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Judge's Decision Leaves Immigrants In Legal Limbo

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Unauthorized immigrants who entered the U.S. as children and have lived here since 2010 now wait to see what will happen to programs that were designed to temporarily protect them from deportation.

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Texas Judge Halts Obama's Executive Action On Immigration

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Despite a setback in court, the White House insists President Obama's executive action on immigration is on firm legal footing. The legal fight could have political ramifications.

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All Things Considered

Fiery W.Va. Derailment Prompts More Concern About Transporting Oil

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Two counties remain under a state of emergency after a train carrying oil derailed on Monday. Dozens of residents around Armstrong Creek evacuated after several rail cars caught fire next to a river.

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All Things Considered

After Sandy: Insurance Claim Battles Cost Homeowners, Taxpayers

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Over two years after Superstorm Sandy flooded homes in New Jersey and New York, legal battles still rage over insurance claims to repair damage. But insurance companies aren't playing by the rules.

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Some Thoughtful Words — And Many Unanswered Questions — After Chapel Hill

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Here are some of the many powerful essays we've come across in the aftermath of this tragedy.

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Swiss Village + West Virginia + Mardi Gras Feast = Fasnacht

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Isolated in the West Virginia wilderness, the tiny town of Helvetia clings to its distinctly Swiss character and foodways. It all culminates with a pre-Lenten festival where food takes center stage.

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For Congressional Committees, It's All In The Name

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

A Senate Judiciary subcommittee dropped "human rights" and "civil rights" from its name last month, sparking some controversy. But does the congressional name game even matter?

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Many Parents Aren't Sold On Later School Start Times For Teens

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Just half of parents say schools should start later so teenagers can get more sleep, a survey found. But most of the parents also weren't aware that pediatricians have called for a start of 8:30 a.m.

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Morning Edition

Meet The Dogs Whose Names Are Too Long To Fit In This Headline

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The Westminster Kennel Club dog show concludes Tuesday — but it might take you some time longer just to spell the names of the dogs involved. So what's the deal with all the elaborate names?

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An Ancestor Of YouTube, Selfies And Vines

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

During the Depression, Herbert Lee Waters filmed everyday life in the South and created "Movies of Local People." The results, now in the Duke University archives, are historically remarkable.

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Morning Edition

Oscar Mayer Wienermobile Damaged In Pennsylvania Crash

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Once it was clear no one was hurt, readers of Pennlive.com were inspired. One reader asked: "What do you get when you crash the Wienermobile into a snowbank?" The answer: "A Chili dog."

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Morning Edition

Winter Gets The Best Of Ithaca's Tourism Bureau

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

A banner on its website reads: "That's it. We surrender. Winter, you win. Key West anyone?" It encourages people to visit Ithaca when things thaw out.

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Morning Edition

'It's My Party,' ' You Don't Own Me' Singer Lesley Gore Dies At 68

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Lesley Gore was most known for her anthem of teen angst, but her career had multiple hits, as well as an Oscar nomination. She was only 16 when she released "It's My Party."

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Morning Edition

Lance Armstrong Ordered To Pay $10 Million In Fraud Dispute

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

A company that once paid Lance Armstrong millions of dollars for winning the Tour de France announced he has to pay $10 million of it back. The award was the result of an arbitration hearing.

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Morning Edition

Judge Blocks Obama's Executive Action On Immigration

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

A federal judge in Texas said President Obama had overstepped his authority. The president's plan was designed to shield from deportation as many as 4 million people living in this country illegally.

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Morning Edition

Pre-Election, Chicago Mayor Emanuel Loses African-American Support

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

School closings and high crime in some neighborhoods are big issues as Rahm Emanuel battles four challengers who want his job. President Obama is headed to town to give his former top aide a boost.

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All Things Considered

With Quakes Spiking, Oil Industry Is Under The Microscope In Oklahoma

Monday, February 16, 2015

Oil is big business in Oklahoma, and the industry has been a boon for many cities here. But there are concerns that techniques used for extracting oil are behind a surge in temblors in the state.

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Hygiene, Honey Pots, Espionage: 3 Approaches To Defying Hackers

Monday, February 16, 2015

The hack of insurer Anthem is one in a string of costly cyberattacks worldwide. In Silicon Valley and beyond, startups are taking very different approaches to helping companies outsmart the attackers.

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Climate Scientist Tries Arts To Stir Hearts Regarding Earth's Fate

Monday, February 16, 2015

Physicist Robert Davies worked with a classical quartet and two visual artists to create a musical performance about climate change. The music and images, he says, help the information take hold.

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When It Comes To Costumes, Nola's Mardi Gras Mischief Is A Year-Round Treat

Monday, February 16, 2015

Tuesday is Mardi Gras — but many New Orleanians don't reserve just one day to don their costumes. The city embraces the notion that every now and then, it's good to become someone you're not.

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