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In Battle Over Church Signs, Is Ariz. Town Being 'A Little Unreasonable'?

Monday, January 12, 2015

In a case before the Supreme Court Monday, an Arizona town maintains that Good News Community Church's signs are temporary directional signs for events, and thus limited to 6 square feet.

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Obama: 'If We're Going To Be Connected, Then We Need To Be Protected'

Monday, January 12, 2015

The president is calling for new measures to protect consumers against identity theft and to safeguard students' electronic privacy.

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U.Va. Reinstates Fraternity Accused In 'Rolling Stone' Rape Story

Monday, January 12, 2015

Phi Kappa Psi was at the center of a story alleging a 2012 gang rape at its house at the University of Virginia. The fraternity has consistently denied that events detailed in the article took place.

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Your Online Avatar May Reveal More About You Than You'd Think

Monday, January 12, 2015

Even if your avatar for games and social media doesn't look at all like you, it still says a lot about your personality, a study finds. Want to look friendly? Skip the shades; wear a sweater.

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NYPD Officers Have Faced Light Punishments For Chokeholds, Report Finds

Monday, January 12, 2015

The inspector general found chokeholds were sometimes used as a first act of physical force and in the 10 cases reviewed, most officers were given light punishments.

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Morning Edition

35 Years Later, Guy With Metal Detector Finds Lost Class Ring

Monday, January 12, 2015

In 1979, Robert Fowler was a teenager catching waves on a California beach when his class ring ended up in the Pacific. Larry Feurzeig, who recently was on the beach with a metal detector, found it.

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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

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

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

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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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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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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