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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.

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

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

Hail Transforms Southern California Beach Into Winter Wonderland

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

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

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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NPR Story
3:03 am
Tue March 3, 2015

Netanyahu Speech: The View From Israel

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

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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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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

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

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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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Global Health
3:42 am
Thu February 26, 2015

U.S. Steps Up Commitment To Fight Malaria

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

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The White House is stepping up its commitment to fighting a disease that still kills roughly 600,000 people around the world each year. The Obama administration has announced a six-year extension of a program to fight malaria. NPR's Jason Beaubien has more.

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Planet Money
3:36 am
Thu February 26, 2015

Greek Finance Minister Gets A Chance To Fix Beleaguered Economy

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

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NPR Story
3:16 am
Thu February 26, 2015

Planned Netanyahu Speech To Congress Continues To Cause Political Uproar

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

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Europe
5:37 am
Wed February 25, 2015

Siberian Prison Inmates Craft Fatherland Day Ice Sculptures

Originally published on Wed February 25, 2015 6:05 am

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Around the Nation
5:34 am
Wed February 25, 2015

Want Some Record-Breaking Snow From Massachusetts? It'll Cost You

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NPR Story
3:02 am
Wed February 25, 2015

Turkish Web Entrepreneurs Boost Luxembourg's Tech Profile

Originally published on Wed February 25, 2015 6:05 am

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NPR Story
3:02 am
Wed February 25, 2015

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Faces Runoff In April

Originally published on Wed February 25, 2015 6:05 am

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