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Venezuela's President Cracks Down On Opposition Lawmakers

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Caracas mayor was arrested on charges of plotting to overthrow the government. Steve Inskeep talks to freelance journalist Girish Gupta.
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Residents Fear Fighting In Ukraine Will Move To Kharkiv

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Renee Montagne talks to Linda Kinstler of Foreign Policy magazine about bomb attacks in Ukraine. Many people fear this is a sign the war is about the spread in their direction.
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At Supreme Court, Fashion Collides With Religion In Headscarf Case

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

On one side of the case is the retailer Abercrombie & Fitch, and on the other, a 17-year-old job applicant who was highly rated for hiring but then rejected because she wore a Muslim headscarf.
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Why Finding A Jury For Death Penalty Cases Is Complicated

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Jury selection continues in the trials of the Boston marathon bombing and the Aurora, Colorado theater shooting. The prosecutors in both are seeking the death penalty. The process could take months.
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Angry Tweets Predict Patterns Of Heart Disease, Researchers Say

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Can tweets be analyzed to predict heart disease? New research suggests the answer is yes.
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Pacific Northwest Businesses Hurt By West Coast Ports Disruption

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Work has resumed at West Coast ports after nearly nine months of slow downs and work stoppages. Despite last week's tentative labor agreement, it could take months to get things back to normal.
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'Weird' Fern Shows The Power Of Interspecies Sex

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Two species of fern that diverged 60 million years ago are as evolutionarily distant as, say, elephants and manatees. Nonetheless, the two species recently produced a hybrid, say astounded botanists.
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Army Corps Project Pits Farmland Against Flood Threat

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A levee project would cordon off lucrative farmland along the Mississippi River in southeastern Missouri. But towns in Illinois say that puts them at risk of flooding while protecting rich farmers.
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Analysts Fear A Prolonged Drop In Oil Prices Will Hurt Oklahoma's Banks

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Oklahoma oil is expensive to produce, so the sharp drop in prices has forced many drilling companies to cut jobs. If prices stay low, the pain could spread to the banks that finance the oil industry.
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In LA, Missing Kindergarten Is A Big Deal

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Research shows that missing school in the crucial early days of school leads to problems later on. In Los Angeles, educators are working to raise kindergarten attendance.
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Daughters Back An Artful End To The Rivera-Rockefeller Rivalry Story

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Capitalist Nelson Rockefeller and painter Diego Rivera clashed over a political mural in the 1930s. Now their daughters have teamed up to preserve both their fathers' legacies and the art they loved.
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How Do You Market To Millennials?

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Young people between the ages of 18 and 35 spend hundreds of millions of dollars a year. NPR asked some in this group how brands and corporations can get their attention.
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Family Secrets — And Mango Chutney — In 'Don't Let Him Know'

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Longtime Morning Edition commentator Sandip Roy has written a new novel, propelled by family secrets, which crisscrosses back and forth between the two "Cals" in his life: California and Calcutta.
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Washington State County Unsure If It Can Take Wave Of North Dakota Crude

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Once a booming timber area, Grays Harbor County is the site of three proposed oil terminals. The local fishing industry sees the uptick in oil movement as a big risk, with limited economic benefits.
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As Homeland Security Steps Up Cybercrime Fight, Tech Industry Wary

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Department of Homeland Security, an agency repeatedly criticized for internal mismanagement and bloat, is the cornerstone of the new White House initiative to fight cybercrime.
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Kate Pierson Says Going Solo Is Like 'Having Wings'

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

"There's nobody like The B-52s," Pierson says. "But doing stuff on my own, I can also express more personal songs."
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In Beta Release, Apple Introduces New, Racially Diverse Emojis

Monday, February 23, 2015

The emojis now have different skin tones and the family icons now come in configurations that include two moms and two dads.
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Oscars Get Political, As Acceptance Speeches Wade Into Social Issues

Monday, February 23, 2015

At the Academy Awards, many of the big winners were expected — but the ceremony drew energy from their speeches, which addressed a gamut of issues, from equal pay for women to immigration.
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Obama Tree Isn't Dead; It Just Looks That Way

Monday, February 23, 2015

During his visit to India, President Obama planted a tree. It was covered in leaves just three weeks ago, and now it is bare. Authorities say that type of tree often loses leaves this time of year.
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Fake IDs Backfire On Pa. College Students

Monday, February 23, 2015

Police say a student named Dean and some friends ordered fake ID's from China. When the package was mistakenly delivered to a college dean with the same last name, the students' parents were called.
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