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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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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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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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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 — the jailing of a U.S. aid worker.
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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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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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'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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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 — only five remain.
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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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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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On Nebraska's Farmland, Keystone XL Pipeline Debate Is Personal

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The pipeline's fate looms large in Washington. But for people living in Keystone XL's proposed path, the project will alter livelihoods and legacies — for better or worse, depending on whom you ask.
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The 12 Days Of Quirky Christmas Foods Around The Globe

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

We're kicking off a 12-part series exploring the rich diversity of Christmastime edibles around the world. We've zeroed in on meals that reveal as much about a country's history as its gastronomy.
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Shopping On Shore Leave: How Seafarers Head To The Mall

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Most of us pack a lot of trips to the mall into the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. But what if you could only go shopping for just a few hours once a month?
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In California, Fire Plus Drought Plus Rain Add Up To Mud

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Heavy rains are hitting drought-stricken California. But instead of sinking into the earth, the water is rushing away in areas burned by wildfire, raising the danger of mudslides.
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Pakistan Near Watershed Moment, But It Will Take Work

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Audie Cornish talks to Shuja Nawaz, a distinguished fellow at the Atlantic Council, about how Pakistan got to the point of the Taliban taking revenge on the children of the Pakistani military.
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Peshawar School Was 'Almost Obvious' Target For Pakistani Taliban

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Melissa Block speaks with Jonathan Boone, Pakistan correspondent for The Guardian, about the Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar.
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India's New Comic Book Hero Fights Rape, Rides On The Back Of A Tiger

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Her name is Priya and she is the star of a new graphic novel in India. After she is gang-raped, her family and neighbors shun her — but then a Hindu goddess grants her special powers.
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Abuse Of Synthetic Drugs Declines Across U.S.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Use of synthetic drugs, like bath salts, by young people continues to decline across the nation, according to a study by the University of Michigan.
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