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Falling Oil Prices Have North Dakota Migrants Rethinking The Boom

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-14 12:59

Falling oil prices are leading to a slow down in drilling. And that means workers are rethinking the long commutes they've been making for once-steady, good-paying jobs.

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French Ambassador To U.S. Outlines 'Predicament' Of Immigration

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-14 12:51

While France's leaders had feared an attack, Ambassador Gerard Araud says, "what happened was in a sense maybe worse than what we were expecting, because it was done in a very professional way."

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Finding, Selling Flaws In Apple's Code Can Be Lucrative Work

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-14 12:51

Every time there is a big new release of some Apple software or operating system, hackers get to work — finding a flaw in Apple's computer code can be very lucrative.

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Al-Qaida Group Claims Responsibility In 'Charlie Hebdo' Attack

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-14 12:46

Audie Cornish speaks with Bruce Hoffman, director of Georgetown University's Center for Security Studies, about al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula.

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Moyes sent to stands and eats crisp

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 12:45
Real Sociedad boss David Moyes is sent to the stands as his side are knocked out of the Copa del Rey against Villarreal.

In Wake Of Lapses, Top Secret Service Officials Are Told To Leave

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-14 12:43

The Washington Post is reporting the departures would gut much of the agency's upper management following security lapses that led to harsh criticism of the presidential protection service.

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Bradford City 4-0 Millwall

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 12:38
Bradford City secure an FA Cup fourth-round glamour tie at Chelsea after beating 10-man Millwall in their third-round replay.

From The Mouths Of Apes, Babble Hints At Origins of Human Speech

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-14 12:33

You say banana; this orangutan says ... well, it's hard to tell what she's saying. But the rhythmic, speech-like sounds of the zoo-dwelling ape have started scientists talking.

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Teacher's sex sentence 'too lenient'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 12:19
A suspended sentence given to a religious studies teacher who had a sex with a pupil may be reviewed by the Attorney General after complaints it is "unduly lenient".

The woes of Fukushima's sake brewers

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 12:17
Fukushima disaster hits Japanese rice wine brewers

A quiet revolution in North Korea?

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 12:17
The unlikely growth of capitalism in North Korea

Threatened By Liability, Iowa City Bans Sledding

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-14 12:16

The city of Dubuque, Iowa, is the latest city to pass a ban on sledding. It affects all but two hills in town. City Council members say they've passed the ban to protect tax payers from lawsuits.

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Obama Spotlights High-Speed Internet Success In Iowa

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-14 12:16

President Obama visited Cedar Falls, Iowa, on Wednesday to spotlight that community's investment in an affordable, high-speed Internet system. The president wants to encourage similar systems elsewhere, but community-owned networks face challenges from commercial Internet providers.

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New 'Charlie Hebdo' Cover Met With Condemnation, Albeit Measured

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-14 12:16

Religious and government authorities in the Middle East seem to be trying to tamp down any outrage over the publication of another cartoon of the Muslim Prophet Mohammed in France's Charlie Hebdo magazine.

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Another Shooting Puts Albuquerque Police Back In The Spotlight

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-14 12:16

On Tuesday night, officers shot and killed a suspect who they say fired at them.

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House Votes To Block Obama's Immigration Actions

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-14 12:16

The House moved to turn back President Obama's immigration actions. The White House is pushing back. Now what?

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New EPA Guidelines Limit Methane Release From Drilling

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-14 12:16

The rules are mostly voluntary, which disappoints environmental groups, but they should ratchet down the amount of leaked methane from new or modified oil and gas operations, which contributes to climate change.

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Chicago Scrambles To Remain Top Contender For Obama Library

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-14 12:16

The Obama Library Foundation says it has major concerns about the proposals from two Chicago universities. The city's mayor, Rahm Emanuel, says he's confident that Chicago will beat out New York and Hawaii.

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Supreme Court Considers Whether A Sock Is Drug Paraphernalia

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-14 12:16

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that deported a graduate student in Kansas because a sock was deemed to be drug paraphernalia.

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Amazon Gains Ground With Online-Only Shows

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-14 12:16

With the announcement this week that Woody Allen will write and direct a new television series for Amazon, the online retailer is now poised to be a major force in television.

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