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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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Doctors Join Forces With Lawyers To Reduce Firearms Deaths

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 10:51am

More than 32,000 people die each year in the United States in gun-related suicides, violence and accidents. The physicians seek universal background checks and other measures to reduce the toll.

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Net Neutrality Up For Vote Today By FCC Board

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 10:46am

An essential question will be decided today about how the Internet works: Should service providers be a neutral gateway or should they handle different types of Internet traffic in different ways?

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ISIS Video Shows Extremists Smashing Priceless Artifacts

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 10:27am

Bearded men wielding sledgehammers are seen shattering ancient statues and friezes in the Iraqi city of Mosul. One of the militants says God commanded them to remove the idols and statues.

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How Black Abolitionists Changed A Nation

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 10:16am

Hundreds of outspoken African Americans moved America toward Emancipation.

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Black To Comm, 'Hands'

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 10:15am

Marc Richter's music curves in multiple planes. Fittingly, the surreal and oddly moving video for "Hands" does the same.

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Madonna's Tumble At Brit Awards Lights up Twitter, Stirs Ageism Debate

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 10:09am

The 56-year-old singer fell off the steps next to the stage while performing her song "Living for Love." But she picked herself up and continued her performance.

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Just Because

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 9:53am

What famous spy likes his martinis shaken, not stirred? Every answer for this final round is the name of a person or fictional character with the initials JB.

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N-E-R-D Alert

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 9:53am

Be on the lookout for 'banner drops,' 'dinner dates' and other words, names and phrases that have the letters N-E-R-D in order.

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