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How Does Singing Help Achieve Stillness?

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 8:21am

Megan Washington is one of Australia's most popular singer-songwriters, and since childhood she has had a stutter. She discusses how she finds quiet and serenity in singing.

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How Do Years Of Silence Change Someone?

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 8:21am

For almost three decades, John Francis has been a planetwalker, traveling the globe by foot and sail with a silent message of environmental responsibility. For 17 years he didn't speak a word.

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Why Do We Undervalue Introverts?

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 8:21am

In a culture where being social and outgoing are celebrated, it can be difficult to be an introvert. Susan Cain argues introverts bring extraordinary talents to the world, and should be celebrated.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Foxcatcher' And The Art Of The Trailer

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 7:40am

On this week's show, we look at the eerie film Foxcatcher, the world of trailers, and what's making us happy this week.

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The Raiders (Finally) Claim Victory, In Game Against Chiefs

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 7:18am

Yes. That's news, because the Oakland Raiders had lost 16 games in a row, the fourth-longest losing streak in NFL history.

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Top Stories: Some Guantanamo Detainees Moved; Aereo Bankrupt

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 7:14am

Also: Secretary of State John Kerry leaves nuclear talks with Iranian negotiators; a federal judge will soon decide a New Jersey sports betting case; and the NFL's Buffalo game will move to Detroit.

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Who's Dreaming Now? Obama Opponents Do A Weapons Check On Immigration

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 6:55am

At the Republican Governors Association meeting in Florida, 2016 presidential contenders vied to be the most outraged. But here too, the focus was less on the policy than on the unilateral process.

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GOP Rep. Cole Believes Obama Is Over-Reaching His Powers

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 6:44am

President Obama outlined his plans to overhaul immigration by executive action in a speech Thursday night. For reaction, Arun Rath talks to Republican Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma.

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Still Reeling From SCOTUS Decision, Aereo Files For Bankruptcy

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 6:37am

The streaming company's founder said fallout from a Supreme Court ruling in favor of TV networks proved "too difficult to overcome."

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U.S. Transfers 5 Guantanamo Detainees To Georgia, Slovakia

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 5:36am

Four of them become the first Yemeni detainees to be transferred since 2010. There are still 143 men at the American prison in Guantanamo.

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Venice Bans Rolling Suitcases

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 5:24am

Officials in Venice are banning wheelie suitcases because of the noise they make. Tourists could be fined under the new regulations.

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Device Lets You Experience A Hockey Hit

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 5:20am

The Hockey News says you put the device under one of the legs of your couch, and it receives signals from your TV. If there's one of those brutal hits on screen, you will be jolted by your couch.

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Obama Bypasses Congress To Shield Immigrants From Deporation

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:08am

As many as 5 million people who entered the United States illegally will at least temporarily not be subject to deportation.

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Iran Nuclear Negotiators Face Monday Deadline

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:01am

The temporary agreement limiting Iran's nuclear program expires on Monday and negotiators are working down to the wire for a new deal. Secretary of State John Kerry has joined the talks.

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White House Adviser Cecilia Munoz Answers Immigration Questions

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:01am

For more on President Obama's immigration plan, Steve Inskeep and NPR's Scott Horsley talk to Cecilia Munoz, assistant to the president and director of the White House Domestic Policy Council.

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Nearly Deported, Felipe Diosdado Fights To Stay In U.S.

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep talks to Felipe Diosdado and his son about what life is like for families when some members are illegal, and could be kicked out of the country at any moment.

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Obama Defies Republicans, Lays Out Immigration Policy

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:01am

Republicans are threatening to resist working with President Obama after his announcement on Thursday night that he will issue an executive order to enact some immigration changes.

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'Hunger Games: Mockingjay' Opens Where 'Catching Fire' Ended

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:01am

The final novel of the trilogy has been cut into two pictures. This one is a placeholder film. It exists to smooth the transition from its successful predecessors to a glorious concluding part.

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Violence Breaks Out At Protest For Missing Mexican Students

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:01am

Marchers took to Mexico City' streets to protest the government's handling of the disappearance and presumed murder of 43 students. Mexico's president has been criticized for his handling of the case.

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CDC Tries Old-School Epidemiology To Fight Ebola

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:01am

In Liberia, Ebola runs rampant in rural areas. In response, officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are trying Rapid Response Teams which "flood the zone" and isolate cases.

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