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3:40pm

Mon September 22, 2014
Environment

Calderon: End Fossil Fuel Subsidies, Create Carbon Tax

Originally published on Tue September 23, 2014 11:38 am

Former Mexican President Felipe Calderon leads a group to encourage heads of state to propel climate change. He discusses the obstacles that block aggressive efforts to curb climate change.

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2:57pm

Mon September 22, 2014
Middle East

What's Turkey's Next Step In Fight Against ISIS?

Originally published on Mon September 22, 2014 3:40 pm

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7:25pm

Thu September 11, 2014
National Security

Court Documents Show How NSA Leaned On Yahoo, How Yahoo Fought Back

Originally published on Fri September 12, 2014 7:00 am

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2:57pm

Wed September 10, 2014
Politics

A New Brand Of Paul Gains Support In Iowa

Originally published on Thu September 11, 2014 11:43 am

Sen. Rand Paul meets with local Republicans in Hiawatha, Iowa. He's made three trips to the state this year.
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It's still more than 15 months until the Iowa caucuses, and no one in the crowded field of Republicans with presidential ambitions has announced. But things are already happening in Iowa, especially for Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky.

Paul has reached out to Iowans who never considered voting for his father, Ron Paul, who made a respectable third-place showing there in 2012.

He's still popular with his father's old supporters. Many of them are in the so-called liberty faction of the Iowa GOP.

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2:33pm

Wed September 10, 2014
Politics

President Obama To Outline Strategy For Confronting ISIS

Originally published on Wed September 10, 2014 4:29 pm

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2:33pm

Tue August 26, 2014
Middle East

Long-Term Cease-Fire Brings Halt To Fighting In Gaza

Originally published on Tue August 26, 2014 6:07 pm

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6:02pm

Fri August 15, 2014
Law

Grand Jury Indicts Texas Gov. Rick Perry On Charges Of Abusing Power

Originally published on Fri August 15, 2014 6:12 pm

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3:13pm

Tue August 12, 2014
Research News

In 'Um' Or 'Uh,' A Few Clues To What We're Saying — And Who's Saying It

Originally published on Thu September 11, 2014 9:11 am

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When we're searching for the right word to say, or we don't know what to say or how to say something, this happens.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)

UNIDENTIFIED PEOPLE: Um - uh...

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2:09pm

Tue August 12, 2014
Iraq

U.S. Response In Iraq: From Emergency Solution To Slate Of Paths Forward

Originally published on Tue August 12, 2014 7:45 pm

The U.S. has begun airlifting humanitarian aid and conducting limited airstrikes in the attempt to protect Iraq's refugee populations of religious minorities. NPR's Tom Bowman talks with Robert Siegel about the possible policy options for the U.S. in Iraq.

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6:51pm

Mon August 11, 2014
Remembrances

Robin Williams, A Stand-up Act — On Stage, On Set And In Life

Originally published on Mon August 11, 2014 7:18 pm

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6:51pm

Mon August 11, 2014
Remembrances

Robin Williams, Comedic Master And Oscar Winner, Dies At 63

Originally published on Mon August 11, 2014 8:07 pm

Robin Williams has died at the age of 63. Williams is remembered for his roles in TV and film — including a radio DJ in Good Morning Vietnam, an inspiring teacher in Dead Poet's Society and his Oscar-winning turn as a therapist in Good Will Hunting. Entertainment reporter Steve Zeitchik discusses Williams' legacy.

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2:50pm

Wed July 23, 2014
From Our Listeners

Confusion With A Chance Of Clarity: Your Weather Questions, Answered

Originally published on Wed July 23, 2014 8:36 pm

Many listeners and readers felt a concise explanation of "a 20 percent chance of rain" was missing from this story about weather forecasts and probability, so we followed up with two meteorologists.

From meterologist Eli Jacks, of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Weather Service:

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3:06pm

Mon July 21, 2014
Shots - Health News

What The Odds Fail To Capture When A Health Crisis Hits

Originally published on Tue July 22, 2014 12:44 pm

Brian Zikmund-Fisher with his wife, Naomi, and daughter, Eve, in 1999, after he had a bone marrow transplant. He says he made the decision to have the treatment based on factors he couldn't quantify.
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How well do we understand and act on probabilities that something will happen? A 30 percent chance of this or an 80 percent chance of that?

As it turns out, making decisions based on the odds can be an extremely difficult thing to do, even for people who study the science of how we make decisions.

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2:28pm

Mon July 21, 2014
News

Tenuous Progress At Jet's Crash Site, As Clashes Flare Close By

Originally published on Mon July 21, 2014 4:35 pm

The first Dutch investigators have reached the crash site of the Malaysian airliner shot down in eastern Ukraine. Meanwhile, fighting broke out in the outskirts of Donetsk between separatists and armed groups supporting the government in Kiev.

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3:47pm

Fri July 18, 2014
News

Wrap-up: The Day's Events In Eastern Ukraine And Gaza

Originally published on Fri July 18, 2014 5:54 pm

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Now to recap the major stories of the day. The United States is pinning the blame for the crash of a passenger jet in Ukraine on pro-Russian separatists. President Obama said today that Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down by a surface-to-air missile from an area controlled by the separatists. Mr. Obama called for a cease-fire to allow for a full investigation.

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2:53pm

Thu July 17, 2014
Middle East

Israel Launches A Ground Campaign Against Hamas In Gaza

Originally published on Thu July 17, 2014 6:40 pm

According to a statement from the office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Defense Force has been instructed to begin a ground offensive into the Gaza Strip. The move comes 10 days after violence renewed between Hamas and Israel.

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2:53pm

Thu July 17, 2014
News

Malaysian Airliner Crashes In Eastern Ukraine

Originally published on Thu July 17, 2014 6:40 pm

A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying nearly 300 people has crashed in eastern Ukraine, near the Russian border. In the immediate aftermath, it is not clear whether the plane was shot down, but Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is calling for a swift investigation.

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2:59pm

Thu July 10, 2014
Medical Treatments

HIV Returns In Infected Toddler, Dashing Hopes Of Imminent Cure

Originally published on Thu July 10, 2014 5:04 pm

Federal officials have announced that a young Mississippi girl, once thought to have been cured of HIV, now once again has detectable levels of the virus. This is a setback not just for the child, but also for hope of eradicating HIV in infants with a potent mix of drugs at birth.

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6:29pm

Wed July 9, 2014
News

Obama Turns To Gov. Perry In Seeking A Solution To Border Crisis

Originally published on Wed July 9, 2014 8:40 pm

After a meeting with Texas Gov. Rick Perry, President Obama addressed the influx of migrant children on the U.S.-Mexico border. He signaled his openness to Perry's solutions, saying he'd consider deploying the National Guard, but also called on Congress to offer solutions of its own.

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3:14pm

Tue July 8, 2014
Sports

In One-Sided Semifinal, Germany Hands Brazil A Devastating Loss

Originally published on Wed July 9, 2014 8:46 am

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The images out of Brazil right now are of fans in tears, faces with looks of disbelief, hands covering mouths in shock. In the first of two semifinal World Cup matches, the home team is losing and it's losing big. Germany is leading 5-0. Let's go to NPR's Tom Goldman in Rio de Janeiro. Tom, what's the scene where you are in Rio?

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