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Mark Memmott

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What Is The Polar Vortex And Why Is It Doing This To Us?

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

This super cold air is usually whirling around the Arctic. But a big piece has plunged further south than normal. One way to think about what's happening: If a spinning ice skater extends her arms, she slows down. Sometimes, she wobbles and falls. The polar vortex has sort of stretched out an arm.

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Run Run Shaw, Kung Fu Movie Pioneer, Dies

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

The Hong Kong movie mogul's films included 1972's Five Fingers of Death, which was a kung fu classic. With his brother Ronnie, Shaw produced more than 1,000 films over five decades. He also helped produce some American films, including Blade Runner. Later, he became a prominent philanthropist.

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Hang In There Another Day Or So — Warmer Air Is Coming

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

While bone-chilling temperatures remain across much of the nation, there are some fun (and safe) things to do. Morning Edition is asking for photos about what some very cool folks are up to.

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Florida State Wins A Thriller To Take College Championship

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

A wild final 4 1/2 minutes was capped by Florida State's winning touchdown that came with just 13 seconds left in the game. So the much-debated Bowl Championship Series system ends with a great game.

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Last Game Is Finally Here: BCS May Go Out With A Bang

Monday, January 06, 2014

If pregame predictions come true, Monday night's game between Auburn and Florida State could be a high-scoring affair. There are other compelling story lines, as well: Will Auburn pull off another miracle finish? Will Florida State's Jameis Winston add a championship to his trophy collection?

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'Jihad Jane' Gets 10 Years In Prison

Monday, January 06, 2014

Colleen LaRose dubbed herself "Jihad Jane" as she used the Web to recruit others for violent attacks. She was found guilty of being part of a failed plan to murder a Swedish artist. Because she cooperated with investigators, LaRose got less than the potential life sentence she faced.

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Missing N.Y. Man Found In D.C., Thanks To AP Photograph

Monday, January 06, 2014

Nicholas Simmons, 20, hadn't been seen since New Year's Day. On Sunday, USA Today published a photo of him. The young man was in Washington, D.C., trying to keep warm on a steam grate. His family saw the picture. With help from the newspaper, an AP photographer and police, their loved one was found.

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Was Luck's TD The Most Amazing Moment Of A Wild NFL Weekend?

Monday, January 06, 2014

Watch the replay as Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck scoops up a fumble and stretches across the goal line against Kansas City. During a weekend of four close games in which three weren't settled until the last minute, was that the highlight of highlights?

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Nation Turns Blue As Temperatures Continue To Plunge

Monday, January 06, 2014

You need to look at only one map to see how cold it's going to be across nearly the entire nation. In the upper Midwest, wind chills will once again be down around 40 degrees below zero. Freezing temperatures are expected as far south as Texas and Florida.

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Liz Cheney Drops Senate Bid Due To Family 'Health Issues'

Monday, January 06, 2014

The former vice president's daughter split Republicans in Wyoming with her challenge to a fellow conservative, Sen. Mike Enzi. She also sparked a public family feud with her opposition to same-sex marriage.

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Saul Zaentz, Oscar Winner Who Feuded With John Fogerty, Dies

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Zaentz produced few films, but three of them won "best picture" honors: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Amadeus and The English Patient. Before making films, he was in the music industry. He and Creedence Clearwater Revival's Fogerty had some bitter legal battles over the singer's songs.

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'No One Controls Fallujah,' Which U.S. Soldiers Fought To Free

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Al-Qaida fighters are attacking police stations and local officials. Sunni militias, who have battled al-Qaida in the past, are exerting themselves in other parts of the city. Government forces have pulled back, allowing freedom of movement for fighters from all sides.

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Former First Lady Barbara Bush Released From Hospital

Saturday, January 04, 2014

She was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital on Monday for treatment of pneumonia. Bush, 88, responded well and is now at home, a family spokesman says.

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How Cold Is It? It's So Cold That ...

Saturday, January 04, 2014

There's no hot air left in Washington? We suspect that while reading about the record-breaking temperatures expected to sweep across much of the nation, you can come up with some funnier ways to answer our question.

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How One Man Won $324M And Didn't Realize It For 2 Weeks

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Steve Tran of Northern California had a big winner sitting on top of a drawer and didn't know it. When he finally got around to checking the ticket, though, he realized his life had changed.

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Wait Is Over For Antarctic Explorers: They Can Head Home

Saturday, January 04, 2014

One day after being told the ship they're now on might have to assist another stranded vessel, the explorers have been told their trip can continue. The stranded icebreaker says it is not in distress and can wait for conditions to improve.

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Top Stories: Boeing Contract OK'd; Record Low Temps Expected

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Also: Singer Phil Everly dies; passengers rescued in the Antarctic resume their trip home; and a man who won $174 million didn't realize his good fortune for weeks.

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'Cheers And Jeers' As Boeing Machinists Narrowly OK Contract

Saturday, January 04, 2014

With 51 percent of machinists voting yes, a new labor pact was approved. It means production of the new 777X widebody jet will be done in the Puget Sound region. But many in the rank-and-file think they gave up too much to keep the jobs in Washington State.

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Phil Everly Dies; Transformed Rock 'N' Roll With Brother Don

Saturday, January 04, 2014

The tight harmonies in the Everly Brothers' string of hits in the '50s and '60s were huge influences on others such as Simon & Garfunkel, The Hollies, and The Beach Boys. Among their biggest songs: "Bye Bye Love," "Wake Up Little Susie" and "All I Have To Do Is Dream." Everly was 74. Brother Don is 76.

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Everyone Poops, But Dogs Do It With Magnetism

Friday, January 03, 2014

After watching dogs do their business several thousand times, Czech researchers concluded that the magnetic field was a significant force when the pooches lined up to go. They suggest this could mean that behavior studies need to take the magnetic field's fluctuation into account.

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