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Greece's Left-Wing Prime Minister Takes Charge

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 10:01am

Alexis Tsipras, who led Syriza to an improbable win in parliamentary election, was sworn in today amid fears about what his win means for the country's bailout agreements with the European Union.

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Girlpool, 'Chinatown'

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 9:52am

When Harmony Tividad and Cleo Tucker harmonize, it's like a lightning bolt to the gut.

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NPR Launches A New Podcast Directory

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 9:19am

Today, we're rolling out a new podcast directory on NPR.org, and we're excited to have a beautiful new home to showcase all of the podcasts from the NPR family.

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'Device,' Possibly A Small Drone, Discovered On White House Grounds

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 7:18am

The White House says the device posed no threat. The president and the first lady are in India.

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Andrew Combs, 'Nothing To Lose'

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 7:03am

For any young artist, an important leap happens when influences are absorbed and the act of mining the past transforms into something personal.

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Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders, 'To Keep And To Be Kept'

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 7:03am

The Australian band teases its upcoming North American debut with a new song featuring Sharon Van Etten.

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Soundtrack To The Outback: Remembering Peter Sculthorpe

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 7:03am

By incorporating indigenous sounds and instruments in his music, as well as socio-political themes, the Tasmanian-born composer gave his compatriots a sense of themselves.

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Competency-Based Degree Programs On The Rise

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 7:03am

A new report says 52 colleges offer, or plan to offer, some credits based on learning, not just seat time.

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Is There Something Uncanny About Machines That Can Think?

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 6:50am

Commentator Tania Lombrozo says her sense is that thinking machines elicit an existential response — perhaps because we're threatened by the idea that maybe human thinking isn't so special.

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Obama Attends India's Republic Day Celebrations

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 6:49am

The president became the first U.S. head of state to attend a parade to mark the day India adopted its constitution.

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Top Stories: Northeast Blizzard; Hagel On 'Nonstop War'

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 6:30am

Also: President Obama attends Republic Day celebrations in India; the sons of former Egyptian leader Mubarek are released from prison; and Miss Colombia is the new Miss Universe.

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Another Coyote Found Wandering New York City

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 6:18am

The coyote was found in the sprawling complex known as Stuyvesant Town. It's been released into a Bronx wildlife area. It's the second time this month a coyote turned up in the nation's largest city.

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Fallen Prey To Love's Cruel Sting?

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 6:13am

Consider the San Francisco Zoo's Valentine's Day special. Adopt a giant hairy scorpion in honor of your ex-lover because, according to the zoo, scorpions are also low-lifes.

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From New Jersey To Maine, Northeast Braces For Massive Blizzard

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 6:03am

The potentially historic Nor'easter could bring more than 2 feet of snow to the region today and Tuesday. Travel is expected to be affected, with thousands of flights already canceled.

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Sling TV Could Be Cable-Cutter's Dream

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 5:17am

Sling TV launches in a few weeks. That's the new streaming service from Dish that allows viewers to stream content previously only available through cable.

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Greek Voters Usher Leftist Party Into Office

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 4:04am

Greek voters went to the polls on Sunday, and leftists won the election. Greece's radical left Syriza party has become the first anti-austerity party to win elections in Europe, throwing into doubt whether the troubled country stays the course on an international austerity plan.

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Weekend Shelling Kills 30 People In Eastern Ukraine

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 4:04am

Steve Inskeep talks to Shaun Walker, Moscow bureau chief for "The Guardian" newspaper, who is covering renewed fighting in eastern Ukraine. Over the weekend, shelling killed 30 people in the port city of Mariupol.

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A Closer Look At Saturday's Iowa Freedom Summit

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 4:04am

Iowa as a choosing ground for presidential candidates has been problematic for both parties, but especially for Republicans in recent years. Some potential candidates, such as Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush, stayed away from the weekend event. Was that a smart move?

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Possible GOP Presidential Candidates Woo Iowa

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 4:04am

The 2016 Iowa caucuses are more than a year away. On Saturday, a long list of potential candidates showed up at a day-long political forum in Des Moines to begin wooing the states most conservative GOP activists.

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Baseball Hall Of Fame Legend Ernie Banks Dies At 83

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 4:04am

The Chicago Cubs slugger was affectionately called "Mr. Cub" and "Mr. Sunshine." He spoke about his life in baseball with Steve Inskeep. (This piece initially aired Oct. 13, 2009 on Morning Edition).

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