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Patriots' Coach 'Shocked' At Allegations Of Deflated Footballs

Thu, 2015-01-22 12:23

The New England Patriots' coach and quarterback are weighing in on the controversy surrounding the deflated footballs used in the playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts.

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Obama Takes His State Of The Union Messages To YouTube

Thu, 2015-01-22 12:23

President Obama is pitching his State of the Union proposals on a campaign-like trip and on YouTube.

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Yemen In Chaos Amid Reports Of Government's Collapse

Thu, 2015-01-22 12:23

U.S. military advisers are keeping a low profile in Yemen after Huthi rebels staged a near coup. Sources tell NPR that U.S. special operations forces are still doing operations, but nothing to antagonize the Huthis. Meanwhile, White House officials are meeting to see what the changes mean for the counter-terror fight that President Obama lauded as a success only five months ago.

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House Republican Leaders Drop Effort To Ban Some Abortions

Thu, 2015-01-22 12:23

House Republican leaders had planned to pass a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks on the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision and coinciding with the annual protest march by abortion opponents. But with Republican women balking at that measure, they instead passed a bill prohibiting the use of taxpayer money for abortions, something that's been in spending bills for years.

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Atomic Scientists' 'Doomsday Clock' Ticks Forward

Thu, 2015-01-22 12:23

The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists Science and Security Board is warning that "the probability of global catastrophe is very high" unless quick action is taken.

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Will Netanyahu's Congress Visit Help His Election Prospects?

Thu, 2015-01-22 12:23

Robert Siegel speaks with Michael Oren, former Israeli Ambassador to the U.S., about whether he thinks Netanyahu's address to Congress in March will help him with his election a few weeks afterwards.

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Google Could Provide Relief To Sprint, T-Mobile With Wireless Deal

Thu, 2015-01-22 12:23

Google plans to enter the wireless phone business, according to published reports. By purchasing capacity on the T-Mobile and Sprint networks, Google could sell mobile service directly to customers, a move that would shake up the wireless industry.

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Prosecutor's Mysterious Death Grips Argentina

Thu, 2015-01-22 12:23

Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez says she believes Alberto Nisman, a prosecutor investigating the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center, was murdered.

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Netanyahu Accepts Republican Invitation To Address Congress

Thu, 2015-01-22 12:23

Lawmakers say the Obama administration is "stiff arming" Congress, keeping them away from diplomacy with Iran. The House Speaker is fighting back, inviting Israel's tough talking Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress soon.

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No Federal Charges Expected Against Darren Wilson

Thu, 2015-01-22 12:23

Mayors and police chiefs are asking how they can rebuild trust with minority communities. The question comes as a Justice Department investigation of a white police officer in the shooting death of a black man in Ferguson, Mo., is winding down.

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Finding Crime Clues In What Insects Had For Dinner

Thu, 2015-01-22 12:18

Forensic scientists can find crime-solving evidence in the tiniest details, such as the insects that arrive at the scene to feed on the decomposing corpse.

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Obama's Big Bid To Change Sick-Leave Laws May Hinge On Small Business

Thu, 2015-01-22 12:16

The president's call for mandatory paid sick days starred in his State of the Union address. But forget the big speech: It may be small businesses — and state lawmakers — that decide this debate.

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Debate: Is Amazon The Reader's Friend?

Thu, 2015-01-22 12:01

Two teams of editors and writers, including best-selling author Scott Turow, face off over Amazon's influence over the publishing industry, in the latest debate from Intelligence Squared U.S.

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Maybe Early Humans Weren't The First To Get A Good Grip

Thu, 2015-01-22 11:45

The opposable thumb you use to hold a pencil was long thought to be a defining aspect of humans. But an analysis of finger bones suggests stone tool use by pre-humans — perhaps 3 million years ago.

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Jeff Gordon Says 2015 Will Be His Last Full NASCAR Season

Thu, 2015-01-22 11:39

Jeff Gordon, who announced today that he won't race full-time after this year. Now 43, Gordon has been part of competitive racing since he was 5 years old.

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What's More Nutritious, Orange Juice Or An Orange? It's Complicated

Thu, 2015-01-22 11:39

A study suggests that when it comes to oranges, juice may unlock more of some beneficial nutrients for our bodies to absorb than fruit does. But don't use that as an excuse to gulp down OJ just yet.

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How Much More (Or Less) Would You Make If We Rolled Back Inequality?

Thu, 2015-01-22 10:39

What would incomes look like for U.S. families today if the income distribution were the same as it was in 1979?

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House Approves Bill That Would Bar Federal Funding For Abortions

Thu, 2015-01-22 09:42

A bill that would prohibit using federal money to pay for "any abortion" or for "health benefits coverage that includes coverage of abortion" has been approved by the House.

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Disneyland Measles Outbreak Hits 59 Cases And Counting

Thu, 2015-01-22 08:24

People from 7 months to 70 years old have fallen ill, and one quarter of the victims have been hospitalized. California officials say it's proof yet again of how easily measles spreads.

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Israel's Netanyahu Accepts Invitation To Address Congress

Thu, 2015-01-22 07:32

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address a joint meeting of Congress on March 3, three weeks later than he was originally scheduled to speak after an invitation by House Speaker John Boehner.

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