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Using A Can Of Coke To Explain A Currency Lesson

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 4:03am

The U.S. economy has been doing well. That's pushed the value of the U.S. dollar up — relative to other currencies. A strong dollar sounds like good news, but there are winners and losers.

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Belfast Thriller '71' Combines Action And Emotional Authenticity

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 4:03am

The film depicts Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1971. It was a year when the Troubles, the bitter conflict between the Catholic IRA and the Protestant Loyalists, turned violent.

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CPAC Attendees Hear From GOP Presidential Hopefuls

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 4:03am

The annual Conservative Political Action Conference is a draw for some 10,000 activists. Would-be GOP presidential candidates are differentiating themselves from others who may run.

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House Not Quite Ready To 'Suck It Up' Over Homeland Security Funding

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 4:03am

For a few days now, most Senate Republicans have come to terms with how this story would end. But the House has a new plan to fund the Department of Homeland Security for just three weeks.

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Task Force Proposes Fracking Rules To Colorado Governor

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 4:03am

The group has been meeting for months to find compromise on whether local governments should be given more say when drilling is proposed near residential and urban areas.

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ISIS Video Shows Extremists Destroying Artifacts

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 4:03am

A video has surfaced that appears to show members of the self-proclaimed Islamic State, also known as ISIS, smashing priceless antiques at a museum in Mosul, Iraq.

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Britain Tries To Counter Extremists' Appeal

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 4:03am

The British government has long been concerned about extremism emerging within its borders. Linda Wertheimer talks to Shashank Joshi of the Royal United Services Institute about extremism.

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ISIS Extremist Who Beheaded Prisoners Is Identified

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 4:03am

The masked man who appeared to behead hostages in videos for the so-called Islamic State, also known as ISIS, has been revealed. Known in the media as Jihadi John, his real name is Mohammed Emwazi.

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Slurpee Waves Roll Ashore On Nantucket's Coast

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 4:03am

In Massachusetts, where it's been very cold, the waves coming ashore on the island of Nantucket are partially frozen. Photographs of the waves make it seem like a big Slurpee is about to hit land.

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Using A Can Of Coke To Explain A Currency Lesson

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 4:03am

The U.S. economy has been doing well. That's pushed the value of the U.S. dollar up — relative to other currencies. A strong dollar sounds like good news, but there are winners and losers.

» E-Mail This

Belfast Thriller '71' Combines Action And Emotional Authenticity

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 4:03am

The film depicts Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1971. It was a year when the Troubles, the bitter conflict between the Catholic IRA and the Protestant Loyalists, turned violent.

» E-Mail This

CPAC Attendees Hear From GOP Presidential Hopefuls

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 4:03am

The annual Conservative Political Action Conference is a draw for some 10,000 activists. Would-be GOP presidential candidates are differentiating themselves from others who may run.

» E-Mail This

House, Senate Divided Over Homeland Security Funding

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 4:03am

The department runs out of money at midnight. The Senate is on track to pass a bill to fund the department with no strings attached. The House will vote on a bill to fund the department for 3 weeks.

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White House Move To Protect Nest Eggs Sparks Hopes And Fears

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 3:07am

The Labor Department will draft new rules requiring retirement advisers to put consumers' best interests first. The industry warns low-income people might lose out on financial planning advice.

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White House Move To Protect Nest Eggs Sparks Hopes And Fears

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 3:07am

The Labor Department will draft new rules requiring retirement advisers to put consumers' best interests first. The industry warns low-income people might lose out on financial planning advice.

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'Ballot Selfies' Clash With The Sanctity Of Secret Polling

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 2:45am

New Hampshire is the first state to outlaw voting booth selfies. Some call the ban unconstitutional and are challenging it in court. Others argue selfies compromise privacy and enable voter coercion.

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'Ballot Selfies' Clash With The Sanctity Of Secret Polling

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 2:45am

New Hampshire is the first state to outlaw voting booth selfies. Some call the ban unconstitutional and are challenging it in court. Others argue selfies compromise privacy and enable voter coercion.

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Colorado Pushes For Concealed Guns In K-12 Schools

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 2:40am

Similar legislation has been proposed in North Dakota and Wyoming to allow concealed firearms on K-12 school grounds and college campuses, as a part of a larger effort to expand gun owners' rights.

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Colorado Pushes For Concealed Guns In K-12 Schools

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 2:40am

Similar legislation has been proposed in North Dakota and Wyoming to allow concealed firearms on K-12 school grounds and college campuses, as a part of a larger effort to expand gun owners' rights.

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This Season On 'House Of Cards,' It's Tough To Be The Boss

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 2:39am

New episodes of Netflix's House of Cards debut today, and NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says this season's challenges may please critics who say the show's vision of Washington, D.C., runs too smoothly.

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