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Obama Takes His State Of The Union Messages To YouTube

Thursday, January 22, 2015

President Obama is pitching his State of the Union proposals on a campaign-like trip and on YouTube.

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All Things Considered

Patriots' Coach 'Shocked' At Allegations Of Deflated Footballs

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The New England Patriots' coach and quarterback are weighing in on the controversy surrounding the deflated footballs used in the playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts.

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No Federal Charges Expected Against Darren Wilson

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Mayors and police chiefs are asking how they can rebuild trust with minority communities. The question comes as a Justice Department investigation of a white police officer in the shooting death of a black man in Ferguson, Mo., is winding down.

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Morning Edition

Obama's Big Bid To Change Sick-Leave Laws May Hinge On Small Business

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The president's call for mandatory paid sick days starred in his State of the Union address. But forget the big speech: It may be small businesses — and state lawmakers — that decide this debate.

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Maybe Early Humans Weren't The First To Get A Good Grip

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The opposable thumb you use to hold a pencil was long thought to be a defining aspect of humans. But an analysis of finger bones suggests stone tool use by pre-humans — perhaps 3 million years ago.

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Disneyland Measles Outbreak Hits 59 Cases And Counting

Thursday, January 22, 2015

People from 7 months to 70 years old have fallen ill, and one quarter of the victims have been hospitalized. California officials say it's proof yet again of how easily measles spreads.

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Patriots Coach Bill Belichick Denies Knowledge Of Deflated Footballs

Thursday, January 22, 2015

His comments come amid reports that 11 of 12 footballs used by the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game were underinflated — an apparent advantage. The NFL is investigating the matter.

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Newtown, Conn., Council Votes To Raze Sandy Hook Shooter's Home

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Newtown Legislative Council voted to tear down the 3,100-square foot home. The house is where gunman Adam Lanza killed his mother before his shooting spree at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012.

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Hospitals' Medicare Quality Bonuses Get Wiped Out By Penalties

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Medicare is giving hospitals financial incentives to provide better care. But so far about half of the hospitals that got incentive payments found them canceled out by other quality programs.

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Morning Edition

Pro Golfer Brooke Pancake Signs Deal With Waffle House

Thursday, January 22, 2015

When asked about details of her contract, Brooke Pancake, 24, couldn't say exactly how much Waffle House was paying her — but she's definitely bringing home the bacon.

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Police Chase Ends In Ohio Prison's Parking Lot

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Police in Toledo tried to stop a car early Wednesday but the vehicle sped away. After circling the Toledo Correctional Institution, the driver ran over a row of metal spikes — puncturing all 4 tires.

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Measles Outbreak At Disneyland Spreads To Other States

Thursday, January 22, 2015

California health officials say more than 4 dozen cases of measles have been diagnosed in the state — a result of an outbreak that started at Disneyland. Most who got sick were not vaccinated.

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Communities Around Fort Campbell Brace For Word On Budget Cuts

Thursday, January 22, 2015

This week, the Army held a town hall meeting at Fort Campbell. The sprawling Army post straddles Kentucky and Tennessee and is a major economic driver for the region.

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Chicago Tries To Up Its Chances Of Hosting Obama's Presidential Library

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The University of Chicago's's plan to build the library on parkland it doesn't own is a sticking point. The foundation overseeing the competition wants to pick a host university by the end of March.

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Obama Defends His Aggressive Agenda In Boise, Idaho

Thursday, January 22, 2015

In his State of the Union address, President Obama talked about middle-class tax cuts, free community college and paid sick leave. The next day, he headed to Boise to drum up support for his ideas.

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Conservatives Disagree With Obama's Social Spending Proposals

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Steve Inskeep talks with David Frum, senior editor at The Atlantic, about what, if anything, Republicans can work with in President Obama's State of the Union address.

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At The Monterey Presidio, City And Army Partner To Reduce Costs

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Along California's central coast, the city of Monterey and the Army's Defense Language Institute have formed a partnership, saving about $2 million a year by sharing costs.

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Senator 'Astounded' That Nonprofit Hospitals Sue Poorest Patients

Thursday, January 22, 2015

NPR and ProPublica have been reporting about nonprofit hospitals that seize the wages of lower-income patients. Sen. Chuck Grassley says hospitals doing that could be breaking the law.

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Building Sponge City: Redesigning LA For Long-Term Drought

Thursday, January 22, 2015

In Los Angeles, some see drought as a design opportunity. The Arid Lands Institute in Burbank is developing ways to turn the city into a "sponge" in order to take in water and store it for later.

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New Tools Let Police See Inside Peoples' Homes

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

FBI, U.S. Marshals and local police use new radar device to detect motion inside a building

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