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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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Back In D.C. From The Ebola Hot Zone, I Broke Out In A Fever

Sat, 2015-01-10 01:52

An NPR producer found out firsthand what happens when a returnee from Liberia registers a temperature and must contact the U.S. health bureaucracy.

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Rescuers Recover The Tail Of Crashed AirAsia Plane

Sat, 2015-01-10 00:20

It was not immediately clear whether the black box recorders were still inside the tail or had detached when the Airbus A320 plummeted into the Java Sea on Dec. 28., killing all 162 people on board.

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Massive Pile-Up Snares 123 Cars On Michigan Interstate

Fri, 2015-01-09 17:26

One fatality was reported, from a scene a witness calls "unreal." Several semis were involved, including one carrying fireworks; video footage shows billowing flames and a barrage of explosions.

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French Woman Believed To Be Gunmen's Associate Is Still At Large

Fri, 2015-01-09 16:26

French officials are searching for Hayat Boumeddiene, whom they say was involved in the killing of a policewoman in Paris on Thursday and possibly a later hostage-taking.

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Retired Gen. Petraeus Should Face Charges, Prosecutors Say

Fri, 2015-01-09 15:03

Attorney General Eric Holder must now decide whether to pursue charges against the former head of the CIA over a leak of classified documents.

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Palpable Relief On Parisian Streets After Hostage Crises End

Fri, 2015-01-09 14:15

A Paris neighborhood found itself at the center of a violent stand-off on Friday, with shoppers taken hostage at a local supermarket

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Vatican Committee Reportedly Declares Slain Archbishop A Martyr

Fri, 2015-01-09 13:35

Oscar Romero, was gunned down in 1980 after he denounced a crackdown by El Salvador's junta on its left-wing opponents at the start of a 13-year civil war.

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Concern Over The Future Of 36 Released Cuban Dissidents

Fri, 2015-01-09 13:30

Activists are concerned over the future of prisoners reportedly let to by the government. Rights groups say officials attached conditions to the dissidents' freedom.

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Nebraska Ruling On Pipeline Could Be A Blow To TransCanada

Fri, 2015-01-09 13:22

The Senate is set to vote on the Keystone XL pipeline although President Obama has vowed to veto it. What does Nebraska's Supreme Court ruling allowing the pipeline to proceed mean for those involved?

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Paris Attack Suspects Would Have Been Hard To Track

Fri, 2015-01-09 13:11

Robert Siegel talks to Paris-based terrorism and security expert Jean-Charles Brisard about the terrorist cell in France known as the Buttes-Chaumont network.

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Massachusetts Will Limit Practice Of Restraint And Seclusion In Schools

Fri, 2015-01-09 13:08

Massachusetts is one of a growing number of states that are putting new restrictions on the practice of restraining and secluding public school students.

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New York Police Commissioner Confirms Work Slowdown By Officers

Fri, 2015-01-09 12:54

But William Bratton tells NPR the issue was being corrected. The death of Eric Garner in police custody and the subsequent slaying of two New York City police officers has created a tense atmosphere.

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Congressional Budget Watchdogs Change The Way They Keep Score

Fri, 2015-01-09 12:36

House Republicans voted this week to change the way Congress measures the effects of tax and spending bills.

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Former 'Onion' Editor On Why We Need Satire

Fri, 2015-01-09 12:36

Former Onion editor Joe Randazzo reacts to the attack of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo this week.

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Future Of Keystone XL Pipeline Back In Obama's Hands

Fri, 2015-01-09 12:36

The U.S. House passed legislation to approve the pipeline on Friday and the Senate is expected to take up the issue in coming weeks. President Obama has threatened a veto. In the meantime, a legal challenge over the route the pipeline would take through Nebraska has been resolved — for now.

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France Hostage Crises End After Chaotic Day

Fri, 2015-01-09 12:36

A Paris neighborhood found itself at the center of a violent stand-off on Friday, with shoppers taken hostage at a local supermarket

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First Amendment Arguments Overshadow Sterling Espionage Case

Fri, 2015-01-09 12:36

Former CIA employee Jeffrey Sterling goes to trial next week on charges he violated his oath and leaked confidential information to reporter James Risen. But Sterling's legal plight is largely overshadowed by Risen's First Amendment arguments and media backlash to the Justice Department decision to subpoena him.

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Los Angeles May Have Been A Safer Bet Than Boston For Olympics Bid

Fri, 2015-01-09 12:36

The U.S. Olympic Committee surprised everyone by tabbing Boston as its bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. Robert Siegel talks with expert on all things Olympics, David Wallechinsky for some answers.

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Week In Politics: New Congress, Keystone XL Pipeline, Paris Attack

Fri, 2015-01-09 12:36

Melissa Block speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne, of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks, of the New York Times. They discuss the new Congress, Keystone XL Pipeline votes and terror in Paris.

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