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WATCH: Mario Cuomo's Speech At The 1984 Democratic Convention

Fri, 2015-01-02 02:39

The speech catapulted Cuomo onto the national scene and cemented the three-time New York governor as one of the last avatars for New Deal liberalism.

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Why Buy When You Can Borrow? App Connects People And Stuff

Thu, 2015-01-01 23:27

Millions of people use apps to share their homes and their cars. Now Peerby, an app developed in the Netherlands, helps people to share things like power drills and bicycle pumps with people nearby.

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Age 85 And Still Stylish On The Streets Of Berlin

Thu, 2015-01-01 23:26

In Berlin, street fashion's trendiest figure is Ali Akdeniz, age 85. His dapper attire is the focus of a blog that went viral. Its creator, Zoe Spawton, won Germany's most prestigious design prize.

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Where Could Ebola Strike Next? Scientists Virus Hunt In Asia

Thu, 2015-01-01 23:24

A handful of ecologists knew for years that West Africa was at risk for an Ebola outbreak. Now they're figuring out where else in the world the virus could be hiding. Many signs point to Asia.

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Ohio State Beats Alabama, Will Play Oregon For Championship

Thu, 2015-01-01 17:15

Ohio State advanced to the College Football Playoff championship game against Oregon by beating Alabama 42-35. Earlier, Oregon defeated Florida State 59-20.

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Former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo Dead At 82

Thu, 2015-01-01 16:21

Mario Cuomo, who served as governor of New York from 1983 to 1994 and who was considered for a time a leading Democratic presidential option, died Thursday at the age of 82, news sources report.

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Tesla Battery Factory Could Be A Boon For Nevada

Thu, 2015-01-01 14:02

Tesla Motors recently chose Nevada for its massive battery factory in exchange for one of the biggest incentives packages in recent history.

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A 40-Day Vegan Fast, Then At Last, A January Christmas Feast

Thu, 2015-01-01 13:43

The Ethiopian Orthodox Church observes Christmas on Jan. 7, and the 40 days prior are observed as a vegan fast. That means no dairy and no meat until the traditional dish of doro wat on Christmas Day.

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Florida's Gay Marriage Advocates Fighting A Battle They Thought They'd Won

Thu, 2015-01-01 12:21

Gay and lesbian couples in Florida are waiting to hear whether Jan. 6 will be the day they can get start getting married. It's a battle gay marriage advocates thought they'd already won, but continues to be mired in legal wrangling.

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Net Neutrality Debate Forces FCC Chairman Into The Spotlight

Thu, 2015-01-01 12:21

Tom Wheeler is a former cable TV lobbyist and the president's appointee as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.

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Turbulent Season Puts The NFL On Notice

Thu, 2015-01-01 12:21

Charges of abuse against high profile players and the leagues response to those charges angered many. We look at how the league is working to restore its tarnished brand.

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Brazilian President Begins New Term With Tough Road Ahead

Thu, 2015-01-01 12:21

Lourdes Garcia-Navarro talks with Brazil Institute's Paulo Sotero about Dilma Rousseff. Her first term was defined by protests, World Cup backlash, an economic crisis and Petrobras corruption scandal.

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These Froggies Went A Courtin' And Gave Birth To Live Tadpoles

Thu, 2015-01-01 12:21

Who needs eggs? Scientists have discovered an unusual frog species that gives birth to live tadpoles.

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Painful Virus Sweeps Central America, Gains A Toehold In U.S.

Thu, 2015-01-01 12:21

While some Americans worried that Ebola would spread around the U.S., a new mosquito-borne virus flew right in. It sickened more than 2,000 Americans and nearly a million people across the Caribbean.

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Military's Preschool Program Considered A National Model

Thu, 2015-01-01 12:21

There are two million children of U.S. military servicemen and women. And by many accounts the military has long done a good job of helping with their education, especially in preschool.

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Four UNC-Chapel Hill Employees Out In Wake Of Cheating Scandal

Thu, 2015-01-01 12:21

Lourdes Garcia-Navarro talks with Dan Kane of the Raleigh News and Observer about the faculty firings at UNC-Chapel Hill following a massive cheating scandal involving athletes taking fake courses and passing in order to maintain eligibility.

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New Year Brings New Batch Of Laws On Chickens, Recycling And Consent

Thu, 2015-01-01 12:21

In California, a law defines when "yes" means "yes" in an effort to reduce sexual assaults on college campuses. And in New York, residents are now required to recycle old electronics.

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More States Raise Minimum Wage, But Debate Continues

Thu, 2015-01-01 12:21

The minimum wage goes up in more than 20 states as the new year begins. President Obama wants the federal minimum to go up even more, but some affected industries say it will put a chill on hiring.

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A Restaurant That Serves Up A Side Of Social Goals

Thu, 2015-01-01 12:21

Burned out from her high-tech job, Srirupa Dasgupta opened a restaurant and catering service that hires primarily refugees. On the menu: a mix of cuisines from South Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

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WATCH: Full Video Of President Obama's Interview With NPR

Thu, 2015-01-01 08:26

The interview was wide-ranging and nuanced. Obama touched on topics ranging from Iran to his view of race relations in the country to the new political reality of a Legislature controlled by the GOP.

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