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Police Report Naloxone Highly Effective At Reducing Drug Deaths

Sat, 2014-02-15 05:00

The Quincy Police Department was one of the first law enforcement agencies to distribute a drug called Naloxone, a drug used to reverse opiate overdoses. Police Lt. Patrick Glynn speaks to NPR's Scott Simon about the experimental move.

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Emotions Run High For Olympic U.S.-Russia Hockey Game

Sat, 2014-02-15 05:00

Among the highlights of the weekend at the Winter Olympics: The U.S. men's hockey team faces off with the Russians on Saturday. Ice and sparks are expected to fly.

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NFL Releases Grim Report Of Locker-Room Bullying

Sat, 2014-02-15 05:00

The NFL's report about the Miami Dolphins describes the team's "pattern of harassment." NPR's Scott Simon speaks to sports correspondent Tom Goldman about the week in sports.

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Forecasting The Flu, Tweet By Tweet

Sat, 2014-02-15 05:00

The CDC is using a social media contest to forecast the spread of the flu. Johns Hopkins professor Mark Dredze tells NPR's Scott Simon that tweets like "Bieber fever" make tracking the flu more difficult.

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Three Years Later, A Harrowing Visit To Fukushima

Sat, 2014-02-15 05:00

This March will be the third anniversary of the tsunami that led to Japan's nuclear disaster. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to NPR's Anthony Kuhn, who went inside one of the Fukushima reactors.

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Syrian Unrest Explodes Into Beirut Suburbs

Sat, 2014-02-15 05:00

In the once vibrant city of Beirut, sandbags and blast walls are replacing cafes and coffee shops. As Hezbollah becomes more involved in the Syrian conflict, its supporters in Beirut are facing repercussions.

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Libya's Slow And Bloody Path Toward Stability

Sat, 2014-02-15 05:00

The Libyan uprising against Moammar Gadhafi was launched three years ago this month. The post-revolutionary situation has gone from bad to worse, with militias overrunning the government in some Libyan cities.

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Tenn. VW Workers Reject Move To Join Union

Fri, 2014-02-14 19:48

The issue of union representation at a plant that produces Passat sedans has drawn comments from a senator and President Obama. The UAW sees the plant as a chance to gain needed momentum in building up its membership.

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Authors Of New Hillary Clinton Book: She Never Stopped Running

Fri, 2014-02-14 18:03

For HRC, their new book about Hillary Clinton's time as the nation's secretary of state, political reporters Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes gained unusual access to Hillaryworld. In fact, they talked to Clinton herself. They spoke with It's All Politics about some of what they learned.

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'Good As Gold': Utah's Pikus-Pace Wins Silver In Sochi

Fri, 2014-02-14 15:57

After coming out of a two-year retirement, Noelle Pikus-Pace wins a medal that long eluded her. At 31, eight years after she was first seen as an Olympics favorite, she celebrated with her two children in Sochi.

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For The Love Of Oysters: How A Kiss From The Sea Evokes Passion

Fri, 2014-02-14 15:29

Scientists have made some attempts to link mollusks to increased libido. There's even evidence that consuming heavy doses of an amino acid found in oysters can increase sperm count – in rabbits. But do any of these findings actually prove that oysters can — ahem — amp up arousal? Not so much.

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Author Isabel Allende Apologizes For Comments About Mystery Novels

Fri, 2014-02-14 14:58

Last month, the best-selling writer told NPR that her new book, Ripper, which is itself a mystery novel, was written as a "joke." Fans of the genre, as well as booksellers and writers, weren't amused.

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1 In 4 Americans Thinks The Sun Goes Around The Earth, Survey Says

Fri, 2014-02-14 14:55

Twenty-six percent in a survey of 2,200 people conducted in 2012 answered that the Sun revolves around the Earth, and fewer than half correctly answered a question about human origins.

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Maybe It's The Suit: U.S. Speedskaters Swap Gear In Sochi

Fri, 2014-02-14 14:54

So far, no U.S. speedskater has finished better than seventh in Sochi while wearing a new race suit. Now the American skaters will switch back to the suit they wore during a successful World Cup season.

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Will Helping Muslims Flee Central African Republic Aid 'Cleansing'?

Fri, 2014-02-14 14:53

Thousands of Muslims have resorted to hiding in mosques or even churches, afraid of being killed by Christian militias. Many are asking for help crossing the border, but the United Nations is hesitant to support the minority's exodus.

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When Not In Sochi, Order The Khatchapuri And Eat Like You Are

Fri, 2014-02-14 14:15

Athletes and spectators are giving the food in Sochi rave reviews. But what are they eating, exactly? It's a mashup of Soviet-era Russian faves, punctuated with foods of the Caucasus that have long been special treats for people visiting the Russian Riviera.

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Author Of Book Yanked In India Says Move Has Backfired

Fri, 2014-02-14 13:00

Penguin Books, India, withdrew Wendy Doniger's The Hindus: An Alternate History after a Hindu group's court challenge. The group said the book denigrated Hinduism. Doniger defended the publisher but said the Indian law that makes offending religious sentiment a crime should be changed.

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Two Rounds Down, Syria Peace Talks Have Unfinished Business

Fri, 2014-02-14 13:00

In Geneva, Syrian government and opposition representatives are wrapping up a second round of peace talks. There have been no signs of progress at the peace conference, but international mediator Lakhdar Brahimi says he's planning to hold another round. Meanwhile, he'll be traveling to New York City to brief the U.N. Security Council.

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With New Rules, Pot Business Gets A Little Less Hazy For Banks

Fri, 2014-02-14 13:00

Ever since Colorado and Washington legalized pot, banks have been in an awkward position. Would a bank risk being targeted by federal prosecutors for doing business with people whose primary business is selling marijuana? On Friday, the Treasury Department eased the confusion by releasing new guidelines for the banking industry.

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NFL Bullying Report Yields Details Of Dolphins 'Harassment'

Fri, 2014-02-14 13:00

Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis talks to host Robert Siegel about the latest developments in the Dolphins bullying investigation. Carried out by attorney Ted Wells on behalf of the National Football League, the investigation found a "pattern of harassment" on the team, including texts and voicemail abuse targeting Jonathan Martin.

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