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SpaceX Launch Successful; Recovery Attempt 'Close, But No Cigar'

Sat, 2015-01-10 08:46

The private launch contractor resupplying the ISS said a plan to recover the rocket's spent first stage at sea hit a snag.

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Who Are The Paris Attackers?

Sat, 2015-01-10 06:42

Four alleged assailants who carried out two separate attacks in and around the French capital were reportedly linked by religious zealotry and a 2010 prison-break plot.

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Employment Is Up. Paychecks, Not So Much

Sat, 2015-01-10 06:32

Hopes that wages may finally be solidly on the rise were dashed in Friday's jobs report. While employers added 252,000 new jobs, average hourly earnings actually dipped.

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Sketchucation: #EdPredictions For 2015

Sat, 2015-01-10 05:23

We asked you what education stories you're expecting in the new year. We got a lot of ideas.

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Fourth Suspect In French Attacks Still At Large

Sat, 2015-01-10 04:27

Hayat Boumeddiene, the woman who escaped during the siege of a kosher supermarket in Paris, has yet to be captured as French authorities also seek information on the Charlie Hebdo assailants.

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Nigerian Forces Fight To Free Town From Terrorists

Sat, 2015-01-10 03:49

Hundreds are feared killed after Boko Haram militants seized the northeastern Nigerian town of Baga. Nigerian government forces are battling to regain control of the town and nearby base.

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Keystone Supporters Hope Amendments Will Soften Pipeline Opposition

Sat, 2015-01-10 03:49

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell promised to make Keystone XL pipeline the first order of business in the new term. But one week in, the bill is still a long way from passing.

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Editor Fears Paris Attack Will Fuel Extremism On The Far Right

Sat, 2015-01-10 03:49

France is reeling from attacks by Islamist extremists this week. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Natalie Nougayrède, former executive editor of Le Monde, about the future of French media and culture.

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Rocket Landing At Sea Was 'Close But No Cigar'

Sat, 2015-01-10 03:49

An experimental rocket launched by SpaceX Saturday was a partial success. A cargo capsule will reach the International Space Station, but the spent rocket failed to land on a barge in the Atlantic.

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California's Brown On Governing: 'Practice Tends To Make More Perfect'

Sat, 2015-01-10 03:49

Jerry Brown was inaugurated this month for his second term is governor of California — his second second term. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the 34th and 39th governor about the issues facing his state.

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Paris Standoffs End In Explosions, Bloodshed

Sat, 2015-01-10 03:49

France is recovering from three days of violence and murder — and trying to understand what happened and why. Correspondent Lauren Frayer updates NPR's Scott Simon on the latest from Paris.

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As Dallas Comes To Town, Green Bay Remembers Historic 'Ice Bowl'

Sat, 2015-01-10 03:49

This weekend's playoff game between the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys is being billed as the second "Ice Bowl." The 1967 game in Green Bay was one of the coldest football games ever played.

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7 Decades On, Israel Still Seeks Resolutions For 'Holocaust Art'

Sat, 2015-01-10 03:49

The Nazis seized up to 600,000 works of art and much of it has never been returned to its rightful heirs, assuming their are any. Some of the art has ended up in Israel, creating complicated issues.

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Courted By The U.S. And Russia, Uzbekistan Ignores Critics

Sat, 2015-01-10 03:49

Uzbekistan has been a key partner for the U.S. in the Afghan war. Now that the U.S. role in that war is winding down, will Uzbekistan's poor human rights record become more of an issue?

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Why You're Not Seeing Those 'Charlie Hebdo' Cartoons

Sat, 2015-01-10 03:49

News organizations, including NPR, support the satirical magazine's right to be offensive. But mainstream news outlets also avoid publishing such material.

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'Selma' Backlash Misses The Point

Sat, 2015-01-10 03:03

Historian Peniel Joseph says Selma is the first major film about civil rights history that properly honors the contributions of the movement's African-American foot soldiers.

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In Vegas, Intel Makes A Big Bet On Wearables

Sat, 2015-01-10 02:20

Chipmaker Intel made Silicon Valley possible. But now the company is searching for a new identity — and business stream. As consumers abandon PCs, the CEO is looking toward an untested area.

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In Vegas, Intel Hopes A Smart Idea Takes Flight

Sat, 2015-01-10 02:20

Chipmaker Intel made Silicon Valley possible. But now the company is searching for a new identity — and business stream. As consumers abandon PCs, the CEO is looking toward an untested area.

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SpaceX Launches Rocket But Misses The Landing

Sat, 2015-01-10 02:14

SpaceX pulled off another launch of supplies to the International Space Station on Saturday, but its revolutionary attempt to land the leftover booster on an ocean barge fared less well.

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SpaceX Lauches Rocket But Misses The Landing

Sat, 2015-01-10 02:14

SpaceX pulled off another launch of supplies to the International Space Station on Saturday, but its revolutionary attempt to land the leftover booster on an ocean barge fared less well.

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