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Super Bowl Day: Ready For 17 And A Half Minutes Of Football?

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 6:32am

Who will take home the title, the New England Patriots or the Seattle Seahawks? Tom Goldman talks to NPR's Rachel Martin about the Super Bowl matchup.

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Ex-Secret Service Agent: Management Should Be More Proactive

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 6:32am

Former Secret Service agent Jonathan Wackrow spent five years on President Obama's detail. He talks to NPR's Rachel Martin about the problems that have led to the agency's current scandals.

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Court Awards Sly Stone $5 Million In Lost Royalties

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 6:32am

Singer Sly Stone has been awarded $5 million in damages and lost royalties. He claimed his manager and lawyer hadn't paid him royalties between 1989 and 2000.

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As In Greece, Voters In Spain Appear Ready To Oust Conservatives

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 6:32am

Thousands of supporters of the Spanish anti-austerity party, Podemos, marched through Madrid on Saturday. Polls show they could defeat Spain's mainstream parties in elections this year.

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Democrat Seeks Limits On Operations Against ISIS

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 6:32am

Rep. Adam Schiff of California plans to introduce a bill that would authorize military operations against ISIS. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Rep. Schiff about the new legislation.

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Jordan Waits On Fate Of Its ISIS Prisoner

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 6:32am

The prisoner swap between the self-proclaimed Islamic State and Jordan is at a standstill. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to reporter Taylor Luck about how Jordanians are reacting to the hostage situation.

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'Mormon Stories' Podcast Founder Contemplates Excommunication

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 6:32am

John Dehlin of the Mormon Stories podcast will soon find out if he has been excommunicated from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to him before his hearing.

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Family Struggles With Father's Wish To Die If Pain Overwhelms

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 6:32am

Robert Schwimmer, 66, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2013; he wants to hasten his death if he finds himself in agonizing pain. But assisted suicide is illegal in his family's home state.

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In Sweden, Remote-Control Airport Is A Reality

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 6:32am

Sweden is the first country in the world to use new technology to land passenger airplanes remotely. At an airport in a tiny town, flights are guided by operators sitting miles away.

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A Portrait Of The Boy Band As Grown Men: Backstreet Boys' New Documentary

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 6:32am

Nick Carter and A.J. McLean discuss how life has changed for themselves and their bandmates in 20 years of making music together.

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Class Of 2015 Faces The World: Introducing The 'Howard Project'

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 4:52am

NPR's Weekend Edition will spend a few months following four seniors from Howard University in Washington, D.C., to tap into the challenges and preoccupations of soon-to-be college graduates.

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College Life Doesn't Have To Mean Crummy Cuisine, Says Dorm Room Chef

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 4:44am

Sick of dining hall pizza, public health student Emily Hu taught herself how to cook — even with no oven. Now she's hoping to inspire her peers to pick up cooking skills and healthier eating habits.

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