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3:14pm

Tue January 27, 2015
The Salt

Watch 'Bob's Burgers'? Now You Can Eat Them, Too

Bob Belcher, titular hero of Bob's Burgers, bites into one of his creations. Each episode features daily burger specials with chuckle-inducing names. The burgers were born in the show writers' imagination and brought to life in Cole Bowden's kitchen.
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The animated Fox series Bob's Burgers centers on the Belcher family, who is trying to run a halfway successful restaurant. A cult favorite, the show is full of pathos and humor β€” including the daily burger specials with chuckle-inducing names featured in each episode.

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3:05pm

Tue January 27, 2015
Shots - Health News

To Protect His Son, A Father Asks School To Bar Unvaccinated Children

Rhett Krawitt,6, outside his school in Tiburon, Calif. Seven percent of the children in his school are not vaccinated.
Courtesy of Carl Krawitt

Carl Krawitt has watched his son, Rhett, now 6, fight leukemia for the last 4Β½ years. For more than three of those years, Rhett has undergone round after round of chemotherapy. Last year he finished chemotherapy, and doctors say he in remission.

Now, there's a new threat, one that the family should not have to worry about: measles.

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2:39pm

Tue January 27, 2015
Parallels

After Father's Death, A Writer Learns How 'The Japanese Say Goodbye'

Marie Mutsuki Mockett says the Japanese tradition of Tōrō nagashi β€” lighting floating paper lanterns in honor of loved ones β€” reminded her that she was not alone in her grief.
Alberto Carrasco Casado Flickr

Several years ago, when her father died unexpectedly, writer Marie Mutsuki Mockett became unmoored. Lost in a deep depression, Mockett turned to Japan's rituals of mourning for a way forward.

Mockett's mother's family owns and runs a temple just 25 miles from the Fukushima nuclear power plant. The plant melted down after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Mockett begged her cousin, the temple's priest, to leave, but he refused β€” he said he needed to stay to care for the souls of the ancestors.

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2:37pm

Tue January 27, 2015
Europe

Public Inquiry Into Death Of Former KGB Agent Litvinenko Starts

Tuesday is the first day of a public inquiry into the death of former KGB agent and whistleblower Alexander Litvinenko. He was poisoned in London in 2006 with Polonium 210, a rare radioactive isotope. On his deathbed, Litvinenko claimed Russian President Vladimir Putin was responsible for the murder. Alan Cowell of the New York Times talks to Robert Siegel.

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2:36pm

Tue January 27, 2015
Asia

The Mysterious Life Of India's First Lady

This week President Obama traveled to India with his wife Michelle to meet with the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. But Mr. Modi's wife was nowhere to be seen. In fact she has never appeared in public with her husband and Mr. Modi only admitted her existence last year. Melissa Block talks with Annie Gowan of the Washington Post, who has interviewed Mrs. Modi.

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2:34pm

Tue January 27, 2015
NPR Ed

Football As A Tool In The Hands Of A Master Craftsman

Coach Corey Parker talks with his players during football practice at River Rouge High.
Dustin Dwyer Michigan Radio

Under the bright lights on a cold November Friday, the Panthers of River Rouge High are about to play for the district championship.

On the other side of the field, the visitors' stands are packed. The River Rouge side is pretty empty as the Panthers take the field.

The Panthers' head coach, Corey Parker, is used to this. He works it into his pregame speech.

"All we have is us!" he shouts, as his players bounce with nervous energy. "Fight for each other, love each other, let's go get it Rouge!"

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2:34pm

Tue January 27, 2015
Middle East

Even At $30 A Barrel, Saudis Are Still Making Money On Oil

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2:34pm

Tue January 27, 2015
Middle East

What Will New King Mean For Women In Saudi Arabia?

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2:33pm

Tue January 27, 2015
The Two-Way

Alabama Chief Justice: Federal Courts Don't Hold Sway On Marriage

Robert Bate of Birmingham holds signs endorsing same-sex marriage outside the Jefferson County Courthouse in Birmingham, Ala., Monday. On Tuesday, the chief justice of the state's supreme court said federal courts are overstepping their jurisdiction in deciding cases about the issue.
TAMIKA MOORE AL.COM /Landov

Days after a federal judge in Alabama ruled in favor of a same-sex couple who want their marriage recognized, the chief justice of the state's Supreme Court has sent a letter telling the governor that federal courts don't have jurisdiction over what constitutes a marriage in Alabama.

Chief Justice Roy Moore said that Friday's ruling by U.S. District Judge Callie V.S. Granade "has raised serious, legitimate concerns about the propriety of federal court jurisdiction over the Alabama Sanctity of Marriage Amendment."

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2:14pm

Tue January 27, 2015
Health

Orange County Fights To Contain Measles Outbreak

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 2:34 pm

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2:13pm

Tue January 27, 2015
Parallels

On Holocaust Day, Argentina's Jews Despair Over Deaths, Old And New

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 2:57 pm

In more normal times, the annual Holocaust remembrance ceremony would have drawn the Jewish community to a somber ceremony at Argentina's Foreign Ministry. But a large part of the community decided to boycott the event Tuesday and hold its own on the site of a deadly bombing two decades ago.

The speakers, including the treasurer of the Delegation of Argentine Israeli Associations, Mario Comisarenco, wanted to make clear why.

