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3:22pm

Sat January 17, 2015
Law

Justice Department To Halt Seizure Of Assets

Originally published on Sat January 17, 2015 4:59 pm

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4:14pm

Fri January 16, 2015
Parallels

French Immigrants To Israel Bring Part Of Home With Them

Originally published on Fri January 16, 2015 9:39 pm

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.
Lior Mizrahi Getty Images

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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3:00pm

Fri January 16, 2015
Sports

'Championship Sunday,' When Four NFL Teams Become Two

Originally published on Fri January 16, 2015 4:32 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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2:50pm

Fri January 16, 2015
Author Interviews

'Thieves Of State' Reveals Tremendous Power Of Global Corruption

Originally published on Fri January 16, 2015 4:32 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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2:45pm

Fri January 16, 2015
Law

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

Originally published on Fri January 16, 2015 4:32 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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3:31pm

Thu January 15, 2015
NPR Ed

Do Fictional Geniuses Hold Back Real Women?

Originally published on Fri January 16, 2015 6:39 am

Geniuses in movies aren't always played by Benedict Cumberbatch, but they are almost always men.
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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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3:20pm

Thu January 15, 2015
Shots - Health News

Limited Insurance Choices Frustrate Patients In California

Originally published on Thu January 15, 2015 6:39 pm

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

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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3:14pm

Thu January 15, 2015
Middle East

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

Originally published on Thu January 15, 2015 4:33 pm

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4:33pm

Wed January 14, 2015
Business

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

Originally published on Wed January 14, 2015 6:17 pm

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

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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4:33pm

Wed January 14, 2015
Television

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

Originally published on Thu January 15, 2015 8:26 am

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

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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3:29pm

Wed January 14, 2015
Parallels

Some French Muslims See Conspiracies In Paris Shootings

Originally published on Wed January 14, 2015 6:43 pm

A man walks through the Grand Mosque in Paris on Jan. 9. Some Muslims have questioned the official version of the shootings in Paris and embraced conspiracy theories. In schools, some Muslim students refused to take part in a moment of silence for the victims.
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Last week's shootings in Paris shocked the French. Many received another jolt when they learned that some Muslim students refused to join in the minute of national silence observed across the country following the Charlie Hebdo attacks.

The newspaper Le Figaro quoted one teacher in a heavily Muslim neighborhood in the eastern city of Strasbourg as saying that 80 percent of her students did not participate.

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3:27pm

Wed January 14, 2015
U.S.

Homeland Security Secretary Defends Executive Actions On Immigration

Originally published on Wed January 14, 2015 4:33 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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3:27pm

Wed January 14, 2015
The Great Plains Oil Rush

Falling Oil Prices Have North Dakota Migrants Rethinking The Boom

Originally published on Wed January 14, 2015 4:33 pm

A year ago, as part of our series on the Great Plains oil rush, we brought you the story of a 36-year-old father who had recently lost his job when one of the last major timber mills in the Northwest shut down. After several years struggling to find steady work and even after going back to school, Rory Richardson decided to commute 550 miles from his home in far western Montana, to a place where jobs are plentiful - the oil fields of North Dakota. But after a little more than a year, he and his family have decided the toll is just too great.

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2:16pm

Wed January 14, 2015
Around the Nation

Threatened By Liability, Iowa City Bans Sledding

Originally published on Wed January 14, 2015 4:33 pm

The city of Dubuque, Iowa, is the latest city to pass a ban on sledding. It affects all but two hills in town. City Council members say they've passed the ban to protect tax payers from lawsuits and are now asking local legislators to add sledding to the list of activities that cities are protected from being sued for, like skateboarding and biking accidents.

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2:16pm

Wed January 14, 2015
Technology

Obama Spotlights High-Speed Internet Success In Iowa

Originally published on Wed January 14, 2015 4:33 pm

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2:16pm

Wed January 14, 2015
Europe

New 'Charlie Hebdo' Cover Met With Condemnation, Albeit Measured

Originally published on Wed January 14, 2015 4:33 pm

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4:45pm

Tue January 13, 2015
Religion

Kansas City Catholics Divided Over Vatican Investigation Of Bishop

Originally published on Wed January 14, 2015 3:33 pm

Bishop Robert Finn of the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese was convicted of shielding a sexually abusive priest in 2012. He is now the subject of a Vatican investigation.
Patrick Semansky AP

A Catholic bishop normally governs pretty much unchecked in his diocese — only the pope can dislodge a bishop. And each time Catholics celebrate Mass in Kansas City, Mo., they pray for Bishop Robert Finn, right after they pray for Pope Francis.

