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Buffalo, Parts Of Upper Midwest, Brace For More Snow

12 hours 12 min ago

With more than 5 feet already on the ground in some areas of western New York state, another 3 feet is forecast. Worse yet, warming temperatures over the weekend could turn much of it to flood water.

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Turkey Looks For Energy In An Abundant Resource: Pistachio Shells

12 hours 42 min ago

Converting the shells into biogas could provide most of the heat for a planned city of 200,000, engineers say. There's precedent in Australia, where macadamia nut shells are generating power.

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A Flurry Of Premieres For American Orchestras

13 hours 12 min ago

How about some good — even great — news from American orchestras? Today and tomorrow, four of the country's biggest ensembles are playing world premieres by prominent composers.

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Top Stories: Florida College Shooting; Director Mike Nichols Dies

13 hours 31 min ago

Also: Secretary of State Kerry continues work on Iran nuclear agreement; a study finds 3 minivans fare poorly in crash tests; and a noisy Oregon rooster needs to find a new home.

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Award-Winning Director Mike Nichols Dies At 83

13 hours 49 min ago

Nichols died suddenly Wednesday, ABC News said in a statement. The director of The Graduate and Death of a Salesman was one of the few people to win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony.

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Florida State Gunman Shot Dead By Campus Police

14 hours 30 sec ago

Tallahassee's police chief says the gunman, who opened fire at the campus library shortly after midnight, appears to have acted alone.

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There's More To Asking Than Just Art

14 hours 12 min ago

Amanda Palmer's new The Art of Asking outlines a well-intentioned but hazy philosophy of asking for help. Critic Annalisa Quinn says Palmer glosses over societal realities of who has access to help.

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German College Kids Design Traffic Light Game

14 hours 38 min ago

In the town of Hildesheim, video consoles are in place on on either side of road, allowing strangers to face off in a version of the classic arcade game Pong.

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Can't Sleep? Maybe Thinking About Evolution Will Help

14 hours 47 min ago

Anthropologist Barbara J. King says the cross-cultural norm for sleep deviates significantly from the long, uninterrupted night of rest insomniacs may dream about — if they can sleep enough to dream.

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Hotel Charges Couple Extra For Bad Review

14 hours 57 min ago

Tony and Jan Jenkinson gave the Broadway Hotel in England a bad review. The hotel charged them $125 — saying they had a no bad review policy. Their money has since been refunded.

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Low Consumer Spending Hurts Japan's Economy

16 hours 12 min ago

Low consumer spending is a major problem for Japan's economy, which has slipped into recession.

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What The U.S. Could Learn From Japan Slipping Into Recession

16 hours 12 min ago

Japan has tumbled back into recession, its third in the past four years, defying the efforts of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to lead the big — though aging — economy out of a deflationary abyss and back to growth. Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel about what's gone wrong there. Wessel is director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution and a contributing correspondent to "The Wall Street Journal."

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Wanted: Snow Shovelers To Clear Bill's Stadium

16 hours 12 min ago

Residents in Buffalo, New York, are still dealing with the 6 feet of snow that has fallen so far this week. That includes football fans who hope to clear out their stadium before Sunday's game.

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After Fighting Crime, Ex-Guatemala Attorney General Moves To U.S.

16 hours 12 min ago

Steve Inskeep talks to Claudia Paz y Paz who scored convictions against organized crime and an infamous ex-general. Paz y Paz overhauled a prosecutor's office in a country better known for corruption.

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Obama To Spell Out Immigration Plans In Prime-Time Address

16 hours 12 min ago

Then on Friday, President Obama will speak about immigration at a Las Vegas High School. It's the same school where Obama launched his push for an immigration overhaul nearly two years ago.

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Residents Wait To See If Ferguson Commission Succeeds

16 hours 13 min ago

As Ferguson residents await a grand jury decision, Missouri's governor launched a commission aimed at tackling some of the systemic issues that were showcased by Michael Brown's shooting death.

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Pew Report Indicates Illegal Immigration Is Leveling Off

16 hours 13 min ago

Immigration politics are taking center stage. Arun Rath talks to the Pew Research Center's Jeffrey Passel about the declining number of undocumented immigrants arriving from Mexico.

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To Quell Controversy, Mexico's First Lady Will Sell Mansion

16 hours 13 min ago

She says she'll divest herself of the villa after her ownership became clouded by questions of corruption and conflict of interest. It's the latest challenge to her husband, President Pena Nieto.

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Obama Executive Action Could Foment Government Shutdown Drama

16 hours 13 min ago

The measure funding the government runs out next month. That, coupled with GOP anger over President Obama's promised executive action on immigration, means a Washington showdown could be brewing.

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Nielsen To Rate Streaming Services, Assault Allegations Haunt Cosby

16 hours 13 min ago

Nielsen, the company that measures broadcast and cable ratings, will begin using its technology to calculate the viewership of streaming services like Netflix. Also, Bill Cosby projects are canceled.

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