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Buckeye Fans Have No Doubt Ohio State Will Win The Championship

Monday, January 12, 2015

Gov. John Kasich is being sworn in for a second term, and his inaugural party will essentially become a black-tie tailgate. There will be big-screen TVs for guests who don't want to miss the game.

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Morning Edition

Oregon Football Fans Are Confident Their Team Will Beat Ohio State

Monday, January 12, 2015

The first college football championship game of the new playoff system will be played Monday night in AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. It's the Oregon Ducks versus the Ohio State Buckeyes.

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Morning Edition

Demonstrators In Birmingham, Ala., Rally In Support Of Police

Monday, January 12, 2015

It's been rough for the nation's police departments over the last several months. Many are dealing with mounting criticism after black men died in encounters with police in Missouri and New York.

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Morning Edition

Lobbyists Adjust To GOP Majority On Capitol Hill

Monday, January 12, 2015

Congress is now controlled entirely by Republicans. In the nation's capital, how are the lobbying businesses re-calibrating?

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Morning Edition

Regulators Take Action Against Delinquent Mines

Monday, January 12, 2015

In reaction to an NPR/MSHN investigation, federal regulators, a member of Congress and others are considering ways to crack down on mining companies that fail to pay delinquent mine safety penalties.

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Morning Edition

Iowa's Largest City Sues Over Farm Fertilizer Runoff In Rivers

Monday, January 12, 2015

Fertilizer runoff has provoked a confrontation between Des Moines and the farms that surround it. The city's water utility wants to sue neighboring counties for nitrates in the Raccoon River.

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Morning Edition

The Doctor Who Championed Hand-Washing And Briefly Saved Lives

Monday, January 12, 2015

One of the most important medical advances may also be the simplest: hand-washing. It's the best defense against spreading disease. And its power was discovered long before anyone knew about germs.

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All Things Considered

A Half-Century Of Battles For The Biggest Rock Walls

Sunday, January 11, 2015

As two climbers attempt Yosemite's most daunting cliff face, documentarian Nick Rosen, co-writer and co-director of Valley Uprising, explains the park's history of climbs and culture clashes.

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All Things Considered

Will Obama Be Able To Keep His Promise Of Closing Guantanamo Bay?

Sunday, January 11, 2015

It's been 13 years since the first detainees arrived at Guantanamo Bay. NPR's Arun Rath talks to Miami Herald's Carol Rosenberg about the likelihood it closing before Obama ends his term.

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All Things Considered

States And Businesses Continue Playing The Keystone XL Waiting Game

Sunday, January 11, 2015

What would happen if the Keystone XL pipeline does not go ahead? NPR's Arun Rath talks with Peter Schwiering of Rose Rock Midstream, a crude oil storage company in Cushing, Okla.

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'Selma' Stirs Powerful Memories In Its Namesake Town

Sunday, January 11, 2015

At a free screening of the film in Selma, Ala., many in the audience — both black and white — had firsthand connections to the history portrayed on the screen.

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Pastor's Gay Brother 'Frustrated That NPR Made This A News Story'

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Last week, Pastor Allan Edwards told NPR about his choice to marry a woman despite his attraction to men. His story prompted comments from many — including his brother Dexter.

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For The Record: Aging Out And Moving On

Sunday, January 11, 2015

The number of Americans over the age of 65 is expected to double in 35 years. That means more families grappling with what to do when a loved one can't live alone anymore.

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A Musical Memorial For The Face Of Extinction

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Lonesome George was the last of his subspecies of giant tortoise from the Galapagos. For decades scientists tried to find him a mate, but he died alone. NPR's Adam Cole offers this elegiac tribute.

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All Things Considered

In Oregon, Medicaid Now Covers Transgender Medical Care

Saturday, January 10, 2015

The Oregon Health Plan just started covering the cost of reassignment surgery and hormone therapy for transgender people. Oregon joins a handful of states that provide such coverage through Medicaid.

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George Zimmerman Again Arrested On Assault Charges

Saturday, January 10, 2015

It's the latest in a string of encounters with law enforcement since the former neighborhood watch volunteer was acquitted in the 2012 shooting death of unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin.

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California's Brown On Governing: 'Practice Tends To Make More Perfect'

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Jerry Brown was inaugurated this month for his second term as governor of California — his second second term. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the 34th and 39th governor about the issues facing his state.

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Skiing The Back Country Is Intoxicating, And Dangerous

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Two promising young skiers died in an avalanche in Austria this week. In Yosemite, two climbers are scaling El Capitan. NPR's Scott Simon gets the latest from Outside Magazine's Grayson Schaffer.

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As Dallas Comes To Town, Green Bay Remembers Historic 'Ice Bowl'

Saturday, January 10, 2015

This weekend's playoff game between the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys is being billed as the second "Ice Bowl." The 1967 game in Green Bay was one of the coldest football games ever played.

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Former Dolphin Fullback Swims Nine Miles To Safety

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Ex-Miami Dolphin Rob Konrad found himself in an unexpected endurance swim this week when he fell out of a moving boat. NPR's Scott Simon has the story of his nine-mile ocean odyssey.

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