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2:10pm

Tue January 27, 2015
Parallels

A Holocaust Survivor, Spared From Auschwitz At The Last Second

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 2:34 pm

Jack Mandelbaum, a Holocaust survivor from the Polish city of Gdansk, annexed by Nazi Germany during World War II, poses in front of a photograph showing him as a youth.
Tobias Schwarz AFP/Getty Images

Seventy years ago, Soviet soldiers liberated Auschwitz, the most notorious of Nazi concentration camps.

Some 300 Holocaust survivors were at Auschwitz on Tuesday, along with several European presidents and other government officials, to honor at least 1.1 million people who were murdered, 1 million of whom were Jewish.

Among those killed there were Jack Mandelbaum's mother and brother. The Polish-born Mandelbaum survived, spared at the last minute by an officer of the dreaded SS who yanked the teen away from his family and sent him instead to a forced labor camp.

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2:10pm

Tue January 27, 2015
Middle East

How A Single Town In Syria Became A Symbol Of The War Against ISIS

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 3:03 pm

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2:10pm

Tue January 27, 2015
Politics

Koch Brothers Rival GOP With Plans To Spend $900 Million In 2016

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 2:34 pm

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2:10pm

Tue January 27, 2015
Asia

Obama Makes Guest Appearance On Modi's Radio Show

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 2:34 pm

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2:10pm

Tue January 27, 2015
Around the Nation

Winter Storm Snarls Air Traffic Throughout Northeast

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 2:34 pm

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2:10pm

Tue January 27, 2015
World

After India, Obama Takes Saudi Arabia Detour

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 2:34 pm

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2:10pm

Tue January 27, 2015
Sports

In Phoenix, Super Bowl Madness In Full Swing

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 2:34 pm

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1:59pm

Tue January 27, 2015
The Two-Way

Obama Administration Proposes Opening Up Atlantic To Drilling

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 2:47 pm

The Obama administration has for the first time opened up parts of the Atlantic coast to drilling while at the same time designating another nearly 10 million acres in energy-rich Alaska as off-limits to any future oil and gas leasing.

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11:35am

Tue January 27, 2015
The Two-Way

Obama Meets New Saudi King, Balancing Human Rights, U.S. Interests

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 12:39 pm

President Obama meets Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz in Riyadh on Tuesday.
Carolyn Kaster AP

President Obama arrived in Saudi Arabia today to meet newly crowned King Salman and said in an interview that the U.S. needs to balance its concerns about Saudi human rights with "immediate concerns" such as counterterrorism and regional stability.

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11:23am

Tue January 27, 2015
Music Interviews

At The BBC, The Beatles Shocked An Institution

Between 1962 and 1965, The Beatles were featured on 53 BBC radio programs. For The Beatles: The BBC Archives, executive producer Kevin Howlett had to search for many of these recordings, and they weren't easy to find.

Originally broadcast Nov. 27, 2013.

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10:03am

Tue January 27, 2015
The Two-Way

Number Of Exonerations Last Year Reached New High, Report Finds

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 1:40 pm

A record 125 people were exonerated last year in the U.S. after being falsely convicted of crimes, according to a new report. The number surpasses the previous record of 91 set in 2013.

Much of the increase was due to one county in Texas. Thirty-three people in Harris County had their drug convictions thrown out after lab tests found they tested negative for the presence of illegal substances.

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9:30am

Tue January 27, 2015
The Salt

Beef Packers Block Plan To Revive Growth-Promoting Drug

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 12:08 pm

Cattle in holding pens at the Simplot feedlot located next to a slaughterhouse in Burbank, Washington on Dec. 26, 2013. Merck & Co Inc is testing lower dosages of its controversial cattle growth drug Zilmax drug in an effort to resume its sales to the $44 billion U.S. beef industry.
Ross Courtney Reuters/Landov

For more than a year, a once-popular drug that makes cattle put on weight faster has been stuck in a kind of veterinary purgatory.

As far as the Food and Drug Administration is concerned, the drug, Zilmax, is legal to use. But large meat packers, which dominate the industry, have ostracized it after the drug was accused of making animals suffer. The drug's manufacturer, Merck, has been working on a plan to rehabilitate it. But that effort has stalled.

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8:51am

Tue January 27, 2015
NPR Ed

A Teacher's 'Pinch Me' Moment: Cheering The Super Bowl From The Sidelines

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 9:16 am

The Patriots cheerleaders perform in the first half against the Indianapolis Colts in the 2015 AFC Championship game.
Elsa Getty Images

The NPR Ed team is discovering what teachers do when they're not teaching. Cartoonist? Carpenter? Dolphin trainer? Explore our Secret Lives of Teachers series.

Most teachers will watch the Super Bowl at home, cracking open a beer maybe, or yelling at their flat-screen TVs. Lauren Schneider will be right there on the sidelines, cheering on Tom Brady and her team just feet from the action.

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8:28am

Tue January 27, 2015
The Two-Way

'I Don't Trust U.S. Politics,' Fidel Castro Reportedly Writes

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 9:51 am

Fidel Castro, the leader of the Cuban revolution, has remained silent ever since the the U.S. and Cuba announced plans for a rapprochement back in December.

Late last night, the official newspaper of the island's Communist party released a letter reportedly written by Castro.

If you remember, Castro stepped down as president of Cuba in 2006. He handed over the presidency to his brother RaΓΊl and ever since, rumors of his death have emerged every few weeks.

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