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Boko Haram Reportedly Seizes Nigerian Army Base

Sun, 2015-01-04 10:41

The capture of the base and adjoining town is the latest attack by the extremist groups, which is also responsible for the mass kidnapping of school-aged girls in April.

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TV in 2015: Late-Night Shuffles, Big Goodbyes And More

Sun, 2015-01-04 10:00

The most important TV events coming in 2015 include new voices in late-night, big goodbyes, online platforms picking up old shows and, NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says, more of everything.

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ESPN Sportscaster Stuart Scott Dies At 49

Sun, 2015-01-04 07:22

The longtime host of the SportsCenter was famous for his enthusiasm and the bevy of catchphrases he mined for his commentary.

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NYPD Officer's Funeral Binds Diversity In Culture And Opinion

Sun, 2015-01-04 07:18

NYPD Officer Wenjian Liu is being laid to rest Sunday. Liu and his partner were killed last month. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with WNYC's Stephen Nessen from the scene about what mourners are saying.

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NYPD's Wenjian Liu, Killed In Dec. Shooting, Is Laid To Rest

Sun, 2015-01-04 06:18

The officer and his partner, Rafael Ramos, were gunned down in an unprovoked attack on Dec. 20.

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North Korea: New Sanctions Prove U.S. 'Inveterate Repugnancy'

Sun, 2015-01-04 05:36

The statement by an unnamed foreign ministry official in Pyongyang comes two days after President Obama slapped new sanctions on the hard-line regime.

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More Bodies, Wreckage, Recovered From AirAsia Flight

Sun, 2015-01-04 04:43

Search-and-rescue teams have recovered another four bodies from the Java Sea, bringing the number to 34 from the crash of Flight QZ8501, which was carrying 162 passengers went it went down a week ago.

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New York Prepares For Slain Officer's Funeral

Sun, 2015-01-04 04:07

NYPD officer Wenjian Liu will be laid to rest Sunday. Liu and his partner were killed last month. Cops from around the U.S. will attend, and questions remain about how they'll greet Mayor de Blasio.

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CDC Recommends Antiviral Drugs For At-Risk Patients

Sun, 2015-01-04 03:46

If you think the flu season is especially bad, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says you're right. He also tells NPR's Rachel Martin why taking antivirals are a good idea.

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Newark Mayor Ras Baraka: From Poetry To Power

Sun, 2015-01-04 03:46

He was a poet and a community activist. Now, as mayor of Newark, N.J., Ras Baraka faces the challenges of struggling schools, municipal corruption and mistrust between citizens and police.

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Border Businesses Lose Bank Accounts Amid Money Laundering Fears

Sun, 2015-01-04 03:46

Some U.S. banks are closing the accounts of certain businesses along the Mexican side of the border. It's part of an effort to stay in line with anti-money laundering regulations.

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Newark's New Mayor Proves His Crime-Fighting Powers Early

Sun, 2015-01-04 03:46

Since his election, Newark, N.J., Mayor Ras Baraka has tried some unusual tactics to battle crime. He says that's just a small step in a very long effort to make Newark a safer place to live.

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Venezuela Braces For A Tough Year Ahead

Sun, 2015-01-04 03:46

The country's economy is a mess and low oil prices are hurting the oil-exporting nation. While President Nicolas Maduro is unpopular among many Venezuelans, the opposition is fractured and weak.

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How Ebola Took A Toll On One American Church

Sun, 2015-01-04 01:33

Congregants at Trinity Episcopal Church come from many countries, including in West Africa. No one had visited the virus-stricken nations, yet fearful worshippers began skipping services.

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If You Shouldn't Call It The Third World, What Should You Call It?

Sun, 2015-01-04 01:31

There are many ways to refer to the parts of our planet where people lack decent health care, education and services like electricity and clean water. And just about every label has its problems.

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Paralympic Champion Makes The Case For Meningitis Vaccine

Sun, 2015-01-04 01:29

Amy Purdy lost both legs below the knee to meningitis at age 19. She's now using her cred as a champion snowboarder to encourage teenagers to get vaccinated.

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After Making Waves In 2014, ISIS' Power Appears To Ebb

Sat, 2015-01-03 13:18

By the summer of 2014, a third of Iraq was under the control of the self-proclaimed Islamic State or ISIS, and people worried the capital might be next. Six months on, that's changed.

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Former Republican Sen. Edward Brooke Dies At 95

Sat, 2015-01-03 13:10

Brooke was the first African-American to be popularly elected to the U.S. Senate, serving in the chamber for 13 years. He was a major champion of fair housing laws.

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Appeals Court Rules No Delay For Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

Sat, 2015-01-03 12:27

A federal appeals court reject a request from attorneys representing bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to delay the start of trial, which is scheduled to begin Monday.

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A Young Generation Sees Greener Pastures In Agriculture

Sat, 2015-01-03 11:15

The average age of a farmer in the U.S. is over 58 and climbing. But in places like Maine, a growing number of under-35 farmers see an opportunity for better lives growing food for their communities.

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