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Flood Of Gay Marriage Cases Releasing Stream Of Federal Rulings

Sat, 2014-02-15 08:14

A federal judge in Virginia struck down the state's same-sex marriage ban this week. Similar rulings have come down in other conservative states, like Kentucky, Oklahoma and Utah, indicating the strategy for winning marriage equality in federal courts is moving faster than many expected.

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Tenn. Workers Vote To Reject Union At VW Plant

Sat, 2014-02-15 08:12

Workers at the VW plant in Chattanooga have dealt a blow to organized labor in the South. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to reporter Blake Farmer about the close vote.

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U.S. Men's Ice Hockey Beats Russia In Preliminary Round

Sat, 2014-02-15 08:11

Team USA beat out their rivals in a heart-stopping sudden-death shootout as Russian President Vladimir Putin watched from the stands.

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What We Might Learn From Snoring Weather Cats

Sat, 2014-02-15 08:11

In the late 19th century, the U.S. government compiled a list of popular proverbs to help meteorologists predict the weather. Could some of that folk wisdom help us now?

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Push Comes To Shove In Turkey's Parliament Over Judicial Bill

Sat, 2014-02-15 06:44

One legislator broke his nose and another his finger as Parliament erupted into a fist fight over a measure to increase the government's control in selecting judges.

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Mediator: Syrian Peace Talks Have 'Not Come Out With Very Much'

Sat, 2014-02-15 06:25

Lakhdar Brahimi apologizes that the first two rounds of talks between the Syrian government and the opposition have produced little of substance.

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For The South, Add Earthquake To Snow, Ice And Power Outages

Sat, 2014-02-15 05:16

There was no major damage or injuries reported from the small, 4.1-magnitude quake, but the unusual temblor comes in addition to the region's equally unusual winter weather.

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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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