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Environment
2:23 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Shrinking Glaciers Could Squeeze Washington's Water Supply

Originally published on Fri November 21, 2014 4:36 pm

Washington state is home to more glaciers than any other state in the lower 48, and they're receding faster than ever before. That's a problem for the Pacific Northwest, where glaciers are crucial for drinking water, hydropower generation and salmon survival.

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Energy
2:23 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Native Americans, Landowners Protest Keystone XL Pipeline In South Dakota

Originally published on Fri November 21, 2014 4:36 pm

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Politics
7:19 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

President Obama Announces Executive Action On Immigration

Originally published on Thu November 20, 2014 9:03 pm

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PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: My fellow Americans, we are and always will be a nation of immigrants.

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The Salt
4:41 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Moderate Drinker Or Alcoholic? Many Americans Fall In Between

A lot of us make the assumption that there are two kinds of drinkers: moderate drinkers who have a glass of wine with dinner, and on the other end of the spectrum, alcoholics.

But this is not an accurate picture, according to researchers.

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Law
4:30 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

New Affirmative Action Cases Say Policies Hurt Asian-Americans

Edward Blum announces the filing of two lawsuits on Monday, challenging the alleged racial preference admissions policies of Harvard and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
Manuel Balce Ceneta AP

Originally published on Fri November 21, 2014 10:22 am

If you go to HarvardNotFair.org, you'll find yourself on a page that says this: Were You Denied Admission to Harvard? It may be because you're the wrong race.

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Politics
4:30 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Obama To Extend Temporary Deportation Relief

Originally published on Thu November 20, 2014 6:17 pm

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Music News
3:54 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

'Only The Truth' Gets At Reality Through Legend

Gabriela Ortiz is the composer of Unicamente la verdad.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu November 20, 2014 5:22 pm

Gilberto Reyes is a musician who grew up to Mexican parents in Southern Texas. He says as a kid he was not afraid of El Cucuy, or the boogeyman. He was more concerned about Camelia La Tejana, or Camelia of Texas.

"I remember when I was a kid listening to the songs, thinking, 'Wow. Una bandida,' " Reyes says. "This incredible woman with power to make men do whatever she wants at her will, you know."

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Politics
3:21 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Obama Isn't Alone In Using Executive Action On Immigration

Originally published on Thu November 20, 2014 4:30 pm

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Around the Nation
3:21 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Digging Out From The Snow Is Slow-Going In Buffalo

Originally published on Thu November 20, 2014 4:30 pm

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Politics
2:52 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Obama's Immigration Action Has Roots In Reagan Policy

Originally published on Thu November 20, 2014 4:30 pm

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Media
2:46 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

'Fake Sheikh' Accused Of Tricking Sources Into Making News

Originally published on Thu November 20, 2014 4:30 pm

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Around the Nation
2:41 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Obama To Focus On Nevada After Executive Action On Immigration

Originally published on Thu November 20, 2014 5:15 pm

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World
2:54 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

U.N. Commissioner For Human Rights Faces Challenges In Iraq, Syria

Originally published on Wed November 19, 2014 5:34 pm

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Around the Nation
2:52 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Bush Pilot Helps Rural Alaskan Police Explore Isolated Villages

Bush pilot John Bouker (right) and village public safety officer Mike Myers (left) outside Bouker's Cessna 207. Bouker transports Alaskan cops to remote areas and helps pick up prisoners.
Martin Kaste NPR

Originally published on Wed November 19, 2014 6:09 pm

In order to reach what Alaskans call "The Bush" — villages isolated across tundra — you'll need a bush pilot. That's where John Bouker comes in.

Most of Bouker's passengers are civilians he transports to and from Alaska's remote villages. He does his job with the nonchalance of a suburban dad in a minivan dropping his kids off at the mall.

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Law
2:42 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Guantanamo Nurse Could Be Discharged For Not Force-Feeding Detainees

Originally published on Wed November 19, 2014 5:46 pm

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Around the Nation
2:24 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Huge Dazzling Billboard Fights For Attention In Times Square

Originally published on Wed November 19, 2014 5:20 pm

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Business
2:24 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

1 Million American Pension Plans Could Be Insolvent In 10 Years

Originally published on Wed November 19, 2014 4:16 pm

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Education
2:24 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

No Child Left Behind, Pre-K Programs Could Be On New Congress' Agenda

Originally published on Thu November 20, 2014 9:38 pm

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We've been exploring the post-election landscape, what Republican control of Congress means for several big issues. Today, education.

NPR's Claudio Sanchez reports on one of the major players and his ideas.

