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TSA Administrator Says Airport Screening Is More Efficient, Risk-Based

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The head of the government agency that screens airline passengers is winding down his duties. John Pistole reflects on the TSA's move away from a one-size-fits-all approach.
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Rep. Sires Pushes Back Against Obama's Cuba Plans

Thursday, December 18, 2014

President Obama's action to begin normalizing relations with Cuba has drawn harsh criticism from members of Congress in both parties. One of those critics is Rep. Albio Sires, who was born in Cuba.
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Cubans Curious To See If Diplomatic Shift Leads To Democracy

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Obama announced diplomatic relations will be restored with Cuba. Travel and trade restrictions will be relaxed. What does this mean for Cubans who have been pushing for democracy?
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Richard Hottelet, Last Of 'Murrow Boys', Dies At 97

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Richard C. Hottelet, the last of the legendary Murrow boys, who covered World War II for CBS radio. Edward R. Murrow hired the pioneering group of journalists.
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Mixed Reactions In Miami On Diplomatic Overtures To Cuba

Thursday, December 18, 2014

When he announced the release of Alan Gross and plans to resume diplomatic ties with Cuba, Obama also referenced Miami. Some Cuban Americans welcome the changes, others see the action as a betrayal.
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Citing Health, Environment Concerns, New York Moves To Ban Fracking

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Officials in New York said on Wednesday that the state will ban hydraulic fracturing there. The move follows years of efforts by environmentalists, who have called on the state to ban the practice.
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Cubans React To U.S. Moves To Normalize Relations With Cuba

Thursday, December 18, 2014

President Obama announced the most significant change in U.S. policy toward Cuba in more than 50 years. Renee Montagne talks to journalist Marc Frank in Havana for Cuban reaction to the announcement.
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Research Examines Character Concerns Versus Performance In The NFL

Thursday, December 18, 2014

There has been a spate of interest recently in criminal behavior among NFL athletes. Research examines the performance of athletes charged with wrongdoing, and raises questions about NFL policy.
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Obama Announces Diplomatic Thaw With Cuba

Thursday, December 18, 2014

In re-opening ties with Cuba, the president follows through on strategy he outlined during his first White House campaign. He believes engagement with Cuba is a more powerful tool than isolation.
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S.C. Judge Rules 1944 Execution Of 14-Year-Old Boy Was Wrong

Thursday, December 18, 2014

An African-American boy, George Stinney Jr., who was executed in the killing of two young white girls has been exonerated, 70 years after he became the youngest person executed in the U.S.
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Rapprochement With Cuba: What It Includes And Excludes

Thursday, December 18, 2014

President Obama's move to restore diplomatic ties with Cuba does not lift the trade embargo. That jurisdiction belongs to Congress, but do the upcoming changes all but undermine the embargo?
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How Tchaikovsky's 'Nutcracker' Became A Holiday Tradition

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Renee Montagne talks with Miles Hoffman about the history of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker Suite. Hoffman is the violist of the American Chamber Players, and authored The NPR Classical Music Companion.
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With Sony Hack, Nation-State Attacks Go From Quiet To Overt

Thursday, December 18, 2014

U.S. intelligence officials claim that North Korea was centrally involved in the hack against Sony. That's major news in the world of cyberwarfare, where nation-states typically make covert attacks.
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Arctic Is Warming Twice As Fast As World Average

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Polar bears continue to take a hit in regions with the greatest loss of snow and ice, the latest report card on the Arctic shows. Meanwhile, plankton are thriving as the sea heats up.
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At An Isolated Camp, Iraqi Police Prep For A Showdown With ISIS

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Iraqi security forces are training with the goal of reclaiming territory lost to the Islamic State. Police at a camp near the front line say such a battle would be personal.
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Boundary-Pushing Late Night Hosts Move On — Colbert Up, Ferguson Out

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Both Stephen Colbert and Craig Ferguson end their late-night TV shows this week. Colbert is getting a boatload of attention as he moves to succeed David Letterman, but Ferguson deserves some too.
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Cuba, U.S. Agree To Prisoner Release Including American Alan Gross

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Signaling what could be a major shift in U.S. relations with Cuba, Gross, who has been jailed in Cuba for five years, will be released, while the U.S. will release three Cubans.
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Polls Show Cuban-American Views On U.S.-Cuba Relations Are Nuanced

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

For years, Cuban-Americans in Miami supported punitive policies against Cuba. But since Obama's election, that view has moderated.
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Stray Cat In Russia Feasts On Fish

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

An orange tabby became something of a celebrity after sneaking into a seafood shop at Vladivostok airport. The cat polished off the entire seafood counter, and then dashed off.
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As Pakistan Mourns, Prime Minister Removes Moratorium On Death Penalty

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The country was starting to take stock of a Taliban attack on a school that killed 145 people. Most of them were children.
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