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Ford's New Aluminum F-150, VW Golf Take Top Detroit Auto Show Honors

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 10:44am

Also notable was the unveiling of General Motors' all-electric Chevrolet Bolt concept car, which seems a clear rival to the Tesla.

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What Those George Clooney Jokes Know About Red Carpet Culture

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 10:31am

George Clooney's September marriage has been the subject of a lot of jabs that are only sort of about him.

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Open Forum

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 10:29am

Want to post a comment about something we're not covering? Here's a space for readers to share their thoughts about media, policy and NPR's journalism.

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Pakistani School, At Center Of Taliban Massacre, Reopens

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 10:23am

Taliban militants killed about 150 people at the military school in an attack last month. Students returned Monday amid heavy security.

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5 Years After Haiti's Earthquake, Where Did The $13.5 Billion Go?

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 10:06am

Governments and nonprofits have insisted on keeping control of their projects in Haiti. So projects have cost several times more than they should. And Haiti is a long way from "building back better."

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KEXP Presents: Alvvays

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 9:54am

The Toronto band channels a throwback pop-rock sound that's eternally appealing. Watch the group perform the witty, wistful "Archie, Marry Me" in the studio.

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First Watch: Mount Eerie, 'This'

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 9:48am

Punctuated by droning organ, close harmonies and frenzied flutes, Mount Eerie's new video aims to make dream logic literal in a series of images inspired by Scandinavian mythology.

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Your Online Avatar May Reveal More About You Than You Think

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 9:46am

Even if your avatar for games and social media doesn't look at all like you, it still says a lot about your personality, a study finds. Want to look friendly? Skip the shades, wear a sweater.

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NPR Appoints Longtime Print Reporter As New Ombudsman

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 8:35am

Elizabeth Jensen, who has written extensively about public broadcasting, says she is keen to explain NPR's journalistic choices to the public and offer criticism when warranted.

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NYPD Officers Have Faced Light Punishments For Chokeholds, Report Finds

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 7:51am

The Inspector General found chokeholds were sometimes used as a first act of physical force and in the 10 cases reviewed, most officers were given light punishments.

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Top Stories: Kerry Will Visit Paris; Golden Globes Honor Online Shows

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 7:41am

Also: Divers locate the second AirAsia black box but must retrieve it; Boko Haram may have used a Nigerian child suicide bomber; and two Tuskegee Airmen and lifelong friends die on the same day.

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Learning About The Human Mind, Magically

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 7:07am

What makes something a good magic trick? Commentator Tania Lombrozo discusses new research on what our intuitions about magic tricks may tell us about human cognition.

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