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Controversial Austrian Law Encourages Teaching Islam In German

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Robert Siegel talks to Sebastian Kurz, the Austrian Minister for Foreign Affairs, about revising a 1912 law giving Muslims the same rights as Christians and Jews.
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The Strange World Of Guantanamo Bay's War Court

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

From the tent city it's set up in, to a judge banning defense lawyers from mentioning a former CIA interpreter's having appeared before all of them, the war court in Guantanamo Bay borders on surreal.
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Jailed Egyptian Journalist Out On Bail Fears For Freedom Of Expression

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Kelly McEvers talks with Baher Mohamed, an Egyptian journalist for Al Jazeera English. Mohamed was imprisoned for alleged assistance to the banned Muslim Brotherhood.
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At VA Hospitals, Training And Technology Reduce Nurses' Injuries

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Department of Veterans Affairs is taking a lead among other hospital systems in the country to keep nurses and other staff from getting injured when they move and lift patients.
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Jordan's Fuzzy Definition Of Free Speech

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The government says free expression can combat radicalization. Yet a military court recently sentenced a man to 18 months in prison for a Facebook post deemed insulting to the United Arab Emirates.
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The Good, The Bad And The Hot: Movies To Warm Winter's Bite

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

As much of the country shivers in the grip of a nasty winter, NPR movie critic Bob Mondello ponders cinematic heat — the movies that smolder, swelter and sizzle no matter what the mercury says.
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'Brother's Keeper, 'Paradise Lost' Documentary Filmmaker Dies At 58

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Bruce Sinofsky died Saturday of complications from diabetes. He was 58 years old.
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FBI Charges Three Men With Conspiring To Support ISIS

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

According to the criminal complaint, two of the Brooklyn men planned to travel to Syria to join the group. A third man allegedly helped finance their trip.
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Edmonton 'Freezeway' Would Be Skating Lane For Commuters

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Edmonton, Alberta, spends five months a year below freezing. Now, the Canadian city is considering a proposal to create a 7-mile skating trail for Edmontonians to use during their winter commutes.
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When Tech Workers Arrive On Visa, What About Their Spouses?

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

This week, spouses of high-tech foreign workers got some good news. The federal government will begin offering them work permits.
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French Authorities Pursue Drones Spotted Near Sensitive Sites

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Small drones have been seen flying illegally above high-security landmarks in Paris recently. Officials say they don't pose much risk, but the city is still on edge after the Charlie Hebdo attack.
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Dissecting A Frog: A Middle School Rite Of Passage

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

In science classrooms across the country, middle-schoolers will take part in an iconic activity this year: frog dissection.
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ISIS Fighters Seize Control Of Christian Areas In Syria

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Militants from the self-proclaimed Islamic State swept through several Christian areas of Syria this week, kidnapping scores and causing wider displacement.
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Rep. Boehner: House Has 'Done Its Job' On Homeland Security Funding

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

House Speaker John Boehner says the ball is in the Senate's court to stave off a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security, which is set to run out of money Friday.
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Even Pickaxes Couldn't Stop The Nation's First Oil Pipeline

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The debate over Keystone XL is nothing compared to the battle over the nation's first commercial oil pipeline. It transformed how energy was transported forever — but not without sabotage and threats.
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A Stolen iPhone, A New Connection And Minor Celebrity In China

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Months after Buzzfeed writer Matt Stopera's phone was stolen, new pictures from China started uploading to his photo stream.
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Gerbils Likely Pushed Plague To Europe in Middle Ages

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Shifts in climate in the Middle Ages likely drove bubonic plague bacteria from gerbils in Asia to people in Europe, research now suggests. Rats don't deserve all the blame.
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Little-Known Laws Help Sex Trafficking Victims Clear Criminal Records

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

"I'm not ever going to forget what I've done," says a woman once convicted of prostitution. "But, at the same time, I don't want it thrown in my face every time I'm trying to seek employment."
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Christie Delivers N.J. Budget Address Amid Fiscal Challenges

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

On Monday, a state court dealt a huge blow to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's administration's plans when it said the state couldn't continue to withhold payments to the state pension plan.
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Sniper Trial Could Be In Jury's Hands Soon

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Eddie Ray Routh has been charged with killing former Navy Seal Chris Kyle, the subject of the film American Sniper, and another man. Routh has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity
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