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Obama Makes Guest Appearance On Modi's Radio Show

Tue, 2015-01-27 12:10

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosts a radio show and this week his guest was President Barack Obama. They answered questions from a curious Indian public.

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Koch Brothers Rival GOP With Plans To Spend $900 Million In 2016

Tue, 2015-01-27 12:10

The billionaire industrialist Koch brothers have announced their fundraising goal for the 2016 election: nearly $900 million, which puts the assorted secret-money groups in the same league as the national Republican Party.

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How A Single Town In Syria Became A Symbol Of The War Against ISIS

Tue, 2015-01-27 12:10

Now that Kurdish fighters have retaken the Syrian border town of Kobani from ISIS, the Obama administration is assessing the significance of the development. For months, officials suggested the town was of little strategic significance even as warplanes bombed targets day after day.

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Obama Administration Proposes Opening Up Atlantic To Drilling

Tue, 2015-01-27 11:51

At the same time, a new Interior Department plan designated nearly 10 million acres in Alaska as off-limits to any future oil and gas leasing. Reaction has been mixed to the draft plan.

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A Holocaust Survivor, Spared From Auschwitz At The Last Second

Tue, 2015-01-27 11:40

The line on the left went to the gas chambers, but an SS guard shoved Jack Mandelbaum to the right. Thus began a three-year nightmare in seven camps for a Jewish teenager who refused to give up hope.

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Obama Meets New Saudi King, Balancing Human Rights, U.S. Interests

Tue, 2015-01-27 09:11

The president cut short his visit to India to travel to Saudi Arabia. There, he met King Salman, who ascended to the throne last week following the death of Salman's half-brother, Abdullah.

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Number Of Exonerations Last Year Reached New Highs, Report Finds

Tue, 2015-01-27 07:47

The National Registry of Exonerations says 125 people were exonerated in 2014 after being falsely convicted of crimes. The number surpasses the previous record of 91, set in 2013.

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Beef Packers Block Plan To Revive Growth-Promoting Drug

Tue, 2015-01-27 07:30

Beef processors continue to block efforts to bring back Zilmax, a drug that makes cattle put on weight faster. Is it because they're concerned about animal welfare, or beef exports?

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A Teacher's 'Pinch Me' Moment: Cheering The Super Bowl From The Sidelines

Tue, 2015-01-27 06:51

On Sunday, this Massachusetts teacher will be up close with her favorite team — as a cheerleader on the New England Patriots squad.

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'I Don't Trust U.S. Politics,' Fidel Castro Reportedly Writes

Tue, 2015-01-27 06:28

The former Cuban dictator had not said anything publicly since the U.S. and Cuba announced plans for a rapprochement. Today, the Communist paper released a letter said to be written by him.

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Holocaust Survivors Mark 70th Anniversary Of Auschwitz's Liberation

Tue, 2015-01-27 06:17

About 300 survivors of the Nazi camp are attending the ceremony along with German and Austrian leaders. But attention is also on the absence of Russia's president whose countrymen liberated Auschwitz.

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The Cape Bears Brunt Of Blizzard's Onslaught

Tue, 2015-01-27 05:59

The snowstorm hitting the Northeast is having a big impact on Cape Cod, Mass. Steve Inskeep speaks with WCAI's Sean Corcoran for the latest on how residents and local officials are handling the storm.

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Mourning In Riyadh: Obama Visits New Saudi King To Offer Condolences

Tue, 2015-01-27 05:45

President Obama has stopped in Saudi Arabia on his way home from India. He's meeting with the new Saudi king. Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's Scott Horsley, who is traveling with the President.

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Am I Responsible If The Insurance Exchange Flubs My Subsidies?

Tue, 2015-01-27 05:28

Mistakes are made. If the health insurance marketplaces screw up in calculating subsidies for consumers, it's the individual who is likely to be on the hook for repaying the excess.

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It's Been A Hard Road To 12 Step For Zanzibar's Heroin Addicts

Tue, 2015-01-27 05:04

On an island with one of the world's highest addiction rates, a 12-step program faces special challenges. The Muslim populace is uneasy with its Christian concepts. And women are seen as beyond hope.

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It's Been A Hard Road To 12-Step For Zanzibar's Heroin Addicts

Tue, 2015-01-27 05:04

On an island with one of the world's highest addiction rates, a 12-step program faces special challenges. The Muslim populace is uneasy with its Christian concepts. And women are seen as beyond hope.

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Gamesmanship Or Cheating: A History Quiz

Tue, 2015-01-27 05:03

Whatever happens with the investigation of Deflategate, there is sometimes a blurry line between gaining a competitive advantage and downright cheating.

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Boston Copes With Its Deepening Blanket Of Snow

Tue, 2015-01-27 04:52

The snowstorm hitting the northeast is having a major impact in Boston. Steve Inskeep checks in with WBUR's Anne Mostue for the latest on how residents and local officials are handling the storm.

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Gunman Opens Fire At City Council Meeting In Minnesota

Tue, 2015-01-27 04:46

Two police officers were injured and the gunman was killed. The officers had just been sworn in to the New Hope police force.

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LOOK! The Asteroid That Flew Past Earth Tuesday Has Its Own Moon

Tue, 2015-01-27 04:01

In celestial terms, asteroid 2004 BL86 buzzed the Earth, coming within 745,000 miles. Scientists were able to get a close look and capture some stunning imagery.

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