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Intended For Millennials, Dish's Sling TV Is A Cord Cutter's Dream

Mon, 2015-01-26 11:23

Dish Network soon debuts its Sling TV streaming service, with a small group of cable channels for $20 a month. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans tried it and says Sling TV is a welcome challenge to cable.

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Just Plane Sad: A Show Of Support For SkyMall

Mon, 2015-01-26 11:20

News last week that SkyMall's parent company has filed for bankruptcy protection inspired an outpouring of odes to the kitschy in-flight catalog.

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Syrian Rebels Want To Fight Assad, But Now They'll Face ISIS

Mon, 2015-01-26 11:20

Moderate Syrian rebels took up arms to topple President Bashar Assad. But the U.S. is planning to train them to fight against a different foe, the self-declared Islamic State instead.

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2015 Will Continue Streak Of Shrinking U.S. Budget Deficit

Mon, 2015-01-26 11:20

The federal budget deficit will fall in 2015, the sixth consecutive year of decreases relative to the overall economy, according to new figures by the Congressional Budget Office.

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Tossing Out Food In The Trash? In Seattle, You'll Be Fined For That

Mon, 2015-01-26 10:54

Seattle is the first city in the nation to fine people for not properly sorting their garbage. The law took effect on Jan. 1 as a bid to keep food out of landfills and encourage composting instead.

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Abortion Vote Shows How Much Democrats' World Has Changed

Mon, 2015-01-26 09:46

Of those 64 Democrats who cast a key anti-abortion vote in November 2009, only 12 remain in the House today.

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U.S. Drone Strikes Target Suspected Al-Qaida Militants In Yemen

Mon, 2015-01-26 09:39

The strikes come just days after Yemen's the U.S.-backed government resigned in the face of an uprising by Shiite Houthi rebels, effectively leaving the country with no government.

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India's Modi Makes A Name For Himself — Literally — In Meeting With Obama

Mon, 2015-01-26 08:03

The Indian prime minister wore a suit with pinstripes that read "Narendra Damordas Modi." The reaction on social media was scathing, but Modi is often lauded for his fashion choices.

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Pediatricians Say Don't Lock Up Teenagers For Using Marijuana

Mon, 2015-01-26 07:46

Making pot legal for adults makes it more likely that teens will use too, according to the nation's pediatricians. And that's a problem, because marijuana harms developing brains.

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Greece's Left-Wing Prime Minister Takes Charge

Mon, 2015-01-26 07:01

Alexis Tsipras, who led Syriza to an improbable win in parliamentary election, was sworn in today amid fears about what his win means for the country's bailout agreements with the European Union.

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'Device,' Possibly A Small Drone, Discovered On White House Grounds

Mon, 2015-01-26 04:18

The White House says the device posed no threat. The president and the first lady are in India.

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Competency-Based Degree Programs On The Rise

Mon, 2015-01-26 04:03

A new report says 52 colleges offer, or plan to offer, some credits based on learning, not just seat time.

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Obama Attends India's Republic Day Celebrations

Mon, 2015-01-26 03:49

The president became the first U.S. head of state to attend a parade to mark the day India adopted its constitution.

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From New Jersey To Maine, Northeast Braces For Massive Blizzard

Mon, 2015-01-26 03:03

The potentially historic Nor'easter could bring more than 2 feet of snow to the region today and Tuesday. Travel is expected to be affected, with thousands of flights already canceled.

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Guinea's Grand Imam Pulls No Punches In His Ebola Message

Mon, 2015-01-26 01:04

Religious leaders must play a role in stopping the outbreak in this West African country, the cleric says. And that will mean changing not only attitudes but funeral practices.

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Hagel: Stress Of 'Nonstop War' Forcing Out Good Soldiers

Mon, 2015-01-26 01:00

In an interview with NPR's Morning Edition, outgoing Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel says he is concerned about the toll of repeatedly rotating the same soldiers back to the front lines.

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Obama Views Republic Day Parade In Solidarity With India

Mon, 2015-01-26 00:36

He took in a display of Indian military hardware, marching bands and elaborately dressed camels, becoming the first U.S. leader to be honored as chief guest at India's annual Republic Day festivities.

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Rising Football Star: Prepare For The Worst, Pray For The Best

Mon, 2015-01-26 00:00

Football is the most watched sport in America — and increasingly, one of the most controversial. High school football star Nahshon Ellerbe shares what he loves about the game.

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High Schools Seek A Safer Path Back From Concussion

Sun, 2015-01-25 23:59

Returning immediately to demanding physical or mental activities after a concussion can be bad for the brain, neuroscientists agree. But what about after symptoms resolve? How much rest is best?

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DNA Blood Test Gives Women A New Option For Prenatal Screening

Sun, 2015-01-25 23:58

A simple blood test can analyze bits of fetal DNA leaked in the mother's blood stream. It's less risky than invasive alternatives like amnio, but also doesn't tell as much about fetal health.

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