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Measles Outbreak Linked To Disneyland Hits Over 70 Cases  Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:02:00 -0500
A measles outbreak linked to Disneyland in California has now infected over 70 people, many unvaccinated. NPR's Arun Rath talks with science writer Seth Mnookin, author of The Panic Virus
Patriots' Coach: Team 'Followed Rules' On Inflation Of Footballs  Sat, 24 Jan 2015 16:09:00 -0500
Bill Belichick says that after an exhaustive investigation he determined that temperature differences between the locker room and the field inadvertently caused the discrepancies. 
As U.S. Reengages With Cuba, Art Museums Make a Trade  Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:42:00 -0500
The Bronx Museum of the Arts and Cuba's National Museum of Fine Arts are exchanging works from their collections. It's the largest art exchange between the two countries in more than 50 years. 
Should Shared Ancestry Force A Judge's Recusal?  Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:42:00 -0500
An Iranian-American immigration judge is suing the Department of Justice over its requirement that she not hear cases involving Iranians. 
The Drone War's Bottleneck: Too Many Targets, Not Enough Pilots  Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:42:00 -0500
Much of America's military campaign in Iraq and Syria is conducted by drones. NPR's Scott Simon talks with U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff General Mark Welsh about the shortage of drone pilots. 
Obama's India Visit Arrives At A Moment Of Optimism  Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:42:00 -0500
President Obama arrives in India Saturday to visit Prime Minister Narendra Modi. NPR's Scott Simon talks to India correspondent Julie McCarthy about what the trip means for U.S.-India relations. 
Netanyahu Speech To Congress Is High-Risk, High-Reward, Analysts Say  Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:42:00 -0500
Israelis are watching the latest spat between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the White House — which could worsen his country's global standing, but win him votes in Israel's March elections. 
U.S. Once Had Universal Child Care, But Rebuilding It Won't Be Easy  Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:42:00 -0500
In his State of the Union address, President Obama referenced a little-remembered, WWII-era federal child care program, holding it up as an example he hopes to emulate with expanded federal subsidies. 
Why A Black Man's Murder Often Goes Unpunished In Los Angeles  Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:42:00 -0500
From witnesses to reluctant gang members, Jill Leovy says, "everybody's terrified." Her book, Ghettoside, uses the story of one murder to explore the city's low arrest rate when black men are killed. 
Obama To Cut Short India Visit For Stop In Saudi Arabia  Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:10:00 -0500
The president will shave one day from the planned three-day visit to India to make room in his schedule to visit the new Saudi king in Riyadh. 
App Links Sex Assault Survivors To Help, But Who Downloads It?  Sat, 24 Jan 2015 07:57:00 -0500
The D.C.-based smartphone tool connects people with a ride to the hospital and a team of medical professionals trained in dealing with sexual assault. But students aren't rushing to download the app. 
A Japanese Singing Competition Blooms In Colorado  Sat, 24 Jan 2015 07:56:00 -0500
Kohaku Uta Gassen is a popular singing competition with roots in Japan. It came to the U.S. with a generation of immigrants from that country, and Denver's Kohaku is still thriving today. 
4-Year Prison Term For Colorado Woman Over Plot To Join ISIS  Fri, 23 Jan 2015 21:01:00 -0500
When she was arrested, Conley was living in the Denver suburb of Arvada. She told FBI agents that she planned to live with a man in Syria and be a camp nurse for ISIS there. 
'Modern Farmer' Owner Says It Will Live On, Despite Staff Exit  Fri, 23 Jan 2015 19:04:42 -0500
Several people associated with Modern Farmer tweeted their farewells to the magazine that became known for printing arch photos of handsome animals and writing audacious headlines. 
Auto Loan Surge Fuels Fears Of Another Subprime Crisis  Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:44:00 -0500
Dealers are extending loans to a growing number of people with weak credit, and more of them are having trouble making payments. The situation is evoking comparisons to the subprime mortgage boom. 
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Measles Outbreak Linked To Disneyland Hits Over 70 Cases  Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:02:00 -0500
Patriots' Coach: Team 'Followed Rules' On Inflation Of Footballs  Sat, 24 Jan 2015 16:09:00 -0500
As U.S. Reengages With Cuba, Art Museums Make a Trade  Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:42:00 -0500
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