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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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An Unlikely Alliance Fights HIV In The Bronx's Afro-Honduran Diaspora

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 2:55am

Thousands of Garifuna people — Hondurans of African descent — live in New York City. A doctor there is reaching out to Garifuna faith healers to test and treat members of that community who have HIV.

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Audience Members Face A Hungry Zombie In A Locked Room

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 6:10am

It's called Trapped in a Room with a Zombie: part problem-solving game, and part interactive theater. If the players haven't solved the puzzles and found the room's key after an hour, they get eaten.

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Steven Yeun's 'Glenn': Slaying Zombies And Getting The Girl

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 6:04am

The actor talks about his role on The Walking Dead, and shares his real-life immigrant story. The hit drama returns to AMC this weekend.

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Suburban Atlanta Barber Offers Free Hair Cuts To Kids Who Misbehave

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 6:00am

When Russell Frederick is done, the children have a classic "old guy" look: bald on top with fringe around edges. It's the "Benjamin Button Special".

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R.I. State Representative Wants Outdated Laws Scrapped

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 5:22am

John Edwards is sick of laws that have quote "no relevance in 2015." If he gets his way, one Rhode Island law that may be done away is the $5 fine for swearing.

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NATO Considers New Strategy To Contain Russia-Ukraine Conflict

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 4:04am

Renee Montagne talks to General Philip Breedlove, the Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, as the military alliances meets in Brussels to come up with a strategy on how to contain Russian aggression in Ukraine.

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Vaccination Exemption Blamed For Measles Spread In California

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 4:04am

California lawmakers are proposing new limits on the ability of parents to opt out of vaccinations. It's in response to the measles outbreak that originated in that state.

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NBC's Williams Admits He Misled Viewers About Wartime Peril

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 4:04am

NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams admits that his story of being on a helicopter hit by enemy fire in Iraq in 2003 was wrong, and apologizes to troops and viewers.

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Jeb Bush Tests Political Waters In Detroit

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 4:04am

Jeb Bush, who is still not officially in the race for the Republican nomination for president in 2016, was in Detroit on Wednesday. In his first major speech of the year, he seemed very much a candidate road testing a message that will be the centerpiece of a bid for the White House.

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NATO Commander: 'Conditions In Eastern Ukraine Have To Change'

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 4:04am

Gen. Philip Breedlove, NATO's Supreme Allied Commander of Europe, tells NPR that "hundreds and hundreds" of Russian troops as assisting separatists in eastern Ukraine.

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Measles Outbreak Sparks Bid To Strengthen Calif. Vaccine Law

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 4:04am

California lawmakers are proposing new limits on the ability of parents to opt out of vaccinations. It's a response to a measles outbreak that originated in that state.

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Brian Williams' Self-Inflicted War Wounds

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 4:04am

The NBC News anchor admits his story of being on a helicopter hit by enemy fire in Iraq was untrue. The question is why the veteran newsman's tale took on new — and false — elements in recent years.

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Jury Convicts Ross Ulbricht Of Operating Drug Marketplace

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 4:04am

In New York, a federal jury found Silk Road operator Ross Ulbricht guilty of seven charges, including money laundering and trafficking narcotics. Silk Road was a massive online drug marketplace.

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FCC Chairman Proposes Classifying The Internet As A Public Utility

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 4:04am

The Federal Communications Commission is proposing major changes to the way it regulates Internet access. Chairman Tom Wheeler believes stronger, utility-style regulations are needed.

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Fighting In Eastern Ukraine Puts Hospitals Under Fire

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 4:04am

David Greene talks to Andrea Ciocca of the aid agency Doctors Without Borders about how the fighting is affecting the civilian population, and the agency's ability to reach those in need of help.

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