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Morning Edition
8:27 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Sen. Bradley: Repealing Concealed Carry Permit Requirement Will Make N.H. Safer

Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley
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The Senate Judiciary committee is expected to hear testimony Thursday afternoon on a bill that would repeal the requirement to obtain a license to carry a concealed gun.

The hearing is likely to draw a large crowd of gun rights advocates and those who have concerns about loosening the state’s firearms regulations.

Wolfeboro Republican and Senate Majority Leader Jed Bradley is the bill’s prime sponsor.

He joined Morning Edition to talk about his proposal.

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Around the Nation
7:45 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Bar Patrons Duct-Taped Rowdy Customer

Originally published on Thu January 29, 2015 7:50 am

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Around the Nation
7:45 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Los Angeles Sheriff's Deputy Avoids Angering Mother Bear

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Morning Edition
6:00 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Tradition Vs. Technology: The Debate Over Drones, Smart Rifles In Hunting

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At a hearing Thursday, officials from New Hampshire Fish & Game will propose new rules banning drones, smart rifles, and live-action game cameras in hunting.

Officials are trying to regulate these so-called emerging technologies, saying they’re not appropriate or ethical.

New Hampshire is not the first state to tackle this issue.

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Latin America
5:45 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Examining The Sinister Background Of Argentina's Spy Agency

A woman holds up a portrait of late prosecutor Alberto Nisman near the funeral home where a private wake was held for him Wednesday in Buenos Aires.
Rodrigo Abd AP

Originally published on Thu January 29, 2015 1:04 pm

The mysterious death of an Argentine prosecutor has brought attention to the dark history of the country's intelligence agency. The Intelligence Secretariat began in the aftermath of World War II, when its first mission was to help Nazis fleeing Germany find shelter in Argentina. This strange and troubling start foreshadowed the murky dealings to come.

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Latin America
5:44 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Argentine Prosecutor Was A Divisive Figure In Life And In Death

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5:03 am
Thu January 29, 2015

GOP Presidential Hopefuls Debate At Koch Brothers Forum

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Let's hear some early themes of the presidential campaign. Three possible Republican contenders appeared last weekend at a forum. It was organized by the billionaire Koch brothers and moderated by ABC's Jonathan Karl.

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NPR Story
5:03 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Attorney General Nomination Expected To Advance To Full Senate

Originally published on Thu January 29, 2015 4:49 pm

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5:03 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Why Don't More People Short Stocks? It's A Great Way To Lose Big Bucks

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Around the Nation
8:09 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Mayor Gets Worked Up As Storm Headed Toward New York City

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Sports
7:14 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch Shows Up For Media Day, Kinda

Originally published on Wed January 28, 2015 8:09 am

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Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. The Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch hates talking to the press. He's been fined thousands for skipping media sessions, though he did show up to the Super Bowl's media day yesterday.

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Morning Edition
6:00 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Should New Hampshire's Governor Serve A Four-Year Term?

Gov. Maggie Hassan
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New Hampshire is one of only two states where the governor’s term is only two years, Vermont being the other.

In most other states, governors serve four-year terms.

Lawmakers will once again debate this session whether to amend the state constitution and make the governor a four-year term.

Such efforts have failed in the legislature in the past.

Democratic Rep. Mario Ratzki of East Andover is the bill’s prime sponsor.

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NPR Story
5:14 am
Wed January 28, 2015

New Anti-Austerity Party Gathers Support In Spain

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5:14 am
Wed January 28, 2015

White House Won't Seek To End 529 College Tax Break

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5:14 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Chicago Twins Who Snitched On Drug Cartel Get Reduced Terms

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5:14 am
Wed January 28, 2015

No More's Anti-Domestic Violence Spot To Air In Super Bowl

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NPR Story
5:14 am
Wed January 28, 2015

First Listen: Israeli Singer Asaf Avidan

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5:14 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Judge To Exonerate 'Friendship 9' Activists 54 Years After Arrest

Originally published on Wed January 28, 2015 8:09 am

Nearly 54 years after their arrest, some of the first civil rights protesters to serve prison time for sitting at an all-white lunch counter were back in court Wednesday. A judge in Rock Hill, South Carolina cleared them of their convictions for trespassing.

In 1961, a group of nine college students from Friendship College walked into McCrory's Five and Dime Drugstore and sat down in protest to legal segregation in restaurants. Blacks were forbidden from sitting at the lunch counter so they were quickly taken to jail.

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Middle East
10:13 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Mourning In Riyadh: Obama Visits New Saudi King To Offer Condolences

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 11:27 am

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Around the Nation
9:59 am
Tue January 27, 2015

The Cape Bears Brunt Of Blizzard's Onslaught

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 11:27 am

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Around the Nation
9:28 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Boston Copes With Its Deepening Blanket Of Snow

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 11:27 am

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Global Health
9:28 am
Tue January 27, 2015

It's Been A Hard 12-Step Road For Zanzibar's Heroin Addicts

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Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 3:54 pm

Could a 12-step program, with its Christian roots, help addicts recover on a conservative Muslim island in the Indian Ocean?

Suleiman Mauly was desperate to find out. He'd been using heroin in his native Zanzibar since age 17. The island nation is a key stop for heroin smuggled from Pakistan and Afghanistan to Europe. An estimated 7 percent of the 1 million inhabitants are heroin addicts.

Mauly had tried to get clean a couple of times. It didn't work. Then he discovered a 12-step program in Mombasa, Kenya.

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Around the Nation
7:11 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Thieves With A Guilty Conscience Return Stolen Items

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Around the Nation
7:07 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Rhode Island School Releases Snow Day Video

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 11:27 am

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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Of all the ways to declare a snow day, this may be the best. The Moses Brown School in Providence, R.I., released a music video featuring the head of schools.

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The Two-Way
5:18 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Family's Long Fight With Pentagon Returns Name To Unknown Soldier

Arthur H. "Bud" Kelder (left) died in World War II.
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Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 4:27 pm

The remains of a World War II soldier who died in a prisoner of war camp in the Philippines — and the subject of a joint NPR/ProPublica investigation last year — have been identified as Pvt. Arthur "Bud" Kelder. His identification came after a long legal battle between his family and the Pentagon.

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NPR Story
5:02 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Greece Looks To Renegotiate Bailout Terms

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 3:13 pm

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NPR Story
5:02 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Obama Takes Heat For Proposing To End College Savings Break

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Around the Nation
7:22 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Another Coyote Found Wandering New York City

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Around the Nation
7:22 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Fallen Prey To Love's Cruel Sting?

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Television
6:19 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Sling TV Could Be Cable-Cutter's Dream

Originally published on Mon January 26, 2015 8:03 am

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