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Threatened By Liability, Iowa City Bans Sledding

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The city of Dubuque, Iowa, is the latest city to pass a ban on sledding. It affects all but two hills in town. City Council members say they've passed the ban to protect tax payers from lawsuits.
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Supreme Court Considers Whether A Sock Is Drug Paraphernalia

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments about a graduate student who was deported after four Adderall pills were found in his sock.
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This Year At The Razzies, An Award Actors Might Actually Want To Win

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The 35th Annual Razzie nominations are out — that not-so-coveted prize for the worst of Hollywood. This year there is a new category, the Redeemer Award, for those stars who have tried so hard and come so far.
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New EPA Guidelines Limit Methane Release From Drilling

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The rules are mostly voluntary, which disappoints environmental groups, but they should ratchet down the amount of leaked methane from new or modified oil and gas operations, which contributes to climate change.
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One County Provides Preview Of China's Looming Aging Crisis

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Eastern China's Rudong County began implementing the one-child policy 10 years before the rest of the nation. Now, an estimated 60 percent of the county's residents will be 60 or older by 2030.
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'Everything Is Cyclical': Christian McBride Looks At 2015 In Jazz

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The bassist, host of NPR's new program Jazz Night In America, talks to Audie Cornish about two exciting new jazz records, as well as two birthdays he says he can't wait to celebrate.
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Kansas City Catholics Divided Over Vatican Investigation Of Bishop

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Robert Finn, head of Kansas City's diocese, is the only U.S. bishop convicted of shielding a sexually abusive priest. Supporters say Finn received conflicting advice about how to handle the problem.
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For Some Immigrants, Temporary Life In U.S. Can Mean A Long Stay

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

A little-known program allows some immigrants to stay in the U.S. when a disaster strikes their home country. Designed to be short-term, Temporary Protected Status can sometimes last for many years.
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Winning The Truck Battle Isn't Just About Smack Talk. It's Everything

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

For Detroit automakers, there's likely no bigger prize than being the No. 1 truck. The Detroit three — GM, Ford and Fiat Chrysler — are essentially truck companies that sell cars.
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A Closer Look At Obama's Plan To Protect Consumer Data

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

This week, President Obama is talking about cybersecurity. One proposal sounds pretty straightforward: Alert users if their data has been hacked within 30 days. But critics say it misses the mark.
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Boko Haram May Control Up To 20 Percent Of Nigeria

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Audie Cornish speaks with Alexis Okeowo, New Yorker correspondent, for a check-in on Boko Haram and the territory they now control in Nigeria.
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GMO Potatoes Have Arrived. But Will Anyone Buy Them?

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

New GMO potatoes don't bruise as easily, and, when fried, they have less of a potentially harmful chemical. Yet some big chip and french fry makers won't touch them because of the stigma of GMOs.
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Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush Could Split Republican Loyalties

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Melissa Block speaks with Patrick O'Connor, political reporter for the Wall Street Journal about Mitt Romney telling donors he wants to run again for president in 2016.
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Book Review: 'Sympathy For The Devil' By Michael Mewshaw

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Alan Cheuse reviews Sympathy for the Devil, Four Decades of Friendship with Gore Vidal by Michael Mewshaw.
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For A Successful Future, Ford Looks To Court Teens, Car-Sharers

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Melissa Block talks to Sheryl Connelly, manager of global trends and "futuring" for the Ford Motor Company, from the Detroit Auto Show about the outlook for the auto industry and what consumers can expect in the coming years.
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College Football Playoffs A Ratings Win On Television

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Audie Cornish speaks to John Ourand, media writer for the Sports Business Journal, about the gamble to switch to a national playoff system for college football.
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'Charlie Hebdo' Keeps The Presses Running, Will Print 3 Milllion Copies

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The remaining staff of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo are still planning to publish this week's issue, printing up three million copies.
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Stars Shine Bright In Ireland's Dark Sky Reserve

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The International Dark-Sky Association has named only three "gold-tier reserves" on Earth where a "full array of visible sky phenomena can be viewed." There's only one in the Northern Hemisphere — at the the Kerry International Dark Sky Reserve in far Southwestern Ireland.
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NTSB: D.C. Metro Incident Highlights Need To Improve Transit Safety

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a subway train incident in Washington, D.C., on Monday afternoon that left one person dead and sent dozens of passengers to local hospitals. On Tuesday, the NTSB also announced its so-called "Most Wanted List" of safety fixes for this year.
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'Girl On The Train' Is A Journey Into The Lives Of Familiar Strangers

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

In the new psychological thriller, Rachel Watson becomes obsessed with a "perfect couple" she sees each day during her commute. When the woman in the couple disappears, Rachel decides to get involved.
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