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Is This A Goat Or A Sheep? It's Harder Than You Think

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-21 03:03

True confession: Our editors mistook a sheep for a goat. Now we've learned a lot about how cool sheep really are. Maybe our blog should be ... "Sheep and Soda?"

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Why Does It Take A Movie Robot To Show What Nurses Really Do?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-21 00:40

If TV and movie nurses took care of us when we're sick, we'd be in a heap of trouble. Those images of nutty, slutty and clueless nurses are bad news for the profession, and for patients.

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Why Does It Take A Movie Robot To Show What Nurses Really Do?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-21 00:40

If TV and movie nurses took care of us when we're sick, we'd be in a heap of trouble. Those images of nutty, slutty and clueless nurses are bad news for the profession, and for patients.

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For Norwegian-Americans, Christmas Cheer Is Wrapped Up In Lefse

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-21 00:37

For many Norwegian-American families, the most anticipated Christmas treat isn't chocolate or sugar-dusted cookies. It's a simple potato-based pancake, spread with butter and sugar or jam.

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For Norwegian-Americans, Christmas Cheer Is Wrapped Up In Lefse

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-21 00:37

For many Norwegian-American families, the most anticipated Christmas treat isn't chocolate or sugar-dusted cookies. It's a simple potato-based pancake, spread with butter and sugar or jam.

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Muhammad Ali Hospitalized With Mild Pneumonia

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-20 22:33

A spokesman said Saturday that the 72-year-old boxing great is in stable condition, and that his prognosis is good because the pneumonia was caught early.

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2 Police Officers Shot In Ambush In New York City

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-20 15:25

The two officers were shot inside of their patrol car in Brooklyn. The suspected gunman has died of a self-inflicted gunshot, the Associated Press reports.

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Many States Now Have $2 Gasoline, Analyst Says

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-20 12:20

An analyst from GasBuddy.com says 24 states have at least one station with the price per gallon at $1.99 or less.

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Decorated Tuskegee Airman Lowell Steward Dies At 95

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-20 10:38

He flew nearly 150 missions and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, but after the war Steward returned home where he was denied a mortgage because of his skin color.

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U.N. Reports More Than 7,000 Ebola Deaths Since March

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-20 08:58

The World Health Organization has added nearly 400 more deaths from the current outbreak since its last report earlier this week.

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Hollywood Pros Fear A Chilling Effect After Sony Bows To Hackers

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-20 06:53

Some in the entertainment industry are wondering if they'll have to be careful now about the stories they tell or the jokes they make in the wake of Sony's withdrawal of The Interview.

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4 Gitmo Prisoners Released For Return To Afghanistan

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-20 06:25

The inmates were sent home on a request from the new Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani. It is the latest in a series of moves to draw down the prison population by sending prisoners abroad.

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Russia Says It Won't 'Cave In' To New Western Sanctions

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-20 05:48

The reaction comes after President Obama signed an executive order on Friday slapping economic sanctions on Crimea, a day after the EU approved similar measures.

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A Snail So Hardcore It's Named After A Punk Rocker

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-20 05:13

Inspired by the snails' spiky shells and acid-loving nature, researchers named the new species Alviconcha strummeri, after Clash frontman Joe Strummer.

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'Going There' in 2014

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-20 05:03

Michel Martin has spent much of the last few months on the road, and she has been moved by the people she's met and the stories they've shared with her. She remembers her 'Top 5' moments of 2014.

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North Korea Has An Interesting Offer. And Another Threat

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-20 04:40

The secretive regime denies any involvement with the Sony Pictures hack and says the U.S. must allow it to help find the real culprit. Or else.

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Twelve Weeks To A Six-Figure Job

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-20 04:03

With that pitch, coder boot camps are poised to get much, much bigger. Is this a new education delivery system?

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Author: Cuban Dissidents Feel Betrayed By Obama's Action

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-20 03:33

In the wake of the announcement that the U.S. is restoring relations with Cuba, some Cuban exiles are wary. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Cuban-American author Carlos Eire about his reaction to the news.

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Kurdish Troops Free Yazidis, But Major Battles Remain

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-20 03:33

With the help of U.S. air strikes, Iraqi Kurdish forces have made significant advances against the self-proclaimed Islamic State, or ISIS.

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Youth Who Led Tunisia's Uprising Find Themselves Sidelined

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-20 03:33

The Arab Spring began in Tunisia in 2011 with the ousting of a dictator. But youth in that country are unenthused about elections on Sunday.

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