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R.I. State Representative Wants Outdated Laws Scrapped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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Don Covay, Wrote 'Chain Of Fools,' Dies At 76

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

R&B singer-songwriter Don Covay died on Saturday at the age of 76. Covay's music was recorded by the likes of Aretha Franklin, Chubby Checker, Gladys Knight & the Pips and The Rolling Stones.

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Millions Raised For Detroit Man Who Has An Arduous Commute

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

An article in the Detroit Free Press went viral earlier this week. It was about James Robertson, a 56-year-old Detroit resident who walks 21 miles to and from his factory job.

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Supporters Say Imprisoned Nun Is Being Held In 'Unfair' Conditions

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 3:03am

Megan Rice, an 85-year-old Catholic nun and anti-nuclear activist, is at a crowded facility in Brooklyn. Her friends warn of deplorable conditions there including a lack of health care.

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Stuck In Traffic? It's Likely To Be Worse In 30 Years, Report Says

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 3:03am

Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx talks about the challenges facing America's transportation system, and why he says the country needs to invest much more in it.

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Gotcha: Satellites Help Strip Seafood Pirates Of Their Booty

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 2:51am

Most of the seafood Americans eat is imported; a lot of that is illegally caught. Now, environmentalists are using satellites to track pirate vessels on the high seas and help crack down on the trade.

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A Chicago Community Puts Mixed-Income Housing To The Test

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 2:51am

Chicago plans to replace its Lathrop Homes public housing project with a mix of condos and affordable housing. Residents say it doesn't need a revamp — and that the overhaul will displace too many.

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New Standards For Tracking Aircraft In Flight

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 2:05am

After Malaysia Airlines flight 370 vanished over the Indian Ocean, air safety authorities have argued for more frequent contact in order to better locate aircraft in the event of tragedy.

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Harper Lee's Friend Says Author Is Hard Of Hearing, Sound Of Mind

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 5:26pm

News of a second novel has raised concerns that the To Kill a Mockingbird author is being taken advantage of in her old age. But friend Wayne Flynt says Lee, 88, can "understand what's going on."

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