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Operator Of Drone That Crashed At White House Works At Intelligence Agency

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency said one of its employees was operating the quad copter that crashed Monday on the grounds of the executive mansion. The worker was off duty at the time.

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All Things Considered

Southern California's Water Supply Threatened By Next Major Quake

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

As if the drought weren't bad enough, four of the area's aqueducts sit on the San Andreas Fault. Engineers are working to protect the water system against the next major earthquake.

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To Protect His Son, A Father Asks School To Bar Unvaccinated Children

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A 6-year-old can't be vaccinated against measles because he is recovering from leukemia. He faces a higher risk because parents at his California school have chosen not to vaccinate their kids.

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All Things Considered

Orange County Fights To Contain Measles Outbreak

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Melissa Block talks with Dr. Eric G. Handler, health officer for Orange County, Calif. The biggest number of measles cases have been reported in his county, a dozen of which are linked to Disneyland.

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Winter Storm Snarls Air Traffic Throughout Northeast

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Thousands of flights have been cancelled as a result of Monday's blizzard in the Northeast. By Tuesday morning, as many as 15,000 flights had been delayed and airport officials say travelers won't start see schedules normalizing before Wednesday. Some travelers determined to get to their destination opted for the railways and roads instead.

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In Phoenix, Super Bowl Madness In Full Swing

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Super Bowl madness is in full swing in Phoenix, where the majority of fans have flocked for Sunday's championship. Budget hotels have suddenly turned pricey, buildings have been covered in sponsors' colors — and there's even some references to the two teams competing in the game.

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Winter Storm Brings A Mixed Bag To Northeast

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Nor'easter continued to dump snow and bring high winds to parts of New England on Tuesday, causing power outages and evacuations in some areas.

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Obama Administration Proposes Opening Up Atlantic To Drilling

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

At the same time, a new Interior Department plan designated nearly 10 million acres in Alaska as off-limits to any future oil and gas leasing. Reaction has been mixed to the draft plan.

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Number Of Exonerations Last Year Reached New Highs, Report Finds

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The National Registry of Exonerations says 125 people were exonerated in 2014 after being falsely convicted of crimes. The number surpasses the previous record of 91 set in 2013.

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Morning Edition

The Cape Bears Brunt Of Blizzard's Onslaught

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The snowstorm hitting the Northeast is having a big impact on Cape Cod, Mass. Steve Inskeep speaks with WCAI's Sean Corcoran for the latest on how residents and local officials are handling the storm.

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Gamesmanship Or Cheating: A History Quiz

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Whatever happens with the investigation of Deflategate, there is sometimes a blurry line between gaining a competitive advantage and downright cheating.

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Morning Edition

Boston Copes With Its Deepening Blanket Of Snow

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The snowstorm hitting the northeast is having a major impact in Boston. Steve Inskeep checks in with WBUR's Anne Mostue for the latest on how residents and local officials are handling the storm.

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Thieves With A Guilty Conscious Return Stolen Items

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A Boy Scout troop in Montana got its camping gear back. After taking items worth about $7,000, the thieves let the scouts know where they could find their belongings.

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Morning Edition

Rhode Island School Releases Snow Day Video

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Of all the ways to declare a snow day, this may be the best. The Moses Brown school in Providence released a music video with the refrain: "School is closed, school is closed."

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Pentagon Identifies World War II Veteran Featured In NPR/ProPublica Investigation

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

After a long legal battle waged by a family member, the remains of Pvt. Arthur "Bud" Kelder have been identified by the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command.

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Northeast Hunkers Down As Snow Storm Hits

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Forecasters are tracking a winter storm that is moving across the Northeast. In many areas, officials declared emergencies and urged people to stay indoors for their own safety.

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Murkowski Critical Of Proposal For Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Renee Montagne talks to Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski about White House plans to designate 12 million acres of the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness.

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Meteorologist Tracks 'Beast' Of A Winter Storm

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The storm threatening the Northeast will have some people digging out for days. Renee Montagne talks to Ryan Hanrahan, a meteorologist with TV station WVIT in Hartford, Conn., to put it into context.

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Snow Response Blind-Sides Many A Political Career

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

In 1969, New York City was hit with 15 inches of snow. Nearly half the city's snow-removal equipment was out of order. The storm became known as "Lindsay's Storm," for Mayor John Lindsay.

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Child Abuse And Neglect Laws Aren't Being Enforced, Report Finds

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Almost 680,000 children in the United States were victims of abuse in 2013. And state and local governments aren't doing enough to report abuse and investigate it, an independent report finds.

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