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The Man Argentines Love To Hate Is An American Judge

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Little-known in the U.S., Thomas Griesa is a villain and scapegoat in the Argentine media. The federal court judge in New York has ruled against Argentina in its battles with its "vulture" creditors.
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Hate The Idea Of 'Peter Pan Live'? NBC Is Counting On It

Thursday, December 04, 2014

NBC's Peter Pan Live! production seems to be utterly in earnest — but TV critic Eric Deggans wonders if the show will need a viewership boost from critics snarking on Twitter to really succeed.
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World Climate Talks In Lima Aim To Move Beyond Kyoto Treaty

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Unlike the 1997 Kyoto treaty, the plan on the negotiating table in Lima this week asks every country, developed and developing, to limit carbon emissions. Each nation would set its own target.
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To Search For A New Supernova, Build A New Camera

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Most telescope cameras can only capture a small patch of sky at a time. But a new camera has a much larger field of view, and its backers are hoping for help in deciphering its reams of data.
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Texas Death Row Case Draws Attention To Mentally Ill Convicts

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

On Wednesday, Texas is scheduled to execute Scott Panetti for killing his in-laws. Panetti is mentally ill, and there are last-minute efforts underway to halt his execution.
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The 2014 Book Concierge Is Here To Help You Find Your Next Great Read

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

NPR's Lynn Neary and Petra Mayer introduce an interactive guide to the books NPR staff and critics loved this year.
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Sports Commissioners Absent From Senate Hearing On Domestic Abuse

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

With domestic violence by sports figures in the news, members of the Senate Commerce Committee held a hearing on the issue. But not one commissioner — from the NFL, MLB, NBA or NHL — showed up.
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U.N. Team Strives To Reach Ebola Emergency Response Goals

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

David Greene talks to Tony Banbury, head of the U.N. Ebola response mission in West Africa. Banbury says, "The world has never faced an emergency of this nature before."
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NYPD Hopes Garner Case Doesn't Trigger Ferguson-Like Violence

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

A grand jury in New York could reach a decision as soon as Wednesday in the case of Eric Garner. His death caused an uproar after a video showed him being placed in a choke-hold by a NYPD officer.
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When Big Money Leads To Diplomatic Posts

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

A couple of big Obama campaign donors were confirmed as U.S. ambassadors by the Senate on Tuesday. But some bad performances in confirmation hearings are raising questions about the practice.
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Martin Litton, Devoted Conservationist, Dies At 97

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Litton spent his life preserving wilderness. Whether it was keeping dams from the Colorado River or a ski resort in the southern Sierra to preserving the redwoods, he refused to compromise.
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Missing Book Racks Up $475 Overdue Library Fine

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Gone With the Wind disappeared in 1946 from a library in Spokane, Wash. It turned up in New England. The New Englander offered to return the book as long as he didn't have to pay the fine.
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International Conference May Help Afghanistan Hit The Reset Button

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

London hosts a conference this week that could set the course for the next decade in Afghanistan. The new Afghan president will meet Western government leaders, some of them for the first time.
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Is 'Womenomics' The Answer To Japan's Economic Woes?

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

The government has set up a female lumberjacks program, part of a wider effort to fuel growth after long-term stagnation. But critics say it does little to tackle fundamental problems.
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Russia Heads Toward Recession, With No Relief In Sight

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Western sanctions are biting, oil prices are down sharply, and the Russian currency is tanking. The government now expects the economy to shrink in 2015.
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French Lawmakers Vote To Recognize Palestinian State

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

The lower house of Parliament took the non-binding action on Tuesday. France is the fifth European country to make such a move in the last month, following Sweden, Britain, Spain and Ireland.
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Australia Cracks Down On Travel Amenity Requests

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

The foreign minister says Australians abroad should not expect their embassies to pay for: repairs to their jet skis, provide pest-removal assistance or lend out armored cars. All real requests.
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Hong Kong Visitors Tour Protest Site Where History Is Being Made

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

During quiet times of the pro-democracy protests, some people bring their kids to the main camp for a civics lesson. And to witness the extraordinary: a pro-democracy demonstration on Chinese soil.
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Did UPS Discriminate Against A Pregnant Worker By Letting Her Go?

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

When Peggy Young became pregnant, her doctor recommended not lifting more than 20 pounds and she lost her job. Now a federal law banning pregnancy discrimination faces a test before the Supreme Court.
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CDC Considers Counseling Males Of All Ages On Circumcision

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Citing reduced risk of HIV and other sexually acquired diseases, the federal agency says health care providers should discuss circumcision with men as well as parents of infants and teen boys.
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