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Examining The Role Of Citizen Journalism In Mexico

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 4:05pm

The rise and fall of citizen journalism in the cartel-controlled parts of Mexico is deeply chronicled by writer Eric Benson in the latest Texas Monthly Magazine. He sits down with NPR's Arun Rath.

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Why Are Americans Getting Bigger?

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 4:05pm

The National Bureau of Economic Research recently published a new paper about obesity rates and average BMI. NPR's Arun Rath talks with economist Charles Courtemanche, who worked on the study.

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Another Florida Case Puts Crosshairs On 'Stand Your Ground'

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 4:05pm

Marissa Alexander, a Jacksonville woman behind bars for three years for firing a "warning shot" near her estranged husband, was recently released. NPR's Arun Rath talks with Larry Hannan of the Florida Times-Union.

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Deadly Clashes Rage In East Ukraine

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 4:05pm

Fierce fighting over the weekend has displaced thousands in Ukraine. NPR's Arun Rath talks with NPR's Corey Flintoff, who is stationed in Svyatogorsk, about the latest news for Eastern Ukraine.

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As America Grays, A Call For Dignity In Aging And Elder Care

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 4:05pm

In The Age of Dignity, Ai-jen Poo says rather than viewing aging from a place of scarcity and fear, we should see getting older as an opportunity. And, she writes, we must fix our flawed care system.

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Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Activists Stage New Protest

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 3:07pm

Organizers say 13,000 showed up for the rally, far fewer than had joined previous protests against China's insistence on hand-picking candidates for the territory's next chief executive.

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Argentina's Foreign Minister: Jewish Community Supports Deal With Iran

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 2:15pm

Hector Timerman talked to NPR about the possible role of Iran in a bombing attack on a Jewish center in 1994, the conspiracy theories gripping his country and why he negotiated secretly with Iran.

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'Happy' Isn't So Happy, But It Packs A Punch

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 2:03pm

Novelist and playwright Yasmina Reza's new book is a slim collection of interlocking stories that's confusing but compelling. Reviewer Nishant Dahiya says it crackles with emotion and playfulness.

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Seahawks, Patriots, Face Off For Super Bowl XLIX

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 1:49pm

Seattle, the defending champs, hope to do it again in Glendale, Ariz., but the face slightly favored New England.

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A Case Against The Phrase 'No Problem'

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 12:11pm

Commentator Alva Noë says "no problem" is the wrong way to reply to an expression of thanks — for the simple reason that saying "thank you" isn't, or shouldn't be, a veiled way of making an apology.

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The Icebergs Are Talking. We Just Have To Listen.

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 10:22am

Glaciers moan and groan. They crackle, fizz and rumble. Researchers say the noises they make might help us understand how fast they're melting.

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Egypt Frees One Al Jazeera Journalist From Prison

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 10:06am

Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste will be deported to Australia. He is one of three Al Jazeera journalists who were arrested in December 2013. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Leila Fadel in Cairo.

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