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Hollande's Approval Soars After Terror Attacks

Sat, 2015-01-17 03:30

Police in France continue operations aimed at capturing people suspected of involvement in the recent terror attacks in Paris. Correspondent Eleanor Beardsley shares the latest with NPR's Scott Simon.

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Fire Doors And Sprinklers Debut At Garment Factories In Bangladesh

Sat, 2015-01-17 03:30

In April 2013, the Rana Plaza in Bangladesh collapsed, killing over 1,100 workers employed in the garment factories in the building. Now there's an effort to make sure all garment factories are safe.

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Lower Gas Prices, Faster Economy Float Boating Industry

Sat, 2015-01-17 01:27

With hiring up and fuel prices down, a sales rebound is in the boating forecast. For power boaters, gas prices make a big difference: They measure fuel consumption in gallons per hour.

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Do You Harp A Slib Of The Ling? One Small Town's Opaque Language

Sat, 2015-01-17 01:27

Tiny Boonville, California, is known for a few things. Its wineries, its tight-knit community, and its very own language. Boontling was created in the late 1800s as a way to gossip covertly.

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'Critical Mass' Of Rape Allegations Prompted NBC To Cancel Cosby Project

Fri, 2015-01-16 13:22

NBC Chairman Bob Greenblatt said it was "safe to say" there won't be any future projects with the comedian who starred in the network's iconic The Cosby Show.

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French Immigrants To Israel Bring Part Of Home With Them

Fri, 2015-01-16 13:21

French Jews, many with roots in North Africa, have immigrated to Israel since the country's founding. Unlike previous generations, the latest wave of arrivals is retaining more of its French identity.

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A German Plan: House Refugees In An Old Concentration Camp

Fri, 2015-01-16 13:03

With refugees streaming in, Germany is running short of places for them. One city has proposed housing refugees in a barracks on the grounds of the notorious Buchenwald camp.

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'Championship Sunday,' When Four NFL Teams Become Two

Fri, 2015-01-16 13:00

Cue the music — two more games determine which NFL teams will head to the Super Bowl. Melissa Block gets previews the Conference Championship games with Jane McManus of ESPN.

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WATCH: SpaceX Booster Crashes On Barge

Fri, 2015-01-16 12:53

The company's resupply mission to the International Space Station went off without a hitch last week, but an attempt to land the spent booster on a floating platform didn't go as well.

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In 'Silk Road' Trial, FBI Paints Picture Of 'True Drug Empire'

Fri, 2015-01-16 12:45

The Silk Road was an online anonymous black market for buying and selling illegal drugs. The FBI shut it down in 2013 and now the man accused of running that billion-dollar drug market is on trial.

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Satellite Photos Reveal Wider Destruction In Nigeria

Fri, 2015-01-16 12:40

Audie Cornish talks to Adotei Akwei, managing director of government relations for Amnesty International, about the NGO's analysis of satellite photos taken over Nigeria.

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One Month After School Attack, Pakistan Remembers Victims

Fri, 2015-01-16 12:36

It has been a month since an attack in a school in Peshawar killed at least 150 people, mostly school children. On Friday, the country remembered the victims with vigils and demonstrations.

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Duke University Backpedals After Cancelling Muslim Call To Prayer

Fri, 2015-01-16 12:26

After criticism, Duke University allowed its campus chapel tower to be used in a weekly "call to prayer" for the school's Muslim community.

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Republican Retreat Meant To Bridge Divide Between House, Senate

Fri, 2015-01-16 12:26

House and Senate Republicans are wrapping up a two-day joint retreat to plot out their legislative strategy for the 114th Congress, the first all-GOP-controlled one since President Obama took office.

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Broad Anti-Terror Crackdown Covers France, Germany, Belgium

Fri, 2015-01-16 12:26

Police in France have made more arrests in connection with last week's terror attacks in Paris. Authorities in both Germany and Belgium also have been conducting security operations and detaining suspects.

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Supreme Court To Decide Whether States Can Ban Same-Sex Marriage

Fri, 2015-01-16 12:26

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether states can ban same-sex marriage.

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Saudi Blogger's Flogging Postponed For Medical Reasons

Fri, 2015-01-16 12:26

A follow-up on a story we covered Thursday about Raif Badawi, the Saudi blogger and democracy proponent who was sentenced to 1,000 lashes for "insulting Islam." His second public lashing, scheduled for Friday, was postponed. Melissa Block speaks with Badawi's spokesperson, Elham Manea.

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Obama, Cameron Promise To Cooperate On Cybersecurity

Fri, 2015-01-16 12:26

President Obama hosted British Prime Minister David Cameron at the White House on Friday.

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Concept Cars, Once Outlandish, Now Vital To Auto Industry's Future

Fri, 2015-01-16 12:26

Those futuristic prototypes that cost millions to produce have re-emerged at the Detroit auto show. It's a sign that the industry has regained confidence amid an accelerating economy, analysts say.

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Duke Backpedals On Allowing Muslim Call To Prayer In Bell Tower

Fri, 2015-01-16 12:26

Earlier this week, the university said Muslim students could use the chapel bell tower — but then backtracked after getting threats.

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