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Goats and Soda
4:01 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Aid Groups See A Drop-Off In U.S. Health Volunteers To Fight Ebola

Nurses Bridget Mulrooney and Kelly Suter volunteered to work for the International Medical Corps at an Ebola treatment unit in Liberia. IMC is reporting a drop-off in recruits this fall.
Stuart J. Sia International Medical Corps

Originally published on Tue November 18, 2014 5:01 pm

The federal agency that oversees many American healthcare workers volunteering in Ebola-stricken regions of West Africa says there's been a significant decline in the number of people who are willing to go. International aid groups attribute that drop to the mandatory quarantine rules implemented by New York and New Jersey last month.

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Sports
3:05 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

NFL Suspends Adrian Peterson Without Pay

Originally published on Tue November 18, 2014 4:32 pm

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Health Care
3:05 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Americans Think Ebola Is A Top Health Care Problem

Originally published on Tue November 18, 2014 4:32 pm

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Around the Nation
3:05 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Who Are The 5 Million Immigrants Covered By Executive Action?

Originally published on Tue November 18, 2014 4:32 pm

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And we just heard Scott refer to as many as 5 million immigrants who could be covered by the president's executive action. There are nearly 12 million unauthorized immigrants in the United States. So who are the 5 million?

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Energy
4:38 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

What You Need To Know About The Keystone XL Oil Pipeline

Pipes for TransCanada's planned Keystone XL pipeline are stored in Gascoyne, N.D. The U.S. House has voted to approve the proposed project, which would allow crude oil to flow from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. The Senate plans to vote Tuesday on legislation that would greenlight the project.
Andrew Cullen Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Tue November 18, 2014 5:36 pm

Update at 7:35 p.m. ET: The Senate voted against completing the Keystone pipeline.

The remaining portion of the Keystone pipeline project, if completed, will be fewer than 1,200 miles long — just a fraction of the existing 2.6 million miles of oil and gas pipelines running beneath our feet in the United States.

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Code Switch
3:12 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

In 'Straight White Men,' A Play Explores The Reality Of Privilege

Gary Wilmes, James Stanley and Pete Simpson star in Young Jean Lee's Straight White Men.
Julieta Cervantes

Originally published on Tue November 18, 2014 9:40 am

The straight white men of Straight White Men aren't what you might expect. Near the beginning of the new off-Broadway play, two adult brothers play a homemade, family board game, refashioned out of an old Monopoly set. Because the family is liberal and progressive, it's called "Privilege." It makes fun of their own straight-white-male privilege.

"Ah, 'excuses' card!" one of the brothers exclaims. The other reads it aloud. "What I just said wasn't racist/sexist/homophobic because I was joking," he deadpans. "Pay $50 to an LGBT organization."

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Interviews
3:06 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Friend Remembers Unconventional Life, Career Path Of Peter Kassig

Originally published on Mon November 17, 2014 7:59 pm

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Around the Nation
3:06 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Examining The Grand Jury Proceedings In The Michael Brown Case

Originally published on Mon November 17, 2014 7:59 pm

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World
2:38 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Russia's Plans In Iran Could Make Waves In Nuclear Talks

Originally published on Mon November 17, 2014 7:59 pm

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Asia
2:38 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Diplomacy Through Cricket? It's All In How You Spin It

Originally published on Mon November 17, 2014 7:59 pm

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Around the Nation
2:38 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Florida Pastor Makes World Record Attempt At Longest Speech

Originally published on Mon November 17, 2014 7:59 pm

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Church sermons can sometimes seem like they go on and on. And here's one in Mount Dora, Florida, that did, on purpose.

(SOUNDBITE OF SERMON)

ZACH ZEHNDER: He never gives up on us.

UNIDENTIFIED MAN: Thank you, Lord.

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Author Interviews
4:47 pm
Sun November 16, 2014

For One Essayist, 'The Unspeakable' Isn't Off-Limits

Daum has written several other books, including Life Would Be Perfect If I Lived In That House, and is also a columnist for the Los Angeles Times.
David Zaugh Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Originally published on Sun November 16, 2014 8:20 pm

How much is it OK for a human to love a dog? Is it really necessary to know how to cook? Why do women want to have children?

Meghan Daum's new collection of essays considers those questions, among others — and also grapples with what it means to be part of Generation X.

"I guess technically we're middle aged, if you're in your mid-forties," she tells NPR's Arun Rath. "But that just doesn't sound right."

"It's almost like, are we in the twilight of youth? That sounds almost worse. That sounds not good."

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