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Winter's Final Punch? Forecasters Say Maybe  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 09:34:59 -0500
Up to 10 inches of snowfall is possible in some areas of the mid-Atlantic and a slippery "wintry mix" causes the closing of federal government offices. 
'Grand Bargain' In Workers' Comp Unravels, Harming Injured Workers Further  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 09:19:53 -0500
Changes to workers' compensation laws mean families and government bear more of the costs that result from injuries on the job. 
North Korea: Attack On U.S. Ambassador Is 'Deserved Punishment'  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 08:22:24 -0500
Pyongyang said it welcomed the attack on Mark Lippert, who was assaulted in Seoul by a knife-wielding political activist who said he opposed joint U.S.-South Korea military exercises. 
Hillary Clinton Asks State Dept. To Release Her Emails To The Public  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 07:08:00 -0500
The State Department says it will review thousands of messages for possible release. Clinton announced her intentions Wednesday, after a House panel issued a subpoena for some of the emails. 
The Legacy Of Booker T. Washington Revisited  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 07:03:16 -0500
In the centennial year of Booker T. Washington's death, for our 50 Great Teachers project NPR Ed decided to look back at his leadership. 
Federal Regulators Link Workers' Comp Failures To Income Inequality  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 04:03:00 -0500
Changes to workers' compensation laws mean families and government bear more of the costs that result from injuries on the job. 
Jaw Fossil In Ethiopia Likely Oldest Ever Found In Human Line  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 03:45:00 -0500
The 2.8 million-year-old bone may mark the first human branch in the primate family tree. It wasn't just a bigger brain that marked the shift, scientists say. It was also big changes in the mouth. 
Infertility Clinic Courts Controversy With Treatment That Recharges Eggs  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 03:43:00 -0500
The technique aims to rejuvenate a woman's eggs using mitochondria from cells extracted from her ovaries. A Toronto clinic's first births are due soon, and some doctors are worried about side effects. 
House Approves Amtrak Funding, Rewrites Rules To Allow Furry Riders  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 23:08:00 -0500
The bill freezes funding at current levels for four years, and lets some pets ride the rails with their owners. It also separates the high-ridership Northeast Corridor from the rest of the system. 
Justices Roberts And Kennedy Hold Key Votes In Health Law Case  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 19:40:00 -0500
No telling yet which side will win. But did Justice Kennedy's mixed signals Wednesday hint that he was leaning toward the administration's view of federal subsidies for health insurance? 
Dump The Lumps: The World Health Organization Says Eat Less Sugar  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:54:00 -0500
WHO says there's strong evidence that excessive sugar is bad for us. So it's recommending that we cut back significantly. 
Northwest Oil Terminal Plan Would Mean Jobs — And More Oil Trains  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:28:38 -0500
Oil companies hope to build the nation's largest oil-by-rail terminal on the Columbia River in Washington. Proponents say it will bring economic growth, but others fear it could mean fiery accidents. 
Clinton's Use Of Personal Email Could Hamper Archiving Efforts  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:27:00 -0500
NPR's Melissa Block talks to Jason R. Baron, former director of litigation at the National Archives, about federal laws governing email. 
Boston Marathon Bombing Trial Opens With Admission Of Guilt  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:17:00 -0500
Opening statements began Wednesday in the trial of alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Both the defense and prosecution agree Tsarnaev is guilty, but they differ on why he did it. 
A Snowshoe Trek From An Adirondack Mountain Summit  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:26:33 -0500
It's been a bitter cold month in the Northeast. This audio postcard is from a snowshoe trip to New York's Adirondack Mountains, on a day so frigid that the trees were cracking and popping. 
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National News From NPR
Winter's Final Punch? Forecasters Say Maybe  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 09:34:59 -0500
'Grand Bargain' In Workers' Comp Unravels, Harming Injured Workers Further  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 09:19:53 -0500
North Korea: Attack On U.S. Ambassador Is 'Deserved Punishment'  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 08:22:24 -0500
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US envoy survives Korea knife attack  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:43:33 GMT
Thousands flee battle for Iraqi city  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:23:01 GMT
Top US circus to end elephant act  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:19:03 GMT
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