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Few Common Factors Between 2014's Airline Disasters

Mon, 2014-12-29 12:11

Lourdes Garcia Navarro speaks with John Cox, an airline safety expert and former commercial pilot, about Saturday's disappearance of an AirAsia flight over the Java Sea.

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Don't Bench That Dentist: A Guide To Ugandan English

Mon, 2014-12-29 12:11

The language called "Uglish" is as controversial in Uganda as Ebonics is in the U.S. And now it has its own dictionary. Is it just bad English or a legitimate local variant?

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Massive Recalls Give The Auto Industry An Unwanted Record

Mon, 2014-12-29 11:58

More than 60 million vehicles were recalled in the U.S. this year. But analysts say those recalls say more about the way the industry has restructured than about overall car safety.

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British Health Care Worker Tests Positive For Ebola

Mon, 2014-12-29 11:28

The patient, who had worked in an Ebola clinic in Sierra Leone, arrived in Glasgow, Scotland, late Sunday via London and Casablanca, Morocco. This is the first Ebola case diagnosed in the U.K.

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As More Women Tell Abortion Stories, Both Sides Claim Advantage

Mon, 2014-12-29 11:26

Does telling your abortion story help end stigma about the procedure, or does it help opponents make the case against abortion? The answer to that question depends very much on whom you talk to.

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New York City Mayor De Blasio Heckled At Police Graduation Ceremony

Mon, 2014-12-29 09:25

Bill de Blasio and his city's police department have been at odds over the mayor's words about the Eric Garner grand jury decision.

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2 Los Angeles Police Officers Attacked By Gunmen

Mon, 2014-12-29 08:23

Authorities say two suspects fired at a patrol car with a rifle. Both officers survived without injuries. One suspect was arrested.

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'The Interview,' Now Sony's Top Online Film Ever, Earns $15M

Mon, 2014-12-29 08:13

The film also earned nearly $3 million through screenings at 331 theaters. The comedy that was pulled from widespread release following threats was rented or bought more than 2 million times.

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Republicans Sort Their Priorities For The New Congress

Mon, 2014-12-29 06:56

The GOP will take over both chambers of Congress on January 6th, with issues like the Keystone XL pipeline, Obamacare and immigration reform likely to take priority.

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Pakistan Court Orders Conditional Release For Suspect In Mumbai Attack

Mon, 2014-12-29 06:39

Zaki-ur-Rahman Lakhvi's lawyers argued that extended detention infringed on his rights because he had been granted bail by an anti-terrorism court. The Islamabad High Court agreed.

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Diversity In Space: Tracking The First Asian Pilot In The Star Wars Movies

Mon, 2014-12-29 06:33

The Asian characters in the original Star Wars films are few, fleeting and often forgotten. But the Manager of the Holocron at Lucasfilm helps uncover their back stories.

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Family Planning In Senegal: Which Imam Do You Listen To?

Mon, 2014-12-29 06:31

In the village of Mereto, one imam is in favor of family planning while the other is not. Ngour Sen and his two wives, with a total of 11 children, knew which leader's advice they wanted to follow.

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Texted Reminders Help Parents Get Kids In For Flu Shots

Mon, 2014-12-29 06:30

It's hard enough to get kids in for one flu shot, let alone two. But when parents got texts that explained why the child needed a second dose, they were much more likely to get the job done.

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Looking To 2015, Economists See Five Reasons To Celebrate

Mon, 2014-12-29 05:54

Economists' forecasts for 2015 have gotten even more optimistic as oil prices have declined. Most now say inflation will remain low as hiring strengthens. That should lead to more consumer spending.

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As Night Falls, Still No Signs Of Missing AirAsia Airplane

Mon, 2014-12-29 05:35

As the search for the missing airliner entered its second day, Indonesia's vice president said he feared the worst may have happened. Authorities said, the search are would be expanded on Tuesday.

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5 Dead, Scores Still Stranded Aboard Burning Greek Ferry

Mon, 2014-12-29 02:46

Monday morning, rescue crews continued to airlift survivors to safety. Video from a coast guard helicopter showed a black plume of smoke billowing from the vessel.

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Transcript: President Obama's Full NPR Interview

Mon, 2014-12-29 01:02

Steve Inskeep's wide-ranging interview with President Obama covers recent executive actions on Cuba and immigration, race relations in the U.S., health care and extending democracy in the Middle East.

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Obama Finds Reset Button With 2 Years To Go: Is It Too Late?

Mon, 2014-12-29 01:01

The president knows he was once regarded as having limitless promise, and realizes as well how disappointed many of his acolytes have been.

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Despite Election Defeat, Obama Sees Room To Push His Agenda

Mon, 2014-12-29 01:00

President Obama begins his administration's final phase the way he began several others: recovering from disaster, in this case the loss of the Senate. He's striving to show he won't be a lame duck.

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First Survivors Rescued From Burning Greek Ferry Arrive In Italy

Mon, 2014-12-29 00:50

Some 150 people remained trapped on the smoke-filled vessel adrift in frigid temperatures and rough seas between Italy and Albania.

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