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Nuns On The Ranch Give A Heavenly Twist To Beef

Sun, 2014-12-21 23:45

At a Colorado ranch run by Benedictine nuns, prayer and farming go hand in hand. "We have kind of a corner on the market" for grass-fed beef, says one sister. "People just kind of believe in it."

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Heating New England Homes: The Good And Bad News

Sun, 2014-12-21 23:44

Low heating oil prices mean New Englanders don't have to bundle up at home this year, but they will have to watch their rising electric bills.

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A Family's Long Search For Fragile X Drug Finds Frustration, Hope

Sun, 2014-12-21 23:42

There is no effective treatment for the rare genetic disorder Fragile X syndrome, so two parents created a foundation to fund research. But they found there's no easy road to a cure.

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Obama To Pick Sally Yates To Be Deputy Attorney General, AP Reports

Sun, 2014-12-21 21:52

President Obama is preparing to nominate the top federal prosecutor in Atlanta to the No. 2 position at the Justice Department, according to The Associated Press.

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Conduct Hearing Clears Florida State QB Of Sex Allegations

Sun, 2014-12-21 21:43

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was cleared Sunday of the accusations he faced at a student code of conduct hearing involving an alleged sexual assault two years ago.

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U.S. Women's Soccer Team Finishes Second In Brazilian Tournament

Sun, 2014-12-21 15:47

Brazil and the U.S. played to a 0-0 draw in the final of the International Tournament of Brasilia, giving Brazil the first-place finish overall. None of the games were televised in the U.S.

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Man Who Killed Officers Told Passersby: 'Watch What I Am Going To Do'

Sun, 2014-12-21 13:05

Ismaaiyl Brinsley, who ambushed two NYPD patrolmen, spoke to people on the street just before the shooting took place, according to a police official.

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Celebrating Hanukkah In A Palestinian City

Sun, 2014-12-21 13:04

American Jewish college student Amelia Wolf spent Hanukkah last year in Ramallah. As the holiday approached, she was lonely — until her Palestinian hosts got wind of how she was feeling.

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The Whiteness Project: Facing Race In A Changing America

Sun, 2014-12-21 13:03

A filmmaker invited white residents of Buffalo, N.Y., to speak candidly about race. Karen Grigsby Bates finds the results are thought-provoking, often surprising and sometimes disturbing.

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Kurdish Forces Push Offensive To Retake Sinjar From ISIS

Sun, 2014-12-21 12:00

Days after breaking the siege of Mount Sinjar and freeing trapped Yazidis there, peshmerga forces were pressing an offensive to retake the town itself from the Islamist militia.

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GOP Sens. Rubio, Paul Square Off Over Cuba Policy Shift

Sun, 2014-12-21 08:18

Rubio, appearing on ABC's This Week, lashed out at Paul, who has expressed support for opening trade with the island nation after a decades-long embargo.

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Tunisia, Cradle Of 'Arab Spring,' In Historic Presidential Vote

Sun, 2014-12-21 06:34

The election pits interim President Moncef Marzouki against challenger Beji Caid Essebsi, who held a post in the ousted regime of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.

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Obama Calls North Korean Hack 'Cybervandalism'

Sun, 2014-12-21 05:58

On CNN's State of the Union, the president expanded on earlier remarks he made criticizing a decision by Sony Pictures to pull distribution of The Interview.

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A History Lesson On The Philippines, Stuffed In A Christmas Chicken

Sun, 2014-12-21 05:40

Rellenong manok is a deboned chicken filled with a jumble of ingredients. If it seems hard to pin down how this dish got all its fillings, it's because of the complexity of the Philippines' culture.

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Ready To Hit The Cuban Beach? Americans Still Have To Wait

Sun, 2014-12-21 05:36

Travel to Cuba for business or education will be much easier as the U.S. eases restrictions, but until the embargo is completely lifted, going to Cuba simply for tourism still won't be allowed.

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Gunman Made Anti-Police Posts Before Killing NYPD Officers

Sun, 2014-12-21 04:33

The assailant, identified as 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley, is thought to have shot his ex-girlfriend and then used her Instagram account to post threatening messages.

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With Election, Tunisia Solidifies Its Democracy Success Story

Sun, 2014-12-21 04:15

Tunisians are casting a historic vote as they choose their first elected president since the ouster of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. The country has been a bright spot in a region roiled with violence.

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Filmmaker: Sony Hack Will Make Satirists Think Twice About Content

Sun, 2014-12-21 04:15

Sony has canceled its new film, The Interview, which depicts the assassination of North Korea's leader. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with filmmaker Kevin Smith about writing controversial comedies.

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On The Pakistani Taliban: 'You Can't Do Politics ... Killing Children'

Sun, 2014-12-21 04:15

Peshawar, Pakistan has long been a breeding ground for the Taliban. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Michael Semple about Peshawar in the wake of the horrific school massacre that left more than 140 dead.

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Two Cops Killed In Brooklyn; Fleeing Suspect Kills Himself

Sun, 2014-12-21 04:15

Two police officers were killed in their patrol car in Brooklyn. The suspect then fled and killed himself on a subway platform. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to WNYC reporter Robert Lewis for the latest.

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