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Sen. Marco Rubio: Obama's Cuba Deal Is Bad Foreign Policy

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

We hear Cuban-American reaction and some of what Cuban President Raul Castro had to say today.
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Japan's Butter Shortage Whips Its Cake Makers Into A Frenzy

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

For the Japanese, Christmastime means sponge cake. But a nationwide butter shortage has led to mandatory butter rationing, forcing cake bakers to seek out substitutes.
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Fed: Interest Rates Could Rise As Early As May 2015

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

After a two-day meeting, Federal Reserve policymakers say they will be "patient" before starting to raise interest rates from historically low levels.
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Rep. Van Hollen: Alan Gross' Release A 'Miraculous' Moment

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Melissa Block talks to Democratic Congressman Chris Van Hollen of Maryland about the release of Alan Gross. Van Hollen is one of the lawmakers who flew to Cuba to bring Gross back to the U.S.
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Pakistani Editorial Calls For Unified Strategy Against Extremists

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Melissa Block talks to Zaffar Abbas, editor of the Dawn newspaper, about calling on the Pakistani government to take a tough unified strategy against Islamic extremism and terror groups.
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Major Movie Theater Chains Drop 'The Interview' After Threats

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Audie Cornish talks with LA Times Hollywood Editor Joe Bel Bruno about the latest surrounding hacker threats to Sony and theaters showing the film, The Interview.
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Some Cuban-Americans Angry With Release Of Spies

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

We hear reaction from Miami's Cuban-American community on announced changes to U.S. policy toward the island.
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Author Of 'Clifford' Children's Books Dies At 86

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The creator of Clifford The Big, Red Dog died last Friday . Norman Bridwell wrote about 150 Clifford books that were translated into 13 languages and sold nearly 130 million copies.
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Letters: How Parents Talk To Boys About Sex And Consent

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Melissa Block and Audie Cornish read emails from listeners about how parents talk to boys about sex and consent and a strong storm that hit California.
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From White House's Perspective, Cuban Embargo Hasn't Worked

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The U.S. broke off relations with Cuba the year President Obama was born. Now, he's trying a different approach having resolved one issue โ€” the jailing of a U.S. aid worker.
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National Parks In Maryland, New York To Honor Harriet Tubman

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

After years of effort, legislation to honor abolitionist Harriet Tubman with national parks in Maryland and New York has passed Congress.
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Shift In U.S.-Cuba Relationship Comes After 55 Years Of Tension

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

We look back over the more than 50 years the U.S. has had an antagonistic relationship with the Cuban government.
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'Restorative Justice' A New Approach To Discipline At School

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

In the second of two reports on Restorative Justice, we look at a "harm circle" session with two students who've been in a fight at an Oakland Middle School.
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An Updated 'Annie' And The Tradition Of Nontraditional Casting

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

As an African-American Annie arrives on movie screens, critic Bob Mondello looks at other cross-cultural reinventions, from Pearl Bailey's Dolly to the Americanization of Carmen as Carmen Jones.
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Studios Hope Holiday Family Movies Will Grab Slice Of Shrinking Box Office

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

So far Disney's Big Hero 6 is a winner and DreamWorks' Penguins of Madagascar is not. Studios look closely at opening weekend. In December, Night at the Museum 3 will compete with Annie, just before Into The Woods enters the race on Christmas Day.
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Alan Gross Release Paves Way For New Chapter In U.S.-Cuba Relations

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

President Obama announced an historic shift in U.S.-Cuban relations, drawing bipartisan support and criticism.
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Angelina Jolie On Her Film's 'Unbroken' Hero: 'He Was Truly A Great Man'

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Louis Zamperini was an Olympian before he enlisted in World War II and became a prisoner of war. Jolie says he told her to "make a film that reminds people that they have greatness inside themselves."
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In Gaza, The Specter Of ISIS Proves Useful To Both Sides

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Islamic State is not believed to be in the Gaza Strip. But a flier in its name was recently sent around the territory. Both Israel and Hamas are trying to use it to their advantage.
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We're Down To 5 Northern White Rhinos: Is It Too Late For Babies?

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

With the death of a northern white rhino in San Diego's zoo this week, researchers are working to see whether they can save the species. They'd better hurry โ€” only five remain.
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Dreaming Up A Safer, Cooler PPE For Ebola Fighters

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University are revamping the Ebola suit. They've come up with a design that's safer, cooler and easier to take off than the space suits currently in use in West Africa.
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