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Holder Won't Force NYT Journalist To Reveal Source

Sat, 2014-12-13 04:11

The Justice Department has decided not to force journalist James Risen to reveal a source. Correspondent David Folkenflik talks to NPR's Scott Simon about a case that became a flashpoint for press freedom.

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Mazzetti: Brutal Interrogations Rose In CIA's Post-9/11 Chaos

Sat, 2014-12-13 04:11

NPR's Scott Simon talks with New York Times reporter Mark Mazzetti about the evolution of the CIA's approach to counter-terrorism, from interrogations to drone attacks.

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Yale Law Professor: Torture Is Never Justified

Sat, 2014-12-13 04:11

Bloomberg View columnist Stephen Carter tells NPR's Scott Simon that, whether or not the CIA's interrogation techniques produced viable intelligence, they were still morally wrong.

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Outrage On The Left And Right As Senate Delays Spending Vote

Sat, 2014-12-13 04:11

The Senate is poised to pass the trillion-dollar spending bill that narrowly cleared the House this week. But anger about the measure from both parties has delayed the Senate.

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Activists Gather On Washington Mall To Protest Police Violence

Sat, 2014-12-13 04:11

Civil rights leaders and other activists are marching in Washington, D.C., on Saturday to pressure Congress to take action in the wake of recent shooting deaths of blacks by police officers.

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Oil Prices Go Down, Russia's Gold Buying Goes Up

Sat, 2014-12-13 04:11

Russia, China and other emerging market countries have been buying up large quantities of gold, something governments and individuals have done for centuries during uncertain economic times.

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Just Under The Surface, Palestinian Rivals Remain Bitterly Divided

Sat, 2014-12-13 04:11

The two leading Palestinian factions recently agreed to end a feud and work together. But in the Gaza Strip, the wounds have not healed from a nasty bout of infighting in 2007.

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A Michel Du Cille Disciple Remembers His Late, Great Boss

Sat, 2014-12-13 03:03

NPR's Ben de la Cruz worked for du Cille at the Washington Post. Stunned by the news of the photographer's death in Liberia, de la Cruz tells what he learned from the man with the gentle soul.

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Police Arrest Suspect In Shooting Outside Portland High School

Sat, 2014-12-13 02:35

Authorities say they stopped a vehicle around 1:30 a.m. Saturday and arrested a 22-year-old man. A handgun was found in the vehicle.

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Hanukkah History: Those Chocolate Coins Were Once Real Tips

Sat, 2014-12-13 01:19

Many Jewish families celebrate the holiday by handing out gelt, chocolate coins covered in gold and silver. These days they're treats for kids. But the practice began as a way to thank labor.

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Hanukkah History: Those Chocolate Coins Were Once Real Tips

Sat, 2014-12-13 01:19

Many Jewish families celebrate the holiday by handing out gelt, chocolate coins covered in gold and silver. These days they're treats for kids. But the practice began as a way to thank labor.

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Syrian Women Displaced By War Make Tragedy Of 'Antigone' Their Own

Sat, 2014-12-13 01:19

Sophocles' ancient Greek play chronicled a princess' plight after a horrible civil war 2,000 years ago. Syrian refugee women in Beirut are incorporating their lives into a new production of the drama.

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Tech Week: Instagram Vs. Twitter And Europe Vs. Google

Sat, 2014-12-13 01:18

Instagram beat Twitter on a key metric, but Twitter's co-founder says he doesn't care. And Google's woes in Europe continued as the tech giant shut down Google News in Spain over a new law there.

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NYT Journalist James Risen Won't Be Forced To Reveal His Source

Fri, 2014-12-12 18:02

Attorney General Eric Holder won't compel the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter to name his confidential source on CIA operations. It's the conclusion of a standoff that has lasted for years.

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Georgia Woman Gets $100K Over Her Arrest For Cursing At Police

Fri, 2014-12-12 16:43

After seeing "yet another African American stopped for doing nothing other than being outside while black," Atlanta-area resident Amy Barnes says, she yelled profanities at police officers.

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Amazing Photos Show Clouds Filling The Grand Canyon

Fri, 2014-12-12 15:02

The Grand Canyon National Park sent out amazing photos of the event yesterday; on Friday, they posted a time-lapse video.

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Are Men Idiots Who Do Stupid Things? Study Says Yes

Fri, 2014-12-12 14:25

It looked at winners of the Darwin Awards, given to people who die in such an idiotic manner their action ensures the species' long-term survival. Nearly 90 percent of the winners were male.

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Mortgage Giants Ease Down Payments For First-Time Homebuyers

Fri, 2014-12-12 14:21

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will begin allowing first-time homebuyers to put down as little as 3 percent. But critics say the move is risky and could create another housing crisis.

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Do Guns On The Premises Leave Workers More Safe Or Less?

Fri, 2014-12-12 13:41

Private companies used to make their own rules about guns on their property. But a growing number of states have adopted laws allowing workers to keep guns in their cars in the workplace parking lot.

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The Ethics Of Torture, Explored In A Painful Fable

Fri, 2014-12-12 13:17

This week, the Senate released a report that details the interrogation techniques used by the CIA after Sept. 11. Author Laila Lalami grapples with the questions it raises by turning to literature.

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