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Investment Fund Pours Cash Into Cleaner, Greener Fish Farming

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 5:43pm

Aqua-Spark is the world's first investment fund for sustainable aquaculture. So far it has bet on an alternative fish feed that could take pressure off the oceans and a tilapia farm in Mozambique.

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Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah Dies; Witnessed A New Era

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 5:28pm

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has died, according to his state TV. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud was 90 years old; when he was born, Saudi Arabia was not a country, let alone an oil-producing power.

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A Public Media Pioneer: The Legacy Of Donald Mullally

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 5:06pm

The late Donald Mullally, Director of Broadcasting and General Manager for Illinois Public Media, helped pushed a budding NPR into the mainstream.

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Family Dollar Shareholders Approve Takeover By Dollar Tree

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 5:03pm

Two of the biggest dollar stores are merging. Family Dollar shareholders agreed to an $8.7 billion takeover Thursday, choosing not to accept a bigger offer from Dollar General due to antitrust fears.

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Alvvays On World Cafe

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 4:57pm

Hear five live tracks from the popular Toronto-based indie-rock band.

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French Prisons Prove To Be Effective Incubators For Islamic Extremism

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 4:54pm

Two of the men involved in the Paris attacks met in prison, where they transformed from small-time criminals to jihadists. France is now redoubling its effort to prevent radicalization in its prisons.

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30-Year Sentence Lifted For Woman In El Salvador Abortion Case

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 4:40pm

Carmen Guadalupe Vasquez Aldana had steadfastly denied having an abortion. She said her unborn baby had died due to medical complications. This week, Congress pardoned her after seven years in jail.

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For Many French Jews, Anti-Semitism Has A Clear Source

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 4:32pm

French Jews say anti-Semitism, an issue for generations, is now coming largely from radical Muslmis. Jewish emigration has been rising, but many Jews also say they're determined to stay in France.

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'Red Army' Explores How The Cold War Played Out On Ice

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 4:07pm

When the U.S. team beat the USSR during the 1980 Olympics, it was dubbed the "miracle on ice." Red Army profiles the Russian athletes and their place in the Soviet Union's propaganda machine.

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Love, Sex And Power In A World Of Women

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 4:03pm

The drama The Duke Of Burgundy follows two women in a complex tale of love and power, taking place in a town mysteriously without men.

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'Mommy' Tells The Story Of A Troubled, Transfixing Bond

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 4:03pm

Xavier Dolan's tale of a troubled relationship between mother and son was Canada's Oscar submission for Best Foreign Film, and it pulses with energy despite its close calls with single-mother cliches.

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The Tale Of The Hockey Players For Whom 1980 Was No Miracle On Ice

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 4:03pm

Gabe Polsky's documentary about the Soviet hockey team of the 1980s has a lot to say about sports, international competition, and perhaps even governments.

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Fighting Spikes Again In Ukraine

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 4:00pm

Audie Cornish talks to Kiev-based journalist David Stern about the ongoing fighting in Ukraine.

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Some Glittery Favorites From The Miss Universe National Costume Show

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 3:59pm

Every year at the Miss Universe pageant, things get a little bit amazing.

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'I Have No Idea' Of Footballs' Condition, The Patriots' Brady Says

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 3:56pm

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said he didn't give the game balls a thought during Sunday's win over the Indianapolis Colts. "I didn't alter the ball in any way," he said.

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States Continue Push To Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 3:33pm

Although the Republican-led House decided not to vote to ban abortions after 20 weeks, 10 states already have such measures and more states are considering them.

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Patriots' Coach 'Shocked' At Allegations Of Deflated Footballs

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 3:23pm

The New England Patriots' coach and quarterback are weighing in on the controversy surrounding the deflated footballs used in the playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts.

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European Central Bank To Try Its Hand At Quantitative Easing

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 3:23pm

The European Central Bank will begin buying up Eurozone country government bonds in a bid to stimulate Europe's flagging economy. The Federal Reserve implemented a similar program after the 2008 financial crisis, and it is credited with helping to keep the U.S. economy on track.

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Obama Takes His State Of The Union Messages To YouTube

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 3:23pm

President Obama is pitching his State of the Union proposals on a campaign-like trip and on YouTube.

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Yemen In Chaos Amid Reports Of Government's Collapse

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 3:23pm

U.S. military advisers are keeping a low profile in Yemen after Huthi rebels staged a near coup. Sources tell NPR that U.S. special operations forces are still doing operations, but nothing to antagonize the Huthis. Meanwhile, White House officials are meeting to see what the changes mean for the counter-terror fight that President Obama lauded as a success only five months ago.

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