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Sports
4:22 pm
Sat January 17, 2015

World Darts Championship Ends In Dramatic Fashion

Originally published on Sat January 17, 2015 5:59 pm

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Movies
4:22 pm
Sat January 17, 2015

London Project Aims To Increase Diversity Of Filmmakers

Originally published on Sat January 17, 2015 5:59 pm

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Almost as soon as the Oscar nominations were announced this week, many people were pointing out an uncomfortable fact. Every director nominated is a white male. All the nominees for lead and supporting actor are white.

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Around the Nation
4:22 pm
Sat January 17, 2015

Why Is The FBI Investigating A California Police Department?

Originally published on Sat January 17, 2015 9:03 pm

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In the border town of Calexico, California, the FBI has launched a federal investigation into the police department. Jill Replogle has been reporting on the investigation for member station KPBS.

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Parallels
4:21 pm
Fri January 16, 2015

French Immigrants To Israel Bring Part Of Home With Them

An estimated 400 new French Jewish immigrants attended a welcoming ceremony after arriving on a flight from France to Tel Aviv, Israel in July 2014.
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Originally published on Fri January 16, 2015 10:39 pm

French Jews, often with roots in North Africa, have been immigrating to Israel since that country's founding. The community has changed with the times, and after last week's attacks in Paris, is expected to grow — and change — again.

Samuela Mass left Paris in October last year. The 28-year-old French Jew came to Israel for a better life for him and his future family — and to escape violence.

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Sports
4:21 pm
Fri January 16, 2015

'Championship Sunday,' When Four NFL Teams Become Two

Originally published on Fri January 16, 2015 5:32 pm

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Packers and Seahawks, Patriots and Colts. It's Championship Sunday this weekend in the NFL. The winners will head to the Super Bowl on February 1. Jane McManus, of ESPN, joins us now for a preview. Hey, Jane.

JANE MCMANUS: Hi, how are you?

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Author Interviews
3:50 pm
Fri January 16, 2015

'Thieves Of State' Reveals Tremendous Power Of Global Corruption

Originally published on Fri January 16, 2015 5:32 pm

Audie Cornish talks to former NPR reporter Sarah Chayes about how corruption can create the fertile ground for religious extremism. Chayes is a senior associate in the Democracy and Rule of Law Program and the South Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment. Her new book is Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security.

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Law
3:45 pm
Fri January 16, 2015

In 'Silk Road' Trial, FBI Paints Picture Of 'True Drug Empire'

Originally published on Fri January 16, 2015 5:32 pm

The Silk Road was an online anonymous black market for buying and selling illegal drugs. The FBI shut it down in 2013 and now the man accused of running that billion-dollar drug market is on trial. Audie Cornish speaks with Wired reporter Andy Greenberg.

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Africa
3:40 pm
Fri January 16, 2015

Satellite Photos Reveal Wider Destruction In Nigeria

Originally published on Fri January 16, 2015 5:32 pm

Audie Cornish talks to Adotei Akwei, managing director of government relations for Amnesty International, about the NGO's analysis of satellite photos taken over Nigeria. He says the images before and after Boko Haram's attacks last week contradicts the Nigerian government's claim that only 150 people died from them. Akwei claims that these attacks over were the most devastating yet.

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Shots - Health News
4:20 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Limited Insurance Choices Frustrate Patients In California

Dennie and Kathy Wright sift through a stack of medical bills at their home in Indian Valley, Calif.
Pauline Bartolone for NPR

Originally published on Thu January 15, 2015 7:39 pm

Dennie Wright lives in Indian Valley, a tiny alpine community at the northern end of the Sierra, close to the border with Nevada.

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Middle East
4:14 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Is U.S. Gaining Or Losing Ground Against ISIS?

Originally published on Thu January 15, 2015 5:33 pm

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Global Health
4:14 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

WHO Report Details Why Ebola Hit West Africa So Hard

Ebola was out of control in Liberia in August, when this picture was taken.
Dominique Faget AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Thu January 15, 2015 8:43 pm

Today, the World Health Organization issued a 14-part report on Ebola, from the moment it started until now.

We asked our team of Ebola correspondents to look at the sections and pull out the points that seemed most interesting — that may have been overlooked or forgotten, stories that show how the virus turned into an epidemic.

Where it all began

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NPR Ed
4:08 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Do Fictional Geniuses Hold Back Real Women?

Geniuses in movies aren't always played by Benedict Cumberbatch, but they are almost always men.
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Originally published on Fri January 16, 2015 7:39 am

The "Lone Genius" character is hot right now in television and movies. Sometimes the genius is real (think Benedict Cumberbatch in The Imitation Game), and sometimes he's fictional (think Benedict Cumberbatch in Sherlock). But one thing is almost always certain: He's a guy.

Now one researcher says that gender stereotype in art may have a real impact on women in academia.

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Business
5:48 pm
Wed January 14, 2015

Dollar's Rise Is Good News For The U.S., For Now

A pedestrian passes a currency exchange in London Jan. 5. The value of the U.S. dollar has risen about 15 percent against the euro since last summer.
Andy Rain EPA/Landov

Originally published on Wed January 14, 2015 7:17 pm

If you've traveled outside the U.S. recently, or sent your U.S.-made products abroad, you've probably noticed that the dollar is getting stronger. The stronger dollar is the sign of a healthier U.S. economy, but its strength has the potential to erode growth.

There are a number of factors behind the dollar's rise, says economist Jens Nordvig, a currency expert at Nomura Securities. The main one is the health of the U.S. economy.

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U.S.
5:13 pm
Wed January 14, 2015

Homeland Security Secretary Defends Executive Actions On Immigration

Originally published on Wed January 14, 2015 5:33 pm

Audie Cornish talks to Jeh Johnson, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), about what the effects would be on DHS if Congress did not vote to fund it.

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Television
5:13 pm
Wed January 14, 2015

Nancy Grace Says 'Gone Girl' Satire Was Flattering, Made Her Laugh Out Loud

The movie Gone Girl fictionalizes and satirizes cable news star Nancy Grace (above). Grace, host of a true crimes and current affairs show on HLN, says she was flattered.
Mark Hill AP

Originally published on Thu January 15, 2015 9:26 am

Among those hoping for an Academy Award nomination on Thursday are the producers of the Fox Studios thriller Gone Girl. The film centers on marital strife, a mysterious disappearance and the murder investigation that ensues.

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