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Taking Stock Of Pope Francis After Two Years On The Job

Sun, 2015-02-15 03:03

Pope Francis had many accolades placed on him when he became Pope. Nearly two years later, host Indira Lakshmanan speaks with Catholic blogger Rocco Palmo about whether or not he's living up to his reputation.

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He's Half-Kenyan And Half-German. And He Believes 'We're All The Same'

Sun, 2015-02-15 03:03

David Hermlin, 14, is a realist and idealist. He knows it'll take many years to get rid of poverty and disease. But by speaking out and writing songs with a message, he hopes to make a difference.

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Colorado's Marijuana Money Going Up In Smoke

Sun, 2015-02-15 03:03

Through heavy taxes, Colorado has collected tens of millions in the first year of marijuana legalization. But much of it must be refunded, thanks to a quirk in the state's constitution.

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The White House Gets Witty In Video To Hawk Obamacare

Sun, 2015-02-15 03:03

President Obama is wielding a selfie-stick and flogging Obamacare in a new video that's gone viral. Host Indira Lakshmanan speaks with NPR's Tamara Keith about the week that was at the White House.

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Copenhagen On Alert After Shootings Leave 3 Dead

Sun, 2015-02-15 03:03

A gunman shot through the windows of a cafe in Copenhagen Saturday, targeting an event focused on free speech. Host Indira Lakshmanan and Thomas Falbe discuss the latest developments in Denmark.

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ISIS May Be Gone, But Life Has Yet To Return To Normal In Northern Iraq

Sun, 2015-02-15 03:03

The remote town of Snuny was recently liberated from ISIS. But aside from Kurdish and Yazidi militia men, very few people have ventured back. There are no services, and the ISIS threat is still real.

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After Paris Attacks, Voltaire's 'Tolerance' Is Back In Vogue

Sun, 2015-02-15 03:03

The writer's classic 18th-century work took aim at intolerance in the Catholic Church. Now it's flying off the shelves as the French seek answers following deadly shootings by Islamic extremists.

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Navy Funds A Small Robot Army To Study The Arctic

Sun, 2015-02-15 03:03

The U.S. Navy has completed the largest robotic survey of the Arctic ever attempted. Warming waters are absorbing more sunlight and melting more ice there each summer, the gizmos and gliders suggest.

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How Singapore Transformed Itself Into A Food Lover's Destination

Sun, 2015-02-15 03:03

More than 14 million tourists visited the island nation last year. Many came for the food. It's all part of the Singapore government's master plan to make culinary enticements a key lure for tourists.

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When A Patient Says 'Everything's Fine,' A Doctor Should Be Wary

Sun, 2015-02-15 01:45

The retired cop was an easy patient, who took his medicine without complaint. After an operation, the man went into a mental tailspin that his doctor realized had been in the making for years.

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In Argentina, An Explosion Triggers A Lifelong Lesson

Sat, 2015-02-14 20:50

NPR's Jasmine Garsd, then 9 years old, was just down the street when Israel's embassy in Argentina was blown up in 1992. It was one of several traumatic events the country has been unable to resolve.

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After Over A Year In Egyptian Prison, Freed Journalist Recalls His Nightmare

Sat, 2015-02-14 12:54

Mohamed Fahmy, one of the Al-Jazeera journalists just freed from Egyptian custody, recounts what he calls the nightmare of the last 14 months and talks about what comes next.

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Netflix Streams Its Way To Cuba — Slowly

Sat, 2015-02-14 12:54

Netflix, the video-streaming service, announced it was offering monthly packages to Cuba starting this month. But few people on the island have access to high-speed internet.

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Obama Says He Doesn't Need Permission To Strike ISIS — So Why Is He Asking?

Sat, 2015-02-14 12:54

NPR's Arun Rath talks to political correspondent Mara Liasson about the politics of President Obama's request for further authorization of the use of military force against the self-declared Islamic State.

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In Shadow Of Approaching Truce, Bloodshed Boils Over In Ukraine's East

Sat, 2015-02-14 12:54

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Max Seddon, a foreign correspondent with BuzzFeed News, about the latest from rebel-held eastern Ukraine.

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Event For Controversial Cartoonist Targeted With Deadly Shooting

Sat, 2015-02-14 12:54

One person was killed and three police were injured in Copenhagen, after gunmen opened fire at a meeting featuring Swedish artist Lars Vilks. The cartoonist is known for his depictions of the Prophet Muhammad.

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WATCH: The Sun Like You've Never Seen It

Sat, 2015-02-14 11:00

NASA's Goddard Spaceflight Center has released a video composite of some of the imagery taken over the past five years by the Solar Dynamics Observatory. It's nothing short of breathtaking.

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Attack On Copenhagen Cafe Apparently Aimed At Cartoonist

Sat, 2015-02-14 07:31

Artist Lars Vilks, who has received numerous death threats for the publication in 2007 of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad, was attending a free-speech gathering in the Danish capital.

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Canadian Police Say They've Foiled Would-Be Valentine's Day Massacre

Sat, 2015-02-14 06:52

One suspect reportedly killed himself when his home was surrounded by authorities. A 23-year-old woman from Illinois was among three people arrested in connection with the alleged plot.

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Around The U.S., Voting Technology Is All Over The Place

Sat, 2015-02-14 05:51

Voting machines purchased after the 2000 elections are coming to the end of their useful lives. States are looking to buy new equipment but there's little money and technology is changing rapidly.

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