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Yemen's Houthi Rebels Dissolve Parliament, Seize Power

Fri, 2015-02-06 06:53

A televised statement said the group was forming a presidential council that would run the country. It called the takeover "a new era that will take Yemen to safe shores."

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Measles Vaccination Rates: Tanzania Does Better Than U.S.

Fri, 2015-02-06 06:34

A map from the World Health Organization reveals show something interesting: Many poor countries have higher vaccination rates than rich ones.

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Kansas Will Cut Education Funding To Help Close Budget Gap

Fri, 2015-02-06 06:25

Republican Gov. Sam Brownback, whose aggressive tax cutting measures helped trigger the financial crisis, said the schools' funding levels are unsustainable.

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Officials Predict More Measles Cases After 5 Babies Are Diagnosed In Illinois

Fri, 2015-02-06 04:54

Because the Chicago-area patients are all under a year old, they can't be vaccinated. Saying that more cases are likely, a Cook County health official warns, "The cat is out of the bag."

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Economy Adds 257,000 New Jobs; Unemployment Rate Up Slightly

Fri, 2015-02-06 04:38

The jobless rate ticked up to 5.7 percent despite robust job growth that exceeded economists' expectations.

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Pilots Of Doomed Taipei Flight Faced Problems With Both Engines

Fri, 2015-02-06 03:46

Investigators say the turboprop plane's right engine lost thrust 37 seconds into the flight, and that the left one failed to restart not long afterwards.

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Jordan Strikes At ISIS; Obama Said To Be Preparing To Request War Powers

Fri, 2015-02-06 02:50

Repeated air strikes on the self-described Islamic State are "the beginning of our retaliation" for the extremist group's brutal killing of a captured pilot, Jordan's foreign minister says.

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Critics Say Ebola Crisis Was WHO's Big Failure. Will Reform Follow?

Fri, 2015-02-06 01:02

The World Health Organization failed to respond quickly and effectively to the outbreak in West Africa. Now the agency is proposing a new structure. But change could prove difficult.

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Listeners To NPR: Why Don't We Track Planes Like We Do Ships?

Thu, 2015-02-05 23:58

Geoff Brumfiel, the physics guy on our science desk, helps us land on the right answer.

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Out Of The Shadows, TV Star Shines A Light On Immigration

Thu, 2015-02-05 23:57

Actress Diane Guerrero now stars on shows Jane the Virgin and Orange is the New Black. But when she was a teenager, her parents were deported. She tells Michel Martin how it shaped her life.

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An Unlikely Alliance Fights HIV In The Bronx's Afro-Honduran Diaspora

Thu, 2015-02-05 23:55

Thousands of Garifuna people — Hondurans of African descent — live in New York City. A doctor there is reaching out to Garifuna faith healers to test and treat members of that community who have HIV.

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Are Farmers Market Sales Peaking? That Might Be Good For Farmers

Thu, 2015-02-05 15:13

The rate of growth in the number of farmers markets and sales at them has slowed in recent years. But that could mean the entire local food movement is growing up.

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Planning Through Oil Booms Helps Independent Drillers Weather The Busts

Thu, 2015-02-05 13:48

Oil's price slump is hitting some companies hard. But longtime producers, like small Texas driller Tracy Perryman, have been through downturns before — and have learned how to survive lean times.

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FAA Ban Hasn't Stopped Pilots From Snapping Selfies

Thu, 2015-02-05 13:48

The National Transportation Safety Board found selfies to blame for a tragic private plane crash in Colorado last year. Audie Cornish talks to journalist David Yanofsky about tech in the cockpit.

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Video Of Jordanian Pilot's Death As Horrific As It Was Symbolic

Thu, 2015-02-05 13:42

Robert Siegel talks to Dr. Dawn Perlmutter, director of the Symbol Intelligence Group, which specializes in analysis of symbols and rituals. She says fire is a common method of ritual murder in Iraq.

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Sony's Amy Pascal Steps Down In Aftermath Of Cyber Attack

Thu, 2015-02-05 13:36

Audie Cornish talks to Wall Street Journal reporter Ben Fritz about Amy Pascal. The Sony co-chairman will stay at the company to launch a new production venture.

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What's Inside The 28 Most Controversial Pages In Washington?

Thu, 2015-02-05 13:33

Robert Siegel talks with former Sen. Bob Kerrey about the call for the release of withheld pages from the Congressional Joint Inquiry into intelligence activities leading up to the Sept. 11 attacks.

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RadioShack, The Electronics Chain, Files For Bankruptcy

Thu, 2015-02-05 13:31

The chain, known as the place you could find spare parts, hung on for years, but now plans to sell up to 2,400 stores nationwide.

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U.S. Could Stand To Lose A Lot By Getting Involved In Ukraine

Thu, 2015-02-05 13:29

Audie Cornish talks to Rajan Menon, professor of political science at the Powell School of the City College of New York, about his Los Angeles Times piece, "Want to Arm Kiev? Better have a Plan B."

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Sweden's Immigrant Influx Unleashes A Backlash

Thu, 2015-02-05 13:25

Long welcoming of refugees and asylum-seekers, Sweden is now seeing a backlash. An anti-immigration party is gaining strength, mosques have been fire-bombed, and anti-Semitism appears on the rise.

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