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College Students Warned Of Missing Snake

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 5:57am

Staff and students at Castleston State College in Vermont were emailed this week about a missing Brazilian rainbow boa constrictor. But don't worry, the email said, the snake only eats mice.

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Jordan Strikes At ISIS; Obama Said To Be Preparing To Request War Powers

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 5:50am

Repeated airstrikes on the self-described Islamic State are "the beginning of our retaliation" for the extremist group's brutal killing of a captured pilot, Jordan's foreign minister says.

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Researchers Probe Horrors Behind Deaths At Florida School For Boys

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 4:02am

After three years of work at a now closed Florida reform school, researchers have found new evidence of violent abuse and unreported deaths.(Stations note: Some listeners may find the information in this segment difficult to hear).

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Senate Hearing Learns Of No Clear Plan To Close Guantanamo

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 4:02am

More than 100 detainees remain locked up at the prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. President Obama wants Guantanamo closed, but no solution is yet in sight to close it.

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Economists Expect Unemployment Data To Show A Pullback In Job Creation

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 4:02am

The energy sector has started laying off workers as sharply falling oil prices have slowed drilling activity. Analysts will be sifting through the government's monthly employment report, which will be released Friday morning, to see what affect that's having on U.S. job creation overall.

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EU Leaders To Present Ukraine Peace Plan To Putin

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 4:02am

French President Francois Hollande and Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel travel to Moscow on Friday for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the crisis in Ukraine.

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New Diplomacy Round Sparked After Upsurge In Eastern Ukraine Fighting

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 4:02am

The renewed crisis in Ukraine has further strained relations between the U.S. and Russia, just as Secretary of State John Kerry visits the Ukrainian capital Kiev.

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Caring Mom Is Picture Of Unconditional Love, Injured Son Says

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 4:02am

In this week's StoryCorps, we hear from a man who was badly injured in a car accident. He can't walk or talk and communicates through a computerized voice. He thanks his mother for taking care of him.

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Federally Regulated Banks Begin To Work With States' Pot Businesses

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 4:02am

For legal marijuana businesses, getting a bank account can be a challenge. Many banks are unwilling to do business with them. How do banks decide which marijuana businesses are worth the risk?

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'Jupiter Ascending' Displays Wachowksi Siblings' Success, Weakness

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 4:02am

If you know science fiction filmmaking, you know the name Wachowski. Siblings Larry and Lana Wachowski have been working in that field since The Matrix in 1999.

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Ala. Chief Justice Stirs Controversy Before Gay Marriage Becomes Legal

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 4:02am

On Monday, Alabama is set to join more than three dozen states with gay marriage. But the state's chief justice tells probate judges they're not bound to follow a federal court's order.

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RadioShack Files For Bankruptcy; Sprint To Share Space With Some Stores

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 4:02am

For decades the brand was best known as a convenience store for techies. Now it's trying to salvage some of its stores by partnering with Sprint, one of its biggest creditors.

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Refugees Find A Closing Of Sweden's Open-Door Immigration Policy

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 4:02am

Ethnic and political tensions are growing in Sweden, a country traditionally known for its openness and tolerance. In some cases, the victims of discrimination are also perpetrators.

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Ebola Crisis Leads To Calls To Restructure World Health Organization

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 4:02am

The WHO's inability to quickly contain the outbreak is highlighting flaws in the agency's structure, and critics say pushing through real change will be incredibly difficult.

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Listeners To NPR: Why Don't We Track Planes Like We Do Ships?

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 2:58am

Geoff Brumfiel, the physics guy on our science desk, helps us land on the right answer.

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Out Of The Shadows, TV Star Shines A Light On Immigration

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 2:57am

Actress Diane Guerrero now stars on shows Jane the Virgin and Orange is the New Black. But when she was a teenager, her parents were deported. She tells Michel Martin how it shaped her life.

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An Unlikely Alliance Fights HIV In The Bronx's Afro-Honduran Diaspora

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 2:55am

Thousands of Garifuna people — Hondurans of African descent — live in New York City. A doctor there is reaching out to Garifuna faith healers to test and treat members of that community who have HIV.

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