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'Red Army' Explores How The Cold War Played Out On Ice

Thursday, January 22, 2015

When the U.S. hockey team beat the USSR during the 1980 Olympics, it was dubbed the "miracle on ice." Red Army profiles the Russian athletes and their place in the Soviet Union's propaganda machine.
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Fighting Spikes Again In Ukraine

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Audie Cornish talks to Kiev-based journalist David Stern about the ongoing fighting in Ukraine.
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States Continue Push To Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Although the Republican-led House decided not to vote to ban abortions after 20 weeks, 10 states already have such measures and more states are considering them.
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Hostess Isn't The Mostest: Make Your Own Sno Balls At Home

Thursday, January 22, 2015

When Hostess Brands declared bankruptcy, Jennifer Steinhauer started preparing for the snack food apocalypse. Among the foods she tackled was a pink treat she had no respect for — the Sno Ball.
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Obama Takes His State Of The Union Messages To YouTube

Thursday, January 22, 2015

President Obama is pitching his State of the Union proposals on a campaign-like trip and on YouTube.
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House Republican Leaders Drop Effort To Ban Some Abortions

Thursday, January 22, 2015

House Republican leaders had planned to pass a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks on the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision and coinciding with the annual protest march by abortion opponents. But with Republican women balking at that measure, they instead passed a bill prohibiting the use of taxpayer money for abortions, something that's been in spending bills for years.
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European Central Bank To Try Its Hand At Quantitative Easing

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The European Central Bank will begin buying up Eurozone country government bonds in a bid to stimulate Europe's flagging economy. The Federal Reserve implemented a similar program after the 2008 financial crisis, and it is credited with helping to keep the U.S. economy on track.
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Will Netanyahu's Congress Visit Help His Election Prospects?

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Robert Siegel speaks with Michael Oren, former Israeli Ambassador to the U.S., about whether he thinks Netanyahu's address to Congress in March will help him with his election a few weeks afterwards.
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Prosecutor's Mysterious Death Grips Argentina

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez says she believes Alberto Nisman, a prosecutor investigating the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center, was murdered.
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Netanyahu Accepts Republican Invitation To Address Congress

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Lawmakers say the Obama administration is "stiff arming" Congress, keeping them away from diplomacy with Iran. The House Speaker is fighting back, inviting Israel's tough talking Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress soon.
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No Federal Charges Expected Against Darren Wilson

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Mayors and police chiefs are asking how they can rebuild trust with minority communities. The question comes as a Justice Department investigation of a white police officer in the shooting death of a black man in Ferguson, Mo., is winding down.
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Patriots' Coach 'Shocked' At Allegations Of Deflated Footballs

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The New England Patriots' coach and quarterback are weighing in on the controversy surrounding the deflated footballs used in the playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts.
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Yemen In Chaos Amid Reports Of Government's Collapse

Thursday, January 22, 2015

U.S. military advisers are keeping a low profile in Yemen after Huthi rebels staged a near coup. Sources tell NPR that U.S. special operations forces are still doing operations, but nothing to antagonize the Huthis. Meanwhile, White House officials are meeting to see what the changes mean for the counter-terror fight that President Obama lauded as a success only five months ago.
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Google Could Provide Relief To Sprint, T-Mobile With Wireless Deal

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Google plans to enter the wireless phone business, according to published reports. By purchasing capacity on the T-Mobile and Sprint networks, Google could sell mobile service directly to customers, a move that would shake up the wireless industry.
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Atomic Scientists' 'Doomsday Clock' Ticks Forward

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists Science and Security Board is warning that "the probability of global catastrophe is very high" unless quick action is taken.
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Maybe Early Humans Weren't The First To Get A Good Grip

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The opposable thumb you use to hold a pencil was long thought to be a defining aspect of humans. But an analysis of finger bones suggests stone tool use by pre-humans — perhaps 3 million years ago.
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California Prisons Aim To Keep Sex Between Inmates Safe, If Illegal

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A new state law requires that condoms be made available to all prison inmates — even though state law also forbids sex between prisoners.
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The Battle Over Open-Internet Rules Shifts To Congress

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

President Obama is urging the Federal Communications Commission to protect the principle of net neutrality. But Republicans presented their own set of rules at a subcommittee hearing Wednesday.
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Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Air Marshal Whistleblower

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Robert MacLean gave a reporter information about U.S. air marshals being taken off flights to save money.
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'Deflate-Gate' Is 'Sour Grapes' Or Serious Business, Depending Who You Ask

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The NFL is investigating whether the New England Patriots deflated footballs and gained an advantage in the playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts last weekend.
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