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7:18am

Fri January 16, 2015
Around the Nation

In Support Of Seattle's Seahawks, City Hall Bans Cheese

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6:46am

Fri January 16, 2015
Around the Nation

Colts QB Andrew Luck Admits His Beard Is A Bad Look

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5:10am

Fri January 16, 2015
NPR Story

Oscar Nominations Lack Diversity; 'Selma' Snubbed

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5:10am

Fri January 16, 2015
NPR Story

Economic Isolation Weighs On Iranians; Desire Nuclear Talks Resolved

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5:10am

Fri January 16, 2015
NPR Story

Latest Judge's Ruling On BP Oil Spill Is Key To Upcoming Trial

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5:10am

Fri January 16, 2015
NPR Story

'Blackhat' Offers Fictionalized Version Of Cyberterrorism

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7:44am

Thu January 15, 2015
World

No Hollywood Ending For 'Round-The-World Trip

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7:44am

Thu January 15, 2015
Business

Too Many Glitter Bomb Orders Crash Website

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5:12am

Thu January 15, 2015
NPR Story

Were Paris Attacks Coordinated Between ISIS And Al-Qaida?

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5:12am

Thu January 15, 2015
Middle East

In Jordan, The Comic Book Superheroes Fight Extremism

Originally published on Tue January 20, 2015 3:34 pm

Comic book creator Suleiman Bakhit says he found that many kids did not have heroes to look up to and sometimes gravitated to religious extremists. This frame is from his story about a Jordanian special forces hero.
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We've been hearing a lot about cartoons for all the wrong reasons recently: the horrifying attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris, the divisive images, the threat of extremism. But one man in Jordan has been using comic book superheroes to try to bridge the divide and curb extremism.

His name is Suleiman Bakhit, and at a bar in Jordan's capital, Amman, he cracks open his laptop to show off some heroes. The artwork is sophisticated, vivid and influenced by Japanese comics.

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5:12am

Thu January 15, 2015
NPR Story

In New Concert Hall, Paris Orchestra Honors Last Week's Terror Victims

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And, Renee, there is one change that has come to the neighborhood you were just talking about.

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5:12am

Thu January 15, 2015
NPR Story

Paris Neighborhood Becomes Breeding Ground For Militant Jihadists

Originally published on Thu January 15, 2015 3:14 pm

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6:34am

Wed January 14, 2015
Asia

A Photoshopped Response Sticks Up For China's Plunging Necklines

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6:19am

Wed January 14, 2015
Race

Far From North Africa, Berbers In The U.S. Ring In A New Year

Originally published on Wed January 14, 2015 3:29 pm

At this Yennayer celebration in Portland, Ore., several groups take to the stage, playing traditional songs, as well as the songs of more recent artists like Idir and Moh Alileche.
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For most Americans, New Year's is fairly personal. It's a time to make resolutions and down some champagne — and it was also a couple of weeks ago. But for Berbers — the indigenous people of Northern Africa — the New Year starts this week, and it's an occasion to celebrate their heritage.

In Portland, Ore., some residents are celebrating Yennayer, the Berber New Year. It's a holiday that's not traditionally a big deal, but it's an opportunity to celebrate Berber culture, which hasn't always been easy to do.

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6:18am

Wed January 14, 2015
Politics

Harris Opens Bid For Boxer's Senate Seat, But Others May Follow

Originally published on Tue January 20, 2015 6:53 pm

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5:21am

Wed January 14, 2015
Around the Nation

Seattle Public Transportation Has Gone to The Dogs — Well, One Dog

Originally published on Wed January 14, 2015 7:48 am

For once, here's a positive commuting story: Jeff Young's dog, Eclipse, often rides the bus with him in Seattle. But if the bus pulls up to the stop and Jeff isn't quite done with his cigarette yet, Eclipse will hop on it without him.

The drivers let her on, and she leaps over the other passengers to grab a window seat. Young gets on the next bus, and they meet up a few stops later.

So, where does the canine commuter disembark? (Heh.) A dog park, of course.

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5:05am

Wed January 14, 2015
Race

Why Our Feelings Toward Some African-Americans Change On MLK Day

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5:05am

Wed January 14, 2015
Europe

Russian Media Condemn Paris Attacks — But Question Who Was Behind Them

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5:05am

Wed January 14, 2015
U.S.

Miami Rejects Hosting Cuban Consulate, But Tampa Wants It

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6:24am

Tue January 13, 2015
Animals

Prosthetic Eye Helps Keep 1-Eyed Fish From Being Bullied

Originally published on Tue January 13, 2015 8:01 am

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6:00am

Tue January 13, 2015
Europe

Fried Egg Found At Crime Scene

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5:04am

Tue January 13, 2015
Law

Jury Selection To Begin For Accused Silk Road Mastermind

Originally published on Tue January 13, 2015 4:52 pm

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5:04am

Tue January 13, 2015
Around the Nation

In Louisiana, Cheaper Gas Can Pump People Full Of Anxiety

Originally published on Tue January 13, 2015 10:57 am

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5:04am

Tue January 13, 2015
Sports

Ohio State Celebrates First Football Championship In Playoff Era

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7:06am

Mon January 12, 2015
The Two-Way

Big Wins For 'Transparent' Make It Clear: TV's Undergoing A Revolution

Originally published on Mon January 12, 2015 11:25 am

Tina Fey, Margaret Cho and Amy Poehler talk onstage during the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards. Fey and Poehler hosted the awards for the third (and, they say, final) time.
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Surrounded by his cast mates and the show's executive producer, Transparent star Jeffrey Tambor faced a crowd of journalists backstage at the Golden Globe awards Sunday, and made the case for why his win as best actor in a comedy meant more than a typical Hollywood honor.

"This is about changing people's lives," said Tambor, who won his award playing a 70-year-old coming out as transgender. Earlier, while accepting his award on national TV, he dedicated his award and performance to the transgender community.

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6:30am

Mon January 12, 2015
Animals

Mittens Help Koalas Recover From Scorched Paws

Originally published on Mon January 12, 2015 7:45 am

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6:11am

Mon January 12, 2015
Around the Nation

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

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4:59am

Mon January 12, 2015
Europe

World Leaders March In Solidarity With French Terror Attack Victims

Originally published on Mon January 12, 2015 7:45 am

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4:59am

Mon January 12, 2015
NPR Story

72nd Annual Golden Globes Handed Out In Beverly Hills

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4:59am

Mon January 12, 2015
NPR Story

Stealing Oil Is Easy, Selling It On The International Market Isn't

Originally published on Mon January 12, 2015 7:45 am

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