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For 'Charlie Hebdo,' A History Defined By Humor, Controversy — And Cartoons

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 10:46am

Renee Montagne talks to NPR's David Folkenflik about the provocative editorial stance adopted by the French satirical magazine, which was attacked by gunmen this morning in Paris.

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'Charlie Hebdo,' A Magazine Of Satire, Mocks Politics, Religion

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 9:14am

The magazine that was the target of a deadly attack today is part of a long tradition of French satire dating to the days before the French Revolution.

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Should Minnesota Bid Adieu To The Midwest, Hello North?

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 5:32am

A panel in Minnesota wants to establish a new region called the North. Supporters say it will help the area differentiate itself from other parts of the Midwest.

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Greek Opposition Party Seizes On Public's Anger Over Austerity Measures

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 4:07am

We've been hearing a lot about economic anxiety in Europe lately. Much of that anxiety center's around Greece. Steve Inskeep talks to economist Platon Tinios about what's happening in Greece.

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ESPN, Other Networks To Be Streamed On Dish Network's Sling TV

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 4:07am

Linda Wertheimer talks to John Ourand from Sports Business Journal about ESPN's decision to start a streaming service. The service is being done in partnership with Dish Network.

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Construction Begins On California's $68 Billion High-Speed Rail Line

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 9:53pm

Once completed, the line could travel faster than 200 mph and get people from Los Angeles to San Francisco in less than three hours. But the project has only a fifth of the funding it needs.

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DishTV's New Service Targets Cable Cord Cutters

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 3:53pm

DishTV is offering a new digital service for cord cutters — ESPN and a dozen other channels for just $20 a month. Does it lead to a cable-less future?

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Rewatching 'The Wire': Classic Crime Drama Seems Written For Today

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 2:02pm

As HBO releases the high-definition version of The Wire, NPR's Eric Deggans says that binge-watching the show feels more like reading today's headlines — especially on issues of race and class.

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Obama Will Veto Keystone XL Legislation, White House Says

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 1:34pm

The House, which has a Republican majority, is expected to vote on the controversial pipeline this week. The GOP-dominated Senate is considering a similar measure, which has bipartisan support.

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