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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

Apache Helicopter Pilot To Join Other Women At Army Ranger School

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

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NPR Story
3:02 am
Wed February 25, 2015

Greek Government Pledges To Crack Down On Tax Evasion

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

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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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Around the Nation
5:41 am
Tue February 24, 2015

When The Goal Of An Email Is To Stir A Sense Of Dread

Originally published on Tue February 24, 2015 5:48 am

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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Virginia Heffernan and Paul Ford are sending each other bogus e-mails - messages you would hate to receive at work. They publish them on Medium.

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NPR Story
3:09 am
Tue February 24, 2015

Why Finding A Jury For Death Penalty Cases Is Complicated

Originally published on Tue February 24, 2015 1:25 pm

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NPR Story
3:09 am
Tue February 24, 2015

NFL Rivals May Team Up To Share Stadium

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NPR Story
3:09 am
Tue February 24, 2015

Venezuela's President Cracks Down On Opposition Lawmakers

Originally published on Tue February 24, 2015 5:48 am

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NPR Story
3:09 am
Tue February 24, 2015

Residents Fear Fighting In Ukraine Will Move To Kharkiv

Originally published on Tue February 24, 2015 12:14 pm

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Movies
7:43 am
Mon February 23, 2015

Oscars Get Political, As Acceptance Speeches Wade Into Social Issues

Originally published on Mon February 23, 2015 1:02 pm

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Asia
5:27 am
Mon February 23, 2015

Obama Tree Isn't Dead; It Just Looks That Way

Originally published on Mon February 23, 2015 5:52 am

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Around the Nation
5:22 am
Mon February 23, 2015

Fake IDs Backfire On Pa. College Students

Originally published on Mon February 23, 2015 9:25 am

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Business
4:17 am
Mon February 23, 2015

White House Moves To Protect Investors From Bad Retirement Advice

Originally published on Mon February 23, 2015 3:51 pm

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NPR Story
3:54 am
Mon February 23, 2015

Wil Smith, Single Dad And Beloved StoryCorps Participant, Dies At 46

Wil Smith visited StoryCorps with his daughter, Olivia, in Sheffield, Mass.
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Originally published on Mon February 23, 2015 4:50 pm

Wil Smith, a single dad whom listeners first met through StoryCorps in 2012, died Sunday at the age of 46. A few years ago he was diagnosed with colon cancer.

Smith attended Bowdoin College in Maine in the 1990s. When he enrolled, he was not just older than the other students, but was also raising his infant daughter, Olivia, on his own.

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NPR Story
3:02 am
Mon February 23, 2015

New Hospital Buildings Define Future Of Health Care

Originally published on Mon February 23, 2015 9:25 am

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3:02 am
Mon February 23, 2015

'Birdman,' Julianne Moore, Eddie Redmayne Win Big Oscar Prizes

Originally published on Mon February 23, 2015 9:25 am

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NPR Story
3:02 am
Mon February 23, 2015

Homeland Security Warns Of Terrorist Threats Against U.S. Malls

Originally published on Mon February 23, 2015 9:25 am

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Around the Nation
4:44 am
Fri February 20, 2015

Bad Weather Kept North Carolina Senators At Home — Except 1

Originally published on Fri February 20, 2015 6:10 am

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Around the Nation
4:36 am
Fri February 20, 2015

Harris Wittels, Coined Term Humblebrag, Dies At 30

Originally published on Fri February 20, 2015 6:10 am

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Business
3:32 am
Fri February 20, 2015

Learning More About Longshoremen And Their Powerful Union

Originally published on Fri February 20, 2015 1:30 pm

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The Two-Way
3:32 am
Fri February 20, 2015

U.S. West Coast Port Dispute Forces Shippers To Find Alternatives

Trucks move containers at the Port of Long Beach in California on Tuesday. Contract negotiations between dockworkers and shipping companies have led to a slowdown on the piers.
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Originally published on Fri February 20, 2015 3:52 pm

The global shipping industry is a ferociously competitive business, and the trans-Pacific route — from Asia to the West Coast seaports of the U.S. — is considered one of the most lucrative routes. Normally, cargo ships carrying everything from fruits and vegetables to cars and electronics can count on getting into a berth at one of the 29 West Coast seaports in a reasonable time.

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