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Ukraine Cease-Fire Largely Holds, Despite Shelling Reports

Sun, 2015-02-15 13:00

The cease-fire took effect Sunday morning, but there have already been accusations of shelling in the city of Debaltseve. NPR's Arun Rath talks to Karoun Demirjian from The Washington Post on the latest from the conflict zone.

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Fake It Till You Make It, Then Come Clean: A Sportscaster's Big Break

Sun, 2015-02-15 13:00

How do you become a sportscaster when you've never done it before? Adrián García Márquez, now La Voz De Los Lakers, faked a demo tape with the help of a Sega console and FIFA '95.

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Suspect In Foiled Canadian Mall Shooting Left Social Media Trail

Sun, 2015-02-15 11:59

The young man who apparently killed himself as police closed in on him was said to have identified with the 1999 Columbine High School shooters.

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ISIS Video Purports To Show Mass Beheading Of Coptic Christians

Sun, 2015-02-15 11:31

The footage is supposed to show militants from the self-declared Islamic State executing 21 Coptic Christians captured by the extremist group last week.

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Philip Levine, Who Found Poetry On Detroit's Assembly Lines, Dies At 87

Sun, 2015-02-15 11:29

In his six-decade career, Levine found grace and beauty in the lives of working people, especially the people and places of his youth. He was a United States Poet Laureate and a Pulitzer Prize winner.

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With Oil Fields Under Attack, Libya's Economic Future Looks Bleak

Sun, 2015-02-15 08:46

The man who runs Libya's national oil company is struggling to resume production amid conflict and falling prices. A functioning oil industry might define whether Libya is a nation or a failed state.

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Commercial Drone Rules To Limit Their Weight, Speed And Altitude

Sun, 2015-02-15 07:08

The long-awaiting Federal Aviation Administration proposal could be a boon to some companies hoping to use unmanned aircraft, but they might complicate the picture for Amazon.

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Boehner Blames Democrats For Scuffle Over Homeland Security Funding

Sun, 2015-02-15 06:31

The Speaker of the House's remarks, made on Fox News Sunday, come after days of back and forth over the measure, which also includes restrictions on President Obama's immigration initiative.

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Q&A: Exit Interview With A Nationally Known School Leader

Sun, 2015-02-15 05:34

Three and a half years is the average tenure for large-district superintendents. Joshua Starr hit it on the nose.

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Some See Extreme 'Anti-Theism' As Motive In N.C. Killings

Sun, 2015-02-15 05:23

The suspect in the shooting deaths of three Muslim students in North Carolina is a self-described anti-theist, what some some experts see as a new extremism developing among some atheists.

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Another Winter Storm Slams The Northeast

Sun, 2015-02-15 04:49

The system was bringing hurricane-force winds and near-white-out conditions to parts of the region, with northern Massachusetts and the Boston area particularly hard hit.

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Sporadic Shelling Continues As Ukraine Truce Takes Effect

Sun, 2015-02-15 04:24

The fighting continued around the Luhansk region and in the heavily disputed city of Debaltseve.

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Fake Food George Washington Could've Sunk His Fake Teeth Into

Sun, 2015-02-15 04:03

Herring with mustard sauce, ham hocks, hog jowls —Sandy Levins painstakingly recreates our founding father's meals for America's historic houses. Just don't try to eat them: They're sculpted replicas.

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Taking Stock Of Pope Francis After Two Years On The Job

Sun, 2015-02-15 03:03

Pope Francis had many accolades placed on him when he became Pope. Nearly two years later, host Indira Lakshmanan speaks with Catholic blogger Rocco Palmo about whether or not he's living up to his reputation.

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He's Half-Kenyan And Half-German. And He Believes 'We're All The Same'

Sun, 2015-02-15 03:03

David Hermlin, 14, is a realist and idealist. He knows it'll take many years to get rid of poverty and disease. But by speaking out and writing songs with a message, he hopes to make a difference.

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Colorado's Marijuana Money Going Up In Smoke

Sun, 2015-02-15 03:03

Through heavy taxes, Colorado has collected tens of millions in the first year of marijuana legalization. But much of it must be refunded, thanks to a quirk in the state's constitution.

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The White House Gets Witty In Video To Hawk Obamacare

Sun, 2015-02-15 03:03

President Obama is wielding a selfie-stick and flogging Obamacare in a new video that's gone viral. Host Indira Lakshmanan speaks with NPR's Tamara Keith about the week that was at the White House.

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Copenhagen On Alert After Shootings Leave 3 Dead

Sun, 2015-02-15 03:03

A gunman shot through the windows of a cafe in Copenhagen Saturday, targeting an event focused on free speech. Host Indira Lakshmanan and Thomas Falbe discuss the latest developments in Denmark.

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ISIS May Be Gone, But Life Has Yet To Return To Normal In Northern Iraq

Sun, 2015-02-15 03:03

The remote town of Snuny was recently liberated from ISIS. But aside from Kurdish and Yazidi militia men, very few people have ventured back. There are no services, and the ISIS threat is still real.

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After Paris Attacks, Voltaire's 'Tolerance' Is Back In Vogue

Sun, 2015-02-15 03:03

The writer's classic 18th-century work took aim at intolerance in the Catholic Church. Now it's flying off the shelves as the French seek answers following deadly shootings by Islamic extremists.

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