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North Korea Has Invested Heavily In Cyberattacks

Thursday, December 18, 2014

American officials have concluded that North Korea was behind the hack of Sony Pictures Company. Melissa Block talks to James Lewis of the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
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Risky Comedies Could Be In Jeopardy After 'Interview' Is Pulled

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Audie Cornish talks with John Horn of KPCC's The Frame, about what Sony's decision to cancel The Interview means for Hollywood, freedom of speech and future artistic expression.
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No Fracking In New York? That's OK With Pennsylvania

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Environmental groups cheered New York's decision to ban the practice, and some in the industry say when it comes to good-paying jobs, New York's loss is Pennsylvania's gain.
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In Nigeria, Islamic Extremists Kidnap Close To 200 People

Thursday, December 18, 2014

It happened not far from the town of Chibok, where over 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped in April. Audie Cornish speaks with Tim Cocks, Reuters Nigeria bureau chief, based in Lagos.
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Aftereffects Of W.V. Chemical Spill Still Felt Months Later

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Looking back at the year's top stories — in January, a chemical spill disrupted life in West Virginia. Melissa Block speaks with Ken Ward, Jr. of the Charleston Gazette.
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Music A Longtime Feature Of Cuba-U.S. Cultural Exchange

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Cuban rhythms and melodies have been part of what's been called the most American of art forms — jazz — ever since Jelly Roll Morton first heard them in the port of New Orleans and used them in his music. Josephine Baker performed in Cuba and Nat King Cole recorded there. But the revolution made cultural exchange all but impossible and even supposedly open-minded artists and musicians took sides.
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Justice Department Sues Over Conditions At Rikers Island Jail

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Department of Justice is following through on its threat to sue the New York City over conditions at the notorious Rikers Island jail. The lawsuit announced today comes months after a scathing DOJ report that found a "culture of violence" against adolescent inmates at Rikers.
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Putin Remains Defiant On Crimea, Ukraine At Annual Press Conference

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Russian president Vladimir Putin gave his annual press conference on Thursday. He defended his actions in Ukraine, but failed to offer a strategy to cope with the looming financial crisis.
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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Makes Court Appearance In Pretrial Hearing

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appeared in court on Thursday, marking his first time before the public in 17 months. The pretrial hearing comes ahead of a Jan. 5 trial.
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New Popularity Of L.L. Bean Boots Sparks Scramble To Fill Orders

Thursday, December 18, 2014

L.L. Bean's iconic rubber and leather boots have swung back into fashion with young people and are more popular than ever. The backlog stands at nearly 100,000 pairs; it will take months to catch up.
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Music Review: Lori Henriques' 'How Great Can This Day Be'

Thursday, December 18, 2014

In contrast to many of her peers, Portland-based musician Lori Henriques' music for kids is rooted in jazz. Her latest album is How Great Can This Day Be.
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How Much Will The Hack Cost Sony?

Thursday, December 18, 2014

It's difficult to know what pulling The Interview from theaters will cost Sony Pictures. Estimates vary widely and Sony hasn't announced whether it will pursue an alternative plan to release the film. At a minimum, though, the $45 million Sony put up to make the move appears to be at risk. And there is an unquantifiable hit to the company's reputation.
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Cuba's Famous Vintage Cars Could Find Their Way Off The Island

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Cuba may have more vintage American cars per person than anyplace in the world. That's out of necessity rather than choice. With relations resuming between the U.S. and Cuba, parts for those cars should more easily available.
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Sarah Koenig On Serial: 'I Think Something Went Wrong With This Case'

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Serial, the hugely popular (and sometimes controversial) podcast spun off from This American Life, wraps up its first season today. NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Serial creator Sarah Koenig.
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Most Pages In New U.S.-Cuba Chapter Still Have To Be Written

Thursday, December 18, 2014

President Obama is re-opening diplomatic ties to Cuba, and easing restrictions on travel and commerce. A day after that historic announcement, we look at what it actually means for would be travelers and exporters.
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In Latin America, Not Everyone Is Thrilled With The U.S.-Cuba Thaw

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Cuba and Venezuela are close allies that often seemed to speak with a single voice when it came to bashing the U.S. But now they may be out of sync.
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Hello, I'm Calling From 'La Mafia'

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Honduras has the highest murder rate in the world. That means jobs that in the U.S. are relatively safe and boring, like driving a bus, can be incredibly dangerous. It all starts with a phone call.
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The U.S. Says North Korea Ordered The Sony Hack. How Do We Respond?

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The cyberattack successfully achieved its unusually public goals. The question, reporter David Sanger says, is how the United States can punish what already is the world's most-sanctioned nation.
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Sony Cancels Theatrical Release Of 'The Interview'

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Sony Pictures decided to cancel the release after several big theater chains opted to drop the movie from their line up. The Interview is a comedy centered on a plot to kill the leader of North Korea.
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U.S. Deal May Not Change Life Much For Everyday Cubans

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Melissa Block talks to Steve Wicary, a freelance journalist based in Havana, about reactions on the ground in Cuba, to the announcement that the U.S. and Cuba will normalize relations.
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