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Business
5:32 am
Fri February 20, 2015

Learning More About Longshoremen And Their Powerful Union

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Music News
5:05 am
Fri February 20, 2015

First Listen: Public Service Broadcasting's 'Race For Space'

Originally published on Fri February 20, 2015 8:10 am

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NPR Story
5:05 am
Fri February 20, 2015

FEMA In Talks To Settle Sandy Flood Insurance Claims

Originally published on Fri February 20, 2015 12:50 pm

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NPR Story
5:05 am
Fri February 20, 2015

U.S. Outlines Timetable To Force ISIS Out Of Mosul

Originally published on Fri February 20, 2015 4:51 pm

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Around the Nation
6:30 am
Thu February 19, 2015

Mayor Who Got Bit By Groundhog Loses Primary Election

Originally published on Thu February 19, 2015 7:56 am

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Around the Nation
6:23 am
Thu February 19, 2015

Massachusetts Seminary Doesn't Give Up Joking For Lent

Originally published on Thu February 19, 2015 7:56 am

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NH News
6:00 am
Thu February 19, 2015

Concern and Confusion Surround Child Restraint Law Change

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Morning Edition speaks with two experts on changes to the child restraint law this month. Scroll down to see our more recent conversation with disability rights advocate Mike Skibbie.

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2/10/15

Some New Hampshire school officials are raising concerns about a newly revised state law meant to limit the use of restraint and seclusion on students.

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Asia
5:00 am
Thu February 19, 2015

Safety Fears Force Changes To Mount Everest Route

Originally published on Thu February 19, 2015 7:56 am

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Planet Money
5:00 am
Thu February 19, 2015

Ecuador's Answer To The Global Cocoa Shortage

Originally published on Thu February 19, 2015 7:56 am

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Europe
5:00 am
Thu February 19, 2015

Ukraine's President Appeals For U.N. Help To Maintain Truce

Originally published on Thu February 19, 2015 1:35 pm

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Code Switch
5:00 am
Thu February 19, 2015

Whatever Floats Your Goat: The 2015 Lunar New Year Animal Is Up For Debate

Will the real 2015 animal please stand up?
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Originally published on Thu February 19, 2015 9:50 pm

Many East Asian cultures use zodiac animals to symbolize each New Year and predict a person's fortunes. But which animal represents 2015 is up for debate.

You may have seen goat, sheep or ram as the English translation for this year's animal according to the Chinese zodiac — yang, in Mandarin. All of them are correct, says Lala Zuo, a Chinese language and culture professor at the U.S. Naval Academy in Maryland.

"I don't think there's a wrong translation," she says. "I think there are various ways of translation. It really depends on the context."

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Europe
7:24 am
Wed February 18, 2015

Chinese Tourists Rename Famous British Landmarks

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World
6:34 am
Wed February 18, 2015

Is That A Seal? No, It's A Man Who Collapsed In The Snow

Originally published on Wed February 18, 2015 7:24 am

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NH News
6:00 am
Wed February 18, 2015

N.H. The Only State In Region With No Addiction Recovery Services

New Hampshire is in the midst of a drug epidemic. The state’s Medical Examiner’s office says drug-related deaths have risen to a record high of 300 in 2014. To combat the most addictive drugs, lawmakers will consider tripling funding for the Governor’s Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention, Treatment and Recovery.

Of those three things, recovery services are severely lacking in New Hampshire, compared to neighboring states.

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NPR Story
5:12 am
Wed February 18, 2015

Minneapolis' Plan Designed To Combat Recruiting By Radical Groups

Originally published on Wed February 18, 2015 7:24 am

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NPR Story
5:12 am
Wed February 18, 2015

How ISIS Has Expanded Beyond Its Syrian Stronghold

Demonstrators chant pro-Islamic State slogans as they carry the extremist group's flags in front of the provincial government headquarters in Mosul, 225 miles northwest of Baghdad, in June 2014.
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Originally published on Wed February 18, 2015 5:51 pm

The self-proclaimed Islamic State, or ISIS, first became a powerhouse in Syria, but it has rapidly spread throughout the broader region.

The most recent example came in a video that surfaced Sunday in Libya, purportedly showing 21 men, mostly Egyptian Coptic Christians, being decapitated on a beach.

ISIS now appears to be active in several countries. NPR reporters in Iraq, Egypt and Afghanistan discuss the group's growing clout.

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NPR Story
5:12 am
Wed February 18, 2015

Examining The Entourage Effect

Originally published on Wed February 18, 2015 7:24 am

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NPR's Shankar Vedantam regularly comes in to talk about social science research. He's here now for a brief chat about a phenomenon he's going to introduce us to. It's called the entourage effect. What is it, Shankar?

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Around the Nation
7:58 am
Tue February 17, 2015

Oscar Mayer Wienermobile Damaged In Pennsylvania Crash

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Around the Nation
7:58 am
Tue February 17, 2015

Winter Gets The Best Of Ithaca's Tourism Bureau

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Politics
5:04 am
Tue February 17, 2015

Pre-Election, Chicago Mayor Emanuel Loses African-American Support

Originally published on Tue February 17, 2015 7:58 am

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NPR Story
5:04 am
Tue February 17, 2015

Judge Blocks Obama's Executive Action On Immigration

Originally published on Tue February 17, 2015 7:58 am

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NPR Story
5:04 am
Tue February 17, 2015

'It's My Party,' ' You Don't Own Me' Singer Lesley Gore Dies At 68

Originally published on Tue February 17, 2015 7:58 am

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Around the Nation
7:21 am
Mon February 16, 2015

Idaho Moves To Get Dated Duel Law Off The Books

Originally published on Mon February 16, 2015 7:57 am

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World
7:21 am
Mon February 16, 2015

Canadian Politicians In Hot Water For Their Tweets

Originally published on Mon February 16, 2015 7:57 am

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All Tech Considered
6:03 am
Mon February 16, 2015

As Rules Get Sorted Out, Drones May Transform Agriculture Industry

Jimmy Underhill, drone technician for Agribotix, holds a drone at a farm in rural Weld County, Colorado.
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Originally published on Mon February 16, 2015 4:57 pm

On a breezy morning next to a cornfield in rural Weld County, Colo., Jimmy Underhill quickly assembles a black and orange drone with four spinning rotors.

"This one just flies itself," he says. "It's fully autonomous."

Underhill is a drone technician with Agribotix, a Colorado-based drone startup that sees farmers as its most promising market. Today he's training his fellow employees how to work the machine in the field.

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NPR Story
4:56 am
Mon February 16, 2015

Gunmen In Denmark Attacks Killed, Police Say

Originally published on Mon February 16, 2015 7:57 am

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4:56 am
Mon February 16, 2015

Labor Secretary Gets Involved In Stalled Port Talks

Originally published on Mon February 16, 2015 7:57 am

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4:56 am
Mon February 16, 2015

Honoring Presidents Day Reminds Us 2016 Isn't That Far Away

Originally published on Mon February 16, 2015 7:57 am

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Arts & Culture
8:35 am
Fri February 13, 2015

N.H. This Weekend: Hot And Cold

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  Hippo Editor Amy Diaz joins Morning Edition to discuss some of the activities in store for the hot and steamy Valentine's Weekend, which forecasters predict will be anything but hot or steamy.

Lets embrace the cold...

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Around the Nation
7:15 am
Fri February 13, 2015

NASA Mission Crew Poses As Jedi Warriors

Originally published on Fri February 13, 2015 8:12 am

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