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Another Coyote Found Wandering New York City

Monday, January 26, 2015

The coyote was found in the sprawling complex known as Stuyvesant Town. It's been released into a Bronx wildlife area. It's the second time this month a coyote turned up in the nation's largest city.

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Morning Edition

Fallen Prey To Love's Cruel Sting?

Monday, January 26, 2015

Consider the San Francisco Zoo's Valentine's Day special. Adopt a giant hairy scorpion in honor of your ex-lover because, according to the zoo, scorpions are also low-lifes.

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From New Jersey To Maine, Northeast Braces For Massive Blizzard

Monday, January 26, 2015

The potentially historic nor'easter could bring more than 2 feet of snow to the region today and Tuesday. Travel is expected to be affected, with thousands of flights already canceled.

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Morning Edition

Baseball Hall Of Fame Legend Ernie Banks Dies At 83

Monday, January 26, 2015

The Chicago Cubs slugger was affectionately called "Mr. Cub" and "Mr. Sunshine." He spoke about his life in baseball with Steve Inskeep. (This piece initially aired Oct. 13, 2009 on Morning Edition).

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Morning Edition

Possible GOP Presidential Candidates Woo Iowa

Monday, January 26, 2015

The 2016 Iowa caucuses are a year away. On Saturday, a long list of potential candidates showed up at a political forum in Des Moines to begin courting the state's most conservative GOP activists.

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Morning Edition

Rising Football Star: Prepare For The Worst, Pray For The Best

Monday, January 26, 2015

Football is the most watched sport in America โ€” and increasingly, one of the most controversial. High school football star Nahshon Ellerbe shares what he loves about the game.

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Morning Edition

High Schools Seek A Safer Path Back From Concussion

Monday, January 26, 2015

Returning immediately to demanding physical or mental activities after a concussion can be bad for the brain, neuroscientists agree. But what about after symptoms resolve? How much rest is best?

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All Things Considered

Black Doll Show Inspires With Wakandan Heroes And Jazz Superstars

Sunday, January 25, 2015

For 34 years, the William Grant Still Arts Center in Los Angeles has showcased diverse dolls for children. This year's theme, Jazz Superheroes, incorporates Marvel characters and musical giants.

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All Things Considered

Rising Oceans A Slow-Moving Disaster, But Also A Business Opportunity

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Miami is being swallowed by the Atlantic Ocean. NPR's Arun Rath talks to reporter Laura Parker about how developers in south Florida are hoping to capitalize on rising water levels.

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Morning Edition

Obama Proposes New Protections For Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Sunday, January 25, 2015

The president recommends more than 12 million acres of the region receive the highest level of protection available for public lands.

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'Blizzard-Like' Conditions Set To Hit Northeast

Sunday, January 25, 2015

A major storm system, expected to peak Monday and Tuesday, could dump as much as two feet of snow in some areas.

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A GOP Weekend, Courtesy Of The Koch Network And Citizens United

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Contenders for the 2016 presidential race spoke at Saturday's Iowa Freedom Summit, and on Sunday night senators Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Rand Paul will participate in a livestreamed discussion.

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All Things Considered

'How Do You Tell Your Kids That You've Got Alzheimer's?'

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Writer Greg O'Brien was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease five years ago. He describes what it was like to hear the news โ€” and break it to his family.

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All Things Considered

Museum Opens Doors, Turns Down Lights For Autistic Kids

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Loud noises, bright lights and crowded spaces can be painful for children with autism. That often means missing out on museums. Some, like Seattle's Pacific Science Center, are addressing the problem.

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All Things Considered

Huckabee Serves Up 'God, Guns' And A Dose Of Controversy

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee sees America as divided into "Bubble-ville" and "Bubba-ville," a cultural split he describes in his new book, Gods, Guns, Grits, and Gravy.

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All Things Considered

Measles Outbreak Linked To Disneyland Hits Over 70 Cases

Saturday, January 24, 2015

A measles outbreak linked to Disneyland in California has now infected over 70 people, many unvaccinated. NPR's Arun Rath talks with science writer Seth Mnookin, author of The Panic Virus.

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Why A Black Man's Murder Often Goes Unpunished In Los Angeles

Saturday, January 24, 2015

From witnesses to reluctant gang members, Jill Leovy says, "everybody's terrified." Her book, Ghettoside, uses the story of one murder to explore the city's low arrest rate when black men are killed.

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App Links Sex Assault Survivors To Help, But Who Downloads It?

Saturday, January 24, 2015

The D.C.-based smartphone tool connects people with a ride to the hospital and a team of medical professionals trained in dealing with sexual assault. But students aren't rushing to download the app.

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A Japanese Singing Competition Blooms In Colorado

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Kohaku Uta Gassen is a popular singing competition with roots in Japan. It came to the U.S. with a generation of immigrants from that country, and Denver's Kohaku is still thriving today.

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All Things Considered

In Recruitment Effort, Akron Police Seeks To Mirror The Community

Friday, January 23, 2015

The city's recruitment effort has a very different feel from years past as it tries to attract more diverse candidates. The force is 80 percent white; the population is more than 30 percent black.

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