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'Do Not Fear For Me': Remembering Kayla Mueller With Her Own Words

Saturday, February 14, 2015

NPR's Scott Simon remembers Kayla Mueller by reading from a letter she sent her family in the spring of 2014. She died while being held captive by the group that calls itself the Islamic State.

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Many Immigrants In U.S. Can Soon Avoid Deportation

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Hundreds of thousands more people living illegally in the U.S. can soon apply to avoid deportation. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Alan Gomez of USA Today about the president's immigration proposals.

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Buried Boston Copes With Piles Of Snow

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Boston has been buried under piles of snow this winter. The streets are covered and there's more snow on the way. Car Talk's Ray Magliozzi talks to NPR's Scott Simon about how the city is coping.

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Not Everyone Agrees On How To Tame Obama's Cyber 'Wild West'

Saturday, February 14, 2015

President Obama wants to stop cyberattacks by getting companies and law enforcement to coordinate. He signed an executive order that could pave the way, but some in the business world are skeptical.

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Obama Calls UNC Murders 'Brutal And Outrageous'

Friday, February 13, 2015

The president spoke a day after the Justice Department announced an investigation into the killings of three Muslim university students as a possible hate crime.

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Execution By Firing Squad Passes Key Vote In Utah Legislature

Friday, February 13, 2015

The Republican-controlled House has voted to revive the option, which was discontinued in 2004, if the state cannot obtain the drugs needed to perform an execution by lethal injection.

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All Things Considered

Ore. Governor Resigns Amid Ethics Investigation

Friday, February 13, 2015

Oregon's governor says he'll leave office next week. Democrat John Kitzhaber had been under pressure to resign amid ethics investigations related to his fiancee's consulting work. In recent days, leaders from his own party asked him to step down. Rachel Martin talks with Northwest News Network's Chirs Lehman.

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All Things Considered

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Facing More Legal Troubles

Friday, February 13, 2015

A federal judge in Arizona is planning a series of hearings to find out if Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio should be held in contempt of court for violating the court's orders. It's the latest twist in a lawsuit that found the sheriff's exuberant crackdown on illegal immigration racially profiled Latino drivers.

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A Black Mississippi Judge's Breathtaking Speech To Three White Murderers

Friday, February 13, 2015

Judge Carlton Reeves sentenced three young white men in the murder of an innocent black man. But first, he had something to tell them.

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Why Convention Sites Don't Make Very Good Swing State Strategy

Friday, February 13, 2015

The idea that convention cities are decided with an eye toward winning the host city's state is popular to the point of being irresistible. But it doesn't fare well against the facts.

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California Health Exchange Considers Extending Enrollment For Some

Friday, February 13, 2015

Plenty of uninsured people will discover they owe a penalty as they file their taxes over the next two months, and will also learn they could be locked out of buying insurance to solve the problem.

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Morning Edition

NASA Mission Crew Poses As Jedi Warriors

Friday, February 13, 2015

They even had light sabers for the group portrait. The crew is not headed to a galaxy far far away, but to the International Space Station this fall.

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Morning Edition

Political Necessity Forces GOP Into Middle-Class Income Debate

Friday, February 13, 2015

As the economy improves, political debates change. President Obama says it's time to focus on stagnant middle-class incomes. Republicans are trying to come up with their agenda for the middle class.

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Morning Edition

3-Point Shooting Contest Recommended To Watch During All-Star Break

Friday, February 13, 2015

The NBA is taking taking a break from the regular season for the All-Star Game, which will be played in New York on Sunday. At this point, the league's best teams are in the Western Conference.

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Morning Edition

David Carr, 'New York Times' Media Critc, Dies At 58

Friday, February 13, 2015

The media correspondent for The New York Times died Thursday night after collapsing in the newsroom. David Carr expertly dissected journalism as an industry and as entertainment. He was 58.

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Morning Edition

Not In The Mood For Cupid? There Are Alternatives To Valentine's Day

Friday, February 13, 2015

Don't feel like celebrating Valentine's Day? Feb. 14 is also Ferris Wheel Day and National Organ Donor Day.

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Fraud Case Casts Spotlight On Medicare Advantage Plans

Friday, February 13, 2015

An indictment in Florida is likely to draw heightened scrutiny to potential billing fraud in privately run Medicare plans. It also raises questions about the effectiveness of government oversight.

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Morning Edition

The Black Market For Stolen Health Care Data

Friday, February 13, 2015

The U.S. is moving to digitize health care with electronic medical records, web portals and mobile apps. But as medical data goes online, it is becoming a hot commodity for hackers.

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Morning Edition

A Community Takes On Racial Tensions Once Hidden Under The Surface

Friday, February 13, 2015

People move to Austin's Mueller neighborhood to become part of a progressive community. But some black residents say they haven't always felt welcome โ€” so Mueller decided to do something about it.

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Morning Edition

Finding A 'Radio That Is Just A Radio' In The Digital Age

Friday, February 13, 2015

World Radio Day was created to celebrate the medium's ability to reach all corners of the globe, due to its affordability and portability. But how common are radios that still fit that description?

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