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British Imam Convicted In U.S. On Terrorism Charges Gets Life

Fri, 2015-01-09 10:23

Abu Hamza al-Masri was found guilty 8 months ago on charges stemming from plots to kill tourists in Yemen to a plan to open a jihadist training camp in rural Oregon.

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Ebola Vaccine Will Soon Be Tested In West Africa

Fri, 2015-01-09 10:17

It's been tough to design tests because some people object to the idea that a comparison group won't receive the vaccine. But plans are moving ahead.

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Senator Asks Red Cross To Explain Its Finances

Fri, 2015-01-09 10:07

Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) wants the Red Cross to explain inaccuracies in how it has said it uses public donations, citing questions raised by an NPR/ProPublica investigation.

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Why Pygmies Aren't Scared By The 'Psycho' Theme

Fri, 2015-01-09 09:41

Deep in the Congolese rainforest, a group of Pygmies lives in near isolation from Western music. When a team of scientists played them music from Star Wars and Psycho, the results were surprising.

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Vintage Beer? Aficonados Say Some Brews Taste Better With Age

Fri, 2015-01-09 09:15

Aging in the bottle isn't just for wine anymore: It can also bring out sweet, caramel tones in some high-alcohol, smoky or sour craft brews. Don't believe us? You, too, can try this at home.

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In France, Simultaneous Standoffs Erupt In Violence

Fri, 2015-01-09 08:45

NPR's Eleanor Beardsley and Lauren Frayer speak to Renee Montagne about the standoffs between police and gunmen, both at a kosher market and in a warehouse north of Paris.

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A Review Of The Day's Violent Tumult In France

Fri, 2015-01-09 08:38

Two standoffs involving armed men in and around Paris have ended with the deaths of three suspects. The violence concludes days of strain and tumult after shootings at a French satirical magazine.

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In The Midst Of A Violent Morning, Parisians Seek To Cope

Fri, 2015-01-09 08:34

Sylvie Kauffmann, editorial director of the French newspaper Le Monde, speaks to Renee Montagne about the impact of the events unfolding in Paris and its nearby suburbs on the French people.

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Reports Of Boko Haram-Led Massacre In Captured Nigerian Town

Fri, 2015-01-09 08:25

Baga, in the country's northeastern Borno state, was seized a week ago. Amnesty International says that as many as 2,000 people may have been killed by the Islamist extremists in recent days.

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The Threats And Violence At A Kosher Market In Paris

Fri, 2015-01-09 08:08

Renee Montagne speaks with Andrew Higgins of The New York Times. Higgins was on the scene at a kosher grocery store, where an hostage situation unfolded for hours.

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Saudi Blogger Raif Badawi Flogged For Insulting Islam

Fri, 2015-01-09 08:05

The punishment meted out comes despite calls from the U.S. and others to cancel the punishment. Badawi's sentence partly calls for him to receive 50 lashes a week for 20 weeks.

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The French Perspective On 2 Desperate Days Following 'Hebdo' Shooting

Fri, 2015-01-09 07:22

Renee Montagne speaks with Sylvie Rottman, senior producer at France 24, for the latest on the mood of the French people, who have been rocked by the shooting at the Charlie Hebdo offices.

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What U.S. Officials Know Now About The Standoffs In France

Fri, 2015-01-09 07:18

For the latest on Friday's tense situation in Paris, NPR's counterterrorism correspondent Dina Temple-Raston offers information she has learned from U.S. officials who are following the standoffs.

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Negotiator On The Scene In Standoff Outside Paris

Fri, 2015-01-09 07:12

Steve Inskeep talks with Chris O'Brien of the Los Angeles Times to focus on just one of the standoffs now unfolding in France — the one at the building of a printing company northeast of Paris.

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Poll: Most Americans Would Share Health Data For Research

Fri, 2015-01-09 06:38

The topics for study didn't matter much to people who said they were willing to share. Every category — ranging from safety issues to health costs — scored at least 90 percent in the NPR poll.

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Still Just A Bill: Why Being Senate Bill 1 Doesn't Guarantee Success

Fri, 2015-01-09 06:28

The prestige of being S-1, like the Keystone XL legislation, conveys a sense of priority and urgency. But the history of past bills designated as such is rather mixed.

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Mideast Conflict Could Bog Down International Criminal Court

Fri, 2015-01-09 06:17

Palestinians have joined the court, hoping for war crimes investigations against Israel. This presents a challenge for the ICC, which some say has been floundering elsewhere.

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Nebraska Supreme Court Clears Way For Keystone XL Pipeline

Fri, 2015-01-09 05:47

The split decision allows the controversial project to proceed. The U.S. House of Representatives could vote as early as today on a bill to approve the pipeline.

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Sri Lanka's Long-Time President Ousted In Election Defeat

Fri, 2015-01-09 05:42

Mahinda Rajapaksa, who presided over the end of the island-nation's long and brutal civil war, lost to a former ally and Cabinet minister, Maithripala Sirisena.

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Between 2 Two Police Standoffs, Tensions Flare In Paris

Fri, 2015-01-09 05:31

Vivienne Walt, a Time magazine reporter based in Paris, offers the latest on the events involving the suspects in Wednesday's shooting at the offices of satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo.

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