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2 Police Officers Killed In Ambush In New York  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 19:25:00 -0500
The two officers were shot inside of their marked patrol car in Brooklyn. The suspected gunman has died of a self-inflicted gunshot. 
Montana Shooter Found Guilty Despite State's 'Castle Doctrine'  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 17:05:00 -0500
More than 30 states have laws that allow people to use deadly force if they have a reasonable fear for their life or property. But this week, a Montana jury said that type of law has its limits. 
Many States Now Have $2 Gasoline, Analyst Says  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 16:20:00 -0500
An analyst from GasBuddy.com says 24 states have at least one station with the price per gallon at $1.99 or less. 
Decorated Tuskegee Airman Lowell Steward Dies At 95  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 14:38:00 -0500
He flew nearly 150 missions and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, but after the war, Steward returned home and was denied a mortgage because of his skin color. 
Hollywood Pros Fear A Chilling Effect After Sony Bows To Hackers  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 10:53:00 -0500
Some in the entertainment industry are wondering if they'll have to be careful now about the stories they tell or the jokes they make in the wake of Sony's withdrawal of The Interview
4 Gitmo Prisoners Released For Return To Afghanistan  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 10:25:00 -0500
The inmates were sent home on a request from the new Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani. It is the latest in a series of moves to draw down the prison population by sending prisoners abroad. 
Russia Says It Won't 'Cave In' To New Western Sanctions  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 09:48:00 -0500
The reaction comes after President Obama signed an executive order on Friday slapping economic sanctions on Crimea, a day after the EU approved similar measures. 
A Snail So Hardcore It's Named After A Punk Rocker  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 09:13:00 -0500
Inspired by the snails' spiky shells and acid-loving nature, researchers named the new species Alviniconcha strummeri, after Clash frontman Joe Strummer. 
'Going There' in 2014  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 09:03:16 -0500
Michel Martin has spent much of the last few months on the road, and she has been moved by the people she's met and the stories they've shared with her. She remembers her 'Top 5' moments of 2014. 
North Korea Has An Interesting Offer. And Another Threat  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 08:40:00 -0500
The secretive regime denies any involvement with the Sony Pictures hack and says the U.S. must allow it to help find the real culprit. Or else. 
Twelve Weeks To A Six-Figure Job  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 08:03:16 -0500
With that pitch, coder boot camps are poised to get much, much bigger. Is this a new education delivery system? 
Author: Cuban Dissidents Feel Betrayed By Obama's Action  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 07:33:21 -0500
In the wake of the announcement that the U.S. is restoring relations with Cuba, some Cuban exiles are wary. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Cuban-American author Carlos Eire about his reaction to the news. 
Obama: Sony Should Have Talked To Him Before Pulling 'The Interview'  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 07:33:00 -0500
The FBI has concluded North Korea was responsible for the cyber attack on Sony Pictures. NPR's Scott Simon talks with White House correspondent Scott Horsley about what happens now. 
Obama Wraps Up A 'Breakthrough' 2014  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 07:33:00 -0500
President Obama held his year-end press conference Friday, insisting 2014 has been a "breakthrough year for America." He also addressed the Sony hack attack and his recent executive action on Cuba. 
At One Retirement Home, Residents Run A TV Channel  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 05:23:00 -0500
The show must go on, as they say in the business. That's especially true at one Los Angeles retirement community, where old industry pros keep busy by producing TV shows for their contemporaries. 
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National News From NPR
2 Police Officers Killed In Ambush In New York  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 19:25:00 -0500
Montana Shooter Found Guilty Despite State's 'Castle Doctrine'  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 17:05:00 -0500
Many States Now Have $2 Gasoline, Analyst Says  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 16:20:00 -0500
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Gunman kills two New York policemen  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 05:14:26 GMT
Mother charged with Cairns murders  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 03:43:22 GMT
US insists North Korea behind hack  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 00:47:59 GMT
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