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With Election, Tunisia Solidifies Its Democracy Success Story

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-21 04:15

Tunisians are casting a historic vote as they choose their first elected president since the ouster of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. The country has been a bright spot in a region roiled with violence.

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Filmmaker: Sony Hack Will Make Satirists Think Twice About Content

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-21 04:15

Sony has canceled its new film, The Interview, which depicts the assassination of North Korea's leader. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with filmmaker Kevin Smith about writing controversial comedies.

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On The Pakistani Taliban: 'You Can't Do Politics ... Killing Children'

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-21 04:15

Peshawar, Pakistan has long been a breeding ground for the Taliban. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Michael Semple about Peshawar in the wake of the horrific school massacre that left more than 140 dead.

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Two Cops Killed In Brooklyn; Fleeing Suspect Kills Himself

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-21 04:15

Two police officers were killed in their patrol car in Brooklyn. The suspect then fled and killed himself on a subway platform. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to WNYC reporter Robert Lewis for the latest.

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Is This A Goat Or A Sheep? It's Harder Than You Think

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-21 03:03

True confession: Our editors mistook a sheep for a goat. Now we've learned a lot about how cool sheep really are. Maybe our blog should be ... "Sheep and Soda?"

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Why Does It Take A Movie Robot To Show What Nurses Really Do?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-21 00:40

If TV and movie nurses took care of us when we're sick, we'd be in a heap of trouble. Those images of nutty, slutty and clueless nurses are bad news for the profession, and for patients.

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Why Does It Take A Movie Robot To Show What Nurses Really Do?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-21 00:40

If TV and movie nurses took care of us when we're sick, we'd be in a heap of trouble. Those images of nutty, slutty and clueless nurses are bad news for the profession, and for patients.

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For Norwegian-Americans, Christmas Cheer Is Wrapped Up In Lefse

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-21 00:37

For many Norwegian-American families, the most anticipated Christmas treat isn't chocolate or sugar-dusted cookies. It's a simple potato-based pancake, spread with butter and sugar or jam.

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For Norwegian-Americans, Christmas Cheer Is Wrapped Up In Lefse

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-21 00:37

For many Norwegian-American families, the most anticipated Christmas treat isn't chocolate or sugar-dusted cookies. It's a simple potato-based pancake, spread with butter and sugar or jam.

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Muhammad Ali Hospitalized With Mild Pneumonia

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-20 22:33

A spokesman said Saturday that the 72-year-old boxing great is in stable condition, and that his prognosis is good because the pneumonia was caught early.

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2 Police Officers Shot In Ambush In New York City

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-20 15:25

The two officers were shot inside of their patrol car in Brooklyn. The suspected gunman has died of a self-inflicted gunshot, the Associated Press reports.

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Many States Now Have $2 Gasoline, Analyst Says

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-20 12:20

An analyst from GasBuddy.com says 24 states have at least one station with the price per gallon at $1.99 or less.

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Decorated Tuskegee Airman Lowell Steward Dies At 95

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-20 10:38

He flew nearly 150 missions and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, but after the war Steward returned home where he was denied a mortgage because of his skin color.

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U.N. Reports More Than 7,000 Ebola Deaths Since March

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-20 08:58

The World Health Organization has added nearly 400 more deaths from the current outbreak since its last report earlier this week.

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Hollywood Pros Fear A Chilling Effect After Sony Bows To Hackers

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-20 06:53

Some in the entertainment industry are wondering if they'll have to be careful now about the stories they tell or the jokes they make in the wake of Sony's withdrawal of The Interview.

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4 Gitmo Prisoners Released For Return To Afghanistan

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-20 06:25

The inmates were sent home on a request from the new Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani. It is the latest in a series of moves to draw down the prison population by sending prisoners abroad.

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Russia Says It Won't 'Cave In' To New Western Sanctions

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-20 05:48

The reaction comes after President Obama signed an executive order on Friday slapping economic sanctions on Crimea, a day after the EU approved similar measures.

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A Snail So Hardcore It's Named After A Punk Rocker

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-20 05:13

Inspired by the snails' spiky shells and acid-loving nature, researchers named the new species Alviconcha strummeri, after Clash frontman Joe Strummer.

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'Going There' in 2014

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-20 05:03

Michel Martin has spent much of the last few months on the road, and she has been moved by the people she's met and the stories they've shared with her. She remembers her 'Top 5' moments of 2014.

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North Korea Has An Interesting Offer. And Another Threat

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-20 04:40

The secretive regime denies any involvement with the Sony Pictures hack and says the U.S. must allow it to help find the real culprit. Or else.

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