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Oh, Snap! NASA Promises Best Photo Yet Of Faraway Pluto

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-08 00:57

A spacecraft on its way to Pluto has just woken up from hibernation. By next month, scientists expect to have the first good pictures of the dwarf planet. All the others have been, well, crummy.

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Their Senate, Their Rules: GOP May Allow Blocking Of Nominees Again

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-08 00:57

A year after Democratic Senators invoked a "nuclear option" to stop GOP filibusters of confirmation votes, Republicans are debating whether to switch back. Some say they're sick of the fighting.

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When It Comes To Day Care, Parents Want All Children Vaccinated

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-08 00:22

Parents have strong opinions about vaccination, a poll of parents done by the University of Michigan finds. Most want day care centers to require that children are up to date on their shots.

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U.S. Tech Firms See Green As They Set Up Shop In Low-Tax Ireland

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-08 00:17

Google, Apple and other industry leaders have global headquarters in Ireland. But the U.S. Congress and others aren't happy, and the Irish are reconsidering some of these business-friendly tax laws.

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Congress Clashes Over Release Of CIA Torture Report

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-07 22:46

Senate Democrats plan to release a long-withheld torture report this week, but the State Department wants more delay because of feared repercussions — both at home and overseas.

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6 Arrested For Looting Antiquities From Israel's 'Cave Of The Skulls'

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-07 15:34

Israeli authorities released a photo of a 2000-year-old lice comb that was captured along with the men, who are accused of stealing objects from the area where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found.

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Women Butchers Are Slicing Through The Meat World's Glass Ceiling

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-07 12:54

The meat industry traditionally has been a male-dominated field. But as demand for local meat grows, that's made more room for women to carve out ownership roles in the business.

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Chlorine Gas Leak In Chicago Disrupts 'Furries' Convention

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-07 12:22

At least 19 guests were treated and released at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare, where several thousand people, many dressed as animal characters, were attending the annual Midwest FurFest convention.

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Syria Says Israeli Warplanes Strike Targets Near Damascus

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-07 10:41

The Syrian Observatory says the airstrikes appeared to target Hezbollah arms shipments.

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Washington Post Reporter, Detained For Months In Iran, Is Charged

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-07 08:45

Jason Rezaian, the newspaper's Tehran bureau chief, was arrested in July, but the Iranian government has so far declined to say why.

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