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Accused Bomber's Lawyers Say Boston Jury Pool Is Too Biased

Monday, January 26, 2015

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's attorneys are again asking that his trial, now in the jury selection phase, be moved. Lawyers say they have data showing that enough impartial jurors cannot be found in the city.
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On The Ant Highway, There's Never A Backup

Monday, January 26, 2015

A team of Indian physicists has made a mathematical model that purports to explain why ants don't have traffic jams. NPR's Joe Palca explains as part of his series, Joe's Big Idea.
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Looking At How Greece's New Government Will Fare In Eurozone

Monday, January 26, 2015

As Greece's Syriza party takes charge, NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Jacob Funk Kirkegaard, senior fellow at the Peterson Institute For International Economics, about what this means for Greece and the Eurozone.
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Greece's Left-Wing Prime Minister Takes Charge

Monday, January 26, 2015

Alexis Tsipras has been sworn in as Greece's new prime minister, but there are doubts about whether he can fulfill his campaign promise to increase public spending while ending austerity measures.
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Northeast Braces For First Major Blizzard Of Season

Monday, January 26, 2015

States in the Northeast are hunkering down for the first major blizzard this winter. Travel bans are going into effect in at least four states from New York to Massachusetts.
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The Evolution Of Singer-Songwriter Dan Mangan

Monday, January 26, 2015

Dan Mangan's evolution as a singer-songwriter has taken him from quiet folk songs to experimental brooding. Reviewer Tom Moon thinks Mangan's new album, Club Meds is riveting and sometimes chaotic.
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Australia Banking On 'Wild Thing' At Australian Open

Monday, January 26, 2015

It's time for the quarterfinals at the Australian Open. NPR's Melissa Block speaks to ESPN contributor, Kamakshi Tandon from Melbourne, Australia about who is playing well and who is packing for home.
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Journalist Documents Anti-Semitism In A Swedish City

Monday, January 26, 2015

Journalist Petter Ljunggren wore a Jewish skullcap and Star of David pendant to covertly film the anti-Semitism he experienced in the Swedish city of Malmo. NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Ljunggren.
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GOP Says Obama Must Act First On New ISIS Resolution

Monday, January 26, 2015

In his State of the Union address, President Obama asked Congress to pass a resolution to show national unity in the war on ISIS. GOP lawmakers say Obama must draft that resolution, even as they sue him for acting alone on immigration.
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At Sundance, 'Project Syria' Puts Viewers In Center Of Conflict

Monday, January 26, 2015

At the Sundance Film Festival, "Project Syria" places participants in Aleppo during a rocket blast and later in a Syrian refugee camp. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with project lead Nonny de la Pena.
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New Technology Immerses Audiences At Sundance Film Festival

Monday, January 26, 2015

From flying like a bird to walking through a refugee camp in Syria, virtual reality has enabled journalists, filmmakers and artists to immerse their audience in their stories like never before.
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Another Day, Another 'Close Call' Between Earth And An Asteroid

Monday, January 26, 2015

A rare large asteroid zipped very close to Earth Monday morning. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Paul Chodas, head of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Near-Earth Object program, about the "close call."
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Pakistan Not Fans Of India's Parading While Obama Present

Monday, January 26, 2015

Pakistanis have never liked watching the Indians parade their mighty rockets on their Republic Day, but the spectacle of them doing so in the company of U.S. president is causing many furrowed brows.
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India Rolls Out Red Carpet — And Camels — For Obama's Second Visit

Monday, January 26, 2015

Camels, dancers, military hardware and marching bands — all are on display in India before an American president trying to open a new chapter in U.S.-Indian relations.
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It'd Be No 'Folly' To Remake This Musical Classic

Monday, January 26, 2015

Now that the Stephen Sondheim musical Into the Woods has made more than $100 million dollars at the box office in just three weeks, NPR's movie critic Bob Mondello has a modest musical proposal.
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George Ezra: Listen To This Man, He'll Make You Swoon

Monday, January 26, 2015

Ezra has a voice that can float high and delicate, but it can also wade deep. His debut album, Wanted On Voyage, is named for the words inscribed on Paddington Bear's suitcase.
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Syrian Rebels Want To Fight Assad, But Now They'll Face ISIS

Monday, January 26, 2015

Moderate Syrian rebels took up arms to topple President Bashar Assad. But the U.S. is planning to train them to fight against a different foe, the self-declared Islamic State instead.
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Black Doll Show Inspires With Wakandan Heroes And Jazz Superstars

Sunday, January 25, 2015

For 34 years, the William Grant Still Arts Center in Los Angeles has showcased diverse dolls for children. This year's theme, Jazz Superheroes, incorporates Marvel characters and musical giants.
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Behind The Oscars, An Academy Lacking Variety

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are largely white, male and older than 60 years old. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Darnell Hunt of UCLA about how the lack of diversity affects their decisions.
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Hip-Hop Collective Doomtree On Getting Seven Artists In One Room

Sunday, January 25, 2015

The Minneapolis rap crew is back with the album All Hands. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with members Dessa and P.O.S.
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