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10:58 am
Tue March 3, 2015

After Weeks Of Controversy, Netanyahu Takes The Podium Before Congress

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Around the Nation
6:48 am
Tue March 3, 2015

Hail Transforms Southern California Beach Into Winter Wonderland

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Around the Nation
6:44 am
Tue March 3, 2015

Hockey Player's Daughter Is Happy Her Dad Is Coming Home

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Analysis
5:54 am
Tue March 3, 2015

What's At Stake In The Iraqi Battle For Tikrit?

Originally published on Tue March 3, 2015 8:03 am

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Iraq
5:38 am
Tue March 3, 2015

Advised By Iran's Military, Iraqi Forces Launch Effort To Retake Tikrit

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Politics
5:12 am
Tue March 3, 2015

Controverisal Netanyahu Speech Is Latest Glitch In U.S.-Israel Relations

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures while addressing the 2015 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. on Monday.
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Originally published on Tue March 3, 2015 10:58 am

Israel's Prime Minister is expected to deliver a stern warning when he speaks to a joint meeting of Congress Tuesday morning. Benjamin Netanyahu says the nuclear deal that the U.S. and other countries are pursuing with Iran could threaten Israel's survival.

That's not a new message from Netanyahu, but it's drawing extra attention because of the way the speech came about: Republican congressional leaders invited the prime minister with no involvement from the White House.

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NPR Story
5:03 am
Tue March 3, 2015

Netanyahu Speech: The View From Israel

Originally published on Tue March 3, 2015 6:28 am

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Politics
5:03 am
Tue March 3, 2015

Sen. Mikulski, In Public Office Since 1976, Won't Seek Re-Election

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Politics
8:41 am
Mon March 2, 2015

On The Political Front: Possible 2016 U.S. Senate Matchup Already Heating Up

Gov. Maggie Hassan and U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte

On The Political Front is our weekly conversation with NHPR's Senior Political Reporter Josh Rogers. This week, a possible 2016 U.S. Senate matchup is starting to heat up and a look at what's on top this week at the Statehouse.

The legislature’s back in this week, the presidential candidates keep coming, but let’s start with Governor Maggie Hassan. Is it US senate candidate Maggie Hassan?

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World
7:48 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Canadian Banknotes Honor Spock — More Or Less

Originally published on Mon March 2, 2015 8:15 am

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7:48 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Pilots Jump At The Chance To Land On Ice

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Europe
5:36 am
Mon March 2, 2015

What It's Like To Be Young And Muslim In Europe

Originally published on Mon March 2, 2015 8:15 am

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NPR Story
5:01 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Health Experts Don't Always Sanitize Their Hands, Data Show

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5:01 am
Mon March 2, 2015

50 Years Ago, Selma's Bloody Sunday Sparked Voting Rights Act

Originally published on Mon March 2, 2015 8:15 am

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NPR Story
5:01 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Euthanasia Is Illegal In Chile; Young Patient Wants Right To Die

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Something Wild
9:00 am
Fri February 27, 2015

Something Wild: Adaptation Or Anomaly?

Black Squirrel
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It all started with a black squirrel.  These rare creatures aren't a separate species - they're your garden variety gray squirrel, but a genetic mutation has given them a black fur coat.  That got Dave wondering if a black squirrel has any advantages its fairer forebears don't (other than being incredibly popular among nature photographers).  Wondering turned to arguing.  

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Research News
7:27 am
Fri February 27, 2015

Science Says The Dress Is Blue

Originally published on Fri February 27, 2015 7:42 am

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Good morning, I'm David Greene, thinking maybe we should reconsider how we use our time. A debate about the color of a dress on the Internet has been consuming people, including people in this studio.

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Definitely looks black and blue to me.

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Around the Nation
7:15 am
Fri February 27, 2015

Nation Riveted By Llamas On The Loose

Originally published on Fri February 27, 2015 7:42 am

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New England News
6:00 am
Fri February 27, 2015

Battle Lines Are Drawn For Maine's Budget Process

Maine's State House
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  Earlier this month, Maine’s Republican Governor Paul LePage presented his $6.3 billion, two-year budget. Along with some sweeping changes to the tax structure, LePage has proposed eliminating local aid to towns and cities.

Christopher Cousins, statehouse reporter for the Bangor Daily News joined Morning Edition.

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NPR Story
5:03 am
Fri February 27, 2015

Task Force Proposes Fracking Rules To Colorado Governor

Originally published on Fri February 27, 2015 7:42 am

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5:03 am
Fri February 27, 2015

ISIS Video Shows Extremists Destroying Artifacts

Originally published on Fri February 27, 2015 7:42 am

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NPR Story
5:03 am
Fri February 27, 2015

Britain Tries To Counter Extremists' Appeal

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Race
7:11 am
Thu February 26, 2015

Ferguson Lawyer To Represent Family Of Latino Man Shot 17 Times By Police

Originally published on Thu February 26, 2015 9:38 am

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Europe
6:50 am
Thu February 26, 2015

Police In Sweden Get A Call About ISIS Party

Originally published on Thu February 26, 2015 7:52 am

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Animals
6:32 am
Thu February 26, 2015

South Korea Cafe Lets Patrons Hang Out With Sheep

Originally published on Thu February 26, 2015 7:52 am

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National Security
6:27 am
Thu February 26, 2015

'No End In Sight' For Sept. 11 Proceedings At Guantanamo Bay

The legal case of the alleged Sept. 11 terrorists is slowly grinding its way through a war court at the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
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Originally published on Thu February 26, 2015 1:27 pm

This Sunday marks a dozen years since Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was captured in Pakistan — and seven years since Brig. Gen. Thomas Hartmann announced formal charges against him, alleging Mohammed was the mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks.

Ever since, the United States has been working to try him and four other men on death penalty charges at the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Now, one of the biggest cases in U.S. history may also become the longest running. And it could be years before what's being called the "forever trial" even reaches the trial stage.

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NH News
6:00 am
Thu February 26, 2015

DRED Commissioner Rose To Decide On Sunapee Plan By Spring

West Bowl area highlighted in yellow.
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The Mount Sunapee ski resort is hoping to build out a new 75 acre area of the mountain known as the “West Bowl” with new trails and a new, high speed chairlift. But to do that, it needs to overcome some environmental concerns. Opponents to the plan say the build-out would likely raze a section of forest that a new report says is part of a thriving ecosystem with some trees as old as 170 years-old.

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Planet Money
5:36 am
Thu February 26, 2015

Greek Finance Minister Gets A Chance To Fix Beleaguered Economy

Originally published on Thu February 26, 2015 7:52 am

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NPR Story
5:09 am
Thu February 26, 2015

Planned Netanyahu Speech To Congress Continues To Cause Political Uproar

Originally published on Thu February 26, 2015 7:52 am

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5:09 am
Thu February 26, 2015

U.S. Steps Up Commitment To Fight Malaria

Originally published on Thu February 26, 2015 7:52 am

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The White House is stepping up its commitment to fighting a disease that still kills roughly 600,000 people around the world each year. The Obama administration has announced a six-year extension of a program to fight malaria. NPR's Jason Beaubien has more.

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