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Around the Nation
5:13 am
Mon April 20, 2015

Firefighters Rescue Parrots After Hearing Their Cries For Help

Originally published on Mon April 20, 2015 5:49 am

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Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Firefighters in Middleton, Idaho, heard cries from a burning house, cries they thought were people trapped inside. They found, instead, two parrots. As one firefighter told KBOI...

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Sports
5:07 am
Mon April 20, 2015

Cubs Pitcher Thinks On The Fly To Get The Out At First

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3:01 am
Mon April 20, 2015

South African Authorities Try To Quell Xenophobic Violence

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3:01 am
Mon April 20, 2015

Italy Calls On EU To Act After Migrants Drown In Mediterranean

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3:01 am
Mon April 20, 2015

New York Teen Gets Accepted To All Ivy League Schools

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3:01 am
Mon April 20, 2015

Clinton Returns To New Hampshire, Site Of 2008 Comeback

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3:01 am
Mon April 20, 2015

Weighing A Presidential Bid, O'Malley Cites Differences With Clinton

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3:01 am
Mon April 20, 2015

Ringo Starr Makes Second Appearance Into Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

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It's a milestone in the music world that was long coming. This story is also an excuse to play some music by the Beatles.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS")

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Around the Nation
5:35 am
Fri April 17, 2015

Minn. Town Outraged After Double Dots Over Its Letter 'O' Are Dropped

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Politics
4:51 am
Fri April 17, 2015

Senator's 'Let It Go' Ringtone Disrupts Committee Hearing

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3:15 am
Fri April 17, 2015

Golden State's Stephen Curry Perfects 3-Pointers

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3:15 am
Fri April 17, 2015

Awkward At Times But 'Child 44' Can Hold Audiences' Attention

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3:15 am
Fri April 17, 2015

Demand Increases For Vinyl Records

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I'm David Greene, wishing you a happy Record Store Day.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "OLD TIME ROCK AND ROLL")

BOB SEGER: (Singing) Just take those old records off the shelf.

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Around the Nation
5:29 am
Thu April 16, 2015

Company Offers $70,000 A Year Minimum Wage

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Europe
5:29 am
Thu April 16, 2015

Ex-ABBA Member Capitalizes On 'Mamma Mia!' Franchise

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Race
4:04 am
Thu April 16, 2015

Art From Japanese-American Internment Camps Saved From Auction Block

This watercolor scene at a mess hall in Wyoming's Heart Mountain internment camp was painted by Estelle Peck Ishigo, a white woman who voluntarily followed her Japanese-American husband into internment camps.
Courtesy of Rago Arts and Auction Center

Originally published on Sat April 18, 2015 10:23 am

A collection of art and others artifacts related to the Japanese-American internment camps of World War II will not be sold to the highest bidder.

A New Jersey auction house was set to sell more than 400 items on Friday. But Rago Arts and Auction Center decided to withdraw the items on Wednesday after protests from descendants of internees who were wrongfully imprisoned by the U.S. government during the war.

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3:42 am
Thu April 16, 2015

Desalination Plants: Drought Cure Or Growth Enabler?

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3:06 am
Thu April 16, 2015

Students' Work Ethic Affected By Peer Groups, Desire To Be Popular

Originally published on Sat April 18, 2015 10:17 am

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3:06 am
Thu April 16, 2015

Critics Oppose Making Holy Bible Tennessee's Official Book

Originally published on Thu April 16, 2015 11:48 am

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The state of Tennessee has a long list of official symbols.

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They include the Tennessee Walking Horse.

INSKEEP: The Tennessee cave salamander.

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Afghanistan
3:06 am
Thu April 16, 2015

Kabul Appears To Be More Tense Since U.S. Troop Drawdown

Originally published on Sat April 18, 2015 10:17 am

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Europe
6:21 am
Wed April 15, 2015

European Union Accuses Google Of Abusing Its Market Dominance

Originally published on Wed April 15, 2015 10:34 am

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Around the Nation
5:22 am
Wed April 15, 2015

S.C. Teen's Promprosal Required An Airplane

Originally published on Wed April 15, 2015 6:11 am

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Around the Nation
5:00 am
Wed April 15, 2015

Minn. Senators Still May Not Make Eye Contact During Floor Debates

Originally published on Wed April 15, 2015 6:11 am

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3:10 am
Wed April 15, 2015

Educators Sentenced To Jail In Atlanta Cheating Scandal

Originally published on Wed April 15, 2015 12:36 pm

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3:10 am
Wed April 15, 2015

Updated Driving Advice: A Better Way To Grip The Steering

Originally published on Wed April 15, 2015 6:11 am

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3:10 am
Wed April 15, 2015

Clinton Tours Iowa; Begins Outlining 4 Pillars Of Her Campaign

Originally published on Wed April 15, 2015 10:33 am

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World
5:07 am
Tue April 14, 2015

Ukulele Orchestra Tries To Break Record

Originally published on Tue April 14, 2015 6:01 am

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5:07 am
Tue April 14, 2015

Driver Safety Tip: Don't Smoke Around Gunpowder

Originally published on Tue April 14, 2015 6:01 am

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3:01 am
Tue April 14, 2015

Iran To Try 'Washington Post' Journalist With Economic Spying

Originally published on Wed April 15, 2015 12:40 pm

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3:01 am
Tue April 14, 2015

IRS Budget Cuts Make For Nightmarish Filing Season

Originally published on Tue April 14, 2015 4:02 pm

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