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Subject Of 'Serial' Podcast Granted Appeal

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 3:59am

Adnan Syed, convicted in 2000 of murdering his ex-girlfriend, has been granted an appeal by a Maryland court. Questions about his conviction were the focus of the popular podcast Serial.

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Horrendous Violence By ISIS Is Unacceptable, U.N. Commissioner Says

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 3:59am

U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein tells Renee Montagne that while his fears about Ebola have eased, ISIS, also known as the Islamic State, remains a constant threat.

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6 Months After Protests, Ferguson Businesses On Path To Rebuild

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 3:59am

Since the shooting death of Michael Brown by a police officer, the Missouri city has been in the spotlight. Government officials work to address the issues brought to light following Brown's death.

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Oil Price Dip, Global Slowdown Create Crosscurrents For U.S.

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 2:34am

The big drop in oil prices is a gift to consumers that should propel the U.S. economy, analysts say. But those lower prices are hurting the energy sector and consumers continue to be cautious.

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Harnessing The Immune System To Fight Cancer

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 2:33am

Our immune systems constantly fight off disease — protecting us from colds, flu and infection. An experimental treatment called immunotherapy is helping patients' immune systems fight off cancer.

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Leaked HSBC Documents Shed Light On Swiss Banking Industry

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 12:44am

The documents were downloaded by a former computer security expert at the giant bank HSBC. They were released over the weekend by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.

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Sam Smith Wins Four Grammy Awards, Including Song Of The Year

Sun, 02/08/2015 - 8:20pm

The British singer also won Best New Artist and Record of the Year, for "Stay With Me." Beck won Album of the Year for his subdued, folky Morning Phase.

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Oil Industry Sees Layoffs, Even As Jobs Numbers Rise Elsewhere

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 10:07am

The energy sector is laying off workers, as falling oil prices have slowed drilling. Analysts are sifting through the January employment report, which showed American employers added 257,000 jobs.

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Zimbabwe President's Red Carpet Stumble Goes Viral

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 6:04am

Twitter users had a field day posting photoshopped images of Robert Mugabe with the hashtag #MugabeFalls.

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College Students Warned Of Missing Snake

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 5:57am

Staff and students at Castleston State College in Vermont were emailed this week about a missing Brazilian rainbow boa constrictor. But don't worry, the email said, the snake only eats mice.

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Researchers Probe Horrors Behind Deaths At Florida School For Boys

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 4:02am

After three years of work at a now closed Florida reform school, researchers have found new evidence of violent abuse and unreported deaths.(Stations note: Some listeners may find the information in this segment difficult to hear).

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Senate Hearing Learns Of No Clear Plan To Close Guantanamo

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 4:02am

More than 100 detainees remain locked up at the prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. President Obama wants Guantanamo closed, but no solution is yet in sight to close it.

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Economists Expect Unemployment Data To Show A Pullback In Job Creation

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 4:02am

The energy sector has started laying off workers as sharply falling oil prices have slowed drilling activity. Analysts will be sifting through the government's monthly employment report, which will be released Friday morning, to see what affect that's having on U.S. job creation overall.

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EU Leaders To Present Ukraine Peace Plan To Putin

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 4:02am

French President Francois Hollande and Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel travel to Moscow on Friday for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the crisis in Ukraine.

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New Diplomacy Round Sparked After Upsurge In Eastern Ukraine Fighting

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 4:02am

The renewed crisis in Ukraine has further strained relations between the U.S. and Russia, just as Secretary of State John Kerry visits the Ukrainian capital Kiev.

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Caring Mom Is Picture Of Unconditional Love, Injured Son Says

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 4:02am

In this week's StoryCorps, we hear from a man who was badly injured in a car accident. He can't walk or talk and communicates through a computerized voice. He thanks his mother for taking care of him.

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Critics Says Ebola Crisis Was WHO's Big Failure. Will Reform Follow?

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 4:02am

The World Health Organization failed to respond quickly and effectively to the outbreak in West Africa. Now the agency is proposing a new structure. But change could prove difficult.

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Federally Regulated Banks Begin To Work With States' Pot Businesses

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 4:02am

For legal marijuana businesses, getting a bank account can be a challenge. Many banks are unwilling to do business with them. How do banks decide which marijuana businesses are worth the risk?

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'Jupiter Ascending' Displays Wachowksi Siblings' Success, Weakness

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 4:02am

If you know science fiction filmmaking, you know the name Wachowski. Siblings Larry and Lana Wachowski have been working in that field since The Matrix in 1999.

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Ala. Chief Justice Stirs Controversy Before Gay Marriage Becomes Legal

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 4:02am

On Monday, Alabama is set to join more than three dozen states with gay marriage. But the state's chief justice tells probate judges they're not bound to follow a federal court's order.

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