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Soccer Player Suspended For Making Calls During Match

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 6:13am

In Ukraine, a pro soccer player for the other team said he'd watch as his opponent got the phone out from time to time, called someone and conversed. The calls didn't help, that team lost 2-1.

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The Answer Is: 'Morning Edition'

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 6:03am

This was a Daily Double question on 'Jeopardy': Steve Inskeep and David Greene host this show in the A.M. in D.C.; Renee Montagne not far from us here, in Culver City."

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American Millennial Missionary In Guinea Isn't Scared Off By Ebola

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 4:03am

Luke Whitworth, 23, came to Guinea from South Carolina 13 months ago. That's when the outbreak there began. His sponsoring group gave him the option to leave — but he's determined to stay.

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Who Are The Houthis Of Yemen?

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 4:03am

Yemen's Houthis have burst onto the scene in recent months and effectively taken control of the capital Sanaa. An offshoot of Shiite Islam, the Houthis are now a major force in a volatile country.

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Questions Over Prosecutor's Death Envelop Argentina

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 4:03am

Alberto Nisman was investigating the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires. He was found dead in his apartment on Sunday. David Greene talks to journalist Jonathan Gilbert.

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Will 'Deflategate' Let Any Air Out Of Super Bowl Hype?

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 4:03am

Football talk hasn't really focused on the Super Bowl yet. All eyes are on the New England Patriots who are accused of deflating footballs in their playoff game with Indianapolis to gain an advantage.

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Why NFL Teams Should Reconsider Giving Coaches The Heave-Ho

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 4:03am

Research finds the systematic elimination of losing coaches by NFL teams generally leads to weaker performance among those teams in the following few years.

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After Son's Death, Marine's Parents Grow Close To His Platoon

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 4:03am

The mother of a Marine killed in Iraq talks with a member of her son's platoon about being a part of an extended military family. (This story first aired on Oct. 25, 2014 on Weekend Edition Saturday).

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Greeks Doubtful Election Will Speed Economic Recovery

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 4:03am

Greeks go to the polls this Sunday in early parliamentary elections. An anti-bailout leftist party is leading in the polls, but the election could still end in deadlock. That political uncertainty is worrying business owners weathering the worst economic crisis in recent memory.

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More Talks With Cuba Are Needed To Repair Broken Relations

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 4:03am

Two days of historic talks in Havana between U.S. and Cuban diplomats ended with both sides expressing the will to continue to talk. But major obstacles still exist in the effort to normalize relations.

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Shiite Houthi Rebel Group Is A Wild Card In Yemen, Researcher Says

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 4:03am

Yemen has been in the news because of the recent uprising by the Houthi rebels. Who are they and what does this mean for Yemen and the United States? David Greene talks to Letta Tayler, of Human Rights Watch.

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Yemen's Political Crisis Deepens After Government Resigns

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 4:03am

Resignations by President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi and his Cabinet, after rebels took control of much of the capital of Sana'a, have compounded the political crisis in Yemen. David Greene talks to Yara Bayoumy, a correspondent for Reuters, who's in Sana'a.

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American Missionary Refuses To Abandon Guinea During Ebola Crisis

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 4:03am

Luke Whitworth, 23, is a Baptist missionary from South Carolina who has been in the West African nation of Guinea for 13 months. That's exactly how long the Ebola outbreak there has lasted.

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Saudi Arabia's King Abullah Dies At 90

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 4:03am

King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia has died. He was born before Saudi Arabia was even a country. David Greene talks to journalist and author Thomas Lippman about the king's death.

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Movie Review: 'Red Army'

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 4:03am

Morning Edition and Los Angeles Times film critic, Kenneth Turan, reviews a new documentary, "Red Army," about a legendary Soviet-era hockey team.

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Flexible Income Opportunity Helps Cities Warm To Uber, Study Says

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 4:03am

Renee Montagne talks to former Obama campaign manager David Plouffe about his new job as vice president of strategy and policy for the ride-hailing service Uber.

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Republicans In Congress Need Strong Ideas, Ohio Governor Says

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 4:03am

John Kasich is on a tour of Western states promoting balanced budget amendments. Steve Inskeep talks to Kasich about how the GOP is trying to reach out to low and middle-income Americans.

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House Approves Measure That Would Bar Federal Funding For Abortions

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 4:03am

A revolt by Republican women threw a monkey wrench into plans by House GOP leadership to pass a 20-week abortion ban to coincide with the annual march in Washington protesting the Roe v Wade decision.

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A Blind Woman Gains New Freedom, Click By Click By Click

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 2:37am

Blind since birth, Julee-anne Bell wasn't comfortable heading out on her own. And when she learned an echolocation technique that gave her more independence, she discovered that it came with costs.

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European Central Bank Launches Stimulus Plan

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 11:06am

The ECB will begin buying up eurozone member government bonds in a bid to stimulate Europe's flagging economy. America's Federal Reserve had a similar program that aided recovery from its 2008 crisis.

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