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4:11 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Rapprochement With Cuba: What It Includes And Excludes

Originally published on Thu December 18, 2014 11:31 am

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NPR Story
4:11 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Citing Health, Environment Concerns, New York Moves To Ban Fracking

Originally published on Thu December 18, 2014 11:31 am

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The state of New York has banned fracking. After six years of study, the state says there are too many health and environmental questions involved in the controversial drilling method. NPR's Jeff Brady reports.

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U.S.
9:51 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Cuba, U.S. Agree To Prisoner Release Including American Alan Gross

Originally published on Wed December 17, 2014 10:29 am

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Animals
6:53 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Stray Cat In Russia Feasts On Fish

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Europe
5:58 am
Wed December 17, 2014

AP Photographer Snaps Engagement Photo

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4:04 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Senate Adjourns, GOP To Take Over In January

Originally published on Wed December 17, 2014 10:29 am

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The 113th Congress has officially come to a close. The Senate adjourned late last night after passing a bill to extend tax breaks and confirming a slew of nominations. NPR's Ailsa Chang reports.

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Shots - Health News
4:04 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Too Little, Too Late For Many New Yorkers Seeking Hospice

Sandra Lopez (left) and her dog, Coco, greet hospice nurse Heather Meyerend last fall. In the weeks before Lopez died, Meyerend stopped by weekly to check her physical health, pain levels and medications.
Amy Pearl WNYC

Originally published on Wed December 17, 2014 3:27 pm

Sandra Lopez and her Chihuahua, Coco, were inseparable. He followed her everywhere, and kept Lopez's mood up when she was in pain — which was often.

On Oct. 15, 2014, Lopez died at age 49 of melanoma that had slowly spread throughout her body over the course of two years.

Lopez was in and out of the hospital in 2014, but during the months she was home, a hospice nurse from the Metropolitan Jewish Health System visited once a week to help manage the pain, backed up by a 24-hour, nurse-staffed phone line that Lopez called often.

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NPR Story
4:04 am
Wed December 17, 2014

DOJ Intervention May Help Conn. Police Regain Community's Trust

Originally published on Wed December 17, 2014 10:29 am

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4:04 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Obama Expected To Impose New Sanctions On Russia

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4:04 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Pakistan Observes 3 Days Of Mourning After School Attack

Originally published on Wed December 17, 2014 5:33 pm

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Animals
6:31 am
Tue December 16, 2014

New York Bans The Tattooing And Piercing Of Pets

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Around the Nation
6:31 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Robot Flies Economy From LA To Frankfurt

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Asia
5:45 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Dozens Killed As Taliban Gunmen Storm Pakistani School

Originally published on Tue December 16, 2014 6:31 am

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Middle East
4:26 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Contestant From War-Torn Syria Wins 'Arab Idol'

Originally published on Tue December 16, 2014 5:09 pm

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4:11 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Sony On The Defensive After Hackers Attack Its Computer Network

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4:11 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Hostage Drama Unfolds Violently In Sydney

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Europe
5:15 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Element Of Marriage Proposal Damages Building

Originally published on Mon December 15, 2014 6:16 am

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Europe
4:58 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Hallucinogenic Mushrooms Found At Buckingham Palace

Originally published on Mon December 15, 2014 6:16 am

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Business
4:01 am
Mon December 15, 2014

For This Holiday Season, Old Toys Are New Again

Originally published on Mon December 15, 2014 6:16 am

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Research News
4:01 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Why Some Scientific Collaborations Are More Beneficial Than Others

Originally published on Fri December 19, 2014 12:09 pm

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4:01 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Congress Wraps Up Spending Measure Before Holiday Recess

Originally published on Mon December 15, 2014 6:16 am

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Latin America
4:01 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Haiti's President Searches For Next Prime Minister

Originally published on Mon December 15, 2014 6:16 am

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Planet Money
4:01 am
Mon December 15, 2014

YY Changes Its Tune After Karaoke Is A Hit

Originally published on Tue December 23, 2014 6:53 pm

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Strange News
6:02 am
Fri December 12, 2014

When Big Brother Is An Evil, Jewelry-Obsessed Necromancer

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All Tech Considered
4:18 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Please Touch! Cooper Hewitt Creates A Museum For The Internet Age

Interactive touch screens at the newly redesigned Cooper Hewitt museum let visitors sort through the catalog and create their own designs.
Cooper Hewitt

Originally published on Fri December 12, 2014 1:00 pm

The Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City collects the beautiful and practical — vintage Eames chairs, Jimi Hendrix posters, Victorian bird cages.

The museum, which is housed in the Andrew Carnegie mansion, is reopening after an extensive $81 million, three-year renovation — and the redesign has turned this historic building into one of the most technologically advanced museums in the country.

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Digital Life
4:18 am
Fri December 12, 2014

British Runner Leaps Feet-First Into Marriage

Originally published on Fri December 12, 2014 6:02 am

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Sports
4:18 am
Fri December 12, 2014

In The NFL's 'Factory Of Sadness,' All Hope Rests On Johnny Football

Originally published on Fri December 12, 2014 6:02 am

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Politics
4:18 am
Fri December 12, 2014

House's Budget Bill Debate Unveiled Democratic Rifts, GOP Ambitions

Originally published on Fri December 12, 2014 1:43 pm

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Latin America
4:15 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Walk In The Steps, If Not In The Image, Of A Communist Hero

Originally published on Thu December 11, 2014 7:13 am

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Strange News
4:15 am
Thu December 11, 2014

For The Sophisticated Souse, Fabric Infused With A Whiff Of Whiskey

Originally published on Thu December 11, 2014 7:13 am

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