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WATCH: Monkey Revives Dying Friend At Indian Train Station

Tue, 2014-12-23 08:28

A monkey in Kanpur, India, fell unconscious near train tracks after walking on a power line. A (monkey) friend jumped in and proceeded to use techniques of which an EMT would be proud.

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For Australian Christmas, Everything's Overturned But The Pudding

Tue, 2014-12-23 07:42

Cooking in 100-degree weather is no fun, which is why many Australians ditched roasts and other holiday mainstays long ago. Except for Christmas pudding, a tradition steeped in history – and alcohol.

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New York's Rep. Michael Grimm Expected To Plead Guilty To Tax Charge

Tue, 2014-12-23 07:41

It's been quite a year for Rep. Grimm, who in January threatened to throw a TV reporter off a balcony. The tax evasion charge stems from a restaurant he owns.

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Irish Court Weighs Ending Life Support For Brain-Dead Pregnant Woman

Tue, 2014-12-23 07:25

Both the woman's parents and her partner want life support removed. The case has reignited the debate over abortion in the predominantly Roman Catholic country where the procedure is banned.

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Being Thin Doesn't Spare Asian-Americans From Diabetes Risk

Tue, 2014-12-23 07:07

Guidelines just out from the American Diabetes Association say Asian-Americans with a typically healthy body mass index can still be running a substantial risk for developing diabetes.

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Farm Fresh? Natural? Eggs Not Always What They're Cracked Up To Be

Tue, 2014-12-23 06:56

Egg cartons these days are often plastered with an array of terms that can confuse and even mislead consumers. Here's a glossary of carton jargon for the wannabe informed egg buyer.

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Kurds Put Their Independence Dreams On Hold

Tue, 2014-12-23 06:40

When Iraq was rapidly fracturing this summer, the Kurds started talking about independence that they've been seeking for a century. But now, the priority seems to be battling the Islamic State.

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In The Village: Wilbur Goes Home

Tue, 2014-12-23 06:36

Knock knock. Who's there? It's YouTube star Wilbur Sargunaraj, wondering if he might come in for a house tour? Check out his video visit to variety of homes, from simple to "gigantic."

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Can I Keep My Marketplace Insurance If I Enroll In Medicare?

Tue, 2014-12-23 06:29

While you can keep your private plan after you join Medicare, it may not make much sense financially. For one thing, you'd be disqualified from receiving marketplace premium subsidies.

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Keurig Recalls 7 Million Coffee Machines Following Reports Of Burns

Tue, 2014-12-23 06:11

The company received about 200 reports of hot liquid escaping from the brewer; there were 90 reports of injuries from burns. Customers should contact the company for a free repair kit.

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Algerian Army Kills Leader Of Group That Beheaded Frenchman

Tue, 2014-12-23 05:53

Abdelmalek Gouri had been a wanted criminal in Algeria for nearly 20 years. His Islamic State splinter group was blamed for killing hiker Herve Gourdel in September.

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U.S. Economy Grew At A 5 Percent Rate In Third Quarter

Tue, 2014-12-23 05:14

Posting the strongest results in more than a decade, the U.S. economy blew past the consensus estimate of 4.3 percent growth put forth by economists surveyed by Bloomberg News.

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Orangutan Declared To Have Basic Legal Rights In Argentina

Tue, 2014-12-23 04:28

A Buenos Aires judge ruled in favor of advocates who are calling for more freedom for Sandra, a 28-year-old orangutan who was born in a zoo.

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Videos Of Ray Rice, Eric Garner Among Biggest Media Moments Of 2014

Tue, 2014-12-23 03:03

Some of the most interesting things on TV in 2014 weren't actually made for TV. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans lists the moments in television, viral video and social media that changed us all this year.

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Is Sony Hack Really 'The Worst' In U.S. History, As CEO Claims?

Tue, 2014-12-23 01:05

Sony Pictures is still reeling from the damage caused by the cyberattack. The company's reputation and Americans' free speech were put on the line. But experts dispute how to measure the damage.

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A Vital Chapter Of American History On Film In 'Selma'

Mon, 2014-12-22 23:30

Director Ava DuVernay speaks to NPR's Michele Norris about making Selma, a searing depiction of the battle for voting rights — and the first major movie about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Baby Thrives Once 3D-Printed Windpipe Helps Him Breathe

Mon, 2014-12-22 23:29

Michigan doctors used 3D printing to custom make a splint to prop open Garrett Peterson's defective windpipe last January. He's home with his parents this Christmas, as "normal life" begins.

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Reporter Offers Free Cab Rides For Stories From 'Streets of Shanghai'

Mon, 2014-12-22 23:24

NPR Shanghai correspondent Frank Langfitt once drove a taxi. He's gone back to his former job, offering free rides around Shanghai in exchange for stories about one of the world's most dynamic cities.

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California DMV Prepares For Undocumented Residents Applying For Licenses

Mon, 2014-12-22 23:19

The state is expecting 1.6 million undocumented immigrants to apply for driver's licenses when a new law takes effect Jan. 1. The DMV is adding 800 employees to help handle the influx.

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Mexican Police Helped Cartel Massacre 193 Migrants, Documents Show

Mon, 2014-12-22 19:08

Members of the Zeta cartel, which was fighting for control of regional human trafficking networks, told prosecutors 18 officers worked as lookouts, as well as turning a blind eye to cartel activity.

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