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U.S. Charges 2 Americans Over Attempted Coup In Gambia

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-05 09:41

The men allegedly bought weapons and shipped them to Gambia. Court documents say they planned to ambush the president's convoy, but when that plan fell through they decided to storm the State House.

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Some Gay Couples In Florida Can Get Married Today

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-05 07:52

A judge's decision paves the way for same-sex couples in Miami-Dade County to marry, starting at 2 p.m. In the rest of the state, gay couples can get married at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday.

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Sleeping Near A Smartphone Can Disturb A Child's Rest

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-05 07:52

Lots of children have smartphones tucked under the pillow or on the nightstand. That may be enough to compromise sleep and make children feel less rested, a study finds.

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Housing In 2015: Four Reasons For Optimism (And One For Worry)

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-05 06:58

Increased hiring and high rents could make this a banner year for homebuying. But a looming decision by the Federal Reserve could scare off potential buyers and disrupt the housing recovery.

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The Euro Fell To A 9-Year Low Against The Dollar; Here's Why

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-05 06:55

A combination of political instability in Greece, possible quantitative easing in the eurozone and a stronger dollar are all pushing the common European currency lower.

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Gov. Christie: Nobody Ribbed Me When The Cowboys Were Losing

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-05 06:07

Gov. Chris Christie made news over the weekend because of his awkward hug with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. He says he'd take the ribbing if it means more Cowboys victories.

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China's Villages Are Dying. A New Film Asks If They Can Be Saved

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-05 05:36

"Down to the Countryside" follows an artist as he moves from bustling Beijing to the fading village of Bishan. He hopes to revitalize rural life as part of China's growing "back-to-the-land" movement.

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Quiz: A fight for the right to K-12 funding

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2015-01-05 05:11

School finance became a constitutional issue in this state.

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Craft Brewers Are Running Out Of Names, And Into Legal Spats

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-05 05:08

One consequence of the thousands of breweries that have sprung up? Just about all the beer names you can imagine have been snapped up. That's making it harder for newcomers to name that brew.

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Boston Bombing: 5 Things To Know About The Tsarnaev Trial

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-05 04:15

Jury selection begins today and because the bombings affected so many people this part of the trial may take weeks.

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