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Saudi Arabia In Transition After King Abdullah's Death

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:06am

Yochi Dreazen of Foreign Policy discusses King Abdullah's legacy, the transition and the challenges facing the new king.

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Young Women And Men Seek More Equal Roles At Work And Home

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 10:54am

Young couples would prefer to share responsibilities equally at work and at home, a study finds. But they realize that workplace policies and child care can make that a tough go in real life.

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Goodbye, Garden Yeti: In-Flight Catalog SkyMall Files For Bankruptcy

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 10:49am

The kitschy catalog fell victim to online shopping and the growing ubiquity of in-flight Wi-Fi, according to the company's Chapter 11 filing.

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The Ethics Of The 'Singularity'

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 10:29am

When machines, smarter than us, make machines smarter than them, futurists argue, the 'singularity' will have arrived. Commentator Alva Noë, a skeptic, wonders about imparting values — and control.

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Argentine President Now Says Prosecutor's Death 'Not A Suicide'

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 10:21am

Alberto Nisman, who accused the Argentinian leader of covering up Iran's role in a 1994 terrorist attack, was found shot dead in his apartment on Sunday.

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Dear World: Bill and Melinda Gates Have "Big Bets" For 2030

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 9:25am

Their annual letter to the public has been published. They're betting that in 15 years, polio will be eradicated, Africa will feed itself and 2 billion people will use their phones as mobile banks.

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TSA Agents Discovered 2,212 Firearms At Airport Checkpoints In 2014

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 9:07am

Grenades and blades were also found. In most cases, people forgot they had them. Our favorite discovery: a knife in an enchilada. The TSA said "the passenger's intent was delicious, not malicious."

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Senate Says Climate Change Real, But Not Really Our Fault

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 9:06am

The brand new chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, Sen. Roger Wicker was the only senator to vote against calling climate change "real and not a hoax."

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Yemeni Rebels Call For Mass Rallies After President Steps Down

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 8:45am

The Houthis, who control the capital, Sanaa, are apparently hoping to exploit a power vacuum left by the resignation of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi and his government.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Broad City' And Required Reading

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 8:32am

On this week's show, the Comedy Central half-hour Broad City and the many hours we spent reading classics because we had to. (And sometimes wanted to.)

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Why Would You Share A Secret With A Stranger?

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 8:29am

"Secrets...can be shocking, or silly, or soulful," says Frank Warren, the founder of PostSecret. He shares a few of the half-million secrets that strangers have sent him on postcards.

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Why Should We Care About Keeping Secrets?

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 8:29am

Journalist Glenn Greenwald makes the case for why you need to care about privacy, even if you're "not doing anything to hide."

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How Do You Expose An Anonymous Company?

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 8:29am

Charmian Gooch's mission is to "out" corrupt companies. She details how global corruption trackers follow the money — to some surprisingly familiar places.

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What's Your Coming Out Story?

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 8:29am

Equality advocate Ash Beckham offers a fresh story about empathy and openness — and it involves pancakes.

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Thai Lawmakers Vote To Impeach Ousted Premier

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 7:43am

Yingluck Shinawatra, whose government was removed from office in a military coup in May, has been accused of criminal negligence related to a failed program to prop up the price of rice.

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Top Stories: Saudi King's Death; Japanese Hostages' Fate Unknown

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 7:27am

Also: Forecasters predict an East Coast winter storm this weekend; President Obama will travel to India this weekend; and ferry passengers in Seattle are startled by a whale carcass under the dock.

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Fate Of Japanese Hostages Unclear After Islamic State's Deadline Lapses

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 7:08am

A video purportedly by the militants says "the countdown has begun." Japan says it's still trying to secure Haruna Yukawa and Kenji Goto's release. The Islamists want $200 million for their release.

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Soccer Player Suspended For Making Calls During Match

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 6:13am

In Ukraine, a pro soccer player for the other team said he'd watch as his opponent got the phone out from time to time, called someone and conversed. The calls didn't help, that team lost 2-1.

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Saudi King Abdullah Leaves Behind A Complex Legacy

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 6:05am

In the wake of the king's death, he is being remembered as a man who laid the foundation for reform, but also as someone who promised much but accomplished little.

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The Answer Is: 'Morning Edition'

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 6:03am

This was a Daily Double question on 'Jeopardy': Steve Inskeep and David Greene host this show in the A.M. in D.C.; Renee Montagne not far from us here, in Culver City."

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