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California Drought Hit Farmers, Farm Workers Especially Hard In 2014

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 4:23pm

Cannon Michael, a sixth-generation farmer in Los Banos, Calif., tells NPR's Arun Rath how he lost almost 20 percent of his typical revenue and was forced to lay off several workers.

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In New York, Some Police Funeral Rites Go Back To The Civil War

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 4:23pm

Today's funeral service in New York for the two police officers killed last week is part of a long tradition in that city — with modern-day additions like helicopters flying in formation.

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Slain NYPD Officer's Funeral Draws Mourners From Around The Country

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 4:23pm

The funeral for slain police officer Rafael Ramos was held today. Ramos, along with his partner, was gunned down by a man said to be avenging the killings of black men at the hands of police.

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Facebook Finds That Not All Users Like The 'Year In Review' App

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 3:18pm

The social media giant's "Year in Review" app has upset some who prefer to forget 2014's unpleasant memories.

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Help (Still) Wanted: A Plumber For A Rural Town In Maine

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 2:58pm

In August, a couple in Jackman, Maine, created a scholarship for a student willing to train as a plumber and come back to work in the rural town. Months later, no student has taken the plunge.

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Dwarf Galaxy, Long Overlooked, Discovered In Our 'Hood

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 1:48pm

Tiny Kks3, 7 million light years distant, is made up mostly of star stuff that's just a billion or so years younger than the Big Bang.

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Pakistan Says It's Killed Dozens Of Extremists In Military Operation

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 11:50am

The operation in tribal North Waziristan involved airstrikes and ground forces, the Pakistan military says.

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TMZ TMI

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 11:08am

We listen back to our favorite celebrity stories of the year.

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Weird Science

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 11:08am

A quick trip through the many, many scientific studies we covered in 2014.

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Artsy, But Mostly Fatsy

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 11:08am

We look back at the arts and culture stories we covered this year.

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ESPNPR

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 11:08am

Our coverage of the big stories in sports this year: A-Rod gets suspended, the Sochi Olympics, and the World Cup.

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The Good, The Bad, And The Donald Sterling

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 11:08am

Highlights from our coverage of the crisis in Ukraine, the legalization of marijuana in Colorado, Obamacare, and the Los Angeles Clippers.

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Tech Week: Video Game Console Sites Attacked; Uber's Crazy Year

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 10:31am

In our weekly roundup of tech headlines, Sony and Microsoft video game console sites streaming The Interview were possibly hacked, and a look at Uber's year of hyper-growth and backlash.

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Finding A Jury Of Your Peers Actually Is Pretty Complicated

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 9:55am

Prospective jurors can be dismissed for lateness, the financial burden of taking off work, or any number of other reasons. Add race as a consideration and jury selection can take weeks to complete.

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