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2 Veteran Journalists Killed In Syria

Feb 22, 2012

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Dog Chases Mountain Lion Up A Tree

Feb 22, 2012

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Now, to a less controversial collaboration. Last night, the president and first lady hosted a blues night at the White House. They were marking Black History Month, and guests included legends B.B. King, and also newcomers like Trombone Shorty.

On the day she was born, Fawzia Koofi nearly died after being left outside in the unrelenting Afghan sun. But against all odds, Koofi survived and went on to become Afghanistan's first female deputy speaker of Parliament. Today, Koofi's name is floated in discussions about whether Afghanistan is ready for a first female president.

Rihanna And Chris Brown: The Saga Continues

Feb 21, 2012

Just about three years after he violently assaulted her, R&B singer Chris Brown is back with pop star Rihanna — musically, at least. On Monday night, each released a new version of a previously released song. Both remixes feature the other party, and both are causing quite the stir.

Nature Lovers Forced To Store 30,000 Books

Feb 21, 2012

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There area a lot of bad movies out there. Some movies are so bad that they're good. For some reason people love them. Is there an art to making films that are deliberately bad? Can a company be successful by producing bad movies?

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Jeremy Lin Jerseys To Go On Sale In China

Feb 21, 2012

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And I'm Steve Inskeep. Good morning.

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And I'm Renee Montagne.

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NPR's business news starts with lower European markets.

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Hard as it may be to believe, it is Spain, not Greece that has Europe's highest jobless rate - almost one in four workers are unemployed in Spain. Official statistics are based on the number of people who register for unemployment benefits.

The financial battle for the Republican nomination is tightening. Candidates spent a lot of cash in January — what with contests in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Florida. Also spending a lot of money, as it turns out, were the richly financed superPACS that support the candidates.

Reports filed at the Federal Election Commission on Monday night show just how important a superPAC can be.

Des Moines Welcomes Thousands Of Bacon Fans

Feb 20, 2012

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Escaped Emu Runs Around Vermont Island

Feb 20, 2012

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Fox Airs 'The Simpsons' 500th Episode

Feb 20, 2012

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And today's last word in business is...

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Let's talk more about where Rick Santorum stands and about his rivals, with NPR's national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Good morning.

MARA LIASSON, BYLINE: Good morning, Renee.

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Japan Logs Record Trade Deficit In January

Feb 20, 2012

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NPR's business news starts with Japan's export.

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This piece was not my idea. It was Linda Holmes'. If you're reading this blog, you probably share my regard for her take on popular culture. So my ears pricked up when she suggested I look into doing a radio piece on Kyle Killen.

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