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NYPD's Wenjian Liu, Killed In Dec. Shooting, Is Laid To Rest

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-04 06:18

The officer and his partner, Rafael Ramos, were gunned down in an unprovoked attack on Dec. 20.

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North Korea: New Sanctions Prove U.S. 'Inveterate Repugnancy'

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-04 05:36

The statement by an unnamed foreign ministry official in Pyongyang comes two days after President Obama slapped new sanctions on the hard-line regime.

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More Bodies, Wreckage, Recovered From AirAsia Flight

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-04 04:43

Search-and-rescue teams have recovered another four bodies from the Java Sea, bringing the number to 34 from the crash of Flight QZ8501, which was carrying 162 passengers went it went down a week ago.

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New York Prepares For Slain Officer's Funeral

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-04 04:07

NYPD officer Wenjian Liu will be laid to rest Sunday. Liu and his partner were killed last month. Cops from around the U.S. will attend, and questions remain about how they'll greet Mayor de Blasio.

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CDC Recommends Antiviral Drugs For At-Risk Patients

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-04 03:46

If you think the flu season is especially bad, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says you're right. He also tells NPR's Rachel Martin why taking antivirals are a good idea.

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Newark Mayor Ras Baraka: From Poetry To Power

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-04 03:46

He was a poet and a community activist. Now, as mayor of Newark, N.J., Ras Baraka faces the challenges of struggling schools, municipal corruption and mistrust between citizens and police.

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Border Businesses Lose Bank Accounts Amid Money Laundering Fears

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-04 03:46

Some U.S. banks are closing the accounts of certain businesses along the Mexican side of the border. It's part of an effort to stay in line with anti-money laundering regulations.

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Newark's New Mayor Proves His Crime-Fighting Powers Early

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-04 03:46

Since his election, Newark, N.J., Mayor Ras Baraka has tried some unusual tactics to battle crime. He says that's just a small step in a very long effort to make Newark a safer place to live.

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Venezuela Braces For A Tough Year Ahead

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-04 03:46

The country's economy is a mess and low oil prices are hurting the oil-exporting nation. While President Nicolas Maduro is unpopular among many Venezuelans, the opposition is fractured and weak.

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How Ebola Took A Toll On One American Church

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-04 01:33

Congregants at Trinity Episcopal Church come from many countries, including in West Africa. No one had visited the virus-stricken nations, yet fearful worshippers began skipping services.

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If You Shouldn't Call It The Third World, What Should You Call It?

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-04 01:31

There are many ways to refer to the parts of our planet where people lack decent health care, education and services like electricity and clean water. And just about every label has its problems.

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Paralympic Champion Makes The Case For Meningitis Vaccine

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-04 01:29

Amy Purdy lost both legs below the knee to meningitis at age 19. She's now using her cred as a champion snowboarder to encourage teenagers to get vaccinated.

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