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Around the Nation
6:48 am
Tue February 24, 2015

When The Goal Of An Email Is To Stir A Sense Of Dread

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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Virginia Heffernan and Paul Ford are sending each other bogus e-mails - messages you would hate to receive at work. They publish them on Medium.

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4:09 am
Tue February 24, 2015

Why Finding A Jury For Death Penalty Cases Is Complicated

Originally published on Tue February 24, 2015 2:25 pm

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4:09 am
Tue February 24, 2015

NFL Rivals May Team Up To Share Stadium

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NPR Story
4:09 am
Tue February 24, 2015

Venezuela's President Cracks Down On Opposition Lawmakers

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4:09 am
Tue February 24, 2015

Residents Fear Fighting In Ukraine Will Move To Kharkiv

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Movies
9:12 am
Mon February 23, 2015

Oscars Get Political, As Acceptance Speeches Wade Into Social Issues

Originally published on Mon February 23, 2015 2:02 pm

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Asia
6:27 am
Mon February 23, 2015

Obama Tree Isn't Dead; It Just Looks That Way

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Around the Nation
6:22 am
Mon February 23, 2015

Fake IDs Backfire On Pa. College Students

Originally published on Mon February 23, 2015 10:25 am

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Business
5:17 am
Mon February 23, 2015

White House Moves To Protect Investors From Bad Retirement Advice

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4:54 am
Mon February 23, 2015

Wil Smith, Single Dad And Beloved StoryCorps Participant, Dies At 46

Wil Smith visited StoryCorps with his daughter, Olivia, in Sheffield, Mass.
StoryCorps

Originally published on Mon February 23, 2015 5:50 pm

Wil Smith, a single dad whom listeners first met through StoryCorps in 2012, died Sunday at the age of 46. A few years ago he was diagnosed with colon cancer.

Smith attended Bowdoin College in Maine in the 1990s. When he enrolled, he was not just older than the other students, but was also raising his infant daughter, Olivia, on his own.

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4:02 am
Mon February 23, 2015

New Hospital Buildings Define Future Of Health Care

Originally published on Mon February 23, 2015 10:25 am

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4:02 am
Mon February 23, 2015

'Birdman,' Julianne Moore, Eddie Redmayne Win Big Oscar Prizes

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4:02 am
Mon February 23, 2015

Homeland Security Warns Of Terrorist Threats Against U.S. Malls

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Around the Nation
6:01 am
Fri February 20, 2015

Bad Weather Kept North Carolina Senators At Home — Except 1

Originally published on Fri February 20, 2015 7:10 am

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Around the Nation
6:01 am
Fri February 20, 2015

Harris Wittels, Coined Term Humblebrag, Dies At 30

Originally published on Fri February 20, 2015 7:10 am

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Around the Nation
5:24 am
Fri February 20, 2015

FEMA In Talks To Settle Sandy Flood Insurance Claims

Originally published on Fri February 20, 2015 11:50 am

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The Two-Way
4:32 am
Fri February 20, 2015

U.S. West Coast Port Dispute Forces Shippers To Find Alternatives

Trucks move containers at the Port of Long Beach in California on Tuesday. Contract negotiations between dockworkers and shipping companies have led to a slowdown on the piers.
Jae C. Hong AP

Originally published on Fri February 20, 2015 4:52 pm

The global shipping industry is a ferociously competitive business, and the trans-Pacific route — from Asia to the West Coast seaports of the U.S. — is considered one of the most lucrative routes. Normally, cargo ships carrying everything from fruits and vegetables to cars and electronics can count on getting into a berth at one of the 29 West Coast seaports in a reasonable time.

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Business
4:32 am
Fri February 20, 2015

Learning More About Longshoremen And Their Powerful Union

Originally published on Fri February 20, 2015 2:30 pm

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Music News
4:05 am
Fri February 20, 2015

First Listen: Public Service Broadcasting's 'Race For Space'

Originally published on Fri February 20, 2015 7:10 am

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Around the Nation
5:31 am
Thu February 19, 2015

Mayor Who Got Bit By Groundhog Loses Primary Election

Originally published on Thu February 19, 2015 6:56 am

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Around the Nation
5:23 am
Thu February 19, 2015

Massachusetts Seminary Doesn't Give Up Joking For Lent

Originally published on Thu February 19, 2015 6:56 am

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Planet Money
4:00 am
Thu February 19, 2015

Ecuador's Answer To The Global Cocoa Shortage

Originally published on Thu February 19, 2015 6:56 am

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Asia
4:00 am
Thu February 19, 2015

Safety Fears Force Changes To Mount Everest Route

Originally published on Thu February 19, 2015 6:56 am

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Europe
4:00 am
Thu February 19, 2015

Ukraine's President Appeals For U.N. Help To Maintain Truce

Originally published on Thu February 19, 2015 12:35 pm

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Europe
6:24 am
Wed February 18, 2015

Chinese Tourists Rename Famous British Landmarks

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World
5:34 am
Wed February 18, 2015

Is That A Seal? No, It's A Man Who Collapsed In The Snow

Originally published on Wed February 18, 2015 6:24 am

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4:12 am
Wed February 18, 2015

Examining The Entourage Effect

Originally published on Wed February 18, 2015 6:24 am

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NPR's Shankar Vedantam regularly comes in to talk about social science research. He's here now for a brief chat about a phenomenon he's going to introduce us to. It's called the entourage effect. What is it, Shankar?

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4:12 am
Wed February 18, 2015

Minneapolis' Plan Designed To Combat Recruiting By Radical Groups

Originally published on Wed February 18, 2015 6:24 am

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NPR Story
4:12 am
Wed February 18, 2015

How ISIS Has Expanded Beyond Its Syrian Stronghold

Demonstrators chant pro-Islamic State slogans as they carry the extremist group's flags in front of the provincial government headquarters in Mosul, 225 miles northwest of Baghdad, in June 2014.
AP

Originally published on Wed February 18, 2015 4:51 pm

The self-proclaimed Islamic State, or ISIS, first became a powerhouse in Syria, but it has rapidly spread throughout the broader region.

The most recent example came in a video that surfaced Sunday in Libya, purportedly showing 21 men, mostly Egyptian Coptic Christians, being decapitated on a beach.

ISIS now appears to be active in several countries. NPR reporters in Iraq, Egypt and Afghanistan discuss the group's growing clout.

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Around the Nation
6:58 am
Tue February 17, 2015

Oscar Mayer Wienermobile Damaged In Pennsylvania Crash

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