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All Things Considered

Shrinking Glaciers Could Squeeze Washington's Water Supply

Friday, November 21, 2014

Washington state is home to more glaciers than any other state in the lower 48. And they're receding faster than ever before.

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All Things Considered

In Southwest, New Immigration Policies Bring Frustration From All Sides

Friday, November 21, 2014

Anger and disappointment with Obama's executive action has been swift, and isn't just being voiced by anti-illegal immigration groups. Some immigrant rights supporters call the moves inadequate.

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All Things Considered

Native Americans, Landowners Protest Keystone XL Pipeline In South Dakota

Friday, November 21, 2014

The U.S. Senate failed to approve the Keystone XL pipeline but the issue appears headed for a green light in the GOP-controlled Congress next year.

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Last 'Angola 3' Inmate's Conviction Should Be Thrown Out, Court Says

Friday, November 21, 2014

Albert Woodfox has spent about 40 years in solitary for the 1972 murder of a prison guard. A federal appeals court's unanimous decision could set him free, if the state decides not to challenge it.

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A Closer Look At Obama's Immigration Plan: What's In It, Who's Affected

Friday, November 21, 2014

The actions announced Thursday are complicated and will lead to many changes in immigration policy. Here we try to explain it plainly.

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Thanksgiving, Frozen: A 6-Day Guide To What To Cook Ahead, And When

Friday, November 21, 2014

You don't have to leave all the cooking for Thursday. We offer tips for getting most of the meal ready in advance so you can sleep in a little later on the big day.

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To Stay Energy Efficient As You Age, Keep On Running

Friday, November 21, 2014

People in their 60s who run for exercise use energy as efficiently as much younger people. That wasn't true for older people who walked instead.

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In The Hospital, There's No Such Thing As A Lesbian Knee

Friday, November 21, 2014

People in the LGBT community often have a hard time getting appropriate health care. But the problems aren't unique to them. Doesn't everyone want to have a doctor call them by their preferred name?

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The 2 Things That Rarely Happen After A Medical Mistake

Friday, November 21, 2014

When patients are harmed by a medical error, they rarely are told about it or given an apology, according to a study based on ProPublica's Patient Harm Questionnaire.

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Holder Calls For Calm As Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Looms

Friday, November 21, 2014

In a newly released video, Attorney General Eric Holder has messages for law enforcement agents as well as for those protesting the police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

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TED Radio Hour

Why Would Someone Choose Silence For 17 Years?

Friday, November 21, 2014

For almost three decades, John Francis has been a planetwalker, traveling the globe by foot and sail with a silent message of environmental respect. For 17 of those years he didn't speak a word.

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TED Radio Hour

How Do Years Of Silence Change Someone?

Friday, November 21, 2014

For almost three decades, John Francis has been a planetwalker, traveling the globe by foot and sail with a silent message of environmental responsibility. For 17 years he didn't speak a word.

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The Raiders (Finally) Claim Victory, In Game Against Chiefs

Friday, November 21, 2014

Yes. That's news, because the Oakland Raiders had lost 16 games in a row, the fourth-longest losing streak in NFL history.

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Who's Dreaming Now? Obama Opponents Do A Weapons Check On Immigration

Friday, November 21, 2014

At the Republican Governors Association meeting in Florida, 2016 presidential contenders vied to be the most outraged. But here too, the focus was less on the policy than on the unilateral process.

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Morning Edition

GOP Rep. Cole Says Obama Is Playing Politics With Immigration

Friday, November 21, 2014

President Obama outlined his plans to overhaul immigration by executive action in a speech Thursday night. For reaction, Arun Rath talks to Republican Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma.

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Morning Edition

Nearly Deported, Felipe Diosdado Fights To Stay In U.S.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Steve Inskeep talks to Felipe Diosdado and his son about what life is like for families when some members are illegal, and could be kicked out of the country at any moment.

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Morning Edition

Skiers Rejoice! Upstate New York Has Snow

Friday, November 21, 2014

Snow is a big part of the culture and the joy of life in Upstate New York. Because of this week's storm, some of the region's ski resorts are already open for business.

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Morning Edition

White House Adviser Cecilia Munoz Answers Immigration Questions

Friday, November 21, 2014

For more on President Obama's immigration plan, Steve Inskeep and NPR's Scott Horsley talk to Cecilia Munoz, assistant to the president and director of the White House Domestic Policy Council.

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Morning Edition

Obama Defies Republicans, Lays Out Immigration Policy

Friday, November 21, 2014

Republicans are threatening to resist working with President Obama after his announcement on Thursday night that he will issue an executive order to enact some immigration changes.

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Morning Edition

Senate Panel Probes Fed's Oversight Of Commodity Trading

Friday, November 21, 2014

A Senate committee has accused major banks including Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase of manipulating commodity prices. Executives from several leading banks rejected the allegations on Thursday.

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