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'Warning Shot': Sen. Warren On Fighting Banks, And Her Political Future

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-15 00:19

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat, took a passionate stand against a provision in the spending bill that rolls back a major part of the Dodd-Frank financial regulation legislation.

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Trek Around The World Marked By Obstacles Both Natural And Man-Made

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-14 23:31

Journalist Paul Salopek's seven year trek has recently brought him face-to-face with the possibility of losing his toes to frostbite — and with one of the largest mass migrations in modern history.

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Around-The-World Trek Hits Obstacles Both Natural And Man-Made

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-14 23:31

Journalist Paul Salopek's long walk recently brought him face to face with the possibility of losing his toes to frostbite — and with one of the largest mass migrations in modern history.

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Lockheed Martin Case Puts 401(k) Plans On Trial

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-14 23:30

The aerospace company is being sued for choosing retirement funds that were poorly managed and charged high fees in a case that tests the limits of a company's responsibilities to its employees.

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When Grandma's House Is Home: The Rise Of Grandfamilies

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-14 23:26

In a shift driven partly by culture and largely by the economy, the number of grandparents living with their grandchildren is up sharply. About 1 in 10 kids is living with a grandparent.

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Congress To Nutritionists: Don't Talk About The Environment

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-14 23:25

Should dietary guidelines consider the environmental effects of our food choices? The government-appointed Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee thinks they should. Congress, however, says no.

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To Stop Teen Drinking Parties, Fine The Parents

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-14 23:24

For some teenagers, parties with alcohol are almost a rite of passage. Surveys show the vast majority of parents in these homes know the alcohol is flowing. Cities are now cracking down on the adults.

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PetSmart To Be Sold To Investor Group

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-14 23:19

The Phoenix-based pet store retailer says investors, led by buyout firm BC Partners, have agreed to pay $83 per share in cash to the company for a total of $8.7 billion.

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Reports: Hostages Held In Cafe In Sydney, Australia

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-14 17:32

Multiple hostages are apparently being held at a Lindt cafe in Sydney, Australia. Several nearby buildings have been evacuated.

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More Than Just Cute, Sea Otters Are Superheroes Of The Marsh

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-14 13:39

Sea otters are furry and photogenic, but those aren't the only reasons to save them from extinction. Turns out that just by eating, they can preserve their entire estuarine ecosystems.

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LA's Unclaimed Dead Receive Prayers, And A Final Resting Place

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-14 13:29

Every year since 1896, Los Angeles County has buried the cremated remains of people who die in the region, but whose bodies are never claimed. This year, the county buried the remains of 1,489 people.

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He Just Flew In From South Africa To Join 'The Daily Show'

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-14 13:03

And boy, are his arms tired. Because he's been holding them up so the U.S. police don't attack him. That joke launched Trevor Noah's "Daily Show" gig. He got raves — but a few barbs from fans at home.

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Cheney On Enhanced Interrogation: 'I'd Do It Again In A Minute'

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-14 11:11

The former vice president doubled down on his defense of the Bush administration's use of such techniques, calling the Senate's recent report "seriously flawed."

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Turkey Launches Crackdown On Government Critics

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-14 10:11

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government has rounded up two dozen journalists, television producers and police with close ties to an exiled cleric who is fiercely critical of the government.

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Prince George's Christmas Snapshots

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-14 08:59

The newest member of the British royal family is seen in 3 new photos released by his parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

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A For-Profit College Tries The Charter School Market

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-14 08:03

ITT Technical Institute sought to open high schools around the country, but it's meeting resistance.

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Haiti's Prime Minister To Step Down

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-14 07:55

Laurent Lamothe says he will resign following violent protests in the impoverished Caribbean country. Anti-government demonstrators are angered over a long delay in holding parliamentary elections.

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Geminid Meteor Showers Light Up Both Hemispheres

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-14 07:22

Pieces of gravel and dust from a "rock comet" called 3200 Phaethon are still shooting across the sky, dazzling the Earthlings below.

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Prosecutor Releases More Documents Related To Ferguson Shooting

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-14 06:36

Among the 23 new documents released is an interview by police of Dorian Johnson, the young man who was with Michael Brown on the day he was killed by officer Darren Wilson.

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Gaza Tech Incubator Finds Success In International Crowdfunding

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-14 05:57

Billions have been pledged to help rebuild Gaza, but little of that money has arrived yet. But a startup accelerator is drawing interest and crowdfunding from around the region and the world.

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