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Euro Falls To 9-Year Low Against U.S. Dollar

Wed, 2015-01-07 12:22

Europe may have a deflation problem. Eurozone consumer prices fell on an annual basis in December for the first time since the depths of the financial crisis five years ago. The decline was driven by a sharp drop in energy prices. The news is expected to increase pressure on the European Central Bank to come up with a more aggressive response to slow growth and high unemployment.

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In Midwest, Bitterly Cold Temps Keep Students At Home

Wed, 2015-01-07 12:22

In Chicago, a city that relishes their ability to deal with the harsh realities of winter the cold weather forced the closing of its schools on Wednesday. While classes were cancelled in over 100 districts, buildings were open to accept students who had nowhere to go and could not stay home alone.

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French Government Organizes Massive Manhunt To Find Gunmen

Wed, 2015-01-07 12:22

At least 12 people were killed after gunmen attacked the offices of a satirical magazine in Paris on Wednesday.

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A Cow Head Will Not Erupt From Your Body If You Get A Smallpox Vaccine

Wed, 2015-01-07 12:22

The eradication of smallpox was arguably one of the greatest achievements of modern medicine. But people had crazy ideas about the vaccine when it was created in 1798. A new exhibit tells the story.

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Life Flows Back Into The Waters Of Baghdad's Tigris

Wed, 2015-01-07 11:53

Some of the world's loveliest cities hug great rivers: think Cairo and the Nile. Baghdad's lifeblood is the Tigris. After years of war, commuter boats and even a rowing club ply its waters once again.

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Former Korean Air Executive Faces Prison Over 'Nut Rage'

Wed, 2015-01-07 11:16

A week after she was arrested over a tantrum on a tarmac in New York, Cho Hyun-ah faces charges of interfering with the inquiry into what officials say was a breach of aviation laws.

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Compound From Soil Bacteria May Help Fight Dangerous Germs

Wed, 2015-01-07 09:15

A natural compound kills germs that have become resistant to antibiotics, researchers say. If it works in humans, it could help combat diseases like tuberculosis.

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United In Grief, Cartoonists Show Solidarity With 'Charlie Hebdo'

Wed, 2015-01-07 09:03

From France to Australia, India and the U.S., cartoonists around the world paid tribute to their colleagues at the French magazine that was attacked today.

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A Magazine Staff Is Slaughtered, A French Nightmare Is Realized

Wed, 2015-01-07 08:13

The satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo kept taking jabs at Islamic radicals despite a 2011 firebombing that destroyed its office.

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Why Some Chefs Just Can't Quit Serving Bluefin Tuna

Wed, 2015-01-07 08:01

Japanese sushi chefs can't say no to Bluefin tuna on offer. Some American chefs can't, either, even though conservation groups and marine biologists have been badgering them about Bluefin for years.

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For 'Charlie Hebdo,' A History Defined By Humor, Controversy — And Cartoons

Wed, 2015-01-07 07:46

Renee Montagne talks to NPR's David Folkenflik about the provocative editorial stance adopted by the French satirical magazine, which was attacked by gunmen this morning in Paris.

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AirAsia Flight's Tail Spotted In The Java Sea, Official Says

Wed, 2015-01-07 07:22

It might provide clues to what caused the flight to crash Dec. 28 with more than 162 people on board. An aircraft's black boxes — the flight data and cockpit voice recorders — are located in its tail.

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'Charlie Hebdo,' A Magazine Of Satire, Mocks Politics, Religion

Wed, 2015-01-07 06:14

The magazine that was the target of a deadly attack today is part of a long tradition of French satire dating to the days before the French Revolution.

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Between Speech And Religion, Freedoms Often Spell Friction

Wed, 2015-01-07 06:03

Renee Montagne speaks with Suzanne Nossel, executive director for PEN American Center, to discuss how issues of free speech and religious freedom can clash.

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Education Plan: Sell Goat, Ride Bus 500 Miles, Sneak Into Prez's House

Wed, 2015-01-07 05:35

Getting into high school was a long, strange journey for 11-year-old Ugandan orphan James Arinaitwe. It started when his grandmother sold the family goat to pay for shoes and a bus ticket.

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At Least 11 Dead In Shooting At Satirical Publication's Office In Paris

Wed, 2015-01-07 02:35

President François Hollande said this was a "terrorist operation." Back in 2011, Charlie Hebdo printed a drawing of the Prophet Muhammad. Its offices were burned by a petrol bomb attack.

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New House Leadership Passes A Tax Cut 'Scoreboard'

Wed, 2015-01-07 02:26

"Dynamic scoring" would favor tax cuts as a way to bring in more revenue for the government. But critics of the system are calling it "a gimmick."

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U.S. Court Weighs Texas Law's Burden On Women Seeking Abortions

Tue, 2015-01-06 23:40

The law — which mandates stricter building codes for clinics that perform the procedure — has already forced the closure of dozens of clinics that provide abortion.

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A Bed Of Mouse Cells Helps Human Cells Thrive In The Lab

Tue, 2015-01-06 23:37

Researchers have developed a powerful method for growing human cells in the laboratory that has led to some unusual findings. Cell tests suggest a malaria drug might work against cervical cancer.

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Divers Spot Tail Of AirAsia Plane In Java Sea

Tue, 2015-01-06 21:48

It's the first confirmed sighting of any major wreckage 11 days after Flight 8501 disappeared with 162 people on board, an official said.

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