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A Greek Town Nervously Watches It's Russian Fur Trade Falter

Sun, 2015-02-22 03:51

A small town in northwest Greece which sews mink coats has managed to stay afloat largely due to its exports to Russia. But the ruble crashed, the economy floundered, and now the town is in trouble.

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A Greek City Nervously Watches Its Fur Trade Falter

Sun, 2015-02-22 03:51

Kastoria survived Greece's economic crisis primarily because of high Russian demand for the fur coats it produces. Then the Russian economy tanked. Now Kastoria is in trouble.

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Parks Service Surveys The Environment's Accoustical Health

Sun, 2015-02-22 03:51

The National Park Service has been measuring sounds in nature for a decade. But not all sounds are natural. NPR's Rachel Martin checks in with Kurt Fristrup, who's behind the bio-acoustical project.

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Ash Carter Says U.S. Considers A Slower Exit From Afghanistan

Sun, 2015-02-22 03:51

The defense secretary said Saturday that the U.S. may slow its withdrawal from Afghanistan to make sure "progress sticks." NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Kate Clark of the Afghanistan Analyst Network.

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In Oscar Nominations For Best Score, Some Hear Sour Notes

Sun, 2015-02-22 03:51

The distinctive music in the movie Birdman will not win an Oscar — in fact, it wasn't even nominated. Like other acclaimed film scores from years past, it didn't comply with Academy rules.

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As Feds Turn Blind Eye To Pot In Reservations, Some Tribes See Dollar Signs

Sun, 2015-02-22 03:51

American Indians have been given the go-ahead to sell marijuana. Some tribes are taking advantage of this economic opportunity, while others believe pot is as destructive as alcohol to their members.

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Iraqi Kurds: We're Ready To Fight For Mosul

Sun, 2015-02-22 03:51

The Kurdish security chief says his Peshmerga fighters have gained ground against ISIS. But the big prize in northern Iraq is Mosul, and he says the Iraqi army will be needed for that battle.

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Director Of Oscar-Nommed 'Timbuktu' Found A Star In A Refugee Camp

Sun, 2015-02-22 03:03

A 12-year-old girl followed him everywhere. And she got the part. Abderrahmane Sissako tells what it's like to make a reality-based movie in Mauritania.

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If Your Teacher Likes You, You Might Get A Better Grade

Sun, 2015-02-22 01:55

Like likes like: New research supports the notion that teachers favor those who favor them.

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Visual Feast: If The World's Major Cities Were Made Of Food

Sun, 2015-02-22 01:41

A charming photo series called BrunchCity re-creates metropolises in miniature, with famous local noshes are part of the architecture.

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Visual Feast: If The World's Major Cities Were Made Of Food

Sun, 2015-02-22 01:41

A charming photo series called BrunchCity re-creates metropolises in miniature, with famous local noshes are part of the architecture.

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FAA's Proposed Drone Rules Ground Many Commercial Aspirations

Sat, 2015-02-21 13:09

Industries that had hoped for permission to use drones in their business were left out of the FAA's proposed drone rules. The agency said that drones should stay within the operator's line of sight.

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Texas Court Ruling Leaves Undocumented Immigrants In Legal Limbo

Sat, 2015-02-21 13:09

Immigration advocacy groups met yesterday to talk about what is next for those who want to apply for temporary protections offered by President Obama. A Texas judge recently blocked those actions.

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Britain's Cameron Calls On Schools To Help Stop Extremist Recruitment

Sat, 2015-02-21 12:55

The prime minister's remarks follow the disappearance this week of three British girls who are believed to have flown to Turkey with the intent of joining the self-declared Islamic State.

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After Tentative Port Deal, Container Ships Still Line The Horizon

Sat, 2015-02-21 12:09

Shipping companies and dock workers reached a tentative deal after labor disputes jammed cargo along the West Coast. But at the nation's largest port, you can still see the backlog of container ships.

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WATCH: Shipping Around The World In 1:40

Sat, 2015-02-21 11:09

A video that presents a fascinating visual representation of the extent of international shipping.

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Court Blocks White House 'No-Release' Detention Policy

Sat, 2015-02-21 07:19

The American Civil Liberties Union had challenged the policy of detaining mothers and children seeking asylum in the U.S.

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Police Are Learning To Accept Civilian Oversight, But Distrust Lingers

Sat, 2015-02-21 06:18

More than 200 civilian review boards investigate police misconduct in cities across the United States. Reformers say they're essential. But officers tend to be wary of them.

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Fire In Dubai Skyscraper Forces Evacuation Of Residents

Sat, 2015-02-21 05:32

No one was killed in the blaze at the 86-story Torch Tower that began early in the morning in the United Arab Emirates. It was extinguished within a few hours.

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Defense Secretary Carter Hints At Slowing U.S. Exit From Afghanistan

Sat, 2015-02-21 04:21

Ashton Carter, on a surprise visit to Afghanistan, said he was there to assess the situation on the ground and indicated that a "rethinking" of the U.S. troop withdrawal timetable was possible.

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