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Five Dead, Including Children, In Georgia Shooting

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-07 23:00

Police say a man shot six people — killing four of them, including his ex-wife and several children — before ending the rampage by fatally turning the gun on himself.

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Bruce Jenner Involved In Fatal Car Crash

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-07 22:26

There's no indication Bruce Jenner was being chased by paparazzi who were nearby when the SUV he was driving became involved in a four-vehicle crash in Malibu that killed a woman.

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India's Ruling Party Looks Headed For Defeat In Delhi Elections

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-07 13:04

Exit polls show Prime Minister Narendra Modi's BJP will likely come in second behind an upstart anti-corruption party.

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How Should U.S., Europe Respond To Russian Aggression?

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-07 13:03

Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel says there is no military solution, meanwhile Vice President Joe Biden says Ukraine should be able to defend itself.

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Meet Mafiaboy, The 'Bratty Kid' Who Took Down The Internet

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-07 13:03

When he was just 15, Michael Calce pulled off one of the biggest hacks in history. Today, Calce works in computer security on the other side, and he says he thinks some good came of his 2000 attack.

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NBC's Brian Williams To Temporarily Step Away From Anchor Desk

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-07 12:44

The anchor, who apologized for misremembering that a helicopter he was traveling during the 2003 invasion of Iraq had been fired on, said he would return to hosting the Nightly News "in a few days."

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UAE To Resume Anti-ISIS Airstrikes 'In Solidarity With Jordan'

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-07 11:32

The United Arab Emirates had suspended sorties against the self-declared Islamic State over concerns that its pilots wouldn't be rescued if shot down.

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After Years In Lockdown, Rosa Parks' Papers Head To Library Of Congress

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-07 10:18

Meg McAleer, one of the archivists working on the Rosa Parks collection, says the documents provide a new window on the courage and skill of Parks, and the consequences she and her husband suffered.

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Adnan Syed, Subject Of 'Serial' Podcast, Granted Appeal

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-07 09:48

Syed was convicted in 2000 of murdering his ex-girlfriend. In October, a series of podcasts produced by the makers of This American Life re-examined his case and raised questions about his guilt.

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China Seizes Toilet Tissue Featuring Likeness Of Hong Kong Leader

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-07 07:17

The approximately 8,000 rolls, with images of the territory's unpopular Beijing-appointed chief executive, were confiscated from a factory on the mainland.

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Gauguin Painting Reportedly Fetches Record $300 Million

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-07 06:10

The oil-on-canvas entitled Nafea Faa Ipoipo (When Will You Marry?) was produced in 1892 during the first of two trips to Polynesia by the French Post-Impressionist.

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Climate Change Puts Alaska's Dog Sled Races On Thin Ice

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-07 06:08

Warm temperatures and dwindling snow have shaken even the toughest mushers. Alaskans are worried about the future of their state sport.

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Pregame Analysis: The Coming Federal Education Debate

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-07 05:13

So, what to expect if Congress takes up the long-overdue rewrite of the main federal education law? We talk to some of the players.

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Merkel Hopes To Dissuade Obama From Arming Ukraine

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-07 04:58

The German chancellor and her French counterpart, Francois Hollande, want to keep Washington from arming the rebels as part of a peace deal they are trying to forge.

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Birders Predict Another Snowy Owl 'Irruption'

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-07 03:55

In 2014, ornithologists documented the largest numbers in a century of snowy owls wintering unusually far south. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Talkin' Birds host Ray Brown about this year's numbers.

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American Hostage's Parents Say They Hope She Is Alive

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-07 03:55

ISIS claims American hostage Kayla Mueller is dead. The U.S. government says that's unconfirmed. Still, her family is acknowledging for the first time that it is their daughter who's been held.

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Social Media Pages Give Vivid Glimpses Into Ukraine Conflict

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-07 03:55

Ukrainians are documenting the conflict with Russia online. NPR's Scott Simon talks with the Wall Street Journal's Paul Sonne about how once-lighthearted websites have become grim logs of destruction.

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Ukraine Crisis Tops Agenda At Munich Conference

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-07 03:55

Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry are planning to meet with European leaders to discuss the crisis in Ukraine during this year's Munich Security Conference.

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Jordan Signals Aggressive Campaign Against ISIS

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-07 03:55

NPR's Scott Simon talks with the Washington Post's David Ignatius from the Munich Security Conference about Jordan's response to the group known as ISIS and the worsening situation in Ukraine.

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Jordan Rejects ISIS Claim That Strike Killed American Hostage

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-07 03:55

The group calling itself the Islamic State says a Jordanian airstrike killed an American hostage. U.S. officials say there's no evidence to support the claim, and Jordan calls it a "propaganda stunt."

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