But some Catholics here, like David Biersmith, a Eucharistic minister, refuse to go along.

"When the priest says that, you know, you're supposed say it with him, but I just leave that out," Biersmith says. "I just don't say it. Because he's not my bishop, as far as I'm concerned."

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4:45pm

Tue January 13, 2015
U.S.

For Some Immigrants, Temporary Life In U.S. Can Mean A Long Stay

Alex Sanchez with his wife, Blanca, and sons Duvan and Irvin. Sanchez has been eligible to live and work legally in the U.S. since 2001, when his home country, El Salvador, experienced a major earthquake.
Alexandra Starr for NPR

Earlier this month, the U.S. government gave more than 200,000 Salvadorans living here temporarily the opportunity to stay for at least another 18 months.

These immigrants are on something called Temporary Protected Status, or TPS. It's for immigrants who are already living in the United States illegally when a natural or humanitarian disaster hits their home country.

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4:12pm

Tue January 13, 2015
All Tech Considered

A Closer Look At Obama's Plan To Protect Consumer Data

Originally published on Tue January 13, 2015 4:55 pm

President Obama speaks Tuesday at the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center in Arlington, Va.
Pool Getty Images

This week, in the lead up to his State of the Union address, President Obama is talking about cybersecurity — how to ensure our safety in the digital world.

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4:11pm

Tue January 13, 2015
Business

Winning The Truck Battle Isn't Just About Smack Talk. It's Everything

Originally published on Wed January 14, 2015 2:25 am

Ford's F-150 truck beat the Chevrolet Colorado and Lincoln MKC as the Detroit auto show's 2015 North American Truck of the Year.
He Xianfeng Xinhua/Landov

For the Detroit automakers, there's likely no bigger prize than being the No. 1 truck. Pickups represent the lion's share of profits and the industry's recent growth.

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2:32pm

Tue January 13, 2015
Africa

Boko Haram May Control Up To 20 Percent Of Nigeria

Originally published on Tue January 13, 2015 4:45 pm

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2:30pm

Tue January 13, 2015
The Salt

GMO Potatoes Have Arrived. But Will Anyone Buy Them?

Originally published on Thu January 15, 2015 12:43 pm

After a turn in the tumbling machine, these conventional russet Burbank potatoes are starting to show signs of bruising. New GMO potatoes called Innate russet Burbanks have been bred not to bruise as easily as these.
Dan Charles NPR

On the face of it, the new potato varieties called "Innate" seem attractive. If you peel the brown skin off their white flesh, you won't find many unsightly black spots. And when you fry them, you'll probably get a much smaller dose of a potentially harmful chemical.

But here's the catch: Some of the biggest potato buyers in the country, such as Frito-Lay and McDonald's, seem afraid to touch these potatoes. Others don't even want to talk about them because they are genetically modified organisms, or GMOs.

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2:24pm

Tue January 13, 2015
Politics

Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush Could Split Republican Loyalties

Originally published on Tue January 13, 2015 4:45 pm

Melissa Block speaks with Patrick O'Connor, political reporter for the Wall Street Journal about Mitt Romney telling donors he wants to run again for president in 2016. O'Connor says Romney and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush have the advantage of not being in office and have the ability to raise more money via superPACs before they declare their candidacy.

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2:16pm

Tue January 13, 2015
Europe

'Charlie Hebdo' Keeps The Presses Running, Will Print 3 Milllion Copies

Originally published on Tue January 13, 2015 4:45 pm

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2:16pm

Tue January 13, 2015
Book Reviews

Book Review: 'Sympathy For The Devil' By Michael Mewshaw

Originally published on Tue January 13, 2015 4:45 pm

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