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Found: The First Porsche — And It Was Electric!

Sat, 2014-02-08 06:51

The very first car developed by Ferdinand Porsche was not a sleek speed machine. The wooden-framed, open-carriage P1 was recently unearthed in a garage in Austria where it sat for more than 100 years. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Achim Stejskal, director of the Porsche Museum about the surprising find.

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Montana Ranchers Learn Ways To Live With Wolves

Sat, 2014-02-08 06:50

Gray wolves are a controversial and polarizing animal in much of the American West. Wolves have slowly come back from extinction, forcing people to learn how to coexist with the cunning predator. One farmer is teaching his cattle to huddle together as bison do when threatened — there is safety in numbers.

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Princess Scandal Shakes Spain's Support For Its Monarchy

Sat, 2014-02-08 06:47

A Spanish princess will appear in court Saturday to face charges of tax fraud and money laundering. It's the first time a Spanish royal has ever been tried in a criminal case. From Madrid, reporter Lauren Frayer talks to NPR's Scott Simon about the latest in a series of scandals that have sent the royal family's approval rating to an all-time low.

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UN: Civilian Casualities Rise In Afghanistan

Sat, 2014-02-08 06:46

The United Nations has just released a grim report on civilian casualties in Afghanistan over the last year. Casualties rose 14 percent in 2013, with nearly 3,000 people killed and more than 5,500 injured.

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Millenials Happy To Stay With Mom And Dad

Sat, 2014-02-08 06:45

More people in their late 20s are living at home with Mom and Dad than any previous generation. In a column for Bloomberg News, Zara Kessler argues that faced with a dismal economy, today's 20-somethings are redefining success in adulthood. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Kessler about the cultural shift.

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January Job Growth Disappoints, But Unemployment Drops

Sat, 2014-02-08 06:44

The U.S. added just 113,000 jobs in January, instead of the 180,000 analysts had predicted. Despite the anemic gains, the unemployment rate inched down to 6.6 percent, the lowest level since October 2008.

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First Gold Medal Goes to an American

Sat, 2014-02-08 05:54

Slopestyle snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg has won the first gold medal in the Sochi Olympics, as the American women's ice hockey team gets off to a good start.

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A Possible Explanation For How U.S. Diplomat's Call Was Tapped

Sat, 2014-02-08 05:27

Victoria Nuland, a top State Department official, thought she was having a private conversation. But someone else was listening, and her undiplomatic remarks were leaked online. This is how it may have happened.

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3 Things To Know About The Looming Debt Ceiling Showdown

Sat, 2014-02-08 05:20

Treasury says it's got enough cash on hand to last only until Feb. 27, so Congress has less than three weeks to act to stave off default.

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Bidding Starts Early For Site Of Obama's Future Library

Sat, 2014-02-08 03:05

The Barack H. Obama Foundation launched this week, with the goal of raising millions of dollars to fund the 44th president's library and museum. The politics of picking a city for the venture, however, makes fundraising look easy.

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Trenton's Mayor Mack Found Guilty Of Bribery, Fraud Charges

Fri, 2014-02-07 17:02

A federal jury has found Mayor Tony F. Mack of Trenton, N.J., guilty of six charges ranging from extortion and bribery to fraud. Mack's brother was also convicted of some charges in the case, which involved plans for a parking garage.

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Stomach Bug Closes Landmark New York Resort

Fri, 2014-02-07 14:58

The Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, N.Y., closed Friday afternoon so that cleaning crews from a company that specializes in disaster responses can scour the place after an outbreak of intestinal illness. Norovirus appears to be the culprit.

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Technology Tracks Crews Through The Fog Of Wildfire

Fri, 2014-02-07 14:40

Communication breakdowns can be fatal for firefighters, but are all too easy when crews are shrouded in smoke and a blaze is moving fast. Florida, with its millions of acres of forest and grassland, has rolled out a new system that can pinpoint crews without relying on voice communication.

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Alleged Silk Road Mastermind Pleads Not Guilty To Trafficking

Fri, 2014-02-07 14:35

Ross William Ulbricht, who allegedly ran the shadowy online marketplace before his arrest in October, is set to stand trial in November.

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House Republicans May Get To Immigration, Just Not Now

Fri, 2014-02-07 14:11

In politics, it often comes down to timing. And right now, the timing just isn't good for congressional Republicans to take up an immigration overhaul.

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Alex Rodriguez Drops Lawsuit Against Baseball, Players Union

Fri, 2014-02-07 14:00

The federal lawsuit was Rodriguez's last chance at trying to overturn a 162-game suspension. Major League Baseball said dropping the lawsuit meant Rodriguez wanted to return to the focus to the game.

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Olympic Photo Of The Day: Giant Head Edition

Fri, 2014-02-07 13:35

Imagery from Russia's recent past – including the hammer and sickle that adorned the flag of the Soviet Union – is seen in the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi Olympics Friday.

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Disappointing Jobs Data May Point To A Tougher 2014

Fri, 2014-02-07 13:19

After consistent improvements in 2013, employment growth has downshifted over the past two months. Economists fear that could be pointing to slower growth in 2014.

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After A Stroke, Women's Lives Are Worse Than Men's

Fri, 2014-02-07 13:12

Women's reduced ability to recover physically after a stroke may have big effects on their quality of life. Researchers don't know why women don't fare as well as men after strokes, but they say it's a topic in need of attention.

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Iran's President Rouhani Gets The Benefit Of The Doubt, For Now

Fri, 2014-02-07 13:00

Iran is preparing for a national holiday celebrating the Islamic Revolution 35 years ago, and NPR's Peter Kenyon is among the few foreign journalists in Tehran for the event. He's found that the optimism that greeted President Hassan Rouhani's election last year has moderated — but not vanished.

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