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Broncos, Seahawks Headed To The Super Bowl

Sun, 2014-01-19 15:53

Seattle's top-ranked defense forced two late turnovers, lifting the Seahawks into their second Super Bowl with a 23-17 victory over the San Francisco 49ers for the NFC championship Sunday. Earlier in the day, the Denver Broncos took a 26-16 win over the New England Patriots in the AFC title game.

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Mars Or Bust: Putting Humans On The Red Planet

Sun, 2014-01-19 15:20

Some of the earliest science fiction imagined voyages to Mars. We now have the space-faring technology to make reaching the Red Planet possible. It would involve massive resources and many potential dangers, but some believe the rewards would be massive.

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United Nations Invites Iran To First Day Of Syrian Peace Negotiations

Sun, 2014-01-19 15:16

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon says Iran agrees that there needs to a political transition in Syria.

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Fairness In Covering Israel And The Palestinians: The End Of An Accounting

Sun, 2014-01-19 14:30

Over 11 years, John Felton has reviewed more than 4,000 NPR stories related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in quarterly reports that form an extraordinary study of American journalism. This is his last one. His summation: some flaws, but that the critics who charge bias really want bias for their side.

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Clear, Sharp And Properly Exposed: How A Photo Made A Career

Sun, 2014-01-19 14:00

Photographer Bill O'Leary's big break came in 1990, the night Washington, D.C., Mayor Marion Barry was arrested during an FBI sting. O'Leary was an intern for The Washington Post, and he suddenly found himself in the right place and the right time to take the perfect shot of the mayor.

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Ford's Master Of Disguise Keeps Latest Models Undercover

Sun, 2014-01-19 14:00

Hiding the redesigned, 50th anniversary Ford Mustang before its official unveiling was no easy task — the photo-hungry car paparazzi were eager for a glimpse. But, like other car companies, Ford has its own "camouflage coordinator" to create a disguise for the vehicle during test drives and trial runs.

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Obama: Marijuana Is Not 'More Dangerous Than Alcohol'

Sun, 2014-01-19 12:42

The president told The New Yorker magazine that he thinks it's a "bad idea" but is not more dangerous than alcohol to the "individual consumer."

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'Betray Me And You're Dead': How Loyalty Leached Out Of Politics

Sun, 2014-01-19 11:00

Several recent episodes — Chris Christie's bridge scandal, Robert Gates' memoir and Hillary Clinton's "hit list" — have illustrated the limits of political loyalty. Top politicians know they can never fully trust all those around them, but it doesn't always pay to try to get even.

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House Intelligence Chairman Implies Snowden Had Help From Russians

Sun, 2014-01-19 10:39

Rep. Mike Rogers said NSA leaker Edward Snowden acted beyond his technical capabilities and that raises questions on whether had help from the Russians.

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New York's Medical Marijuana Experiment Begins With Caution

Sun, 2014-01-19 09:50

New York's program would be the most restrictive in the country and would be limited to 20 hospitals. Critics wonder how Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to get the marijuana and why hospitals — which must abide by federal law — would want to participate.

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At Least 10 Arrested In Calif. During Officer Acquittals Protest

Sun, 2014-01-19 08:51

Officers dispersed the protest over the death of Kelly Thomas, after a TV videographer was attacked.

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South Texas: The New Hot Spot For Illegal Crossing

Sun, 2014-01-19 08:43

For the third consecutive year, one section of the U.S.-Mexico border had a higher rate of illegal crossing than any other — the Rio Grande Valley. It's the closest crossing for Central Americans fleeing violence at home, but for them, the U.S. crossing is just the last, deadly portion of the trip.

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Syria Denies Reports Of President Assad's Defiant Comments

Sun, 2014-01-19 07:40

Quotes attributed to Bashar Assad, saying he would not step down, are inaccurate, Syria said. Such a comment, observers said, would be stumbling block in peace negotiations.

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Former NBA Star Dennis Rodman Checks Into Alcohol Rehab

Sun, 2014-01-19 07:19

Rodman is just back from a controversial trip to North Korea. He was slammed for caustic comments he made about an American being detained in the country.

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Dozens Injured By Blast At Anti-Government Rally In Thailand

Sun, 2014-01-19 05:10

On Friday a grenade attack on protesters injured 39. The attacks are raising fears that the country's political crisis is worsening.

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From Ashes To Ashes To Diamonds: A Way To Treasure The Dead

Sun, 2014-01-19 02:17

Diamonds are supposed to be a girl's best friend. Now, they might also be her mother, father or grandmother. Turning your loved one's ashes into a diamond is one way to keep them close forever.

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Cooking With Conifers: An Evergreen Trick That's Newly Hip

Sun, 2014-01-19 02:16

American chefs from coast to coast are using evergreens to develop unique flavors in dishes from white fir and sorrel broth to pine needle vinegar to smoked mussels. It's a food trend with roots that go back centuries.

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The NFL: Big Business With Big Tax Breaks

Sat, 2014-01-18 14:00

The administrative branch of the National Football League is tax-exempt, and many wealthy team owners can get generous subsidies from local governments for stadiums. Critics argue the public money could be better spent elsewhere. But can you put a price on the love of the game?

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Hoboken Mayor Says Christie Administration Held Sandy Aid 'Hostage'

Sat, 2014-01-18 13:57

A spokesman for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie called the allegations "outlandishly false."

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Watch: The Metrodome Roof Deflates In 35 Minutes

Sat, 2014-01-18 12:15

Deflating the roof marked the end of a 31-year era in Minneapolis. The Vikings played their final game in the dome on Dec. 29.

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