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Storm Causes Pope To Cut Short Visit To Typhoon Hit Tacloban

Sat, 2015-01-17 04:25

Francis led a prayer in memory of the thousands killed last year by Typhoon Haiyan — the strongest cyclone ever to make landfall.

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In Nigeria, Boko Haram Continues Its Campaign Of Terror

Sat, 2015-01-17 03:43

World attention has focused lately on terrorism in Paris, but meanwhile Boko Haram has murdered thousands this month. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with journalist Alex Perry about the Nigerian group.

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Falling Oil Prices: Good For Drivers, Bad For Banks

Sat, 2015-01-17 03:30

Lending money to energy companies can be pretty profitable. But if oil prices drop enough, the threat of bank defaults becomes real, Portales Partners analyst Charles Peabody tells NPR's Scott Simon.

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Supreme Court Will Rule On Gay Marriage Nationwide

Sat, 2015-01-17 03:30

The Supreme Court announced Friday it would hear appeals this term from four circuit courts that ruled on gay marriage last year. NPR's Nina Totenberg and Scott Simon discuss the implications.

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Split By War, Siblings Reunite As Refugees

Sat, 2015-01-17 03:30

Three Syrian refugee siblings manage to reunite branches of their family after years of displacement and separation — in Germany. But one of them is gravely ill.

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An Early Lineup Emerges For 2016 Presidential Race

Sat, 2015-01-17 03:30

The 2016 Republican presidential field is getting crowded. Is the Democratic field already filled by one? NPR's Scott Simon talks presidential politics with politics editor Ron Elving.

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Europe's Massive Task: Tracking Extremists By The Thousands

Sat, 2015-01-17 03:30

Police in Western Europe have rounded up suspected terrorists this week. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Raffaello Pantucci of the Royal United Services Institute about how countries track extremists.

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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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