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Science Says The Dress Is Blue

Friday, February 27, 2015

A debate about the color of a dress on Wired.com has been consuming people. Some say the dress is blue and black, while others say it is white and gold. Each side emphatically believes it is right.

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Nation Riveted By Llamas On The Loose

Friday, February 27, 2015

Two llamas in Phoenix escaped and TV choppers went live. When they were safely lassoed, Arizona Sen. John McCain tweeted: "Glad that #LlamaDrama 2015 has been peacefully resolved!"

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ISIS Video Shows Extremists Destroying Artifacts

Friday, February 27, 2015

A video has surfaced that appears to show members of the self-proclaimed Islamic State, also known as ISIS, smashing priceless antiques at a museum in Mosul, Iraq.

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ISIS Extremist Who Beheaded Prisoners Is Identified

Friday, February 27, 2015

The masked man who appeared to behead hostages in videos for the so-called Islamic State, also known as ISIS, has been revealed. Known in the media as "Jihadi John," his real name is Mohammed Emwazi.

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Using A Can Of Coke To Explain A Currency Lesson

Friday, February 27, 2015

The U.S. economy has been doing well. That's pushed the value of the U.S. dollar up — relative to other currencies. A strong dollar sounds like good news, but there are winners and losers.

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CPAC Attendees Hear From GOP Presidential Hopefuls

Friday, February 27, 2015

The annual Conservative Political Action Conference is a draw for some 10,000 activists. Would-be GOP presidential candidates are differentiating themselves from others who may run.

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Task Force Proposes Fracking Rules To Colorado Governor

Friday, February 27, 2015

The group has been meeting for months to find compromise on whether local governments should be given more say when drilling is proposed near residential and urban areas.

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Britain Tries To Counter Extremists' Appeal

Friday, February 27, 2015

The British government has long been concerned about extremism emerging within its borders. Linda Wertheimer talks to Shashank Joshi of the Royal United Services Institute about extremism.

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Belfast Thriller '71' Combines Action And Emotional Authenticity

Friday, February 27, 2015

The film depicts Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1971. It was a year when the Troubles, the bitter conflict between the Catholic IRA and the Protestant Loyalists, turned violent.

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House Not Quite Ready To 'Suck It Up' Over Homeland Security Funding

Friday, February 27, 2015

For a few days now, most Senate Republicans have come to terms with how this story would end. But the House has a new plan to fund the Department of Homeland Security for just three weeks.

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Slurpee Waves Roll Ashore On Nantucket's Coast

Friday, February 27, 2015

In Massachusetts, where it's been very cold, the waves coming ashore on the island of Nantucket are partially frozen. Photographs of the waves make it seem like a big Slurpee is about to hit land.

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White House Move To Protect Nest Eggs Sparks Hopes And Fears

Friday, February 27, 2015

The Labor Department will draft new rules requiring retirement advisers to put consumers' best interests first. The industry warns that low-income people might lose out on financial planning advice.

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'Ballot Selfies' Clash With The Sanctity Of Secret Polling

Friday, February 27, 2015

New Hampshire is the first state to outlaw voting booth selfies. Some call the ban unconstitutional and are challenging it in court. Others argue selfies compromise privacy and enable voter coercion.

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Colorado Pushes For Concealed Guns In K-12 Schools

Friday, February 27, 2015

Similar legislation has been proposed in North Dakota and Wyoming to allow concealed firearms on K-12 school grounds and college campuses, as a part of a larger effort to expand gun owners' rights.

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This Season On 'House Of Cards,' It's Tough To Be The Boss

Friday, February 27, 2015

New episodes of Netflix's House of Cards debut today, and NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says this season's challenges may please critics who say the show's vision of Washington, D.C., runs too smoothly.

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Stone Age Britons Were Eating Wheat 2,000 Years Before They Farmed It

Friday, February 27, 2015

Scientists have recovered cultivated wheat DNA from an 8,000-year-old submerged site off the British coast. The finding suggests hunter-gatherers were trading for the grain long before they grew it.

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Obama To Ambitious Teen: 'You Have This Strength Inside Yourself'

Friday, February 27, 2015

The president interviews 18-year-old, Noah McQueen, who's participating in a White House mentoring program for young men of color. "It's hard to always make the right decision," McQueen tells Obama.

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Go Behind The Scenes With The Producer Who Made 'Life After Death'

Friday, February 27, 2015

An NPR team visited the Liberian village of Barkedu to capture the sights and sounds of life after Ebola. They found sorrow, hunger ... and a sense of hope.

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Impressionist Hero Edouard Manet Gets The Star Treatment In Los Angeles

Friday, February 27, 2015

Manet was not himself an impressionist, but he mightily influenced the movement. Two of his paintings are now in LA. The Railway is making its West Coast debut, and Spring just sold for $65 million.

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Long Before Net Neutrality, Rules Leveled The Landscape For Phone Services

Friday, February 27, 2015

The new FCC rules require service providers to be a neutral gateway to the Internet. The move has precedent in the 1930s, when regulators enacted "common carrier" rules on phone service companies.

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