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Mario Cuomo, Former 3-Term New York Governor, Dies At 82

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 4:02am

Former New York Governor Mario Cuomo died on Thursday, just hours after his son Andrew was sworn in for his own second term as governor of the state. In 1992, Cuomo choose not to run for president.

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Outside Agency Expected To Probe Cleveland Police Shooting

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 4:02am

Cleveland officials reportedly are in talks to hand over the investigation into the death of Tamir Rice to the county sheriff's office. The 12-year-old was killed while carrying a toy gun in November.

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Out Of Tragedy, An Unexpected Connection Is Made

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 2:28am

The parents of a 5-year-old boy killed in a car accident have formed a bond with the sister of the woman who drove the speeding car. The couple says their meetings have eased their pain.

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Why Buy When You Can Borrow? App Connects People And Stuff

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 2:27am

Millions of people use apps to share their homes and their cars. Now Peerby, an app developed in the Netherlands, helps people to share things like power drills and bicycle pumps with people nearby.

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Iowa Woman Cited For Mailing Neighbors Cow Poop

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 5:52am

The website she used promised to anonymously mail her neighbors a package of cow dung. Police quickly suspected her because of ongoing problems with her barking dog, and accused her of harassment.

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Heart Emoji Got Much Attention In 2014

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 4:21am

The Global Language Monitor's Top Word of 2014 is not a word, it's an emoji of a heart. The company says the spread of pictures in place of words reflects a broader transformation of English.

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If You're Not Watching Sports, It's A Great Day To Watch A Movie

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 4:05am

Steve Inskeep shares listeners' picks for movies to watch over the New Year's holiday.

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Egyptian Court Orders Al-Jazeera Journalists To Be Retried

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 4:05am

Egypt's high court has canceled the jail sentences of three Al-Jazeera journalists and ordered a retrial. The journalists say they were jailed for doing their jobs.

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London's Morning Gloryville Starts Sunrise Rave Trend

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 4:05am

It's a typical rave scene, except everyone is sober and it's 7 a.m. on a weekday. Morning Gloryville is a monthly surprise party. (This piece initially aired August 12, 2014 on Morning Edition).

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Why Cutting A CEO's Pay Can Be Very Difficult

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 4:05am

Lots of people talk about CEO pay. But you almost never hear about someone actually trying to cut the pay of a sitting CEO. Our Planet Money team has the story of someone who did.

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Peripatetic Students Thrive At Department Of Defense Schools

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 4:05am

The Pentagon runs a school district that spans the globe, with more than 82,000 students. By many measures it's very successful. The students perform well academically despite moving around a lot.

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Cuban Authorities Detain Dissidents Ahead Of Free Speech Rally

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 4:05am

Cuban authorities detained several dissidents this week. The detensions come soon after President Obama began to normalize relations with Cuba. Steve Inskeep talks to journalist Marc Frank in Havana.

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4-Top Teams Meet New Year's Day In College Football Playoffs

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 4:05am

This first day of 2015 is a historic day for college football. Playoffs begin, and there are two semi-final games: Oregon plays Florida State and later, Alabama takes on Ohio State.

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Fatal Stampede Dampens Shanghai's New Year Celebrations

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 4:05am

Three dozen people were killed in a stampede during New Year's celebrations in Shanghai. Little is known about what triggered the chaos. Steve Inskeep talks to the BBC's John Sudworth.

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Sen. Marco Rubio Hopes For A Congress 'Whose Work Is Relevant' To Americans

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 3:02am

The Republican party begins 2015 in control of both chambers of Congress. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., talks with Steve Inskeep about the party's priorities and the possibility of a presidential bid.

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With Rescue Dogs In Demand, More Shelters Look Far Afield For Fido

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 2:50am

In many parts of the country, demand for adoptive pets outstrips the supply of healthy dogs. Many shelters and rescue groups now import dogs from other states — and even other countries.

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Ebola Aid Workers Still Avoiding New York And New Jersey

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 2:49am

It's been months since a nurse who treated Ebola patients in Africa was quarantined by New Jersey's governor upon arrival at Newark airport. But a legacy of confusion about state travel rules remains.

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Pastry With Soul. It's That Simple

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 2:49am

New York pastry chef Brooks Headley calls his cookbook Fancy Desserts. But his Italian grandmother is his real inspiration, he says, and she was all about homestyle: simple and fresh.

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Flood Damage Restored, Aging Congregation Still Faces Challenges

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 2:48am

Chapel of the Interlude in Drake, Colo., was damaged in 2013 when a flood brought mud, sticks and other debris into the building. So the aging congregation came together and restored their oasis.

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Sen. Rubio Says He Could Run For President Even If Jeb Bush Does

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 2:07pm

The Florida Republican tells NPR's Steve Inskeep that while he had not made a final decision on a run, "we're closer to a decision than we were a month ago."

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