were able to get a close look and capture some stunning imagery.

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Thieves With A Guilty Conscious Return Stolen Items

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 6:11am

A Boy Scout troop in Montana got its camping gear back. After taking items worth about $7,000, the thieves let the scouts know where they could find their belongings.

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Rhode Island School Releases Snow Day Video

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 6:06am

Of all the ways to declare a snow day, this may be the best. The Moses Brown school in Providence released a music video with the refrain: "School is closed, school is closed."

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'Mr. Mac' Paints Flowers In A Darkening World

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 6:03am

Esther Freud's new novel Mr. Mac and Me traces an unlikely friendship between a lonely boy and a struggling artist. Reviewer Heller McAlpin calls says the book has both technical prowess and grace.

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Winter Storm Skirts New York City, But Still Walloping Northeast

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 5:49am

The forecasts had called for up to 30 inches of snow for the city, but the historic storm failed to materialize. By early morning, however, parts of Massachusetts had gotten more than a foot of snow.

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Pentagon Identifies World War II Veteran Featured In NPR/ProPublica Investigation

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 4:17am

After a long legal battle waged by a family member, the remains of Pvt. Arthur "Bud" Kelder have been identified by the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command.

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Obama Takes Heat For Proposing To End College Savings Break

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

President Obama has proposed changing the tax treatment of college savings accounts known as 529s. Some are calling this a tax increase on the middle class, but the White House defends the move as being part of a larger package designed to make college more affordable.

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Syrian President Assad Talks To 'Foreign Affairs' Magazine

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

The civil war in Syria has been going on for almost four years. "Foreign Affairs" managing editor Jonathan Tepperman recently met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus. He talks to Steve Inskeep about how Assad views the conflict.

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Greece Looks To Renegotiate Bailout Terms

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

The newly elected leadership in Greece is against budget cuts imposed by the European economic zone in return for bailing it out. Renee Montagne talks to Tom Nuttall of The Economist.

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Argentina's President Takes Aim At Country's Intelligence Agency

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

Cristina Fernandez went on TV to say she would do away with the agency. It was the latest episode in the mysterious shooting death of a prosecutor who was investigating a 20-year-old terrorist attack.

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How Much Oil And Gas Is At Stake In ANWR?

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

Alaska politicians are furious about Obama's proposal to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil and gas development. They've argued ANWR is vital to the state's economic future.

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Murkowski Critical Of Proposal For Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

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

Renee Montagne talks to Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski about White House plans to designate 12 million acres of the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness.

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