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Around the Nation
5:31 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Los Angeles Sheriff's Deputy Avoids Angering Mother Bear

Originally published on Thu January 29, 2015 5:50 am

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Around the Nation
5:31 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Bar Patrons Duct-Taped Rowdy Customer

Originally published on Thu January 29, 2015 5:50 am

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Latin America
3:42 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Argentine Prosecutor Was A Divisive Figure In Life And In Death

Originally published on Thu January 29, 2015 4:52 am

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Latin America
3:42 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Examining The Sinister Background Of Argentina's Spy Agency

Originally published on Thu January 29, 2015 3:56 am

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NPR Story
3:03 am
Thu January 29, 2015

GOP Presidential Hopefuls Debate At Koch Brothers Forum

Originally published on Thu January 29, 2015 5:02 am

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Around the Nation
5:56 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Mayor Gets Worked Up As Storm Headed Toward New York City

Originally published on Wed January 28, 2015 6:09 am

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Sports
5:14 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch Shows Up For Media Day, Kinda

Originally published on Wed January 28, 2015 6:09 am

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Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. The Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch hates talking to the press. He's been fined thousands for skipping media sessions, though he did show up to the Super Bowl's media day yesterday.

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NPR Story
3:14 am
Wed January 28, 2015

No More's Anti-Domestic Violence Spot To Air In Super Bowl

Originally published on Wed January 28, 2015 6:09 am

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NPR Story
3:14 am
Wed January 28, 2015

First Listen: Israeli Singer Asaf Avidan

Originally published on Wed January 28, 2015 6:09 am

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NPR Story
3:14 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Judge To Exonerate 'Friendship 9' Activists 54 Years After Arrest

Originally published on Wed January 28, 2015 6:09 am

Nearly 54 years after their arrest, some of the first civil rights protesters to serve prison time for sitting at an all-white lunch counter were back in court Wednesday. A judge in Rock Hill, South Carolina cleared them of their convictions for trespassing.

In 1961, a group of nine college students from Friendship College walked into McCrory's Five and Dime Drugstore and sat down in protest to legal segregation in restaurants. Blacks were forbidden from sitting at the lunch counter so they were quickly taken to jail.

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3:14 am
Wed January 28, 2015

New Anti-Austerity Party Gathers Support In Spain

Originally published on Wed January 28, 2015 6:09 am

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3:14 am
Wed January 28, 2015

White House Won't Seek To End 529 College Tax Break

Originally published on Wed January 28, 2015 6:09 am

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3:14 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Chicago Twins Who Snitched On Drug Cartel Get Reduced Terms

Originally published on Wed January 28, 2015 6:09 am

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Middle East
8:13 am
Tue January 27, 2015

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

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 9:27 am

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Around the Nation
7:59 am
Tue January 27, 2015

The Cape Bears Brunt Of Blizzard's Onslaught

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 9:27 am

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Around the Nation
7:26 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Boston Copes With Its Deepening Blanket Of Snow

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 9:27 am

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Global Health
7:04 am
Tue January 27, 2015

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

Frederica Boswell NPR

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 1:54 pm

Could a 12-step program, with its Christian roots, help addicts recover on a conservative Muslim island in the Indian Ocean?

Suleiman Mauly was desperate to find out. He'd been using heroin in his native Zanzibar since age 17. The island nation is a key stop for heroin smuggled from Pakistan and Afghanistan to Europe. An estimated 7 percent of the 1 million inhabitants are heroin addicts.

Mauly had tried to get clean a couple of times. It didn't work. Then he discovered a 12-step program in Mombasa, Kenya.

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Around the Nation
5:11 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Thieves With A Guilty Conscience Return Stolen Items

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 9:27 am

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Around the Nation
5:07 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Rhode Island School Releases Snow Day Video

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 9:27 am

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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Of all the ways to declare a snow day, this may be the best. The Moses Brown School in Providence, R.I., released a music video featuring the head of schools.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC VIDEO, "SCHOOL IS CLOSED")

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The Two-Way
3:18 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Family's Long Fight With Pentagon Returns Name To Unknown Soldier

Arthur H. "Bud" Kelder (left) died in World War II.
Courtesy of the Kelder family

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 2:27 pm

The remains of a World War II soldier who died in a prisoner of war camp in the Philippines — and the subject of a joint NPR/ProPublica investigation last year — have been identified as Pvt. Arthur "Bud" Kelder. His identification came after a long legal battle between his family and the Pentagon.

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3:02 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Greece Looks To Renegotiate Bailout Terms

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 1:13 pm

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NPR Story
3:02 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Obama Takes Heat For Proposing To End College Savings Break

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 3:59 pm

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Around the Nation
5:22 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Another Coyote Found Wandering New York City

Originally published on Mon January 26, 2015 6:03 am

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Around the Nation
5:22 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Fallen Prey To Love's Cruel Sting?

Originally published on Mon January 26, 2015 6:03 am

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Television
4:19 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Sling TV Could Be Cable-Cutter's Dream

Originally published on Mon January 26, 2015 6:03 am

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3:04 am
Mon January 26, 2015

A Closer Look At Saturday's Iowa Freedom Summit

Originally published on Mon January 26, 2015 6:03 am

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Cokie Roberts joins us most Mondays to talk politics. And she's with us in this morning. Good morning.

COKIE ROBERTS, BYLINE: Hi, Renee.

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3:04 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Weekend Shelling Kills 30 People In Eastern Ukraine

Originally published on Mon January 26, 2015 5:48 pm

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3:04 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Guinea's Grand Imam Pulls No Punches In His Ebola Message

Guinea's Grand Imam, El Hadj Mamadou Saliou Camara, tells his fellow clerics: "If there is any doubt at all, then no one must touch the body."
Kevin Leahy NPR

Originally published on Mon January 26, 2015 12:23 pm

"Ebola — you have to do more," roars the barrel-bellied cleric El Hadj Mamadou Saliou Camara, with his white beard and mustache, in a snow-white boubou, the traditional flowing gown of West Africa.

That's the message he delivered over the weekend to hundreds of his fellow clerics, who gathered in Kindia, the third largest city in Guinea and a major crossroads. Many of the residents still blame Westerners for bringing the virus to their country.

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3:04 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Obama Honored As Chief Guest At India's Republic Day Festivities

Originally published on Mon January 26, 2015 10:57 am

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NPR Story
3:04 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Greek Voters Usher Leftist Party Into Office

Originally published on Mon January 26, 2015 6:03 am

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