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Warming Arctic May Be Causing Jet Stream To Lose Its Way

Sun, 2014-02-16 07:12

Rutgers professor Jennifer Francis says the warming polar air is causing the jet stream to meander, slowing down the march of weather systems across the northern latitudes.

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U.S. Men's Alpine Skiers Grab Bronze And Silver

Sun, 2014-02-16 06:42

Bode Miller becomes the oldest person ever to win a medal in Alpine skiing at the Olympics, taking bronze. Underdog Andrew Weibrecht garners silver.

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The Green Rush Begins: Investors Get In On Pot's Ground Floor

Sun, 2014-02-16 06:09

With medical marijuana legal in 20 different states, a "green rush" has started among venture capitalists looking to invest in the pot-related industry.

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Reversal Of Fortune In CAR Has Muslims Fleeing For Their Lives

Sun, 2014-02-16 05:48

In the Central African Republic, Muslim rebels seized power last year and then lost it to Christian militias. France and other countries' peacekeeping troops are helping Muslims evacuate, as East Africa correspondent Gregory Warner tells NPR's Rachel Martin.

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It's Proven To Save Lives, So Why Is Maine Opposed To Narcan?

Sun, 2014-02-16 05:36

In some states, the overdose antidote known as Narcan is becoming more popular among law enforcement. Not the state of Maine; that state's governor is opposing a bill that would put Narcan in the hands of more first-responders.

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Schools Fall Behind In Helping Students With Mental Health Issues

Sun, 2014-02-16 05:00

A recent Newsweek investigation found that at many colleges and universities, being open about a mental health disorder can mean getting kicked out of school. Newsweek reporter Katie J.M. Baker speaks with NPR's Rachel Martin about the story.

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Fla. Man Guilty Of Lesser Charges In 'Loud Music' Murder Case

Sun, 2014-02-16 05:00

A jury in Jacksonville, Fla., returned a mixed verdict Saturday in the trial of Michael Dunn, charged in the shooting death of teenager Jordan Davis. Unable to reach a verdict on the charge of murder, the jury found Dunn guilty on four other counts.

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Scientists Discover Universe's Oldest Star

Sun, 2014-02-16 05:00

The star is 4 billion years older than any other found to date. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Timothy Beers of the National Optical Astronomy Observatory in Arizona.

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Texas Town Brings Out Its Debs For George Washington's Birthday

Sun, 2014-02-16 05:00

In Laredo, Texas, an elite debutante ball is one of many events held to celebrate George Washington's birthday. A new documentary, Las Marthas, explores the tradition. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to director Christina Ibarra.

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Haiti's First Cardinal Remains A Priest Of The People

Sun, 2014-02-16 05:00

Haiti has its first inductee into the College of Cardinals. Haitian Bishop Chibly Langlois is one of 19 men chosen by Pope Francis for elevation. Seven of the new group hail from the Americas, the Caribbean and Africa.

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200 Trapped In Abandoned South African Gold Mine

Sun, 2014-02-16 04:54

Rescuers are trying to reach the people, who were discovered after screams were heard coming from a mine near Johannesburg. Illegal mining is common in the region.

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How Most Anyone Can Find Photos Of Secret Government Sites

Sun, 2014-02-16 02:31

Just by searching online, researchers found the buildings where the North Korean military is believed to be building launchers for ballistic missiles. Google Earth and cheap satellite images make this kind of intelligence gathering possible for most anyone with an Internet connection.

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'Sports Chaplains' Bring The Gospel To Olympic Village

Sun, 2014-02-16 02:26

Among the most visible Americans at the Sochi Olympics are a group of evangelical Christians decked out in black cowboy hats and bristling with pins that help start conversations. For the chaplains, every connection is a chance to make friends and proselytize.

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Water-Skiing On Snow: Skijorers Aren't Just Horsing Around

Sun, 2014-02-16 02:26

The odd sport of skijoring was a demonstration sport at the 1928 Winter Olympics, and hasn't been celebrated on the world stage since. But enthusiasts in New Hampshire and elsewhere are trying to bring it back — and it looks like they're gaining some traction.

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Mistrial On Murder Charge In Florida Gas Station Shooting

Sat, 2014-02-15 16:24

The Florida jury did find Michael Dunn guilty on four lesser charges including attempted second-degree murder in the 2012 killing of a teenager in a Jacksonville gas station parking lot.

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Life In Syria's Capital: A 'Bubble' Squeezed By Violence

Sat, 2014-02-15 13:00

In Damascus, tensions are high among the political elite. Reporter Anna Barnard tells NPR's Arun Rath that there's a lot to learn from life in the capital about the future of the Syrian state.

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Getting Better At Predicting The Weather

Sat, 2014-02-15 13:00

After a brutal week of winter storms, the meteorological community is trying to improve the way weather is studied, predicted and communicated to the public. Thomas Bogdan, president of University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, talks with NPR's Arun Rath about the innovations in weather reporting.

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U.S. Struggles To Find Skating Groove In Sochi

Sat, 2014-02-15 13:00

The U.S. has one more chance to medal in speed skating Saturday. NPR's Sonari Glinton reports.

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Fugitive Finally Captured: 'The Eyes Gave Her Away'

Sat, 2014-02-15 13:00

It's the kind of story you'd expect from a crime drama. Snowed in, an officer in Michigan catches up on cold cases, discovering a fugitive living in San Diego — some 37 years after she disappeared.

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Muses And More: 3 Books We Owe To Writers' Lovers

Sat, 2014-02-15 12:43

Author's partners often serve as sources of inspiration — but sometimes their influence is even more direct. In honor of Valentine's Day, Shannon McKenna Schmidt and Joni Rendon recommend three books that would not exist without their writers' significant others.

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