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Shake Shack Sizzles With IPO As McDonald's Fizzles

Fri, 2015-01-30 13:30

Shares of the burger chain shot up Friday, its first trading day. Shake Shack and other fast-casual joints are taking a bite out of McDonald's, which can't recast itself to fit the current trend.

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The Real Super Sunday Battle Is In The Snack Bowl

Fri, 2015-01-30 13:17

The competition over what Americans consume during the Super Bowl has gotten vicious. The nation's top merchants of virtuous and not-so-virtuous munching both want control of the line of scrimmage.

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Republican Gov. Rick Snyder Turns To Voters To Approve Tax Increase

Fri, 2015-01-30 13:09

Some states are experiencing major budget deficits and several Republican governors are opting to increase taxes to make up for the shortfall. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder talks to Robert Siegel

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Close Friend Of Putin Awarded Contract For Crimea Bridge

Fri, 2015-01-30 13:04

The span to be built across a narrow strait that separates Russia from the newly annexed peninsula, is pegged at $3 billion and scheduled for completion by the end of 2018.

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Is There A #PubRadioVoice That Sounds Like America?

Fri, 2015-01-30 12:59

Earlier this week, we hosted a Twitter chat that tackled questions about diversity in public radio and the pressure some journalists of color feel to sound "white."

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Latvia Keeps Careful Eye Trained On Russia

Fri, 2015-01-30 12:53

Robert Siegel speaks with Edgars Rinkevics, foreign minister of Latvia, on his visit to Washington, D.C. Rinkevics is in town to to discuss Russia and security cooperation with the U.S.

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'Suge' Knight Charged With Murder After Fatal Hit-And-Run

Fri, 2015-01-30 12:39

The former rap music mogul, Marion "Suge" Knight has been arrested again — this time, on suspicion of murder. Knight allegedly ran over two people, killing one, on the set of the movie Straight Outta Compton.

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Seahawk Marshawn Lynch's Silence Becomes The Story

Fri, 2015-01-30 12:39

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has made clear he doesn't like talking to the media. But has his stance helped or hurt his Beast Mode image?

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By Impersonating Her Mom, A Comedian Grows Closer To Her

Fri, 2015-01-30 12:39

Human relationships are entanglements, and those connections often aren't clear to us at all. When Maria Bamford impersonated her mom, she realized what she loved about her — and about herself.

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The True Costs Of Community College

Fri, 2015-01-30 12:39

President Obama has proposed making tuition at community colleges free. But Youth Radio reporter Tylyn Hardamon found that paying for school is just one of many challenges facing today's students.

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Civilians In Eastern Ukraine Flee As Fighting Intensifies

Fri, 2015-01-30 12:39

Civilians in villages near the front lines in Eastern Ukraine are being forced to leave their homes as fighting intensifies between Government forces and Russian-back separatists.

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NBC Courts Women In Hopes Of Record Super Bowl Broadcast

Fri, 2015-01-30 12:37

This year's the Super Bowl telecast is targeting non-sports fans, especially women.

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Ohio Man's IRS Drama The Plight Of The Living Dead

Fri, 2015-01-30 12:34

We explore the case of 94-year-old Siegfried Meinstein. The Internal Revenue Service thinks the Ohio man is dead. They blame the error on the Social Security Administration, but the agency pushes the blame back on the IRS.

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NBA Player Flouts A Critic's Guarantee That He Would Be Arrested

Fri, 2015-01-30 12:01

In 2010, sportswriter Clay Travis said in a tweet, "There is a 100% chance that DeMarcus Cousins is arrested for something in the next five years."

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WATCH: Forget Crop Circles, This Farmer Is Making Art With His Cows

Fri, 2015-01-30 10:03

Derek Klingenberg in Kansas put a drone over his farm, then he used his tractor to drop some feed in strategic places for a happy result.

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Kerry Fined $50 For Not Shoveling Sidewalk Outside Boston Home

Fri, 2015-01-30 09:26

The secretary of state was in Saudi Arabia when the massive snowstorm struck the Northeast this week. His spokesman said he would pay the fine.

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Obama Wants Funding For Research On More Precise Health Care

Fri, 2015-01-30 09:23

Doctors and scientists could could learn a lot more about diseases if the were able to to tap into a wide spectrum of information about people who get sick and those who stay healthy.

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What Research Says About The Consequences of P.C. Culture

Fri, 2015-01-30 09:18

Jonathan Chait's essay on a pervasive dangerous online culture of political correctness nearly broke the Internet. So does the science back him up?

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Jeremy The Koala, Rescued From Australian Brushfire, Goes Home

Fri, 2015-01-30 08:36

The animal had suffered burns to his paws in the blaze that swept through the Adelaide area earlier this month. After a full recovery, he has been released back into the wild.

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Bomb Attack On Shiite Mosque In Pakistan Leaves At Least 49 Dead

Fri, 2015-01-30 07:42

Jundullah, a Sunni militant group with links to the Pakistani Taliban, claimed responsibility for the attack on the mosque in Shikarpur, Sindh province.

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