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Boehner Blames Democrats For Scuffle Over Homeland Security Funding

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-15 06:31

The Speaker of the House's remarks, made on Fox News Sunday, come after days of back and forth over the measure, which also includes restrictions on President Obama's immigration initiative.

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Q&A: Exit Interview With A Nationally Known School Leader

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-15 05:34

Three and a half years is the average tenure for large-district superintendents. Joshua Starr hit it on the nose.

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Some See Extreme 'Anti-Theism' As Motive In N.C. Killings

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-15 05:23

The suspect in the shooting deaths of three Muslim students in North Carolina is a self-described anti-theist, what some some experts see as a new extremism developing among some atheists.

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Another Winter Storm Slams The Northeast

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-15 04:49

The system was bringing hurricane-force winds and near-white-out conditions to parts of the region, with northern Massachusetts and the Boston area particularly hard hit.

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Sporadic Shelling Continues As Ukraine Truce Takes Effect

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-15 04:24

The fighting continued around the Luhansk region and in the heavily disputed city of Debaltseve.

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Fake Food George Washington Could've Sunk His Fake Teeth Into

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-15 04:03

Herring with mustard sauce, ham hocks, hog jowls —Sandy Levins painstakingly recreates our founding father's meals for America's historic houses. Just don't try to eat them: They're sculpted replicas.

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Taking Stock Of Pope Francis After Two Years On The Job

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-15 03:03

Pope Francis had many accolades placed on him when he became Pope. Nearly two years later, host Indira Lakshmanan speaks with Catholic blogger Rocco Palmo about whether or not he's living up to his reputation.

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He's Half-Kenyan And Half-German. And He Believes 'We're All The Same'

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-15 03:03

David Hermlin, 14, is a realist and idealist. He knows it'll take many years to get rid of poverty and disease. But by speaking out and writing songs with a message, he hopes to make a difference.

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Colorado's Marijuana Money Going Up In Smoke

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-15 03:03

Through heavy taxes, Colorado has collected tens of millions in the first year of marijuana legalization. But much of it must be refunded, thanks to a quirk in the state's constitution.

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The White House Gets Witty In Video To Hawk Obamacare

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-15 03:03

President Obama is wielding a selfie-stick and flogging Obamacare in a new video that's gone viral. Host Indira Lakshmanan speaks with NPR's Tamara Keith about the week that was at the White House.

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Copenhagen On Alert After Shootings Leave 3 Dead

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-15 03:03

A gunman shot through the windows of a cafe in Copenhagen Saturday, targeting an event focused on free speech. Host Indira Lakshmanan and Thomas Falbe discuss the latest developments in Denmark.

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ISIS May Be Gone, But Life Has Yet To Return To Normal In Northern Iraq

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-15 03:03

The remote town of Snuny was recently liberated from ISIS. But aside from Kurdish and Yazidi militia men, very few people have ventured back. There are no services, and the ISIS threat is still real.

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After Paris Attacks, Voltaire's 'Tolerance' Is Back In Vogue

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-15 03:03

The writer's classic 18th-century work took aim at intolerance in the Catholic Church. Now it's flying off the shelves as the French seek answers following deadly shootings by Islamic extremists.

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Navy Funds A Small Robot Army To Study The Arctic

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-15 03:03

The U.S. Navy has completed the largest robotic survey of the Arctic ever attempted. Warming waters are absorbing more sunlight and melting more ice there each summer, the gizmos and gliders suggest.

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How Singapore Transformed Itself Into A Food Lover's Destination

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-15 03:03

More than 14 million tourists visited the island nation last year. Many came for the food. It's all part of the Singapore government's master plan to make culinary enticements a key lure for tourists.

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When A Patient Says 'Everything's Fine,' A Doctor Should Be Wary

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-15 01:45

The retired cop was an easy patient, who took his medicine without complaint. After an operation, the man went into a mental tailspin that his doctor realized had been in the making for years.

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In Argentina, An Explosion Triggers A Lifelong Lesson

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-14 20:50

NPR's Jasmine Garsd, then 9 years old, was just down the street when Israel's embassy in Argentina was blown up in 1992. It was one of several traumatic events the country has been unable to resolve.

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After Over A Year In Egyptian Prison, Freed Journalist Recalls His Nightmare

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-14 12:54

Mohamed Fahmy, one of the Al-Jazeera journalists just freed from Egyptian custody, recounts what he calls the nightmare of the last 14 months and talks about what comes next.

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Netflix Streams Its Way To Cuba — Slowly

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-14 12:54

Netflix, the video-streaming service, announced it was offering monthly packages to Cuba starting this month. But few people on the island have access to high-speed internet.

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Obama Says He Doesn't Need Permission To Strike ISIS — So Why Is He Asking?

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-14 12:54

NPR's Arun Rath talks to political correspondent Mara Liasson about the politics of President Obama's request for further authorization of the use of military force against the self-declared Islamic State.

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