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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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RadioShack Files For Bankruptcy; Sprint To Share Space With Some Stores

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

For decades the brand was best known as a convenience store for techies. Now it's trying to salvage some of its stores by partnering with Sprint, one of its biggest creditors.

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Refugees Find A Closing Of Sweden's Open-Door Immigration Policy

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

Ethnic and political tensions are growing in Sweden, a country traditionally known for its openness and tolerance. In some cases, the victims of discrimination are also perpetrators.

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Ebola Crisis Leads To Calls To Restructure World Health Organization

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

The WHO's inability to quickly contain the outbreak is highlighting flaws in the agency's structure, and critics say pushing through real change will be incredibly difficult.

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Listeners To NPR: Why Don't We Track Planes Like We Do Ships?

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 2:58am

Geoff Brumfiel, the physics guy on our science desk, helps us land on the right answer.

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Out Of The Shadows, TV Star Shines A Light On Immigration

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 2:57am

Actress Diane Guerrero now stars on shows Jane the Virgin and Orange is the New Black. But when she was a teenager, her parents were deported. She tells Michel Martin how it shaped her life.

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