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China's Anti-Domestic Violence Measure Falls Short, Critics Say

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 4:01am

China has drafted its first law specifically against domestic violence. It lays out guidelines for restraining orders and getting the aggressor out of the residence.

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After Mass Killing In Paris, People Take To The Streets

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 4:01am

Twelve people at the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo were killed Wednesday when 3 gunmen stormed the offices in Paris. Renee Montagne talks to John Irish, a reporter in the Reuters Paris bureau.

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Congressional Republicans Take Another Swing At Obamacare

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 4:01am

The House will debate, and likely pass a bill, that would make a change in the Affordable Care Act. It would raise the law's definition of full-time work from 30 hours to 40 hours a week

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Opponents To Canada's Tar Sands Prepare For A Long Battle

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 4:01am

Environmental groups that oppose the Keystone XL oil pipeline want to keep what they call Canada's "dirty tar sands oil" in the ground. They point to canceled or delayed projects as success.

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Obama, GOP To Face Off Over Keystone XL Pipeline

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 4:01am

The Obama administration has threatened to veto a bill that would allow immediate construction of a controversial oil pipeline. But that threat is not stopping Republican lawmakers.

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Authorities Search For 2 Suspects In Paris Attack

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 4:01am

Police have a man in custody after he surrendered to authorities. He was wanted in relation to Wednesday's attack on the Paris offices of a satirical weekly. The two central suspects remain at large.

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FAA Clarifies Fuel Tax Rule, Municipalities To Lose Needed Funds

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 4:01am

The FAA ruled that all jet fuel tax revenue collected by states or local units of government must be spent on airports or aviation related programs, and not on roads, schools or other uses.

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Paris Attack Stuns World, Free Speech Advocates

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep talks to Sylvie Kauffmann, editorial director and a columnist for the French newspaper Le Monde about Wednesday's murderous attack on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

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Nebraska Residents Weary Of Keystone XL Pipeline Debate

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 4:01am

As Congress and the president go toe to toe on the Keystone XL pipeline, that battle is resonating across oil country and especially in Nebraska, the state at the center of the controversial project.

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Will Low Oil Prices Affect Debate Over Keystone KL Pipeline?

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 4:01am

Oil prices continue their slide, falling below $50 a barrel. Does the slump factor into the debate over building the Keystone Pipeline which would carry oil from western Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast?

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Paris Attack Demonstrates Perils Of Free Speech

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 4:01am

Renee Montagne talks to Joel Simon executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists about how it is no longer just going to a war zone that puts a journalist's life at risk.

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Police Identify Suspects In Paris Attack That Killed 12

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 4:01am

Authorities in Paris are searching for two brothers who are accused in Wednesday's brazen attack on a satirical magazine. The prosecutor's office says a third suspect has turned himself into police.

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'Charlie Hebdo' Laughed In The Face Of Violence; Will Future Satirists?

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 2:43am

The French magazine responded to a 2011 firebombing of its offices with a cover that showed a Muslim and an editor making out. Its lead editor, described by a peer as fearless, was killed Wednesday.

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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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Between Speech And Religion, Freedoms Often Spell Friction

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 9:03am

Renee Montagne speaks with Suzanne Nossel, executive director for PEN American Center, to discuss how issues of free speech and religious freedom can clash.

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Gunmen Storm Satirical Magazine's Office In Paris

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 6:43am

At least 11 people were killed in what French President Francois Hollande said was a "terrorist operation."

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Oregon, Ohio, Wants You To Know They Are Buckeye Fans

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 6:00am

As Ohio State gets ready to play Oregon in the college football championship, the town is temporarily changing its name. It will be known as: "Oregon, Ohio Buckeyes on the Bay, City of Duck Hunters."

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Man Who Didn't Want His Name In A News Story, Is Now A Story

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 5:50am

Frederick County, Md., Council Member Kirby Delauter threatened a local reporter with a lawsuit for using his name in a story without permission. The Frederick News-Post responded in an editorial.

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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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In Typical Biden Fashion, Vice President Welcomes Senators

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

A third of the Senate was re-elected this past election, which means the presiding officer of the chamber, Vice President Joe Biden, had to swear them in. This also provided an opportunity for Biden to socialize with the families of those serving in his longtime stamping grounds.

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