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House Sends Keystone XL Pipeline Measure To Obama Despite Veto Threat

Wed, 2015-02-11 13:18

Republicans do not appear to have enough votes to override a presidential veto. It's unlikely to be the last standoff between the GOP and the president on energy issues.

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NYPD Officer Indicted By Grand Jury For Unarmed Man's Death

Wed, 2015-02-11 13:16

Officer Peter Liang faces multiple counts, including manslaughter, for shooting Akai Gurley, an unarmed 28-year-old black man, during a routine patrol in November.

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Brian Williams's Suspension Brings Attention To Tom Brokaw

Wed, 2015-02-11 12:57

We look at the fraught relationship between NBC's Brian Williams (who has been suspended without pay for six months) and his predecessor, Tom Brokaw.

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Political Unrest In Yemen A Blow To U.S. Counterrorism Efforts

Wed, 2015-02-11 12:50

Rachel Martin speaks with Stephen Seche, former U.S. Ambassador to Yemen about the decision to close down the U.S. embassy in Sana'a and how that could affect U.S. counterterrorism efforts in Yemen.

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Ukrainian Lawmaker: 'We Are Hostages Of Putin'

Wed, 2015-02-11 12:42

Robert Siegel talks to Mustafa Nayyem, who is in Washington, D.C., to receive the Wilson Center Ion Ratiu Award for his reform work in Ukraine.

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Gitmo Translator's Past At CIA Throws Wrench In Sept. 11 Trial

Wed, 2015-02-11 12:33

Government prosecutors confirmed in a Guantanamo Bay war court today that an interpreter for one of five alleged co-conspirators in the Sept. 11 attacks had earlier worked for the CIA. But they insisted no federal agency had tried to place the interpreter on the defense team to gather intelligence. Defense lawyers cried foul and asked that all further proceedings be suspended until the issue is resolved.

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Jon Stewart Changed How Young People View The News, Politics

Wed, 2015-02-11 12:33

When Jon Stewart announced on Tuesday that he is leaving the host chair of The Daily Show on Comedy Central later this year, he prompted great dismay among his many fans. The show has influenced a generation of young people — especially liberals and Democrats — and changed how they view both the news and politics.

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Chicago Little League Team Stripped Of U.S. Championship

Wed, 2015-02-11 12:33

Chicago's Jackie Robinson West Little League team — that was lauded for their play and sportsmanship, even honored at the White House — has been stripped of their U.S. championship title. On Wednesday, league officials said adult mangers of the team cheated by skirting fair play rules that require all players to live inside the same geographical boundaries.

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New Dietary Guidelines May Lighten Caution Against Cholesterol

Wed, 2015-02-11 12:33

New dietary advice is on its way. A panel of top experts — appointed by the federal government — is expected to update recommendations on what we should be eating. And one thing on the mind of the panel is dietary cholesterol. Americans have been told for decades to limit cholesterol-rich foods, but advice may be changing.

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'Frozen Conflict' May Be Ukraine's Best Hope, For Now

Wed, 2015-02-11 12:33

The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France met in Belarus on Wednesday in an effort to stop the war in Ukraine. The negotiation comes amid the heaviest fighting yet in eastern Ukraine, where Russian-backed rebels have been gaining ground in a fierce offensive.

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Even 'Proper' Technique Exposes Nurses' Spines To Dangerous Forces

Wed, 2015-02-11 12:33

What exactly is happening to nurses' backs when they move and lift patients? NPR's Daniel Zwerdling teamed with scientists for a high-tech look inside his own back as he tried the same maneuvers.

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The U.S. Helped Beat Back Ebola — Only Not In The Way You Might Think

Wed, 2015-02-11 12:25

The deployment of troops to build treatment centers and train health workers didn't pan out as planned. But as most of the troops are being withdrawn, it is clear the U.S. still made a difference.

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Obama: War Powers Resolution Does Not Signal New Ground War For U.S.

Wed, 2015-02-11 11:50

President Obama defended a limited three-year resolution saying the country is not benefited "by being on a perpetual war footing."

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What Matters More To America: The Brian Williams Debacle, Or Jon Stewart's Departure?

Wed, 2015-02-11 11:11

A new online survey shows only 27 percent of Americans can identify the NBC Nightly News anchor from his photograph.

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5 Things Jon Stewart Reminded Us About Politics

Wed, 2015-02-11 11:10

When comedian Jon Stewart announced he was leaving The Daily Show that sound you heard was 2016 hopefuls breathing a collective sigh of relief.

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Why Hot Chocolate Might Be More American Than Apple Pie

Wed, 2015-02-11 10:43

George Washington drank hot chocolate for breakfast, according to historians. His version was flavored with chili powder, vanilla and allspice and contained less sugar than the cocoa of today.

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Costa Concordia Captain Found Guilty Of Manslaughter

Wed, 2015-02-11 10:33

Captain Francesco Schettino was sentenced to 16 years in prison for his role in the disaster in which the Italian cruise ship hit rocks in 2012 and sank, killing 32 people.

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The Fall And Rise Of U.S. Inequality, In 2 Graphs

Wed, 2015-02-11 09:05

Since World War II, inequality in the U.S. has gone through two, dramatically different phases.

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Australia To Compete In The 2015 Eurovision Song Contest

Wed, 2015-02-11 08:53

This is the first time an Australian will compete in the song competition that brings in nearly 200 million viewers. The big question is: who will represent Australia at the event in May?

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PHOTO: Rosetta Sends 'An Impressive New Perspective' On Comet

Wed, 2015-02-11 08:42

The European Space Agency probe has sent a new image of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko from about 77 miles away.

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