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Rift Between NYC Mayor And Police Could Become Dangerous

Sat, 01/03/2015 - 6:58am

NPR's Eric Westervelt talks to New York Times police reporter David Goodman about what's behind New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's fraught relationship with the city's police.

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Orca Calf Shows Signs Of Orca Midwifery

Sat, 01/03/2015 - 6:58am

A whale researcher has a new hypothesis about orca whales: Whale "midwives" may be assisting births.

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Sports Trading Cards App Comes With A Virtual Stick Of Gum

Sat, 01/03/2015 - 6:58am

Topps, the best-known of the sports card companies, isn't giving up on young people. David Roth of the sports website The Classical, tells NPR's Eric Westervelt about the baseball card app, Bunt.

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Afghans Take The Stage At Kabul's Emerging Rock Scene

Sat, 01/03/2015 - 6:58am

Jamming on his guitar with local musicians, NPR's correspondent Sean Carberry delves into Kabul's tight-knit rock music scene.

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Author: Mitch McConnell's Focus On Winning Is 'Single-Minded'

Sat, 01/03/2015 - 6:58am

The new Senate majority leader will soon take office. NPR's Eric Westervelt asks Alec MacGillis, author of The Cynic: The Political Education of Mitch McConnell, what his leadership might look like.

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U.S. Sanctions Against North Korea Are Mostly Symbolic

Sat, 01/03/2015 - 6:58am

The cyber attack on Sony has prompted the U.S. to impose new sanctions on North Korea. NPR's Eric Westervelt talks with correspondent Tamara Keith about why the U.S. is taking this action.

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In 'Citizen,' Poet Strips Bare The Realities Of Everyday Racism

Sat, 01/03/2015 - 6:58am

For her latest collection, Claudia Rankine mined her and her friends' encounters with racism. She says she wanted to talk about "what happens when we fail each other as people."

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U.N.'s Anthony Banbury: Zero Cases Of Ebola Is The Only Option

Sat, 01/03/2015 - 6:58am

Anthony Banbury is stepping down as the head of the U.N.'s Ebola mission. He says the Ebola can't become entrenched in West Africa. And he thinks the fight is heading in the right direction.

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