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The Success Of Fox's 'Empire' Reveals A Few Dos And Don'ts For TV

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-01 13:09

Fox's hip-hop drama is a growing hit that could rescue the network. In a fragmented marketplace, the TV industry is learning the value of creating shows for under-served audiences.

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To Save Two Colo. Cows, All It Took Was A Good Ice-Breaker

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-01 13:05

This week, the Fountain, Colo., Fire Department repurposed some firefighting tools for a chillier job: Rescuing cows that had fallen through a half-foot of ice into the freezing water of a local pond.

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For Colorado's Undocumented, The Wait At The DMV Just Got Longer

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-01 13:05

Last year, the state became the 10th to offer driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants. This year, Colorado Republicans made it virtually impossible for those immigrants to get a slot at the DMV.

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Another Florida Case Puts Crosshairs On 'Stand Your Ground'

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-01 13:05

Marissa Alexander, a Jacksonville woman behind bars for three years for firing a "warning shot" near her estranged husband, was recently released. NPR's Arun Rath talks with Larry Hannan of the Florida Times-Union.

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Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Activists Stage New Protest

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-01 12:07

Organizers say 13,000 showed up for the rally, far fewer than had joined previous protests against China's insistence on hand-picking candidates for the territory's next chief executive.

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Seahawks, Patriots, Face Off For Super Bowl XLIX

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-01 10:49

Seattle, the defending champs, hope to do it again in Glendale, Ariz., but the face slightly favored New England.

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The Icebergs Are Talking. We Just Have To Listen.

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-01 07:22

Glaciers moan and groan. They crackle, fizz and rumble. Researchers say the noises they make might help us understand how fast they're melting.

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Egypt Frees One Al Jazeera Journalist From Prison

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-01 07:06

Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste will be deported to Australia. He is one of three Al Jazeera journalists who were arrested in December 2013. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Leila Fadel in Cairo.

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As In Greece, Voters In Spain Appear Ready To Oust Conservatives

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-01 03:32

Thousands of supporters of the Spanish anti-austerity party, Podemos, marched through Madrid on Saturday. Polls show they could defeat Spain's mainstream parties in elections this year.

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Democrat Seeks Limits On Operations Against ISIS

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-01 03:32

Rep. Adam Schiff of California plans to introduce a bill that would authorize military operations against ISIS. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Rep. Schiff about the new legislation.

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Family Struggles With Father's Wish To Die If Pain Overwhelms

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-01 03:32

Robert Schwimmer, 66, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2013; he wants to hasten his death if he finds himself in agonizing pain. But assisted suicide is illegal in his family's home state.

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Ex-Secret Service Agent: Management Should Be More Proactive

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-01 03:32

Former Secret Service agent Jonathan Wackrow spent five years on President Obama's detail. He talks to NPR's Rachel Martin about the problems that have led to the agency's current scandals.

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Jordan Waits On Fate Of Its ISIS Prisoner

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-01 03:32

The prisoner swap between the self-proclaimed Islamic State and Jordan is at a standstill. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to reporter Taylor Luck about how Jordanians are reacting to the hostage situation.

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In Sweden, Remote-Control Airport Is A Reality

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-01 03:32

Sweden is the first country in the world to use new technology to land passenger airplanes remotely. At an airport in a tiny town, flights are guided by operators sitting miles away.

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Class Of 2015 Faces The World: Introducing The 'Howard Project'

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-01 01:52

NPR's Weekend Edition will spend a few months following four seniors from Howard University in Washington, D.C., to tap into the challenges and preoccupations of soon-to-be college graduates.

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College Life Doesn't Have To Mean Crummy Cuisine, Says Dorm Room Chef

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-01 01:44

Sick of dining hall pizza, public health student Emily Hu taught herself how to cook — even with no oven. Now she's hoping to inspire her peers to pick up cooking skills and healthier eating habits.

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College Life Doesn't Have To Mean Crummy Cuisine, Says Dorm Room Chef

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-01 01:44

Sick of dining hall pizza, public health student Emily Hu taught herself how to cook — even with no oven. Now she's hoping to inspire her peers to pick up cooking skills and healthier eating habits.

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At Long Last: It's Super Sunday

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-01 01:31

The pre-Super Bowl week of hype — which ran the gamut from frivolous to ominous — finally ends and we can turn to what could be one of the closest, most exciting championship games ever.

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