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In Video: The Great Llama Drama Of 2015

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 3:12pm

The nation was riveted by a pair of llamas that broke free in Sun City, Arizona. The llamas ran through parking lots and boulevards, until the men with lassos were called.

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South Korea Decriminalizes Cheating, Shares Of Contraceptive Companies Rise

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 2:56pm

The country's Constitutional Court voted 7-2 to abolish a 1953 law that made adultery a crime punishable by up to two years in prison.

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People Get Ready, 'Rainbow'

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 1:59pm

See the trippy new video for "Rainbow" from People Get Ready's album Physiques.

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For a Glimpse At A GOP Presidential Hopeful, Head to CPAC

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 12:52pm

The Conservative Political Action Conference is attracting nearly a dozen Republican presidential hopefuls, depending on how you count.

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Alaska Farmer Turns Icy Patch Of Tundra Into A Breadbasket

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 12:47pm

Warmer temperatures in Alaska are giving farmers flexibility to plant a wider range of crops over a longer growing season. One farmer says the secret to his bounty is soil enriched by flooding rivers.

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Senate Panel OKs Loretta Lynch Nomination As Attorney General

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 12:41pm

President Obama's nominee cleared a major hurdle to succeed Eric Holder. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 12-8 to send the nomination to the full chamber where it is expected to pass.

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Employees Beware: That Political Bumper Sticker Could Cost You Your Job

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 12:40pm

In most states in the country, labor laws will not protect you from getting fired over a political bumper sticker.

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Remote Mexican Villages Build Their Own Cell Networks

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 12:25pm

Thanks to cheaper technology, community organizers and computer hackers are bypassing the big cell companies altogether.

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Pakistanis Must Get Fingerprinted To Use Cellphones

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 12:20pm

Cellphone users across Pakistan are lining up to get fingerprinted. The government says it will cut off service to unregistered phones.

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Astronomers Discover A Supermassive Black Hole Dating To Cosmic Dawn

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 12:20pm

It's enormous, and it grew relatively quickly — less than 900 million years after the Big Bang.

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Jungle Fire On World Cafe

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 12:12pm

Hear a performance by the Latin funk band at the studios of KCSN radio.

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Wisconsin Set To Become 25th 'Right-To-Work' State

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 11:52am

"Right-to-work" laws prohibit requiring people to join unions or pay dues. They effectively weaken unions and make them harder to form.

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Judge Throws Out Cover-Up Allegations Against Argentine President

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 11:52am

The judge ruled prosecutors' claims against President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner failed to meet standards for an investigation. She was accused of covering up Iran's alleged role in a bombing.

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Las Cafeteras On World Cafe

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 11:51am

A Chicano band from East LA talks about inspiring positive change through music.

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Country Star Jennifer Nettles Hits The Broadway Stage In 'Chicago'

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 11:40am

The Grammy-winning country music star best known for her band Sugarland will be playing the role of Roxie Hart in the musical.

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Pew Study On Religion Finds Increased Harassment Of Jews

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 11:40am

A quarter of all countries — home to 75 percent of the world's population — are coping with high levels of religious intolerance, and harassment of Jews has risen for the seventh straight year.

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What We're Watching At The Conservative Political Action Conference

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 11:38am

This CPAC should be one of the biggest, craziest, most electric ever, given that it's the last before the presidential primary and caucus season kicks off. But will it be?

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Why Are Prices Falling As Wages Nudge Higher?

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 11:33am

The Consumer Price Index fell in January from a year earlier, the first annual drop in five years. NPR's Marilyn Geewax explains why.

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James Bond Meets His Match — The Roman Cobblestone

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 11:06am

Actor Daniel Craig reportedly hit his head when the Aston Martin he was driving during filming the 24th James Bond thriller encountered a loose sanpietrino, as the cobblestones in Rome are known.

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Higher Wages, Lower Prices Give Consumers A Break

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 11:01am

Something very unusual is happening in the U.S. economy. Traditionally, workers lose buying power to rising prices. But lately, paychecks and prices have been heading in opposite directions.

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