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U.S.: Major Offensive Planned Against ISIS In Mosul This Spring

Fri, 2015-02-20 03:42

Looking to take back a city with strategic and symbolic value, the Iraqi military is preparing to launch an offensive against the self-proclaimed Islamic State, a U.S. military official says.

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An American Dream, A Cuban Soul: Poet Richard Blanco Finds 'Home'

Fri, 2015-02-20 03:33

While immigration is a subject of some of the most intense political debates in this country, inaugural poet Richard Blanco says it also drives his art. He shares his journey to becoming an American.

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At Baseball's Spring Training, Giants' Bochy Has Heart Surgery

Fri, 2015-02-20 02:38

For defending champions the San Francisco Giants, the excitement of spring training is tempered by concern for manager Bruce Bochy, who underwent heart surgery Thursday.

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Life After Death

Fri, 2015-02-20 02:03

The world is starting to forget about Ebola. The village of Barkedu can't.

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U.S. West Coast Port Dispute Forces Shippers To Find Alternatives

Fri, 2015-02-20 01:32

Global shipping companies are looking for other seaports to unload their goods, including those in Canada and along the East Coast of the U.S.

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The World Could Be On The Verge Of Losing A Powerful Malaria Drug

Thu, 2015-02-19 23:36

Malaria parasites in Myanmar are learning how to fend off the incredibly effective drug called artemisinin. That could cause a lot of problems there — and beyond.

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Iranians Wait And Wonder If A New Dawn Is Coming

Thu, 2015-02-19 23:34

NPR's Steve Inskeep profiles three Iranians who discuss their dreams — and hopes that have been dashed previously.

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More Muslim Groups Voice Willingness To Combat Extremism In Their Faith

Thu, 2015-02-19 23:33

Many leaders are reluctant to say al-Qaida's or ISIS' terrorism has roots in Islam. But some Muslims say the time has come to acknowledge an extremist strain in the religion, and to combat it.

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For Students In Ohio, A Crib Sheet For Interacting With Police

Thu, 2015-02-19 23:31

In Akron, Ohio, some students made a reference card designed to improve relations between the community and police. It offers tips on how to behave — and how to report police misconduct.

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Why California's Superbug Outbreak Isn't As Scary As It Seems

Thu, 2015-02-19 17:44

The outbreak of drug-thwarting bacteria that contributed to the deaths of two patients at a UCLA hospital isn't likely to spread further, doctors say. Still, drug resistance is trouble nationwide.

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Venezuela Arrests Major Opposition Figure, Claiming Coup Plot

Thu, 2015-02-19 16:50

Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma was taken into custody by members of country's intelligence service. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro vowed to fight against those who try to destabilize his country.

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Chelsea Soccer Clubs Suspends Three People Over Paris Metro Incident

Thu, 2015-02-19 16:04

A video showed fans pushing a black man off a crowded train and then chanting, "we're racist." The club said it may seek to ban those people for life.

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Air Force Reservists Say Effects From Agent Orange Exposure Still Linger

Thu, 2015-02-19 16:01

The planes used to spray Agent Orange in Vietnam weren't retired from service — they were used by reservists in the U.S. for more than a decade after the war, exposing the crews to harmful chemicals.

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Same-Sex Couple Gets Married In Texas, After Judge Defies Gay Marriage Ban

Thu, 2015-02-19 14:23

The couple acted quickly on the judge's order, getting a license, and having a ceremony, but the Texas attorney general said the marriage was "void."

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As Oil Prices Tank, Firms Large And Small Feel The Pain

Thu, 2015-02-19 14:06

Oil companies are laying off thousands of workers, and firms that provide services to support the industry — from drilling to seismic surveys — have been told they must slash costs to keep working.

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Nutrition Panel: Egg With Coffee Is A-OK, But Skip The Side Of Bacon

Thu, 2015-02-19 13:40

A panel of top nutrition experts is recommending that Americans adopt a more plant-based diet and eat less meat and sugar. It also found that most people are not consuming too much cholesterol.

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Will The Next 'MacGyver' Be An Indian Woman?

Thu, 2015-02-19 13:21

Sharpen your Swiss Army knives and grab an extra roll of duct tape because Mac may be coming back. The creators are looking to the fans to design the new show. And there's one big twist.

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After His Speech On Race And Police, Complicated Feelings In Comey's Hometown

Thu, 2015-02-19 13:04

FBI Director James Comey was praised for addressing tensions between cops and minorities last week. But in Yonkers, N.Y., some wish he had noted that community's own fraught history with its police.

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Oscars Voter Says Selma Cast's 'I Can't Breathe' Tees Were 'Offensive'

Thu, 2015-02-19 12:20

"If the movie had been directed by a 60-year-old white male," she also says, "I don't think that people would have been carrying on about it to the level that they were."

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NASCAR Enters New Season After Shifting Gears To Bump Viewership

Thu, 2015-02-19 12:05

Though admissions lagged behind pre-recession levels and stadium seats are being torn out, 2014's new playoff model and speedway brawls made for one of the most thrilling seasons in the past decade.

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