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World
5:44 am
Wed March 4, 2015

Researchers Explain Why Indian Cuisine Is Exquisite

Originally published on Wed March 4, 2015 5:52 am

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World
5:42 am
Wed March 4, 2015

2 Stories Of Law And Order

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The Two-Way
4:43 am
Wed March 4, 2015

Federal Agents Carry Out Search For Evidence Of Illegal Support For 'Birth Tourism'

Children born in the U.S. automatically acquire U.S. citizenship regardless of their parents' nationality.
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Originally published on Wed March 4, 2015 5:16 am

Federal agents searched more than three dozen locations across three counties in Southern California yesterday for evidence of so-called "maternity tourism" operations.

Maternity tourism — or birth tourism — is when a citizen of another country travels to the U.S. to give birth, so the child automatically receives U.S. citizenship.

That in itself is not illegal. But federal authorities are investigating several businesses that may be breaking the law by helping wealthy Chinese women obtain U.S. visas under false pretenses.

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NPR Story
4:43 am
Wed March 4, 2015

Federal Findings Don't Surprise Ferguson Protesters

Originally published on Wed March 4, 2015 5:10 am

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NPR News Investigations
3:04 am
Wed March 4, 2015

Injured Workers Suffer As 'Reforms' Limit Workers' Compensation Benefits

Lupita Ramirez dresses her husband, Joel, at their home in Rialto, Calif. Joel was paralyzed from the waist down after being crushed by a pallet when he was working in a warehouse.
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Originally published on Wed March 4, 2015 5:52 am

Dennis Whedbee's crew was rushing to prepare an oil well for pumping on the Sweet Grass Woman lease site, a speck of dusty plains rich with crude in Mandaree, N.D.

It was getting late that September afternoon in 2012. Whedbee, a 50-year-old derrick hand, was helping another worker remove a pipe fitting on top of the well when it suddenly blew.

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Law
2:53 am
Wed March 4, 2015

Opening Statements To Begin Nearly 2 Years After Boston Bombing

Originally published on Wed March 4, 2015 4:50 am

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NPR Story
2:53 am
Wed March 4, 2015

Did Netanyahu's Capitol Hill Speech Affect Nuclear Talks In Switzerland?

Originally published on Wed March 4, 2015 7:09 am

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News
8:58 am
Tue March 3, 2015

After Weeks Of Controversy, Netanyahu Takes The Podium Before Congress

Originally published on Tue March 3, 2015 10:19 am

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This morning, members of Congress gathered on Capitol Hill for a major speech.

(SOUNDBITE OF SPEECH)

UNIDENTIFIED MAN: Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister of Israel...

(APPLAUSE)

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Around the Nation
5:03 am
Tue March 3, 2015

Hail Transforms Southern California Beach Into Winter Wonderland

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Around the Nation
4:44 am
Tue March 3, 2015

Hockey Player's Daughter Is Happy Her Dad Is Coming Home

Originally published on Tue March 3, 2015 10:19 am

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Analysis
3:54 am
Tue March 3, 2015

What's At Stake In The Iraqi Battle For Tikrit?

Originally published on Tue March 3, 2015 10:19 am

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Iraq
3:38 am
Tue March 3, 2015

Advised By Iran's Military, Iraqi Forces Launch Effort To Retake Tikrit

Originally published on Tue March 3, 2015 10:19 am

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Politics
3:12 am
Tue March 3, 2015

Controverisal Netanyahu Speech Is Latest Glitch In U.S.-Israel Relations

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures while addressing the 2015 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. on Monday.
Cliff Owen AP

Originally published on Tue March 3, 2015 1:56 pm

Israel's Prime Minister is expected to deliver a stern warning when he speaks to a joint meeting of Congress Tuesday morning. Benjamin Netanyahu says the nuclear deal that the U.S. and other countries are pursuing with Iran could threaten Israel's survival.

That's not a new message from Netanyahu, but it's drawing extra attention because of the way the speech came about: Republican congressional leaders invited the prime minister with no involvement from the White House.

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Politics
3:03 am
Tue March 3, 2015

Sen. Mikulski, In Public Office Since 1976, Won't Seek Re-Election

Originally published on Tue March 3, 2015 10:19 am

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And now news of the longest-serving woman in the history of Congress who will not be running for re-election next year. Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski made that surprise announcement yesterday in her hometown of Baltimore.

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NPR Story
3:03 am
Tue March 3, 2015

Netanyahu Speech: The View From Israel

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World
5:48 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Canadian Banknotes Honor Spock — More Or Less

Originally published on Mon March 2, 2015 6:15 am

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NPR Story
5:48 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Pilots Jump At The Chance To Land On Ice

Originally published on Mon March 2, 2015 6:15 am

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Europe
3:36 am
Mon March 2, 2015

What It's Like To Be Young And Muslim In Europe

Originally published on Mon March 2, 2015 6:15 am

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NPR Story
3:01 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Health Experts Don't Always Sanitize Their Hands, Data Show

Originally published on Mon March 2, 2015 3:04 pm

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NPR Story
3:01 am
Mon March 2, 2015

50 Years Ago, Selma's Bloody Sunday Sparked Voting Rights Act

Originally published on Mon March 2, 2015 6:15 am

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NPR Story
3:01 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Euthanasia Is Illegal In Chile; Young Patient Wants Right To Die

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Research News
5:42 am
Fri February 27, 2015

Science Says The Dress Is Blue

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Good morning, I'm David Greene, thinking maybe we should reconsider how we use our time. A debate about the color of a dress on the Internet has been consuming people, including people in this studio.

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Definitely looks black and blue to me.

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Around the Nation
5:15 am
Fri February 27, 2015

Nation Riveted By Llamas On The Loose

Originally published on Fri February 27, 2015 5:42 am

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NPR Story
3:03 am
Fri February 27, 2015

Task Force Proposes Fracking Rules To Colorado Governor

Originally published on Fri February 27, 2015 5:42 am

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NPR Story
3:03 am
Fri February 27, 2015

ISIS Video Shows Extremists Destroying Artifacts

Originally published on Fri February 27, 2015 5:42 am

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NPR Story
3:03 am
Fri February 27, 2015

Britain Tries To Counter Extremists' Appeal

Originally published on Fri February 27, 2015 5:42 am

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Race
5:52 am
Thu February 26, 2015

Ferguson Lawyer To Represent Family Of Latino Man Shot 17 Times By Police

Originally published on Thu February 26, 2015 7:38 am

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Europe
4:50 am
Thu February 26, 2015

Police In Sweden Get A Call About ISIS Party

Originally published on Thu February 26, 2015 5:52 am

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Animals
4:32 am
Thu February 26, 2015

South Korea Cafe Lets Patrons Hang Out With Sheep

Originally published on Thu February 26, 2015 5:52 am

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National Security
4:27 am
Thu February 26, 2015

'No End In Sight' For Sept. 11 Proceedings At Guantanamo Bay

The legal case of the alleged Sept. 11 terrorists is slowly grinding its way through a war court at the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
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Originally published on Thu February 26, 2015 11:27 am

This Sunday marks a dozen years since Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was captured in Pakistan — and seven years since Brig. Gen. Thomas Hartmann announced formal charges against him, alleging Mohammed was the mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks.

Ever since, the United States has been working to try him and four other men on death penalty charges at the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Now, one of the biggest cases in U.S. history may also become the longest running. And it could be years before what's being called the "forever trial" even reaches the trial stage.

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